Community power – our latest virtual Geekmeet with 100 brands

‘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 support through a Facebook SOS. We offered them two tights for the price of one, but the ‘snag’ was that they would pay now and only get both pairs in

Our first virtual GeekMeet – democratising ecommerce at Shopify

[13 Oct 2020] - At Piper, we love helping entrepreneurial brands grow. To do this, we are constantly reassessing what founders and businesses need from a partner in supporting…

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What lies behind Amazon’s famous orange gates… Insights from our Ecommerce Geekmeet

[1 Dec 2019] - In our recent survey of 2,000 online consumers in which we asked consumers to name brands they most trust, Amazon was far ahead of the…

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Join us in supporting All Together – Three Things Summit 26th – 28th April 2021

[21 Apr 2021] - In the dozens of weekly conversations that we are having with our community of brand leaders, we can sense renewed optimism. Yet, we are also…

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Our investment in premium, natural Food-Grown® supplements brand Wild Nutrition

[11 Apr 2021] - We are delighted to announce our £5m investment into Wild Nutrition, an online natural health supplements brand that has disrupted the UK’s £20bn health and…

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Our approach to brand-building.

[3 Mar 2021] - It’s an awkward time to send out emails, in knowing what to actually say. As we speak to hundreds of founders, we are mindful that…

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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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Our first virtual GeekMeet – democratising ecommerce at Shopify

At Piper, we love helping entrepreneurial brands grow. To do this, we are constantly reassessing what founders and businesses need from a partner in supporting their growth.  Although our in-house team’s experience is essential, our partner brands also value being able to tap into our extensive international network of trusted partners. Among them, there is

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

What lies behind Amazon’s famous orange gates… Insights from our Ecommerce Geekmeet

[1 Dec 2019] - In our recent survey of 2,000 online consumers in which we asked consumers to name brands they most trust, Amazon was far ahead of the…

Read more

Join us in supporting All Together – Three Things Summit 26th – 28th April 2021

[21 Apr 2021] - In the dozens of weekly conversations that we are having with our community of brand leaders, we can sense renewed optimism. Yet, we are also…

Read more

Our investment in premium, natural Food-Grown® supplements brand Wild Nutrition

[11 Apr 2021] - We are delighted to announce our £5m investment into Wild Nutrition, an online natural health supplements brand that has disrupted the UK’s £20bn health and…

Read more

Our approach to brand-building.

[3 Mar 2021] - It’s an awkward time to send out emails, in knowing what to actually say. As we speak to hundreds of founders, we are mindful that…

Read more

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

What lies behind Amazon’s famous orange gates… Insights from our Ecommerce Geekmeet

In our recent survey of 2,000 online consumers in which we asked consumers to name brands they most trust, Amazon was far ahead of the pack. They have come to rely on it (47% had a Prime subscription) and are rarely let down (even when delivering the world’s biggest package, a dinosaur statue to Jurassic World).
For our partner brands, many of whom were in the room, Amazon is becoming an increasingly important channel. At Forthglade and Barking Heads, Amazon sales are growing by 50% year-on-year, with Mous’ sales growing tenfold in just one year.

Join us in supporting All Together – Three Things Summit 26th – 28th April 2021

[21 Apr 2021] - In the dozens of weekly conversations that we are having with our community of brand leaders, we can sense renewed optimism. Yet, we are also…

Read more

Our investment in premium, natural Food-Grown® supplements brand Wild Nutrition

[11 Apr 2021] - We are delighted to announce our £5m investment into Wild Nutrition, an online natural health supplements brand that has disrupted the UK’s £20bn health and…

Read more

Our approach to brand-building.

[3 Mar 2021] - It’s an awkward time to send out emails, in knowing what to actually say. As we speak to hundreds of founders, we are mindful that…

Read more

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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How to take and keep your brand on tour: insights from the latest GeekMeet

‘Why expand into the US?’ is a question many multichannel brands will ask themselves. To David Lockwood, a better question is: ‘Why not?’ As he reminded guests at Piper’s latest GeekMeet – our regular roundtable of ecommerce minds from the consumer branded world – the US is not only 31 times larger than the UK

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 first virtual GeekMeet – democratising ecommerce at Shopify

[13 Oct 2020] - At Piper, we love helping entrepreneurial brands grow. To do this, we are constantly reassessing what founders and businesses need from a partner in supporting…

Read more

Join us in supporting All Together – Three Things Summit 26th – 28th April 2021

[21 Apr 2021] - In the dozens of weekly conversations that we are having with our community of brand leaders, we can sense renewed optimism. Yet, we are also…

Read more

Our investment in premium, natural Food-Grown® supplements brand Wild Nutrition

[11 Apr 2021] - We are delighted to announce our £5m investment into Wild Nutrition, an online natural health supplements brand that has disrupted the UK’s £20bn health and…

Read more

Our approach to brand-building.

[3 Mar 2021] - It’s an awkward time to send out emails, in knowing what to actually say. As we speak to hundreds of founders, we are mindful that…

Read more

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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Delighting customers month-on-month: Insights on subscription from Piper’s GeekMeet

Since first meeting our most recent investment, Mindful Chef, we have become fascinated with how brands use subscription to delight their customers. Referred to as ‘subcom’ by those working in the space, it’s a business model that is attractive to both consumers and investors. From a consumer perspective, subscription-based ecommerce brands are helping them save

Our approach to brand-building.

[3 Mar 2021] - It’s an awkward time to send out emails, in knowing what to actually say. As we speak to hundreds of founders, we are mindful that…

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

Join us in supporting All Together – Three Things Summit 26th – 28th April 2021

[21 Apr 2021] - In the dozens of weekly conversations that we are having with our community of brand leaders, we can sense renewed optimism. Yet, we are also…

Read more

Our investment in premium, natural Food-Grown® supplements brand Wild Nutrition

[11 Apr 2021] - We are delighted to announce our £5m investment into Wild Nutrition, an online natural health supplements brand that has disrupted the UK’s £20bn health and…

Read more

Our approach to brand-building.

[3 Mar 2021] - It’s an awkward time to send out emails, in knowing what to actually say. As we speak to hundreds of founders, we are mindful that…

Read more

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

Session 3 – The F1 approach

GeekMeet is a regular roundtable of ecommerce minds from the consumer branded world, sharing learnings from their everyday work. Under Chatham House rules, the forum provides a vehicle for like-minded individuals to freely discuss trading conditions, issues, trends and innovation while benchmarking online marketing strategies, people and agencies. In this third session, the topic was

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 first virtual GeekMeet – democratising ecommerce at Shopify

[13 Oct 2020] - At Piper, we love helping entrepreneurial brands grow. To do this, we are constantly reassessing what founders and businesses need from a partner in supporting…

Read more

Join us in supporting All Together – Three Things Summit 26th – 28th April 2021

[21 Apr 2021] - In the dozens of weekly conversations that we are having with our community of brand leaders, we can sense renewed optimism. Yet, we are also…

Read more

Our investment in premium, natural Food-Grown® supplements brand Wild Nutrition

[11 Apr 2021] - We are delighted to announce our £5m investment into Wild Nutrition, an online natural health supplements brand that has disrupted the UK’s £20bn health and…

Read more

Our approach to brand-building.

[3 Mar 2021] - It’s an awkward time to send out emails, in knowing what to actually say. As we speak to hundreds of founders, we are mindful that…

Read more

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