El Hempe

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Security Type
Cannabis & Smoke Products
Min Investment
Offering Date
December 16, 2022
Expected Close Date
June 26, 2023
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Cost of Goods
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Company Description

We believe that El Hempe is one of the first ready-to-drink (RTD) sparkling tequila cocktails that feature the aromatic terpenes of cannabis. Our THC and CBD-free drinks combine the herbaceous terpenes of cannabis with the smooth, crisp taste of sparkling tequila to create a delicious beverage that bridges the cannabis and cocktail worlds. El Hempe comes in three delicious flavors that anyone can enjoy any time of the year.

Key Deal Facts

We feel our unique beverages are positioned to capitalize on the growing ready-to-drink cocktail, tequila, and cannabis markets. The RTD cocktail market is estimated to surpass $2.17 billion by 2028, the tequila industry is estimated to grow to $24.19 billion by 2031, and cannabis sales in the U.S. were expected to reach approximately $21.6 billion in 2021. El Hempe is one of the first companies to use botanical aromatic terpenes as an ingredient in their cocktails while maintaining a low-calorie and carb ratio that anyone can enjoy. El Hempe is spearheaded by a stalwart team of spirits and cannabis industry veterans that are dedicated to our goal of expanding El Hempe nationwide.

Management Team / Advisory Board Bios

Anthony J. BashDirector, Chief Executive Officer, President An internationally recognized marketing expert, Mr. Bash has successfully created brands & new products for existing companies, staffed entire organizations, re-tooled businesses, and has been a part of two teams that have raised more than $70 million dollars. After Nike sales, he became the founding vice president of marketing at Avia Athletic Footwear. He was responsible for creating the brand & sales strategies that grew the company to 120 million dollars in sales in its first 4 years. Six years as VP of marketing at Pepsi corporate, Bash managed national ad agencies, created new product launches, managed media/media buys, excelled at co-op advertising, and managed brand teams. At NEXTLINK Interactive, a Craig McCaw company, Mr. Bash served as the VP of Marketing where he created a marketplace for interactive voice in the national marketplace. The company today is XO Communications. Mr. Bash created Braintank, a local company that created Web sites for international companies. In its first year Braintank merged with e-Media, one of the largest companies streaming video and audio on the Internet. As senior vice president of marketing and general manager for the West Coast, he managed all marketing and communications efforts and was a part of the team that raised $40 million dollars. Mr. Bash was the CMO for CypherEdge Technologies, a mobile technology company based in Bellevue, WA from 2005 to 2008. CypherEdge primarily creates new methods for creating cellular and wi-fi marketing campaigns for large consumer product companies. (2008-2009), Tony assisted a Portland based ad agency as the SVP of Marketing and Business Development for Pop Art; www.popart.com, one of the country’s largest interactive agencies., Brent AdamCFOAccounting / finance professional with experience ranging from public accounting to start ups to public traded companies. Charles E. HarrellDirector, Chief Legal Officer, SecretaryMr. Harrell is a member of the Board of Directors of the Company and is the Chief Legal Officer and Secretary of the Company. In his role as Chief Legal Officer, Mr. Harrell is responsible for overseeing the Company’s national legal affairs, including regulatory compliance, securities regulation, intellectual property, contract negotiations and corporate governance. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Harrell was the General Counsel and Secretary for Form Factory, Inc., and Mr. Harrell oversaw all of the legal and regulatory aspects of Form Factory’s $160 million dollar merger with Acreage Holdings in April 2019.Joseph R. RagazzoDirector, Chief Revenue OfficerSenior leader with extensive beverage alcohol experience. with a leading Fortune 500 spirits company. Has successfully created and launched numerous new products. Specialize in building optimal route to market strategies and product/people management.Efrain RomoChief Marketing OfficerBeing naturally curious and interested in the well being of others are what define Efraín’s career. Three decades in Marketing and Sales with a goal to provide organizations profitable investment for the brand and the neighborhoods. As CMO for a digital start-up, he positioned the company to $85MM in just 7 months. Prior to that, he created a strong community outreach investment that generated 150% in return while helping high school throughout several states. Efrain has a diverse, and eclectic, professional career in Sales Promotion, Brand Building, Business Development, Public Relations and Community Outreach.Justin HaleChief Operations OfficerJustin Hale brings 12 years of global supply chain and logistics experience to El Hempe Spirits. His experience and leadership have been focused on implementing efficient, driven business services and solutions, providing outstanding client service, and cost-saving measures. Prior to joining El Hempe, Justin managed importing of Asian and European lumber products at Northwest Hardwoods and USA wheat exports with Mitsu USA. Justin attended Portland State University, where is focused on Finance and International Business.

Amount Raised : $181,171
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