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Cadi

Combining autonomous retail and ecommerce to revolutionize golf

Cadi

Combining autonomous retail and ecommerce to revolutionize golf

NASHVILLE, TN
Advertising and Marketing
Data/Analytics
Cadi is on a mission to change the way people shop for golf products. We are a retail automation company, building technology that connects golfers with products they love, and the fast, custom experience they deserve.

$1,496,551

raised
1,662
Investors
$10.1M
Valuation
$0.43
Price per Share
$248.97
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$2.5M
Offering Max
0
Days Left

$1,496,551

raised
1,662
Investors
$10.1M
Valuation
$0.43
Price per Share
$248.97
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$2.5M
Offering Max
0
Days Left
This offering ended on July 30, 2021 and is no longer accepting investments.

Reasons to Invest

Our retail technology platform has proven market fit and will lead the transition to autonomous retail in the $126bn sporting goods market.
With over $1M+ in pilot testing sales, Cadi has signed letters of intents from 63 golf courses unlocking significant revenue and access to over 250,000 golfers.
Cadi’s autonomous patent-pending kiosk has led to strong partnerships with the biggest brands in golf and several large golf course management groups.




Overview


Leading the autonomous future of golf retail


Cadi is transforming the traditional golf industry with the first autonomous solution built for golfers. You can now demo clubs right on the course whenever you want. When you find the perfect club, it can be purchased instantly through our self-service kiosk and e-commerce platform. There are no salespeople and no hassles, just golfers with freedom to play the newest equipment. Our team and technology are paving the way for a new hybrid omnichannel that changes how golf products are sold and distributed for years to come.


Currently, Cadi's Application and eCommerce platform are in development phases. The physical Cadi Kiosk is currently available on the market.


Cadi makes it extremely simple to purchase when you are ready. Whether online or in-person, Cadi leverages golf courses to create micro fulfillment centers that fulfill on-demand orders and expedite shipping for online orders. It is instant gratification like the golf industry has never had before.


problem


Evolving retail changes the way people shop and leaves golfers behind


Today, the only two options to purchase products are visiting a traditional retail store or buying online. Now we are seeing the world change as the COVID-19 pandemic accelerates the shift to more online shopping than ever before. This shift significantly threatens sporting goods because many products, such as golf clubs, we believe are not best sold online.





Golfers need to feel and demo products they wish to buy online. Unfortunately, the majority of golf courses do not effectively sell golf products. The current retail experience only offers unrealistic indoor trials or infrequent demo days. It is no surprise that 90% of golfers prefer to demo products on a golf course or driving range before buying equipment. The result is two-thirds of customers are unhappy with their purchase within 14 days with no option for money back.

The solution


An innovative, retail automation platform that merges physical kiosks and online shopping




Cadi’s platform is the combination of an autonomous, patent-pending kiosk and an integrated online marketplace. We combine the best of online shopping with the benefits of traditional retail stores. Currently, Cadi's Application and eCommerce platform are in development phases. The physical Cadi Kiosk is available on the market.



Our technology leverages a golfer’s most desired location, golf courses, to create a network of kiosks. Our kiosks give golfers the freedom to demo, compare, and purchase products at their convenience. Cadi uses Big Data and Artificial Intelligence to curate product selection and create a personalized experience for each customer.



Cadi’s online marketplace gives golfers 24/7 access to our platform. A fully connected omnichannel means golfers can interact using any device from any location.


Our Traction


Growing customer base and partnerships in prime locations


To date, Cadi has sold products to over 6,000 customers. We have surpassed $1M in gross sales over the past 18 months and double sales from 2019 to 2020, year to date. Our hope is that our next funds will lead to faster expansion and higher growth in 2021.



We have 63 courses signed up to deploy our technology. This equates to significant potential recurring revenue and access to 250,000+ golfers annually. We secured strategic partnerships with leading golf course operators and equipment manufacturers. We are granted exclusive access to locations, customers, and inventory supply. Cadi is currently in conversations with more potential partners and venues we hope to announce soon.

The Market


Cadi’s innovative technology brings convenience from the screen to the green


We recognized that the golf industry is heavily concentrated with little innovation for the past 20 years. Top retailers are either traditional brick and mortar or exclusively e-commerce. No clear leader in the market is seamlessly integrating physical and virtual shopping. This is a large and fast-growing opportunity. Cadi has significant advantages with patent-pending technology and a first-to-market strategy.


Our target kiosk locations are high-traffic public courses in areas with low seasonality and a high density of courses. 80% of all golf courses in the U.S. are public golf facilities, the industry’s “forgotten retail channel” where we aim to expand. We are also pursuing opportunities at entertainment venues, driving ranges, and new-age shopping malls. With the popularity of venues such as TopGolf, golf is seeing record rounds of play and increasing participation at all levels.




The Business model


Dual revenue stream including product sales and subscription model


We offer two primary revenue sources: membership subscriptions and product sales. Cadi will offer a subscription plan, popularized by Amazon Prime, that unlocks benefits and service only available to Cadi members. Our benefits and long-term value to golfers come from leveraging our kiosk locations and unique relationships with courses and suppliers.


The Online marketplace and the monthly membership fee is in development and has not launched. The Cost of Kiosk is an estimate and may change in the future. 

The Vision


Cadi is focused on becoming the market leader in golf and recreational sports


We believe Cadi is positioned to be a global leader in sporting goods and capitalize on the accelerated shift to automation in retail. Our goal is that by 2025, Cadi will have over 1,000 installed locations with full connectivity to our online marketplace.Our hope is that Cadi’s membership will thrive with a strong community of over 1 million members. We believe that once Cadi has been installed on a golf course it will be difficult for any competition to replace our platform.


Implementing Cadi technology to other industries


In the future, Cadi will expand our product offering to other comparable sporting goods industries such as tennis, baseball, hockey, skiing, and biking. Cadi’s technology platform is gearing up to serve and thrive in the $126 billion recreational sports industry.

Why Invest


Invest in the future of golf and autonomous retail

We invite you to join us on our mission to revolutionize the golf retail landscape as we know it today. The Cadi team is prepared to take this business to the next stage, expanding our technology and positively impacting recreational sports.


We hope you will ride along with us as we introduce our platform to the world and reshape the way golf products are purchased and sold forever.

