Company: Bloom & Wild
Founder: Aron Gelbard and Ben Stanway
The Business: A tech-forward, online florists offering a variety of flower arrangements, from their renowned Letterbox Flowers to hand-tied bouquets and more.
About Bloom & Wild
Founded in 2013, Bloom & Wild is an online florists utilising technology to transform the flower-giving experience. Their flowers can be ordered on their website, and use a personalisation algorithm to show customers the best bouquets for different occasions.
Since launching, Bloom & Wild have experienced incredible growth, now operating in France, Ireland and Germany. They’re recognised as the second-fastest-growing tech company across the UK, the fifth fastest-growing business within Europe and the fastest-growing online flower company in Europe.
Through Bloom & Wild, customers have the option to choose from hand-tied bouquets, Peonies, plants, home décor, and their renowned Letterbox Flowers – packed to fit through your letterbox and arranged at home. The Letterbox Flowers are packed in bud so that they last longer, and also come with tips on how to style the arrangement once unpacked.
The startup offers next-day delivery throughout the UK, and in London offer a same-day delivery service, couriers sending through the flowers in a 4-hour time slot.
Since starting up, the online florists have raised £21.3 million in funding, their last round towards the end of 2018 (which raised £15 million). The startup state: “We’re really proud to be the fastest growing online flower company in Europe, and we intend to continue to use out technology as a key enabler to drive our future growth.”