Invest in StepLadder and join our mission to change the future for first-time buyers

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About StepLadder

We’re on a mission to help first-time buyers buy their own home and we’d love you to join us. Whether you’re a seasoned investor or want to take your first step in to investing, then check out our crowdfund on Seedrs for your chance to become a shareholder from  as little as £10. 

We are tackling the housing crisis head-on with our innovative and powerful StepLadder Circles to help first-time buyers raise their property deposits and supporting them through a process which is usually lonely, stressful and opaque.

Capital at risk

Exciting reasons to invest

Make a real impact on people's lives

90% of our Members get their property deposit faster than saving alone.

The market is huge!

There are millions of first-time buyers in the UK alone who need help raising their property deposits.

We're growing fast!

Since our launch in 2019 we’ve grown 25x and with the recent announcement about 5% deposits there are going to be more people on the journey to home ownership.

Meet the founders

Matthew and Lucy share a passion for making a positive social impact through collaborative finance and helping people achieve the dream of owning their own homes. They have over 45 years of career experience between them working for major financial institutions and have studied at leading Universities around the world.

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Matthew Addison

Extensive experience  in finance and investments at firms including Goldman Sachs and Cheyne Capital, where he was a partner. 

MBA from the Wharton Business School 

StepLadder is based on Matthew’s award-winning thesis on collaborative finance

Founded his first start-up LevelAccess in 1999, while still a student at Stanford.

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Lucy Mullins

Extensive experience working in education and finance at the University of Oxford and HSBC

Executive MBA from the University of Oxford    

Accredited Executive & Life Coach and Founder of a professional coach training programme

Entrepreneurship expert at the Saïd Business School


Join other investors

Our Seedrs campaign invites you to join the Founders, leading angels and top-tier UK VC funds such as Anthemis and Seedcamp for the first time:

We’ve raised nearly £3,000,000 in funding to date and…

“The teams at BBVA and Anthemis are really excited to be working with the founders of StepLadder. We’ve seen their commitment to solving this problem up close and we know that our combined efforts will dramatically change the landscape for savings and homeownership in a major way in a short amount of time”

Farhan Lalji, Principal of the BBVA & Anthemis Venture Creation Partnership

Capital at risk

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Investing involves risks, including loss of capital, illiquidity, lack of dividends and dilution, and should be done only as part of a diversified portfolio. Please read the Risk Warnings before investing. Investments should only be made by investors who understand these risks. Tax treatment depends on individual circumstances and is subject to change in future. Seedrs does not make investment recommendations to you and any investment decision should be made on the basis of the full campaign. No communications from Seedrs, through email or any other medium, should be construed as an investment recommendation.