The digital platform has helped fund a slew of innovative and disruptive businesses, including digital banking alternative Revolut, which secured nearly £4m from over 4,000 investors, and Dutch trading app Bux, which secured £1.4m in 24 hours.
This month, eight UK-based companies were able to exceed their funding targets, allowing them to push forward with their growth plans.
Premium property management for AirBnB properties, currently operating in ten cities around the world.
Amount raised: £2,149,197
For what: The money raised will be used to accelerate Airsorted's global expansion aims; expanding into an additional 38 new cities by the end of 2019
- Raised £2.1m through Seedrs, taking their Series A funding round to over £7m
- Earlier in March they raised £5m from investors including Atami Capital, Concentric, Maxfield Capital and Pi Labs
- The worlds' largest hosting management service
- A hassle-free platform that services guest bookings from popular travel websites like Airbnb
- Services include listing creating with professional photography, maintenance and laundry, and restocking of household items and 24/7 guest support
The next generation of light switches and plug sockets that can be controlled and tracked from your smart device.
How much: £1,538,001
For what: The money raised will be used to the first UK product launch in 2018
- On the outside it looks and works like a conventional switch, but on the inside, the technology allows you to turn them on and off from your smartphone wherever you are
- Provides safety, security, convenience, and saves money at the same time
- Its smart technology can also send reminders via the den app
- Founder Yasser Khattak, now 22, started building the business when he was 15 whilst studying for his GCSE's
A car manufacturer of hydrogen-powered fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) based in Llandrindod Wells.
How much: £1,095,144
For what: The money raised will be used to build the first 10 Beta cars
- Riversimple is pioneering clean, lightweight, hydrogen-electric cars
- They already have a 2 million euro grant from the EU towards a 12 month test of 20 cars in Monmouthsire
- The Rasa car emits nothing but pure water vapour
- They have already spent over 15 yeas developing the technology and the business model
- The car's charging only takes 3 minutes and the rage is 300 miles
- CEO Hugo Spowers ran a Formula 3 racing team in the mid-1990's
A free platform which collates disparate real estate information, data, and views from across the world and holds it in one place.
How much: £770,617
For what: The money raised will be used to aid global expansion
- Infabode is the home of real estate information
- A one-stop platform for the industry
- Connects industry professionals with key information and data from the industry
- A members-only platform
- Infabode aims to reduce the amount of time people spend trying to access key information from the Real Estate industry
- Companies provide their industry information and data to Infabode in exchange for the increased marketing reach
- Over 400 industry partners and thousands of pages of industry data
We Build Bots:
Using artificial intelligence and data to build bespoke chatbots, saving hours of frustrating calls through automation.
How much: £727,820
For what: The money raised will be used to develop R&D in order to increase AI expertise
- We Build Bots is the company behind IntelAgent; an AI-driven chatbot platform built to improve productivity & efficiency in contact centres
- It is an AI platform that can save hours of frustrating customer service phonecalls
- Uses automation, chatbots and voice assistants
- IntelAgent collects customer service conversation data and applies AI to it
- The outputs help businesses automate responses to customers queries and improve productivity
- Hels businesses save time, make money and delight customers
- We Build Bots has already delivered IntelAgent to clients including Amnesty International, the AA, Telegraph Media Group and Welsh Water
Whey Forward Health:
Science-backed dairy-derived health supplements which provide myriad health benefits.
How much: £290,631
For what: The money raised will be used to fund the first production of their new health range
- Whey Forward is the pioneering UK nutrition and fitness company
- It is the manufacturer of PROMiXX, the original vortex protein shake mixer
- The company already has over 400,000 customers (including a number of celebrity fitness figures like David Haye, James Haskell and Kelly Mass)
- Its distribution network spans over 50 countries
- Soon launching a new health supplement; Regenative™
- Regenative™utilises a whey protein uniquely rich in the building blocks required to produce a naturally occurring substance present in every cell in the body - Glutathione
- 2017 revenues exceeded £2m with gross profits of £1.1m
Creators of ‘opt-in’ advertising that are looking to disrupt the industry and turn advertising into a positive.
How much: £223,875
Who are the investors: Investors on crowdfunding site Seedrs
For what: The money raised will be used to grow its commercial and technical capabilitites
- Good-Loop is the ethical ad-choice alternative to ad-block
- Making user control an asset rather than an inconvenience to online advertising
- A unique tool which taps into existing adtech solutions and harnesses the inherent value of opt-in ads to generate free charity donations
- Trying to collaborate and offer a fair value exchange with people
- At the end of 2017 Good-Loop was selected out of hundreds of startups as AdTech London's 'Next Big Thing' - the prize is a $50k contract with Nestle, one of the world's largest advertisers
- Run ads on premium sites and blogs all over the internet - and works directly with some of the world's largest global charities.
- Received backing from Collider, London's top Martech accelerator, and funding from Innovate UK
- Recently partnered with Unilever and Knorr to allow consumers to make a positive social impact when watching online adverts
An online platform that allows retail investors to invest in art by buying and trading shares of artworks.
How much: £135,342
For what: The money raised will primarily be used for developing the technology behind the platform
- Feral Horses is the art stock exchange that is pioneering the concept of "micro art investment"
- Allows customers to buy and trade shares of contemporary artworks directly from artists and gallery's
- The company is bridging the gap between art enthusiasts and art galleries with a unique proposition: micro art investment
- The art market reached $68bn in size in 2016, with a steady growth since 2010