Shaper: Stephen Rapoport

Show aired on 18th April 2015


Stephen Rapoport launched in 2012 as a way to combine his two biggest passions: coffee and entrepreneurship. Pact works as a flexible subscription service delivering the best coffee from around the world to coffee-lovers in the UK at home or in the office within just 7-days of roasting –when it tastes the best. Stephen is a seasoned entrepreneur and early advocate of community based consumption – Pact is his fourth start-up. He previously built and sold the apartment-sharing site Crashpadder to Airbnb.Pact has already secured over £2.5m in investment from the likes of Connect Ventures, Taavet Hinrikus (TransferWise/ Skype), Robin Klein (Index Ventures) and Rowan Gormley (Naked Wines). The team has grown from 10 to 35 in the past year, grown at an average of 20% month on month, and is now sending out thousands of bags of freshly roasted coffee every day from its HQ in Bermondsey. Pact is making speciality coffee accessible to everyone. While improving millions of mornings in the UK, it will also drive a better income to thousands of poor coffee farmers around the world.

Follow Stephen on Twitter @stephenrapoport

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