T/A Hunt and Gather Bee Co.

By Hunt and Gather Bee Co.

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T/A Hunt and Gather Bee Co.

Kia ora,

 

Thanks for taking the time to check out our PledgeMe share offer; whether you’ve been following our journey for a while, or you’re discovering us and our business for the first time. We’re excited to be opening this opportunity up to our customers and supporters. Initial registration of interest has been overwhelming, and we are very grateful and humbled.

As you read through our offer, and learn about our company we want to build your confidence in us as founders, your confidence in our products and your confidence in our plans for growth.

As founders, we are not fly-by-nighters. From the day that we spent our life savings on 16 beehives and a ute and started this family business in 2016, we have been completely invested both financially and emotionally in Hunt and Gather Bee Co. The growth and feedback that we have continued to get from our customers year upon year has inspired us to keep working just as hard as when we first began, despite the many challenges of being a start-up. The reason that we are using crowdfunding to raise this equity is so that as we can offer the opportunity to become shareholders to those who have supported us from the start, our crowd.

We know that our products are outstanding. Not just because of the numerous awards that they’ve won or the pages and pages of glowing reviews that they’ve had over the years. We have this confidence because we know that we treat our bees, our environment and our people in the right way. We go above and beyond to make sure our bees are cared for with kindness and respect. The result is a product that stands out in the crowd. Our commitment to sustainability is stronger than ever, and our intention is to commit a percentage of our profits post-raise to continuing our community, conservation and regeneration projects each year. We’ve put over 3,000 trees in the ground already; we’re excited to see how much more we can achieve as our company grows.

We are proud of how much we have grown Hunt and Gather Bee Co. so far. Revenue has increased almost 340% since 2018 and our production has increased almost 2000% since we began in 2016. We have been welcomed as suppliers of some of the best known gourmet food retailers in New Zealand, like Farro Fresh, Commonsense Organics, Moore Wilson’s and New World. We’ve featured on Country Calendar and in TV and print ad campaigns for Xero. Our customers are extremely loyal and we continue to be surprised by the opportunities that come from doing business in the right way.

But we’re not done yet. Our crowning jewel, our Kanuka honey has been attracting significant attention from the international market in the past year. We have had interest from the UK, Japan, China, Germany, and Singapore. We have been working closely with NZ Trade and Enterprise and developing relationships and negotiations with two of our preferred potential partners overseas. We have built a solid plan for manageable, sustainable growth as we look to start sending our honey overseas. This plan is measured, realistic and will allow us to continue doing business in the right way, holding strong to our ethics. Most importantly, our plan for growth is capped. We plan to approach the export market in a unique way. By capping the amount of honey we will send to export each year we are planning to set our product aside as a high-end niche product which will position it at the top end of the market and create some hype and demand for it. It’s all about being realistic about the offering that we have, and positioning it in the right place in the market to get the best return. We have a clear vision of the direction we want this company to go in and that does not include open-ended infinite growth. Our original goals remain unchanged. We want Hunt and Gather Bee Co. to be able to employ us, and a small team of people and we want to sell all of our honey as a fully value added retail product ourselves while holding strong to our ethical and environmental values. We believe the plan that we have developed will help us achieve this.

We will use the money that we raise in this campaign to achieve a few key things. We will complete our extraction and packing facility. This will allow us to ‘close the loop’ in our value chain and bring the entire production process in house. This gives us better biosecurity control, more traceability, better control over timeframes, significantly reduces costs and reduces our carbon mileage. It also provides potential for employment within our community and gives us an opportunity to support other beekeepers in our area by contracting our services to them during harvest time; a service that is not currently being offered in Raglan. We will invest money in making sure our product is ready for export. There are a number of steps in our plan to get through to get our honey to the port. We need to redevelop our packaging, get all the right certification in place, invest in marketing, research and building relationships and contracts with our chosen export partners. We want to do it once and do it right. Finally, we want to grow our team. Post-raise we want to put money aside so that we can provide stable job contracts for two new employees. We intend to hire a sales and marketing manager to take the day-to-day management of domestic sales off Hannah’s hands, and continue to grow the domestic revenue. This will also allow Hannah to focus her full attention on export and business development. We also want to offer reorientation into employment for someone as a beekeeping apprentice. We believe in providing an opportunity to someone who needs a change in career, a way back into employment or an opportunity to get their first job.

