Welcome to October’s Notwics Connecting People, our Video Platform where each month we showcase the best businesses and founders. NOTWICS saw an impressive increase in interest in September’s platform, with each of the founders receiving good attention from our community.
This month, we’ve received and reviewed 31 businesses, whittling it down to these 5 Early Stage Start-Ups and fast-growing Scale-Ups, showcased here. We’ve worked with each excellent founder to present a succinct 5-minute overview of their company.
Access to these presentations will be live for a month, re-emphasising our Netflix style approach to this important content. We’ve also removed the necessity to submit your email address to view the presentations now.
If any of these presentations are of interest, please do not hesitate to contact the founders via the button under each video.
We’d like to thank our long-standing sponsor, Smith & Williamson, for their support. Here’s Fergus from the company to tell you more about their interest in the space…& we’d also like to wish you all a Happy Halloween as well.
Slice has already achieved powerful and proven Unit Economics: CAC is averaging £4.00 per registration, this cost is repaid upon the acceptance of the first offer, Payback within 30-60 days.
Slice has created a uniquely disruptive marketplace with great traction in 2 months since launch (9,000 Users and 75 Branded Offers) delivering a marketing channel direct to consumers in a UK market worth £19bn.
Whilst Slice’s ambition is to expand the marketplace to the global market in 2021, the business can sustain itself from the growth afforded it from this round alone.
HERE’S OLIVER TO TELL YOU MORE…
Chorus is the place to discover independent businesses in your local area, as recommended by local people. This is achieved via a digital shopfront connecting shoppers and businesses together by location and common interests.
Two forms of content combine to achieve this: posts, and stories. Several recently introduced new features are fulfilling this urgent need to support local economies and community, in these times of Covid-19.
London’s Farmers Market, Borough Market, Peckham Levels are all users and Apple’s latest technology – App Clips, has been integrated into the offering. This all combines to provide content rich, high quality, Chorus stories.
Chorus has strong expansion plans too & …
HERE’S REZA TO TELL YOU MORE …
Video is at the heart of how people live their lives and work now because of the pandemic. Hollabox saw the power of video long before then, and are here to help it fulfil its rich potential in new ways and new sectors across the globe.
Something to note is the quality of the talent Hollabox have involved in the project, both from the team perspective and investors in this very round. They are a curated mix of institutional experience, innovation and most importantly passion!
There’s been strong current growth in the product to date, due to network effects. Importantly, the success they’ve achieved to date is with a limited budget, during uncertain times!
HERE’S ADAM TO TELL YOU MORE …
Those at the frontline are best-placed to innovate, and a happier workforce leads to better outcomes and improved performance. COVID-19 has also brought rapid learning in healthcare to the fore.
ImproveWell is the leading engagement solution for improvement in the NHS; 25 customers have confirmed product-market fit and the business is generating revenues in the UK, USA and New Zealand.
The ImproveWell team brings together a rich combination of clinical, business, technical, sales and marketing know-how to deliver its services and leverage a strong pipeline of 600+ inbound leads.
HERE’S LARA TO TELL YOU MORE …
hangAIR is a pioneering health tech brand combining hardware (patent pending) with a supporting wellness Saas ecosystem (app).
The business has a solid leadership team that has attracted strong early backing from some impressive high profile angels, as well as a recent £1.5M pre-order, to catapult their commercial traction
They also have a clear “Peloton” type revenue model, which sits nicely in the niche they are addressing, namely sleep deprivation and back pane, Their smart furniture” enhanced with AI rapidly aids mental and physical fitness recovery.
Early plaudits in the Sports Fitness press highlight that: “hangAIR is for mental and physical fitness recovery what Peloton is for fitness activation”.
*Update: hangAIR has also recently been endorsed by Mike Chaffin, a serial entrepreneur and well know rapper, Nelly’s business manager. His latest business, Three Commas is in partnership with Mark Cuban from Shark Tank. Get in touch to learn more!
HERE’S MIRJANA TO TELL YOU MORE …