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Seedrs was the first equity crowdfunding platform to receive regulatory approval from a financial regulator – the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA, formerly the FSA) in May 2012. The company is based in East London’s Tech City.
Seedrs was founded by Jeff Lynn and Carlos Silva as part of an MBA project at Oxford’s Said Business School and launched on 6 July 2012.
Seedrs was named one of "East London's 20 Hottest Startups" by The Guardian; "The Best Crowdfunding Platform 2017" by Shares Magazine; "Alternative Funding Platform of the Year 2017," according to British Small Business Awards; and is the most active funder of UK private businesses, according to independent data platform Beauhurst.
Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS)
On 6 April 2012, the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS) was launched by the UK Government, with the goal to "stimulate entrepreneurship and kick start the economy." The scheme offers up to 50% individual income tax relief, up to 28% capital gains tax relief and capital gains tax re-investment relief to investors who invest in eligible startup companies. Seedrs has a high concentration of SEIS eligible startups listed for investment and makes it very simple for UK tax payers to take advantage of the reliefs online.
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