Seedrs CEO Named in Top 100 Most Influential

SeedrsJeff Lynn, the co-founder and CEO of crowdsourcing platform Seedrs has been named in GQ magazine’s Most Influential Men list for 2013.

Coming in at number 55 out of the top 100, Jeff Lynn rubs shoulders with better-known entrepreneurs such as Sir Richard Branson, Sir Martin Sorrell and also Sir James Dyson.

But the list did not just include businessmen and the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, topped the bill with other political names in the top ten and influential personalities such as the film director Danny Boyle.

With just six months since Seedrs launched, Jeff Lynn said he was "thrilled" to be included in the list and was apparently the only technologist from "Tech City" in London’s East End, to be included, adding:

“…it shows that our efforts at Seedrs to open up this new investment opportunity to a much wider audience, while directly stimulating UK economic growth, have been recognised as the beginning of something big.”

Seedrs have provided crowdfunded equity from 4,000 investors to a dozen priming startup ventures since the platform’s launch and recently gained full regulatory approval from the Financial Standards Authority (FSA).

In December the FSA-regulated Seedrs was granted membership of the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA).

Speaking of the recognition that Seedrs has gained in a few short months, Jeff Lynn spoke positively of the attention his finance company was getting:

“The fact that Seedrs was the very first equity crowdfunding platform anywhere in the world to gain full regulatory approval – and that the UK is leading the development of this new sector, even well ahead of the USA – will have helped our recognition as the undisputed leader in this rapidly evolving field”

Prior to the current accolade for its co-founder, Seedrs was named one of "East London’s 20 Hottest Startups" by The Guardian in July and was US magazine Wired’s "Startup of the Week" in August 2012.

For full details see the Seedrs website.

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