Haatch

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We Invest in Cool Digital Startups.

Investments

We believe in nurturing talented young start-ups with big ideas and bags of potential.

We also understand that capital can be the key to unlocking a world of possibility for young businesses.

That’s why we’re choosing to invest in an exciting new wave of ambitious digital start-ups.

Incubator

Why stop at capital?

We want to create an inspiring place where your new start-up can grow and flourish.

So we’re building The Hub, a unique digital incubator based in Stamford providing a host of practical perks and helpful resources to help you get the best start on your business journey.

Specialists

What’s more, you’re in safe hands.

Our team of onsite specialists can provide the knowledge and support needed to help grow your business quickly and efficiently.

In fact, our founders Scott and Elaine Weavers-Wright have a proven track record, having grown their small family company Kiddicare into a £70m brand.

Who we are

Retail, Technology & Digital Experts

The Hub

A Space to foster Rapid Growth & Development


An Update…

In Summer 2013 we founded Haatch with a clear focus to provide both investment as well as support for local people with the creation of a new, state of the art building, called The Hub.

The Hub was designed to house over 150 entrepreneurs, graduates, princes trust members & local business people in a collaborative and supportive environment. Aside from the highly skilled job creation in Stamford and investment from Haatch, the team of onsite local experts including ex CEOs & CTOs of FTSE 100 businesses would have created significant support for these individuals.

After working closely with both South Kesteven District Council & English Heritage we designed a building which was approved by the planning authorities in September 2014.

After continuing work with the project, we received notification from the trustees of the Cecil Estate Family Trust that they had started Judicial Review proceedings against South Kesteven over the decision.

Unfortunately the Judge has now sided with Cecil Estate and therefore our planning permission has been quashed.

We’re now left with little choice but to take the difficult decision to not move forward with the hub project and re-focus to our core investment business. Since we launched Haatch we’ve invested in 7 startups, who have received over 10 rounds of financing, created 50 jobs and have opened offices in London, Dublin, New York, Denver & San Francisco.

We’d like to personally thank everyone who provided support towards The Hub project and re-iterate we’re completely focused on our amazing startups who are making fantastic progress.

Haatch – May 2015.

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3nder
Elevaate
Iterate Studio
Scurri
Marvel

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The Hub

The Hub

In Summer 2013 we founded Haatch with a clear focus to provide both investment as well as support for local people with the creation of a new, state of the art building, called The Hub.

The Hub was designed to house over 150 entrepreneurs, graduates, princes trust members & local business people in a collaborative and supportive environment. Aside from the highly skilled job creation in Stamford and investment from Haatch, the team of onsite local experts including ex CEOs & CTOs of FTSE 100 businesses would have created significant support for these individuals.

After working closely with both South Kesteven District Council & English Heritage we designed a building which was approved by the planning authorities in September 2014.

After continuing work with the project, we received notification from the trustees of the Cecil Estate Family Trust that they had started Judicial Review proceedings against South Kesteven over the decision.

Unfortunately the Judge has now sided with Cecil Estate and therefore our planning permission has been quashed.

We’re now left with little choice but to take the difficult decision to not move forward with the hub project and re-focus to our core investment business. Since we launched Haatch we’ve invested in 7 startups, who have received over 10 rounds of financing, created 50 jobs and have opened offices in London, Dublin, New York, Denver & San Francisco.

We’d like to personally thank everyone who provided support towards The Hub project and re-iterate we’re completely focused on our amazing startups who are making fantastic progress.

Team Haatch.

Elevaate Web

Haatch backed Elevaate launches

Elevaate moves traditional point of sale activities into the online environment, unlocking a potential $45 billion in supplier funding for retailers.

Elevaate, the new venture from the team behind Kiddicare, brings in store merchandising opportunities to digital channels. Recently voted Retail Week Start Up of the Year, the platform allows retailers and their selected suppliers to easily promote and showcase product without making difficult or complex changes to the retailers underlying ecommerce infrastructure.

Unlike traditional end aisle displays in store, which have physical and cost constraints, retailers can choose to use Elevaate to provide this opportunity to large and niche suppliers – providing access to new funds.

Using the Elevaate platform, the retailer chooses the pages on their own site where Elevaate will create an additional merchandising opportunity. This can be right on the front page or further in – mirroring both the front window and end aisle promotional space in store. Suppliers choose the products they want to support and bid for the promotional space, in real-time.

Designed by Scott Weavers-Wright, Simon Harrow, and Ken Platt, the platform is very much a response to the team’s experiences at the front-line of ecommerce, where the need to take immediate action to maximise a sales opportunity isn’t always met by the tools at hand. Elevaate allows retailers to be much more responsive in their approach to digital retail.

Ken Platt, COO quotes ‘The Elevaate website is built on the latest technology. Providing unprecedented simplicity and scalability without compromising the stability of retail websites.’ Utilising the latest JAVA technology and Spring architecture, the Elevaate platform has been built to be simple, scalable, and secure. Our solution is platform agnostic and we provide a one-time install with just three lines of JavaScript and the upload of a product feed. The lightweight JavaScript bootstrap tag means minimal impact on page load and performance.

‘Elevaate offers a scalable solution to a real and significant problem,’ says Simon Harrow, CEO. ‘We have built a solution that finally gives commercial and trading teams the capability to replicate impactful and proven offline practices across all their digital retail channels.’

The challenge for new ventures is to develop an idea that will really change the landscape for retailers. Drawing on their experience from founding Kiddicare, valued at sale at £70 million, the team at Elevaate have done just that. Any company working with suppliers or merchandising products will drive benefit from the platform, and leading names from grocery to travel and pharmaceuticals are already in trial with Elevaate.

‘The opportunity here is sizable,’ says Simon Harrow. ‘A conservative estimate would put the potential market at around £2.3 billion in the UK alone and we are already working with retailers across three continents. Retailers are simply not maximising what they can achieve digitally. The idea that drives Elevaate is one that changes a retailer’s ability to leverage their digital channels; creating tangible value for customers, suppliers, and the retailer.

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