The equity crowdfunding platform has appointed the former CEO of lastminute.com and former COO of Betfair as non-executive directors.
With the objective of continuing its growth seen in 2017, Seedrs has made two new additions to its board in the form of Ian McCaig and Mark Brooker, the crowdfunding platform announced today.
Ian McCaig, former CEO of lastminute.com and First Utility, has eleven years’ experience as chief executive assisting the two companies to a £577m acquisition to Sabre Holdings and £1b in revenue, respectively.
Mark Brooker gained his experience raising equity capital through 17 years of investment banking for leading banks, Morgan Stanley and Merrill Lynch. He later moved to Betfair, working in several different roles over 6 years, including COO and later transferred over to Trainline continuing in the same role.
Seedrs showed significant growth in the release of its 2017 accounts. After minimal expansion in 2016, the company saw 87 per cent growth in revenue and nearly doubled its turnover to £2.02m, one year on.
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