Market sector: Personal Safety Solutions
This Company offers a service that has suddenly been thrust into the limelight by a number of recent tragic events. Having received over 300K downloads in a matter of days, their mission is to offer the public at large a means to control their own personal safety.
At a time when knife crime, assaults, mugging and sexual harassment are increasing, their platform provides a map showing all the recent crime spots, so users can plan routes away from streets with regular crime histories.
The app will also scan the road ahead whilst users are walking or exercising and will alert them if they are walking towards a danger zone.
It is the management’s belief that the development and commercialisation of their platform will change the world of personal security, as currently, there are no safety apps that automatically alert people to this sort of danger. The database is updated every 3 days, which provides even greater reassurance to prospective users.
An investment of up to £750K is sought to take the Company from the current transition phase to full launch.
Market sector: Education Technology Solutions
This Company’s ambition is to be the number one place schools go for all of their education technology.
They have a platform that is ready to support the opportunities presented by new technologies such as mixed realities, robotics and artificial intelligence. With many choices now available in a given space, knowing where to start, can be a real challenge for school leaders, especially with the backdrop of school funding issues and other priorities.
Their aim is to bring organisation and efficiency to a somewhat disparate landscape, by bringing together the very best education technology, STEM products, people and partners all under one roof.
Current forecasts show that up to 65% of jobs that today’s students will go into in the next 10 years do not yet exist - so how do schools best prepare students for the unknown. Even now, there is a global STEM skills shortage, with employers unable to acquire the talent and skills they require to meet their present needs.
Having taken 10 years to build the business model and 3 years in since launch, with 1000+ customers, management now seek £700K to take the business to the next level.
Market sector: High Volume Manufacturing Services
Launched 7 years ago, this Company is now a trusted provider of value-added manufacturing services to the growing and increasingly fragmented beverage industry.
Its business model is to ‘bring the factory to the raw materials’ and then package them to the highest standards, thereby eliminating transport costs and quality deterioration for drink brands. It offers mobile canning services to the rapidly expanding craft beer sector, focussing in on offering a premium service for small to medium-sized producers, who are largely ignored by larger can manufacturers.
The growing trend for ‘craft’ drinks in beer has now been supplemented by similar demand for other alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, with owners and producers entering the space who lack the facilities, the knowledge and the capital outlay to can their own products.
The management are now seeking up to £1.25M to expand their services to a larger section of this buoyant market.
Market sector: Saas, Lost Property
In revenue and growing quickly, this Company’s platform offers a revolutionary solution to the ever-increasing problem of lost property, that Organisations, Companies, Clubs and Associations currently experience.
Using its platform, organisations can quickly repatriate lost items to their rightful owners, which in turn reduces the landfill environmental problem that unclaimed lost property currently causes.
By employing the latest QR code technology, which contains all the owner’s information and where to contact them, they can quickly be advised that their lost item has been found.
To date, 200 organisations have signed up and 8,000 customers have purchased the product. A new membership/subscription-based model has been completed and the backend and technical development finished and tested. It is ready to go to market in this new form.
The Directors are seeking £300K and are offering a bonus of 10% of gross profits…pre dividend.
Market sector: Digital Fund Raising
This Company ensures that charities and funders are able to replace collecting cash donations with a digital solution.
UK charities still receive over 50% of the £10B revenue in cash every year. Churches and schools find themselves in the same situation.
Existing digital fundraising platforms are, by and large, purely transactional and donations largely rely on the chance that an individual will spot a particular organisation that appeals to them.
This Company puts the organisation – their client – at the centre of everything, with an engaging and dynamic campaign page, commission only fees, plus a campaign set-up service, with ongoing monitoring and support, to maximise success. No other digital fundraising platform currently offers a service as comprehensive as this.
Contactless donation terminals are planned for later this year, making the total package a ‘one-stop shop’ for any community organisation’s digital fundraising needs.
The Directors are seeking £400K to achieve this year’s objectives.