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GS1 UK partners with Seedrs to support small-business growth

Date: December 04, 2019

Category: Industry news

Small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the UK economy and make up more than 95 per cent of GS1 UK’s membership.

We are committed to making sure we are helping to guide them in the right direction, connecting them with the right types of partners that will allow them to grow.

To foster SMEs who are at the stage where they require capital to either get their product off the ground or make that transition to the next stage of growth, we are excited to announce a new partnership with Seedrs, the leading equity crowdfunding platform.

We’re delighted to partner with GS1 UK. Growing a business is no mean feat, and raising funds can be one of the most difficult aspects, so it’s great to be able to offer our guidance, support and funding services to GS1 UK’s community alongside the other partners like the DIT and Young Foodies.”

Tom Horbye, Head of Campaigns at Seedrs

Seedrs large and engaged community of crowd and institutional investors helps highly scalable businesses to raise development capital. Through our partnership with Seedrs, GS1 UK members can benefit from their unique nominee structure, stellar team support and a leading 74 per cent funding success rate.

A whole host of well-known companies have raised investment successfully on Seedrs, including Revolut, Oddbox, BlowLTD, Urban, Airsorted, Spare Fruit and many others.

Most importantly, if you're looking to raise capital, you can now access Seedrs' fast track application here*.

Investors are focused on innovative challenger brands, who are expanding at a rapid scale and disrupting the global market. At GS1 UK we understand the challenge of transitioning from start-up to scale-up and critically, the need for investment for business success.

“In partnership with Seedrs, we can continue to support the future of British business, by providing guidance and connections to catalyst investors for development funds.”

Raj Burman, Head of SME at GS1 UK

Our community partners

Seedrs joins a roster of other carefully picked community partners, ranging from the Young Foodies to the Department of International Trade. Discover more about how our community partners can help to grow your business here.

*Please note if you are successful in raising capital with Seedrs, GS1 UK may receive a referral fee.