Tennis star Andy Murray backs five UK start-ups via Seedrs

British tennis player’s latest crowdfunding investments include superfood start-up Oppo Ice Cream and discount season ticket company CommuterClub

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It was announced today that British tennis champion Andy Murray has invested in five early-stage UK businesses on equity-based crowdfunding platform Seedrs.

After partnering with the seed-stage crowdfunding site last year, Murray’s latest investments for 2016 include Oppo Ice Cream, Startups 100-listed travel ticket subscription service CommuterClub, peer-to-peer (P2P) lender Landbay, film streaming service We Are Colony, and “Netflix for magazines” business Readbug.

“Healthy” ice cream start-up Oppo smashed its crowdfunding target to secure £390,000 in just over a week in January, while CommuterClub – which helps commuters save time and money on season tickets – has raised more than £350,000 in its current round.

On his crowdfunding investments, Murray commented: “Giving recognition and support to British entrepreneurs is important to me, especially those who are the driving force behind growth-focused businesses.

“Every one of these entrepreneurs is inspirational and dedicated to their business and I’m excited to have invested in their team’s vision and work ethic.”

Jeff Lynn, CEO of Seedrs, continued: “It’s great to see Murray supporting British entrepreneurs so actively on Seedrs by investing in their businesses.”

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