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Offering Summary


Company

:

Cadi, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

2032 Convent Place, NASHVILLE, TN 37212

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.65

Offering Maximum

:

$2,499,999.79

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$248.97











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Class B Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

23,255

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

5,813,953

Price per Share

:

$0.43

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$10,051,685.59











*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Early Bird

Friends and Family - First 72 hours | 15% bonus shares

Super Early Bird - Next 72 hours | 10% bonus

Early Bird Bonus - Next 7 days | 5% bonus shares

Volume

Tier 1 perk - ($500 + perk 1) 

Tier 2 perk - ($1000 + perk 2)

Tier 3 perk - ($5,000+ perk 3)

Tier 4 perk - ($10,000+ 5% bonus shares + perk 3)

Tier 5 perk - ($25,000+ 10% bonus shares + perk 3)

Tier 6 perk - ($50,000+ 15% bonus shares + perk 3)

Perk 1- Join the team: 202 Cadi Hat, Subscription to Cadi monthly newsletter, and access to the quarterly updates.

Perk 2- Founders Club: 20% off first order plus all Perk 1 benefits.

Perk 3- Owners Club: Free 2021 Driver from TaylorMade, Callaway, Ping, or Titleist. plus all Perk 1 benefits.

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

Cadi, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Class B Common Stock at $0.43 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Class B Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $43. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$328,997.00 USD
$244,094.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$128,914.00 USD
$71,675.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$145,520.00 USD
$84,500.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$312,954.00 USD
$316,254.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$726,891.00 USD
$349,595.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$472,060.00 USD
$229,879.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
$6,244.00 USD
-$31,647.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

One last reminder- Last chance to invest. Campaign ends tonight at midnight. DON'T MISS OUT.

3 months ago

I wanted to give one last reminder that Cadi's campaign is ending tonight at midnight. We recently passed $1.5m. Join the wave before Cadi closes. 

Moving forward, I plan to keep the updates coming on a monthly basis. We really value our investment community. In the short term, I hope to involve the Cadi community to help determine important product features, early A-B product testing, and our first product testers. 

Someday I would love to have an event and have the opportunity to meet you in person. 


Thanks again, 

Tyler Gottstein

CEO & Co-founder

Cadi campaign ends at 11:59pm TONIGHT! Thank you from CADI CEO.

3 months ago


We have reached the finish line. Cadi Campaign ends in less than 10 hours. I want to say...... Thank you!!!! 

We are close to $1.5m. That is more than we could have ever imagined. It has been a great journey, but we are just getting started.  

All the money raised is being used to GET THE BUSINESS TO THE NEXT LEVEL. It is going to scale and growth. It is not going into people's pockets. We strive every day to ensure that capital is never wasted and can be stretched until we get that exit we are all looking for. 

If you have not invested or thinking about reinvesting. NOW IS THE TIME. Thanks again for all the support. 


Tyler Gottstein

CEO & Co-founder 

Why in invest in Cadi? Cadi's campaign ends tomorrow, Thursday July 29th.

3 months ago

Cadi has an experienced and knowledgeable team that is unique to our chosen industry. Cadi is combining multiple disciplines creating a massive competitive advantage and a moat around our technology. 

The retail world is evolving to automation, and Cadi is at the forefront of technology. As a result, there is a massive opportunity, and we will capitalize. 

Cadi Campaign is ended in ONE day. We would love to have you join the journey. It will be a fun ride. Invest today. 


Tyler Gottstein

CEO & Co-Founder


Announcement: Cadi hires new Head of Design, partners with warehouse software firm.

3 months ago

Cadi hires a new Head of Design, partners with a warehouse software firm.  

Cadi is making business progress. First, Cadi has hired a head of design for our platform application. She will be leading the platform's user experience, both the Cadi kiosk and the mobile marketplace. Secondly, Cadi has partnered with a well-known warehouse management provider to develop the inventory tracking system and implement a personalized warehouse management system. It is implementing a first-of-its-kind live inventory system in the golf industry. This is a huge step forward for address the golf industry's logistical challenges. These same systems with work with other industries struggling with the same challenges. 

You will want to be a part of Cadi's journey. We are creating solutions that are one of a kind and developed with industry expertise. There are only two days left to invest in Cadi. Thank you! 

Go Cadi,

Tyler Gottstein

CEO & Co-founder

Cadi surpasses $1,400,000 raised! Join Cadi's founding team tomorrow for the final webinar. Link below.

3 months ago


Cadi has surpassed 1,400,000 dollars in our campaign. There are only 2 days left to invest in Cadi, the future of golf retail. Do not miss out on the 

To celebrate, join us for the final webinar of our campaign. Cadi Webinar will take place TOMORROW: On TUESDAY, July 27th at 10 am PST. Matt and I will dive deeper into Cadi, our journey, and the next steps for Cadi.

To attend, please register here: Cadi's Final Webinar with Matt and Tyler.


THANK YOU FOR ALL THE SUPPORT,

Tyler Gottstein 

CEO & Co-founder


Only 5 days left to invest in Cadi! Don't miss out.

3 months ago

Hey Everyone, 


Only 5 days left to invest in Cadi. Don't miss out. We appreciate all the support and positive vibes. Have a great weekend. 


Tyler G. 

CEO & Co-founder 

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Cadi has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Cadi be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

ONLY 7 DAYS LEFT TO INVEST! Special last week only perk: Every investor gets a CADI HAT

3 months ago


ONLY 7 DAYS LEFT TO INVEST! Special last week only perk: Every investor gets Merch. 

We are in the last week of our campaign. Every investment from 7/15-7/29 gets a hat regardless of size. Hats are seen below. Join the journey; you will be a part of the testing phase and the relaunch beta testing. It will be legendary. 

Thanks again for all the support. 

Tyler Gottstein

CEO & Co-Founder



Cadi Featured in Yahoo Finance! Game-changing Autonomous retail technology.

3 months ago


Cadi's recent article was published in several publications, including Yahoo Finance. In this article, we discuss the value of crowdfunding and why investors are so valuable. In addition, we touch on some key points on why we believe Cadi was such a successful offering if you are interested in reading the article. 

Click on this link: Cadi has raised $1.3m to build golf's first autonomous retail platform.

Join the movement, invest today.  The Cadi campaign ends in only 8 days. 


Tyler Gottstein

CEO & Co-founder


Cadi's Founding story! Golf needs Cadi.

3 months ago

Why The Current Golf Retail Model is Broken

 

From how you play the game to your level of experience and expertise, to the clubs themselves—change is the only thing constant in golf. 

We guarantee you’re not the same golfer now compared to the first time you teed off. Your relationship to the game evolves as your physical ability and mental understanding of how the club hits the ball grows as your skill increases.

Likely, the clubs in your bag have also changed, as brands frequently update clubs with new technology and manufacturing techniques that influence design and gameplay. 

