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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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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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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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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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A family-owned producer of cider drinks that use 100% British apples in all their products. Napton Cidery have created more than 16 distinct flavours of cider, in addition to their apple juice, vinegar and apple brandy. Sales have increased by 1000% from £6.8k in 2016/2017, to £68k in 2017/18. The company's profit margin per product is around 63% and they sell an average of 3000 litres per month. This investment round will result in Napton Cidery increasing their cider production to meet customer demand. Furthermore, they also intend to release a range of products in other beverage markets to attract new customers to the brand, as well as take advantage of the current fruit cider boom.
investment: £74,720 target: £120,000 pre-money valuation: £715,000
status: Active 5 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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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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Offering hosting services for both chefs and guests to cook food for paying guests. WeFiFo generates revenue through ticket sales charged at a variable commission rate and in return provide a multitude of support for those who love to cook and wish to earn a flexible income. This includes Food & Hygiene training, marketing, administration and insurance for the host, guest and equipment. WeFiFo has offered their service in a variety of locations such as homes, supermarkets, boats, parks, cafés, venues, and high streets worldwide. The company receives regular press nationally and internationally through publications and television. Funds raised will allow WeFiFo to recruit a further 33,000 hosts in the UK, as well as offer their services in 3 more countries and aim to be within a 10-mile radius for consumers interested in attending a WeFiFo event.
investment: £262,300 target: £400,000 pre-money valuation: £2,800,000
status: Active 8 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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Liquid Art Group Catering, Food and Drink EIS
A themed cocktail bar owner, craft beer brewer and gin brand creator that serves thousands of customers on a weekly basis. Liquid Art Group currently have 3 locations within affluent areas of Manchester and are now raising funds to open 12 more sites across the UK over the next 3 years. The company has become highly profitable and are ready to duplicate their proven business model after successfully running in a niche area of their market. More sites will result in reduced costs due to purchasing bulk goods from existing suppliers in greater quantities. This means that profit margins will increase, whilst more locations will provide additional streams of revenue. Liquid Art Group is also planning to develop and distribute their range of gin by creating new flavours and offerings.
investment: £128,860 target: £250,000 pre-money valuation: £3,453,703
status: Active 23 days
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