London, UK. November, 2015

Soply launches £230K funding round on SyndicateRoom

Online platform offers one stop shop for companies looking to connect with creative industries

SyndicateRoom, the only investor-led equity crowdfunding platform in the UK, has today launched a £230,000 funding round for Soply, the online marketplace connecting the global community of creative freelancers with people looking to hire their skills or buy their work.

Soply is among the first online marketplaces specialising in the creative industry, linking photographers, animators, illustrators, videographers and graphic designers with buyers, making the process quicker and up to 70% cheaper.

The changing nature of the social media landscape is resulting in a near-constant demand for fresh and innovative visual content. The three-pronged service offered by Soply – allowing buyers to hire creatives, source content and buy stock material – services this demand as it arises. It will also help freelancers to find new clients, allowing them to exhibit their talent to a targeted audience.

Soply has become a preferred partner to Dentsu Aegis Network and is therefore seeking investment in order to roll out its product with this prominent partner. In addition the investment will enable Soply to continue to develop its platform, expand within its markets and initiate new partnerships.

Linisha Palm, CEO of Soply, said: "Our funding round with SyndicateRoom will allow us to build more intelligence into the platform, which will make it much more attractive for brands and agencies to source intelligent visual content through Soply."

Goncalo de Vasconcelos, CEO of SyndicateRoom, said: “Soply is a genuinely disruptive force within the creative freelance industry, offering a service that is changing the sector for the better. We are excited by the opportunities its funding round will encourage and look forward to watching itscontinued global expansion."