A Tamil couple from the UK has presented their product on the latest series of BBC’s Dragons’ Den. Nakkeeran and Yegavaani, are the founders of Neitiv, a company specialising in premium beer made from coconut flower, and geared towards women.
Their pitch aired on BBC 1 in mid-January and is available to view now, online, via BBC’s iplayer – search series 19, episode 2. Listening to their pitch were veterans Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Sara Davies, and newcomer Steven Bartlett.
“Having the opportunity to appear on BBC Dragons’ Den will be an experience that we will never forget. It was in fact a grueling experience. We were approached by the BBC production team on the 9th of April 2021, exactly a month after we launched our products. Our initial reaction was pure disbelief.”
The key ingredient in their vegan beer is the Coconut Flower Drops (CFD), a precious nectar that naturally drips from the flowers of the coconut tree. It is collected by highly skilled farmers, who go out before sunrise to tap it from unopened inflorescences high up in coconut trees. CFD is known as the ancient health giver and Ayurvedic elixir, which is highly nutritional and rich in antioxidants.
Customers can order Neitiv’s discovery / gift box online, which contains three different coconut flower beers, a handcrafted coconut shell cup, a coconut shell candle, and a guide on how best to meditate.
Other products the Singaporean / Malaysian Tamil couple plan to launch include bottled coconut flower drops and coconut flower wine.