Equity for Apps: Seedrs Spies Trend

A clock in front of an office building.

Crowdfunding platform Seedrs sees a growth market in app-makers raising equity. Smartphone apps meet the needs of time-poor people who value instant access to information on the go.

"Many of us simply don't have the same amount of spare time that we used to have" said Seedrs founder Jeff Lynn, discussing the results of a survey conducted on the Seedrs own community.

What we learned when we raised from the crowd

This is a founder's story, from Brighton, about a company that went to the crowd to raise equity for a smartphone app. Nicole Carman worries that many of us are becoming addicted to our gadgets, and would appreciate some help. Her solution? A gadget that helps us to be mindful about the way we use technology, and helps us to improve our behaviour.

Glued's family using their phones and tablets

Nicole's company, wittily named, has made an app that helps families to monitor their daily screen time on laptops, phones, and other gadgets, and helps them reduce device usage and make it more positive.