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Doctor turned entrepreneur takes on the Dragons and walks away with an investment.

Posted by Leila Faddoul on

It’s a very exciting time at Kameleon Rose HQ! We sought the backing of the Dragons on BBC Two favourite Dragons’ Den, a show which enables intrepid entrepreneurs to pitch to well-known investors to secure vital backing for their business.

Leila Rose from Kameleon Rose at Dragons' Den BBC TWO
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For us here at Kameleon Rose, receiving investment from the Dragons will enable our company to help more inveterate travellers like ourselves to pack smartly, without compromising their personal style, as our founder Leila Rose, explains:
“It has been a journey with many obstacles to build Kameleon Rose, but it makes me so proud to get fantastic reviews from our customers. Getting a Dragon on board means that Kameleon Rose can finally have the finance and the network of contacts to scale up the team and enter more markets.”
Leila, originally a doctor by trade, left medicine to pursue her entrepreneurial dream and she explains to the Dragons “I am switching sewing up skin to sewing up fabric!”

Leila Rose from Kameleon Rose at Dragons' Den BBC TWO
Picture copyright BBC Two, Dragons' Den


As we entered the infamous lift, our nerves made a brief appearance, although thankfully, our excitement got the better of them by the time we reached the top. Our founder, Leila Rose, is also currently 7 months pregnant, and hopes that her continued success will make her child proud, and encourage them to follow their own personal passions as well: “I was even more determined to get a deal, to make my future child proud.”
Although we originally asked for £50,000 for 10% equity, we received an offer from Deborah Meaden for all of the money, but in return for a 40% stake in our business. Deborah has a great deal of expertise in the travel industry and we look forward to working with her in the coming months to continue to grow the business internationally. Watch this space!

Leila Rose from Kameleon Rose at Dragons' Den BBC TWO with Deborah
Picture copyright BBC Two, Dragons' Den


Click to watch full episode - https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0bjf7v9/dragons-den-series-16-episode-4#


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