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Veluba is a zero-emission transport solution for London. It is an application-hailed and pedal-powered eco-cab service for Central London which aims to provide a faster and cheaper solution for its over-polluted and over-congested capital city. The company has 30 Veluba cabs ready to go with and have just launched their app. The vehicles are designed and driven with safety at the forefront and drivers are fully insured. Each Veluba® is provided with digital signage screens, giving prominent ad space, and the possibility for an additional revenue stream. Veluba aims to expand beyond the first depot to reach more of London and become a key part of the city’s growing eco-transport infrastructure. The investment will enable the company to employ additional drivers.

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pledged: 60% days to go: 27 investment: £30,050
Lucy Choi has created an affordable luxury footwear brand that comes with a unique heritage, having learnt her craft from her uncle, the great shoe designer, Jimmy Choo. Lucy Choi London has been featured consistently at London Fashion Week and in the elite fashion press. The brand has been featured in platforms such as The Times, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Grazia, and The Telegraph. It has been worn by A-list celebrities including Hailey Beiber and Sharon Stone. From 2018 to 2019, there has been a 40% increase in the number of shoes sold. Lucy Choi London has also been sold to various UK stockists and wholesaled internationally. Around 5,800 subscribers have subscribed to its website since 2016 (41% CAGR). With the proceeds, the company will refocus on wholesale globally, design a new website, hire new employees, and increase marketing spends.

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pledged: 59% days to go: 20 investment: £148,630
Launched in 2015, Gone West plans to disrupt the commercial forestry sector by adopting regenrative forestry systems in place of traditional ones, thereby creating environmental and social benefits. The company has planted millions of trees and has become pretty good at it. The company's product development team is engineering solutions for environmental problems, such as its Green Light app. The company's business model is structured to provide diverse yet interconnected revenue streams. Gone West has been self-funded to this date with increasing year-on-year revenue growth since launch. With the proceeds, the company will invest 30% for operations, 20% for Marketing, 5% for Business Innovation, 20% for Forestry Services, 15% for Product development, 10% for Plant and Protect.

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pledged: 152% days to go: Expired investment: £151,680
planarTECH is an engineering company founded in 2014 as a provider of process equipment for the growth and characterisation of graphene and other emerging 2D materials. Its core product line is the planarGROW Chemical Vapor (CVD) system. The company has the ability to deliver scalable production systems that allow lower-cost production of graphene in comparison to other options currently available in the market. Moreover, from 2014 to 2019, the company’s cumulative revenues exceeded £5 million. The company's products have been installed and used by faculties and students at prestigious universities like Stanford University (USA), IIT- Bombay (India), Deakin University (Australia), and many others. From the investment, the company will utilise 45% as working capital, 30% in Capital Expenditures (CAPEX), 15% in R&D and 10% in hiring additional staff.
pledged: 49% days to go: 39 investment: £172,694
Fully Charged is a broadcasting, digital and events business with the aim to become the world’s no.1 consumer channel for everything related to clean energy technologies & electric vehicles. The company's work has been met with more than 3 million monthly episode views globally on its YouTube channel with a record 4.6 million views in August 2019. Fully Charged is receiving ~£8,000 per month from YouTube advertising. It has successfully crowdfunded its first book, 'The Fully Charged guide to Electric Vehicles & Clean Energy'. Fully Charged LIVE has also won the ‘Pioneer Award’ at the British Renewable Energy Awards. With the investment, the company will hire additional staff/freelancers to drive audience, invest in audience growth through merchandising, hold more events, and establish a larger production office at Bristol & Bath Science Park to manage its increasing workflow.
pledged: 105% days to go: 39 investment: £522,618
Solent Automation specialises in developing, deploying and supporting automation robots to perform and tackle common manual labour-intensive tasks in factories. To solve the 'pick-and-place' challenges in an industrial setup, these robots are created with proven reliable components coupled with proprietary software to solve 'pick-and-place' challenges in an industrial environment. Two of the company's noteworthy products are 'SOLPAL 8' and 'SOLPACK 1XP, both are equipped with an all-in-one gripping tool, and can handle 16 boxes per minute and 60 packs per minute, respectively. Backed by a team of experts from manufacturing and robotics, Solent Automation provides on-site installation, training, and remote support for its products. There is also a rent-to-buy option through a 3rd party finance company. With the investment, the company aims at providing more robotic equipment most needed in factories focused on labour-intensive work functions.
pledged: 0% days to go: 85 investment: Unknown
Medic Bleep is a simple, secure and innovative patient-focused solution to communication challenges that healthcare professionals and the wider team in the UK National Health Service (NHS) face while going about their everyday work. It is saving each nurse & each junior doctor an estimated 48 minutes per shift. This coincides with the UK's Department of Health calling for a ban on pagers. If implemented across the NHS, it could free up the time to care for an estimated 11,000 nurses. To ensure data privacy and safety, the company allows communication to occur via the app. As a result of these safeguards and its user-friendly portal, the company's app has been downloaded 16,000 times by UK doctors and nurses. With the funds raised, the company will aim to solve looming technology gaps for over 30% of the NHS in the next 3 years and expand globally.
pledged: 73% days to go: 22 investment: £364,100
Lister's Brewery brings forth traditional styles of beer to the mass market. Launched in 2014, Lister's has onboarded many stockists and has sold more than 500K pints, supplying customers across the UK. Moreover,  Lister's is passionate about quality, consistency and customer service. Their in-house and fully-automated brewery allows for greater control and consistency of their beers. The company's 'Best Bitter' is sold at CAMRA’s UK Pub of the Year in St Helens. With the investment, the brewery will: work on increasing brewing capacity and the number of delivery hubs, grow and wholesale its own barley on the 6700-acre Duke of Norfolk’s Sussex estate, and bottle its beers in-house to reach new markets.
pledged: 108% days to go: 19 investment: £80,880
Flooring Hut is a technology company operating from the UK in the flooring industry. It allows customers to select their choice of flooring from well-known flooring brands and schedule a time and venue in which a fitter would come to the designated address and fit the flooring. The brand, since its inception in May 2015, has garnered a customer base of 16,000 with an inventory of 12,000 products and 140 approved fitters on its UK network base. It has undertaken sales worth £7.65 million till date. With the investment, the brand will build a more extensive lineup of products by collaborating with a variety of manufacturers, increase paid search marketing activities, and make its online platform more user-friendly and up-to-date
pledged: 110% days to go: 8 investment: £55,125
Body Rocket is a company that aims to revolutionise athlete performance by developing real-time aerodynamic analysis. Its proprietary wind tunnel sensor can be fitted discreetly on any roadgoing or track bike. The device measures drag and gives relevant data that can be used to reduce aerodynamic force whilst cycling. In a $2.1billion market, Body Rocket aims to bring forth this technology to individuals and organisations. In December 2019, the company's patented system was validated in the University of Southampton wind tunnel, an industry-first achievement, which attracted considerable interest from industry press, pro teams, and university researchers. With the investment, the brand will formalise strategic partnerships with pro teams, build its current prototype to a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) by the end of 2020 and launch its commercial product at Eurobike 2021.

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pledged: 156% days to go: 16 investment: £124,522
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