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It’s time to add another trophy to the SyndicateRoom cabinet – and we couldn’t be more thrilled!

When we arrived at the High Potential Business Awards at The Savoy last week, we were genuinely delighted to be shortlisted in the Alternative Finance Provider of the Year category, among some truly exceptional companies. It felt like a solid endorsement that, in our short two and a half years as a business, we’ve achieved an incredible amount.

Just last month we broke the record of ‘the largest ever raise by a crowdfunding platform on its own platform’ by securing £3.1 million. We were also welcomed as a member of the London Stock Exchange, which has put us in the position of being the only crowdfunding platform to bring retail investors to the public markets. This saw us participate in IPOs and placings, most recently as part of 3i’s £385 million raise – a groundbreaking moment for the crowdfunding industry.

It’s been a truly stellar year for us so far and this felt like being presented with a cake with a cherry on top. When we asked the organisers what made them choose us over the competition, they said they were ‘highly impressed with SyndicateRoom’s principled investor-first approach, which has allowed the company to attract sophisticated investors as well as strong, IP-heavy startups and growing businesses’. We’ve worked hard on a model which offers opportunities to both of these groups, so this was fantastic to hear.

And of course, at the heart of this company is an exceptional team of people who have worked incredibly hard to make this possible. It’s been an exceptional year thus far; here’s to the next six months.