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Crowdfunding Opportunities in Catering, Food and Drink


Making wine more accessible by using smart technology to deliver it to customer homes. sipp's range consists of more than 140 wines and the company has over 3,000 customers that have placed more than 7,000 orders. This has resulted in over 47,000 bottles sold since launching in July 2017. The sipp app offers customers’ insights into the origin of the wine by scanning the bottle label; customers can also re-purchase the same wine via this method. Profit is generated via wine sales and subscription services. The sippCLUB service allows customers to receive 3 bottles of wine every month for £29, including delivery. The company also offers single bottles of wine that can be purchased through the website, or app without a subscription. Funds are being raised to scale the business further by investing in marketing campaigns to increase brand awareness and acquire more customers. By 2021, sipp aims to serve over 100,000 users on its platform. In addition, contributions will be used to develop their proprietary technology further.
investment: £350,867 target: £300,003 pre-money valuation: £3,480,159
status: Extended 20 days
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Redag Crop Protection Limited Catering, Food and Drink EIS
Redag Crop is an agrochemical discovery business focused on products that play a vital role in controlling the pests and diseases that threaten our global food supply. The growing population, expected to grow by 8 billion by 2020 and then 9 billion by 2050, will need more crops than the existing land can produce. Each hectare will need to produce 2.5 times as many crops as they do now. 
investment: £1,250,000 target: £1,250,000 pre-money valuation: £12,638,889
status: Extended
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A sustainable food company intorducing insects as a regular Western food. Eat Grub now has listings at UK and European retailers. Their wide product range includes roasted cricket snacks and protein bars. The company also sells B2B to major pubs and restaurants such as Wahaca and Fat Duck, as well as directly to customers via Amazon. After creating a new website, funds are sought to increase national sales and digital marketing.
investment: £150,028 target: £350,000 pre-money valuation: £2,367,595
status: Funded 6 days
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A juice concentrates company with the aim of selling healthier products, which have no added sugar or artificial ingredients. Delicious and healthy drinks can be made by adding Fiovana's many flavours to still or sparkling water. Fiovana's range is readily available from retailers, as well as a regular subscription from the company's website. Britvic has already £100,000.
investment: £190,000 target: £300,000 pre-money valuation: £1,276,458
status: Funded
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SEVEN BRO7HERS Catering, Food and Drink EIS
A craft brewery from Salford, Manchester specialising in producing beers for those new to drinking the beverage. Seven Bro7hers sell their products through many channels. This includes at retailers such as Booths and Co-Op, restaurants, airports, hotels and train stations. Seven Bro7hers opened their first beer house in December 2016 and quickly moved their business into a new brewery by October 2017. Revenue has increased from £204k to £708k between 2016 and 2017. Since establishing the company in 2014, their brewing capability has increased from 1,600L to 2,340L and their fermenting capacity increased from 5,000L to 32,500L. Investment is sought to open 4 more beer houses, which will become an essential core to the business. These will provide high gross margins with clients through vertical integration.
investment: £386,480 target: £500,000 pre-money valuation: £8,000,000
status: Active 8 days
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The Breakfast Club Catering, Food and Drink
An ethical café and bar combination with an all-day breakfast and lunch menu. The Breakfast Club has 11 locations across London, Brighton and Oxford, with a combined turnover of £15.2m. Revenues have grown by 91% from 2014 to 2018 and they have an annual site EBITDA over £2m, as well as generating a net profit of £502k. Almost 65% of their customer traffic is derived from lunch and dinner times of the day. The Breakfast Club has won numerous awards, including 'London Bar of the Year' and 'Growth Company of the Year 2016' at the Retailers Retail Awards. The company has also been listed on The Times 100's 'Best Places to Work', as well as being recognised as one of the ‘Best Employers in Hospitality’. The London Stock Exchange has listed the business as one of the 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain.
investment: £207,930 target: £750,000 pre-money valuation: £15,969,000
status: Active 31 days
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Anspach & Hobday Catering, Food and Drink EIS
Blending classic London heritage with modern brewing methods to create innovative styles of beer. Anspach & Hobday is a multi-award winning brand that sells its products in UK retailers and exports to 11 countries worldwide in various containers such as kegs, bottles, casks and more recently, cans. Sales rose from £195k in 2017 to £249k in 2018, a YoY growth of 50%. Anspach & Hobday is nearing its capacity and is raising funds to increase production threefold and extend their taproom to meet demand. In addition, the company is planning to expand its range of beers and the number of retailers listing their products.