So if you’re going to play this game for many years like our CEO and Co-Founder Tyler Gottstein, understand that your game is always evolving and that sooner or later, you’re going to need new gear.

But even though the industry has changed, the way we buy clubs has stayed relatively the same. Tyler recalls his last experience trying to buy a new driver, “I’m an everyday golfer and extremely passionate about the game. I needed to buy new clubs, so I went the normal route of going into a golf shop. I had no idea which clubs were best for me. I had no idea what brand I wanted. The salesman provided little information that helped me select a club. He suggested a couple of clubs, and I tried them into a net. I made a decision based on my favorite brand and not on the club’s performance. It was a week later when I tried that club for the first time from the tee. It was clear right away that club was not the right fit for me. It was not good at all. The club wound up sitting in my garage, a complete waste of money.”

He continues, “I realized that the right equipment is just as important as how we play. But, unfortunately, the current purchase experience is completely outdated, broken, and not designed to be user friendly.” By breaking down how the current golf retail model is broken, we hope to show you that it’s time for disruptive change in the industry and how we at Cadi are positioning ourselves to be that change.

Problem #1: Public golf courses do not sell clubs anymore.  

Problem #2: The Online Shopping Selection is flooded with variety, filled with two million fake clubs, and requires long shipping periods.

Problem #3: You Can’t Try Clubs on The Course With In-Store or Online Purchases

Cadi’s Autonomous Retail Technology is The Change The Golf Retail Model Needs

At Cadi, we’re using technology to upgrade the golf shopping experience. 

Rather than having to drive to a store or scroll through clubs online, Cadi’s Autonomous Kiosks allow you to demo and purchase clubs at your local driving range and course. 

For only $10, you can demo the latest and greatest golf clubs from reputable brands, play an entire round, and commit when you’re confident your new club is taking your game to the next level. 

Because here’s the thing: 

The golf shopping experience needs to be personalized. 

In Tyler’s words, “Retail technology that changes the world will make the consumer feel good when they locate and purchase exactly what they’re looking for without the hassle of returns and salespeople.” 

The Cadi retail model puts the product you want to try out in your hands while you’re playing your round. It also gives you a chance to try several products before deciding what to buy without dealing with shipping and returns. Cadi’s AI technology and app also keep track of your preferences. Our technology gets to know you and the brands you love; that way, we’re offering you only the best gear for your game. 

“The new driver sitting in my garage, never to be used, is a story many golfers have experienced themselves,” says Tyler Gottstein. “Nobody likes purchasing to feel like it was a waste of money and time, and that’s exactly what Cadi is changing. By making Cadi a household name in golf, we hope to end the era of a broken retail model and usher in a new era of a personalized golf shopping experience that leans on technology to a try-before-you-buy model.”  


Only 10 days left to invest!

3 months ago

Hey Everyone, 

We are in the last 10 days of our campaign. Thank you for all the support! It has been a magnificent campaign. If you haven't invested, we would love to have you about the journey. This community will be worth it. I hope everyone has a great week. 


Fairways and Greens, 

Tyler Gottstein 

CEO & Co-founder

Cadi's Final Webinar July 27th. Get to know Tyler and Matt.

3 months ago

Tyler and Matt will be hosting their final webinar. We wanted you guys to get to know us better. So we will start the conversation by interviewing each other on what motivates us and why we love the Entrepreneur challenge. We will end the webinar by taking your questions and talking about what is next for Cadi.  It is always entertaining to answer your questions and discuss our vision for Cadi. 

Cadi Webinar will take place: On July 27th at 10 am PST. To attend, please register here: Cadi's Final Webinar with Matt and Tyler.

Thanks again. Go Cadi!


Tyler Gottstein

CEO & Co-Founder

What will be Cadi's Return on Investment? WHY YOU SHOULD INVEST TODAY!

3 months ago

Most founders do not want to address the return on investment question. It is the big question that everyone wants to know. I am here to address. 

At Cadi, the founders (Matt and Tyler) and early employees are mostly compensated by equity. As founders and investors, we are in this together. We work hard every day to get a return for everyone involved. The weight of getting a return for Cadi's supporters is important to us and not overlooked. 

We have a clear direction when it comes to the future of Cadi.  We are using all of the current capital to get the product to market, increase valuation to raise capital to scale (ideally from strategic partners). After that, we hope to merge/exit with a strategic partner or go public. It is a clear road map. In terms of the chance with Cadi, we have all the components of a company that can return a massive ROI. 

What characteristics does Cadi have the can fetch a massive ROI

  1. Cadi is a ZERO to ONE concept. Cadi is an early adaptor in this space. There is no direct competition, only from legacy retail incumbents.
  2. A Smart founding team working on equity. The Founders of Cadi are the type of founders you want to invest in. 
  3. A hot market segment. Golf and retail segments are on fire. There is a clear need, and innovation is imminent. 
  4. The early-stage before takes off. The timing is perfect as most of the exploratory phases have been figured out. 

It is impossible with certain to give an expected ROI. However, we are not far away and pushing hard every day to make it happen. 


There are only 14 days left to invest. Do not miss out on the opportunity to be a part of the Cadi Journey. 


Thank you to everyone that that has supported Cadi, 


Tyler Gottstein

CEO & Co-Founder

Answers to all your Cadi questions. Here are the most frequently asked questions from investors.

3 months ago

Cadi’s Most Frequently Asked Questions from Investors

 

Cadi has received many questions about our StartEngine raise and our efforts to become the leader of sporting goods retail. Named The World’s First Autonomous Golf Retailer by Yahoo! Finance, and most recently mentioned in Forbes, Cadi’s is already propelling towards our goal of raising the maximum to continue our mission. 

Here we aim to answer several frequently asked questions to provide clarity regarding customer and investor inquiries to provide deeper insight into Cadi’s capital raise. 

Cadi Questions

Why would a golf course want to have a Cadi Kiosk onsite?

Golf courses are always seeking opportunities to make additional revenue and offer a better experience for golfers. Dating back to the early 2000s, public golf courses have gotten out of selling golf equipment because they could not compete with the emergence of big-box retailers followed by the internet.

It’s a pain to hold inventory and train new people to sell with limited resources. They are overwhelmed by their main business of selling rounds and golf balls. They don’t hold all club selections, and golf companies are unwilling to offer price discounts based on the number of products they sell. 

What Cadi does is utilize the power of multiple golf courses to get better pricing. The service we offer is an add-on to the golf course. We can bring more golfers to the facility and use our technology to promote other experiences on the golf course, like teachings or fittings. We bring expertise in logistics and can offer all of the selection needed to sell. It’s a perfect partnership between what the golf course offers and what Cadi can sell.

