Seedrs' co-founder Jeff Lynn goes out of beta as the platform introduces AutoInvest, a new investment bot for early-stage private companies which constitutes equity crowdfunding’s first move into automation: "This is a very exciting release for us, and for me personally, as it represents the initial realisation of a vision we have had for quite some time."

"Crowdfunding surpassed bank finance to become entrepreneurs’ second-most favoured method of raising funds, behind venture capital, according to EY." (The Telegraph)