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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: 61% days to go: 20 investment: £30,490
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: 13 investment: £148,500
Lupe Technology is a tech startup based in Bristol, UK. The company has developed a revolutionary cordless vacuum cleaner based on its patented technology. Its 'Pure Cordless' has outstanding suction power, endurance, and great battery life compared to similar products from rival brands like Dyson. In 2015, the company went full-time with the award of an InnovateUK Grant. In 2019, it completed the biggest ever crowdfunded vacuum cleaner campaign beating campaigns run by Chinese giant Xiaomi. The brand has been featured in The Times and Digital Trends. It also became the A'DESIGN Award Winner of 2019. In 2020, Lupe Technology secured its first trade orders and ordered its first mass-production run. The company aims to use 22% of the investment for marketing, 22% on staffing and business overheads, and 56% for stock.
pledged: 97% days to go: 39 investment: £633,715
HaMuch is an online platform that lets homeowners compare hourly rates of local tradespeople and check their availability. The company has provided digital marketing services to businesses such as Travis Perkins, HomeServe, and Rated People. About 200,000 tradespeople have uploaded their profiles on the platform with 12,000+ having uploaded their respective prices. The company has been featured in The Sunday Telegraph, Express, Sun, and Microsoft News. 
pledged: 52% days to go: 29 investment: £91,240
Monva is an FCA approved, customer-centric intelligent comparison platform for financial products and services. It combines Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning and smart technology to enable its customers to select the most accurate financial product they wish to buy or invest in. Monva is initially targeting the Credit Card market, which will be followed by Loans, Energy, and Communications, which already represents a potential £3 billion opportunity. The company is targeting 80% of the adults in the UK market that have either never switched a financial product or switched only once. With the investment, the company will build the platform to make it more user friendly, develop strategic partnerships, and recruit staff who specialise technology and marketing.
pledged: 69% days to go: 29 investment: £426,590
Gunna Drinks is a company that manufactures and sells craft soft drinks consisting of natural juices with less than 5% sugar and no artificial colours or flavours. Its top 4 products, beat established competitors like Gingerella, Fentimans & FeverTree in taste tests, and its recipes draw inspiration from around the world. The craft soft drinks industry is growing at a stunning rate of 56% year on year within which Gunna wants to be the top contender. With the investment, the company will utilise £300,000 of interim funding to transition to the next full round in 2021, acquire working capital to ensure adequate capacity functioning through the COVID-19 crisis, and re-start its marketing activity.
pledged: 141% days to go: 34 investment: £287,520
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: 53% days to go: 32 investment: £185,283
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: 115% days to go: 32 investment: £577,168
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: 21% days to go: 78 investment: £75,000
3DUserNet is an online platform for viewing and collaborating on 3D data projects. Its SaaS platform enables project teams in global construction and engineering companies to store, view, navigate, work and collaborate online, through any smart device, on all their 3D data without the need for installed software. 3DUserNet has been working with sectors such as surveying, policing, civil engineering, security, road safety, and defence. Since its inception, the company has added multiple measurement tools including clip boxes, line of sight, checkpoint and slope tools to its platform. With the funds, the company plans to revolutionise the use of 3D, not just for existing entities already using the technology to enhance their businesses, but also for prospective clients who wish to enter this field.
pledged: 0% days to go: 78 investment: Unknown
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