 

What clubs/products do you offer, and what is the selection?

Cadi is a marketplace that offers an almost unlimited selection and spec of golf clubs. A user can access our marketplace 24/7 from their mobile phone or computer. 

Anything that is not currently in the kiosk can be delivered to the kiosk or sent to the user's address. Our kiosk is built modularly and can be expanded to as many clubs as we need. Our initial kiosk focuses primarily on drivers and putters.  

 

How does the kiosk work?

The way the kiosk works is the user has two options. They can shop our mobile marketplace and with our kiosk. Users who do not shop on the mobile app visit one of our golf courses with a kiosk, walk up to it and engage the touch screen. Their users will see a catalog of available items. They can search for club types they want to try, and the kiosk will simultaneously use artificial intelligence to give different options to try based on their game and specs. The user chooses the time duration – It will start at six hours and goes to two days. During that time, you can try and exchange the club for no cost. Of course, you could try every single club in the kiosk if you wanted.

 

How do you prevent theft?

The technology behind Cadi is patent pending. The IP is based on the way our products are tracked. The technology of Cadi is actually sensors on the club. When users search the catalog and find a club they want to demo, you either sign in or create an account and swipe your credit card. The kiosk then gives you the club or clubs you choose, and you are free to take them for as long as you like. If you love the club, you can keep it, and you’ll be charged for not returning it. If you want to return it, you bring it back to the kiosk, but the club next to the screen and scan the tag. The welcome screen will prompt you to put the club back into the locker, recognize the club has been returned, and track the demo fee through your account. 

 

Is your autonomous technology going to take away jobs?

No. The golf courses are already limited in resources, and people working the golf courses do not sell much product. We are actually creating jobs because a number of people are needed to manage each kiosk territory. We think we are increasing traffic onto the golf course, which will add more lessons, fittings, and potentially could increase the hirings needed on a golf course. Cadi will add jobs, not take away any jobs. 

 

Where are you installing kiosks, and what is your growth plan?

Cadi launched the first version one kiosks for market testing in 2019 in Orlando, Florida, at one of our partner courses, then in the summer moved to Southern California. We plan to relaunch in 2021 based on the markets we think have the highest potential, then plan on installing enough kiosks to compete in that chosen market. Another way Cadi will scale is by working with course management companies, which manage up to 600 different courses at a given time. Cadi has partnered with several golf management companies and has 63+ letters of intent. Cadi plans to explore entertainment markets like Topgolf as well.

 

What brands do you offer?

Cadi works with the latest and greatest products from the top brands such as TaylorMade, Titleist, Cobra, Callaway, Scotty Cameron, Odyssey, and more. 

 

Are there left-handed options in the kiosks? Do you offer Extra Stiff Shafts? Do you offer women’s clubs?

First, our Co-Founder Matt Ahrens is left-handed, so we always look after the lefties. One of our missions is to make the game of golf more inclusive, and because of our autonomous retail, we can include every golf segment and offer selection for them. On our marketplace and in our kiosks, we always make sure to offer the extra stiff shafts and other limited specs as well as women’s clubs;

 

When golfers try your clubs, do they buy from the kiosk? 

The goal of the kiosk and Cadi, in general, is to become the largest retailer of golf and sporting goods. We want people to buy products from our kiosk and online marketplace. During testing, 33% of users purchased the club they tried on the course. The power of being able to try on the golf course allows you to see actual results of every swing, so there’s a large percentage of instant gratification purchases!

 

You have two options when you use the kiosk. You can either purchase the club that you tried at a discounted price through our dynamic pricing system, or you can purchase a brand new one at full price.

 

What makes you different from other retailers? Are you offering more competitive prices than other retailers?

Cadi is one of the only brands that really allows you to try before you buy on the golf course. We offer a large selection with all specs. We use technology to make sure you’re getting the right club based on your skill level and specs. We offer expedited shipping to your address and offer the added convenience of location on your local course. Our demoed clubs are offered at competitive prices, resulting in a better customer experience all around. 

 

Campaign Questions

What is equity crowdfunding? What is regulation CF?

Equity crowdfunding allows startups and private companies to raise capital from the crowd through the sale of securities like equity, debt, revenue share, and more.

Anyone, regardless of wealth, can invest in private businesses, not just the ones trading on stock exchanges, and they can do so online.

Regulation crowdfunding allows companies to raise up to $5m each year, every year.

 

What is my expected Return on Investment?

Our goal is to pay dividends in the future; however, they will be based on the company’s future profits and success. In the immediate future, all company profits will be used to fuel the company’s growth objectives. 

 

What’s the investment, and how am I involved in the process?

An early-growth company or startup raises capital on platforms like StartEngine. You invest in the business because you see a future where that business is profitable and successful. 

Investing in startups means you’re getting in early before the company IPOs. Then, if the business does well and grows, you can make money on your investment in the future.

When you invest in companies on StartEngine, you become a partial owner of the business.

 

We appreciate all feedback from investors and customers alike and encourage you to ask any questions you may have! In addition, we invite you to visit our website, our StartEngine page, or our Instagram, Facebook, or LinkedIn accounts to stay up to date on all Cadi progress.

Here is why Ryan invested $25k in Cadi. - Only 18 days left to invest.

3 months ago


We recently touched base with another Cadi investor, Ryan Read, who has been with us from the beginning. After hearing about our automated technology and mission to provide golfers with an unbeatable experience, he chose to make his first investment with us for $25,000. Here’s Ryan’s story: 

Q: Are you a first-time investor?

A: I am. I am extremely picky where I put my money, and this is my first real investor venture. I honestly really believe in Tyler because he’s a gifted entrepreneur. I have known Tyler for a while, and when he started Cadi, I jumped on the opportunity,  and I’m really excited! 

Q: Since this is your first time investing, how do you value a company when deciding to invest?

A: I looked for the right leadership. Companies with great ideas don’t have the right owner or the right management for success. I believe Tyler knows what he’s doing. I believe in the direction he’s taking with this company and his vision. He’s not going to stop until Cadi reaches the top.

 

Q: What do you see in Tyler and the team as a whole that makes you feel they will make the business succeed? 

A: His work ethic. I am a big person with a work ethic. These guys live and breathe Cadi. I’m a business owner myself, and I live and breathe my company. If you have a smart person with no work ethic, it’s not going to take off.  I pride myself on being involved in Cadi as much as possible by staying updated on what they’re doing. It’s work all day finding investors, or they’re contacting people to discuss Cadi. It’s a process, but they’ve never stopped. That, to me, is huge. Over the last couple of years, I’ve never seen them stop or take a day off, and that is really encouraging to me.


