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Chapel Down (CD) is one of the UK's leading wine industry leaders that seeks to challenge the hegemony of champagne. It argues that with the sales of English sparkling wine forecast to grow by 134% by 2026, the demand for its products is growing fast. CD's 'Sparkling Wine' sales increased by 52.8% in 2020 whilst champagne sales in the UK dropped by 21.7% over the same period. The company argues that 2020 was a record year for its business, despite COVID-19, with its revenue growing by 32% year on year and e-commerce sales growing by 467% year on year. CD has partnered with notable hospitality entities like Harrods, Royal Opera House and Sheraton Grand. It will use the investment to scale up and improve its winemaking capabilities, complete the planting process of its biggest vineyard on the finest terroir in England, scale up its e-commerce channels, invest in selected export markets worldwide, and give people a memorable experience at its winery.
pledged: 188% days to go: 38 investment: £5,654,999
Secret Cinema (SC) is an entertainment company that creates immersive shows at venues across London, including interactive performances in purpose-built sets. The company has produced 50+ titles and sold one million tickets to date, with its biggest shows selling over 100,000 tickets each. SC was the brainchild of noted creative director Fabien Riggall who envisioned taking cinematic experiences to the next level. The company asserts that it has a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 78. It held a screening of James Bond's 'Casino Royale' in Shanghai and has worked with Netflix to adapt its 'Stranger Things' show for a Los Angeles screening in 2020, reaching a US audience of over 300,000. The company will use the investment to support its growth, host its most popular slate of shows, collaborate on its first gaming title with a renowned gaming publisher, and sign a digital production with a major studio, based on a popular film franchise.
pledged: 381% days to go: 23 investment: £3,815,977
Seatfrog allows users to upgrade to 'First Class' on trains running in the UK via its app. Users need to enter their booking credentials on the app and are shown a list of available options. Upon selecting their choice of an upgrade, users can either set their bid price for each seat or skip the auction and upgrade instantly with Seatfrog's buy now option. Upon winning, the company will send the user the new barcodes on their phone. Seatfrog asserts that 42 seconds was the record time for the fastest upgrade on its portal. Its app covers over 560 destinations. The company was named in the UK’s 'Top 30 Fastest Growing Tech Scaleups' in 2020. It has onboarded 340,000+ customers to date securing a 4.8 star App Store rating, earned revenue worth £2,095,091 YE 2020, and secured ~£10 million from some of Europe's leading technology investors. The company aspires to become a contender in the £160 billion European rail market. It will use the investment to expand across Europe and build a better future for rail travel.
pledged: 155% days to go: 2 investment: £2,339,493
Glint is a proprietary multi-currency platform that allows users to buy, save, spend and send real gold and other currencies, digitally with its application. The company asserts that its scalable technology enables its clients to use their currencies such as GBP, USD, EUR and Gold, with Glint's UK, EU and US-issued Mastercards in 210 countries worldwide. Glint also points out that its Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Service, Glint It!, allows clients to send and receive gold and currency between Glint accounts in over 160 countries. The company has raised £20 million in equity funding to date, reached 79,000 registered clients, and overseen over £158 million worth of transactions on its platform. Glint will use the investment to maximise revenue, organically grow its business, increase its registered customer base to 250,000 in 2021, and hire key personnel across various portfolios.
pledged: 106% days to go: 15 investment: £2,123,196
Clim8 is a financial technology company that aims to move billions of pounds of investment into sectors such as clean energy, clean technology, sustainable food, smart mobility, and recycling. It is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The company quotes United Nations data arguing that the World needs to invest $2.4 trillion every year into clean energy, from now until 2035, to meet climate change targets. Clim8 aims to capitalise on this objective. It launched its app on iOS and Android in private beta in October 2020 and then in the App Store in March 2021. It claims that its users have invested from £25 up to £97,000. The company has raised £5 million in venture capital to date, secured up to £2 million in airtime for equity from Channel 4 Ventures, and garnered a 4.8 star rating in the App Store, from a cumulative 100 reviews. The company will use the investment to accelerate user acquisition and launch new product offerings including pensions.
pledged: 216% days to go: 22 investment: £1,622,930
ENSO is developing a new generation of cleaner, sustainable tyres and plans to disrupt the £200 billion global tyre market. It argues that conventional tyres are largely made of fossil fuels and contribute up to 28%+ of all primary ocean microplastics upon wearing down. It further points out that the increased weight and torque of electric vehicles wears tyres even faster, emitting more pollution. ENSO is addressing this crisis by developing sustainable tyres for EVs, to help reduce carbon emissions in line with the UK Government’s 'Net-Zero Strategy'. Its business is built on a direct-to-customer ‘Pay-per-Mile’ model serving EV-carmakers, fleets and private individuals directly. It claims that its latest energy-efficient tyres have achieved ‘A’ energy efficiency ratings by TÜV SÜD in Germany. The company will use the investment to deliver its first commercial tyres to EV-carmakers in 2021, and launch trials via London FreightLab, with Transport for London and DPD, with plans to expand to California by 2022.
pledged: 89% days to go: 24 investment: £1,569,910
The SidebySide Partnership is a London based Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) Venture Capital (VC) firm. Its purpose is to finance and control the management teams of its investee companies enabling them to become a developed corporate entity. The SidebySide Partnership's focus is on fast-growing technology businesses with £1 - 10 million in revenue. It provides 100% EIS relief on investment with zero initial/ongoing fees charged to investors. The SidebySide Partnership's investment experience of 20+ corporate acquisitions totalling more than $200 million, 20+ private investments, and a rate of interest of 12x over the last 35 years has enabled it to become a dependable platform for upcoming tech businesses. It will use the investment to grow its business across different verticals.

