Following the close of its recent £35 million Series C investment round, leading digital mortgage and home-buying company Habito has secured additional backing from Bootstrap Europe, a rising, technology growth debt fund that works with disruptive scale-ups making an impact.
Backed by the British Business Investments, Bootstrap Europe recognised the potential in Habito’s plans to shape its vision to transform the UK’s £1.3trillion mortgage market.
Since its launch in 2016, Habito has delivered free, whole-of-market regulated advice through its digital brokerage to more than 350,000 customers, resulting in mortgage submissions worth over £5 billion. Habito is the UK’s Best Mortgage…
As we usher in a new year, our team, customers and investors are no doubt creating new promises to themselves as the momentum for self-improvement in January takes place.
On a business level, it’s no different. We aim to take inspiration from our customers — promising scale-ups from all over Europe — and build upon Bootstrap’s strong foundation and ethos. We already support many scale-ups who work in green energy, genetic testing, SaaS, fintech and smarter city solutions. …
It was a joy to watch our very own Fatou Diagne participate in the first European Women in VC podcast in 2021!
Fatou was in conversation with the superb Kinga Stanislawska, Managing Partner and co-founder of Experior VC.
There are many points to take away from this conversation, but one we thought to highlight was Kinga’s question of when is the right time to approach venture debt solutions like Bootstrap, and what criteria the team are looking for.
Fatou offered her response:
“What is interesting about venture debt, is that instead of having very firm criteria like a bank would…
Farmdrop, the well-renowned organic online grocer has a mission to change the way producers, suppliers and consumers grow, buy and eat food, in a sustainable, loving way.
No matter if you are a foodie, a health-conscious eater, or eating with family, friends or by yourself, what Farmdrop uniquely offers is the combination of incredible food, sustainable sourcing, and a real sense of connection for the customer with the people who make their food.
Global warming has been an issue for decades. As each day passes, there is an increasing urgency to reverse and prevent further damage to the climate. We impact the world with everything we do. This includes the milk we drink, how we travel, and what we do with the waste from our homes such as packaging and plastics.
Many, many statistics online show the environmental disarray the world is in.
As we invest in scale-up businesses around Europe, Bootstrap considers how each business will impact the environment. Many industries are going through a transformation now, with process efficiency making it…
Today, people want to know what is in their food and the methods used to grow plants, vegetables and fruit. Farmers and those in the agriculture industry know that to cater to the needs of a more health-conscious society, they need to change their methods of pesticide control and use efficient solutions to get rid of insects ruining whole crops.
Established in 2012, M2i Life Sciences recognised this demand early on.
Deputy CEO, co-founder of M2i Life Sciences, Bruno Geny said of M2i’s partnership with Bootstrap Europe: “Not much is known about Bootstrap Europe due to their discreet way of…
FittingBox, the global augmented reality software solution for the eyewear industry, has a single mission: change the way people buy frames. It may sound very niche, but considering that hundreds of millions of people should be wearing frames, it’s a big market ripe for innovation.
Benjamin Hakoun, CEO and cofounder of FittingBox tells us: “We were looking for investors for our next round. However, we believed that to get the best investor on board we had to stabilise our company’s position and to do that we needed a form of debt. We looked at a few options, but in the…
It has never been more important to support technical, genetic labs running tests to discover patterns in genetic diseases amongst families and wider society.
This is exactly what biotech Helsinki-based scale-up Blueprint Genetics is doing. By running a leading genetics and bioinformatic’s tests in people with inherited diseases through blood samples, Blueprint Genetics were able to see what diseases a family might have, or are at risk for, and give further clarity and peace of mind to the individuals. To achieve this, they had to get the right financial partners on board.
TransferGo’s revolutionary cross-border payments service burst onto the market in 2012. The scale-up allows people to keep and send more of their hard-earned money by making the process cheaper, faster and safer than what was historically on the market.
The social economic good that TransferGo’s committed to meant that they were the perfect fit for the Bootstrap Europe fund. TransferGo’s CEO and co-founder, Daumantas Dvilinskas tells us:
“Since we have started working with Bootstrap Europe, our revenue has doubled. They have helped us fuel our growth just because they are such an exceptional financing partner to have. …
CloudNC is on a mission to deliver an autonomy revolution in manufacturing, transforming the production of precision parts for everything from aircraft and vehicles, to furniture and construction. The autonomous manufacturing company’s CEO and co-founder, Theo Saville tells us:
“It’s a dirty and deeply inefficient industry that we’re in. Machinery is used about 9% as efficiently as it could be, which has enormous consequences for the unit economics and carbon footprint of the process. …