Read more at www.cadikiosk.com


Remeber only 18 days left to join Cadi! Have a great weekend. Go Cadi! 

 

20 days left to Invest- Cadi CEO Tyler Gottstein featured on the Golf Exposed podcast hosted by Brown Golf.

3 months ago

Hey Everyone, Tyler Here. 

Recently, I was featured on the golf exposed podcast. I was able to discuss Cadi's innovative vision of redefining the purchase experience in golf. We also got into my motivations as an entrepreneur and my love for the journey when creating technology. This podcast will give a brief look into Cadi and why we are a great investment. 

Search Golf Exposed podcast on Spotify or Apple podcast. It is also available here:  Cadi Featured on Golf Exposed Podcast.

Cadi's Campaign ends in 20 days. So invest now before it is too late. We would love to have you along for the journey. Thank you for all the support in Cadi. 

Go Cadi, 

Tyler Gottstein

CEO & Co-founder

Cadi coming to course near you! Only 21 days left to invest!

3 months ago


Why should you invest in Cadi? 

Cadi is a retail trailblazer. Retail is evolving, and Cadi has the technology to redefine the purchase experience. If you believe the internet will continue to grow, Cadi's technology will be necessary for maximizing the purchase experience.  The best part is, there is no true competition in the marketplace. Cadi competition comes from traditional retailers; Cadi is a true 0 to 1 business opportunity. 

If you haven't invested, now is the time. There are only 21 days left, and we will not extend the campaign. Thank you for all the support. Go CADI!


Tyler G. 

CEO & Co-founder

Milestone: Cadi surpasses $1.3 Million dollars. Only a few more weeks left to Invest.

3 months ago

Happy Fourth of July from Cadi. 

We have recently passed the $1,300,000 milestone. We are extremely proud of the reception of Cadi. Thank you to everyone that invested in Cadi. We are dedicated to making Cadi a huge success. 

We are ending our campaign in just over three weeks. We want everyone along for the journey. Invest today. 

Go Cadi! 


Tyler Gottstein 

CEO & Co-founder

TESTIMONAL: Cadi is customer obsessed, driven by the feedback from customers like this. This is why you invest in Cadi.

4 months ago

Cadi has not lost track of why we are building technology. It will be and always be 100% for the customer. It is easy to get overwhelmed by the company-building stage of our business.  Before making decisions, I always ask myself. Does this advance the customer experience? Is this something that the customers want?

Clips like this one inspire us. We have never taken shortcuts. As you see in this clip, we spent months in front of customers, understanding what they want and need. 

If you are asking the question, Why should I invest in Cadi? This is the reason we take no shortcuts; We have conviction based on data gathered and layered learnings gained no other way than by time invested.  

Invest today, Only 28 days left. 


Tyler Gottstein

CEO & Co-founder

Final Countdown: Ending in 30 days. Dont miss out on your chance to invest in CADI.

4 months ago

Thank you to everyone that has invested and followed the Cadi journey. It is time for us to get to work. The Cadi crowdfunding campaign will end in 30 days. If you are considering investing in Cadi, now is the time. We truly appreciate every one of you. 

Let's finish strong, 


Tyler Gottstein

CEO & Co-founder 

Cadi featured in Forbes, Yahoo Finance, and Entrepreneur Magazine.

4 months ago

Cadi is the talk of the town. Before launching this campaign, we intentionally kept Cadi away from the spotlight. However, with Cadi's technology advancements and the massive change in retail due to Covid-19, we believed it was the perfect time to introduce Cadi to the world. It has proven correct. Cadi's mission has been validified, and the trajectory of our business can only go up.   We believe Cadi can change the game of golf forever by building our brand and community with Cadi Kiosk.

Most importantly, I am honored to have the support from investors that see the potential of Cadi. At Cadi, we are grateful for all 1400+ investors and excited to make Cadi a massive success. We are already on the way. We would love to have you a part of our journey for anyone who has not yet invested. Now is the time to invest!

Again, I have a small request. Please share our campaign with all your investment-savvy friends and passionate golfers. Our campaign lives here: www.startengine.com/Cadi.

Have a great week, and GO CADI. 

Tyler Gottstein

CEO & Co-founder

Investor Testimonial: Mike Invest into Cadi! Here is why you need to also take the plunge

4 months ago

I thought it would be great to showcase one of our $25k investors. We asked Mike M. a series of questions on what enticed him to invest in Cadi and why he believes Cadi is a great investment. Mike is a retired M&A executive that chose Cadi as one of his few start-up investments.  

Q: What do you see in the Cadi team that makes you feel they will make the business succeed?

A: Tyler is the type of person that I have confidence in to make Cadi successful. I’ve been invested for two years, and despite a few setbacks, he has really delivered by finding alternate paths to success. That is always key in startups. Tyler sees the end zone and will get us there. I am very pleased with what the team has accomplished, and with this round of fundraising, I look forward to seeing them scale the Cadi kiosk presence. 

Q: Do you feel personally connected to the Cadi brand? If so, why?

A: Oh, Yes, absolutely. There’s really no other way where I could say, “Hey, you know, I’ve seen that new driver on TV. I want to try it,” There’s no other way. Absolutely none.

Q: Are you a golfer? If so, why do you think Cadi will transform the industry? 

A: When I rented one club I liked it so much, I bought the whole set, and that was three clubs. So I’ve been using those for two years now, and I’m delighted with them. I probably would not have tried it, but I really only tried one brand, and I happened to like it the first time. I haven’t been in the market for golf clubs since I bought those. 


As always, we appreciate the support. Feel free to contact us with any questions. Thank you.

Tyler Gottstein


Legal: This testimonial may not be representative of the experience of other customers and is no guarantee of future performance or success.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Cadi has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Cadi be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

THE FINAL 30 DAYS: Webinar #3. Meet with Cadi CEO as he discusses the final 30 days of Cadi's campaign.

4 months ago

Hi new investors and followers, 

It is the final 30 days of the Cadi campaign. We love the opportunity to talk about the current status of Cadi and where we're going in the next 6 months. So we have decided to host our third webinar on Thursday, July 1st. It will be a 30 minutes Q&A  in an open format.  Feel free to ask our CEO about anything Cadi, entrepreneurship, or retail technology.  We are excited to keep the positive momentum moving forward. 


To attend the webinar, you must register at the link below. We would love to have all of you there. Thanks again for the support and interest in Cadi. 

