Entrepreneur from Northampton gets £40,000 investment in her business from BBC’s Dragon’s Den

Polly Gotschi on BBC2#s Dragon's Den
Polly Gotschi on BBC2#s Dragon's Den

A Northampton woman who has been given £40,000 investment to her company after she appeared on the BBC Dragon’s Den programme.

Polly Gotschi won the approval of the Dragons for her product, Vitiliglow, a camouflage spray to help people with vitiligo, a skin condition which causes pale, white patches to develop on the skin due to the lack of melanin.

The business owner was given the choice of offers from entrepreneurs Sarah Willingham and Touker Suleyman. She ended up agreeing a deal with Mrs Willingham who offered £40,000 investment for 40 per cent of her business.

In a blog post on her Vitiliglow site, Ms Gotschi said being in the den was a “surreal experience”.

She said: “I’ve turned having Vitiligo into something positive and I feel so strongly that people with the condition should have a good quality product to cover their patches evenly, if that’s what they choose to do.

“Luckily, the Dragons saw this and I liked my honesty and passion for the product, which was what I wanted to achieve. Saying that, I wasn’t given an easy ride and I was asked lots of tricky questions. Luckily the prep I did paid off and I held my own.

“At one point I was so relaxed that I admitted that I forgot the reason why I was there.”