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Equity Crowdfunding Growth: It Took UK Seedrs 8 Years to Raise the First £1Billion and Only 2 Years for the Next Billion

Crowdfund Insider | | Aug 24, 2022

Jeff Lynn - Equity Crowdfunding Growth:  It Took UK Seedrs 8 Years to Raise the First £1Billion and Only 2 Years for the Next BillionTen-year-old securities crowdfunding platform Seedrs has recently posted a blog on platform capital raising, which highlights sector growth. Seedrs reports that it took 8 years to top £1 billion in funding raised, but two years later, Seeders has doubled that amount surpassing £2 billion this month (or £2.1 billion according to their website).

The money raised represents 1722 deals, with probably a good number of follow-on rounds. Investors come from 90 different countries to back these private ventures.

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While not all of these early-stage firms will generate significant returns for investors, some do – just like a professional VC expects. At the same time, the money invested in these companies gets spent on running a business, jobs are created, and employees gain valuable experience in the real economy. A thriving, innovation-driven economy that generates wealth and prosperity by default entails risk.

Jeff Kelisky, CEO of Seedrs, said the company’s performance validates “all that hard work” as they focus on building a truly global investment platform:

“It really is the most revolutionary time for Seedrs and I can’t wait for our next chapter.”

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