The British tennis champion has invested undisclosed amounts into Investly and Landbay as part of his strategic partnership with Seedrs.
Andy Murray has invested in fintech start-ups Investly and Landbay, bringing the total number of companies he has invested in via Seedrs to 30.
Landbay, the Zoopla-backed mortgage marketplace lender, directly matches retail and institutional investors’ money into buy-to-let mortgages using peer-to-peer technology.
Having recently surpassed £100m of mortgages funded to date, over 25% of these were in the last three months, demonstrating the start-up’s impressive growth.
Landbay first received backing from Andy Murray two years ago. This recent investment sees Murray exercising his pre-emptive rights in Landbay’s latest equity round.
Investly on the other hand is a pan-European marketplace for invoice financing, helping SMEs finance their 30-180 day invoices through an easy to use marketplace.
Reliable cash flow enables businesses grow faster, something that is vital in the start-up marketplace where speed can often make or break a business.
Investly's target customers have to wait an average of 56.7 days to get paid by their customers directly.
The firm solves this problem by paying them in just hours. Businesses on-boarded from January 2017 have already grown their turnover at an average of 98% to date.
Murray said: “I have long been interested in backing companies that offer tech solutions and both Investly and Landbay do that.
“I can really see the value in Investly for small businesses – the early days of a business can be really tough so helping them with cash flow makes sense to me and will hopefully enable more small businesses to succeed.
“I am excited to be maintaining my shareholding in Landbay, as the company’s growth and achievements so far has been extremely impressive.”
Siim Maivel, founder and CEO of Investly, said: “The team is thrilled to have Andy Murray invest in our equity crowdfunding campaign. Andy has built up an impressive portfolio on Seedrs over the last few of years and we’re delighted he has backed Investly.”
John Goodall, co-founder and CEO of Landbay, added: “Seeing Andy Murray exercising his pre-emption rights to back Landbay for a third time is very exciting.
“We have recently surpassed £100m mortgages funded on the platform and have a number of new developments in the pipeline. It’s a pleasure to have Andy on board as a shareholder.”
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