In a socially distanced world, remaining connected with one another is increasingly important. The rapidly growing, virtual platform, Thrillz, is an incredible solution to our constantly changing world. Thrillz enables fans and businesses from all over the world to personally connect with their favorite celebrities while maintaining a safe distance. After being named one of the best U.K. Startups of 2020 by Startup Pill, Thrillz is not slowing down in 2021. From custom video messages to live experiences and virtual events with personal Q and A sessions, fans have the opportunity to connect with stars such as Katie Price, Mr. Motivator, Mary Fitzgerald, Amanza Smith, Peter Shilton, Tara Reid, Matt Le Tissier, Wayne Lineker, David Gower, and The Sooty Show. With a growing list of talented celebrities joining Thrillz, fans have plenty of options to choose from and can send multiple messages to both friends and family. There are celebrities for every occasion from the sports world, reality TV, musicians, actors, and comedians, they are guaranteed to put a smile on your face. From personalized VIP concerts with Allie Sherlock and interactive talk shows with Mary Fitzgerald and Amanza Smith, Thrillz offers a unique experience and gift for you and your loved ones!
Thrillz’s fundraising round with Seedrs, an equity crowdfunding platform in the U.K. that allows, “all types of investors to invest in businesses they believe in and share in their success, [and] enable all types of growth-focused businesses to raise capital and a community in the process”, is one of Thrillz’s most recent successes. Through the Thrillz x Seedrs partnership, the pair skyrocketed past their initial fundraising goal of £500,000 three weeks earlier than expected and in a short 35 days, the campaign had £505,785 pledged from 148 investors. Thrillz effortlessly surpassed their campaign target with a pre-money valuation of around £10 million.
Thrillz founder, Anjan Luthra and former VC at $100 billion fund Partners Group London, is delighted regarding the incredible success of the campaign. Luthra created Thrillz with the mission to generate authentic and closer connections between fans and celebrities in just a few clicks. Offering one-of-a-kind experiences, Luthra has revolutionized the way fans can interact with celebrities, ushering in a new age of genuine connections and celebrity entertainment. Instead of traveling to meet your favorite celebrities or paying expensive fees, Thrillz makes it easy and stress free to foster connections.
Gareme Faulds, a founding partner of SL Capital Partners, one of the largest and most successful private equity funds in the UK, joined alongside Luthra as advisor for Thrillz. In the pre-seed round of the campaign, Thrillz raised $700,000 from leading angel investors across Europe, including executives from leading PE and investment bank firms including advisor James Faulds who currently advises Tier 1 Private Equity Funds. Since the launch of Thrillz, the platform has grown tremendously and has since gained traction with 75% of sales being organic and a monthly revenue growth of 175%. In 2020 alone, Thrillz celebrity sign-ups grew by 1000% while bookings were up 2700% and revenue climbed 5000%.
The recent success of the Thrillz x Seedrs campaign is proof that Luthra and his team are capable of pushing Thrillz to the top. Through the groundbreaking campaign, investors and fans had the opportunity to own a special piece of Thrillz, and be part of its incredible journey and growth. With hundreds of five-star reviews from customers and celebrities alike, the already successful Thrillz, continues to exceed its goals and grow exponentially. The triumph of the Thrillz x Seedrs campaign is a sneak peek of what’s to come as Thrillz will be a shining company to look out for in the near future.