These are a some of the businesses and services I’ve founded and/or helped to build.
At LoveKnitting we are building the world’s leading online store for knitters, providing inspiration for new projects and selling the knitting yarn, needles and patterns to make them.
Boudoir Privé was a subscription service offering monthly luxury beauty boxes containing deluxe samples of beauty products. The business was bought by a French company in the same space which, in turn, was bought by Birchbox, a US company with $11.9 million in funding and backers including Accel Partners and First Round Capital.
DealBunch was a group-buying website to help you do fun things in London for less. Our business was acquired by a VC-backed competitor which was itself later bought by TimeOut.
ReceiptFarm was an expenses mail-in service to take the hassle out of doing your expenses. It is now operating under new owners as Receipt Bank.
VouChaCha is a mobile app helping you find special offers from nearby businesses. I presented this as an idea at Launch48 and led the team that worked on it for its initial two months. Ben Brown and Julian Polzella subsequently took the project forward and it became part of MyVoucherCodes.
Neighbourhood forums for every town, village and suburb in the UK, receiving around 30,000 unique visitors per month.
A directory of PACES courses – training courses for doctors preparing for the MRCP(UK) PACES exam.