About OFF3R

About OFF3R

About OFF3R
Written by James Mackonochie

Welcome to OFF3R

OFF3R is an online marketplace and discovery tool that lets investors compare dozens of investment opportunities and platforms. Over 40 investment platforms in the UK and Europe work with OFF3R.

Investors compare investment opportunities across a variety of different asset classes. Investment product listed on OFF3R is sourced from some of the most trustworthy and established providers in the market. The investment types featured on OFF3R include:

  • Equity Crowdfunding – Where you invest in start-up businesses.
  • Peer to Peer Lending – Where you lend money to small businesses and individuals.
  • Innovative Finance ISA – Where you invest in P2P Lending or Bond products that are wrapped in a tax wrapper allowing investors to lend money and receive interest and capital gains tax-free.
  • Robo-Advisors – Where a company will invest your money on your behalf in a portfolio of investments
  • Property Crowdfunding – Where you invest in the property market alongside other investors.
  • Stocks and Shares ISAs – Where you invest in a variety of different markets with any profit gained exempt from income and capital gains tax.

The team has over 30 years of experience and we work with some of the leading figures in the investment community to provide users with market leading guides and insight to help them make more informed investment decisions.

Our Story

OFF3R was first released in June 2015 under the name Tendr. Tendr was incubated by QVentures, a private investment club for sophisticated investors. This early version was an app only product focussed on the equity crowdfunding sector.

The initial released was widely covered in the technology and financial press with coverage from TechCrunch, The Guardian and The Financial Times. We were able to build up some great relationships with our partners in the crowdfunding industry and also develop a passionately loyal user base.

We closed our own funding round in early 2016 following a rebrand to OFF3R in late 2015. The team then began to grow and a focus was placed on building a much broader investment comparison product for a new breed of investors. OFF3R was named by Everline and Real Business as a Future 50 winner in 2016.

The brand new version of OFF3R was launched in November 2016 with a fully integrated website and a re-built mobile app. We are proud to empower and educate the modern investor.

Our Team

The OFF3R team grown steadily throughout 2016 and we are based at our offices in the West End of London.  Please contact us if you would like to know more about working at OFF3R.


Lex Deak – CEO and co-founder

Lex is is the co-founder and CEO at OFF3R. He has built and sold businesses in retail and hospitality. Prior to OFF3R he founded QVentures, one of the UK’s leading angel networks. Lex has been featured in a number of business journals and publications and was ranked in the Top 10 of CityAM’s Alternative Finance Powerlist in 2016.


 

James Mackonochie – COO and co-founder

James is the co-founder and COO at OFF3R. He has over 10 years of experience working at leading Management Consultancy firm Deloitte. James has a BSc degree in Business and Management and holds a number of professional qualifications in the field of technology delivery.


 

Aisling Browne – Partnerships Manager

Aisling is the partnerships manager at OFF3R. Prior to OFF3R, she spent time working in New York at a property development business and subsequently for the British Red Cross in London. Aisling has a BA in Politics and International Relations.

 


Lily Bridgwood – Partnerships Associate

Lily is the Partnerships Associate at OFF3R. She has previous work experience in both the corporate and start-up environments. She joined the OFF3R team in October having recently graduated with First-Class Honours in International Business from the University of Edinburgh.

 


 

About the author

James Mackonochie

James is the co-founder and COO at OFF3R. He has over 10 years of experience working in the City with a leading Management Consultancy. James holds a BSc degree in Business and Management and a number of professional qualifications.