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Equity Crowdfunding Pitches

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Hemspan states that it designs bio-based building systems and products for construction by combining modern methods, technology and hemp to produce net-zero carbon solutions. The company argues that every time an average house is built, the CO2 emitted by the manufacture, transport and assembly of the materials used is around 50 to 60 tonnes. Hemspan says that one hectare of UK-grown industrial hemp can absorb 11 tonnes of CO2 each year with regeneratively farmed hemp capable of sequestering a further 6 tonnes per hectare of CO2 into the soil each year. Hemspan intends to activate significant demand for hemp farming in the UK and develop processing technologies to reduce reliance on imports and enable large scale manufacturing of bio-based cladding and insulation products that spin out of R&D programmes. It asserts that the global industrial hemp market is expected to grow at 25% CAGR reaching US$ 27 billion by 2028. It aims to be a contender in this segment. 
pledged: 200% days to go: Stretch investment: £200,000
Buy me once (BMO) researches and sells long-lasting products, providing value for money for customers and a way for brands to compete on quality while also tackling climate change driven by overconsumption and waste. It claims that conventional appliances break at twice the rate of 2004, with the UK dumping 22 million furniture items with more than half of it being fast fashion. BMO aspires to change this and dominate the £100 billion sustainable consumerism market. The company raised £780,000 with Crowdcube, private investors and Green Angel Syndicate in 2019-2020. It claims to have grossed £680,000 for its 2020-2021 year sales with a 332% YoY growth. BMO has 38,000 email subscribers with a social media presence of 67,000 followers. The company states it will use the investment to accelerate its marketing activities, develop its website and expand its product range.
pledged: 219% days to go: Expired investment: £1,095,490
ioLight makes microscopes that fit in a user's pocket or inside laboratory incubators and display high-resolution images of cells on any mobile phone. The company claims that climate change is driving scientists to the most remote places on earth to look at its impact on the smallest, most fragile organisms. It also stresses that pandemics are driving bioresearch, which relies on monitoring cell growth in incubators. ioLight argues that its products address the aforementioned objectives. The company has sold 400 units to date and aspires to dominate the global microscope market that is worth $9.5 billion and growing at 7.9%. The company has raised £815,000 in equity funding since its launch in 2014 and has featured in two National Geographic videos on Mount Everest and in the BBC Royal Institution Christmas Lectures. It states it will use the investment to accelerate its company revenue and win new opportunities to expand its business.
pledged: 129% days to go: Expired investment: £259,586
Rype Office (RO) remanufactures high quality used office furniture to as-new condition ones. It argues that 30% of the greenhouse gases created by a commercial building over its lifetime are from furniture and every year in the UK around 75,000 tonnes of office furniture goes to a landfill. RO claims that its products have reduced an estimated 1 million kgCO2e carbon emissions. It further asserts that its business model provides it higher margins than new furniture sales. The company also employs, on larger projects, local long-term unemployed team members with disabilities or a homeless background. RO has acquired clients such as JLL, British Land and the NHS, worked on more than 200 projects and was named in the 'Top 10 European B2B startups to watch in the circular economy category. It aspires to dominate the £1.44 billion per annum UK furniture market. RO states it will use the investment to prepare for expansion into Europe as legislation enforces lower carbon solutions.
pledged: 110% days to go: Expired investment: £553,465
Loopster is a D2C platform that aspires to make selling and shopping for secondhand clothes an easy and sustainable lifestyle process. It argues that fashion is one of the most polluting industries on the planet projected to use one-fourth of the world's carbon budget by 2050. It argues that secondhand shopping offers a way out of this crisis. The company aspires to dominate the secondhand fashion industry projected to be worth $64 billion by 2024. Loopster has processed over 4000 garments and sold over 1900 in June 2021 earning revenue worth £122,000 as of May 2021. It allows sellers to order a Loopster Clear-Out Bag, send in discarded clothes, and the company does the rest, paying them for everything it accepts. For shoppers, Loopster offers hand-checked quality clothes at a quarter or less of high street prices. Loopster has featured in press entities such as The Sun, The Guardian, The Telegraph and Drapers Magazine. It has over 23,000 social media followers and 15,000 newsletter subscribers. Loopster states it will use the investment to continue scaling and building out a service for brands, hire a marketing manager and further optimise its processing technology to scale rapidly.
