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Firetree Chocolate is a craft manufacturer of rich and premium volcanic chocolate made from high-quality cocoa beans, sourced from the volcanic islands of Solomon, Vanuatu, PNG, Philippines and Madagascar. The company has won 7 Academy of Chocolate Awards, 9 Great Taste Awards and The Harrods Award. The proceeds will be used for new packaging, hiring marketing staff, digital strategy and trial, working capital and also to improve the website.
Gold rated by Crowd Rating
74%
pledged: 91% days to go: 19 investment: £182,026
Agua de Madre is craft-brewed water kefir aimed at the evergrowing no- and low- alcohol UK market. It aims to be an ethical brand that makes a delicious drink with live bacteria up to 250 billion live cultures per 100ml. The naturally low-alcohol fizzy water kefir is sold in deli's, restaurants, bars, and other food stores in London. Agua de Madre has also attracted media interest from major publications including Metro, Vogue, and Wallpaper. Furthermore, the company is planning to maximise its production potential, hire a specialist sales agency Windfall, expand to sell further in southwest London, and ramp up marketing with its PR Agency, Visible.
Rated by Crowd Rating
50%
pledged: 102% days to go: 11 investment: £256,190
Rogue produces indulgent preserves by using traditional cooking methods to make luxury preserves with a provocative twist. Their aim is to be the UK's best-selling and most popular preserve brand. Rogue started working with a SALSA accredited manufacturer, that can produce the products at scale and delivers stock to their first major UK distributor. They have featured on BBC Radio Wales following a successful Royal Welsh Agricultural Show. With the proceeds, they are going to spend on marketing, scaling up their business, and planning to build a strong management team.
pledged: 26% days to go: 35 investment: £26,232
ePOS Hybrid has developed a fully connected ePOS platform dedicated to the hospitality food industry. The company is on a mission to empower hospitality businesses to harness technology to improve the business operations, customer experience and profitability. Till now, they have secured an enterprise customer with locations throughout the UK and, in just 8 months, scaled from 0 to 200 customers, processing more than 400k orders. With the proceeds, the company plans to accelerate growth by increasing its market awareness and boosting sales.
pledged: 83% days to go: 24 investment: £207,840
allplants is an online platform and chef-to-customer service, making it easy and exciting to eat more plants, and less meat, with delicious, chef-made meals delivered to the doorstep. The company aims to take plant-based eating mainstream, moving the world towards a healthier, more sustainable environment. Till now, they have launched 3 delicious Treats which are listed on the Maserati x Sunday Times Top 100 game-changing start-ups, over 900,000 meals delivered, reached £5 million in revenue and opened a new 20,000 square feet kitchen and workspace since launch. With the proceeds, they plan to increase their presence offline, abroad and with digital services.
pledged: 136% days to go: 18 investment: £2,724,451
TheVeganKind is a plant-based supermarket subscription box service that sells different vegan and plant-based products. The company has generated a revenue of £2.5m during Nov 2018-Nov 2019. TheVeganKind had shipped more than 130,000 orders alone in 2019. There are more than 4,500 different vegan and plant-based products in stock. It has been recently voted the UK's Top Online Retailer for Vegan Shopping. TheVeganKind has more than 500,000 social followers across Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. With the proceeds, the company will allocate 60% of the funds towards marketing and branding; 20% will go towards warehouse expansion, and in increasing its inventory; 20% will go towards operating expenditure and team expansion. 
pledged: 167% days to go: 23 investment: £499,685
BANG! Curry offers a variety of easy, quick and healthy, scratch-cooking products. It joins the ‘home cooking’ community with authentic curry meals, quickly and easily. It is operating in the UK market where 89% of people eat world cuisines. The company has acquired a brand with a small team, with listings in Morrisons, Wholefoods Market and Lakeland. It has a growing online community of over 8,500 and has sold over 100,000 products. The funds will be used on forming a sales team to accelerate growth, increase the UK and global marketing. The investment will also be focused on the working capital to support growth.
pledged: 185% days to go: 31/07/2019 investment: £185,170
A family-owned producer of cider drinks that use 100% British apples in all their products. Napton Cidery have created more than 16 distinct flavours of cider, in addition to their apple juice, vinegar and apple brandy. Sales have increased by 1000% from £6.8k in 2016/2017, to £68k in 2017/18. The company's profit margin per product is around 63% and they sell an average of 3000 litres per month. This investment round will result in Napton Cidery increasing their cider production to meet customer demand. Furthermore, they also intend to release a range of products in other beverage markets to attract new customers to the brand, as well as take advantage of the current fruit cider boom.
pledged: 80% days to go: 10/02/2019 investment: £96,480
Making wine more accessible by using smart technology to deliver it to customer homes. sipp's range consists of more than 140 wines and the company has over 3,000 customers that have placed more than 7,000 orders. This has resulted in over 47,000 bottles sold since launching in July 2017. The sipp app offers customers’ insights into the origin of the wine by scanning the bottle label; customers can also re-purchase the same wine via this method. Profit is generated via wine sales and subscription services. The sippCLUB service allows customers to receive 3 bottles of wine every month for £29, including delivery. The company also offers single bottles of wine that can be purchased through the website, or app without a subscription. Funds are being raised to scale the business further by investing in marketing campaigns to increase brand awareness and acquire more customers. By 2021, sipp aims to serve over 100,000 users on its platform. In addition, contributions will be used to develop their proprietary technology further.
pledged: 119% days to go: 07/01/2019 investment: £357,797
A brand combing deli, dining and retail to offer produce that is healthy and sourced sustainably. Sourced Market has 4 locations within London, including a flagship site at St Pancras that attracts more than 11,000 customers per week, with a separate production kitchen. Their services consist of craft beer and wine, a fresh bakery, artisan coffee and food-to-go. The size of their sites range from 80 to 500m2, as well as pop-up stores at music festivals. Sourced Market's has received investment funding from Pembroke VCT and has achieved a net revenue of £6.4m in the last year. They also have partnerships with Eurostar, a hotel group and are currently in discussions with re: airport. The company has built relationships with more than 100 suppliers, of which many have used Sourced Market to launch their own products. Sourced Market has also been featured in IGD; the food retail analyst, as well as The London Evening Standard. Funds are being raised to open in a variety of locations. This includes a new site at the Eurostar Departures Lounge, another in partnership with a hotel chain in Holborn and a third site to be situated within an airport. Sourced Market also seeks to increase the capacity of their kitchen and partner with a franchisee.
pledged: 118% days to go: 03/12/2018 investment: £883,550
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