UK Crowdfunding Outperforms Private Equity

United Kingdom research company Beauhurst reports that crowdfunding outperformed private equity in 2016 with investment into non-listed high growth companies in the UK.

While venture capitalists previously (publicly) refused to participate in crowdfunded deals, many are now co-investing with the masses.

The year was topped off by the IPO of “cloud accounting software, FreeAgent, which raised £1.21 million from over 700 investors on Seedrs, becoming the first equity crowdfunded business to list on the public market and is currently trading at 50% up on their IPO price.”

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