The early-stage investment platform, backed by star fund manager Neil Woodford and Andy Murray, recently welcomed new CEO Jeff Kelisky. ‘We have a track record of delivering many firsts to the market, and this is only the beginning,’ he says. He looks forward to building on the £230 million the firm has already invested across 510 deals.Kelisky, previously the firm’s COO and an IBM alum, receives warm praise from predecessor Jeff Lynn, pointing to his ‘string of highgrowth transformations’. Founded in 2009, Seedrs is the world’s first regulated crowdfunding platform. Allowing small scale investments from £500-£1,000 means there is no need for funders to ‘sell their souls’ to support a business.