Another record year for Seedrs – our 2016 Year In Review

Another record year for Seedrs – our 2016 Year In Review

3rd January 2017 by Simon Hiscox

We begun 2017 with over 460 deals funded since our launch and over £190 million invested into our campaigns. To mark the new year we took a look back at the people, companies and activity that have made up another record year for Seedrs in 2016.

  • Over £85 million invested into campaigns with 159 deals funded
  • Seedrs investors from 65 countries made 45,000 investments
  • Seedrs Alumnus FreeAgent became the first British equity crowdfunded business to IPO, giving Seedrs shareholders liquidity on a public stock exchange
  • We released our first-of-its-kind Portfolio Update, providing a comprehensive analysis of all Seedrs deals and their performance.

Jeff Lynn, Seedrs, CEO & Co Founder said “2016 has been the biggest year ever for Seedrs with an unprecedented amount of capital invested into 159 inspiring deals. In late summer, we continued our European expansion, despite the outcome on Brexit, opening offices in Berlin and Amsterdam. In September we released our inaugural Portfolio Update to illustrate to our investors the performance of their early-stage investment portfolio and in November we had the first ever IPO for a Seedrs crowdfunded business, by FreeAgent.”

View our full ‘Year in Review’ here.

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Simon Hiscox

Marketing Director

Digital Agency Kent