Last month we conducted our own funding round on the SyndicateRoom platform – and raised £3.1m to support growth. It was fantastic to see wide-ranging support from all types of investors, including Unicorn AIM VCT. As an institutional investor pitching in £1m, this was a great example of the City well and truly waking up to equity crowdfunding.

We caught up with Senior Investment Manager Chris Hutchinson to talk about what appealed about the investment and the fintech industry more broadly.