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Robotics funder Britbots launches new equity crowdfunding platform

Britbots, the mentoring organisation devoted to supporting British-based robotics start-ups, has launched 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 backed by the British Robotics Seed Fund, which raised in excess of GBP500,000 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.
 
Each of the companies listed on the platform will accept a minimum investment amount of GBP200, putting their shares well within the reach of mainstream investors. Additionally, most of the companies 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.
 
Dominic Keen, founder of Britbots, says: “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, says, “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.”

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