That’s where you come in. We have significant time pressure to get these projects over the line. We’ve just come into our off season and all of our construction work needs to happen before the new season starts in September. Our preferred overseas partners are waiting patiently because they want our products. But they won’t wait forever. We don’t have the time to raise the funds we need through our cashflow alone. So we are opening this opportunity for you to invest in us, and we hope that in time, as we work towards realising our plans, we will be able to provide a return on your, and our, investments in Hunt and Gather Bee Co.

We look forward to growing this family business and taking raw, ethical, sustainable New Zealand honey from our forest to the world!

Nga mihi,

Hannah and Rory O’Brien

 

The Offer

 




 

Our Sustainable Growth Plan

Growth is important to us. But making that growth sustainable, and manageable while holding to our core values is even more important, it’s all part of our commitment to doing business right. So rather than an open-ended plan to conquer the export world, we have developed a plan that we believe we can pull off, without compromising our values.

 

EXPORT | we have already put a cap on the total amount of Kānuka honey that we will make available for export. This will help us to position our product as an ‘added-value’ niche product in the market and justify the higher premium our international customers will pay for our product. We also believe this approach is more environmentally sustainable and brings a higher profit margin. We’re talking quality, not quantity here. At the two year mark, we hope to understand our target market more and we can make a decision to make a restricted amount of our other products available to the same markets.

DOMESTIC | We plan to hire someone with specific expertise that we don’t have in sales and marketing to build even stronger relationships with our New Zealand retailers and bring more on board. They will also manage and continue to grow our online sales and our direct communication with our loyal customers. Our New Zealand customers know and love our products and the last thing we want to do is forget about them as we look towards the export market.

NEW INCOME STREAMS | This is where adding to our team also comes into play. The addition of a full-time beekeeping apprentice will allow us to manage our own growing beehive numbers, but will also help us manage our new extraction and processing facility. We plan to offer our extraction services to a small number of other beekeepers, so that we can help them out with their workload, as there is a real lack of honey processing in our community. We also plan to take on an orchard pollination contract in the Spring

 

 


Use of Funds


 


The Team

In 2016 we started Hunt and Gather Bee Co. with only $60,000 to our names. We have continued to grow our business and family ever since, now with three lively children to keep us on our toes.

 

We are ambitious, determined and we believe in doing business right, with ethics, family and sustainability at the core of every decision we make.

Rory is absolutely in charge of the bees and is completely responsible for producing our delicious honey. Hannah is more commonly known as “Hannah from accounts”, “Hannah from sales” “Hannah from distribution” and so on. We are supported by incredibly generous mentors across the country, and while we have a lot more to learn, we can also reflect on how far we’ve come in the past 5 years. In our spare time we share a love of fly fishing, hunting, gathering and adventuring.

We want you to know that we aren't doing this alone. We have a support network of part-time and casual team members, advisors and mentors (you can read the full list of our wider team in our Information Memorandum). Post raise, we intend to offer two new positions in the company; in sales and marketing and for an assistant beekeeper.

You should also read our Dividend Policy and our Constitution 

 

A note from PledgeMe

We have completed Veda checks on the companies, O'Brien Agriculture Limited, trading as Hunt and Gather Bee Co., and their Directors, as well as Google and Insolvency checks. There were no adverse findings.


Updates 5

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3 days to go!

05/07/2021 at 8:59 PM

Well, only three days to go and our campaign is almost at it's maximum. We are very proud and humbled to see it reach this far! 

We're also very happy to provide you with an update on what we've been doing behind the scenes.

We attended the National Apiculture Conference the week before last which was perfect timing with our campaign in full swing. We've managed to price up pretty much all of the equipment we will need to complete our extraction plant, but the highlight was making the connection with an Apiculture Industry Consultant, Andrew. We've had a couple of meetings with Andrew now and we've decided to engage his services to help us manage our growth. We can already see the huge amount of value that Andrew is going to bring to Hunt and Gather Bee Co.

We've also started advertising the first of our jobs; our National Sales and Marketing Manager. If you know someone who would be great for the job, let them know! 

