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K9 Nation

Status: Active

Mar 4th 2021 - Apr 9th 2021

K9 Nation is a website and mobile app created by dog owners that connects dog owners and dog businesses all over the UK. It aims to be a contender in the £15 billion dog care market. K9 Nation asserts that it is supported by a growing community of dog lovers and has directories of walks, events, businesses and services, on its portal. It aspires to create a place where dog owners can share their experience and find support and advice from local communities and experts. The company's core business model is subscription-based advertising for the est. 1,11,000 dog-friendly businesses in the UK catering to 10 million dogs. K9 Nation has partnered with Waggle Insurance and received a 5-star rating on the Apple App Store. It will use the investment to improve its technology and expand its user base within the UK.

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K9 Nation Rating Review

Pitch Rated

47%

Insufficient Data

Management

75%

Product

65%

Investment

UNRATED*

* Section unrated owing to insufficient or incomplete information available at the time of rating.

Pitch rating powered by CROWDRATING

  • £171,671
    pledged
  • 114%
    of goal

    £150,000
    target

    £1,250,560
    pre-money valuation

    10.71%
    equity available

    252
    investors

    £681
    pledge per investor

    10841080
    company number

    Active
    company status

    29/06/2017
    incorporated 4 years

    £0.38
    share price

    Previous Funding rounds
    04 Mar 21 Crowdcube £171,671 / 114% 46.67%

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 75%

Skills 91%
Taken from profiles listed publically and on LinkedIn, K9 Nation Ltd's management team include skilled professionals with expertise in management, technology, sales, marketing and finance. It consists of an experienced Founder/CEO, CTO, Sales Director, Financial Controller, and CFO. The Founder/CEO is competencies are reported as account management, business strategy, business planning, marketing strategy, and new business development. The CTO is skilled in JavaScript, agile methodologies, PostgreSQL, XML and AJAX. He is reported to be the driving force behind the development of the K9 Nation platform. Their Sales Director has the skills to build the brand and increase brand awareness through sales management, key account management, marketing strategy, international business, and new business development. He has also been awarded the Bolton and Bury business awards for SME (Small and Medium Enterprises) of the Year. The CFO is reported as being competent in auditing and year-end financial reporting, cloud computing, negotiations, contracting, restructuring, and mergers and acquisitions. The Financial Controller is proficient in cash flow, VAT, budgeting, internal audits, and has extensive analytical skills in the payroll department.

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  • £171,671
    pledged
  • 114%
    of goal

    £150,000
    target

    £1,250,560
    pre-money valuation

    10.71%
    equity available

    252
    investors

    £681
    pledge per investor

    10841080
    company number

    Active
    company status

    29/06/2017
    incorporated 4 years

    £0.38
    share price

    Previous Funding rounds
    04 Mar 21 Crowdcube £171,671 / 114% 46.67%
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