Day: November 9, 2020

Raffolux, the young British start-up, set to rip up the raffle book

Raffolux, the young British start-up, is being cited as one to watch in 2021, as the exciting venture is setting out to transform the traditional raffle into an exciting mass-market digital experience.

One which offers people the chance to win premium, aspirational prizes whilst raising money for charities across the UK.

The founders of Raffolux and men with the vision, Gerry Lianos and Harry Hammond, both aged 24, recognised that the online raffle sector was under-developed but primed for growth in the UK. The market was tired, largely occupied by single purpose raffle platforms – e.g. property or automotive – and a plethora of casual players. Gerry and Harry’s bold ambition from the start was to build an aspirational, mass-market brand that would become the clear market leader.

It’s an insight which has been supported by an impressive roster of investors as Raffolux has received over £1,000,000 in seed funding

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Hollwood stars Ryan Reynolds & Rob McElhenney bid to make Wrexham AFC a ‘global’ force

Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have outlined their bid to own UK-based football club Wrexham AFC.

The pair want to buy the Welsh club from fan owners Wrexham Supporters Trust.

There will be a vote among fans – which kick-starts today – to decide whether the Dead Pool and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia actors should take the reins at the football club.

Formed in 1864, the club is the third oldest professional football team in the world and now competes in the National League – the fifth tier of the English Football League system.

The actors outlined their plan on a Zoom call on Sunday and have since released a mission statement on the club’s website about their hopes for the club.

Rob McElhenney
Rob McElhenney joined Ryan Reynolds on the Zoom call to fans

In the statement, the pair announced they were keen to widen the club’s appeal

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Japanese company sells financial website Quartz to management

Quartz co-founder and CEO Zach Seward has reached an agreement to acquire Quartz from Uzabase, the company’s owner for the past two years.

Seward, who remains CEO, is partnering with editor-in-chief Katherine Bell, now a minority owner, to operate Quartz as a private company.

The acquisition is effective immediately. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

“Quartz’s mission is to make business better,” Seward said in a stateemnt. “We want Quartz to be an ally and resource to our readers in developing new and better ways of doing business. This is an exciting moment for our own business, as we become an independent media company again. I’m thrilled to be taking this step after helping to build Quartz, with so many others, over the past eight years.”

Added Bell, “In a time of great change and risk, we need ambitious and innovative business journalism more than ever. Quartz’s progressive,

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