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A look at the stats and highlights that made
2016

As we look ahead to 2017, we thought we’d take a look back at the people, companies and activity that have made up another record year for Seedrs.

2016 has been a year of incredible growth for Seedrs, including being named the most active investor in private companies in the UK

£85M+ invested into campaigns

159 deals funded

45,000+ investments made

£1,902 was the average investment

Investors from 65 countries

Average portfolio has 9 investments

203 investors per deal on average

14,000+ conversations started by investors with entrepreneurs

Businesses from 14 countries campaigned

We released our first-of-its-kind Portfolio Update, providing a comprehensive analysis of all Seedrs deals and their performance.

Report highlights (through 30 September 2016)

  • 375 deals have been completed across 15 diverse sectors.
  • Platform-wide 14.4% non-tax-adjusted IRR (tax-adjusted: 49.1%).
  • Investors with portfolios of 10+ investments have, on average, outperformed investors with fewer.

2016 has been an amazing year for funding deals on Seedrs, with multiple records broken.

Fastest Funded Deal

Tandem funded in 15 minutes

Highest Amount Raised

Perkbox raised over £4.35M

Highest Number of Investors

WeSwap (2,962 investors)

Most popular sector by number of campaigns

  1. Food & Beverage
  2. Travel Leisure & Sport
  3. Home & Personal
  4. Finance & Payments
  5. Content & Information

Stages of funded businesses
(percentages by amount raised)

Stages of businesses

Many of the Seedrs Alumni achieved great things in 2016. Here are just a few examples:

Veeqo

Series A and acquisition of ParcelBright

Poq

£2M Series A round

Adludio

£1.3M Series A round

Podpoint

£1.8M Series A round

Beeline

Design Museum award

DeskLodge

Named top workspace

Rare Pink

Rebrand and Techstars

Landbay

Partnership with Zoopla

FreeAgent

IPO on LSE's AIM market

We have had amazing companies join our portfolio this year, with a substantial number of co-investments being made by institutional and strategic partners.

Zoopla Property Group
co-invested in Landbay

Draper Esprit
co-invested in Perkbox

Unilever Ventures
co-invested in Blow LTD

Ascot Capital
co-invested in WeSwap

Seedcamp and TrueStart
co-invested in Beeline

500 Startups
co-invested in Bidvine


Here are some of our other co-investors in 2016

We now have 63 team members from 15 countries, across 5 offices. Here are just a few of their highlights from the year.

  • January 2016

    Named UK Business Innovator

    Bloomberg named Seedrs one of the top Business Innovators of the year.

  • February 2016

    Named top tech and seed-stage investor

    Research firm Beauhurst named Seedrs as the top tech and seed-stage investor in the UK.

  • March 2016

    Named in Maserati 100

    CEO and Co-Founder Jeff Lynn named as a member of the Maserati 100 in Centre for Entrepreneurs and Maserati's annual index

  • April 2016

    Seedrs participates in Upscale programme

    Seedrs joined The Upscale Programme from Tech City UK, which supports the fastest growing UK tech companies with their rapid scaling and international growth.

  • May 2016

    Most active investor in private companies

    Seedrs is named by Beauhurst as the most active investor in UK private companies and as having a 52% share of the equity crowdfunding market.

  • June 2016

    Most likely to join the unicorn club

    Seedrs named as one of Business Insider’s fintech sixteen brands ‘most likely to join the unicorn club’

  • July 2016

    Seedrs Benelux Opened for Business

    As we continue our push into Europe, we opened an Amsterdam office to cover the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.

  • August 2016

    Named platform of the year

    Seedrs wins ‘Equity Crowdfunding Platform Of The Year’ and CEO and Co-Founder Jeff Lynn wins ‘Gamechanger Of The Year’ at The Annual ACQ5 Funds Awards 2016

  • September 2016

    Launch of Portfolio Update

    We published our first-ever Portfolio Update. It included detailed data and commentary on the characteristics and performance of all the deals Seedrs funded from our launch in July 2012.

  • October 2016

    Continued Expansion as DACH Office Opened

    As the next stage of our push into Europe, we opened an office in Berlin to cover Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

  • November 2016

    Women in Fintech Powerlist

    It was great to see eight Seedrs team members featured in the Innovate Finance Women in Fintech Powerlist .

  • December 2016

    Seedrs Advisor Andy Murray named Sports Personality of the Year

    Andy Murray, Seedrs Strategic Advisor and Investor and world number one men's tennis player was named BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2016 .

  • Onwards
    to
    2017!

Here’s to 2017!

Thanks to all of the investors, entrepreneurs and partners who’ve made 2016 so brilliant. We can’t wait to see what great things happen in 2017!

To learn more about equity crowdfunding, discover great opportunities and invest, visit seedrs.com

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