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Update on Crowdfunding in Europe

Seedrs Acquires Junction Investments and Will Expand to the United States

Seedrs Acquires Junction Investments and Will Expand to the United States

  CrowdFunding Beat UK News Wire, Seedrs announce that has acquired California-based Junction Investments. We plan to use this acquisition to expand to the United States in early 2015. Junction’s co-founders, Adam Kaufman and Brian Goldsmith, are now Co-Heads of Seedrs America, and they will be leading this expansion. The Seedrs and Junction teams are very excited about the opportunities that our combination creates, and I wanted to share some background to the transaction and an overview of next steps. A Global Platform A founding principle of Seedrs is that investment in startups and growth businesses should be global. We believe in a future where entrepreneurs and…

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Seedrs: investing in startups should be more the masses, not just the elite

Seedrs: investing in startups should be more the masses, not just the elite

The financial services has a history of democratising banking, and as more and more incredible startups emerge we need to ensure that democratisation includes investment and funding, says Jeff Lynn. “This is the time for investing in startups,” the cofounder and CEO of equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs told a packed room at Wired Money in Canary Wharf. “And we need to get that investment out of the hands of the so-called elite and into the hands of the masses. That’s what w’re trying to do.” Seedrs has been up and running since 2009 and has secured 28 deals to date, with its latest figures showing a 70 percent…

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Seedrs: In Crowdfunding, Momentum is King

Seedrs: In Crowdfunding, Momentum is King

The more than 17,000 investors who have joined Seedrs since our launch in July 2012 break down into two broad categories. The vast majority are “independent” investors, people who have come to Seedrs to discover and invest in great startups. The smaller group by number—but not, as this post will explain, by importance—are “network” investors who joined Seedrs in order to invest in a specific startup that they had learned about from a friend, family member or someone in their external network. For a startup seeking capital through Seedrs, the independent investors often seem like the most exciting of the two. These are people whom the…

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