We’ll start hosting weekly Ask Me Anything (AMA) sessions with the entrepreneurs behind unlisted and listed companies, every Friday. We have a few lined up that we cannot wait to announce!
This week, we have a special treat coming. Jeff Lynn, the co-founder of Seedrs kindly agreed to tackle your questions on Friday at 10 AM on the 13th March.
Jeff and his co-founder Carlos came up with the idea of Seedrs during their time at Oxford.
Carlos had the idea of a platform for people to invest in startups, with equity.
Jeff was a lawyer in previous life, and he was fascinated about the challenges around making this work legally. He quickly realised that it was not just theoretically doable in the UK but also a really compelling business idea.
As many in our community know, early-stage equity investment is a vast area of the capital markets, but historically it was inefficient and chaotic. That’s the problem Seedrs is working to solve! Some notable raises on the platform include Revolut, Perkbox, Wealthify and Urban Massage.
Drop any questions for Jeff in the comments!
Jeff Lynn is Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Seedrs, one of the world’s largest equity crowdfunding platforms. In addition to his work at Seedrs, Jeff also serves as founding Chairman of The Coalition for a Digital Economy, a non-profit advocacy group for digital startups and SMEs. He has been named one of the 100 most influential men in Britain by GQ and one of the ten coolest people in UK tech by Business Insider. There has been over £840 million invested on the platform, funding 980 deals since 2012 including Revolut, Perkbox, Wealthify and Urban Massage. Today, Jeff is driving forward Seedrs’ plans to be a full-scale private equity investment platform where investors can buy and sell shares in unlisted companies, and where ambitious entrepreneurs can gain investment for their businesses, building communities in the process.