#32: “Fail to plan, plan to fail” – Chris Forbes

“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
  • Cashflow
  • Funding and bootstrapping
  • Working overseas and internationalisation
  • And as always, plenty more…