2019 YEAR IN REVIEW

This year has been a record-breaking year here at Seedrs HQ as we continue to launch industry-firsts for our investors and fund Europe’s most ambitious businesses.


£283M

51

250

invested into campaigns on the platform

successful £1M+ campaigns 

(89% growth from 2018)

deals completed

Some Stats From the Year

93,737

75%

49%

individual investments made

funding success rate

growth in investment from 2018

11,467

157

17

investor conversations with entrepreneurs

the most investments by a single investor this year

businesses from 17 different sectors funded this year

Our Global Vision

Received investment from 78 different countries and businesses from 16 different countries raised on Seedrs.

We funded our first businesses from Denmark, Switzerland and Poland.

The Seedrs Secondary Market

We continued pioneering buying and selling shares in private companies with the Seedrs Secondary Market

317

394

companies in 2019

companies all-time

7,858

13,671

investor exits in 2019

investor exits all-time

In Q4 this year we made important changes to our market leading Secondary Market. You can now select sector filters, track the share price history before buying, and view which companies are trending.


Also, whilst it is still open for trading one week a month, the market will now remain open to view for the entire month. This means investors can research the companies they would like to buy shares in, and see what will be available to purchase before the trading window opens again.


Direct Investment

In November 2019 we introduced the Direct Investment feature through which investors can now hold and manage shares directly. To find out more, read our Executive Chairman's blog.

New Partners

Our First Ever Fund: the EIS100 Fund


In January 2019 we launched the EIS100 Fund, an innovative new product to offer investors passive exposure to the venture capital asset class at scale.


At the end of March 2019 we raised over £1.4M for the Fund.


Alumni Awards 

In 2019 we hosted our inaugural Alumni Awards evening in London. There were 9 winners, 6 corporate sponsors, and a spectacular view from the 24th floor of The Shard.

AutoInvest Goes From Strength to Strength

In 2019, AutoInvest triggered investment into 162 pitches on the platform.


We also continued developing the product and moved it out of Beta in March of this year with the launch of customisation and criteria.

What Our Customers Say About Us

Urban

Manilife

Smarterly

Manilife make nutritious, delicious products that inspire health, community and happiness.



Helping people save and invest direct from payroll, promoted by leading UK employers.

The wellness app that makes booking an on-demand massage at home easy and affordable.

Excellent

Very easy to make investments in companies you believe in. Whether it’s a large amount of small they cater for everyone. Definitely recommend for getting in to start up ventures.


Well done. Easy to understand and straightforward. The platform is easy to use and there are many interesting new ideas in this market.

Good customer service, easy to use platform and love the feature to sell shares to other Seedrs investors.

Craig

Stefania

Jason


Awards

To all the investors, entrepreneurs and partners who helped us make 2019 such a success: we thank you.


Here’s to making 2020 even better!

Investing involves risks, including loss of capital, illiquidity, lack of dividends and dilution, and should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. Please read the Risk Warnings before investing. Investments should only be made by investors who understand these risks. AutoInvest enables you to automatically invest in campaigns based on criteria you have selected. Each investment will be structurally the same as if you had invested into individual campaigns. Note that not all shares will be eligible for the secondary market and, even if they are, the ability to buy and sell shares will depend on demand. It can be difficult to find a buyer or seller, and investors should not assume that an early exit will be available just because a secondary market exists. This webpage has been approved as a financial promotion by Seedrs Limited ("Seedrs"), which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. 


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