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2023 Wrapped

Here’s a highlight of our achievements last year.

1st January 2024

As we welcome the New Year we wanted to shine a light on 2023’s success. We’ve been working hard to bring you exciting opportunities and to improve your investing experience by allowing you to invest directly in UK Entrepreneurs, where interest rates of up to 18% tax-free before fees and bad debt are offered.  

To start with, we want to showcase some of our top deals this year. So let’s dive in: 

Firstly, Australian Bodycare, run by Fiona and Kevin, is a leading skincare and beauty brand with over 22 years of experience and over 11,000 5 reviews. They raised £108k. With over 22 years of expertise working with carefully selected brands in the B2B and B2C skincare and beauty sector, Australian Bodycare UK Ltd is a leader in brand development and management, sales, marketing, and distribution. They are environmentally conscious, and some of their partners are a for their green practices. Their focus is on the key ingredient of Australian Tea Tree Oil. 

Secondly, we have Faber Artifex. Faber, run by Nathan and Robert, is a business providing retail carpentry, commercial and residential joinery, which has many clients both nationwide and internationally. The company has experienced significant growth over the past years and is in the process of building the strength of its team across multiple functions. They enjoy many accreditations from awarding bodies such as Constructionline, BM Trada and CHAS. They’ve even taken on projects involving super yachts! They raised £108k with us.

Thirdly, Rollagranola. Rollagranola produces handmade gourmet granola and is run by the father-and-son duo Robin and Sean. They sell on shelves at Planet Organic and online at Amazon and Ocado. They even export to Denmark and Saudi Arabia. They grew from a single person to a 16 team, and have enjoyed a year-on-year growth rate of around 60%. They raised £120k with us.

Finally, our returning clients. Watching clients grow over the years and seeing them return is a great pleasure for Crowd2Fund, as we genuinely care about the businesses we work with. We were thrilled to see Stacey and Simon, couple and founders of Lillicoco return for another campaign with us. With a perfect repayment history and sustainability at the heart of their vintage and fine antique jewellery e-commerce store, they raised £106k. In case you missed their video, here's a little more about them and why they chose Crowd2Fund.

We would also love to mention Wine & Something, who have raised £132,460.48 with us across 3 loans. With an excellent repayment history, Wine & Something fully funded within 7 days. Click here to view their success story. 

Aside from the array of new and repeating opportunities we have brought you, we’ve also been dedicated to growing the team - we’ve been improving processes and enhancing systems in preparation to scale. In June 2022, we formed a new Board of Directors to provide more effective oversight and management. The introduction of these new directors has enhanced corporate governance within the company. Furthermore, we are delighted to report that over the past few months, the platform has started to grow again. We’ve seen a significant increase in deal flow, and we hope to accelerate this growth in 2024.

Now that we have completed the restructuring phase, we plan to continue our work on the internationalisation of the platform in non-UK markets. Throughout 2024, we look forward to making significant enhancements in our tech department. Our roadmap includes bank accounts, further app developments, operation system improvements, exploration of AI and automated due diligence processes. We are eager to present more exciting opportunities and continue our efforts to deliver a premier investing experience.

Ensuring a fantastic P2P journey for our clients is of utmost importance to us. As a result of this, we kindly request you to share your feedback on Trustpilot or Google. Your support plays a vital role in our company's growth and in fostering a larger community for our clients.

We would like to thank you for your ongoing engagement and wish you a prosperous 2024. 

Thank you for being with us!

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