THOMAS CLIPPER SEEK GROWTH INVESTMENT
INVEST IN YOUR OWN PIECE OF COMMUNITY-DRIVEN LUXURY
Luxury men’s lifestyle brand, Thomas Clipper is seeking public investment to help bring new products to market. Founded in September 2014 by Matt Brown and Tony Weiss, the company has launched nine men’s grooming products through three successful Kickstarter campaigns, one of which was among the fastest ever funded in the platform’s product design category.
The company makes small batch and limited edition products for men, including razors and shaving sets. Products are stocked in luxury retailer Fortnum and Mason and are shipped to over 35 countries worldwide.
Now through Seedrs, the equity crowdfunding platform, Thomas Clipper founders are inviting those with an interest in the products to invest in the company from as little at £10. Backers will have a say in the development of new products, as well as receiving a percentage stake in the business and exclusive discounts.
Co-founder Matt Brown said: “Our backers to date are actually very similar to us, they are generally men aged between 25-44 who believe in excellent quality craftsmanship and products with meaning. We feel there’s a need for a lifestyle brand that caters for this demographic and that’s what we aim to do. Our vision is simple: to improve men’s lives from the minute they wake up with a shave, to the moment they wind down with a nightcap. Our customers are intelligent and engaged; we’ve consulted them at every stage of our business development to date. New products have and will continue to be shaped by what our customers want – we call it community-driven luxury.”
Entrepreneur Will King, Founder of King of Shaves, has come on board as a business advisor to Thomas Clipper. He said: “I'm supporting Tony and Matt in their goal and journey to bring Thomas Clipper to the lives of many more men, not just in the UK but around the world. There are lots of exciting products in the pipeline and the goal is to build Thomas Clipper into a new luxury lifestyle brand. The way they consult and engage their customers is fantastic and could really shake up the industry. It’s an exciting time for the company and those who invest will be supporting something very special.”
The Thomas Clipper Seedrs campaign is now open to the public today and has already reached over 30% of its £70,000 funding target. The international investment opportunity will remain open until 1 November 2016; with UK taxpayers eligible for up to 50% SEIS tax relief.