Saj Rahman is the Founder and CEO of Maple People, a construction consultancy based in WeWork, Old Street. Saj started Maple People because he was struggling to find sustainable alternatives when planning construction projects during his 15-year career in the industry. He wanted to find a way to change how those in the industry design, build, and use spaces. Now, Maple People helps to create economically-viable and sustainable development plans for construction firms.
Saj was ready to launch his first prototype last year, and was looking for a funding partner to support his plans. But, due to many traditional lenders viewing construction businesses as 'high risk', Saj struggled to secure funding and found himself wasting time chasing banks for months on end. Unsure of where to turn, Saj was referred to Fleximize by his accountant.
At Fleximize, we understand the unique challenges that businesses in the construction industry face, including how difficult it can be to find investors. The team took the time to understand Saj's plans to use the investment to get his first innovation out to the market, spread the word about sustainability in construction and create better practice in the industry. We were able to send Saj the £20,000 he needed within a week so that Saj could focus on building his business and launching his prototype.
To hear Saj’s story, and find out how Fleximize helped, take a look at the video case study below.