Scotland’s three-time Grand Slam tennis champion Andy Murray has once again invested in early-stage UK businesses as part of his relationship with crowdfunding platform Seedrs.
Murray, twice Olympic champion, has invested undisclosed amounts into two innovative tech companies.
The first is fintech startup GoodBox, a company that is hoping to disrupt the charity sector.
GoodBox is currently working with a dozen Church of England cathedrals and seven out of 10 of the most visited museums in the UK.
Andrew O’Brien, Co-Founder of GoodBox, said: “The GoodBox team are thrilled to welcome Andy Murray as a shareholder.
“Andy is well known far and wide for not just his legendary tennis status, but also the generous dedication of both his time and resources to the charity sector.
“He is a perfect match for a business like ours, and we look forward to continuing our mission to transform the giving landscape.”
Murray is also investing in ZoomDoc, a healthtech firm founded by NHS GP Dr. Kenny Livingstone.
ZoomDoc is a doctor-on-demand service that enables users to instantly book a GP to arrive at their preferred location within just one hour.
Livingstone said: “We are over the moon to have Andy Murray invest in ZoomDoc’s crowdfunding campaign.
“ZoomDoc is at the beginning of its journey, so to have a frequent early-stage investor and tennis legend like Andy back us is very exciting.”
Murray said: “These two businesses provide innovative, much needed solutions.
“GoodBox has the potential to revolutionise the way we donate to charity.
“They’re already working with many trusted organisations such as Comic Relief.
“I’ve been involved in the digital health space for a while now, primarily getting schools focused on creating digital solutions for health problems.
“So, ZoomDoc interested me.
“They provide trusted GPs to people who need help at home instantly and the company has shown impressive growth and feedback since it’s soft-launch.”
Jeff Lynn, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Seedrs, said: “We’re delighted to see Andy growing such a diverse and dynamic early-stage investment portfolio on Seedrs.
“Andy has a keen eye for the trends, following them closely, and continues to invest into exciting sectors such as healthtech, fintech and now the charity technology space too.”