Zap&Go

Please note: Zap&Go is no longer trading

Zap&Go are developing a solution to the problem of slow charging batteries, encountered when using everyday appliances, devices and vehicles powered by lithium. They call it Carbon-Ion (or C-Ion) in contrast to Lithium-ion (Li-ion).

Zap&Go completed its latest SyndicateRoom round in January 2016, and raised its maximum capacity of £988,090 – a staggering 399% of the funds required. This Lift Round has enabled Zap&Go to work on upgraded prototypes of their ultra-fast charging battery booster.

The company first raised finance on SyndicateRoom in May 2015, to the tune of £368,534, to help get the concept into development.

5-minute Charger

The story

Our reliance on mobiles is growing exponentially: an estimated 20 billion devices are expected to be in use by 2020. But what use is a mobile device when it’s plugged into a wall? Zap&Go charges your devices on the go, and it needs only five minutes to get going.

Zap&Go provides a portable source of power. While such technologies exist, charging times are equal to that of a normal phone charger. Using supercapacitor technology and graphene, Zap&Go takes just five minutes to charge, so that you can keep your devices at full-battery on the go after a minimal wait.

May 2015 funding round

Zap&Go raised £368,534 in May 2015, with plans to scale its technology into other markets: initially focussing on home appliances such as power tools and vacuum cleaners, but with the potential to reach the Electric Vehicle market and even inside the mobile phone.

January 2016 funding round

Zap&Go raised £988,090 in January 2016, with its product at prototype stage, and was awarded 2015 Product of the Year at the London Innovators Awards.

Where are they now?

Zap&Go entered administration in July 2020.

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