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25 May 2023

Income and expenditure data capture using next-gen conversational AI

A disruptive B2B SaaS-based approach to income and expenditure data capture for the debt management sector, powered by conversational AI and focusing on the Social in ESG Rising personal and household debt is a major problem in many economies. The company provides debt management agencies, financial institutions, government agencies and other organisations a new way to engage with individuals in the first stage of the debt recovery process – the assessment of income and expenditure. It is unique in this specific space by offering a platform to engage with individuals online (through text and voice) and using AI to improve quality of information and identify inconsistencies. Focusing on the ‘Social’ in ESG, it has been proven to be more efficient, more engaging, and more empathetic than current solutions (under which users feel embarrassed and judged). The company is currently implementing its platform with several major debt management agencies (each serving multiple financial institutions) and pilots have been agreed with various financial services groups, credit reference agencies and a consortium of water utilities.

25 May 2023

eB2B marketplace connecting producers/brands with the Hospitality sector

A one-stop platform enabling pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants and hotels to order food and drinks directly from brands/producers. By removing the wholesalers from the supply chain, it improves margins and delivers control to the producers and offers price transparency to both producers and customers. The platform harnesses real-time user data allowing additional revenue opportunities through offering analytics and value-added services (e.g. pricing analytics, targeted marketing) to the brands/producers. Cash generative, asset light business model (completely stockless, no trucks, no depots).

25 May 2023

Teff-based, Health and Performance Food Brand

Teff is a 'supergrain' that is high in nutrients, a source of slow-release energy, gluten-free and environmentally friendly to cultivate (requiring very little water). Scientific research has shown the endurance and performance enhancing effects of Teff in diets of elite athletes. The company aims to be the market leader in (and synonymous with) Teff-based products. The company already has manufacturing and supply-chains in place and fully developed products, including snack cookies (for the consumer market) and training cookies (for the sports market), and new products in development, including Teff flour (for baking/cooking), Teff flakes (for adding to breakfast/salads/etc), soluble Teff (for adding to shakes/smoothies) and Teff milk (dairy free). The company is positioned as a premium brand aimed at the elite sports market and the active, health-conscious consumer who wants to snack healthily and use Teff as a nutritional supplement (as part of improving sports/exercise performance, weight management, etc). The training cookies have been incorporated into the nutrition plan of two Premiership football clubs and the Mercedes F1 team. The company is also working with an elite sports coach who has introduced the training cookies into the diets of his professional sports clients. The sports vertical will be a key B2B channel with the company using its networks to approach leading clubs/players across multiple sports. Existing investors include the Swarovski family, professional sportspeople and senior individuals from the medical/scientific world.

25 May 2023

Developer of a frameless, load-bearing construction system

The company is the developer of a frameless, load-bearing construction system based on cutting edge technology (using low embedded carbon materials and manufacturing processes). The system has been used across the entire construction spectrum: housing, apartments, schools, care homes, shops, sports complexes, community buildings, and offices. It offers substantial benefits over traditional building methods, modular and other panel systems (including timber Structural Insulation Panels): - 20%-33% lower overall build costs than traditional and timber Structural Insulation Panels - components are machine made and assembled on site saving on time and labour costs - 7% of the weight of a traditional house – quick and inexpensive groundworks - significant energy savings for occupants – virtually Passiv Haus standard and U value of 0.10W/m2/K, heating costs are 10% that of a standard semi – making MBS highly suitable for Social Housing The company has a fully costed plan to establish a new manufacturing facility, capable of supplying 600 houses per year (based on single shift working) and reducing manufacturing costs by 30%+. The new facility is designed to be expandable in a modular fashion out of cash flow to supply up to 5,000 houses per year.

21 July 2023

AI-driven time-critical intelligence and risk management platform, ecosystem & marketplace for SMEs

The company is a customer-focused, integrated financial management platform (B2B SaaS) that provides time-critical intelligence (typically available only to large corporations) to SMEs, and their banks/advisers. The AI-powered platform aggregates data to aid forecasting, assessment of potential risks and support decision making, and provides banks and advisers timely and relevant enriched information on their clients and maximises cross-selling opportunities. The company is the third start-up by the Founder/CEO, with two successful exits already (including one AIM IPO) and is targeting operating profit of £125m by 2027 by tapping into the large SME market in the UK and selected international territories.

4 October 2023

Poland focused, Private Equity and Private Debt Alternative Investment Fund

Alternative Investment Fund created to support growth and expansion of Polish SMEs. Investment strategy at the intersection of VC and PE funds – filling the gap in access to funds for companies with strong expansion plans. Poland is a growing economic power in the EU (and Europe as a whole) with a favourable macroeconomic, business and demographic outlook. With a highly capable investment team, this fund is seeking to provide risk-managed, diversified access to the dynamic, but under-served, SME segment in Poland.

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    Due to the potential for losses, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) considers this investment to be high risk.

    What are the key risks?

    1. You could lose all the money you invest

    • Most investments are shares in start-up businesses or bonds issued by them. Investors in these shares or bonds often lose 100% of the money they invested, as most start-up businesses fail.
    • Certain of these investments can be held in an Innovative Finance ISA (IFISA). An IFISA does not reduce the risk of the investment or protect you from losses, so you can still lose all your money. It only means that any potential returns will be tax free.
    • Checks on the businesses you are investing in, such as how well they are expected to perform, may not have been carried out by the platform you are investing through. You should do your own research before investing.

    2. You won’t get your money back quickly

    • Even if the business you invest in is successful, it will likely take several years to get your money back.
    • The most likely way to get your money back is if the business is bought by another business or lists its shares on an exchange such as the London Stock Exchange. These events are not common.
    • Start-up businesses very rarely pay you back through dividends. You should not expect to get your money back this way.
    • Some platforms may give you the opportunity to sell your investment early through a ‘secondary market’ or ‘bulletin board’,  but there is no guarantee you will find a buyer at the price you are willing to sell.

    3. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket

    • Putting all your money into a single business or type of investment for example, is risky. Spreading your money across different investments makes you less dependent on any one to do well. A good rule of thumb is not to invest more than 10% of your money in high-risk investments. []

    4. The value of your investment can be reduced

    • If your investment is shares, the percentage of the business that you own will decrease if the business issues more shares. This could mean that the value of your investment reduces, depending on how much the business grows. Most start-up businesses issue multiple rounds of shares.
    • These new shares could have additional rights that your shares don’t have, such as the right to receive a fixed dividend, which could further reduce your chances of getting a return on your investment.

    5. You are unlikely to be protected if something goes wrong

    If you are interested in learning more about how to protect yourself, visit the FCA’s website here.
    For further information about investment-based crowdfunding, visit the FCA’s website here.


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