- 4th February 2019
- Posted by: Startups Secrets
- Category: Startup Secrets Podcast
“Fail to plan, plan to fail” with Chris Forbes
In this episode I was joined by Chris Forbes, Co-founder of The Cheeky Panda, a massively innovative company offering sustainable tissues made exclusively from bamboo!
Starting out in 2016, The Cheeky Panda have managed to gain a presence in 15+ countries, won various awards, and have been featured in numerous publications. They have been through a number of funding rounds, including Crowdfunding and offering equity, both of which surpassed their target, and eventually gave them a multi-million pound valuation!
It’s great to hear Chris talk about specific challenges of working in the product sector, so if you’re eyeing up the FMCG market then give this a listen!
In this episode we discuss:
- Sustainable companies
- Supply chain management
- Running a successful crowdfunding campaign
- Market testing
- Product launches
- Company valuation
- Angel funding
- Funding and bootstrapping
- Working overseas and internationalisation
- And as always, plenty more…