Equity Crowdfunding Now Most Active Investor Type in UK High-Growth Company Funding – Crowdfund Insider


Beauhurst, a leading provider of data on high-growth UK companies, released “The Deal” its 2015/2016 report on equity fundraising for UK private fast-growth companies. Crowdfunding emerges as a leading force in seed investing and is expected to become one in growth investing as its average deal size grows. The comprehensive report tracks every fundraising transaction involving high-growth UK companies at seed, venture and growth stage, including many that were not announced by a press release or mentioned in the press.  The report values the total 2015 market at £4.9 billion worth of investment raised in 2,989 transactions. This represents a healthy 26% increase over 2014. But the authors predict that the market will level off in 2016 as, among other issues, institutional investors continue to hold back from seed-stage investing. The most notable trend of the year, however, is the ascension of crowdfunding. Crowdfunding , led by equity crowdfunding platforms Seedrs, Crowdcube, Angels Den, Seedcamp and Collider, has become the dominant investor type in seed-investing; its dominance was reinforced by the fact that institutional seed-stage investors almost disappeared from the market in Q4. Equity crowdfunding platforms also lead as single investors in venture stage, with Crowdcube ahead of Seedrs. But it has yet to become a force at the growth stage.

Source: Equity Crowdfunding Now Most Active Investor Type in UK High-Growth Company Funding – Crowdfund Insider

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