British tennis champion Andy Murray has backed two more early stage businesses on crowdfunding platform Seedrs. The 2016 Wimbledon champion has invested undisclosed amounts into innovative tech companies GoodBox and ZoomDoc.
GoodBox is a Manchester based start up which works with Church of England cathedrals and museums across the UK to ensure contactless payments can benefit charities. The founders, Andrew O’Brien and Francesca Hodgson have pioneered a contactless terminal that makes it easy for museums and charities to take donations from card. The terminal not only takes payment but can also switch between campaigns and show multimedia to make people more likely to donate.
Murray has also backed ZoomDoc, which was founded by Dr Kenny Livingstone and is an on-demand service designed to allow users to instantly book a fully qualified GP to arrive at their preferred location within a one hour time slot.
Speaking about the investments, 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. The company has shown impressive growth and feedback since its soft-launch.”