Raised $2M from JV, Yeoman, Sputnik, Youbi, Polymath, and executives from Goldman Sachs + Credit Suisse.
Founders in the industry since the beginning, raised $15M between them, and generated 3 acquisitions/exits between them.
Ranked in Top 50 Global Startups from 67 countries by G-Startup Worldwide (judges included Tim Draper, Sequoia Capital, Softech and more).
Our technology outperformed standard charity checkout by tripling the donation rate from 8% to 25% in beta testing across 5 stores.
Team has two successful startup exits and a CEO with fundraising expertise.
Partnerships with major FinTech players such as Verifone, Ingenico, First Data, and Worldpay.
Oakland's first cidery since prohibition.
Crooked City Cider is profitable.
Only Bay Area cidery producing natural, dry cider with no baloney added.
Won several dozen homebrew medals including four best-in-show.
Secured $50,000 worth of equipment.
Secured 4,000 sq ft brewery & taproom.
Full Design Patent in the US, Pending Utility Patent in the US and pending international Utility and Design Patents. Registered Trademarks.
Successfully designed and engineered a working prototype. Established connections for overseas manufacturing partners for tooling/sourcing.
Produced a marketing commercial/video and did multiple interviews on TV with prototype on cool inventions KRQE 13 news etc.
Self-funded development through BETA.
Established partnerships with a Chicago-area school district and two local nonprofit organizations as KOHA's pilot and launch market.
Attracted an experienced team of entrepreneurs, fundraising experts, and technology leaders as executives, board members, and advisors.
Y Combinator 2017 alum. Other alumni include Dropbox, Stripe, and Airbnb.
Partnership with the City of Los Angeles.
SXSW Pitch Competition Finalist in 2018.
$291K in 2017 revenue.
Customers purchase an average of two tiles per band, proving recurring revenue model.
Corporate deals with Mercedes Benz/Live Nation, Caesar's Entertainment, and a Japan championship baseball team.
I have owned and operated my own businesses for the past 20+ years and have worked with some of the most successful entrepreneurs from around the world. I am a husband and father and truly blessed.
Completed a successful test of a gas engine that improved fuel efficiency by more than 15%.
Patents issued in the U.S. and other countries.
We've bootstrapped a working prototype.
1m+ registered users
110k+ monthly active users
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