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pledged: 260% days to go: Stretch investment: £1,300,000
Avida Global (AG) is a Business-to-Business (B2B) producer of high-quality medicinal cannabis oils and derivatives for the global medical, well-being and cosmeceutical markets. The company has a cultivation and processing facility in North-East Colombia. It asserts that the therapeutic properties of the cannabis plant has driven 53 countries to legalise its use, with more to follow. AG seeks to capture this demand and become a contender in the medicinal cannabis market that is expected to soar from $33.1 billion to $84.0 billion by 2028. The company has received regulatory approvals for initial non-psychoactive cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, and export licences in 2019. It is working on a partnership with a medicinal cannabis prescriber through doctors and clinics for the supply of medicinal cannabis strains in the UK. The company will use 40% of the investment to drive revenue growth, 25% as capital expenses, and 35% as additional operating expenses.
pledged: 117% days to go: 25 investment: £1,177,466
The Cheeky Panda (TCP) is a B Corp that offers a range of sustainable bamboo tissue and hygiene products available across Europe, the USA, China, and the Middle East. It asserts that its products are on the shelves of some of the World's top retailers including, Waitrose, Boots, MonoPrix and Carrefour. The company has sold over 12 million products across 25 countries and aims to become a contender in the overall hygiene market that is valued at over $200 billion a year. TCP featured in Sunday Times 'Fast Track – 'Ones to Watch' list, won Ocados rising stars best plant-based product in 2021, and launched with Waitrose in over 200 stores. TCP will use the investment to strengthen its management team in the run-up to IPO, focus on marketing and brand awareness to grow D2C sales, and oversee product launches with major retailers.
pledged: 58% days to go: 38 investment: £1,170,700
INSPHERE uses image sensors and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to guide and correct robot positioning during the manufacturing process, ensuring right-first-time production. The company argues that industrial robots are not completely accurate and can experience unplanned downtime that can cost up to £10,000 per minute. INSPHERE asserts that its solution allows factory operators to operate safely with less downtime, and with multiple robot and human operators. The company has developed three products since 2013 which have received recognition in the aerospace and industrial automation sectors. INSPHERE is now launching IONA, a network of sensors that can be permanently deployed in a manufacturing environment to monitor and control industrial robots. IONA, the company points out, uses both hardware and software to correct errors taking into account the robot and its relationship to the workpiece. INSPHERE will use the investment to diversify the reach of IONA across markets.
pledged: 81% days to go: 14 investment: £1,019,999
Grubby is a purpose-led recipe kit brand on a mission to make plant-based cooking more accessible without damaging the earth. It argues that there has been a 400% increase in people moving to a plant-based diet from 2014 to 2019. It intends to cater to this demand. The company asserts that it is a 100% plant-based business and intends to combine three rapidly growing areas namely, food delivery, meal kits, and plant-based diets. It also wants to become a contender in the recipe kits market that has experienced a £385 million growth since 2015. Grubby has served over 50,000 meals since its launch, received 100+ 5-star reviews, and grown sales 130% in the last quarter to £135,000. It has received investment from angel investors including founders of Skyscanner and World First. Grubby will use the investment to continue its growth through product innovation, speciality add-ons, and an enhanced digital experience to boost customer acquisition.
pledged: 131% days to go: 2 investment: £943,802
BuffaloGrid aims to connect people deprived of the benefits of the internet to the world wide web via its 'Hub'. The company asserts that the Hub is a solar-powered device that can charge 10 portable electronic devices simultaneously and provide access to digital services via the BuffaloGrid Cloud. BuffaloGrid allows users to access entertainment, sports, educational and health content via its proprietary Wi-Fi and stream content for free. The company levies a fee for premium users who can download content, for less than £1 per month, and consume it on the move. BuffaloGrid has received grants from InnovateUk and the European Commission. The company has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with a cellular company, Robi, in Bangladesh. BuffaloGrid will use the investment to deploy its Hubs in Bangladesh, start its operations in the peri-urban regions of Lagos, Nigeria, and deploy its services across refugee camps in Kenya and Uganda with the help of Techfugees and UN agencies.
pledged: 101% days to go: 2 investment: £912,290

