The lack of disposable income casts shadows on the good performance of the industry in the first semester of the year.
Uncertain future signals a potential negative impact on the willingness of risking large sums of money as crowdfunders confirm to be the major investor type.
What Beauhurst’s data reveal and who leads the market.
British crowdfunders invested £53.8m over 83 deals.
Life-science businesses report the highest-valued exit while fintech the highest rate of growth. De Vasconcelos: “Let’s see if cryptocurrencies can rival that.”
Just 31% have a female executive.
80% want to re-enter the tech ecosystem and support it post-exit.
Seedrs, Crowdcube, SyndicateRoom and VentureFounders firmly hold the market leadership, according to London-based research house Beauhurst.
However, the first half of 2017 saw a record amount invested into high-growth businesses.
Pedro Madeira: “Crowdfunding has emerged as significant source of high-growth company finance in the last few years.”
According to the latest findings from Beauhurst.
Beauhurst’s Pedro Madeira: “It is a virtuous circle.”
Oliver* met up with Beauhurst, to discuss about the main trends in the British equity crowdfunding industry in 2016 and what’s next. [EXCLUSIVE]