Vuka Natural Energy Drinks is raising growth capital on CircleUp.

PRODUCTS

Vuka was created because natural should be the new mainstream and because we wanted to give people an alternative to the chemical offerings in the energy drink category. Positioned alongside mainstream beverages, with a flavor profile that emulates a high-end soda, emboldened with an array of natural ingredients, vitamins and nutrients, Vuka, in it's beautiful jewel tone cans, has resonated with consumers for over 8 years. "Wake up to what's inside" is our rally cry.

Vuka was created because natural should be the new mainstream and because we wanted to give people an alternative to the chemical offerings in the energy drink category. Positioned alongside mainstream beverages, with a flavor profile that emulates a high-end soda, emboldened with an array of natural ingredients, vitamins and nutrients, Vuka, in it's beautiful jewel tone cans, has resonated with consumers for over 8 years. "Wake up to what's inside" is our rally cry.

DEALROOM

INVESTOR PRESENTATION

TEAM

Alexia Bregman, Fancypants: Founder and CMO

As a seasoned advertising creative, Alexia was entrusted with some of the world’s largest brands like IBM, Avis, AT&T, P&G, Lever Brothers, South African Breweries and Smithkline Beecham and many more. She has created successful, and often award winning advertising campaigns for hotels, radio stations, food, headache pills, beer and more. Alexia has created online campaigns, below-the-line promotions, million dollar TV and radio campaigns. Her career in advertising saw her rise to manage large teams, lead a multi-million dollar P&G account and win several large pieces of business. Alexia has applied her entrepreneurial spirit to a triathlon race series, children's ...
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As a seasoned advertising creative, Alexia was entrusted with some of the world’s largest brands like IBM, Avis, AT&T, P&G, Lever Brothers, South African Breweries and Smithkline Beecham and many more. She has created successful, and often award winning advertising campaigns for hotels, radio stations, food, headache pills, beer and more. Alexia has created online campaigns, below-the-line promotions, million dollar TV and radio campaigns. Her career in advertising saw her rise to manage large teams, lead a multi-million dollar P&G account and win several large pieces of business. Alexia has applied her entrepreneurial spirit to a triathlon race series, children's toy company and running apparel business. She now applies this knowledge of brand building to Vuka.

Darian Bregman, The Umlumbi: Founder and CEO

Darian is a self-made, serial entrepreneur with more than two decades of operational and management experience. From the development, manufacture and distribution of an electronics product that took him to work in Switzerland, Hong Kong and Korea, to an aerospace career that has seen him involved in everything from parts procurement and sales to logistics and international consulting, Darian has the hands on expertise of a true entrepreneur and the keen insight of a successful business owner.

Darian is a self-made, serial entrepreneur with more than two decades of operational and management experience. From the development, manufacture and distribution of an electronics product that took him to work in Switzerland, Hong Kong and Korea, to an aerospace career that has seen him involved in everything from parts procurement and sales to logistics and international consulting, Darian has the hands on expertise of a true entrepreneur and the keen insight of a successful business owner.

Gavin Linde, Pinball Wizard: VP of Sales

Gavin heads up sales, and is responsible for placement of Vuka products into all of the appropriate accounts across the US. Gavin is a people person with 16 years of restaurant and nightclub experience and a degree in accounting. He loves the opportunity to spread his passion for the Vuka brand. His great attitude and never-take-no-for-an-answer approach gets us into meetings, and on-the-shelf with some of the largest grocery stores in the US. We call him the Pinball Wizard because he juggles many roles at Vuka, but his primary focus is national sales and in-store growth.
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Gavin heads up sales, and is responsible for placement of Vuka products into all of the appropriate accounts across the US. Gavin is a people person with 16 years of restaurant and nightclub experience and a degree in accounting. He loves the opportunity to spread his passion for the Vuka brand. His great attitude and never-take-no-for-an-answer approach gets us into meetings, and on-the-shelf with some of the largest grocery stores in the US. We call him the Pinball Wizard because he juggles many roles at Vuka, but his primary focus is national sales and in-store growth.

Graham Milner, The Skipper: Office Manager and Logistics

Graham has parlayed a lifetime of experience in the apparel industry into the efficient running of the Vuka office and logistics. He studied Textile Marketing in Manchester UK and went on to work for a major retail chain store as a buyer and in their fashion offices. He was also Merchandise director for a clothing manufacturing company and then ran his own clothing import business sourcing mainly from China/Hong Kong/USA. Graham has been involved in all facets of Vuka from inception of the business and spent 6 months in New York managing our East Coast launch.

Graham has parlayed a lifetime of experience in the apparel industry into the efficient running of the Vuka office and logistics. He studied Textile Marketing in Manchester UK and went on to work for a major retail chain store as a buyer and in their fashion offices. He was also Merchandise director for a clothing manufacturing company and then ran his own clothing import business sourcing mainly from China/Hong Kong/USA. Graham has been involved in all facets of Vuka from inception of the business and spent 6 months in New York managing our East Coast launch.

Q&A

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