Envestors, the UK’s leading private investor network, has unveiled a digital platform enabling sophisticated investors and high-growth businesses to meet, interact and finance growth in a secure environment.
The Envestors platform, powered by Myedash.com, addresses through financial technology the demand from high-net-worth investors for improvements in the equity investing and portfolio management process. It draws on the experience of the Envestors team in serving the needs of sophisticated UK and international investors over 10 years.
Envestors is enhancing its established, industry-leading service by bringing to its network of over 2,000 members a single online channel through which individuals, family offices and funds can access handpicked growth businesses that are seeking funding. Users benefit from detailed company information and smart-tracking technology that highlights opportunities tailored to their specific preferences.
The company has been working on the project for several months in conjunction with its Chairman Kevin Lomax, founder and former CEO of the global technology group Mysis, and the cloud entrepreneur Julian Box, an Envestors Director who is co-founder and CEO of the technology company Calligo.
The platform is a further strengthening of Envestors’ strategy of delivering high-quality opportunities to sophisticated investors while providing essential finance and strategic expertise to selected growth businesses to increase their capacity of success. Envestors is a long-term partner to both companies and investors – profiling, engaging and monitoring investments through to exit.
In contrast to crowdfunding with its typically smaller, earlier-stage projects, Envestors’ secure platform serves fully the needs of those individuals and groups looking to make significant investments of £25,000 or more in growth companies, in some cases taking boardroom positions.
Myedash.com technology allows users to access detailed, confidential company information online, with data room access as they move towards closing a deal. Envestors’ members can exchange information and insights and collaborate with other investors. And they now have a single platform from which to monitor and manage a high-growth company portfolio comprising multiple holdings.
Oliver Woolley, CEO and co-founder of Envestors, says: “Investors’ biggest frustration across our sector is identifying the best opportunities and staying in touch with companies once a commitment is made. Myedash.com provides bespoke deal flow addressing members’ specific interests. Through one platform they can monitor their growth-company investments, engaging with companies and other investors on prospects, progress and valuation.”
Kevin Lomax, Envestors Chairman, says: “Growth companies create wealth and employment but accessing the right sort of funding to propel success is crucial. Having invested in many, I know the key element is people. With Myedash.com, the Envestors team have created the ideal partnership environment, one where experienced investors can engage with the most promising businesses at the right time, to provide the funding and expert guidance they need to deliver rapid, sustainable growth.”