Webinar #3: THE FINAL 30 DAYS. Register here.


We will see you then, 

Tyler Gottstein

CEO & Co-founder




Three Reasons to Invest in Cadi today! From Cadi CEO, Tyler Gottstein.

4 months ago


Hi everyone, 

Cadi is forging our own path.  The famous VC investor, Peter Thiel, has a well-known quote that reads, "Competition is for losers." He is looking to invest in companies striving for unique business models that do not have many competitors. At Cadi, our technology stack is unique and only faces competition from traditional retail channels. Cadi will have a large competitive advantage with our retail marketplace and distribution model if the digital transformation trends continue. 

Golf and Retail Domain Experts. 

Cadi has a management team that understands the industry, unlike anyone else. In addition, Cadi has deep relationships with all constituents in the golf industry, such as the Golf Courses, Golf Manufacturers, and Golfers. As a result, we know what the golf industry needs and how to implement the right technology to disrupt the current status quo. 

TRACTION. 

Cadi has an investor community of 1400 people. We have raised over 1.2 million dollars. We have done over $1 million in sales. Cadi has a plan in place to quickly grow our market valuation by 5x in the next 12 months. Now is the perfect time to invest in Cadi. If you consider investing in a golf company, we would love to share our journey as we make waves in the retail world. 


Invest today, 

Tyler Gottstein

CEO and Co-founder 

Golf is Booming, and the game is changing for the better. Cadi is taking advantage

4 months ago

It is an excellent time for golf. The interest in golf is at an all-time high. In fact, 64 million non-golfers watched golf in 2020. The best part of this golf boom is the large inflow of new golfers. This is the new generation of golfers that will drive the sport forward. The data shares that one-third of the total golfer population is now millennials. The golf industry has done a great job adapting new media technologies that connect well with the younger demographic. This change will significantly impact the way golf products are bought and sold in the future. Cadi will take advantage.

The way the game is viewed and digested has changed drastically over the years. The access to the game is at an all-time high, with live golf every weekend on major networks. In addition, social media has proven to be a driver for the growth of golf. No pun intended. Social media is an excellent place for sharing the game, a battleground for rivals like Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau, and learning about golf. The continuous coverage has introduced the game of golf to the masses.  

All these factors point to the adoption of Cadi’s technology to buy and sell golf products. The younger generation is deeply involved with the digital world, and Cadi will be here to move the game forward. At Cadi, we love the data and keeping connected to the trends. Have a great weekend.


Invest in Golf, invest in Cadi,

Tyler Gottstein

CEO & Co-founder

Cadi Surpasses 1400 investors. Cadi's Community is strong. We want you involved!

4 months ago

As an experienced founder and student of business, I understand the importance of listening to your customers and building products that your customers will love. Often founders focus on the technology and build products that do not have demand from customers. That is a mistake that we avoid, like the plague. We strive to be customer-focused and create products that make the golf industry better. This fear led us to crowdfunding. One of the main reasons we chose to do a crowdfunding funding campaign was our ability to build a community of golfers and forward thinkers to help ensure that we are building technology for the golfer. We foresaw that our community of investors would have a vested interest in Cadi and give the golfer, our customer, a voice that every business needs. Recently, Cadi surpassed 1400 investors. We appreciate every one of our investors. Every investor is important. This relationship is more than capital; we want you to be part of our journey. We cannot wait to redefine the way retail together.

What is next? I want to hear from you. 

I am putting together a survey. In an email to follow, I will disclose some information on our vision and discuss the features we are considering for our new marketplace. My goal is to understand better what “hook,” aka feature, is most desired by golfers. Everyone interested in participating, please be on the lookout for an email in the next 2-3 weeks.

Thank you again to everyone that invested in Cadi. If you are still undecided, now is a good time. We would love to have you a part of our community. We have made it a commitment to keep all our community informed and engaged.


Thanks again,

Tyler Gottstein

CEO & Co-founder


Milestone: $1.2 Million dollars raised. Cadi is in unprecedented waters within the Golf industry

4 months ago

Cadi has passed the $1.2m milestones. Welcome, all Cadi's new investors and followers. We do not take your commitment to Cadi lightly and do not make decisions within our investor's best interest in mind. As the founders, we take minimal pay, spending most of our funding to growing the business and our assets. Just like you, our rewards come with building a successful business. 

Speaking for myself, Financial wealth is lower on my list of motivators. I am motivated by my desire to learn every day and my inner ultra-competitive spirit. Start-up life is the ultimate sport. I love waking up every day and tackling the challenges in Cadi. I believe with all my heart; It's not the destination, its journey. The daily treasure acquired by embracing this mantra unlocks thinking that is only available through time and growth. This is way more valuable than 

We are just getting started. Thank you to everyone that believes in Cadi. This is the final stretch of our campaign. Please continue to share Cadi's vision and how we can change the game in golf and retail. Have a great summer. 


Tyler Gottstein

CEO & Co-founder

PGA Pro's and GMs Love Cadi. Cadi's automation will not take Jobs away, It will add many more new jobs in Golf.

4 months ago


Cadi is loved by Golf Courses, most pros, most important, golfers. There is a common misconception that Cadi will take Golf professional jobs. We get many comments from people suggesting that automation and technology remove jobs. There are several facts that I want to relay to our investors and our followers. 

Our target course is Public golf courses, driving ranges, and entertainment/emerging golf venues. If you understand the environment on a golf course, you would understand that the golf professional is forced to wear many hats. They are commonly forced to be a business manager, teacher, customer service, events manager, F&B, in addition to a retailer and fitter. It is often high pressure due to the highly seasonal golf business. In-season golf professionals are working 6 days a week with long hours. It makes it hard for them to focus enough energy to be successful at selling products. Gold equipment and retail make up a small percentage of the revenue at a golf facility. This is why the golf manufacturers have lowered golf courses o the list of retail priorities. 

Cadi can help change this. Cadi has a low upfront cost and requires very little involvement from the PGA pro. Cadi takes on the pain points of retail. We handle the inventory, sourcing, fitting, selling, and customer service. Golf professionals can focus on their skills and revenue-producing tasks while leaving the equipment sales to Cadi. We even revenue share with the golf course. It is a win-win-win for the golf course, Cadi, and the golfer. 

We built this model so that we can scale quickly. We wanted to add value to the golf courses and reduce the pressure on the golf professionals. We will be coming to a course near you quickly. 

I will be sending out an email seeking your feedback/opinions on the current and future golf retail experience. I would love to get feedback from at least 100 people on potential features of Cadi's User experience.  Please be on the lookout for that email.

