The Investibles

The Investibles are BusinessZone's picks to be the next big thing. All of the startup's featured in this section have been trading for less than two years, and have either recently completed a seed round or are currently seeking investment. We look at the strength of the ideas, entrepreneurs' background and experience, and proof of concept when deciding what businesses to feature.

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Pirate’s Grog is an award-winning golden rum from Roatán, Honduras. The affable founding team discovered the drink when house sitting in...
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Back in 2003, long before the hummus craze of the late noughties, university student Christian Mouysset stumbled out of a small...
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Meg Haggar's chocolate brand Raw Halo was launched out of a tiny east London flat where they ran grinders through the night to meet demand...
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There's always a pang of guilt as you throw perfectly good food in the waste bin. Particularly for those living alone, it can be hard to...
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Ever wondered how startups connect with a children's clothing manufacturer in Chennai, India, or find a specialist in small order runs in...
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When I saw famous entrepreneur Debbie Wosskow last year she lamented the difficulty of building an agency business without investment. To...
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CrowdLords was launched to help open up property investment to a new generation. Its founders leveraged their knowledge of crowdfunding and...
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The awe-inspiring Leka team have created a robot that makes advanced therapy tools easily available to children with developmental...
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Cat Gazzoli’s building a baby food brand that can give back and her mission has been backed by serial entrepreneur Debbie Wosskow’s new...
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Kevin House had a dream of starting a Japanese fashion boutique in London, but he had a few hurdles in the way; he didn't have any...
Issara founder
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Of all the places to have a business idea, you could do a lot worse than a diving boat in Indonesia's crystal blue waters. That's exactly...
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The problem Brighton-based startup Circuitree addresses is a simple one: the sun doesn’t shine 24 hours-a-day. As the company explains, it...
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Estate agency industry disruptor Nested’s just had it full media launch, but its founding team and investors include a list of...
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It’s seems apt that the company David Hellard co-founded has the word ‘zip’ in it. Hellard is a ball of energy, reeling off Zipcube’s pitch...
Altum Designs MODUAL cycling tool
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Daniel Varney wants to take on the lucrative bicycle parts, accessories and clothing market with "ingeniously conceived" bicycle...
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Habu ’s founders want to help build environments close to many startups' hearts. Their new software is being used to run the kind of co-...
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Buzzbike's on a mission to create a huge fleet of free bikes paid for by frame-based advertising. It's a curious combination of the...
Positivitea
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Positivitea has a mission to change the world. Its founders want to harness the healing power of herbs within each of its teas to promote...
Nom Foods
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Nom bars was started in the kitchen at founder Steph Croft-Simon's home. The nutrition bars proved popular with friends and family, and the...
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Josh Magidson's first startup Eatstudent.co.uk, a takeaway marketplace whose genesis reportedly happened during a drunken university...
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Choosic's a recommendation app that aims to be "the Tinder for discovering music". The founding team wants to cut down the time it takes...
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CharlieHR , this week's pick for The Investibles, wants to free founders up to concentrate on creating value, rather than doing...
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Hire Space is a marketplace for venues that range from meeting space in hotels and the Barbican Centre to using the Velodrome Track Centre...
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Tom Cridland started a fashion brand with a £6,000 government Start Up Loan that's grown into an international business. The designer's...
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Reedsy's founders launched the business straight after, and in some cases during, college, but they've already been excepted on to Seedcamp...
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We Are Colony 's founder spent a decade working in the film business and spotted a unique opportunity in the way we're watching movies. The...
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LUMO wants to solve a social problem. They're trying to reduce the number of cycling accidents by developing wearable, high-visibility...
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Funding Invoice is a startup with an ambitious aim: their team wants to become a complete finance hub for small businesses including...
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Intro featured in our Pitch Top 100 last year. It's is an online marketing platform for companies who want to attract young talent and they...
Protect My Pet
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The Pitch finalist Protect My Pet has just launched a unqiue service that automatically sends pet medication every month, helping their...
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Accountable and targeted advertising - on cars. Car Quids is Seedcamp funded and our second pick this week for The Investibles. Company:...
The founder of the company
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CornerDrop is 'on a mission to make missed deliveries a thing of the past' and appeared on new Dave show The Money Pit last week. Read on...
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The Pitch finalist Kino-mo has developed a low-cost 3D projector that it's hoping will revolutionise advertising. The startup is this week'...
Chilango
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Chilango has already raised £2.3m on Crowdcube for the expansion of their renowned Mexican restaurant chain with an impressive list of...
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They're on a mission to bring electric vehicle car charging stations to everywhere around the UK; POD Point are our pick of this week's The...
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A self-funded business that seeks to solve the world's protein crisis by promoting insects as a food source; Eat Grub is our pick of this...
Comb and Blade
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Comb and Blade was established 18 months ago as a part-time venture to capitalise on the growing demand for niche hair care products. It’s...
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University Compare helps students quickly and easily find information on universities and courses in an unbiased way. It's currently...
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Irish based company TanOrganic is the first ever cosmetic brand featured on Seedrs. Its natural and eco-friendly beauty products are...
Yogiyo
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Peter Jones was so impressed with Yogiyo’s pitch he invested £50,000, read more about the startup’s progress in this week’s Investible...
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The team behind Open Utility hopes to create a dynamic online marketplace, which will help small businesses source renewable energy when...
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A photo-sharing app that connects families across the globe, Togethera is our pick for this week's The Investibles. Name: Sokratis...
EarlyBird
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We've all been there; starving at work but on a health kick and wondering what on earth that's good for you and tastes good to snack on...
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Pronto have a mission to feed millions on Londoners with high-quality grub. What started as a delivery service pivoted by developing their...
The Investibles
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BusinessZone has launched a new profile series about early-stage businesses that are looking for investment or have just raised seed...
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MOM Incubators has developed a revolutionary inflatable incubator that can be developed in developing hospitals to help reduce infant...
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Wriggle provides last-minute offers for restaurants and bars that connect consumers to hand-picked local businesses. It has been able to...
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GripIt Fixings has come a long way for a company started by a 13-year-old and his grandfather. After appearing on Dragon's Den, it's since...
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The health food market is alive and kicking, and low-carb rice alternative Cauli Rice is just about to launch its third Crowdcube campaign...
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Student entrepreneur Ben Lawton built a business in a university incubator that has graduated into a full time enterprise. With celebrities...
Truestart Coffee
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TrueStart Coffee, a healthy alternative for athletes who love their caffeine, is a business co-founded by two triathletes while training...
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Helpfulpeeps, the self-proclaimed 'new karma economy', is a website dedicated to helping people 'pay-it-forward'. The startup is this week'...
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Cake is a mobile payment engine for restaurants and bars that gives customers a quick, easy and powerful way to settle their bills via...
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Squirrel wants to help people manage their finances by working with employers to provide budgeting tools. The startup is our pick for this...
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Visual-wise has developed a smartphone-based virtual reality tool that allows property purchasers to look and walk around a space before it...
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Rare Pink is a bespoke jewellery manufacturer that's trying to reach comparable costs as ready-to-wear jewellery. The startup is this week'...
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CaterClub has developed an online platform for businesses looking for catering options from food vendors. The startup is this week's pick...