2018 Year in Review

2018 was our best year yet with £195M invested

on the platform and 186 successful pitches


And we were named
"Most Trusted" Global Equity Platform 2018

Successful pitches 

on the platform

186

Industry-leading

pitch success rate

74%

Number of sectors

funded businesses came from

17

Largest EU funded deal was Sono Motors who raised from over 760 investors.

€6.1M

Businesses from 12 countries raised on Seedrs in 2018, including: 

Largest funded deal was TransferGo who raised from

over 1,000 investors.

€11.2M

What entrepreneurs are saying about Seedrs

“As a company with a strong community following, it was difficult for us to trust an external brand with our reputation. However, from start to finish, Seedrs treated our company as if it were their own and took away the burden that comes with raising large sums of money from a large number of investors. With the guidance and support of Seedrs, Revolut was able to conclude another record-breaking campaign.” 

Nikolay Storonsky, Founder & CEO at Revolut

“We have always maintained the key reason for going to ‘the crowd’ is beyond the money. Seedrs enabled us to build a community of over 1,000 advocates, and helped us raise £500k in our first round and £1m in the second. In our last raise, we reached our funding target in just 2 days, with Seedrs providing great support throughout which felt like an extension of our own team.” 

Niall Barton and Darius Kumana, Co-founders of Wrisk

“Since raising £650,000 on Seedrs, Miso Tasty has launched into over 700 Tesco stores across the UK. Our mission is to become the leading Japanese-inspired meal and snack brand, and we’re thrilled to have 600 Seedrs investors on the journey with us. The support from investors and the Seedrs team post-raise has been brilliant in helping us grow our brand as we look to scale nationally and beyond.”

Bonnie Chung, Founder of Miso Tasty

Our biggest ever year saw £195M invested into pitches.

Investments were made
with an average of over £2,675 per investment.

72,500+

Number of countries that investment came from.

60

Most investments made 

by a single investor.

143

Average number of investments in a Seedrs portfolio.

7

Growth in investment into pitches, compared to 2017.

~60%

Investor conversations
with entrepreneurs
on the platform.

10,000+

Venture capitalists and institutional investors continued to actively co-invest with Seedrs, including:

The Seedrs Anchor Investor Service helped find institutional capital for Seedrs portfolio and new businesses raising on the platform.

Investment offers made by investor partners through the
Seedrs Anchor Service.

£17M

Number of businesses that received investment offers using the Seedrs Anchor Service.

15

What investors are saying about Seedrs

"Investing in startups on Seedrs is easy because they take care of all the administration and I can view my portfolio online anytime. I’ve been building my Seedrs portfolio for five years now and always look to spread the risk amongst different sectors and stages." 

Emma Collins, Company Director and Seedrs investor

"Until Seedrs, the opportunity to invest personally in early-stage and growth ventures didn’t exist. I’m pleased to see Seedrs take investor protections seriously, offering a wide range of investment opportunities and continuing to innovate with products like their Secondary Market."

Andrew Rubio, Chief Executive at Financial Services firm and Seedrs investor

We had another year of industry-first launches and continued traction on existing products

Number of companies that have had shares sold on the Seedrs Secondary Market.

300+

Investor exits achieved
since launch.

5,800+

Pitches have received 
investment through AutoInvest since launch.

50+

We launched an investment automation industry-first with AutoInvest.

The Seedrs Secondary Market continued to see tremendous growth over the past twelve months.

Our support continued for Seedrs portfolio companies

Seedrs Alumni returned to raise further funding on our platform.

71

There are now 50+ partners in the Seedrs Alumni Club to support our portfolio business' growth.

Seedrs Alumnus, Revolut,

became a unicorn after their Series C valued them at $1.7B.

$1.7B

We had 2 highly-accomplished non-executive directors join the board; Ian McCaig and Mark Brooker.

2

 Seedrs reached £500M invested into pitches on the platform since launch.

We achieved some great milestones, launched more
industry-first products and received some great accolades.

Seedrs released the latest report in its industry leading Portfolio Update series, which aims to bring transparency and data to the asset class. 

Portfolio

We kicked-off even more exclusive strategic partnerships.

Industry Game Changer

Finance Technology of the Year

Equity Crowdfunding Platform of the Year 

in Europe

Most Trusted  Global Equity Crowdfunding Platform 

To all of the investors, entrepreneurs and partners who’ve made 2018 such a success, thank you.

We look forward further growth and innovation in 2019!

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