Opening an account is simple. There are three steps to complete in order to open an account and become ready to invest.
Let’s get started!
You’ll need a computer with a camera or a phone, your tax identification number and an ID.
Step 1: Sign up and provide your personal details
After starting sign up you will be prompted to enter your email address, set a password, and sign the membership agreement. The membership agreement sets out the terms of the relationship between Seedrs and you as a user of our service. After completing this and verifying your email address you will be asked to provide the following information:
- Full legal name
- Date of birth
- Tax residency information [link to tax residency help article]
Step 2: Select your investor profile to become authorised to invest
You need to ‘self certify’ as a particular profile of investor. Which simply means that you need to select one of the three profiles that you are presented with that most aligns with your personal experience of investing. There will be no difference in your experience on Seedrs by choosing one profile over another, but due as a financially regulated business we are required to make sure each investor on the site is categorised appropriately. The three investor profiles are as follows:
As an everyday investor, you should invest less than 10% of your net assets each year in: shares, bonds, funds or other securities that are not listed on an exchange
You have invested in more than one unlisted company. You have been a director of a company with annual turnover of at least £1 million. You have been a member of a business angels network for at least the last six months.
High net worth investor
You earn more than £100,000 per year, or hold net assets of at least £250,000.
If you’re not sure which one is most relevant to you, we have an option to guide you through choosing the most appropriate one. It will ask you five questions and based on the answers will then present you with a result.
Step 3: Verify your identity
You will now have the choice to verify your identity to complete your account opening and enable the ability to invest in campaigns, or exit the journey for now. If you exit, you will be able to view the full details of campaigns, but not invest.
If you choose to verify your identity to complete the journey then you will have the chance to double-check your information, before submitting. If we’re able to verify your identity automatically then, congratulations! You now have a verified account on Seedrs and you’re able to start investing in campaigns.
If our provider was unable to verify your identity with their automatic-check then you’ll need to upload a photo (PNG or JPG) of your ID and complete a liveness check. You may then be asked to also upload a proof of address.
Once you've submitted the required documents, our team will just need to verify your identity. This shouldn't take too long. We'll send you an email to let you know once it's complete so you can start investing in campaigns.