Nothing artificial about this intelligent coupling
Envestry and Britbots
The forthcoming decade looks certain to herald a golden age for robotics with genius technologies making their way out of the lab and into all our daily lives.
BRITBOTS CROWD is the world’s first dedicated equity crowd-funding platform for high potential companies in field of robotics and associated technologies.
Successful British entrepreneur Dominic Keen, though originally an engineer, spent the early part of his career in Venture Capital before going on to start a high-growth software business which floated on the Stock Exchange in 2012. Having always been fascinated by robotics and artificial intelligence, in December 2016 he launched the British Robotic Seed Fund, which has helped fund exciting ventures in this field to maximize their growth potential.
‘We support roboticists get their inventions out of the lab and to the field. Crucially, BRITBOTS support exciting start-ups find their initial customers and establish the marketing activities that ensure ongoing business growth. We are also available, in certain circumstances, to provide consulting services to larger organisations that seek to conceive and deliver transformational projects that leverage the most recent advances in robotics and artificial intelligence’
‘Many robotics initiatives require external funding to support the costs of product development and deployment in the field. Britain offers one of the most attractive business environments in the world to nurture new robotics propositions. BRITBOTS provides a suite of services to assist roboticists to raise capital efficiently. Additionally we help unlock grants and other public resources which might boost the chances of success of a concept. It is estimated that this market will be worth over $20tn by 2021’.
‘This is why I chose ENVESTRY. We joined forces in the summer of 2017 and the platform has proven invaluable in reaching out to a broader range of investors. You can’t pick up a paper these days without reading something written about robots or artificial intelligence and it is becoming very much part of the national psyche. This, naturally, translates into investor appetites’.
HAVING WORKED WITH MEMBERS OF THE ENVESTRY TEAM OVER MANY YEARS, I HAD NO DOUBTS IN THEIR ABILITY TO DELIVER A PLATFORM THAT WOULD BE USER- FRIENDLY FOR THE INVESTOR, WHILST MAINTAINING RIGOUR AND TRANSPARENCY
‘I didn’t really want to use a general crowdfunding platform as robotics doesn’t necessarily jump off the page in the same way as, say, a consumer company would. Therefore, setting up a white label platform for the sophisticated investor rather than just a generalist one made a lot of sense. ENVESTRY has been key in enabling me to do this’.
‘Having worked with members of the ENVESTRY team over many years, I had no doubts in their ability to deliver a platform that would be user-friendly for the investor, whilst maintaining rigour and transparency.’
‘Typically, we look to source investments of between £300,000 and £400,000 in each startup and focus more on market-ready robotics rather than research. With the decreasing cost of hardware, some of the world’s most advanced robotics businesses being currently established in the UK. BRITBOTS is well positioned to ensure that these companies are able to maximize future success’.
ENVESTRY is a white-labelled FCA regulated equity crowdfunding platform, which organizations license to help them to manage investors and deals. The key benefits for licensees are that it offers a complete set of tools for managing deals and investors (dashboards, CRM tools, online book-building tools etc.), FCA regulatory cover and the opportunity to syndicate as part of the enlarged ENVESTRY network of networks.
‘It really is simple. An investor can register and see what opportunities are available on britbots. envestry.com. All the information is already loaded on the platform, so the potential investor has instant access to the necessary financial, legal and administrative details’.
BRITBOTS and ENVESTRY, plugging the power in a virtual world.
This post was created on November 9 2017 by Juliet Brine