The Piper Podcast: Flight Club founders on raising £160,000 in an afternoon

Steve Moore and Paul Barham, co-founders of social darts chain Flight Club, have told how they were forced to raise £160,000 in an afternoon after their bank lending failed. ‘Our builders were going to go off site, so we basically had six hours to borrow money. It was horrible,’ says Moore in the latest podcast

Have you listened to our founder stories?

[28 Jun 2020] - With lockdown coming to an end, we thought this is a good time to showcase all the outstanding founders we have interviewed for our 'How…

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The Piper Podcast: Inexperience – and a selfie – helped Flash Pack disrupt the travel industry

[23 Feb 2020] - Radha Vyas and Lee Thompson, co-founders of Flash Pack, have told how inexperience of the travel sector proved to be a key component in helping…

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PROPER bags new home in Europe’s leading healthy snacking group

[31 Jan 2021] - We are delighted to announce that Exponent Private Equity has taken a majority stake in our partner brand PROPER, creating a partnership with Eat Real…

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Bloom & Wild receives £75m investment

[24 Jan 2021] - Bloom & Wild to become Europe’s most loved flower gifting brand with £75m investment We are excited to announce an investment of £75m into Bloom…

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Community power – our latest virtual Geekmeet with 100 brands

[20 Dec 2020] - ‘We were weeks away from going bust, so we decided to be completely transparent with our loyal community of Snagglers and ask them for their…

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Our £7m investment into multi-award winning villa brand, The Thinking Traveller

[6 Dec 2020] - We are excited to have invested £7m into The Thinking Traveller, the world’s most thoughtful villa brand, backing founders and joint-CEOs Huw and Rossella Beaugié…

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The Seed Fund - Call for Entries 2020

We are proud and excited to be working with the wonderful people at The Seed Fund once again this year looking for the food and drink stars of the future. Now in its 8th year, The Seed Fund supports and nurtures budding entrepreneurs. Following a nationwide search, 12 finalists will be selected to join The

PROPER bags new home in Europe’s leading healthy snacking group

[31 Jan 2021] - We are delighted to announce that Exponent Private Equity has taken a majority stake in our partner brand PROPER, creating a partnership with Eat Real…

Read more

Bloom & Wild receives £75m investment

[24 Jan 2021] - Bloom & Wild to become Europe’s most loved flower gifting brand with £75m investment We are excited to announce an investment of £75m into Bloom…

Read more

Community power – our latest virtual Geekmeet with 100 brands

[20 Dec 2020] - ‘We were weeks away from going bust, so we decided to be completely transparent with our loyal community of Snagglers and ask them for their…

Read more

Our £7m investment into multi-award winning villa brand, The Thinking Traveller

[6 Dec 2020] - We are excited to have invested £7m into The Thinking Traveller, the world’s most thoughtful villa brand, backing founders and joint-CEOs Huw and Rossella Beaugié…

Read more