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Vesta looks to build on early success with £750k fundraise

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th December 2018
PropTech startup Vesta, a marketplace for buying and selling residential investment properties with tenants in place, aims to build on early success, by fundraising £750k in investment through leading European equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs.  Led by Chairman Bob Wigley, also Chairman of UK Finance, and CEO Russell Gould, previously operating in senior roles with several other...
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Social marketplace for local help Helpfulpeeps looks to the crowd

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th November 2018
With over 180,000 registered Helpfulpeeps members, award-winning social marketplace Helpfulpeeps is crowdfunding on Seedrs, with over 80% of their target reached on the first day. Helpfulpeeps is a social marketplace for local help - we've followed their journey on Startacus for the last few years. Now with over 180,000 registered members across iOS, Android and web, they are aiming to build...
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IGO Adventures takes on the investment challenge

by: Startacus Admin ~ 10th November 2018
A few weeks ago, IGO Adventures announced the launch of a crowdfunding round on leading equity investment platform Seedrs. The company, which launched in 2016, takes groups of people into the wilderness to disconnect from the digital world and reconnect with nature. The global adventure tourism market was valued at $445 billion in 2016, and is projected to reach $1,336 bi...
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Sage Advice for Startups Launching in 2019

by: Startacus Admin ~ 22nd October 2018
When you announce that you are starting up your own company, you also take autonomy over your life. You won’t have a boss to answer to, though you might have investors who will hold you accountable. Startup business owners don’t have to wake up early in the morning and they don’t need to put in for time off, but it is generally best to get to work ahead of staff. Yes, becoming th...
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Vegan food business The Brook tastes crowdfunding success

by: Startacus Admin ~ 11th October 2018
Vegan food business, The Brook funds 130% in their first three days of its equity crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs, with the funds raised going towards launching a new vegan home delivery service, enabling 1000's more people to enjoy nutritious and flavour-packed plant-based meals. Currently, despite a reported 3.5m people following a plant-based diet in the UK and 42% of the p...
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Emily Crisps bags healthy £1m investment

by: Startacus Admin ~ 4th October 2018
It's been a good week or so for East London startup snack-brand Emily Crisps, spearheaded by founder, CEO and female entrepreneur, Emily Wong, who having successfully raised over £1 million investment in equity crowdfunding, also picked up a prestigious Grocer New Product Award for 2018. The crowdfunding investment via Seedrs will be used to help to accelerate the growth of Emily ...
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P2P investment aggregator Orca raises £500k in two days

by: Startacus Admin ~ 18th September 2018
This week (w/c 17 Sept 2018) P2P investment aggregator Orca announced that it was raising £500K on equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. By the end of play Tuesday, the Fintech startup had exceeded it's campaign target. For two years, Orca has been providing market-leading research on the peer to peer lending (P2P) sector. Their data-driven analyses and insights have supported ret...
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Giftmybet gambles on the gift of giving

by: Startacus Admin ~ 27th August 2018
Launching soon startup, Giftmybet aims to be the first platform that allows you to purchase bets as gifts, with a physical gift card and betting slip delivered straight to their door. We were always odds on to cover this story ;) Ever struggled to think what to buy a close friend or family member as a gift? Yep, us to...Giftmybet Founder, Ed Gwynne-Harris had the same problem when ...
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Urban Massage raises over £2.5m via Seedrs

by: Startacus Admin ~ 13th August 2018
Urban Massage announces new on-demand wellness services, including fitness and beauty, and immediately raises over £2.5m in investment via equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs. This morning (13 Aug 18), Urban Massage, the tech-forward wellness app, announced plans to launch a new suite of wellness services from September this year. At the same time, they launched their public crowdfunding c...
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Planning an equity crowdfunding campaign

by: Startacus Admin ~ 29th July 2018
'Startacus Chats' to Hugo de Stacpoole, Campaigns Associate at leading equity crowdfunding platform, Seedrs, about how to plan and prepare for a successful equity crowdfunding campaign.   Hugo is responsible for the initial contact with businesses interested in using the Seedrs platform. He is always on the lookout for innovative and disruptive startups that are a good fit and suitabl...
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