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Status: Extended

Dec 11th 2020 - Jan 22nd 2021

Halo Coffee (HC) makes 100% home compostable biodegradable coffee capsules. It has sold its products to more than 9,000 customers across 70 countries. The company has generated 45% of sales revenues by subscription customers having a more 40% retention rate. HC was the winner of Sky: Beyond Plastic category at the tve 2019 Global Sustainability Awards. It has also signed a partnership with The Perfect World Foundation, and onboarded noted environmentalist, Sir David Attenborough. HC is the official sponsor of the British Olympic Sailing team. The company is planning to launch Halo Coffee Germany (GmbH) in 2021. The company will use the investment to build brand awareness, further develop sales, drive customer acquisition, expand product portfolio, strengthen the team and build Capsule Generation II.

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Halo Coffee Rating Review

Rated on 11/01/2021

Pitch Rated

87%

Gold

Management

90%

Product

86%

Investment

84%

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  • £349,160
    pledged
  • 116%
    of goal

    £300,000
    target

    £9,503,922
    pre-money valuation

    3.06%
    equity available

    399
    investors

    £875
    pledge per investor

    10008523
    company number

    Active
    company status

    16/02/2016
    incorporated 5 years

What the ratings mean

  • 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 90%

Skills 91%
Halo Coffee was developed by three founders who decided to combine their bespoke roasted coffee operations and production processes experiences so that everyone can enjoy the coffees people love to drink. One of the founders is a serial entrepreneur, agitating for change and diversity in the industry. He was voted as the most influential person in advertising globally by Business Insider magazine, multiple design award winners, and former Chairman of the top advertising agency, Grey London. Another Founder is a guest Entrepreneurialism lecturer and speaker at Loughborough & Cranfield Universities. He was the Entrepreneur of the year finalist in 2018. The third founder has a track record of sourcing and creating operational infrastructure around the world's rarest coffees. The Head of Digital Marketing and E-Commerce is a digital marketing expert who helps eco, and sustainable businesses met their online objective. He has implemented campaigns, streamlined services, and introduced cost-cutting measures that have generated millions in revenues and improved many organisation's bottom line. The Chairman is an Investment Banker and has been an active investor, counsellor, and guide for leading entrepreneurs in Scandinavia and Europe. The CFO has a proven track record in project management, process building, and driving growth in both start-ups and FTSE/NASDAQ organisations. He has gained expertise and technical knowledge of UK GAAP, IFRS, and US GAAP.

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    pledged
  • 116%
    of goal

    £300,000
    target

    £9,503,922
    pre-money valuation

    3.06%
    equity available

    399
    investors

    £875
    pledge per investor

    10008523
    company number

    Active
    company status

    16/02/2016
    incorporated 5 years

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