I wanted to be able to share with you an exciting announcement that I made across social media at the beginning of 2018. As you’re probably more than aware (as I talk about it A LOT), I am the Founder and CEO of a technology start-up called The Link App. This month we announced that The Link App is crowd funding. This has been an exciting project for me personally, because it has meant I’ve got to talk to a lot of my social media contacts, friends, investors and members of the public, all about what The Link App does.
For those who are not familiar with the concept of crowd funding, here is a very brief overview. (Equity) Crowd funding is the opportunity for the general public to invest in a business in exchange for shares in that business. There are a lot of in depth sources of information out there so I will not say anymore.
The Link App has chosen to crowd fund via the FCA regulated platform, Seedrs. As part of the project, we have put together an official video, which can be found here: https://www.seedrs.com/the-link-app
Some more about our business: Working as a solicitor I noticed that the number one source of complaints was communication. Clients’ expectations are rising and as professionals we need to keep up. Because of things like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, people expect Real Time communication, and high-profile cyber security intact has made people value security more than ever. The answer is the Link App. It’s a multi-device, cloud-based, encrypted communication platform that delivers updates to clients’ Smartphones instantly or via web portal.
You can create things like e-signature requests or send forms to be filled out by your client. Plus, the Link App gives you smart ways to interact with your clients‒like them requesting a call-back.
We are already a live product being sold in the UK and South Africa. We’ve recently completely two successful funding rounds, and we are the official app partner of some of the biggest names in the legal sector. We’ve recently been head-hunted by a prestigious Silicone Valley accelerator and will be joining them in early 2018 to cement our global strategy. We’ve been named in a recent Law Society published book as a secure alternative to email. Not only that, but we’ve got plenty of positive feedback from both law firms and investors. The technology itself is agnostic. Even though it’s been sold to the legal sector so far, we believe it’s compatible with any industry you can think of. Our addressable target market is £2.7 Billion Pounds in UK verticals only. And of course, beyond that, we have the potential to be a completely global business.
Sir Nigel Knowles is our Chairman and an existing investor: “The legal services sector needs to remain profitable. It needs to work smarter and the Link App allows lawyers to work smarter by giving them the opportunity to work more effectively and efficiently. The legal sector has been looking for the Link App for a long time. I believe Lauren is a real force of nature. I’m very happy to be chairman of Link App and an advisor to Lauren. I was an original investor and I will be investing more in this round”
I hope that that was a useful overview about what the business does. I will be sharing more about my entrepreneurial journey with you on my blog as so many of you ask about it on social media.
As everybody knows, investment carries risk, therefore the official risk warning for any investment is at the bottom of this post.
As we are in 2018 is seems appropriate to mention how amazing everybody was in 2017, showing support for the business and sharing things that matter to us, such as this campaign.
I hope you all have a great week!
Investing involves risks, including loss of capital, illiquidity, lack of dividends and dilution, and should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. This communication has been approved as a financial promotion by Seedrs Limited, which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (No. 550317).