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Shore Buddies: Ocean-Friendly Educational Toys ♻ ❤️🐬

Highlights

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♻👩‍🏫 Bringing Sustainability into Play - Teaching children environmental values from Day 1
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💰 Over $500,000 Revenue in last 12 months
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🐳 More Shore Buddies = Less Plastic in our Oceans - Over 1,000,000 bottles saved!
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📶 761% Compounded annual Sales growth rate in last 3 years
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🏆 Amazon.com Innovation Grant winner April 2021
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🐢 From San Diego to the World: Available in 10 countries on 3 continents. More than 650 stores
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🐠 Animated Edutainment platform. “Finding Nemo” style franchise that is saving the ocean
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🤙 Annual revenue to top $1M in 2022 (projected, not guaranteed)

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I believe that plastic pollution is the biggest harm for the environment, animals and our oceans. Plastic doesn't just go away. We need change now. Teaching kids that they have an impact with their own daily actions is key. They are designing the future with their actions today. Saying no to plastic will make it a better, more sustainable future.

Shore Buddies: Let's give the Ocean a hug!


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Problem: Ocean Plastic Pollution
The amount of plastic in our oceans is nearly out of control! Plastic doesn't just go away and it affects the most vulnerable. Every year, over 1 Million marine animals die because of Ocean Plastic Pollution.

  • More than 1 million seabirds and 100,000 marine animals die from plastic pollution every year.
  • 100% of baby sea turtles have plastic in their stomachs.
  • Every day around 8 million pieces of plastic makes their way into our oceans.
  • 8 billion tons enter our ocean every year.
  • Plastic packaging is the biggest culprit, resulting in 80 million tonnes of waste yearly from the US alone.
  • 500 billion plastic bottles are used every year – Meaning there are 66 times as many bottles as there are humans on the planet.
  • Less than 20% of those bottles are recycled.
  • A plastic bottle can last for 450 years in the marine environment.

And the problem is getting worse rather than better. Scientists expect that by 2050, there will be more plastic in our oceans than fish.
Our younger generations especially are no longer accepting that they have to grow up in a polluted future!

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But Shore Buddies is here to help!

  • Over 1,00,000 bottles kept out of the Ocean by 2020
  • Toy of the Year 2021 nominee
  • It takes 6x Bottles to make 1x Shore Buddy

Social Impact, Public Benefiting

Shore Buddies is a social impact, public benefiting company with a triple bottom line.:

  • Profit
  • Plastic converted
  • Kids educated

We are mission driven and operating the business on an all Stakeholder approach. Shore Buddies is measuring its impact according to the UN sustainable development goals. 


Not only are the products are made sustainably, they also educate kids from a young age about the dangers of plastic pollution for the environment. It is not enough to clean up, we also must change the way we use plastic. Let's Turn off the Tap!

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Protection starts with Education!



"I understand this is a cute product and a nice cause! But where is the business?"

Shore Buddies has over 3 years of track record in revenue that shows the demand for eco-friendly, sustainable and educational toys is growing. And the growth rate and demand for greener products is getting bigger and bigger!!

FACTS

  • Shore Buddies is a social enterprise founded to address the problem of ocean plastic pollution. Dealing with it in a proactive way by providing a path to cleaner oceans and increased global awareness through early childhood education
  • The sustainable toys market size was valued at $18,939.1 million in 2020 and is estimated to reach $59,643.9 million by 2030, registering a CAGR of 12.5% from 2021 to 2030
  • Shore Buddies is a unique recycled product toy company that is eco-friendly, educational and event based and has been producing eco-friendly stuffed animals, offering educational tools since its inception in 2014
  • Shore Buddies offers products for sale via multiple platforms with direct distribution to a number of countries
  • Shore Buddies has received significant awards and press coverage for its unique products education and possibilities
  • Shore Buddies vision is to help reduce ocean pollution of plastic to enhance the sustainability of our environment to be enjoyed by generations to come
  • Shore Buddies are a cast of 5 ocean themed characters, combined with educational material making for a fun and educational experience for the consumer
  • Shore Buddies sales and margins are increasing with higher order volumes and further optimizations in infrastructure and distribution via multiple channels
  • Shore Buddies offers a significant short term investment opportunity to invest in a revenue sharing plan now, to help catapult the company to multi million sales numbers in the next two years
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    "What about the competition? Aren't there other companies doing this already?

    Shore Buddies is DOLPHINETELY a pioneer in the eco-friendly and educational toy category. There are other players, but only Shore Buddies checks all the boxes!


    FINTASTIC!    But how come I have never heard of Shore Buddies yet?

    We don't have an answer for that, but there TURTALLY is a lot of media buzz going on...

    And this is all just the beginning. We have ambitious goals at Shore Buddies in the next few years and need your help to accomplish them; and bring Sustainability into Play!

    Shore Buddies is ready and set to scale. Our numbers are looking great and are getting better by the month with further growth. 

    Shore Buddies Revenue History
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    Shore Buddies Revenue Forecast
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    So how can someone get involved and what are you gonna do with the money?
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    Glad you asked!

    We are looking for investors to become part of our journey and are offering a Revenue Based Funding opportunity.

    How does Revenue Based Funding (RBF) actually work?
    RBF is a capital loan that will be paid back over time at a fixed percentage rate of future gross revenues, with payment increases and decreases based on business revenues. The returns to the investors continue on a quarterly basis until the initial capital amount plus the multiple is repaid.

    Pick an amount that fits your budget. You are lending us money and we will give you up to 2x* your money in less than 3 years. You are receiving your payouts on a quarterly basis, based of 6.9% of our Gross Revenue.

    *early investor terms

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    What will the funds be used for?

    The majority of the raised funds will be used for sales acceleration as well as inventory purchases to fulfill the growing demand.
    Furthermore, we are investing the money towards further grow of the company and setting it up to become THE ocean brand for kids.

    The payout schedule:

    Based on Shore Buddies' sales forecast, the payout schedule looks as follows.

    RBF - Amortization Schedule
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    RBF - Payout Schedule 2022-2025
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    How does this work for my investment?

    The example below shows how your investment of $1,0000 would amortize over the course of the investment, based on the payback schedule above. You would recoup your investment after 1.5 years, and double your investment after 2.5 years.

    ROI Example on $10,000 investment
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    **All projections are above are forward-looking and cannot be guaranteed.

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    Are you on board?
    Let's improve the world together!

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    INVESTOR PERKS:

    • Investments over $1,500

    🐬🐋 🐢Full Shore Buddies Set with book+ Personalized THANK YOU note from Founder Malte Niebelschuetz.

    Shore Buddies Group on Beach
    Finn the Dolphin, Emma the Whale, Stephen Seagull, Shelly the Sea Turtle, Sammy the Seal
    • Investments over $5,500

    👩‍🏫 🏫 🐬​​​Bring Shore Buddies to school! We will hold a 60 minute educational online workshop session at a school of your choice. 

    Malte with Shore Buddies at a school in San Diego
    Shore Buddies founder Malte teaching about Ocean Plastic at a school in San Diego

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