Andy Murray makes his first crowdfunding investment

He’s invested five undisclosed sums in businesses via equity crowdfunding platform Seedrs.

The world number two ranked tennis player (pictured) has invested in Oppo Ice Cream, annual travel ticket subscription service CommuterClub, peer-to-peer lender Landbay, We Are Colony, a global film streaming platform, and Readbug, described as ‘Netflix for magazines’.

Murray says: “Giving recognition and support to British entrepreneurs is important to me, especially those who are the driving force behind growth focused businesses.

“Every one of these entrepreneurs is inspirational and dedicated to their business and I’m excited to have invested in their team’s vision and work ethic.

“It’s been an exciting start to 2016 for me for many reasons. To see Seedrs reach £100 million on the platform and so many ambitious and dynamic businesses currently fundraising means it’s a great start to 2016 for them as well.”

Seedrs allows all types of investors to invest as little or as much as they like, while enabling businesses to raise capital through an efficient online process.

Authorised and regulated by the UK Financial Conduct Authority, it has more than £100 million invested on its platform, funded over 320 deals to date and on average raises up to £7 million per month.

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