Latest company updates within the KapVista Ecosystem

This year, a number of megatrends swept across the industries, effectively concentrating the investors’ interest in a number of select fast-growing segments. Our team had a chance to get to know some fantastic investment opportunities that seek to capitalize on some of the fast-expanding segments.

iuzeit: an e-commerce online platform to compare thousands of products

e-commerce revenues are projected to grow to 6.54 trillion US dollars in 2022. Online shopping is one of the most popular online activities worldwide, which is further propelled by tech solutions like Shopify (NYSE: SHOP), allowing everyday users to create their online storefronts, and Klarna, allowing shoppers to pay later with no interest.

One of our clients, iuzeit, is currently raising capital to scale in that sector, seeking to close off the current term sheet with an additional $500K-$750K before the end of the year, and launch a $10M term sheet after the new year. The offer is backed with strong proof points and comes from an experienced team able to scale fast.

▌over 4,000 registered users on the platform,
 
40+ affiliate partnerships in place including Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy,
 
▌15 consumer electronics categories on the site and about 30 new categories in the development process to launch this month.

raised about $2M so far and launching a $10M Series A round ($40M valuation) right after, with 1 commitment for the full round already,

iuzeit team is currently expanding with key senior director roles for technology, marketing, etc. to add much more experience to the roster

LifeArt: social impact with sustainable, biodegradable coffins and caskets

According to the latest US SIF report, responsible investing strategies increased 42% over the past two years, to $17 trillion in 2020 up from $12 trillion at the start of 2018. One of the great founders we have had the pleasure to get to know is Mike Grehan and his team behind LifeArt, who patented lightweight, low-emission coffins and caskets, for which up to 80% fewer trees are required in production, and up to 87% less greenhouse gas emissions are generated when cremated.

► great outcomes in the UK: proven concept with 7% market share touch after 3 years,
► total turnkey & fully portable manufacturing solution < US $1m.

► low-cost manufacturing and logistics system, with a global business model,
►  43 shareholders in total including Mike and Patrick Elliot who both previously carried out IPOs.
► achievement of being “Dragons” from Dragons Den TV Show (2005),
► during the pandemic, their production process worked to lead times of less than one week.

BlackArrow: an AI-backed financial solution to manage, evaluate and improve your affordability

BlackArrow, raising £3M in their Series A raise to continue the development of a solution to simplify the user’s financial journey by allowing them to access and view all bank accounts in one place, monitor spending, and set goals across savings and property.
 
• valuation £8.5M,
 
• supported by Open Banking & backed with AI tech,
 
• the company is scaling rapidly across the UK with key partnerships and relationships (Brokers, Advisors, Retail Property Outlets),
 
• CEO with 6+ yrs experience across FinTech & RegTech and 20+ yrs in banking & technology sectors,
 
•  technology designed around affordability, encompassing the journey from the customer experience for automated mortgage originations,
 
• proven business model: successful compliance use case and customer implementation in Australia, which will be replicated in the UK.
 
The global fintech market was valued at about $127 billion in 2018 and is expected to grow to $309 billion at an annual growth rate of 24.8% through 2022.
 
If you have any questions about any of the above offers, let us know.

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