Taymoor Atighetchi: Papier

The personalised products business that has delivered more than one million products to 35 countries around the world…

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Taymoor Atighetchi, 28
Company: Papier
Web: www.papier.com

Staking a claim to once being the youngest antique dealer on the Portobello Road market, Papier is not the first business for Cambridge graduate Taymoor Atighetchi, who co-founded popular university news network The Tab.

Following The Tab and, after a three-year stint at business management consultancy firm Bain & Co, Atighetchi decided the time was right to bring together his joint loves of art, business and technology for a new venture.

In September 2015, he launched Papier – an online retailer for personalised products such as greeting cards, wedding invitations, notepads and stationary.

To date, the company has delivered more than one million products to 35 countries, with March 2017 marking a record breaking month for the brand – even surpassing the hectic Christmas period – which is currently experiencing 40% month-on-month growth.

Partnerships with a number of the UK’s leading artists, illustrators and graphic designers have helped Papier carve out a niche in the marketplace for unique and quality products and secure a loyal base of customers: many make a purchase every week, whilst the average is once every two months.

The first half of 2017 saw a number of exciting developments for the company including a collaboration with London’s iconic Victoria & Albert Museum and the launch of a personalised children’s book.

Having recently secured a £3m Series A funding round from the backers of UK success stories Deliveroo and Farfetch, Papier is set to develop more lifestyle products and expand into new markets, while a number of additional high-profile partnerships are in the pipeline to support further growth…

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