Coffee, Cake & Kisses was born out of our passion to bring to the high street an inclusive relationships space, for the exploration of well-being, gender, sexuality and relationships of all kinds.
We wanted to see if such a vision might resonate, and wanted immediate feedback as to whether an idea such as ours would be supported and welcomed.
We thus turned to Kickstarter, an enormous global community built around creativity and creative projects, for part of our funding. This was a risky strategy, and potentially a very public failure… Nail-biting as it was, we need not have worried.
On the 14th February 2014, we launched our asking for £35K (the most ambicious target for a hospitality project). Over next 30 days, over 454 backers pledged £37,202 to help bring Coffee, Cake & Kisses to life.
We were both overwhelmed and humbled by this support, not to mention more than a little surprised…. Not only did we achieve funding, but our campaign made it to London No. 1 project "By Magic" (out of 2,696 crowd-funding at the time).
We are grateful that this love and support have continued, check out Reviews.