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Launched in 2015, Gone West plans to disrupt the commercial forestry sector by adopting regenrative forestry systems in place of traditional ones, thereby creating environmental and social benefits. The company has planted millions of trees and has become pretty good at it. The company's product development team is engineering solutions for environmental problems, such as its Green Light app. The company's business model is structured to provide diverse yet interconnected revenue streams. Gone West has been self-funded to this date with increasing year-on-year revenue growth since launch. With the proceeds, the company will invest 30% for operations, 20% for Marketing, 5% for Business Innovation, 20% for Forestry Services, 15% for Product development, 10% for Plant and Protect.

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Rated on 27/02/2020

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Skills 91%
Gone West includes a team of highly skilled professionals; the CEO is an expert in the field of the environment and forestry. The CTO of the company has received Property Disruptors award (2018), 2nd place Award at Startup Weekend Melbourne (2014) and 2nd place Award at AngelHack London (2014). The international team bring additional diversity to the company.

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  • £152,540
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    28 Mar 2020


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  • Internet Business Awards Category Award Winner 2015
  • Hertfordshire Business Awards Finalist 2014

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