In 2013 we raised $1.2M in seed funding through a grassroots community investment campaign in which over 400 California residents purchased shares in our company. The success of that campaign helped us establish a credible negotiating position with property owners, financial institutions and key partners. As our current focus is on securing a location for our store, we’re not running an active campaign to raise more community investment. Once we have secured a location, we plan to launch a second campaign to raise $786,000 in additional public investment.
California residents who are interested in buying shares in our enterprise don’t have to wait until we have launched a new campaign to purchase shares. If you live in California and want to purchase shares and become a Founding Shareholder in the entrepreneurial solution we’re creating for the nutritional and social wellbeing of West Oakland families, please follow this step-by-step process:
Step 1 – Offering Memorandum
Also known as a Prospectus, the Offering Memorandum has been prepared in accordance with the California Department of Corporation’s disclosure requirements and contains important information about our Company and investment offering. Click here to read the Offering Memorandum.
To invest in our Company you must satisfy certain requirements and complete a questionnaire to verify that you qualify. The questionnaire can be taken online or printed out. Click here to take the questionnaire.
Step 3 – Qualification Notice
After we review your questionnaire and verify that you qualify to invest, we will send you a notice by email with instructions for completing the Subscription Agreement described in Step 4.
Step 4 – Subscription Agreement
This is a legal contract for the purchase of shares in our Company. It sets out the terms that both parties are agreeing to and requests certain information from you such as your residential address, email address, date of birth, tax ID number and signature. Click here to complete the Subscription Agreement.
Step 5 – Payment
The last step in becoming a Shareholder is to pay for the shares that you are purchasing through your Subscription Agreement. You can pay by check or by wire transfer. Click here to make your payment.