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A zombie crashes the Den during a horror event pitch. A stylist encounters cutting questions. The founders of a double-dating app woo the Dragons. DRAGONS' Den stars have revealed they had less than £3 in their bank before securing a £75, investment for their 'double dating' app. Dragons' Den is a British television programme, hosted by Evan Davis. The format of the show . For the second series shooting took place in a disused warehouse, Wool House. It was Episode 10, 27 December , Gary MacDonough, Loren Gould and Ben Greenock, Double, 75,, 15%, Online double-dating app.
Gary has always worked for himself doing a variety of things.
He started working full time Double in September Ben worked for a beauty company up in Scotland and quit his job in January to go full time on Double. Double is a location based dating app for double dates. You sign up with a friend and get matched with other pairs nearby. What was the inspiration? Our friends were frequently using Tinder but never actually went on dates. One evening my friend Amy got a match with a hot guy and chatted to him excitedly.
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I remember meeting the team for the first time and it was obvious from the start how enterprising they were. Previous to Double, the three founders had a previous venture selling ugly Christmas jumpers. What have been your main accomplishments since IncuBus Class 2?
Releasing a lite version of the Android app. Opening a second office in Edinburgh.
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Bringing Michael Birch, founder of Bebo on as an investor and advisor. Getting a double date from the app! What was the most useful part of your time on IncuBus class 2? Introductions and networking in the London tech scene. What had been your biggest challenge to date?
Format[ edit ] Contestants have what they perceive to be a viable and potentially profitable business idea but lack funding, or are already operating their business but need additional funds for promotion or expansion. As part of their opening pitch, they are required to specify the amount of money they require from the Dragons.
The rules stipulate that if they do not raise at least this amount from one or more Dragons, then they would leave with nothing. In exchange for the investment, the contestants offer equity in their business, the percentage of which is also stipulated at the beginning of the pitch.
If the Dragons see potential in the business idea or product, negotiations then take place around the amount of equity on offer, with the contestant having the opportunity to negotiate further, accept any offers, or simply walk away. Dragons can also offer a percentage of the money requested if they do not wish to commit the full amount, leaving the other Dragons free to do the same.
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This can lead to the contestant receiving the financial backing of more than one Dragon, with the benefit of a broader range of expertise. However, for this to occur, the contestant usually has to agree to relinquish a larger share in their business than they had first planned.
A Dragon who, having heard the pitch, does not wish to invest, must declare themselves "out", implying that they leave the discussion.
However, on one occasion in series 4, Peter Jones continued to question an entrepreneur after his own declaration.