Andy Murray OBE invests in three more UK start-ups via Seedrs
The tennis star has invested in MacRebur, VPAR and Bijou Commerce – growing his crowdfunding portfolio to 20 businesses
World number one tennis star Andy Murray OBE has invested in three more start-ups on equity-based crowdfunding platform Seedrs, extending his investment portfolio to more than 20 businesses.
Backing MacRebur, VPAR and Bijou Commerce, Murray’s investments follow on from his involvement in crowdfunding campaigns for peer-to-peer currency exchange platform WeSwap and perks and benefits scheme PerkBox.
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Scottish start-up MacRebur, which makes roads out of waste plastic, surpassed its £590,000 target – overfunding to almost £1.3m.
VPAR is a golfing app that helps users track their score and choose the right club, while Bijou Commerce allows retailers build mobile shops.
On the investments, Murray commented:
“I’m continuing to grow my portfolio through Seedrs and have tried to choose companies that I inspire me from as many different sectors as possible. I was interested in MacRebur because I am really impressed by their ambition to make a massive economic and environmental difference to road construction worldwide.
“VPAR appealed me because I enjoy golf and it’s something I could see myself using once I finish playing tennis, and Bijou Commerce is a ground-breaking tech company which will hopefully revolutionise retail.”
Toby McCartney, the CEO and co-founder of MacRebur said:
“The last few weeks have been incredible as more and more people have got on board with MacRebur from around Britain and also Italy, Spain, France, Germany, Latvia and Portugal. To say we are all delighted that our Scottish hero, Andy Murray has now invested in MacRebur through Seedrs would be an understatement.
“We’re staggered at our final amount and so proud at what we’ve achieved so far. Fingers crossed we can persuade Andy to let us pave his driveway at Cromlix House.”