Asarasi Named Top 20 Finalist in Grow-NY $3M Business Competition and Other Exciting News!
Dear Asarasi Investors, Champions and Fans,
I am excited to finally be able to share with everyone that Asarasi has been selected from a field of several hundred companies who applied this year, to become a top 20 finalist in the Grow-NY $3M agriculture business competition! Asarasi will be competing against 19 other companies for a top investment prize of $1M. With a total of 7 investments available ranging from $250K up to the $1M top prize, Asarasi has a great chance of taking home a sizeable investment this coming November. In addition to the capital, this opportunity comes with a tremendous amount of support from the State of New York. Be on the lookout for the press release this afternoon from Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office officially announcing the great news! Here is a link to the Grow-NY website where the finalists are now listed at Grow-NY Finalists.
In further exciting news, Anheuser-Busch's Goose Island Beer Company informed me that the Tree Water Pilsner beer they produced and piloted in the Goose Island Taproom this last week sold out in less than a week from an estimated 500 servings from 2 barrels of this unique beer. Apparently, it was one of the fastest selling beers they have put on tap in recent years! Consumer feedback was great with rave reviews. See some customer reviews that were posted online here at Goose Island Tree Water Pilsner Reviews. Furthermore, this has led to yet another pilot with AB and we will be producing a secret formula of a non-alcoholic beverage to be launched on the West Coast later this year with an estimated 60-80K bottles being produced, so stay tuned for more on this front.
Lastly, we are now in the final home stretch of our raise here on Republic with 2 weeks remaining before the close of the raise. I am amazed and humbled at the continued growth of the round. A lot can happen between now and the end of September and I ask for your continued support in sharing our opportunity within your network of colleagues, family and friends. Remember that each of you has a community that surrounds you. If each of you here shares this with 10 people, that’s 20,000+ more people that not only are aware of our company but who are also potentially interested in continuing to finance our growth! That is an impressive number!
Also, please keep in mind that if every single existing investor here in Asarasi put in an additional $400 investment each, we would hit the $1M funding mark immediately, maximizing the fundraise here and selling out the investment completely and that illustrates the amazing power of all of us in the crowd! I look forward to everyone's help here and to providing additional updates as we sprint towards the fundraising finish line on September 30th.
Thank you again so much for all of your support and I sincerely am thankful for your passion and commitment to our company.
Onward and upward!