UK Crowdfunding Portal Reports Results

Seedrs, a United Kingdom equity crowdfunding web portal, has issued a report on 253 equity crowdfunding deals financed by the platform since July 2012.

Some results show a market-wide internal rate of return of 14.4%, with the best performers being:

  • food and drink businesses, with a 22.77% return;
  •  home and personal companies (17.77%) and
  • financial firms (16.91%).

Just under 20% of the companies failed, a lower rate than in the general population.

The report also noted that “firms using a mix of digital and non-digital elements in their business have outperformed both pure non-digital businesses and pure digital businesses.”

About JeffKoeppel

I am a corporate/securities attorney in the Washington, DC area. Prior to joining the firm, I was a Senior Attorney Advisor in the Division of Corporation Finance at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. I am a member of the Bars of the States of Maryland, New York and the District of Columbia. You can also follow this blog on LinkedIn at:
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