Despite Brexit and statistics showing crowdfunding activity has slowed due to the referendum, Nordic Investorsdor has decided to start a branch in the UK.
The idea is that Invesdor’s investor circle, which is mostly made up of people from Sweden, Denmark, Finland and Norway, will be able to invest more easily in smaller British companies.
Henrik Ottosson, who has a past as Director of Nordic countries at Société Générale in London and at RBS, has been appointed head of the new branch. He has been at Investdor in an advisory role since 2015.
This crowdfunding due to Brexit has been a bit slower recently, and Invesdors CEO Lasse Mäkelä thinks it’s just a temporary recession.
The UK is still the place to be when it comes to equity crowdfunding in Europe, he says in a comment.
Ottoson also says that Invesdor clients continue to be interested in investing in British companies, not least in the growing pool of tech startups from London and many small digital companies in the north of England.
Investsdor has been building its network in the UK since December 2015.
In addition to helping British companies, we also want to take investment opportunities in the Nordic countries to British investors. Ottoson says Scandinavian companies have a good reputation among investors here.