We’re thrilled to announce that at the moment, the two,000th marketing campaign was funded through the Seedrs platform. It’s a monumental milestone for us, and much more thrilling for the entire companies on the market doing impactful issues because of our communities’ investments. It follows our 1,000th profitable marketing campaign in 2020 (extra on that under), and with it taking us simply three years to assist the subsequent 1,000 — it’s a actual testomony to the traction of the platform, and the workforce right here at Seedrs.
The founders and companies which have raised on Seedrs are driving the change on the earth with their ambition, and so they couldn’t do it with out our unimaginable investor group, becoming a member of them on the journey. The potential success our traders proceed to see by the Seedrs platform is implausible for the world of personal investing, and we’re honoured to be main the cost in making these alternatives much more accessible to skilled and new traders alike..
We’re proud to work with the decided companies and devoted founders that work relentlessly to understand their visions and create the world of tomorrow. Every one of many 2,000 raises has been necessary and significant and we’d like to rejoice all of them, however we’ve picked out 10 of a few of the most standout raises, on the highway to us attaining that 2,000 funded quantity.
- Swogo – The primary elevate
We couldn’t rejoice our 2,000th elevate with out going proper again to the start, to the place it began. Swogo, the primary ever efficiently funded Seedrs marketing campaign went stay on thirteenth July 2012. Their cross-sell bundle expertise helps retailers like Decathlon and Sephora improve their margin and so they raised £17,500 from 47 traders from that first marketing campaign. Since then they’ve had 4 raises on Seedrs, leading to an exit alternative for traders in 2022, when Swogo was acquired by 1WorldSync. Buyers obtained from 9x to 16x on their funding relying on after they invested.
- Revolut – Some of the well-known
Revolut is among the world’s most well-known fintechs, boasting over 16 million customers globally. Revolut raised £3.8 million from over 4,000 traders on Seedrs in 2017 at a pre-money valuation of £275 million, and in 2018 they got unicorn standing. That valuation has since elevated by over 5,000%, with a whole bunch of Revolut shares traded on our Secondary Market each month.
It’s implausible to be part of such a recognisable firm’s journey and a testomony to the laborious work from the Revolut workforce.
- Senta – The biggest exit
Non-public investing is well-known for being excessive threat, but additionally excessive reward. We now have seen some nice outcomes for traders over the past 10 years and we thought we’d spotlight the very best returns from an exit on Seedrs ever.
Senta, a cloud-based follow administration platform for accountants, first raised on Seedrs in 2014 as a part of the 2014 Webstart Bristol cohort. After a couple of extra investing rounds, Senta was acquired in 2021 by IRIS Software program Group. For traders who have been capable of take full benefit of the SEIS reliefs that have been accessible on the primary two rounds of funding, first-round traders noticed as much as 332x complete return, with second-round traders attaining greater than 50x! What’s extra, these traders didn’t have to pay capital positive aspects tax because of the advantages of SEIS. An actual success story!
- Oddbox – Most feminine traders in a single spherical
In January 2023, female-founded Oddbox raised a convertible spherical on Seedrs, their fourth elevate on the platform. This marketing campaign noticed the very best variety of feminine traders in a single spherical, 1,294, and a better proportion than male traders within the spherical. Investing is historically seen as a male dominated area, however campaigns like this give us hope for extra gender range and equity throughout the trade. We’ve nonetheless obtained a strategy to go however we’re happy with this progress.
Oddbox ran a secondary share sale in 2021, when institutional investor Burda Principal Investments provided to purchase 1,001 Oddbox shares held by Seedrs. This gave our traders the chance to exit and realise returns on their funding. Buyers noticed 11.4x to 31.9x return on their funding, relying on which spherical they invested in.
On twenty fifth February 2020, we triumphantly reached the milestone of 1,000 funded corporations on Seedrs. The 1,000th marketing campaign to be funded was B Corp-certified Be taught Amp, a SaaS studying, engagement and efficiency platform for companies. Be taught Amp has raised on Seedrs 4 occasions and raised over £3.1m. The enterprise is prospering, with shoppers reminiscent of Metro Financial institution and Specsavers.
1,000 funded campaigns was an enormous milestone for us. To be at 2,000 simply 3 years later is a large achievement and displays the traction we constructed after years of laborious work.
