Tennis champion and World No 2 Andy Murray is on the lookout for businesses with “dedication, hunger and professional standards” to bet his money on.
Through crowdfunding platform Seedrs, Murray has invested in three British businesses.
The other off-court interests of the tennis star include stakes in Cromlix Hotel in Kinbuck, Scotland, sports nutrition business MiTonics, mobile advertising firm Adludio, and his management company, 77. (Read:The Andy Murray business ventures you didn’t know about)
These are the three businesses Murray has invested in:
- London-based, healthier eating chain Tossed which has now exceeded its £750,000 target, as part of their Seedrs round, and is currently in overfunding
- Trillenium, a leading builder of 3D virtual reality shops, which has been backed by UK success story ASOS and has raised over £225,000 on Seedrs so far
- The Fuel Ventures Fund, founded by award-winning entrepreneur Mark Pearson of myvouchercodes.co.uk which raised £549,900 on Seedrs as part of their overall £30m venture fund
Murray said about these investments: “I’m excited to be investing in these driven entrepreneurs and their businesses on Seedrs. It’s important to me that I back people who I believe have the same dedication, hunger and professional standards as myself and always strive to be their best.”
“The three businesses I’ve chosen to kick off my crowdfunding investment portfolio are all in areas of industry I find interesting. Healthy eating is something I have to be passionate about as a sportsman, so Tossed was immediately one to consider, and the other two businesses are really pushing the boundaries of technology. I’m hoping that I can learn something from how they are edging ahead of the competition and take that vision onto the court with me. I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds for these businesses and continuing to work closely with Seedrs.”