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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

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.”

Henry Williams
Henry Williams

Henry has been writing for since 2015, covering everything from business finance and web builders to tax and red tape. He’s also contributed to many of our industry-renowned annual indexes, including Startups 100 and Young Guns, and created a number of the site’s popular how to guides. Before joining the team, he reviewed films for a culture website, and still harbours ambitions of being a screenwriter.


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