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UK Equity Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs Achieved Record Funding Levels in 2021

Crowdfund Insider | | Jan 12, 2022

Seedrs office - UK Equity Crowdfunding Platform Seedrs Achieved Record Funding Levels in 2021Seedrs, a leading UK-based securities crowdfunding platform that is merging with Republic, has provided a retrospective of 2021 performance.

According to Seedrs, 2021 was a year that delivered record-level funding. The top-line numbers are as follows:

  • £696 million invested into securities offerings
  • 310 funded deals
  • 102 securities offerings of over £1 million
  • A 90% funding success rate
  • 12 portfolio companies delivered profitable company-level exits in 2021.

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The largest private offerings listed on Seedrs include:

  • Lick – £15 million – most funded
  • Ziglu – £7.326 million or 724% as the highest percentage funded
  • Chapel Down – £6.95 million involving 4172 investors – the most investors of any securities offering

Seedrs not only facilitates capital formation in the UK but is active in continental Europe having funded 33 EU businesses during 2021. Investors harken from 74 different countries.

A key feature of the Seedrs platform is its successful secondary market – a service that has been years in the making as private securities trading is a challenging task. Seedrs reports that during 2021 trading increased by 60% versus 2020 with £8 million in securities traded.

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