Crowdfunded Business of the Year 2016: Meet the finalists
These six start-ups have all raised money from the crowd and can demonstrate fast-growth and ambitious plans…
The by-the-box storage company that enables customers to store their belongings from just 6p per day. It recently closed a 138% overfunded campaign on Crowdcube, securing £693,190.
The recipe box company on a mission to make healthy eating easy with a range of 100% gluten-free meals containing no refined carbs. In July, Mindful Chef smashed its £400,000 target to raise more than £1m on Seedrs.
Oppo Ice Cream
Made with superfoods, coconut oil and stevia instead of sugar, Oppo is the healthy ice cream brand that contains 60% less sugar, and calories than regular ice cream. Its stockists include Waitrose, The Co-operative, Ocado and Holland & Barrett. Since launch, over 650 crowd investors have backed Oppo across two crowdfunding rounds on Seedrs – totalling £650,000.
The premium gin brand made from raspberries in the heart of Cambridge that recycles its raspberries as “Boozy Berries” in jars. In May, the start-up smashed its £600,000 target on Growthdeck in just six weeks.
The pioneering online investor-led crowdfunding platform giving investors of all sizes the same economic risk and reward, SyndicateRoom has helped 80 companies secure nearly £60m since launch.
The Idle Man
The online retailer making shopping for fashion stress-free for the average man, The Idle Man offers its customers a personalised style service and tailored suggestions. The company raised £1.4m on Crowdcube in August, reaching £500,000 within two days.