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BrewDog is the UK's No.1 craft brewer most famous for their leading craft beer Punk IPA. They have breweries located in Scotland and Ohio, with Australia currently underway. BrewDog has 50 bars globally, of which 37 are in the UK. In 2016, sales grew over more than 99%, with an operating profit increase of over 38% YoY. In 2017, BrewDog generated £111m in revenue. Since October 2017, 41,000 investors have contributed over £20.9m.
pledged: 119% days to go: Expired investment: £26,205,655
Chip is a savings and investment portal. The company has over 250,000 registered users, processed over £165 million in savings, achieved Financial Conduct Authority (FSA) authorisation and launched Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) eligible interest accounts with market-leading rates. It aims to be the go to investment platform for the mobile generation that consists of 100 million customers and 30 trillion assets across Europe. Chip started with autosaving and seamless access to market-leading saving accounts. With its premium account ChipX, the company is venturing into investment funds, savings accounts, and pensions. It will use the investment to open up its investor community to new and existing investors to participate in this convertible round. It will also initiate discussions with venture capitalists to secure a follow up investment.
pledged: 570% days to go: Expired investment: £11,403,860
A money transfer service allowing customers to send money worldwide at a lower cost compared to traditional methods. TransferGo has been gaining 1,000 customers a day since May 2018 and currently has over 700,000 users. They have processed almost £781m on their platform through 1.3m transactions and operate on a gross profit margin of 6.7%. TransferGo has 5 offices located in London, Berlin, Istanbul, Warsaw and Vilnius, with more than 100 employees globally. The company recently launched their new product, dubbed 'NOW', that enables users to send and receive monies in less than 30 minutes across borders. Revenue is generated via fixed transfer fees and currency conversion fees ranging from 0.0% to 2.2% per transaction. These fees are dependent on the currency's origin and the amount being transferred. A free option is available to customers whose transaction may take a couple of days to transfer. Funds are being raised to expand the business into emerging markets and introduce new products and services. This also means that TransferGo is aiming to provide local-language support and build new partnerships to attract more customers to their platform.
days to go: Expired investment: £11,297,362
Paysend is a fintech company which helps in paying, holding and sending money instantly, across the borders, without any fee. With proxy card technology, the company has produced a multi-currency global account that enables customers to easily manage their money and avoid cross border fees. In just two years, Paysend has expanded to over 720,000 users. Further, on an average 2,000 new consumers sign-up to Paysend every day. It is operating in over 70 countries and currencies and, it has been featured in Yahoo Finance, Finextra and many other media platforms. The company will use the proceeds to fund international expansion and build an operational management team.
days to go: Expired investment: £10,709,113
Baanx is a Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C) banking platform that is Application Programming Interface (API) driven and digitaly-friendly. It aims to become a contender in the digital asset financial services market that is estimated to rise to $40 trillion by 2030. Baanx argues that it is disrupting the slow and expensive banking sector by leveraging blockchain to launch secure and low-cost banking products and services, with a few lines of code. The company has witnessed £1.4 million in revenue in 2020. It will start shipping its cards to 30+ EU countries in 2021 and roll-out its ‘plug-and-play’ wallet/card/exchange/mobile app on leading open-source blockchain network, Tezos, targeting the latter's 3 million+ global user base. Baanx will use the investment to increase its staff to 40-50 personnel by the end of 2021, expand into Asian, Middle Eastern, and North American markets with regulatory approvals, and invest in digital asset-backed lending and investing.
pledged: 105% days to go: Expired investment: £9,990,280
Baanx is a Business to Business to Consumer (B2B2C) banking platform that is Application Programming Interface (API) driven and digital-friendly. It aims to become a contender in the digital asset financial services market that is expected to rise and expand to over 580 million people or 7+% of the world population by 2022. Baanx argues that it is disrupting the slow and expensive banking sector by leveraging blockchain to launch secure and low-cost banking products and services, with a few lines of code. Baanx offers its users 'Digital wallets' (via API or a custom mobile app), crypto-friendly debit cards in physical and virtual formats, and allows users to send fiat or cryptocurrencies to anyone in their contact list with 'zero' Foreign Exchange (FX) fees, through its proprietary software, TextBit.  
pledged: 98% days to go: Expired investment: £9,500,000
SpaceX is an aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company founded in 2002 by Elon Musk that aims to reduce space transportation costs and eventually enable the colonisation of Mars. The company has developed several launch vehicles, rocket engines and Autonomous Spaceport Drone Ship (ASDS) landing platforms. Its project, Falcon 9, became the first rocket to accomplish a propulsive vertical landing in December 2015. As of March 2018, SpaceX had over 100 launches on its manifest representing about $12 billion (£9.24 billion) in contract revenue. The company has also ventured into providing satellite internet access by launching its Starlink project. As of 13th June 2020, it has launched 540 Starlink satellites. It will soon launch its Interplanetary Transport System (ITS), Starship, to further inter-planetary travel and colonisation. They will use the investment to grow its projects across various verticals.
pledged: 97% days to go: Expired investment: £8,752,000
Snoop is an application that aims to save a user's money by using data analytics. Snoop falls under the Financial Conduct Authority's (FCA) regulated Open Banking technology. The company asserts that Snoop can help every household in the UK save at least £1,500 each year. The app lets a user connect his/her bank accounts and credit cards to Snoop to observe all the balances and transactions together from a single portal. Snoop also watches a user's bills and lets the user know if he/she is paying too much or if there’s a price hike. The app also creates a 100% personalised feed of money-saving ideas based on the user's spending patterns. Snoop has grown to over 100,000 downloads and 75,000 customers since early 2020, delivered over 1 million money management tips to customers, and featured in publications like The Guardian, Financial Times, and The Telegraph. It will use 57% of the investment to grow its business, 21% to develop app functionality, and 22% for business operations.
pledged: 168% days to go: Expired investment: £8,445,740
Established in 2011, Crowdcube has become the market leader in the equity crowdfunding sector. The company has a 40% share of the UK market with over 620,000 investors registered on the platform that have invested more than £561m in pitches. This has resulted in nearly 800 successful campaigns and Crowdcube's revenue increasing by 33% from H1 2017 to H1 2018. Funds are being raised to scale the business by expanding further in the UK, as well as overseas.
pledged: 316% days to go: Expired investment: £7,918,180
what3words is a company whose mission is to make finding and sharing exact locations a simplified task. It has divided the world into 3m squares and given each square a unique combination of three words. what3words is backed by organisations such as Mercedes-Benz, Intel Capital and Sony Innovation Fund. The company's app provides a precise location to drones, driverless cars and voice-controlled devices, in turn, boosting businesses. Emergency services and NGOs are also using what3words for critical services and saving lives. Till date, the company has received over £50 million of funding and was the 'App of the Day' in 143 countries. The company will use the investment to become a global standard for communicating location.

