The 20 biggest crowdfunding campaigns of 2017

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Date: 26.02.2018

LONDON — 2017 has been another solid year for crowdfunding.

Seedrs, one of the UK's biggest crowdfunding platforms, surpassed £300 million invested across the platform since its launch and the total invested through crowdfunding surpassed 2016's total.

That's according to Off3r, a comparison site that lets retail investors compare investment options. Off3r calculates that British startups raised £229 million through crowdfunding this year, around £12 million more than in 2016.

Off3r has rounded up a list of the top 20 crowdfunding campaigns of the year, covering everything from digital banking to healthcare.

Here are the companies that crowdfunded the most this year:

  1. Core Collective — £2 million

Core Collective provides pay-as-you-go fitness classes.Shutterstock

Total raised: £2 million.

Platform: Seedrs.

Month: April.

What is it? Pay-as- you-go fitness class provider.

  1. GripIt — £2 million

Screenshot/GripIt

Total raised: £2 million.

Platform: Crowdcube.

Month: March.

What is it? Heavy duty plasterboard fixings.

  1. Warwick Audio — £2.1 million

Warwick Audio/Screenshot

Total raised: £2.1 million.

Platform: SyndicateRoom.

Month: July.

What is it? Audio technology developer.

  1. Integumen — £2.1 million

Screenshot/Integumen

Total raised: £2.1 million.

Platform: Crowd For Angels.

Month: April.

What is it? Personal health company.

  1. JustPark — £2.2 million

JustPark

Total raised: £2.2 million.

Platform: Crowdcube.

Month: December.

What is it? Helping drivers find a parking spot.

  1. Den — £2.2 million

Screenshot/website

Total raised: £2.2 million.

Platform: Seedrs.

Month: March.

What is it? Smart-home products.

  1. Cocoon — £2.3 million

Cocoon's logo.Cocoon

Total raised: £2.3 million.

Platform: Crowdcube.

Month: March.

What is it? All-in-one home security system

  1. Landbay — £2.4 million

Landbay cofounder and CCO Grey Stern, left, with CEO and cofounder John Goodall.Landbay

Total raised: £2.4 million.

Platform: Seedrs.

Month: August.

What is it? Peer-to- peer lending platform.

  1. Monzo — £2.5 million

Startup bank Monzo was forced to change its name from Mondo following a trademark dispute last year.Monzo

Total raised: £2.5 million.

Platform: Crowdcube.

Month: March.

What is it? Digital bank.

  1. Commuter Club — £2.5 million

Commuters travel on the Northern Line of the London Underground.Oli Scarff/Getty Images

Total raised: £2.5 million.

Platform: Seedrs.

Month: October

What is it? Financial services company providing monthly instalment travel cards.

  1. DueDul — £2.6 million

DueDil's logo at its London offices.Oscar Williams-Grut/Business Insider

Total raised: £2.6 million.

Platform: Venture Founders.

Month: September.

What is it? Due diligence tool providing business, accounting and director information.

  1. Peptinnovte — £2.7 million.

A man takes a puff on an asthma inhaler.REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon

Total raised: £2.7 million.

Platform: SyndicateRoom.

Month: June

What is it? Asthma regulation drug development company.

  1. Bolt Mobility — £2.8 million.

The Bolt Mobility scooter.Bolt Mobility

Total raised: £2.8 million.

Platform: Seedrs.

Month: September.

What is it? All-electric scooter with smartphone connectivity.

  1. Keen Home — £2.9 million

The Keen vent with the app.Keen

Total raised: £2.9 million.

Platform: Crowdcube.

Month: September.

What is it? Home temperature system.

  1. VitaMojo — £3.2 million

VitaMojo

Total raised: £3.2 million.

Platform: Crowdcube.

 

Month: May.

What is it? A cashless health-focused, restaurant where you can pre-order your customised meals.

  1. Lightpoint Medical — £3.3 million

Lightpoint Medical

Total raised: £3.3 million.

Platform: Venture Founders.

Month: March.

What is it? Molecular imaging technology.

  1. Revolut — £3.9 million

Revolut cofounder and CEO Nikolay Storonsky.Revolut

Total raised: £3.9 million.

Platform: Seedrs.

Month: August.

What is it? Digital bank.

  1. Hopster — £4.8 million

Screenshot/Hopster

Total raised: £4.8 million.

Platform: Venture Founders.

Month: June.

What is it? Ad-free TV and learning app for children.

  1. Hibergene Diagnostics — £5.7 million

Screenshot/Hibergene

Total raised: £5.7 million.

Platform: SyndicateRoom.

Month: March.

What is it? A molecular diagnostics company.

  1. Seedrs — £6 million

Jeff Kelisky, CEO of Seedrs.Seedrs

Total raised: £6 million.

Platform: Seedrs.

Month: October.

What is it? Equity crowdfunding platform

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