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Work in Progress season 2 – Fearless females: How to raise capital (and the stakes)

It’s season 2 of Asto’s Work in Progress podcast, now hosted by journalist Angelica MalinThis episode, we’re talking to two amazing female entrepreneurs about launching and fundraising their businesses. 

A quick summary 

Pippa Murray started her incredibly successful food brand, Pip&Nut, after spotting a gap in the market for a natural, palm oil-free nut butter. After testing the product at local food markets, Pip turned her idea into a reality by raising funds on Crowdcube 

Today, she runs one of the most successful food brands in the supermarket, loved for their delicious, healthy products and strong social media community.  

Kike Oniwindefounder of the BWP Network, also launched her product after spotting a gap in the market. Following a series of internships and studying in America, Kike made a platform which helps black young professionals access community, networking and professional opportunities.   

Her app connects black young professionals with each other and corporations. It’s become a resounding success, with funding from SKY and a really active user base. 

Both female entrepreneurs share advice for women looking to launch businesses. “Believe in yourself and attract an air of confidence to win over investors”. Pippa believes that fundraising is about showing passion for your business, whilst Kike presses the importance of networking. “Go to as many events as possible, and talk to everyone about your brand”.  

Come back soon for more insight and advice from some of the UK’s most enterprising business owners. Until then, you can follow us on social media: Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

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Pippa Murray | Kike Oniwinde

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