Thank you to everyone that invested and shows interest in Cadi. If you haven't invested, Invest today! We would love to have you involved in building something great. This will be an incredible journey. Thanks again.


Tyler Gottstein. 

CEO and Co-founder

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Cadi has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Cadi be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Cadi officially opens up shop in Carlsbad, CA. Surfs up!

4 months ago

Cadi is making moves. We have officially moved to the center of the Golf business, Carlsbad, CA. If you did not know, most big golf brands are located in Carlsbad, CA. It is probably the amazing San Diego weather that attracts all the biggest golf brands. Our new office/warehouse space in Carlsbad is a great place to start as we grow in the golf industry. Callaway is just one good drive down the middle away from us.  

We believe office space is valuable in culture building and onboarding new employees. This space is a place to host golf friends from the area and a place that our employees will want to be during the day. Warehousing is an important feature of the Cadi platform. We are embarking on a journey to innovate the way golf products are tracked and distributed. We track inventory with live scanning from sourcing to sale throughout our warehousing system and Cadi Kiosk.  

The moving process has been time-consuming. We are moving in slowly and not letting it distract us from the big challenging goals. Please forgive us for any delay in perk delivery. We will share our space when we are moved in. We are excited to continue this journey together. 


On to the next, 

Tyler Gottstein 

CEO & Co-founder

Cadi's power is Technology, Technology, Technology! Invest in the future of sporting retail.

5 months ago

In brick and mortar retail, the saying is Location, Location, Location. In e-commerce, The great Jeff Bezos reiterates that same sentiment as Technology. Technology, Technology. Cadi's innovation stack is a huge advantage over the competition. There was no other time in history that it was even possible to create a platform like CADI. From a high level, Cadi's innovation stack incorporates cloud computing, advanced sensors and scanner technology, fitting intelligence, User experience personalization, wireless connectivity, warehousing innovation, and logistic advancements, to name a few. 

To say it simply, If we don't do it, someone else will. It is good sometimes to take a step back and appreciate the technology that goes into the product. It is pretty amazing. We are at the forefront of innovation. If you have read my previous updates, you will see how the different technologies plan a big part in the experience. Cadi is mostly powered through the cloud. This technology allows Cadi to manage inventory anywhere that has wireless service. 

If you are interested in technology, Cadi is the company for you. There is no better time to invest in Cadi. Invest in Cadi and receive a Hat or new 2021 Driver. We would love to have you a part of our team and journey. Thank you to everyone that believes in Cadi. 


Thanks again! 

Tyler Gottstein 

CEO and Co-founder

FAQ: What is Cadi’s business model? AND how we will WIN.

5 months ago

Cadi’s mission is to make the game more accessible by simplifying the entry curve and giving more access to information to improve the golfer’s experience. Cadi has a unique opportunity because we have a direct relationship with public golf courses, potentially connecting a network of 1000s of locations. Cadi plans to implement a hybrid model similar to what you see at Costco and Amazon. The beauty of a hybrid business model is that it will allow us to focus on the customer, improving the purchase experience, and less on the margin of the products. We are a high-value business with an opportunity to offer features unavailable in the golf industry.

As Cadi grows our network, we believe we can implement a powerful membership program. Cadi’s will access the kiosk for clubs, rental sets, discounted products, and a loyalty cashback model. In addition, our unique on-course relationships will set up nicely for tee time services, range balls, and F&B.  

Ultimately, we believe we can be the go-to location for golf retail. We can offer an experience that is unavailable in the industry today. In a fragmented retail environment, Cadi is going to win.

Thank you to all of our newest investors. We are in the 4th quarter of our campaign. If you haven’t invested in Cadi, now is the time. You will not regret it.


Happy Golf Season,

Tyler Gottstein

CEO & Co-Founder

Perk Update: Cadi Hats and Drivers on their Way! Invest in Cadi, get a Hat!

5 months ago

I wanted to give you an update on the Hat perk and Driver Perk. For every investor that invested $500 or more, we have sent out the Cadi hats. You should be receiving it this week and next week. We created four different styles. They are high quality.  I hope everyone likes them. If you would like to buy more hats, we will sell them on our website starting next week. 

For the investors that are owned a driver, we have sent out the first dozen drivers today. We will be continuing to send them weekly until we make it down the entire list. Currently, It is difficult to get products with many of the golf manufacturers back-ordered. We are receiving them weekly.  

Please help us get the word out. Share Cadi's mission with anyone that might be interested in investing. We are into the final months of our campaign and will not be extending it. Every investor over $500 gets a hat, and every investor over $5000 receives a free Driver of their choice.

Thank you for investing in Cadi. Big things are coming!


Hit em straight,

Tyler Gottstein

CEO and Co-founder

Cadi the PLATFORM, Cadi will revolutionize the Sporting Goods industry.

5 months ago

Welcome to all our newest investors and followers. We appreciate every one of you. We plan to communicate at the highest level and rely on our community to help with testing and product feedback.

If you haven’t invested, now is a great time. Our campaign will be ending soon, and we will not be extending.

We wanted to take a minute to touch on the bigger vision of Cadi. Before starting Cadi, we already loved everything about retail. We love branding, marketing, logistics, etc. This obsession with retail led to the founding of Cadi. We believed the world needed a new distribution method, and autonomous retail is the best solution. At Cadi, we recognize that the retail environment is changing quickly and drastically. Many products cannot be sold online effectively for many reasons.

Cadi platform tracks the product from sourcing to sale, collecting essential data through every step of the process. The critical component is the transformation of retail locations that typically are not good retail locations, such as golf courses, baseball complexes, hockey rings, ski mountains, beaches, etc.  Cadi platform can transform these locations into destinations because the Cadi kiosk is mobile, secure, and potentially powered by solar and batteries.

Due to the connected clouded-based inventory systems, the installation now unlocks shipping and distribution to any location. The PLATFORM is being developed agnostic to any products.

Allow demos and sales of surfboards on the beach? We can do that. Allow for demo and sale of Skateboards at the skatepark? We can do that. You get the point.

We are continuing to stay focused on the golf industry and building the necessary features to service golfers. With that said, I want every follower and investor to understand the power of our platform. We are working now to complete this platform and move forward with the technology.

I hope everyone is enjoying the start of the golf season. Invest today! 

Tyler Gottstein

CEO & Co-Founder

Check out an interview with Tyler at The Sports Daily on how Cadi is saving traditional golf retail.

5 months ago

Cadi investors and followers, 

We wanted to share this interview from Tyler with The Sports Daily. In this article, Tyler opens up about his childhood, the golf industry, motivation, and how Cadi can save traditional retail.  

