5 Sportsmen who Invested in Startups

Andy Murray (Tennis)

Andy Murray became a legend in UK after he became the first British tennis player to win Wimbledon in 77 years. Earlier this year, Murray turned 32 and his prime at tennis court is almost over as he was thrashed out from the Australian Open in the first round this year and not appearing for the other three grand slams. However, Murray’s business interests continue to prosper, with the Briton investing in various UK-based businesses and creating his own company called 77 Management worth £22m.

Major Investments:

Seedrs – An equity crowd-funding platform for investing in start-ups across Europe. Using Seedrs, he invests in multiple British businesses.

Tossed – UK-based healthy eating restaurant chain. Commenting on his investment in Tossed, Murray says, “Healthy eating is something I have to be passionate about as a sportsman, so Tossed was immediately one to consider”.

Morpher – A helmet company which offers world’s first flat folding helmet.

77 Management – Murray founded 77 Management with Matt Gentry and Gawain Davies and it is named so after he became the first British player to win Wimbledon in 77 years.