Andy Murray joins advisory board of crowdfunding platform Seedrs

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Murray, the current world number three, will advise the firm, which helps small business raise cash, in respect to firms in the health, sport and wearable technology spaces.

The move builds on 28-year-old Murray’s growing business empire, which includes his management company 77 and the Cromlix House hotel close to his hometown, Dublane, Scotland.

The Scot has long had an interest in crowdfunding and will be investing regularly in the startups and other early-stage business using Seedrs.

The recently-married former Wimbledon champion said: “I’ve always been interested in investment, and being able to get involved in an innovative way to help support British startups really appealed to me.

 

“Equally as important was working with people I trusted and who fully understood the huge responsibility of handling people’s money.”

Murray, who last week lost in the semi-final of the French open to world number one Novak Djokovic, has also invested in property in the US and the UK.

 

Jeff Lynn, chief executive and co-founder of Seedrs said: “Andy Murray is the perfect partner for Seedrs as we drive our growth to the next level.

“In many ways, he represents the exact combination of qualities that entrepreneurs need to be successful: determination, focus, integrity and skill.”

Source Article from http://www.standard.co.uk/business/business-news/andy-murray-joins-advisory-board-of-crowdfunding-platform-seedrs-10305738.html

June 9, 2015 |
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