Case Studies

CD Corps NFT success

Scotland’s first whisky focused non-fungible token (NFT) start-up celebrates a move into consultancy services, made possible by support from Business Gateway.

25th July 2022

About the business

CD Corp Limited, based in Aberdeen, was the first business in Scotland to directly correlate NFTs with rare Scotch whisky sets and sell them online for blockchain based cryptocurrencies. Previously trading under the name CryptoDramz, the level of interest and enquiries the company received for advice on blockchain strategy, as well as NFT consultancy services, resulted in them rebranding to CD Corp.

Working with Business Gateway early on in our journey helped us realise we didn’t have to rely on other sources for funding.

How Business Gateway has helped

Ryan Aitken, Founder, first approached Business Gateway on behalf of his team for advice to get their business started in March 2021. Through the expertise and guidance of the Business Gateway team, the business directors revised their funding strategy and discovered the potential to self-fund the business which enabled them to move forwards at pace with 100% ownership free of debt.

CD Corp worked closely with their dedicated Business Gateway adviser, who has acted as a mentor to the young team. As part of Business Gateway’s Growth Service, Ryan received a workshop on elevator pitching and sales, as well as accessing support webinars on business strategy.

Ryan Aitken, Founder, CD Corp said: “Working with Business Gateway early on in our journey helped us realise we didn’t have to rely on other sources for funding. Their clear direction and advice encouraged us to seize the opportunity in front of us and pursue our consultancy-based business model. This decision will aid us in achieving our growth milestones faster than previously expected.

“A variety of industries have welcomed our expertise when it comes to NFTs, and as a result, we can now offer a unique service to businesses looking to enter this fast-growing sub-sector of the blockchain economy.”

Joseph McGraw, Digital Design Director, CD Corp said: “Our experience with the Business Gateway services has been brilliant. Our adviser, Gordon, has supported us every step of the way, and now that we have fully diversified into officially offering consultancy services, we are in a strong position to continue growing our business exponentially in 2022 and beyond.”

Support Provided

Advice on Funding & Financial Restructuring

International/Exporting Support

Signposting to a Wider Support Network

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