Have a great week!

Hannah

We made it!!

19/06/2021 at 8:27 PM

What a way to end an intense week at Fieldays! At lunchtime today we found out that our campaign had reached it's target and we are officially funded! What a feeling - and we couldn't have done it without all of you.

We can now start to make some real plans and get things in motion. We have big goals and we're ready to get after them.

Thanks to all of you who came to see us at Fieldays. It was a whirlwind of a week, but we were stoked to get a whole heap of our honey into Kiwi's pantrys and catch up with lots of new and old customers.

We were also blown away to find ourselves on the front page of the Waikato Herald on Friday. Check it out!

Finally, thank you. Thank you for supporting a small business with goals that extend beyond profits. Thank you for backing a company with ethics and sustainability at it's heart. Thank you for putting your trust in us as founders.

Hold tight for our next update as our campaign continues.

Nearly there!! Our target is getting closer.

16/06/2021 at 8:26 PM

Kia ora everyone!

Wow what a huge first 5 days for our equity funding campaign! Almost 70 of you generous people have chosen to invest in our company, and have put your trust in us as founders. We are only $32,000 away from our target, which is very exciting!

We want to say a huge thank-you to you all for your support. We are pumped up for the next exciting phase of our company's growth!

Please share our campaign with your friends. Let's smash this!

Come and find us at Fieldays, and leave us any questions you might have for us to answer.

Hannah and Rory

We're halfway to our target!

12/06/2021 at 7:28 PM

Kia ora!

We are absolutely stoked that our campaign has reached half way to its target! 40 of you; our amazing crowd have chosen to invest in us and in our vision, which makes us pretty darn proud! The way that you are willing to back a true kiwi small business, with strong ethics and a big plan is humbling and exciting at the same time.

We are excited to see what the next few days and weeks have instore, and while we haven't thanked everyone who had pledged individually yet, we will be doing so! 

For now, thank you, thank you, thank you, and we are excited to go on this journey together.

We will keep working hard to drive this campaign, and smash our $175,000 target, so please share our campaign as far and wide as you can!

We will be at Fieldays this week, located in 'The Pantry', so come and say hi if you're about.

Cheers,

Hannah and Rory

    Details

    Offer Details

    Current Valuation 3,500,000
    Raise Minimum 175,000
    Raise Maximum 350,000
    Share Price 1.00
    Maximum Shares Offered 350,000
    Explanation of valuation:

    This valuation is based on a 3.5 multiple of the Gold EBITDA in 2024. We believe this is a good reference year to base the valuation on because it is the year in which we anticipate our Kānuka honey exports will be at or close to 100% capacity.

    Financial Summary

    Prev Year Current Year Est. FY 2023 Est. FY 2024
    Revenue NZ $ NZ $160,189 NZ $633,446 NZ $994,495
    Operating Expenses NZ $ NZ $84,932 NZ $59,934 NZ $330,412
    EBITDA NZ $ NZ $5,851 NZ $301,594 NZ $581,075
    Net Profit NZ $0 NZ $0 NZ $0 NZ $0

    Company Details

    Company Name: O'Brien Agriculture Limited

    Company Number: 3705936

    Company Documents

    Documents no longer available to download, as this campaign has closed

    Director Details

    Name Role Profile URL Invested?
    Hannah O'Brien Director http://
    Rory O'Brien Director http://

    Questions 2

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    When and how can you sell your shares in the company ? Are you tied in for a certain minimum period of time ? Thanks

    Posted on 27-06-2021 by Richard

    Hi Richard! Thanks for your question. If you want to sell your shares, the directors of the company have the first rights to buy them back, after that they are offered to existing shareholders, and then to new investors. There is not particular time frame but they can be sold only if someone is willing to buy them from you.
    Cheers!
    Hannah

    Answered on 28-06-2021 by Hunt and Gather Bee Co.


    Sorry a bit of a novice with pledgeme. Does the business/company pay dividends in the future or just some companies? Thanks

    Posted on 06-07-2021 by Mikayla

    Hi Mikayla,

    Thanks so much for your question. Yes, our aim is to pay a dividend , however probably not for the first 2 years, as we intend to reinvest heavily in the growth of the company. If you have a wee look down the campaign page, you should find a link to our 'dividend policy' which explains in more detail. Cheers!