investment: £238,550 target: £400,000 pre-money valuation: £3,000,000
status: Active 23 days
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Thomson & Scott Catering, Food and Drink EIS
100% organic and vegan sparkling wines that cut out excessive sugars for a healthier drink. Thomson & Scott's main two wines; Skinny Champagne and Skinny Prosecco have been featured in major publications such as The Times, The Guardian and The Metro. Upon launching their products, they became the most-searched for on Selfridge's website. Thomson & Scott sells its wines in the US, New Zealand, South Africa and South America. In 2017, exports had grown by 53% and wholesale increased by 103%. The company is now launching its next organic and vegan sparkling wine, Nought.y, which is also alcohol-free. Funds will be used to produce global marketing campaigns for the new product.
investment: £867,630 target: £300,000 pre-money valuation: £8,000,000
status: Extended 7 days
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The Ethical Butcher Catering, Food and Drink EIS
Currently supplying restaurants and caterers with meat sourced ethically and now bringing the same service to households. The Ethical Butcher's meat is certified from PFLA farms and the animals have been ethically raised and 100% grass-fed. The team consists of a Michelin Star chef and are winners of The Top 50 Foods in Britain and Ireland in The Great Taste Awards. In its two years of business, The Ethical Butcher has generated £1.37m of revenue and in 2017, their operating profit was £98k. The business receives 200 orders per month, with each invoice averaging £350. Investments will be used to offer a B2C service. Households can have their meat cut and delivered by the next day. The Ethical Butcher will also expand its B2B offerings by supply their meat to gourmet burger bars and increasing the range and variety of meat sold.
investment: £187,910 target: £350,000 pre-money valuation: £1,450,000
status: Active 10 days
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Verdant Brewing Co Catering, Food and Drink EIS
A Cornwall-based craft brewer voted the best new brewery by RateBeer in 2017. Verdant Brewing Co is known for brewing 7 of the Top 50 beers in England over the last four years. The company focuses on delivering hop-forward and hazy beer as fresh as possible to its drinkers. Verdant's sales have seen an increase of 912.4% from September 2016 to September 2017. This has resulted in turnover doubling to £1.1m this year, in addition to producing 3,000 hectolitres of beer. Verdant Brewing Co is raising funds to secure a new brewing site located 3 miles from their original location. This new site will increasing their production capacity to 15,000 hectolitres to meet growing customer demand. Furthermore, the new location will also house the business's laboratory and on-site taproom for fans to tour.
investment: £764,420 target: £500,000 pre-money valuation: £9,500,000
status: Extended 20 days
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Good Grain Bakery Catering, Food and Drink EIS
A free-from bakery that specialises in providing organic, gluten-free and vegan products whilst avoiding synthetic ingredients. Good Grain Bakery produces high-quality and artisan food for those with intolerances and allergies. Their clients include Ocado, Selfridges, Planet Organic and Daylesford amongst many others. Sales have increased by 165% YoY and the brand is now seeking investment to launch their products at national grocers. This new venture will see the business upgrading their equipment to meet demand and any remaining funds will be allocated towards hiring key staff and marketing campaigns.
investment: £79,170 target: £150,000 pre-money valuation: £1,600,000
status: Active 8 days
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The Venom Project Catering, Food and Drink EIS SEIS
Creating Scottish cocktails that are high quality and ready-to-drink. The Venom Project's drinks consist of 5 flavours available in cans that contain 8% alcohol and are currently sold in off-licenses in Scotland, as well as over 300 retailers. In the first 7 months of trading, the company has been listed by over 250 stockists and sold more than 150k units. This has resulted in sales of £500k with the team growing from 3 to 10 members to handle demand. More than 250 stores have requested re-orders on a monthly basis and The Venom Project has predicted that 250k units per month will be reached in the near future. Funds will allow the company to escalate their manufacturing process to meet consumer demand, as well as acquire more stockists to attract new customers to the brand. A new manufacturing process will also allow the business to print their cans, which will aid in reducing production costs.
investment: £64,170 target: £150,000 pre-money valuation: £1,350,000
status: Active 10 days
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