Andy Murray backs UK start-ups on crowdfunding platform Seedrs

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Andy Murray, the number one male tennis player in the world, has backed several start-up companies on crowdfunding platform Seedrs.

The tennis player has invested undisclosed amounts in tech start-up Den and helmet company Morpher, increasing his portfolio on the platform to more than 20 companies.

Den, a self-professed smart home system which promises to transform “the way people use light switches and plug sockets around the world” has raised over £1.45m on Seedrs so far.

Murray said: “Den is exactly the kind of innovative smart technology households around the globe will utilise in the future.”

Thomas Davies, chief investment officer at Seedrs, said: “We are delighted that Andy continues to be so active in early-stage investment and his recent investments on Seedrs into Den and Morpher reaffirm this.”

Andy Murray also sits on Seedr’s Advisory Board along with Lyft co-founder and CEO Logan Green, Editor-at-large of TechCrunch Mike Butcher and other tech heavy-hitters.

Another Seedr success story is that of Edinburgh-based accounting software FreeAgent which managed to raise £1.2 million on the platform in 2015.