After the success of our “Crowdfunding: Hype or Hit?” event, we used our own platform to raise £1.2 million. The round closed in only 33 hours.

The Story

Goncalo De Vasconcelos was working with Cambridge-based Business Angels when equity crowdfunding erupted, but he immediately saw a problem: valuations were being dictated by companies at the expense of inexperienced online investors. He envisioned a new platform which put investors’ interests first by letting online users ‘piggy-back’ on the experience of business angels and invest in the same class of share and at the same price per share as the lead investor, and that vision became SyndicateRoom. Through experience, Goncalo brought angel investments to the crowd, giving SyndicateRoom members the opportunity to invest with the Angels.

Where are we now?

Since our first deal went live in 2013, we’ve quickly become one of the ‘Big Three’ in the equity crowdfunding market, making ours the fastest growing platform. In this time we’ve already facilitated both the first equity crowdfunded IPO and the first equity crowdfunded Hollywood film: ‘Salty’ by Simon West. We’ve also enabled ISA investments for the first time in our industry.

To date, 80% of companies listing on our platform raise the funds they need, and you can view their trading status here. The money raised through our own round will help us to continue expanding - an endeavour already underway with the launch of our Investors’ Academy, which arms online investors with the know-how needed to make educated investment decisions, regardless of which platform they use.

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Sandal

Technology, Hardware & Equipment
A consumer electronics business branching into the Internet of Things market.

Active

Trading status

£13,927

Average investment

£139,266

Total raised

Recycling Technologies

EIS
Environment & Renewables
Recycling Technologies offer innovative technology for mixed plastic recycling. The round is led by Damian Tuite who spent 15 years as a currency trader for UBS.

Active

Trading status

£8,739

Average investment

£559,308

Total raised

Camnutra

EIS
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
Patented nutraceuticals for billion pound health markets. Their first product is already on sale in Holland & Barrett and Boots and via subscription.

Active

Trading status

£19,277

Average investment

£906,000

Total raised

Cipher Surgical

Medtech
Cipher Surgical offers an innovative method of maintaining vision during a laparoscopic procedure. Read about Cipher Surgical's crowdfunding campaigns here.

Active

Trading status

£15,291

Average investment

£504,600

Total raised

Venomtech

EIS
Pharmaceuticals & Biotechnology
From kill to cure - revealing the medical potential of venom. Venomtech successfully raised funding through online early stage investment platform SyndicateRoom

Active

Trading status

£5,385

Average investment

£350,004

Total raised

Gun Shy (Salty)

EIS
Media & Telecommunications
Simon West, the Hollywood director behind Tomb Raider and Con Air, offered SyndicateRoom investors the chance to be part of cinematic history by investing in his latest movie, Salty (Gun Shy).

Active

Trading status

£14,194

Average investment

£2,256,826

Total raised