7. Feast It
Feast your eyes on Feast It – a tech company connecting events organisers with fantastic food companies, mobile bar companies, and more
Founders: Digby Vollrath and Hugo Campbell
Feast It is changing the way people organise events by allowing event organisers to book their suppliers in just a few clicks. And because it operates in B2B, B2C, and the public events space, the scope for business is huge. In fact, Feast It’s successes have impressed us before, as they reached a rather delicious 34 in the Startups 100 2018 index.
So, how does it work? The events organisers provide Feast It with their event requirements and the system pairs them up with catering companies, bars, and photographers based on their needs. It’s a lead generation company with a difference.
The event platform has 1,000s of carefully curated suppliers in its books – from Patty & Bun to Nanny Bill’s – and has assisted the likes of Amazon, Nike and Warner Studios with finding suppliers for their events.
Feast It is a thriving company built on a commission model, meaning it’s only paid once a booking has been made. And because it relies on bookings to make money, it has invested interest in its suppliers – it even has a dedicated support team.
But founders Vollrath and Campbell aren’t stopping there. They’re plugging even more gaps in the events market by building financial products that allow their customers to choose between paying the cost of the event upfront or putting down a deposit and paying off the event on a monthly basis.
Their success stories so far include being booked by and feeding celebrities including Angelina Jolie, Taylor Swift and Tom Cruise, as well as catering for huge public events like London Pride and Hackney Half Marathon. We know this company will give us plenty to feast our eyes (and mouths) on in the future!