Sir Andy Murray invests in UK firms via Seedrs


Vicki Owen For The Mail On Sunday

Investing: Tennis champ Sir Andy Murray

Investing: Tennis champ Sir Andy Murray

Sir Andy Murray has invested in three British firms via crowdfunding site Seedrs this year.

They are MacRebur, a pioneering Scottish start-up that makes roads out of waste plastic; VPAR, a golf technology platform; and Bijou Commerce, a mobile platform for leading retailers.

The tennis star said: ‘I was interested in MacRebur because I am impressed by their ambition to make a massive economic and environmental difference to road construction worldwide. 

VPAR appealed because I enjoy golf and Bijou Commerce is a ground-breaking tech firm which will hopefully revolutionise retail.’

MacRebur, whose target was £590,000, raised £1.3 million in just over a week, with more than 1,000 investors. 

VPAR has so far raised £1.15 million from almost 300 people. And Bijou Commerce has hit 80 per cent of its funding target, with £642,000 from investors.