Andy Murray has made two more investments via his relationship with crowdfunding platform Seedrs.
He’s put his money in charity tech startup GoodBox and doctor on-demand platform ZoomDoc.
The tennis star’s growth investment portfolio has expanded to shareholdings in over 25 British businesses.
Murray, who has backed numerous charitable causes, believes that GoodBox harnesses contactless technology to ensure the UK’s adoption of new and innovative fintech products does not have a detrimental effect on charities, who traditionally rely heavily on cash donations.
GoodBox currently works with twelve Church of England cathedrals and seven out the ten most visited museums in the UK. The startup has raised £1.38 million on the platform in just two weeks. Andy Murray joins the round alongside PNFT Social & Community Investments.
Zoomdoc, founded by practicing NHS GP D r. Kenny Livingstone, is a revolutionary service that allows users to instantly book a GP to arrive at their preferred location within one hour. They claim to be the only doctor on demand service designed and operated by general practitioners and offering only fully qualified GPs working within NHS practices throughout the UK. ZoomDoc has so far raised £300,000 on Seedrs.
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.”
Co-Founder of GoodBox Andrew O’Brien added: “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.”
Livingstone also added: “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.”
Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of Seedrs Jeff Lynn said: “We are 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.”