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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
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: 118% days to go: 12 investment: £88,630
Miso Tasty is a Japanese inspired food brand that specialises in the production and sale of Miso, a delicacy of Japan. To maintain authenticity, the company sources its key ingredients directly from Japan and has experience of over six years in manufacturing a range of delicacies such as Miso Soups, Miso Pastes, and Meal Kits. Led by an award-winning entrepreneur, author, and creative chef Bonnie Chung, Miso Tasty has established itself into the UK's top two supermarkets -Tesco and Sainsbury's. It's products have been featured in publications such as The Guardian, Daily Mail, and The Sunday Telegraph. Celebrity Chef Jamie Oliver mentioned Miso Tasty on his TV show. The brand has also launched a collaboration menu with Masterchef Winner Tim Anderson's restaurant, NanBan. With the funds received, Miso Tasty will put more efforts into brand awareness within the UK, launch product ranges such as marinades and sauces that delve deeper into Japanese cuisine, recruit more staff and capital resources to further the brand's business.

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pledged: 106% days to go: 23 investment: £370,113
Established by a team from a Michelin star restaurant, The Gaff is a small plate restaurant offering food in contemporary, comfortable, and relaxed surroundings. The first restaurant was opened in May 2019 and aspires for a Michelin Accreditation. The concept of small plate menus was the fourth biggest restaurant concept trend of 2019 which Gaff wants to capture. Gaff has been reviewed in The Good Food Guide 2020 and mentions by prominent food bloggers such as Kavita Favelle. They have also received good customer ratings with over 87% 5-star rating on Res Diary and a 75% rating on TripAdvisor. The funds raised will be utilised to open a second restaurant in Bath and three more around the UK.

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pledged: 24% days to go: 6 investment: £71,950
Launched in October 2016, Big Drop Brewing is a world-leading alcohol-free craft brewer. The company brews beer naturally by using specialist brewing methods to ensure the alcohol never exceeds 0.5%. The beer is not only Alcohol-Free, but is also gluten-free and many are low in sugar.  Their award-winning lager is vegan-friendly. The company does not have a brewery of its own but partners with reputable breweries around the world, who share their brewing values to produce the beer. Big Drop Brewing has secured private funding already and meaningful distribution in the UK and 12 overseas markets. They have also secured off-trade listings in Tesco, Morrisons and Ocado. Half of the investment will be used for Sales & Marketing, 30% for new branding launch and related marketing, 10% for production costs and the remaining 10% for product development.

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pledged: 113% days to go: 4 investment: £562,522
Ascot Brewing are passionate brewing award-winning real ales and hop-forward craft beers. They are on a mission to deliver value for its shareholders and customers while providing opportunities for its employees. They have opened a 2,500sq ft,20 tap - taproom and launched its hop-forward craft beer brand. Till now there are 785 investors backing Ascot Brewing Company and they have recently moved to new 8,500 sq. Ft building & installed new brewing kit. The company have successfully launched our hop-forward craft beer brand (Disruption is Brewing®). Ascot Brewing is seeking investment to expand the sales team, build out one of the best taprooms in the UK, growing export trade, add a small canning line, and address export inquiries.

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pledged: 124% days to go: 1 investment: £149,250
Itasca Wines is a Hampshire-based vineyard and winery that produces fine English wines. The company is building a 700-tonne contract winemaking facility to service the growing demand for winemaking services in the UK. Itasca Wines is aimed to become a major winemaker and create award-winning wines at Penn Croft. The company has already planted its first vineyard, consisting of 16,000 vines and featured in Vineyard Magazine in February 2019. With the proceeds, the company is planning to commence production, distribution and marketing of the wine products.
pledged: 0% days to go: 23 investment: Unknown
Sugar Crave is an award-winning treat delivery service that has sold more than 13 tonnes of Pick N Mix in their first year. The company have won the Best Online Business 2019 award with Shropshire Chamber of Commerce and has also seen growth of 4000% in Year 1 to £67,959 with a profit of £27,291. Additionally, from covering 5,000 postcodes, the company now caters to 79,500 postcodes in Yr 1, with the aim to deliver within 60 minutes from order, Sugar Crave is working towards increasing its coverage across the UK by 2022. With the proceeds, the company will increase the range and expand coverage to all 52 major UK towns & cities.

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pledged: 88% days to go: Expired investment: £131,940
The world's first alcoholic drinks company adding collagen to spirits with an elegant and refined taste. This unique recipe has stayed true to the principles of a classic gin but with a rejuvenating twist of anti-ageing botanicals such as pink grapefruit, star anise and fresh orange, with the innovative addition of pure collagen. The collagen market is estimated to be worth $6.63bn by 2025. Till now, 27,000 bottles sold, secured over 200 UK stockists including Ocado & Amazon, successful tastings at Taste London, BBC Good Food and appeared in over 300 media outlets including Lorraine, Sky News, Vogue, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Times. With the proceeds, they will launch internationally, maximise untapped UK opportunities and aim to become the leader in the new and evolving collagen markets.

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pledged: 27% days to go: Expired investment: £26,700
ManíLife is an all-natural Argentinian peanut butter without sugar and palm oil roasted by experts and blended in small batches to create an award-winning taste explosion. The company promotes peanut butter to new heights through the crafted method without the use of added ingredients. ManíLife aims to be the UK's no. 1 peanut butter and eventually the ultimate purveyor of peanut. Till date, the company has achieved 2.4x quarterly sales growth from December 2018 to December 2019. Listed in over 270 Waitrose stores, it is the only peanut butter in history to win 3 Great Taste Stars and over 1 million branded mini pots sold through recipe boxes in the last 2 years and 20,000 Instagram followers. ManíLife will use its proceeds for the support of 2 NPD launch, a major packaging change, and content creation trip back to the farm in Argentina.

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pledged: 112% days to go: Expired investment: £280,590
  • Internet Business Awards Category Award Winner 2015
  • Hertfordshire Business Awards Finalist 2014

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