Sarah Eddie is now following Seedrs02/09/2022
Seedrs partners with Andy Murray 06/2015 Andy Murray and his wife Kim had their wedding reception at the Perthshire hotel which he owns <p>Andy Murray has entered into a business partnership with crowdfunding website Seedrs.<p>The tennis champion will provide the firm with advice on firms working in the health, sport and wearable technology markets. <p>He will also invest in a number of start-ups.<p>Equity crowdfunding involves raising finance through small investments from a large number of people using online platforms. <p>The market has experienced rapid growth in recent years and, since launching in July 2012, Seedrs has reported month-on-month growth of 15%. 'Huge responsibility' <p>Murray said: "I've always been interested in investment, and being able to get involved in an innovative way to help support British start-ups really appealed to me.<p>"Equally as important was working with people I trusted and who fully understood the huge responsibility of handling people's money."<p>Murray already owns a management company and he has a property portfolio, which includes the five-star Cromlix House Hotel in Kinbuck.<p>He opened the luxury hotel in April 2014 and had his wedding reception at the venue a year later, when he married his wife, Kim.<p>Jeff Lynn, chief executive and co-founder of Seedrs, said: "Andy Murray is the perfect partner for Seedrs as we drive our growth to the next level. <p>"In many ways, he represents the exact combination of qualities that entrepreneurs need to be successful: determination, focus, integrity and skill."