Dealflow | December 6, 2021

Republic buys U.K. equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs

Jessica Pothering
ImpactAlpha Editor

Jessica Pothering

ImpactAlpha, December 6 – London-based Seedrs, one of the world’s first regulated equity crowdfunding platforms, has channeled £1.5 billion to startups since 2009. U.S.-based Republic has bought Seedrs “to advance our mission to democratize private investment globally.”

Seedrs is seeking a license in Ireland as a gateway to all 27 countries in the E.U., which has adopted new equity crowdfunding regulations.

The $100 million acquisition follows Republic’s $150 million Series B funding round in October. The deal will make Republic’s other investment offerings in crypto, real estate and gaming accessible to European investors, while giving Republic’s investors access to Seedrs’ secondary market.