The first functional coffee alternative: energize with adaptogens, not caffeine!

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Social Impact, Food & Bev, Sports & Fitness
Min Investment
Boulder, CO
Offering Date
October 15, 2021
Expected Close Date
April 30, 2022
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Company Description

Rasa is a Superfunctional morning brew of adaptogens that clears your mind with calm, jitter-free energy, sharpens your focus, and helps you be better at handling stress by balancing your neurochemical and emotional stress response.

It’s a robust, delicious, science-backed morning ritual: boom.

Key Deal Facts

$5M revenue run-rate, >500% YOY subscription growth
4.7 average rating, 10M+ cups sold, 100K customers.
Founder on Forbes Next 1000 list, former Sr Advisor @ Richard Branson’s Carbon War Room, 1 prior exit
$10M cumulative revenue, GAAP profitable last year, bootstrapped up to now.
Nearly triple-digit YOY growth against gargantuan $465B global coffee market.
Aiming to 10x the business over the next five years.
Co-founder is a clinical herbalist, adaptogen expert, & was Sr Herb Buyer @ Celestial Seasonings.
Public Benefit Corp for sustainable supply chain, compostable packaging, & changing lives.

Use of Proceeds

  • Social media advertising. 
  • Wefunder fee. 
  • Inventory growth. 

Management Team / Advisory Board Bios

Lopa Van Der Mersch, Founder & CEO
Before founding Rasa, Lopa was a 2x co-founder in sustainable energy (with 1 exit), & spoke to 1,400 people at TEDxBerkeley at age 28. As a mom to 2 young boys, she proves that attachment parenting & being a dynamic CEO are not mutually exclusive.

Ben LeVine, Co-Founder & Chief Herbalist
Before joining us, Ben helped lead Celestial Seasonings botanical sourcing group, buying over 10 million lbs of herbs/year. He has an MSc from Maryland University of Integrative Health & is the creative & scientific genius behind Rasa’s formulations.

Erik Sirnes, General Manager
Erik drives the Rasa bus, supported by his experience in Fortune 100 companies & start-ups that hit 9-digits in 5 years. His MSc in Eng & Mgmt + MBA in Supply Chain Mgmt helps, too! He’s a triathlete with a personal goal of climbing Everest by 2030.
Amount Raised : $4,006,568
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