pledged: 78% days to go: Expired investment: £393,149
Occuity seeks to develop revolutionary non-invasive screening and monitoring devices for chronic diseases like diabetes and Alzheimer's. It argues that its device safely shines a low power beam of light into the eye and then collects and analyses the return signal to accurately measure structures within the eye and detect changes associated with the onset of the aforementioned diseases. Occuity is targeting three distinct markets, namely Ophthalmology, Disease Screening and Disease Monitoring, which is worth an estimated $35 billion per year. It claims that its 'Occuity Indigo' product enables earlier detection of diabetes and provides a non-contacting, pain-free glucose monitor. Occuity was awarded over £1.5 million as part of the Innovate UK grant for the development of technology within Occuity Indigo. It has also signed a partnership with one of the UK's leading ophthalmic distributors, Birmingham Optical, to distribute its PM1 pachymeter device. It states it will use 42% of the investment towards Research and Development (R&D), 23% towards sales and marketing, 20% towards management and finance, 9% towards managing CAPEX and NRE, and 6% towards paying fees.
pledged: 158% days to go: Expired investment: £2,854,857
Bird and Blend Tea (BABT) is a British independent tea mixologist. The company claims to offer 100+ blends of tea in a vegan-friendly product range, employs 125+ people and runs a global e-commerce platform attracting 100,000 monthly users. It claims to have achieved a £3.97 million turnover in 2020-2021 despite lockdown closures of its retail stores. BABT asserts that it operates 13 experiential retail stores across the UK since its last crowdfund in 2017. It has also featured in press entities such as The Independent, OK!, Huff Post, The Telegraph, and GQ Magazine. The company states it will use the investment to expedite the growth of its brand with investments in digital innovation, develop its technology stack, strengthen its team, open more multisensory stores, and undertake impactful projects to achieve B Corp status.
pledged: 333% days to go: Expired investment: £999,867
Beija London (BL) is a digital lingerie brand for cup sizes AA-H with a flagship store at Coal Drops Yard, Kings Cross. It argues that women have suffered because of the over glamorisation of the intimates sector. BL intends to solve that problem. It asserts that every single bra it makes caters to different cup sizes and different needs. The company has received an investment of £1.8 million in equity finance to date. BL witnessed +1300 fittings being completed on its online bra fitting service portal since its launch in April 2020 and garnered a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 57. BL was approached by Victoria's Secret US in 2019 to help the latter expand its offering and be more inclusive of different body shapes. It states it will use the investment to ensure that it has a sufficient stock of fast selling fashion lines to boost cash flow and increase the lifetime value of its loyal customer base.
pledged: 159% days to go: Expired investment: £478,013
Perkier is the UK’s fastest growing healthy snack bar brand. It asserts that its bars are 100% plant based, contain 60% less sugar, and are free from gluten and palm oil. Perkier aspires to dominate the global snack bar market that is worth $22 billion. The company claims that its products are distributed in every Sainsbury’s supermarket, in over 450 Morrisons stores and over 400 ASDA stores. It further points out that it is listed in major foodservice companies including Compass, Brakes and Bidfood. The company has over 55,000 followers across social media, and a brand ambassador program including team GB Olympians reaching 1.6 million people. Perkier states it will use the investment to expand its team, increase digital marketing, and invest in innovation.  
pledged: 202% days to go: Expired investment: £811,695
OXTO Energy is an energy storage technology provider that intends to transform the way energy is stored. It claims to have developed an innovative energy storage flywheel technology made using 100% recyclable steel, having a low cost of operation, and being easy to manufacture. It argues that it has secured approximately £1.7 million worth of revenues through contracts for 2021 in UK, Kenya, and France, to name a few. It also aspires to become a minority partner of large infrastructure projects by offering its units at a discounted rate, guaranteeing a consistent revenue stream while increasing profitability throughout the project. It wants to dominate the estimated £70 billion energy storage market. The company states it will use 25% of the investment to grow its team, 60% for project delivery, and 15% towards growth and commercialisation of its business.
pledged: 141% days to go: Expired investment: £635,493
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