    Answered on 07-07-2021 by Hunt and Gather Bee Co.

    Pledgers 151

    Steven Gilliland
    2021-06-16 10:52:57 +1200
    Nicola Gill
    2021-06-16 10:32:28 +1200
    Soraya
    2021-06-16 09:56:08 +1200
    John
    2021-06-16 09:48:03 +1200
    Klee Drummond
    2021-06-15 17:25:37 +1200
    Kelly Atkinson
    2021-06-15 16:56:36 +1200
    Matt Fill-Wilson
    2021-06-15 11:20:14 +1200
    Fiona Campbell
    2021-06-15 00:19:20 +1200

    "Glad to get behind this great venture"

    Peiyi Chi
    2021-06-14 21:13:07 +1200

    "Love your story and your passion. All the best!"

    Melissa Crennan
    2021-06-14 21:11:29 +1200

    "Good Luck Hunt & Gather Bee Co! I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to invest in your magnificent company and wish you both much luck reaching your goals. "

    Patricia Towers
    2021-06-14 16:36:18 +1200

    "Good luck. Thrilled to join you on this venture."

    Dave Johnston
    2021-06-14 11:32:13 +1200
    Kendyl Haultain
    2021-06-14 09:48:41 +1200
    Amanda
    2021-06-13 22:56:00 +1200
    Lynnette Koppel
    2021-06-13 19:23:41 +1200

    "Best of luck! "

    Gary Young
    2021-06-13 16:20:48 +1200
    Robyn Masters
    2021-06-13 14:40:31 +1200

    "Happy to invest in this hard working couple."

    Dean Hart
    2021-06-13 13:59:15 +1200
    Jess Miller
    2021-06-13 10:30:04 +1200
    Justine Quinn
    2021-06-13 07:50:56 +1200

    "Well done team and kudos for your company values. Thrilled to be able to help keep this amazing business growing."

    Davey S
    2021-06-12 20:09:13 +1200
    Michael Morris
    2021-06-12 19:30:44 +1200

    "Wishing you all the best for the future and delighted to support your amazing efforts!"

    Katy Armstrong
    2021-06-12 12:33:20 +1200
    Jess
    2021-06-12 12:09:46 +1200
    Dell Bawden
    2021-06-12 10:21:15 +1200
    Roz Sanderson
    2021-06-12 08:26:22 +1200
    Justine
    2021-06-11 22:08:49 +1200
    Nichola Isaacs
    2021-06-11 21:03:21 +1200
    Deborah Winkelman-Hoskins
    2021-06-11 20:55:38 +1200
    Nicolas Koppel
    2021-06-11 20:33:22 +1200

    "We love you guys and are so excited to see where this journey takes you! - Nick & Mackenzie"

    T/A Hunt and Gather Bee Co.

    Kia ora,

     

    Thanks for taking the time to check out our PledgeMe share offer; whether you’ve been following our journey for a while, or you’re discovering us and our business for the first time. We’re excited to be opening this opportunity up to our customers and supporters. Initial registration of interest has been overwhelming, and we are very grateful and humbled.

    As you read through our offer, and learn about our company we want to build your confidence in us as founders, your confidence in our products and your confidence in our plans for growth.

    As founders, we are not fly-by-nighters. From the day that we spent our life savings on 16 beehives and a ute and started this family business in 2016, we have been completely invested both financially and emotionally in Hunt and Gather Bee Co. The growth and feedback that we have continued to get from our customers year upon year has inspired us to keep working just as hard as when we first began, despite the many challenges of being a start-up. The reason that we are using crowdfunding to raise this equity is so that as we can offer the opportunity to become shareholders to those who have supported us from the start, our crowd.

    We know that our products are outstanding. Not just because of the numerous awards that they’ve won or the pages and pages of glowing reviews that they’ve had over the years. We have this confidence because we know that we treat our bees, our environment and our people in the right way. We go above and beyond to make sure our bees are cared for with kindness and respect. The result is a product that stands out in the crowd. Our commitment to sustainability is stronger than ever, and our intention is to commit a percentage of our profits post-raise to continuing our community, conservation and regeneration projects each year. We’ve put over 3,000 trees in the ground already; we’re excited to see how much more we can achieve as our company grows.

