Creatives in the UK will soon have a new way to pitch for funds to start new studios or labels, thanks to the launch of a new website called Seedrs, which enables start-ups to crowdsource equity capital from friends, family and third-party investors. It's similar in principle to Kickstarter, but allows you to get investment for businesses as well as projects
Unlike some other crowd investment services, Seedrs continues to manage the equity on behalf of the investors, acting as a middleman to broker the relationship between the start-up and investor. The firm is authorised and regulated by the Financial Service Authorities (FSA).
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