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pledged: 715% days to go: Expired investment: £7,155,716
JustPark assists businesses and homeowners to unlock value in their under-utilised space and improve the parking experience for 3.5 million drivers. It is ready to speed up its ambitious goals with its back up with the leading institutions LocalGlobe (Citymapper), BMWi Ventures (Lime) and Index (Deliveroo). At JustPark, the largest of a decentralised network of spaces are found which are growing continuously. Its digital market place connects underutilized spaces with drivers. The company has received many awards such as Fastest Growing Companies Award (2019), awarded by Sunday Times Tech Track 100 and the Innovator of the Year (2017 & 2018) award given by British Parking Awards. With the proceeds, JustPark will grow its core business, explore its role in the future of mobility, and expand into new markets.

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pledged: 176% days to go: Expired investment: £7,054,270
Freetrade is an award-winning, commission-free investing application. In the investment industry, high commissions and clunky products can make it complicated for people to start their investment journeys. This is where Freetrade comes in by offering a simple, transparent freemium pricing model where the user can pay for the premium features they want. The company is an FCA-regulated stockbroker and a member of the London Stock Exchange. Its new proprietary brokerage platform, Invest by Freetrade, has scaled smoothly while keeping costs low. It also consists of new features such as free Instant Orders & real-time deposits compatible with Apple Pay/Google Pay. The company has also shipped fractional shares, breaking down another barrier to investing. 150,000+ customers are enrolled in the ecosystem with a 500% growth Year-on-Year (YoY). The company's app won the Best Online Trading Platform at the British Bank Awards 2019 and 2020. With the investment, the company aims to grow engineering & marketing and continue expansion into Europe.