    We are proud of how much we have grown Hunt and Gather Bee Co. so far. Revenue has increased almost 340% since 2018 and our production has increased almost 2000% since we began in 2016. We have been welcomed as suppliers of some of the best known gourmet food retailers in New Zealand, like Farro Fresh, Commonsense Organics, Moore Wilson’s and New World. We’ve featured on Country Calendar and in TV and print ad campaigns for Xero. Our customers are extremely loyal and we continue to be surprised by the opportunities that come from doing business in the right way.

    But we’re not done yet. Our crowning jewel, our Kanuka honey has been attracting significant attention from the international market in the past year. We have had interest from the UK, Japan, China, Germany, and Singapore. We have been working closely with NZ Trade and Enterprise and developing relationships and negotiations with two of our preferred potential partners overseas. We have built a solid plan for manageable, sustainable growth as we look to start sending our honey overseas. This plan is measured, realistic and will allow us to continue doing business in the right way, holding strong to our ethics. Most importantly, our plan for growth is capped. We plan to approach the export market in a unique way. By capping the amount of honey we will send to export each year we are planning to set our product aside as a high-end niche product which will position it at the top end of the market and create some hype and demand for it. It’s all about being realistic about the offering that we have, and positioning it in the right place in the market to get the best return. We have a clear vision of the direction we want this company to go in and that does not include open-ended infinite growth. Our original goals remain unchanged. We want Hunt and Gather Bee Co. to be able to employ us, and a small team of people and we want to sell all of our honey as a fully value added retail product ourselves while holding strong to our ethical and environmental values. We believe the plan that we have developed will help us achieve this.

    We will use the money that we raise in this campaign to achieve a few key things. We will complete our extraction and packing facility. This will allow us to ‘close the loop’ in our value chain and bring the entire production process in house. This gives us better biosecurity control, more traceability, better control over timeframes, significantly reduces costs and reduces our carbon mileage. It also provides potential for employment within our community and gives us an opportunity to support other beekeepers in our area by contracting our services to them during harvest time; a service that is not currently being offered in Raglan. We will invest money in making sure our product is ready for export. There are a number of steps in our plan to get through to get our honey to the port. We need to redevelop our packaging, get all the right certification in place, invest in marketing, research and building relationships and contracts with our chosen export partners. We want to do it once and do it right. Finally, we want to grow our team. Post-raise we want to put money aside so that we can provide stable job contracts for two new employees. We intend to hire a sales and marketing manager to take the day-to-day management of domestic sales off Hannah’s hands, and continue to grow the domestic revenue. This will also allow Hannah to focus her full attention on export and business development. We also want to offer reorientation into employment for someone as a beekeeping apprentice. We believe in providing an opportunity to someone who needs a change in career, a way back into employment or an opportunity to get their first job.

    That’s where you come in. We have significant time pressure to get these projects over the line. We’ve just come into our off season and all of our construction work needs to happen before the new season starts in September. Our preferred overseas partners are waiting patiently because they want our products. But they won’t wait forever. We don’t have the time to raise the funds we need through our cashflow alone. So we are opening this opportunity for you to invest in us, and we hope that in time, as we work towards realising our plans, we will be able to provide a return on your, and our, investments in Hunt and Gather Bee Co.

    We look forward to growing this family business and taking raw, ethical, sustainable New Zealand honey from our forest to the world!

    Nga mihi,

    Hannah and Rory O’Brien

     

    The Offer

     




     

    Our Sustainable Growth Plan

    Growth is important to us. But making that growth sustainable, and manageable while holding to our core values is even more important, it’s all part of our commitment to doing business right. So rather than an open-ended plan to conquer the export world, we have developed a plan that we believe we can pull off, without compromising our values.

     

    EXPORT | we have already put a cap on the total amount of Kānuka honey that we will make available for export. This will help us to position our product as an ‘added-value’ niche product in the market and justify the higher premium our international customers will pay for our product. We also believe this approach is more environmentally sustainable and brings a higher profit margin. We’re talking quality, not quantity here. At the two year mark, we hope to understand our target market more and we can make a decision to make a restricted amount of our other products available to the same markets.

