Country: United Kingdom
Non-Accredited Investors: Yes
Business Selective: Yes
Investor Selective: No
Notable Alumni: Glentham Capital, PixelPin
British equity crowdfunding portal Seedrs just turned 1 year old last month, and is already a record-holder in the ECF world. The site’s distinctive “nominee structure” (where shares are held and managed on behalf of investors and entrepreneurs) makes for safe and ultra-rapid fundraising.
In November 2012, the portal set a speed-fundraising record when it raised £50,000 (over $76,000) in 15 hours. Then in July 2013, they broke their own record when fund manager Nicola Horlick raised £150,000 (about $229,000) in 22 hours.
These impressive feats are performed by a fundraising site that allows investors to invest as little as £10 into projects of interest. CEO Jeff Lynn has expressed interest in expansion into American markets when details of the JOBS Act’s implementation become clear.