October 2017

new to businessagent.com this month


Cornerford
 
target:
£100,000
Crowdcube

Cornerford aim to bring quality watches and accessories to the modern day gentleman, Cornerford was founded by engineer Dovy Cornerford. All Cornerford products are designed, manufactured or hand finished in the UK.

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Pomodoro e Basilico
 
target:
£150,000
Crowdcube

Pomodoro e Basilico are a popular vegan artisan food stall with a loyal following and have been featured by major news outlets and celebrity chefs. They are looking to raise funds to launch London's first Italian, Vegan Deli-Bistro to fill the gap in the market for great, Italian inspired, vegan delis.

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Learning Labs
 
target:
£600,000
Angels Den

Learning Labs are a fast growing EdTech startup focussed on helping people to learn languages across 3 core channels. They have launched unique language Post-it Notes, a digital language learning platform and have been licensed to over 15k pupils across schools in the UK.

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passingboxes
 
target:
£150,000
Crowdcube

Passing boxes began in 2012 after Donna's Father falling ill; he produced a red folder containing memories, birth certificates, photos, bank statements, passwords, and lots more. This gave Donna the idea to create the world’s most comprehensive website for dealing with death enabling people to talk about death. It provides services to help secure your digital legacy and pass on the th..

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I Am The Agent
 
target:
£500,000
Crowdcube

I Am The Agent are a data-driven property hub charging property owners fixed-price online sales and rental packages. Since launching in 2011, the company has served over 150,000 clients and has achieved nearly £700k revenue. 

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Crowdfunder
 
target:
£750,000
Crowdcube

Crowdfunder has an online community of over 600,000 and has raised over £40 million for over 15,000 projects since 2012 making them the #1 rewards-based crowdfunding platform. They are now EBITDA positive and have plans to further automate their platform, as well as grow their partner network.

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what's new

Banks not lending to small businesses is stunting Britain’s growth

Every year, thousands of small businesses see their loan applications rejected by the big Banks. Figures from the British Business Bank (BBB) suggest that this equates to around £4bn in loans annually – a figure that suggests that many UK SMEs (small and medium enterprises) are missing out on the investment that they need to be able to compete and grow.

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