Shore Buddies

Stuffed Animals made from Recycled Plastic bottles to Stop Ocean Plastic β™» ❀️🐬

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La Jolla, CA
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April 30, 2023
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Key Deal Facts

β™»πŸ‘©β€πŸ« Bringing Sustainability into Play - Teaching children environmental values from Day 1
πŸ’° Over $500,000 Revenue in last 12 months
🐳 More Shore Buddies = Less Plastic in our Oceans - Over 1,000,000 bottles saved!
πŸ“Ά 761% Compounded annual Sales growth rate in last 3 years
πŸ† Innovation Grant winner April 2021
🐒 From San Diego to the World: Available in 10 countries on 3 continents. More than 650 stores
🐠 Animated Edutainment platform. β€œFinding Nemo” style franchise that is saving the ocean
πŸ€™ Annual revenue to top $1M in 2023 (projected, not guaranteed)

Management Team / Advisory Board Bios

Malte Niebelschuetz Founder and CEOMalte is a German native who moved to San Diego, CA in 2011. Inspired by Patagonia, he started Shore Buddies. Malte is the host of the "Sustainable Toy Podcast" and passionate about empowering kids to solve tomorrows problems., Raylee Crawford Operations ManagerRaylee is passionate about educating the next generation and preparing them to solve tomorrows problems. Raylee has a teaching background in the Montessori method and bringing this into play. Raylee handles Shore Buddies' day-to-day operations, Carl Du Head of Production and LogisticsCarl has over 15 years experience in toy and stuffed animal manufacturing before producing the world's first stuffed animal made from 100% recycled plastic bottles with Shore Buddies. Carl handles manufacturing, R&D, logistics and safety testing., Rodney Lafaye Head of AccountingRodney has 5+ years of finance experience raising a combined $10M for start-ups and education industries. He is the current head of accounting and finance at Shore Buddies, and has helped implement an accounting system and oversee the financial forecasts., Marjorie Spitalnik Strategic Advisor Toys & GamesMarjorie is the founder & CEO of Little Rebels, an award winning doll line of historic female game changers like Marie Curie and Malala Yousafzai. MJ is a Latin American entrepreneur, with over 20 years experience in marketing and product design, Mark Rosenblum Strategic Advisor EducationHead of School San Diego French American School - Mark is an innovative curriculum expert, champion of global citizenship and steward for independent critical thinking around the world. His passion is building communities of intellectual curiosity., David Ferran Strategic Advisor FundraisingCEO Torrey Project - David is committed to creating and empowering a new generation of Conscious Entrepreneurs and also impacting the flow of global investment capital towards socially responsible businesses and conscious leaders for lasting change.
Amount Raised : $51,400
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