In 2017, we announced our partnership with SeedInvest, America’s leading equity crowdfunding platform, in order to give UK investors access to American companies being funded on the SeedInvest platform. The collaboration was the first time a UK crowdfunding platform has partnered up with an American counterpart in this way.
The first American company on SeedInvest that opened to Crowdcube’s members was Keen Home, which develops proactive hardware and software products to protect and enhance a home's core systems. The company underwent SeedInvest’s careful vetting process, and resulted in Keen Home raising a total of £2.94m from 267 investors across the platforms.
We’re thrilled that investors have the opportunity to back exciting American companies through our partnership with SeedInvest. Among Keen Home’s existing investors are well-known American venture capital firms and major East Asian tech corporates, and now Crowdcube members. America is home to some of the world’s most exciting startup and growth-stage companies and through this unique partnership with SeedInvest, the investment opportunities for investors on Crowdcube are more diverse than ever before.
Ryan Feit, co-founder of SeedInvest, said: “As an industry crowdfunding is all about breaking down borders – for instance SeedInvest has taken the lead in opening up investment opportunities in startups to many more people than was previously the case. It makes sense that the fast-growing companies on SeedInvest’s platform should be able to reach out beyond America for funding as they grow their businesses and build their brands. We’re delighted to be helping Keen Home access crowd investment from the UK with the help of Crowdcube, our fellow-pioneers in equity crowdfunding.”
We're looking forward to welcoming more businesses this year and showcase American companies to our crowd of over half a million members.