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25th March 2022

Using the Secondary Market as a portfolio risk management tool

James Murdoch investigates the use of secondary markets as a risk management tool.

22nd February 2022

Checking the Oxygen level of SyndicateRoom's unique offering

James Murdoch shares insights on the performance of his investments.

6th January 2022

Cognomie closes £385k crowdfund to lead Mental Fitness market in 2022

Cognomie, the Mental Fitness start-up, has raised £385,000 in its first crowdfunding campaign, set to drive global growth in 2022. The HRtech startup overfunded at 110% of its original £320k target, with a 5.90% equity stake in a pre-raise £6m valuation. It is expected that a Series A funding round will be announced this autumn.  Launched in 2019, Cognomie is on a mission to deliver Mental Fitness for everyone. Two years into the pandemic, the tech-enabled coaching platform has become a key resource for future-focused organisations seeking to proactively shape long-term employee wellbeing strategies and performance.

15th December 2021

Reflections on Republic purchase of Seedrs!

Seedrs and Republic, the major US private investing platform founded in 2016, recently announced Republic’s purchase of Seedrs. James Murdoch shares his insights.

13th December 2021

Crowd backed laundry startup Oxwash targets net zero by 2023

On-demand laundry service provider, Oxwash, which closed a £500,000 crowdfunding capital raise last month, has announced that they are aiming for net zero carbon emissions by 2023, in line with the UK government’s ambition to be carbon neutral by 2050.

3rd December 2021

Edtech startup Mindstone crowdfunds £1.4 million

Mindstone, an edtech platform rethinking online education to help people learn faster and remember more, has raised £1.44 million through a crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs.

18th November 2021

British green-tech, Oxwash clinches £500K in crowdfunder

Putting a sustainable spin on laundry, Oxwash, a UK-based startup backed by Twitter co-founder Biz Stone has raised £500,000 in equity investment through a public crowdfunder.

17th November 2021

Are Accelerator Funds (on the Seedrs Platform) still doing well?

James Murdoch assesses the performance of accelerator funds on Seedrs.

25th October 2021

Seedrs Private Deal Room gives professional investors access to private equity deals

Seedrs has launched Seedrs Private Deal Room, a new feature to improve professional investor access to angel, private equity, and venture capital opportunities. The launch of Private Deal Room is another step towards Seedrs’ mission to become the world’s largest private equity marketplace. 

20th October 2021

A retrospective on Future Fund equity crowdfunding

James Murdoch draws some conclusions  and poses some questions from his experiment in investing in the Future Fund through Equity Crowd Funding.

27th September 2021

The potential for success vs. the reality of risk in equity crowdfunding

James Murdoch uses some examples to illustrate both the full potential of success but also the reality of risk from companies in his portfolio.

21st September 2021

Trees for Life raises £2 million in less than 48 hours on Crowdfunder

A crowdfunding bond in partnership between leading rewilding charity Trees for Life and Triodos Bank UK has raised £2 million in less than 48 hours. It will be used to part-fund the world’s first rewilding centre in the Scottish Highlands.  The bond offer was launched on the evening of Monday 13 September and reached its target on Wednesday – making it Triodos Bank’s fastest ever crowdfunding raise to reach £2 million. The average investment size was £4,800, with 8% of investors based in Scotland.

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