CROWDFUNDING: The 5 most successful crowdfunding campaigns in 2017

Jeremy Whannell | January 6, 2018

2017 was a banner year for crowdfunding campaigns. Here are five of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns last year that you need to know about.

Lightpoint Medical

Lightpoint Medical was launched on Venture Founders and raised £3.3 million. The company is a molecular imaging technology which specializes in cancer patients and surgery. Included in the shareholders and investors of the company are Cambridge Capital Group, Pursuance Capital, Syndicate Room, Minerva and Danish Business Angels, among others.


Revolut calls itself a digital bank. It was able to raise £3.9 million on Seedrs last year, which was among the most successful campaigns on the platform. Co-founder and CEO Nikolay Storonsky calls the app “Better than your bank account.” With services like free international transfers, free ATM withdrawals anywhere in the world, free money exchange in 25 currencies and accepts cryptocurrency exchange, it’s not hard to see why investors love Revolut.


Hopster raised £4.8 million last June. It was launched on Venture Founders and promised ad-free TV and learning app for children. In the emerging digital world, there is a growing need for children to learn basic things online.

Their website offers a free 7-day trial and lineup of shows include Thomas & Friends, Bob the Builder, Room on the Broom, Tinga Tinga Tales, Super Why!, Paddington Bear and Madeline, among others.