Ooni's pizza oven crowdfunder hots up with investor rush
Broxburn-based Ooni - formerly Uuni - was founded by husband-and-wife team Kristian Tapaninaho and Darina Garland, has 50 staff and has featured on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
It is raising funds for its Ooni Karu offering, a wood and charcoal-fired pizza oven for cooking authentic pizza in just 60 seconds.
The new Kickstarter project – which has already raised more than £150,000 – follows the success of its larger Ooni Pro model, which raised more than £500,000 in just five weeks through crowdfunding in 2017.
The firm now ships to more than 80 countries including the US and across Europe, and chief executive and co-founder Tapaninaho said: “We’ve had great success with crowdfunding in the past and are so excited to be back on Kickstarter to launch Ooni Karu.”