Oliver is CEO and Co Founder of Envestors Private Investor Network. Envestors is a private investor network which has invested over £100m into over 200 companies. Oliver sits on the Board of the UK Crowdfunding Association (UKCFA) and sat on the Board of the UK Business Angels Association (UKBAA) from 2006 to 2014. He is also a Member of Court at Imperial College (London).
Established in 2004, Envestors Ltd, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), is one of the leading private investor networks which sits “above the crowd”. Over 3,000 sophisticated investors have registered on the Envestors platform and invest a minimum of £25,000 (average £42,000) per transaction. Envestors has offices in London, Jersey and Dubai and has won numerous awards including “Private Investor Network of the Year” on three occasions. www.envestors.co.uk.
In 2016, Envestors launched Envestry™ its online investment platform which it licenses on a white-label basis to 30 organizations and networks wanting their own FCA regulated funding platform. www.envestry.com
Are crowd funding platforms going to make money for investors?
We are witnessing an ever-increasing number of crowd-funding platforms in the market. We are already aware of the benefits they provide to companies but what about the investors? Oliver delves into the various new platform options to see how they can be better utilised to ensure that investors are not the ones left behind.