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Different Dog is a producer and seller of healthy dog food. Purely processed dog food, which had a two-year shelf life and got spoilt in refrigerators, prompted Different Dog's founder to opt for a healthier homemade alternative. Different Dog collaborates with certified vets to produce and sell their dog food. They have grown from 100 subscribers at the start of 2019 to 740 subscribers as of today and are targeting the UK subscription box market that is set to grow 72% in the 2017-2022 time period. For its innovation, Different Dog won an award in the category for “Best Natural Dog Food Company 2019” at the UK Small Business Awards and has been awarded a 97% nutrition score on AllAboutDogFood.com, a leading independent reviewer of dog food in the UK. They have also scored a 4.8/5 rating on Trustpilot with 91% of reviews being given 5-stars. Different Dog will use the funds raised on marketing, expansion of the team and aim to acquire up to 6,000 sign-ups on their platform by 2020.
pledged: 109% days to go: 8 investment: £818,019
Vestemi is a clean tech company with an environmental and social purpose. It has created, in partnership with EDF Energy, Radbot, a smart heating control product that saves money by reducing energy consumption of up to 30%. Radbot is easy to install, simple to use, and scalable. Moreover, Radbot has been awarded National Energy Efficiency Product of the Year, 2019. With the proceeds, Vestemi focuses on developing Radbot and testing the market to optimise its commercial strategy. It will also generate growth, increase brand awareness, and invest in sales & marketing to drive market sales.

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pledged: 126% days to go: Expired investment: £379,209
Good Club is an online grocery shop that is selling over 2,000 sustainable staples (70% ambient food, 30% non-food) and delivering them directly from wholesalers to customers nationwide. By eliminating the middlemen, it has lowered its price on an average of 1.76% thereby making household groceries affordable. Now, it is advancing its packaging and technology to quickly tackle the single-use plastic crisis. Good Club is on a mission to cut waste by partnering with brands to package products in reusable packaging, offering a free recycling service and distributing and collecting product packaging and delivery boxes for reuse, without further expense. Furthermore, Good Club's aim is to help people live more sustainable lifestyles and become the world's first zero-waste online supermarket.
pledged: 114% days to go: Expired investment: £454,340
Backed by James Watt (co-founder of BrewDog) , Serious Pigs aims to become the largest premium savoury snack brand in the UK. Serious Pigs has supplied various award-winning products to pubs such as Heston’s Hinds Head in Bray, departmental stores such as Fortnum & Mason and many other farm shops, delis and hotels. Additionally, Serious Pigs has also supplied its premium quality products to BrewDog and retail companies such as Whole Foods and 800 Tesco stores.
pledged: 255% days to go: Expired investment: £893,620
Buying, selling and restoring designer handbags across the UK, Middle East and Monaco. Since launching in 2013, Handbag Clinic has cleaned and restored £30m worth of bags, including major labels such as Hermes and Chanel. The bags are purchased from their customers and are then sold at 50% of the RRP, making luxury fashion affordable. The company has their own independent stores and their services are also used by Harvey Nichols and Harrods. Clients of the business include Gucci, Dior, D&G, Jimmy Choo and many others. Handbag Clinic achieved sales of £1m in 2018. In December 2018 alone, the sales of handbags exceeded £100,000. Handbag Clinic currently lists more than 500 bags on their e-commerce platform and are now raising funds to acquire more bags, redevelop their website and increase their brand awareness through marketing campaigns.
pledged: 179% days to go: Expired investment: £269,200
Providing a high-quality audio experience within a portable package for music lovers. Ashdown Engineering are developing their new range of headphones, Meters. The company is raising funds to finish the range and take the brand to the global marketplace. In the first 6 months of trading, Ashdown Engineering have shipped more than 15,000 units worldwide and are already established in 38 export markets. They have worked with major talents within the audio industry, including members of U2 and Biffy Clyro. Ashdown Engineering has sold £80k worth of goods via their website to 400 customers and achieves an average of 75,000 visits per month. Revenue to the year ending February 2018 was £712k, with a net profit of £12k. Investments will also be used to develop another range of devices, M-PAS. This product is currently in pre-production, although orders have already been placed.
pledged: 20% days to go: Expired investment: £50,090
Saving the UK's high street by hosting products online that are currently only available in physical retailers. DownYourHighStreet aims to become the e-commerce platform for high street shops that don't have the skills, time or money to deliver an online service. Since launching in December 2017, 310 small shops have signed up to the platform, allowing them to compete with larger businesses and online-only firms. Currently, DownYourHighStreet is listing 50,000 products on their website. The company aims to rapidly scale their business with a target of 3000 shops within the next 12 months.
pledged: 181% days to go: Expired investment: £272,050
Delivering flower bouquets directly to a person's home via an app. flower Chef has recently test-launched their service in central London and attracted 4.5k users to the platform whilst already selling 750 bouquets within one month. Flower Chef aims to deliver a fresh bouquet of flowers in just a few hours after an order is placed. Their analytics showed that 64% of their users were female and 74% were under the age of 35.  The company expects to fully launch their business within one week after the funding round is completed. In addition, they are currently planning to expand the business to the rest of the UK and Europe.
pledged: 41% days to go: Expired investment: £49,440
Using plants to improve the health and wellbeing of today's tech-heavy and urban-based generations. Bloombox Club has over 3,000 customers who have signed up to their subscription service to bring natural plants into their office environments and homes with over 5,250 orders placed on their website. The company has generated more than £180k of revenue and has experienced growth exceeding 400% in the last 12 months. Bloombox Club import their goods from one of largest plant exporters in Holland. The company is now raising funds to expand and scale their B2C offerings, as well as build an infrastructure to enter the B2B market.
pledged: 109% days to go: Expired investment: £272,390
A vape marketplace created for users to market, sell and deliver their vaping products. Clouder functions similarly to Amazon Marketplace and Airbnb, whereby they own no products, but allow third party sellers to distribute their goods to customers via the Clouder platform. Clouder hosts services for B2C, B2B and C2C channels. Clouder generates revenue through a monthly subscription and via their delivery service. The company is intending to offer goods from over 60 retailers to sell their products globally. Since launching in 2017, Clouder has processed £36k of transactions, with more than 32,000 unique users visiting their website. As of September 2018, over 1,550 orders have been placed with average basket values reaching almost £24.
pledged: 163% days to go: Expired investment: £163,402
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