Wooshii and Von Bismark have both successfully completed funding campaigns, raising over £500,000 between them

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UK Business Angels Association

11 October 2015

About Wooshii
The Wooshii platform allows clients to post project briefs to a global community of video producers. This community of producers then have the chance to respond to these briefs. The client then assesses the responses and chooses the best fit. The client then commissions the chosen producer.

Wooshii provides an efficient and secure platform giving clients choice, scale and control over budget and quality. For the video creators, Wooshii provides the opportunity for increased work, reputation and productivity.

Traditionally video was mainly created for large companies. Today video is available to anyone from large companies to individuals in order that they might promote their products or services.

Online video is the fastest growing advertising form, offering a highly attractive proposition with massive engagement rates. Video advertising revenue is forecast to increase at a three-year compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.5% through 2016. Online video ad views exploded in 2013, topping over 35 billion views in December, averaging over 100% year-on-year monthly growth.

About Von Bismark
Von Bismark is bringing e-commerce to the living room TV via The Mall, due to launch on Xbox One under a deal with Microsoft in Q3 2015

Contingent upon the financial success and implementation of the business plan, Von Bismark is currently considering two exit strategies:

IPO in 5-7 years depending on the rate of growth over the next five years;
Trade sale to a strategic partner or competitor – likely exits would come from e-commerce marketplaces such as Amazon, eBay, Alibaba, Rakuten, or more specific clothing-based companies such as Gap. Other exit possibilities could include partners such as Microsoft, which could target Von Bismark for its technology and knowledge within a new sales channel.

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