Secondary Market Watch-List: April | Seedrs

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Secondary Market Watch-List: April | Seedrs

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On the first Tuesday of every month, we launch yet another cycle on the Secondary Market!

Choosing investment opportunities to diversify your portfolio can be a challenge, especially as we add more and more businesses into the mix. That’s why we created this watch-list. Every month, we select three businesses that have shown significant growth, with active share lots available on the Secondary Market – meaning that even though they aren’t currently fundraising, you still have the chance to purchase equity.

Keep reading to find out which opportunities we’re watching this month.

The agricultural trading market has been slower to evolve in the digital era, which is why Hectare Agritech built a leading agri-marketplace, serving to disrupt old-fashioned, paper-based trading mechanisms. By November 2020, the startup had built a network effect with around 75,000 registered farmers, representing 50% of all UK farms.

In essence, Hectare aims to simplify the way farmers do business. It operates two online platforms – SellMyLivestock and Graindex, and with both, delivers a compelling value-added proposition to UK farmers by reducing transaction costs by up to 90%*. It’s been a big year for the agritech disruptor. In 2020, it closed a £3.3M investment round, financed by existing investors. The team has grown to over 25, including newly appointed Chief Growth Officer, Vanessa Lenssen. 

Hectare is live on the Secondary Market now, at an indicative valuation of £20.7M. There are limited sharelots available for purchase, starting at £4.50. View shares and updates here.

🗞️ Hectare In the News

 ➤ Hectare Feature – BBC Radio 4

 ➤ Alternatives to selling livestock at markets this autumn – Farmers Weekly

* Based on internal 2019 estimates

Despite the restrictions due to COVID-19, 2020 was a year of growth for property investment platform Brickowner, which has garnered support from over 2,400 investors on Seedrs since its first fundraising round in 2016.

With a vision to  become the leading service provider for property developers and asset managers wanting to improve the cost and efficiency of onboarding and managing their investors, Brickowner had successfully exited 5 of its investments by November 2020, all of which achieved their projected returns, and delivered an average annualised net return to investors of 11.3%. According to the company’s 2021 investor update, platform transactions in Q1 of 2021 were over 3 times that same figure for the last quarter of 2020. Brickowner’s new secondary market, which was launched in February 2021, saw over 100 transactions in Q1 of this year.

Brickowner is live on the Secondary Market now, at an indicative valuation of £13.6M. There are limited sharelots available for purchase, starting at £3.68. View shares and updates here.

🗞️ Brickowner In the News

 ➤  Investment Platform Brickowner Says Investors Poised to Invest in Property – Crowdfund Insider 

 ➤ London-based startup Brickowner bags £500K to make property investments easier – UKTN

 ➤ Brickowner launches secondary market – Property Reporter

 ➤ Brickowner chief predicts 1920s-style property boom – P2P Finance News

With its sights on IPO by 2023, 100% ultra-sustainable home products brand The Cheeky Panda set records this year. The brand is already profitable per unit, with monthly sales passing £500K* for the first time in March of 2020, and then £1M* in May. 

After closing a successful secondary share sale in January 2021, the startup – and certified B Corp – closed two additional major retailers in Switzerland and the USA, taking it one step closer to dominating the $200B global hygiene market. With over 1,000 5 star reviews across multiple platforms including Amazon, Morrisions and Ocado, The Cheeky Panda is bringing ethical consumption into the mainstream.

The Cheeky Panda is live on the Secondary Market now, at an indicative valuation of £55M. There are limited sharelots available for purchase, starting at £36. View shares and updates here.

🗞️ The Cheeky Panda In the News

 ➤  Cheeky Panda cleans up with £2m fundraising – The Grocer

 ➤  Look after the pennies, and the pounds should take care of themselves – Elite Global

 ➤  Edinburgh Zoo boosted by £50,000 donation from The Cheeky Panda – The Herald

To continue browsing live opportunities on the Secondary Market, visit here.

* Not all shares will be eligible for the Secondary Market and, even if they are, the ability to buy and sell shares will depend on demand. It can be difficult to find a buyer or seller, and investors should not assume that an early exit will be available just because a secondary market exists.

**Based on unaudited management accounts.

Michaela Salomon

Michaela Salomon

Campaign Support Team

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