In 2021 we made historical past. For the very first time in Europe, Seedrs opened up entry to a personal enterprise fund to the gang by partnering with one of many UK’s pre-eminent early-stage tech enterprise capital companies, Ardour Capital.
Since 2011 Ardour Capital has funded 96 early-stage tech startups, backing over 100 founders who’ve grown their groups to incorporate over 1,000 workforce members. Ardour Capital was the primary investor in family names like GoCardless, Monzo Financial institution, Lendable, Butternut Field, Marshmallow, Nested, and lots of extra.
However we didn’t cease with one enterprise capital fund. Ardour Capital was just the start. Eligible Seedrs traders have been capable of entry a collection of enterprise capital funds since, like JamJar and Seedcamp, to call a couple of.
- Cheeky Panda – Most profitable Secondary marketing campaign
Alongside our Major funding campaigns, at Seedrs we additionally provide Secondaries. This differs from a Major the place ‘new’ shares are issued by the enterprise – Secondaries provide fairness from current shareholders. Present shares are offered by current shareholders in change for liquidity, slightly than new shares being issued by the corporate elevating capital. We’re capable of assist shareholders exit in the identical manner that secondary VC funds can, with one easy transaction, because of the Seedrs Nominee.
Cheeky Panda’s promote out Secondary marketing campaign in 2021 was essentially the most profitable Secondary share sale on Seedrs with over £2.5m price of shares purchased.
When Cheeky Panda regarded on the Seedrs Secondary Market, they noticed that their shares have been a few of the most actively traded, in order that they knew there was a large demand. The shares have been buying and selling at a premium to their final valuation, displaying good urge for food, however there was a liquidity difficulty as most shareholders have been holding the inventory.
They determined to launch some further shares into the Seedrs market at a 20% premium, leading to an exit occasion for traders and essentially the most profitable Secondary share sale on Seedrs. Together with a convertible spherical, The Cheeky Panda has raised six occasions on Seedrs, a real investor favorite.
- AFC Wimbledon – Most traders in a single spherical
Based in 2003 and nicknamed The Dons, AFC Wimbledon was the primary soccer membership to boost on Seedrs in 2019. After a massively profitable rally of adoring followers, their first marketing campaign wins the highest spot for many traders in a single funding spherical on Seedrs at 5,053, making it a real fan-owned membership. The elevate helped them end their stadium and obtain their purpose to convey them residence to Plough Lane.
- Landbay – Most funding rounds on Seedrs
We love seeing startups returning to the platform and rising their investor group and its Landbay that tops the leaderboard for many variety of raises on Seedrs. They’ve raised 14 occasions (three of which have been pre-emptions), elevating a complete of £17.1m over ten years. Landbay is a mortgage lending platform for the rental sector with a purpose to turn into the go-to funding associate for buy-to-let traders. We’ll all the time be right here if Landbay wants us once more!
10. FoodMarble – 2,000th efficiently funded marketing campaign on Seedrs
We began with the primary efficiently funded marketing campaign on Seedrs so we’re going to finish on the newest, the two,000th funded marketing campaign. Let’s hear it for FoodMarble whose offered out pre-emption spherical has simply been efficiently funded!
FoodMarble takes the guesswork out of consuming with their clinically-validated digestive breath testing machine. Their superior units assist individuals with SIBO, IBS and sure digestive points monitor how their our bodies digest sure meals in real-time.
FoodMarble first got here to Seedrs on the finish of 2020, the place they raised €2,489,421 from 339 traders at a pre-money valuation of €9,009,499. FoodMarble has been going from power to power and firstly of 2023 they raised exterior funding and so opened up a pre-emption for Seedrs traders at an elevated pre-money valuation of €12,799,490. The pre-emption offered out and FoodMarble raised a complete of €993,833.
Some of the necessary advantages of investing by the Seedrs nominee is the pre-emption rights that our traders obtain – it permits traders to take care of their fairness proportion when the enterprise receives new funding.
We hope you have got loved this spherical up of a few of our most standout raises within the final 10 years. It’s been nice to look again and rejoice how far we’ve come. Thanks to the entire unimaginable entrepreneurs and traders which have been on this journey with us and we’re excited for the subsequent chapter.
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