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PORTFOLIO COMPANY PROFILE

SECTORS
Food • Beverage • Personal Care • Household Products • Pets • Apparel • Electronics • Multi-unit Retail • Multi-unit Restaurant
BRAND
Innovative fast-growth brands changing the products we use every day
LEADERSHIP
Experienced entrepreneurs ready to propel their business to the next level
GROWTH
History of attractive growth rates and expanding gross margins
FUNDRAISE
$1M - 10M in growth capital of various structures
REVENUE
$2M - $10M target with exceptions for unique cases

REPRESENTATIVE TRANSACTIONS

CIRCLEUP RAISE

2015

Series A

CIRCLEUP AMOUNT

$4.5M

NOTABLE INVESTORS

C4 Ventures, Simon Equity Partners

Guideboat has tripled its store base, continued to grow its business online and via catalog, and added a notable executive leadership. 7 or 8 more store openings likely in 2017

Open Realty Advisors, December. 14, 2015

CIRCLEUP RAISE

2012, 2015, 2016

Convertible note, series C + D

CIRCLEUP AMOUNT

$9M+

NOTABLE INVESTORS

301 INC, Blueberry Ventures, Presence Marketing

“Blueberry Ventures is incredibly exicted to partner with 301 INC to support Scott and his experienced management team in this next phase of growth.”

Arif Fazal
Founder, Blueberry Ventures

PRWeb, January 17, 2017

CIRCLEUP RAISE

2013, 2014, 2015

Convertible note, Series B + C

CIRCLEUP AMOUNT

Confidential

NOTABLE INVESTORS

North Castle Partners, Collaborative Fund, Presence Marketing

“SmartyPants is one of the most attractive businesses we have seen in the nutritional supplement industry.”

Alison Minter
Managing Directory, North Castle

PR Newswire, July 27, 2015

CIRCLEUP RAISE

2017

Series B

CIRCLEUP AMOUNT

$6M

NOTABLE INVESTORS

JMK Consumer Growth Partners, Obvious Ventures

“We are absolutely thrilled to partner with Miyoko and her very talented team to help fuel the next stage of the growth story.”

Sarah Woelfel
Co-Founder, JMK

Grocery Headquarters, February 13, 2017

CIRCLEUP RAISE

2016

Series A

CIRCLEUP AMOUNT

$1.25M

NOTABLE INVESTORS

301 INC

“Tio Gazpacho offers a new soup experience with its refreshing and vibrant high-quality ingredients served in a drinkable and portable bottle.”

John Haugen
VP & General Manager, 301 INC

Project Nosh, March 29, 2016

CIRCLEUP RAISE

2015

Series C

CIRCLEUP AMOUNT

$3M

NOTABLE INVESTORS

Powerplant Ventures, Blueberry Ventures

“For a while I’d been intrigued by the concept of super herbs as the next superfood wave.”

Mark Rampolla
Co-Founder, Powerplant Ventures

BevNET, January 8, 2016

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