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pledged: 701% days to go: Expired investment: £7,015,011

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Secret Cinema (SC) is an entertainment company that creates immersive shows at venues across London, including interactive performances in purpose-built sets. The company has produced 50+ titles and sold one million tickets to date, with its biggest shows selling over 100,000 tickets each. SC was the brainchild of noted creative director Fabien Riggall who envisioned taking cinematic experiences to the next level. The company asserts that it has a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 78. It held a screening of James Bond's 'Casino Royale' in Shanghai and has worked with Netflix to adapt its 'Stranger Things' show for a Los Angeles screening in 2020, reaching a US audience of over 300,000. The company will use the investment to support its growth, host its most popular slate of shows, collaborate on its first gaming title with a renowned gaming publisher, and sign a digital production with a major studio, based on a popular film franchise.
pledged: 381% days to go: 23 investment: £3,815,977
Chapel Down (CD) is one of the UK's leading wine industry leaders that seeks to challenge the hegemony of champagne. It argues that with the sales of English sparkling wine forecast to grow by 134% by 2026, the demand for its products is growing fast. CD's 'Sparkling Wine' sales increased by 52.8% in 2020 whilst champagne sales in the UK dropped by 21.7% over the same period. The company argues that 2020 was a record year for its business, despite COVID-19, with its revenue growing by 32% year on year and e-commerce sales growing by 467% year on year. CD has partnered with notable hospitality entities like Harrods, Royal Opera House and Sheraton Grand. It will use the investment to scale up and improve its winemaking capabilities, complete the planting process of its biggest vineyard on the finest terroir in England, scale up its e-commerce channels, invest in selected export markets worldwide, and give people a memorable experience at its winery.
pledged: 188% days to go: 38 investment: £5,654,999
Seatfrog allows users to upgrade to 'First Class' on trains running in the UK via its app. Users need to enter their booking credentials on the app and are shown a list of available options. Upon selecting their choice of an upgrade, users can either set their bid price for each seat or skip the auction and upgrade instantly with Seatfrog's buy now option. Upon winning, the company will send the user the new barcodes on their phone. Seatfrog asserts that 42 seconds was the record time for the fastest upgrade on its portal. Its app covers over 560 destinations. The company was named in the UK’s 'Top 30 Fastest Growing Tech Scaleups' in 2020. It has onboarded 340,000+ customers to date securing a 4.8 star App Store rating, earned revenue worth £2,095,091 YE 2020, and secured ~£10 million from some of Europe's leading technology investors. The company aspires to become a contender in the £160 billion European rail market. It will use the investment to expand across Europe and build a better future for rail travel.
pledged: 155% days to go: 2 investment: £2,339,493
Glint is a proprietary multi-currency platform that allows users to buy, save, spend and send real gold and other currencies, digitally with its application. The company asserts that its scalable technology enables its clients to use their currencies such as GBP, USD, EUR and Gold, with Glint's UK, EU and US-issued Mastercards in 210 countries worldwide. Glint also points out that its Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Service, Glint It!, allows clients to send and receive gold and currency between Glint accounts in over 160 countries. The company has raised £20 million in equity funding to date, reached 79,000 registered clients, and overseen over £158 million worth of transactions on its platform. Glint will use the investment to maximise revenue, organically grow its business, increase its registered customer base to 250,000 in 2021, and hire key personnel across various portfolios.
pledged: 106% days to go: 15 investment: £2,123,196
The Cheeky Panda (TCP) is a B Corp that offers a range of sustainable bamboo tissue and hygiene products available across Europe, the USA, China, and the Middle East. It asserts that its products are on the shelves of some of the World's top retailers including, Waitrose, Boots, MonoPrix and Carrefour. The company has sold over 12 million products across 25 countries and aims to become a contender in the overall hygiene market that is valued at over $200 billion a year. TCP featured in Sunday Times 'Fast Track – 'Ones to Watch' list, won Ocados rising stars best plant-based product in 2021, and launched with Waitrose in over 200 stores. TCP will use the investment to strengthen its management team in the run-up to IPO, focus on marketing and brand awareness to grow D2C sales, and oversee product launches with major retailers.
pledged: 58% days to go: 38 investment: £1,170,700
Clim8 is a financial technology company that aims to move billions of pounds of investment into sectors such as clean energy, clean technology, sustainable food, smart mobility, and recycling. It is authorised by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The company quotes United Nations data arguing that the World needs to invest $2.4 trillion every year into clean energy, from now until 2035, to meet climate change targets. Clim8 aims to capitalise on this objective. It launched its app on iOS and Android in private beta in October 2020 and then in the App Store in March 2021. It claims that its users have invested from £25 up to £97,000. The company has raised £5 million in venture capital to date, secured up to £2 million in airtime for equity from Channel 4 Ventures, and garnered a 4.8 star rating in the App Store, from a cumulative 100 reviews. The company will use the investment to accelerate user acquisition and launch new product offerings including pensions.
pledged: 216% days to go: 22 investment: £1,622,930
Dr. Will’s is an all-natural condiment company started in 2015 by real-life doctor, Dr Will. The company has grown from farm shops and Selfridges food hall to nationwide availability, with listings on Ocado, Waitrose and Tesco since its 2017 launch. It has sold 10,000 bottles in Tesco in its first two months, donated £10,000 worth of sauce to food charities up and down the UK and became a fully certified B-corp. Dr. Will's claims to have a thriving 'Strava Club' to get its sauce lovers outdoors. It has sold over 450,000 products and registered over £1 million worth of sales to date. It will use the investment to increase trade marketing spend with Tesco, Waitrose and Ocado, increase brand awareness through online marketing and sampling, grow its e-commerce (DTC) channel, build its team, and invest in packaging and innovation to make its business greener.
pledged: 210% days to go: 31 investment: £843,806
Aura aims to make the journey towards death an approachable one for users via its portal. It aspires to become a contender in the estimated £73 billion global death services industry. Aura allows users to leave important messages for their loved ones, avail guides and resources on topics related to death and ways to prepare for it, enter safe spaces to get answers to their queries, and access curated end of related services hub via affiliate links. Aura argues that its platform is empowering 80,000+ individuals and their families to deal with death and live fuller lives. It has partnered with companies such as Dead Happy, Pure Cremation, St James’ Place and MND Association to increase its brand presence. Aura has featured on media entities such as BBC, Channel 4, Telegraph, Vice, Mirror and more. It will use the investment to help millions of people deal with death humanely.

