2017 Year in Review

2017 marked our most successful year ever with
£125M invested into campaigns and 168 deals funded

No wonder we were named the
'The Most Active Funder in UK Private Companies'


Deals funded by Seedrs


Industry-leading campaign success rate on our platform


Number of sectors

businesses raised from


Largest UK campaign was Revolut who raised £3.9M from over 4,200 investors.


Largest Euro campaign was Bolt who raised €3.2M from over 2,300 investors.

Businesses from 8 countries raised on Seedrs in 2017, including: 





Our record-breaking year saw £125M invested into campaigns, with a largest single investment of £2.96M


Investments were made with an average of over £2,000 per investment.


Number of countries that investment came from.


The most investments made by a single investor.


Average number of investments in a Seedrs portfolio.


Growth in investment into campaigns, compared to 2016.


Investor conversations with entrepreneurs in campaigns.

Dozens of venture capitalists and institutional investors co-invested with Seedrs, including:

Holtzbrinck Ventures

It was the year of investor exits with the launch of the Seedrs Secondary Market, recognising the growing demand for investor liquidity.


Companies had shares sold on the Seedrs Secondary Market.


Investors achieved exits.

Just some of the businesses that had shares sell on the Seedrs Secondary Market.

What investors are saying about Seedrs

“Seedrs do their due diligence work and take care of the legal documents - in particular caring about the position of the investor at the stage of investing but also going forward.”

Benno, 11  investments on Seedrs

"Seedrs is a great platform for highlighting startups looking for investment across a wide range of industries. It makes the investment process simple and enjoyable."

Gavin, 212 investments on Seedrs

“I love investing on Seedrs because they take care of the admin and that makes it a really easy platform to invest in.”

Hayley, 37 investments on Seedrs

We continued to support Seedrs Alumni and their success

Sold a majority interest to insurance leader 

Giving 783 investors an exit.


Seedrs Alumni returned to raise further funding on our platform.

Bought shares from Seedrs investors in 

Giving 48 investors an exit.

There were 30 new exclusive partnerships for the Seedrs Alumni Club to support our portfolio business' growth.


There have been plenty of achievements in 2017 to be excited about.

5 years

Seedrs celebrated its 5th year in early-stage investment. 

We welcomed our new CEO, Jeff Kelisky.

With Co-founder, Jeff Lynn moving to Executive Chairman

 Seedrs raised further funding, setting the record for the largest amount raised by an equity crowdfunding platform in a single campaign. 

We kicked-off even more exclusive strategic partnerships.

Our team now is represented by 14 nationalities, across 4 offices.

7 members of our team were recognised in the

Women in Fintech Power List.

Thanks to all of the investors, entrepreneurs and partners who’ve made 2017 such a success.

Here's to an amazing 2018 ahead!

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