Wind of change as SyndicateRoom and Gust blow hot
Angel investor heavyweight Gust has joined forces with Cambridge UK equity crowdfunding platform SyndicateRoom to accelerate backing for early-stage business opportunities.
Their collaboration will enable syndication and online deal closing across both their respective platforms for UK-based angel investment opportunities
Gust is the world’s largest global network of early-stage investors and founders while SyndicateRoom is the UK’s only investor-led equity crowdfunding platform and was named Best Crowdfunding Platform 2015.
The service will provide Gust and SyndicateRoom members outside of the US and Canada with access to highly exclusive deal flow from the world’s leading angel groups.
Early-stage companies will accelerate their fundraising by syndicating their opportunity to individual investors on both the Gust and SyndicateRoom platforms, closing investment rounds in a matter of weeks instead of months.
Gust CEO, David Rose, said: “The UK is a hotbed of early-stage investment opportunities. As with other global innovation centres in the world, it is our goal to get innovative companies funded. Through our collaboration, investors on SyndicateRoom and Gust now have access to highly vetted angel deals and Gust and SyndicateRoom founders can close deals faster by syndicating across both platforms.
“By closing more quickly, angel groups can source better deals and founders of early-stage companies can spend less time on fundraising and more time on growing their business.”
Gonçalo de Vasconcelos (pictured above), CEO and Co-founder of SyndicateRoom, added: “Our partnership with Gust is based around a shared mission, which is to unite investors with entrepreneurs, to close an ever-growing number of investment rounds and to democratise access to investment in exciting growth businesses.
“Our unique investor-led model is given a boost with access to new opportunities from the world’s leading angel groups, while our investors will be excited by this unprecedented dealflow.”
As the world’s largest community of entrepreneurs and early stage investors from 190 countries, Gust is the official platform of the world’s leading national and international angel investor federations, including those in North America, South America, Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.
More than 300,000 startups have already used the platform to connect and collaborate with over 80,000 investment professionals.