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pledged: 115% days to go: 1 investment: £694,929
ALVÁTECH is a sustainable water technology company on a mission to revolutionise the $1.3 trillion per annum agriculture industry that consists of 537 million farmers. It claims that the agriculture industry uses 70% of global water consumption. ALVÁTECH aspires to change this. It argues that its technology disrupts water molecules in an ecological way, helping farmers grow more with less water. The plug and play solution runs entirely off solar energy and is chemical-free. ALVÁTECH claims that it has installed its water treatment devices in 17 countries across six continents and established an international distribution network since its product launch in August 2020. The company has also signed agreements with entities in Latin America, Africa, Asia, the US, Europe and the Middle East. ALVÁTECH will use the investment to expand its distribution network, sales teams and subscription plans to reach more farmers and develop Hydro devices for vertical farming, boost hydroponics, and create ALVÁ personal home devices.
pledged: 157% days to go: 15 investment: £315,250
Expend helps businesses by simplifying and automating the process of expense management. The company provides optional contactless payment cards, receipt and invoice management, mileage tracking, spending approvals and expense reimbursements through its mobile app and web platform. It aims to become a contender in the global travel and expense management software market that is expected to reach $17.4 billion by 2027. The company argues that 96% of its customers are happy and recommend its services. It has onboarded notable clients such as Amazon, Capitalise, Bumble, and Jimmy's. The company will use 40% of the investment on sales and marketing to further target the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) and corporate markets, 40% to open up market opportunities via further product enhancements along with partner products, and 20% to expand its services to international users.

