Soply

In November 2015, Soply raised £229,996 on SyndicateRoom to build more intelligence into its online visual content marketplace for the development of IP, and to grow its ‘re-seller scheme’.

The Story

Brands need engaging visual content to stand out online. This content should be easy to both find and use.

Soply is a marketplace that allows companies and agencies to source custom visual content – photos, animations and illustrations – from a global community of creative freelancers. By using Soply, companies can save more than 70% compared to the traditional agency model for sourcing content.

Soply’s lead investor was Kim Tosti, who heads a syndicate of Danish and Irish business angels, and has hailed Soply as filling companies’ growing and ‘enormous need for custom visual content’. This syndicate invested alongside Ascension Ventures SEIS Digital Media Fund and SyndicateRoom members. These investments were eligible for SEIS benefits.

Tumblr _inline _nt 0n 5qui F01sk 17ui _500

Where are they now?

The model has already proven popular: whilst still in Beta, Soply managed to generate £30k in revenue and take on creatives from more than 60 countries. An early adopter is Dentsu Aegis Network (a multinational media agency with 27,000 employees in 123 countries), whose partnership with Soply has allowed it to source content for brands like Tic Tac, Kinder Surprise and Kinder Milkslice.

In November 2015, Soply found a new client in Oglivy, one of the largest marketing companies in the world. CEO and Co-founder, Linisha Palm, said:

‘We are extremely proud that we’ve been able to attract attention from one of the world’s biggest and most creative agencies. Ogilvy placed an order with us last week – yet another verification that agencies are looking into new opportunities in regards to their content production.’

See current opportunities

MyDocSafe

SEIS
Software & Computer Services
In January 2016 MyDocSafe successfully closed its SEIS seed round, raising a total of £150,180 with which to develop its product and sales capacity.

Active

Trading status

£9,980

Average investment

£149,700

Total raised

Racefully

EIS
SEIS
Travel & Leisure
Racefully believes that fitness is better experienced with friends. The racing app successfully raised over £275,000 with SyndicateRoom.

Active

Trading status

£6,705

Average investment

£274,908

Total raised

Nous Global Markets

EIS
Financial Services
A new way for the world to trade: financial markets made safe, simple and rewarding. Nous Global Markets reached its overfunding limit on SyndicateRoom.

Active

Trading status

£11,737

Average investment

£492,971

Total raised

Generic Robotics

EIS
Medtech
Generic Robotics' technology brings medical training closer to real life. Read about the company's funding round on SyndicateRoom here.

Active

Trading status

£8,762

Average investment

£254,099

Total raised

Cell Guidance Systems Ltd

EIS
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Patented break-through technology that has potential to transform the way diseases are treated, Cell Guidance Systems raised on SyndicateRoom.

Active

Trading status

£6,392

Average investment

£377,108

Total raised

Check4Cancer

EIS
Healthcare
The latest proven testing technologies and methodologies for early cancer detection, Check4Cancer successfully raised on SyndicateRoom.

Active

Trading status

£14,176

Average investment

£552,861

Total raised