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1st July 2022

Family investment app Beanstalk exceeds £650k crowdfunding target

Beanstalk, the family app that invests for your kids, has exceeded its crowdfunding target with new investments taking the company into overfunding ahead of the funding round closing on 29 June 2022. Beanstalk has raised over £650,000 via the Seedrs equity crowdfunding platform, with new direct investors including the former CEO of one of the leading fintech investment platforms sitting behind a number of stock trading apps / advisers. The funds raised will help get Beanstalk to even more families so that they can start building a nest egg for their children.

1st July 2022

Anatomy of a crowdfunding investor: Part 1

More and more people are turning their hand to crowdfunding these days.  Some do it for fun, some see it as an important part of their overall investment portfolio and others see it as a good way to access earlier stage, potentially high growth investments, by investing through platforms who provide access to a range of diversified opportunities with high potential for scale.

These opportunities were once only available to Venture Capitalists and High Net Worth Investors, but now are open to all with minimum investments as low as £10.

We talked to 5 serial crowdfunding investors to find out more about their different investment strategies, their experiences in the world of crowdfunding, their successes (and disappointments!) and their views on what comes next for the sector.

17th June 2022

REAP Bikes raises £300,000 funding for expansion

The team behind REAP Bikes has received widespread support from the cycling community reaching their initial crowdfunding target of £300,000.  

20th May 2022

A good year for existing crowdfunding investors but fewer opportunities

James Murdoch reviews how his investments have fared in the last 12 months.

25th March 2022

Using the Secondary Market as a portfolio risk management tool

James Murdoch investigates the use of secondary markets as a risk management tool.

22nd February 2022

Checking the Oxygen level of SyndicateRoom's unique offering

James Murdoch shares insights on the performance of his investments.

6th January 2022

Cognomie closes £385k crowdfund to lead Mental Fitness market in 2022

Cognomie, the Mental Fitness start-up, has raised £385,000 in its first crowdfunding campaign, set to drive global growth in 2022. The HRtech startup overfunded at 110% of its original £320k target, with a 5.90% equity stake in a pre-raise £6m valuation. It is expected that a Series A funding round will be announced this autumn.  Launched in 2019, Cognomie is on a mission to deliver Mental Fitness for everyone. Two years into the pandemic, the tech-enabled coaching platform has become a key resource for future-focused organisations seeking to proactively shape long-term employee wellbeing strategies and performance.

15th December 2021

Reflections on Republic purchase of Seedrs!

Seedrs and Republic, the major US private investing platform founded in 2016, recently announced Republic’s purchase of Seedrs. James Murdoch shares his insights.

13th December 2021

Crowd backed laundry startup Oxwash targets net zero by 2023

On-demand laundry service provider, Oxwash, which closed a £500,000 crowdfunding capital raise last month, has announced that they are aiming for net zero carbon emissions by 2023, in line with the UK government’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2050.

3rd December 2021

Edtech startup Mindstone crowdfunds £1.4 million

Mindstone, an edtech platform rethinking online education to help people learn faster and remember more, has raised £1.44 million through a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs.

18th November 2021

British green-tech, Oxwash clinches £500K in crowdfunder

Putting a sustainable spin on laundry, Oxwash, a UK-based startup backed by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has raised £500,000 in equity investment through a public crowdfunder.

17th November 2021

Are Accelerator Funds (on the Seedrs Platform) still doing well?

James Murdoch assesses the performance of accelerator funds on Seedrs.

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