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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: 50% days to go: 36 investment: £176,474
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: 107% days to go: 36 investment: £533,721
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: 111% days to go: 5 investment: £55,347
AdLaunch is an online video maker tool aimed at social media advertising creation. Using its patented AI-powered video generation technology, it enables businesses to create multiple high-quality videos, realtime previews and edit videos in the browser itself. This helps companies undertake online video advertising almost instantaneously within their respective budgets. AdLaunch has 11,000 users in over 130 countries worldwide. It has made 1.4 million pre-licensed HD videos and high-quality photos. The company aims to become synonymous with creating data-driven video ads and video campaigns. AdLaunch was awarded the 'Third Prize' at the Slush 100 pitch competition out of 2650 companies. it also secured three government R&D grants totaling £219,000 from the Business Finland - the Finnish Innovation Agency. AdLaunch is partnering with AppSumo which has a user base of 730,000 registered newsletter readers. With the proceeds, the company will develop its video generator and invest £8000 per month on Google, Facebook, and YouTube advertising to accelerate its customer acquisition.
pledged: 90% days to go: 22 investment: £44,799
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.
pledged: 91% days to go: 27 investment: £317,913
Propetly is an online platform that acts as a connecting hub between investment providers and global investors in the field of real estate. It enables potential property investors to find, evaluate and calculate their investment project within minutes. With the help of AI-enabled architecture, Propetly can verify transactions on its portal, suggest finance options and ensure complete diligence of the transaction as per industry benchmarks. Given the relative lack of professional and up-to-date property investors in the UK, Propetly aims to become the one-stop-shop for all real estate deals. Its offering has led to Propetly being counted amongst leading PropTech brands in the UK. With the funds received, Propetly will invest in paid advertising and PR, upgrade its AI systems to enable more options are available to customers across wide demographics and human resources.
pledged: 83% days to go: 16 investment: £186,645
Lifetise is a financial planning platform that enables prospective clients to plan significant expenditures such as buying a home, marital expenses, child-rearing and retirement. Presently, they have come up with two major offerings: Homefinder and Childminder. The first one acts as a tool that shows money required to afford a home in the UK and the amount of time taken to save the money while the latter helps parents to calculate the costs of childcare along with their work. Lifetise is targeting the 25-40 age group in the UK whose population numbers are approximately 14 million. To date, they have been featured in prominent publications like Evening Standard and Stylist with an active following on Reddit. The company has secured 12,000 customers after their partnering with Accenture's Fintech Accelerator Programme. With the investment, Lifetise will spend more on developing its applications with a focus on all major life expenditures, marketing on social media channels, build partnerships and human resources.
pledged: 75% days to go: 15 investment: £188,300
3RD ROCK is a sustainable Activewear sports brand founded for people who have a passion for nature. Created by a team of passionate climbers, 3RD ROCK creates extremely comfortable, Made-To-Move garments. It is a wholesale e-commerce business that has sold more than 55,000 units in 20+ countries. Catering to climbers and yoga enthusiasts, it has received more than 1000 5-star reviews out of which 96% are positive ones. Being environmentally conscious, 3RD ROCK has utilised 12,000 bottles in its manufacturing process with over 1 tonne of sea waste being used in the production of leggings and bra-tops. With the proceeds, the brand will kick-start the next stage of growth by with range expansion & innovation, retaining and developing key wholesale accounts, making strategic hires and penetrating new markets.

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pledged: 103% days to go: 15 investment: £309,420
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: 108% days to go: 12 investment: £810,391
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: 108% days to go: 8 investment: £538,186
  • Internet Business Awards Category Award Winner 2015
  • Hertfordshire Business Awards Finalist 2014

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