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Equity Crowdfunding Pitches

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Kestrl is a mobile app based on the principles of Islamic banking. It aims to cater to the over 1.9 million British Muslim community to invest in the UK in line with their religious beliefs. Consumers can avail a host of financial services from finding interest-free savings accounts to taking out a mortgage. The company raised a £135,000 pre-seed round from C-level Islamic banking professionals in January 2020. It also launched its application on Google Playstore and App store in September 2020. Kestrl is working on launching an equity-based home purchase product soon. It also aspires to expand to Malaysia/Indonesia by white labelling with established retail banks and utilising its 'inside knowledge' of the region. It will use 39% of the investment towards platform up-gradation and tech team expansion, 20% towards hiring personnel across various departments, 19% for maintaining agency license fees and acquiring its own regulatory permissions, 8% in marketing, and 14% towards ancillary costs.

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pledged: 118% days to go: 1 investment: £189,406
Nebeus aims to bridge the gap between cryptocurrency and cash, providing people with instant crypto-backed cash services for everyday use. The company argues that there is an equivalent of $400 billion held in more than 55 million crypto wallets around the world which cannot be used further than keeping as an investment. It aims to change this scenario. Nebeus's core product is its 'Instant Loans' offering. It also offers users to do mobile top-ups, conduct Card2Card transfers, and send cash to Points of Sale (PoS) amongst other financial services. The company is working to come out with a 'Nebeus Mastercard' in partnership with Railsbank in Q1 of 2021. Nebeus has more than 60,000 users on its portal and has overseen transactions over £30 million to date. The company has featured in publications like The Independent, Forbes, and Bloomberg to name a few. It will use the investment for growth and marketing, the rollout of Nebeus Mastercard rollout, for growing its team, and for Research and Development (R&D).
pledged: 215% days to go: Expired investment: £862,580
Nova is a Venture Capital (VC) company that endeavours to back brilliant people who want to build notable companies that will change the world. Nova provides funding, guidance, and workforce to startups and helps them become profitable enterprises. The company meets around 2000 potential founders every year and becomes a co-founder of 20+ startups that it finds hold promise. Nova has created over £100 million of shareholder value. It also asserts that the three-year survival rate of its portfolio companies stands at 46% as compared to market norms of around 8-10%. The company will use £1 million of new capital investment to bolster the growth of its operational capacity to enable more successful ventures with amazing founders. It will also use the investment to be listed on a public market within a 3-5 year timeframe.
pledged: 101% days to go: Expired investment: £1,013,560
Equipsme is on a mission to democratise health insurance by making it affordable for businesses of all sizes. The company cites data arguing that there has been a 53% increase in National Health Service (NHS) treatment waiting lists since 2012 due to the low reach of health insurance by conventional insurance companies. It aims to change this scenario. Equipsme offers flexible fixed-price packages to companies wherein employees are allowed to upgrade and add family members to their plan as per their pleasure. Members can also speak to a General Physician (GP) 24/7, and, if necessary, be referred to a consultant for diagnosis and treatment through the company's proprietary app. The company was felicitated with the 'Best New Product' award by Cover Magazine Excellence Awards 2019. The company will use the investment to enhance its user experience, ensure its technology remains market-leading, and scale its marketing and customer service capability.

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pledged: 238% days to go: Expired investment: £286,096
Laka Insurance is a collective insurance provider. The company is disrupting the cycling and e-mobility industry. It aims to become a segment leader in the aforementioned industry that is forecast to reach £100 billion by 2025. Laka argues that the traditional insurance model is based on insurers taking a customer's money and profiting from not paying out claims. It aims to change this. Members on Laka share the cost of all claims, and the company earns its share when settling claims for the member. Laka has insured over 10,000 bikes till date. The company launched its new product, Laka Club, in 2020 that offers third-party liability insurance. Laka has won the Best Cycle Insurance Provider at the Insurance Choice Awards multiple times. The company will use the investment to expand its customer base, bring new offerings, and expand its business across different demographics.
pledged: 205% days to go: Expired investment: £2,056,630
Project Imagine (PI) is a startup focused on financial equitability for all. The company aims to build a financial service that doesn’t profit from short term unsecured debt, but one that grows with its customers and does everything it can to help them achieve their financial dreams. PI launched a current account, smart budgeting, saving tools and access to investment products from the likes of Blackrock and Vanguard in January 2019 in the UK consumer market. It has raised over £18 million to date. The company was named one of the UK’s 'Top 10 Best Banking Apps' by finder.com and recognised alongside Samsung and Apple in the technology section of the Global Brand Awards as the 'Best Innovation in Fintech'. It will use the investment to become the go-to platform for managing a user's money, bring together diverse fintech innovation from around the world into one common standard, and retain the most driven execution talent to boost company profits.

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pledged: 86% days to go: Expired investment: £2,160,625
Float is a financial wellness platform that aims to improve employee health through reduced financial stress. The company asserts that many of the UK's workforce struggle from one payday to the next with 41% of workers holding less than £1,000 in savings. It aims to change this scenario. The company combines an organisation's database containing employee financial records and other details with open banking to drive better purchasing power for its users. Float hopes to channelise the aforementioned technique into generating additional sources of revenue by tapping into data such as salary advances, bank revenue, loan brokering revenue to name a few. It will use 40% of the investment in sales and marketing, 35% in product development, and 25% as operational costs.
pledged: 111% days to go: Expired investment: £569,790
Whitehall Finance (WF) is a Business-to-Business (B2B) financial technology platform that provides working capital to UK-based Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs). The company offers revolving credit facility that is withdrawable in currencies like GBP, USD or EURO or a combination of the above under a single facility agreement. It also permits buying companies to offer their suppliers an early payment for a discount, as well as, enables users to access Forex services and creditworthiness data of companies. WF has extended around £16 million in finance through 1,600+ transactions over its platform in the past one year. The company will use 30% of the investment to expand its sales, 20% to increase its marketing budget, 30% to increase operational capacity to service volume business, and 20% to develop key partner relationships.

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pledged: 45% days to go: Expired investment: £160,027
Sustainable Accelerator 4 (SA) supports and invests in the UK’s best SEIS and EIS sustainability start-ups. Its goal is to empower the next generation of businesses who are redefining the way people consume, manage waste, produce food and apply smart resource technology. SA 4 argues that COVID-19 has led to a situation wherein innovative companies with sustainable solutions are more in demand. SA 4 aims to invest £100,000 - £150,000 into around 6-8 high potential sustainability businesses. It has made 22 investments across a variety of companies. SA 4 has helped start-ups gain a profitable track record. Some of them are Rovco, Airex, Zeigo, Sennen, Vendi, and Tandem. SA 4 will use the investment to grow its business and help emerging businesses get a boost by guiding them on different verticals.
pledged: 221% days to go: Expired investment: £1,106,100
Abundance is an alternative finance platform that lets people get directly involved in the transition to 'Net Carbon Zero' by enabling them to engage in 'Green Investments'. The company has a base of 6,800 customers who collectively share a desire to create a greener world. Abundance launched its new product 'Community Municipal Investments' (CMI) in July 2020. Its first investment with West Berkshire Council already has over 400 investors. It has also launched other financial products such as 'Innovative Finance' Individual Savings Account (ISA) and a Self-Invested Personal Pension (SIPP). Abundance has already put over £100 million into green energy and green social housing projects. It will use the investment to establish CMIs as the way to fund councils and engage citizens in green activities, cement its position in 'Net Zero' investments, and secure a strategic partner to grow more quickly.
pledged: 200% days to go: Expired investment: £702,620
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