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Status: Funded

Nov 2nd 2018 - Nov 9th 2018

Developing ultra-efficient combustion cycles by replacing a conventional engine's mechanical drivetrain with cleaner and compact electrical components. Libertine have created Free Piston Engines that can operate by using either fossil fuels, or renewable energy.

Their products have opportunities to provide benefits in numerous industries and the company has already had discussions with two large automotive firms and OEMs that are interested in utilising the technology. Libertine owns 28 patents and has distributed a license for its product, which is currently generating annual revenue growth of around 90%. Revenues in 2017 totalled £300k.

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pledged: 138% days to go: Stretch investment: £103,869

  • £710,970
    pledged
  • 101%
    of goal

    £700,001
    target

    30
    investors

    £23,699
    pledge per investor

    07022645
    company number

    Active
    company status

    Previous Funding rounds
    02 Nov 18 Shadow Foundr £710,970 / 102%
  • Internet Business Awards Category Award Winner 2015
  • Hertfordshire Business Awards Finalist 2014

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