    DOMESTIC | We plan to hire someone with specific expertise that we don’t have in sales and marketing to build even stronger relationships with our New Zealand retailers and bring more on board. They will also manage and continue to grow our online sales and our direct communication with our loyal customers. Our New Zealand customers know and love our products and the last thing we want to do is forget about them as we look towards the export market.

    NEW INCOME STREAMS | This is where adding to our team also comes into play. The addition of a full-time beekeeping apprentice will allow us to manage our own growing beehive numbers, but will also help us manage our new extraction and processing facility. We plan to offer our extraction services to a small number of other beekeepers, so that we can help them out with their workload, as there is a real lack of honey processing in our community. We also plan to take on an orchard pollination contract in the Spring

     

     


    Use of Funds


     


    The Team

    In 2016 we started Hunt and Gather Bee Co. with only $60,000 to our names. We have continued to grow our business and family ever since, now with three lively children to keep us on our toes.

     

    We are ambitious, determined and we believe in doing business right, with ethics, family and sustainability at the core of every decision we make.

    Rory is absolutely in charge of the bees and is completely responsible for producing our delicious honey. Hannah is more commonly known as “Hannah from accounts”, “Hannah from sales” “Hannah from distribution” and so on. We are supported by incredibly generous mentors across the country, and while we have a lot more to learn, we can also reflect on how far we’ve come in the past 5 years. In our spare time we share a love of fly fishing, hunting, gathering and adventuring.

    We want you to know that we aren't doing this alone. We have a support network of part-time and casual team members, advisors and mentors (you can read the full list of our wider team in our Information Memorandum). Post raise, we intend to offer two new positions in the company; in sales and marketing and for an assistant beekeeper.

    You should also read our Dividend Policy and our Constitution 

     

    A note from PledgeMe

    We have completed Veda checks on the companies, O'Brien Agriculture Limited, trading as Hunt and Gather Bee Co., and their Directors, as well as Google and Insolvency checks. There were no adverse findings.


    You need to pledge to see this update.

    3 days to go!

    05/07/2021 at 8:59 PM

    Well, only three days to go and our campaign is almost at it's maximum. We are very proud and humbled to see it reach this far! 

    We're also very happy to provide you with an update on what we've been doing behind the scenes.

    We attended the National Apiculture Conference the week before last which was perfect timing with our campaign in full swing. We've managed to price up pretty much all of the equipment we will need to complete our extraction plant, but the highlight was making the connection with an Apiculture Industry Consultant, Andrew. We've had a couple of meetings with Andrew now and we've decided to engage his services to help us manage our growth. We can already see the huge amount of value that Andrew is going to bring to Hunt and Gather Bee Co.

    We've also started advertising the first of our jobs; our National Sales and Marketing Manager. If you know someone who would be great for the job, let them know! 

    Have a great week!

    Hannah

    We made it!!

    19/06/2021 at 8:27 PM

    What a way to end an intense week at Fieldays! At lunchtime today we found out that our campaign had reached it's target and we are officially funded! What a feeling - and we couldn't have done it without all of you.

    We can now start to make some real plans and get things in motion. We have big goals and we're ready to get after them.

    Thanks to all of you who came to see us at Fieldays. It was a whirlwind of a week, but we were stoked to get a whole heap of our honey into Kiwi's pantrys and catch up with lots of new and old customers.

    We were also blown away to find ourselves on the front page of the Waikato Herald on Friday. Check it out!

    Finally, thank you. Thank you for supporting a small business with goals that extend beyond profits. Thank you for backing a company with ethics and sustainability at it's heart. Thank you for putting your trust in us as founders.

    Hold tight for our next update as our campaign continues.

    Nearly there!! Our target is getting closer.

    16/06/2021 at 8:26 PM

    Kia ora everyone!

    Wow what a huge first 5 days for our equity funding campaign! Almost 70 of you generous people have chosen to invest in our company, and have put your trust in us as founders. We are only $32,000 away from our target, which is very exciting!

    We want to say a huge thank-you to you all for your support. We are pumped up for the next exciting phase of our company's growth!

