This week, UK equity crowdfunding platform Crowdcube announced that three of its funded club businesses have been selected as Pitch to Rich 2015 finalists.
The platform declared:
“We are delighted to announce that three of our #FundedClub businesses have reached the semi-finals of Richard Branson’s Pitch to Rich 2015 campaign. Pitch to Rich is a competition to search for the ‘UK’s most innovative and exciting new start-ups and small businesses’. The businesses competing for a finalist place are Caulirice, Fourex and JustPark.
“After 2,500 business pitch entries, the judges have selected Caulirice to compete within the ‘Start-Up’ category, Fourex within the ‘New Things’ category and JustPark within the ‘Grow’ category. Each business is competing for a top three finalist position to win thousands of pounds worth of marketing support and business development.”
Those on the judges panel with Sir Richard Branson and Peter Kelly, include perfume entrepreneur, Jo Malone; founder of Shutterfly, Jon Oringer, model and start-up investor, David Gandy; and Justine Roberts, Mumsnet co-founder.
The winners of the contest will receive marketing support and mentoring from Virgin’s professional business advisors along with Virgin benefits. Runners up also be given beneficial rewards.
Check out the finalists pitches below:
Caulirice offers a low calorie and low GI rice replacement, with 80% fewer calories but with the same taste as white rice. It’s great for rice lovers looking to avoid the fattening calories.
Notably, Fourex has developed a self-service multi-currency note & coin exchange machine that uses image recognition technology to automatically identify and exchange currencies from over 150 countries.
JustPark (formerly ParkatmyHouse.com) is on a mission to lead the disruption of the £50 billion global parking market by letting drivers book off-street parking spaces online wherever and whenever they need them.
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