Mar 1, 2019

Crowdfunding in search of the next Apple or Facebook

Online equity crowdfunding platforms - able to link new businesses with a "Crowd" of multiple small investors - first emerged in the UK in 2011. The risks of crowdfunding are high, and investors can lose all of their money if a business goes bust. FT Money meets the new generation of crowdfunding investors and asks what the traditional investment industry could learn from its growing popularity. Seedrs' secondary platform, the only secondary crowdfunding market, enables investors to buy and sell shares of Seedrs listed companies. Alongside the attractions of investing in a growing business, investors are often enticed by the tax breaks that crowdfunding offers, through the government's Enterprise Investment Scheme and Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme.

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