Renewed growth for fast-growing start-ups WeFarm and Live Better With
Celebrations for Startups 100 2016 winners as WeFarm is awarded $200,000 to "help change the world" and Live Better With signs Marie Curie deal
Just two months after they were crowned among the UK’s top 100 start-ups of 2016 in the Startups 100 index, burgeoning businesses WeFarm and Live Better With have announced major award wins and growth milestones…
WeFarm, the service which allows farms from around the world to share vital information with each other via text, has been named runner-up of the global competition The Venture 2016. As part of its win it has received $200,000 based on its ability to create sustainable change through a viable business model and potential to scale.
The competition, which seeks to recognise ventures with the ability “to change the world”, was judged by a panel which include Alexandre Ricard; chairman and CEO of Pernod Ricard, and actress and philanthropist Eva Longoria.
WeFarm founder Kenny Ewan has said that he will use the prize money to connect one million farmers. Speaking to Startups.co.uk earlier in the year, Ewan also hinted at plans to launch in Brazil and India later this year.
Also celebrating a business win is cancer-focused e-commerce start-up Live Better With, which has announced an upcoming partnership with Marie Curie. Launched in 2015 by Tamara Rajah, Live Better With’s site is dedicated to supplying products to patients undergoing cancer treatment and has built a 20,000-strong community of cancer patients and carers.
As part of the partnership with the national charity for terminal illnesses, Live Better With will launch dedicated Marie Curie product bundles with a direct donation from sales going to Marie Curie to help provide care and support. The start-up will also offer product discounts to every person in Marie Curie’s community.
Rajah has commented: “Having the opportunity to help raise further awareness of the work undertaken by Marie Curie, whilst also raising funds to support cancer patients, is something which is at the heart of Live Better With. ”
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