InvestingZone have announced the launch of a brand new crowdfunding platform for buying shares in unlisted UK companies.
InvestingZone claim they are set to professionalise the crowdfunding industry, going a long way toward filling the funding gap left by some banks and boast private investor backers themselves including City heavyweight Jon Moulton, Chairman of Better Capital
“The market is ripe for crowdfunding. A real opportunity for a new method of raising money at a sensible cost has appeared,” said Moulton. “Poor returns on savings, coupled with great tax incentives, can make unlisted equities an attractive proposition. Good UK prospects are going unfunded. InvestingZone can bridge this gap to connect investors with opportunities.”
InvestingZone is the only equity platform that has emerged directly from an established early stage VC and is run by experienced City players. Backed by equity investor E-Synergy, InvestingZone is professionalising the crowdfunding concept with venture capital expertise. Investors can also tap into tax incentives, such as the Seed Enterprise Investment Scheme (SEIS).
A number of start-ups have already listed their details on InvestingZone and company sectors range from clean tech, SaaS companies, Media and Ecommerce.
“InvestingZone is driving an evolution in the financial services sector, accelerating the pace of growth in early-stage companies with this new source of funding,” said Jean Miller, CEO and co-founder of InvestingZone. “This puts investors firmly in the driving seat, enabling thousands of business-savvy people to buy shares in unlisted companies online. The ’crowd’ can do every bit as well as the so-called professional investors, release vast amounts of stagnant cash for the benefit of national growth and, as important as all this, have some fun doing it.”
InvestingZone’s platform has been is optimised for tablet and mobile devices, accessible anytime and anywhere. The platform offers sophisticated tools and services to help business investors make informed decisions and minimise investment risk, including a dashboard to monitor and manage investment portfolios on the go.
InvestingZone is an appointed representative of E-Synergy Ltd, authorised and regulated by the FCA. This means all companies are prequalified before publication for investment, and approved by E-Synergy as “fair, clear, and not misleading”.