Je suis un crowdfunder: Seedrs gives British investors and entrepreneurs chance to tap into Europe
Equity crowdfunding website Seedrs has launched across Europe, giving would-be entrepreneurs access to millions more potential investors.
The online platform allows ordinary investors to back small start-up companies from as little as £10, in return for a share in the business. Entrepreneurs pay a fee of 7.5 per cent of money raised to Seedrs. Since launching 18 months ago 48 start-ups have received seed capital through the site and more than £2.3 million has been raised.
From today small businesses will be able to pitch for investment to people both in the UK and overseas, through the Seedrs platform. UK investors will also have the opportunity to invest in European start-ups as well as UK businesses.