• XR Games

    Founded in 2017, XR Games is a virtual reality and augmented reality game development studio based in Leeds. Its team of over 100 people create immersive games for PCs, consoles and mobiles. XR Games works with Sony Pictures to develop movie-licensed virtual reality as well as games for some of the world’s largest publishers and hardware manufacturers including Meta and PlayStation. Led by founder and chief executive Bobby Thandi, XR Games has raised $11.3m in equity funding, and continues to expand following the release of its virtual reality game ‘Zombieland: Headshot Fever’ in 2021.

  • Wolf & Badger

    Wolf & Badger is a clothing, home and beauty boutique retailing ethical and sustainable international brands. Founders George and Henry Graham first started with a small shop in Notting Hill, expanding two years later to a second store and then launching an online shop to respond to increasing demand. The brand merged with online marketplace Boticca in 2015, and together, they now provide a platform for over 2,000 independent, ethical fashion brands from around the world. Having already opened stores in New York and Los Angeles, Wolf & Badger have raised £13.5m in equity deals to help fuel further expansion.

  • Wild

    London-based Wild manufactures and sells natural, refillable deodorant and soap on a subscription basis. Launched in 2019 by co-founders, chief executive Freddy Ward and chief marketing officer Charlie Bowes- Lyon, it aims to reduce plastic waste while creating products using natural ingredients. The company has secured a total of £7.6m in equity funding, including a £5m deal in February 2022 to support its growth into international markets. Social media marketing campaigns and influencer relationships, have helped to generate a turnover of £26m in 2022.

  • Umberto Giannini

    Umberto Giannini was founded in 1998 by Claire Shread and the late celebrity and award winning international hairdresser, Umberto Giannini. This haircare product brand, best known for its curly hair range, achieved B Corp status in 2021. The company sells its products online as well as through various retailers including Boots, Ocado and Look Fantastic and 15 countries internationally. The company’s products are vegan and cruelty free, and in 2022 83% of products were in sustainable packaging; an increase of 66% since 2020.

  • TOTM

    TOTM is focused on the period care industry by working to deliver a better, more sustainable way to manage periods. The company’s range of organic cotton and reusable period care is made without harsh chemicals and helps to reduce plastic waste. The company launched online as a direct-to-consumer brand in 2016, and has gone on to sell in UK retailers including: Tesco, Morrisons, M&S and Superdrug. TOTM has also launched a ‘Period Positive Workplace Scheme’ which has been adopted in over 5,000 sites both in the UK and Europe.

  • The Fold

    The Fold is a women’s workwear clothing label. Founded 10 years ago by founder and chief executive Polly McMaster, The Fold has curated a stylish work-appropriate collection that can be found online and at the company’s Chelsea flagship store. The Fold’s fabrics are sourced from European mills, including: wools, silks, and jerseys. Notably, the company launched ‘The Fold Woman’ community to empower female business professionals and to foster networking through regular events hosted at its London boutique. Through their relationship with the charity Smartworks, The Fold has raised money for, and donated clothes to, women who are re-entering the workforce.