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pledged: 165% days to go: 3 investment: £826,861
Grubby is a purpose-led recipe kit brand on a mission to make plant-based cooking more accessible without damaging the earth. It argues that there has been a 400% increase in people moving to a plant-based diet from 2014 to 2019. It intends to cater to this demand. The company asserts that it is a 100% plant-based business and intends to combine three rapidly growing areas namely, food delivery, meal kits, and plant-based diets. It also wants to become a contender in the recipe kits market that has experienced a £385 million growth since 2015. Grubby has served over 50,000 meals since its launch, received 100+ 5-star reviews, and grown sales 130% in the last quarter to £135,000. It has received investment from angel investors including founders of Skyscanner and World First. Grubby will use the investment to continue its growth through product innovation, speciality add-ons, and an enhanced digital experience to boost customer acquisition.
pledged: 131% days to go: 2 investment: £943,802
Avida Global (AG) is a Business-to-Business (B2B) producer of high-quality medicinal cannabis oils and derivatives for the global medical, well-being and cosmeceutical markets. The company has a cultivation and processing facility in North-East Colombia. It asserts that the therapeutic properties of the cannabis plant has driven 53 countries to legalise its use, with more to follow. AG seeks to capture this demand and become a contender in the medicinal cannabis market that is expected to soar from $33.1 billion to $84.0 billion by 2028. The company has received regulatory approvals for initial non-psychoactive cannabis cultivation, manufacturing, and export licences in 2019. It is working on a partnership with a medicinal cannabis prescriber through doctors and clinics for the supply of medicinal cannabis strains in the UK. The company will use 40% of the investment to drive revenue growth, 25% as capital expenses, and 35% as additional operating expenses.
pledged: 117% days to go: 25 investment: £1,177,466

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what3words is a company whose mission is to make finding and sharing exact locations a simplified task. It has divided the world into 3m squares and given each square a unique combination of three words. what3words is backed by organisations such as Mercedes-Benz, Intel Capital and Sony Innovation Fund. The company's app provides a precise location to drones, driverless cars and voice-controlled devices, in turn, boosting businesses. Emergency services and NGOs are also using what3words for critical services and saving lives. Till date, the company has received over £50 million of funding and was the 'App of the Day' in 143 countries. The company will use the investment to become a global standard for communicating location.

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pledged: 715% days to go: Expired investment: £7,155,716
Carwow is an online marketplace service that makes the car buying experience better. In 2018, the company became the 6th growing organization in Europe. It has also expanded into Spain and Germany by building a YouTube channel of 2.7 million subscribers. Initially, carwow focussed on the UK new car market; however, it has expanded into financing, leasing, and nearly-new cars. In Germany and the UK, the company is rated 9.6/10 on Trustpilot. More than 2m people see its editorial content every month and in August 2019, the company's YouTube channel received 55 million views. The business aims to invest in its growth & market expansion.
pledged: 248% days to go: Expired investment: £4,963,200
Wirex is a UK financial technology company that aims to bring crypto & fiat currencies together on one simple payments portal. The company is building a platform where buying, holding, saving and spending any digital and traditional currency is quick, easy and accessible. The Wirex app supports 12 fiat and 10 crypto currencies, operates in 130 countries, and has more than 3.1 million registered users. Wirex launched the first Visa crypto-enabled payments card in the world. It has a £3 billion cumulative transaction volume and plans to expand to the USA by end-2020. Wirex will use the investment to allow millions of its users to own a share of the brand.

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pledged: 370% days to go: Expired investment: £3,703,120
Chip is one of the fastest-growing Fintech companies in the UK. Chip has built an app that uses the user's banking app to make personalised decisions about their money. Its user base has doubled since its previous fundraising in 2018. The company has 153,000 accounts, and it has processed more than £130m of savings. ChipX is the company's revolutionary returns platform and it has a waiting list of more than 50,000 people. The company is a winner of the British Bank Award, 2 Crowdcube awards, and 1 World Banking Award. It has welcomed many management executives from Funding Circle, Monzo, and Purple Bricks. Chip is now scaling with market-leading returns on ChipX. It aims to build the biggest savings account in the world. With the proceeds, the company will double its team and expand ChipX in the €10 trillion European savings market.
pledged: 376% days to go: Expired investment: £3,768,260
Connecting a current account with Chip's savings account to automatically deposit money and offer interest in return. Over 75,000 accounts are registered on Chip with more than £36m deposited since launching and this figure is increasing by £5m every month. Chip is raising funds to launch its new community lending service, ChipX. This service aims to offer up to 8% in returns and is intended to function as an alternative to regular banking products. Chip also aims to introduce new features such as the ability to save instantly, set smart and squad goals, roundup transactions, acquire FSCS protection and have a 1.5% base interest rate.
pledged: 380% days to go: Expired investment: £3,804,080
Freetrade is an award-winning, commission-free investing application. In the investment industry, high commissions and clunky products can make it complicated for people to start their investment journeys. This is where Freetrade comes in by offering a simple, transparent freemium pricing model where the user can pay for the premium features they want. The company is an FCA-regulated stockbroker and a member of the London Stock Exchange. Its new proprietary brokerage platform, Invest by Freetrade, has scaled smoothly while keeping costs low. It also consists of new features such as free Instant Orders & real-time deposits compatible with Apple Pay/Google Pay. The company has also shipped fractional shares, breaking down another barrier to investing. 150,000+ customers are enrolled in the ecosystem with a 500% growth Year-on-Year (YoY). The company's app won the Best Online Trading Platform at the British Bank Awards 2019 and 2020. With the investment, the company aims to grow engineering & marketing and continue expansion into Europe.