    Please share our campaign with your friends. Let's smash this!

    Come and find us at Fieldays, and leave us any questions you might have for us to answer.

    Hannah and Rory

    We're halfway to our target!

    12/06/2021 at 7:28 PM

    Kia ora!

    We are absolutely stoked that our campaign has reached half way to its target! 40 of you; our amazing crowd have chosen to invest in us and in our vision, which makes us pretty darn proud! The way that you are willing to back a true kiwi small business, with strong ethics and a big plan is humbling and exciting at the same time.

    We are excited to see what the next few days and weeks have instore, and while we haven't thanked everyone who had pledged individually yet, we will be doing so! 

    For now, thank you, thank you, thank you, and we are excited to go on this journey together.

    We will keep working hard to drive this campaign, and smash our $175,000 target, so please share our campaign as far and wide as you can!

    We will be at Fieldays this week, located in 'The Pantry', so come and say hi if you're about.

    Cheers,

    Hannah and Rory

      Offer Details

      Current Valuation 3,500,000
      Raise Minimum 175,000
      Raise Maximum 350,000
      Share Price 1.00
      Maximum Shares Offered 350,000
      Explanation of valuation:

      This valuation is based on a 3.5 multiple of the Gold EBITDA in 2024. We believe this is a good reference year to base the valuation on because it is the year in which we anticipate our Kānuka honey exports will be at or close to 100% capacity.

      Financial Summary

      Prev Year Current Year Est. FY 2023 Est. FY 2024
      Revenue NZ $ NZ $160,189 NZ $633,446 NZ $994,495
      Operating Expenses NZ $ NZ $84,932 NZ $59,934 NZ $330,412
      EBITDA NZ $ NZ $5,851 NZ $301,594 NZ $581,075
      Net Profit NZ $0 NZ $0 NZ $0 NZ $0

      Company Details

      Company Name: O'Brien Agriculture Limited

      Company Number: 3705936

      Company Documents

      Documents no longer available to download, as this campaign has closed

      Director Details

      Name Role Profile URL Invested?
      Hannah O'Brien Director http://
      Rory O'Brien Director http://

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      When and how can you sell your shares in the company ? Are you tied in for a certain minimum period of time ? Thanks

      Posted on 27-06-2021 by Richard

      Hi Richard! Thanks for your question. If you want to sell your shares, the directors of the company have the first rights to buy them back, after that they are offered to existing shareholders, and then to new investors. There is not particular time frame but they can be sold only if someone is willing to buy them from you.
      Cheers!
      Hannah

      Answered on 28-06-2021 by Hunt and Gather Bee Co.


      Sorry a bit of a novice with pledgeme. Does the business/company pay dividends in the future or just some companies? Thanks

      Posted on 06-07-2021 by Mikayla

      Hi Mikayla,

      Thanks so much for your question. Yes, our aim is to pay a dividend , however probably not for the first 2 years, as we intend to reinvest heavily in the growth of the company. If you have a wee look down the campaign page, you should find a link to our 'dividend policy' which explains in more detail. Cheers!

      Answered on 07-07-2021 by Hunt and Gather Bee Co.

      Steven Gilliland
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      "Best of luck! "

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      "Happy to invest in this hard working couple."

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      "Well done team and kudos for your company values. Thrilled to be able to help keep this amazing business growing."

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      "We love you guys and are so excited to see where this journey takes you! - Nick & Mackenzie"

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      Hunter

      NZ $500.00+

      500 non-voting 'investor' shares

      Gatherer

      NZ $1,000.00+

      1000 non-voting 'investor' shares. Perk: 1 jar from the first batch of our 'export' Kānuka honey.

      Forager

      NZ $5,000.00+

      5,000 non-voting 'investor shares. Perk: 1 jar from the first batch of our 'export' Kānuka honey off the production line every year for the next 5 years

      Provider

      NZ $10,000.00+

      10,000 ordinary voting shares. 2 jars from the first batch of our 'export' Kānuka honey off the production line every year for the next five years.

      Champion

      NZ $30,000.00+

      30,000 ordinary voting shares. Perks: 6 jars from the first batch of our 'export' Kānuka honey off the production line every year for the next 5 years.

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