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8dates

Status: Extended

Feb 9th 2021 - Apr 27th 2021

8dates is a dating recommendation engine and marketplace for new couples. The company's app uses machine learning to know what couples want when they first meet and shows them upcoming events by partner affiliates that they can engage in as per their interest. 8dates affiliate partners include OpenTable and Eventbrite. The company has also been granted the Facebook Dating License for advertising. It will use the investment to localise its offerings across key markets in the UK and Europe and grow its affiliate partnership program by adding more events. They will also develop the Android version of its application, acquire patents, copyrights, and IP expansion for its trademarks, app development, and UI/UX updates, and boost marketing and customer acquisition via Facebook, TikTok, Instagram, Spotify, and Pandora.

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8dates Rating Review

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Rated on 09/03/2021

Pitch Rated

81%

Gold

Management

87%

Product

80%

Investment

77%

  • £357,242
    pledged
  • 102%
    of goal

    £350,000
    target

    £4,201,365
    pre-money valuation

    7.69%
    equity available

    312
    investors

    £1,145
    pledge per investor

    12640037
    company number

    Active
    company status

    02/06/2020
    incorporated 12 months

    Previous Funding rounds
    09 Feb 21 Seedrs £357,242 / 102% 81.33%
    News

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  • 49% and under
    We suggest potential investors carry out further study of their own
    50-64%
    Room for improvement
    65-79%
    Worth considering
    80%+
    Gold rating, our highest rating

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Management 87%

Skills 91%
8dates was managed by three founders who decided to combine their innovation and technology experiences to unlock the power of innovation within teams and communities. Their CEO/Co-Founder is skilled in negotiation, strategic partnerships, creative direction, business planning, and market research. Their Head of Product/Co-Founder is proficient in public speaking, graphic design, interaction design, business strategy, and user experience. Their CTO is specialised in requirement analysis, software quality assurances, object-oriented programming, software engineering, and function point analysis. The COO/Co-Founder has the skills to build the brand and increase brand awareness through sales management, marketing strategy, strategic planning, process improvement, and project management. The company finances are overseen by their CFO, who specialises in financial reporting, financial accounting, financial forecasting, budgeting, and cost accounting.

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  • £357,242
    pledged
  • 102%
    of goal

    £350,000
    target

    £4,201,365
    pre-money valuation

    7.69%
    equity available

    312
    investors

    £1,145
    pledge per investor

    12640037
    company number

    Active
    company status

    02/06/2020
    incorporated 12 months

    Previous Funding rounds
    09 Feb 21 Seedrs £357,242 / 102% 81.33%
    News
  • Internet Business Awards Category Award Winner 2015
  • Hertfordshire Business Awards Finalist 2014

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