Phin and Phebes is raising money on Circle Up

Home_Slide_4Raising money for your company is hard.  Raising money for a food company is even harder.  The capital needs are quite different.  I do have a soft spot in my heart for people who build food businesses.

I met with Phin and Phebes awhile back with the thought that I am meeting them to give some advice and there is no way I am getting involved.  I loved their story.  You know when you meet really good entrepreneurs because you can’t stop thinking about them.  I could not get them out of my head for days on end.  They are so smart and scrappy about their business.  I reached back out and made an investment.  Of course I love ice cream and I love their ice cream but it was also about their business acumen.

454f3f20d06849a09ae51be9d4b759c8They are raising another round back on Circle Up.  I love that they are doing that too.  They had success on CU the first time.  It is a smart way to raise money from a crowd that is interested in food investments and understands them.

If you have any interest.  Check out their info here  I am coming back into this round.  I am also super excited about one of their new flavors; green tea.

Comments (Archived):

  1. David Haber

    Love their story! If you think they’d be interested, we’ve been featuring amazing entrepreneurs around the city on our site: Would love to do a profile on Jess and Christa.

    1. Gotham Gal

      will send this to them.

    2. awaldstein

      Thanks for the heads up on your site. New to me and possibly of interest for an investment company of mine.

  2. awaldstein

    I need to look at them for a project for a seed round.Been hesitant and was planning on going it alone, one to the investors.

  3. pointsnfigures

    Hard to believe that super premium used to be Haagen Daaz and now its hyperlocal.

    1. awaldstein

      Trend everywhere actually.Artisanal is the highest end of any food market. And the only way to win is community based market and marketing.That is the upside to CU and I think what the 10% is paying for.