Wild Blue Cohort pleased to announce investments by members in two ventures.
Wild Blue Cohort, the pioneering new business angel investment network for West London,is pleased to announce investments by members in two ventures.
Loyalzoo is the UK’s largest loyalty app for independent retailers and businesses. It replaces traditional loyalty cards and provides its retail members with tools currently only available to the big brands and chains, such as customer analytics, push promotions and social marketing. Loyalzoo was founded by two longtime residents of Chiswick and inspired in part by the needs of local independent merchants. More: http://www.loyalzoo.com/
Says Loyalzoo founder and CEO Massimo Sirola: “The investment by a member of Wild Blue will allow us to scale our business quickly. Part of a larger round of private and crowdfunded investment, the finance will allow us to employ two new people and I can have a team.”
Simply Cook is the second firm invested in by a member of the Wild Blue network. A chef-designed flavor-by-post subscription service, Simply Cook “helps busy people discover & learn to cook new meals”. The Simply Cook service consists of recipe cards and ingredients kits – herbs, spices, sauces and other extras needs to cook each meal. Simply Cook is growing rapidly, with 25% month-on-month growth, recently secured $1.1m in a round led by Episode 1 Ventures and was supported by a Wild Blue member who is a resident of West London and holds a portfolio of investments in the food sector. More: http://www.simplycook.com/
Wild Blue Cohort is a network of private ‘angel’ investors who want high quality, early-stage companies and start up businesses to thrive and prosper in West London. Wild Blue started operating in Spring 2014 with financial support from the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. Since that time, members have made five investments in companies whose success in the future will have an impact upon the vitality and prosperity of the local economy.
More on Wild Blue is available from David Barrie, Founder & CEO: 0777 5945302 and at http://bit.ly/wildblu. Twitter: @wildbluekc