We are thrilled to announce that last night we won the title of Best Investment Platform at the prestigious Growth Investor Awards 2015.
The Awards were organised by Intelligent Partnership, the UK’s leading provider of research and education on alternative investment, as part of a national campaign to raise awareness of impact and innovation in growth capital. The prize was presented at a black-tie dinner attended by more than 300 guests at the Marriott Grosvenor Square Hotel in Mayfair by Gillian Roche-Saunders, Head of Venture Capital at Bovill, following the Alternative Investment Summit 2015.
Opening the ceremony, IP’s Managing Director Guy Tolhurst said that the evening was designed to honour the innovators within financial services. ‘They see businesses that can innovate, grow and create new jobs – and in doing so they make us all more prosperous,’ said Tolhurst.
The inaugural Growth Investor Awards were created to celebrate those companies in the UK SME finance industry that are enabling startups and ‘scale-up’ businesses to realise their full potential, and driving Britain’s economic recovery. SyndicateRoom has been recognised in the Best Investment Platform category, which considers all types of equity crowdfunding and investment aggregation platforms, and picks the winner based on volume of investment, user experience and product innovation.
The finalists in the Best Investment Platform category were Lawson Conner, Kuber Ventures, Seedrs, Venture Founders – and SyndicateRoom.
‘The Alternative Investment Summit 2015 is the place to be for all industry leaders in alternative finance. As such, it is an incredible honour to win the prestigious Best Investment Platform award,’ says SyndicateRoom Co-founder and CEO Gonçalo de Vasconcelos. ‘Clearly SyndicateRoom’s commitment to quality and unique investor-led model are being recognised in the highest circles in the sector, and this award incentivises us even further to continue leading the industry as the best investment platform.’
SyndicateRoom’s unique equity crowdfunding model is ensuring we stand out from the crowd – in fact, it’s what sets us apart as a leading player, and IP Research Director Daniel Kiernan, who helped draw up the shortlist, agrees.
‘A strong entry in terms of volume growth and providing a wide range of investment opportunities, SyndicateRoom impressed judges with an innovative structure based on having a “lead angel”,’ said Kiernan.
This achievement is testament not only to SyndicateRoom’s unique model but also to our commitment to our members, quality service and transparency.