Andy Murray kicks off crowdfunding portfolio with Young Gun investments
Tennis champion has backed Mark Pearson's Fuel Ventures Fund and Vincent McKevitt's healthy eating chain Tossed on the Seedrs platform
It has been announced today that tennis star Andy Murray has invested in UK businesses Tossed; the food chain founded by Young Gun Vincent McKevitt, and Fuel Ventures; the new e-commerce fund launched by fellow Young Gun and MyVoucherCodes.co.uk founder Mark Pearson.
The undisclosed investments, made via equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs, are said to mark the first of a series of many for the world’s second best tennis player and comes just months after Murray joined Seedrs as ‘strategic advisor’.
The tennis player has also backed Trillenium-a specialist in 3D virtual reality shops-as it looks to hit its funding target.
Murray commented: “I’m excited to be investing in these driven entrepreneurs and their businesses on Seedrs. It’s important to me that I back people who I believe have the same dedication, hunger and professional standards as myself and always strive to be their best.
“The three businesses I’ve chosen to kick off my crowdfunding investment portfolio are all in areas of industry I find interesting. Healthy eating is something I have to be passionate about as a sportsman, so Tossed was immediately one to consider, and the other two businesses are really pushing the boundaries of technology.”