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Invest in Sun & Swell

Moving the snack food industry away from single-use plastic

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Public Launch on Jun 13 @ 9:00 AM ET
 $18M  $17M pre-money valuation Priced Round
Early Bird Bonus: The first $200K of investments will be at a $17M pre-money valuation
$250, $500, $1K, $10K
VP of Sales @ Humm Kombucha
I have been in the food and beverage industry almost my entire career. The problems Sun & Swell are addressing are very real and I have yet to see a better solution to shortening the supply chain, providing more access to high quality food, and allowing for the use of sustainable packaging materials like compostable. I believe Kate and Bryan have uncovered a new model for food distribution and consumption that is going to change everything. Over the past 2 years, I have gotten to know them very well as an advisor, and I'm continuously amazed by their vision, resourcefulness, and natural leadership abilities. It would not surprise me at all to see Sun & Swell's influence having a tremendous impact on the larger food industry over the next 5-10 years. This company is on the verge of greatness.


On pace for $2.5M+ in sales this year.
Wholesale customers include Fortune 100 corporate offices, global hotel chains, and more
1st to market, proprietary plastic free manufacturing line & supply chain
Huge opportunity to make an impact: snack food industry is $110B market run entirely on plastic
Founder is Harvard MBA, Tory Burch Fellow, PepsiCo WomanMade Winner, Pegasus Tech Accelerator Grad
Investors & Advisors from industry leaders like Laird Superfood, HUMM Kombucha, P&G, & North Face
Award winning: won leading food industry award (NEXTY) for sustainability
Mission Driven: Certified B-Corp, 1% for the Planet, industry leader in sustainable packaging

Our Team

We're ending single-use plastic in the snack food industry for good.

We all know the statistics on single use plastics and they aren't good:

Only 9% of single use plastics get recycled

By 2050 there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish

We all consume a credit card's worth of micro plastics every week

And the alarming statistics go on and on...

So why then is the largest contributor to single use plastics, the snack food industry, doing almost nothing to fix this?

Walk into any grocery store today and observe the overwhelming amount of single use plastics that are in there. It's essentially the entire center part of the store (and a lot of the outer aisle as well). All the snack bars, trail mixes, dried fruits, granolas, baby food pouches, chip seems endless and what's even worse is that most of these destructive plastics are not even recyclable. Once disposed of, they will remain on the planet for hundreds (maybe thousands) of years despite the fact that they are used in seconds.

Yet we continue to consume them at incredibly alarming rates - day after day after day.

In 2020, we decided to stop participating in this nonsensical system and started doing something to fix it. We decided that real change in the snack food industry needed to start somewhere and that it was going to start with us.

We launched a line of health foods in compostable packaging - then realized a much bigger opportunity

In 2021, we raised ~$700,000 on Wefunder from ~400 investors to build a company that could start tackling this problem. We launched a line of healthy snacks (nutrition bars, nut mixes, dried fruits, etc) in 100% compostable packaging and began to sell them directly to consumers on our website.

Customers soon started to find out about us and the company took off. A community emerged (many of whom invested in our first WeFunder campaign!) and together, bag by bag, we started to chip away at the single use plastics problem. Held together by our belief that one customer and one small company can make all the difference, we've continued to move the industry forward, showing every day that real change is possible. To date, we have prevented millions of single use plastic bags and wrappers from entering the waste stream.

Thanks to our incredible customer base and their word-of-mouth efforts, sales started to grow - from $670K in 2021 to ~$1M in 2022. Now we are on pace for $2.5M in 2023 and it feels like the dam is finally starting to break on single use plastics.

In 2022, we started to get A LOT of attention from some of the biggest organizations in the world asking us to help them reach their ESG and sustainability goals by providing snacks without plastic packaging.

But as we started to work with these companies, we realized that their problems trying to eliminate single use plastics were bigger than we thought they were. Imagine a hotel chain or a multinational corporate office trying to eliminate ALL single use plastic waste from their food programs. We started to find more ways we could help.

Driven by our customers' needs, we expanded our offering to be a one-stop-shop for businesses and consumers looking to buy snacks without plastic. Now, we're raising a larger WeFunder Round to take Sun & Swell to the next level!

Driven by our customers' needs, we expanded our line of snacks and also launched a bulk program. Simultaneously, our focus shifted towards a much grander vision. We now aim to support corporate offices, airports, major hotel chains, universities and more in achieving a 100% transition to plastic-free snacking.

In addition to growing our own line of packaged snacks, we are developing reusable options, plastic-free vending solutions, private labeling capabilities, and providing access to our proprietary plastic-free manufacturing line and supply chain for other brands that our customers wish to carry. Because if we want to see real change, we need to accelerate the pace of our actions and multiply them across the industry!

We're growing a lot, and this is just the beginning

Our dedication to sustainability has not only resonated with consumers and businesses but has also driven impressive growth and financial success. Here's a snapshot of our traction:

Our impressive traction showcases not only the viability of our business model but also the enormous potential for positive environmental impact. What is currently millions of plastic bags/wrappers removed from landfill every year will soon be tens over millions, hundreds of millions and one day, billions.

Together, we can create a more sustainable future

The world cannot sustain the continued use of destructive single use plastic packaging. Snack food companies are amongst the biggest contributors to single-use plastic waste, and the time for action is now. We owe it to ourselves and our children to do and be better.

We invite you to join our mission and be a part of the plastic-free revolution. By investing in our equity crowdfunding campaign, you have the opportunity to contribute to a sustainable future and drive meaningful change in the snacking industry. Together, we can create a world where snacking is plastic-free, waste is minimized, and the health of our planet is preserved for generations to come.

Much love,

- Kate & Bryan (co-founders)