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pledged: 701% days to go: Expired investment: £7,015,011
JustPark assists businesses and homeowners to unlock value in their under-utilised space and improve the parking experience for 3.5 million drivers. It is ready to speed up its ambitious goals with its back up with the leading institutions LocalGlobe (Citymapper), BMWi Ventures (Lime) and Index (Deliveroo). At JustPark, the largest of a decentralised network of spaces are found which are growing continuously. Its digital market place connects underutilized spaces with drivers. The company has received many awards such as Fastest Growing Companies Award (2019), awarded by Sunday Times Tech Track 100 and the Innovator of the Year (2017 & 2018) award given by British Parking Awards. With the proceeds, JustPark will grow its core business, explore its role in the future of mobility, and expand into new markets.

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pledged: 176% days to go: Expired investment: £7,054,270
AFC Wimbledon is Crowdfunding to finance the construction of its new stadium on Plough Lane. Re-founded in 2002, AFC Wimbledon entered the Premier Division of Combined Counties League. In 13 seasons, the club was promoted 6 times. In 2017, AFC Wimbledon received final permission to start work of the new stadium construction at the Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium located a few meters away from Plough Lane. With the proceeds, the club is aiming to maintain sustainability in League One and expand to support a future Championship.
days to go: Expired investment: £2,346,350
Freetrade is a UK-based freemium investment mobile app available on iOS and Android platforms in the UK with plans to launch in Europe. Freetrade's simple, beautiful and intuitive investment app opens up stock market investing to everyone. Since April 2019, it has grown its customer base by 100%, that is over 30,000. The company is also the winner of British Banking Awards and Consumer Investment Awards, 2019. Freetrade is now raising funds to ramp up its engineering and customer acquisition. Ultimately, 30% of its waitlist signed up is from outside of the UK. The raise will support its expansion into the EU.
pledged: 379% days to go: Expired investment: £3,793,410
Secret Cinema (SC) is an entertainment company that creates immersive shows at venues across London, including interactive performances in purpose-built sets. The company has produced 50+ titles and sold one million tickets to date, with its biggest shows selling over 100,000 tickets each. SC was the brainchild of noted creative director Fabien Riggall who envisioned taking cinematic experiences to the next level. The company asserts that it has a Net Promoter Score (NPS) of 78. It held a screening of James Bond's 'Casino Royale' in Shanghai and has worked with Netflix to adapt its 'Stranger Things' show for a Los Angeles screening in 2020, reaching a US audience of over 300,000. The company will use the investment to support its growth, host its most popular slate of shows, collaborate on its first gaming title with a renowned gaming publisher, and sign a digital production with a major studio, based on a popular film franchise.
pledged: 381% days to go: 23 investment: £3,815,977
Fnatic is a global esports performance brand headquartered in London, focused on seeking out, levelling up and amplifying gamers and creators. It asserts that it is the most successful esports brand of the last decade, winning more than 200 championships across 30 different games. It has also won prize money worth $15 million and has been broadcast to a global audience of 55 million. Fnatic has delivered content and activations for brands like BMW, Gucci, AMD, Hi-Sense and Monster. The company also makes performance equipment that it sells directly and via global retailers to consumers. Fnatic will use the investment to improve its performance team, products, academies and facilities.

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pledged: 207% days to go: Expired investment: £2,071,785
Cornish Lithium (CL) is a mineral exploration company engaged in the discovery of lithium and other battery metals in Cornwall. It intends to create a 'Battery Metals Hub' in the UK through its efforts. CL has received funding to build the first European Union (EU) pilot lithium extraction plant powered by geothermal waters. It asserts that some of the world's highest grades of lithium are found in geothermal waters. The company has also secured UK Government funding for a new lithium extraction pilot plant in Cornwall. CL has drilled 41 shallow boreholes in a former china clay pit near St Austell, demonstrating the potential to extract lithium from granite. The company will use the investment to accelerate the company towards commercial production of lithium.

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pledged: 346% days to go: Expired investment: £5,199,999
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