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Robotics funder launches equity co-investment platform

Britbots, the mentoring organisation devoted to supporting British-based robotics start-ups, has recentlylaunched Britbots CROWD, the world’s first dedicated equity crowd-funding platform for high potential companies in field of robotics and associated technologies.

Many of the companies listed will have already been back by the British Robotics Seed Fundwhich raised in excess of £500,000 in its first fund, and will announce the opening of its second fund later this autumn.

As automation and robotisation drive significant productivity improvements across the global economy, the Britbots CROWD platform gives private investors the opportunity to build up a personal share-portfolio comprising of some of the most exciting companies at the leading-edge of this important contemporary investment theme.

Most of the companies listed offer investors attractive tax incentives under SEIS or EIS; and they benefit from active mentoring and business development support from Britbots, raising the likelihood of delivering attractive downstream returns to investors.

Over the forthcoming weeks a selection of exciting companies will open for investment on the platform crowd.britbots.com

Dominic Keen, founder of Britbots, commented, “Whilst talking to investors about the British Robotics Seed Fund we realised that there was a broad appetite amongst investors to include some high-potential robotics businesses in their portfolio on a discretionary basis without necessarily going down the fund route. Hence we are delighted to have launched Britbots CROWD, the world’s only dedicated equity crowd-funding platform for robotics companies, giving investors direct access to this exciting class of investments for the first time.”

Thiago Azevedo, CEO of ZOA Robotics said, “I’m pleased to be working with Britbots CROWD to source new investors for our current funding round. It can be difficult to identify investors who are specifically interested in robotics companies when using other equity crowdfunding platforms and so I’m confident that Britbots CROWD will do a good job in filling this niche.”

The technology used by Britbots CROWD has been developed by Envestry, who also provide FCA-regulatory oversights for the company listings.

Further information is available athttp://crowd.britbots.com

About Britbots

High Growth Robotics Limited trading as Britbots is a business mentoring company that seeks to champion the achievements of robotics start-up across the UK. As well as administering the British Robotics Seed Fund, its activities include: consulting on growth strategies; professional training; and a think-tank on the use of robotics in public policy. (www.britbots.com)

Robotics funder launches equity co-investment platform

By Britbots17 Oct 2017