Mainstem Malt on WeFunder | Deal Memo

Jun 5, 2021 2 min read
Invest in Mainstem Malt: High integrity malt supply chains for brewers, distillers, and fans. | Wefunder
High integrity malt supply chains for brewers, distillers, and fans.

Company Overview

Problem Addressed: The current commodity malt supply places little-to-no value on conservation & the vitality of rural communities. Furthermore, craft brewes seek differentiation: there are 8,275 US breweries with 2000 new breweries in planning.

The Product: Mainstem is a premium supplier of a primary ingredient for the booming craft beer and spirits market, plus other crafty niches.

Deal Terms

  • Security: Priced Round
  • Valuation Cap: $4,440,000
  • Min. Investment: $100

(Data as of June 2021.)

Mainstem Malt: WeFunder Campaign Highlights

1) We sell the #1 non-water ingredient in craft beer ($29B+ US market) and single malt whiskey.

2) $1.08MM+ lifetime malt sales w/ 63+ accounts nationally. ~$500k contracted 2021 sales and growing.

3) A new processing partnership cuts historical COGS by 50%+ and unlocks big growth opportunities.

4) We think bigger, beyond malt sales, to tech-enabled supply chain & marketing support for artisans.

5) The world's first B Corp maltster, committed long-term to deep sustainability in agriculture.

6) Engaged in the craft malt community since 2014; Phil's an active Craft Maltsters Guild board member.

7) The "mainstem" is the longest channel in a river network. It's also our metaphor for collaboration.

8) With your support, Mainstem will change the way the world dreams about malt.

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