Freitag, 22. März 2013

Breaking Investment Records

Alysia Wanczyk from Seedrs reports:



We are continuing to see rapid growth in the amount invested through Seedrs, with the past month our strongest yet. We’ve now funded 18 startups in our first eight-and-a-half months of operation, making us by far the fastest-growing equity crowdfunding platform in Europe. 

The records we’ve set this month include:

PixelPin became the first startup to raise a full £150,000 through Seedrs. The investment came from 193 investors (another record-breaker) and will sit alongside investment they have already received from telecoms giant Telefónica through its Wayra accelerator programme. PixelPin’s business is a new approach to online authentication using personal pictures to replace passwords - making it easier and more secure to login to mobile devices and tablets.
Swogo became the first Seedrs startup to raise a second round the the platform, successfully adding £60,000 to the £17,500 they raised in the autumn. They've also just secured a spot in the prestigious Startupbootcamp accelerator programme, making them the first startup to get accepted onto an accelerator programme after raising funds through Seedrs. Swogo helps consumers make expert purchase decisions in just 60 seconds.  
Finally, DeskLodge, became the first startup to fund through Seedrs without the benefit of SEIS or EIS relief. While tax advantages are a key motivator for many early-stage investors, DeskLodge’s success in raising £12,000 shows that Seedrs is available to startups of all varieties. DeskLodge runs a shared office space for small companies to work more collaboratively with other companies.
Although these listings have funded, we have more than 50 others currently live on the platform. Check them out here.