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.”