Cadi believes we can make the game more inclusive for all golfers, especially the millions of new millennials and gen Z golfers. The game will never be easy to pick up unless we remove the huge hurdle of even buying golf equipment and understanding golf basics. Cadi can accomplish this with our digital platform and our autonomous retail channel.

Check it out here: How this Founder is Saving Traditional Golf Retail, Sporting Goods Retail, and Making it Easier to Play the Game of Golf.

Perk Updates: Cadi has received our hats and will be sending them out early next week. We have 1200+ hats to send out. We will also start sending out the Driver Perk, starting with our first investors. We will send it to the address listed on your StartEngine account. Please make sure it is correct. Thank you.  

Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello!

As you might know, Cadi has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Cadi be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

How is Cadi the future of golf retail? Cadi is using DATA to redefine the golf purchase exchange.

5 months ago

One of the most frustrating parts of the current golf purchase experience is the lack of data accessible to the golfer. The golf industry has seen technology advancements with launch monitors like Trackman or Foresight that collect valuable swing data. The problem is that only an expert can understand and distill the data. This process is done intentionally because of the B2B sales model of this type of technology. There is an opportunity to unlock the data and present it to every golfer. This data can be used for golfers to self-fit for the right product and as an essential tool to improve every golfer’s game. Imagine a scenario where every swing, good or bad, can be understood with simple data metrics. This innovation can change the game of golf.

At Cadi, we strive to build a product where golfers do not want to play golf without Cadi. An experience where golfers do not want to buy golf products without the data exclusive at Cadi. There are no other golf companies that are leveraging data like Cadi.

Do not miss the opportunity to invest in the company striving to revolutionize golf. Thank you to everyone that sees the value in Cadi and investing in Cadi.


CEO and Co-Founder

Milestone: $1,100,000 Raised!!! Hear from Tyler about what is next for Cadi.

5 months ago


Cadi surpasses $1,100,000 raised. Cadi's momentum has not stopped despite oversubscribing our initial maximum and our campaign coming to an end. In the first few days after oversubscribing, we received waitlist investments by over 50 investors and more than $50,000. This indicated that we should extend our campaign and allow additional investors to participate in this round. If you have not invested, Please consider joining the Cadi community and investing now. 

Our most commonly asked question is. What is next for Cadi? 

In the short term, Cadi is focused on two things, People and Product. Cadi is hiring talented people to join the team and put Cadi in a position to scale and quickly capitalize on opportunities. At the same time, We are finishing the Cadi platform and product. The marketplace and backend platform will revolutionize the way people shop for golf products and redefine all retail experiences.

This is a crucial step for Cadi. It is challenging and requires all our attention. We are up to the challenge. 

Thank you for the support of Cadi!

CEO and Co-founder


Check out Cadi's features in the latest Orange County Business Journal (OCBJ)

6 months ago


Orange County Business Journal: Startups and Innovation


Cadi was featured in the Orange County Business Journal. Orange County, CA is a suburb of Los Angeles and famous for its weather and beaches. Matt and I are born and raised in Orange County, attending the same high school, and sharing the same fascination with the Orange County Business scene. Although the OC Register and OCBJ are only medium-sized publications, we always dreamed of being featured in our own hometown publication. Without our knowing, the OCBJ has been following our success and featured Cadi in the latest edition. 

Thank you, Orange County Business Journal, for the publication and for supporting your homegrown talent. 

Reminder: If you invested between 4/9 and 4/22 and have not reconfirmed your investment, please do so. It shows most have reconfirmed, but we still need several people to reconfirm their investment. Thank you! 

If you haven't Invested, join 1200 other people and own a piece of Cadi. We are the next big thing in Golf and Retail. 

Have a great weekend, 

CEO and Co-Founder



BIG UPDATE- Cadi has decided to EXTEND campaign for 90 days and raise up to an additional $1.5m

6 months ago

Cadi is EXTENDING our campaign! Cadi extends for a maximum of 90 days and will raise an additional $1.5m. IF you haven't invested, now is your chance. 

RECENT INVESTORS: Many people that invested in the last two weeks need to RECONFIRM their investment. You received an email, and you need to click reconfirm. Or log in to your StartEngine account and reconfirm. This is due to the extension of our campaign. 

In March of 2021, the SEC amended the Regulation Crowdfunding. The new rules increase the max a company can raise each year from $1.07m to $5m.  This is significant for businesses in this country for both start-ups and investors. Previously, only VC investors had access to early-stage investments preventing all other investors from getting the massive stock appreciation that successful start-ups return investors.  

Based on high demand and business opportunities, Cadi has decided to extend our campaign for 90 days and up to $2.5m total. Our focus has shifted to business development, but we wanted to allow everyone to participate in this round. We will reassess every 30 days and will close based on business priority. Beyond this round, there is no guarantee Cadi will take additional funding from the crowdfunding.

Our goal is to raise the full amount as quickly as possible. Please join the effort in sharing Cadi’s investment story and helping us reach our goal. 

Update to the hat investor perk: The hats for the investor perks have been ordered, and we should be receiving them any day now. We will begin sending them out as soon as they arrive. Also, look for an investor newsletter shortly. Thanks again for believing in Cadi.


Hit it straight,  


Notice of Material Change in Offering

6 months ago

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Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Cadi offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Cadi has extended their campaign and raised their maximum funding goal.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

CADI SURPASSES $1,000,000 RAISED!!!!!!! A message from Cadi CEO

6 months ago


We are grateful to every investor that has invested in Cadi. I am incredibly grateful for the Cadi community that we have created. I have had the chance to chat with several of you and am blown away by the clarity you connect to the Cadi vision. Matt and I visualized the moment we would surpass $1m. We are proud of the community we have built. We had doubters, but we were 100% certain we would raise our goal. We were motivated to give golfers and innovative thinkers the chance to invest and participate in Cadi’s current round. We knew Cadi would resonate with investors, golf industry partners, investors, golfers, non-golfers, innovators, trendsetters, Men, Women, Young, Old, and many more. Cadi’s presented market problem/opportunity and value propositions cannot be reputed. The trends are becoming more and more clear every day. We have the potential to transform retail in several sectors.

I repeat myself, but we consider fundraising a chance to reflect and a validation point worth celebrating but not an accomplishment. We feel the pressure to fulfill our vision and accomplish a positive return for all our investors. We are up to the challenge. 

Thank you again to everyone that believes in Cadi. Let’s get to work. 


CEO and Co-Founder


Why Invest in Cadi? Cadi’s kiosk can be powered by Solar Power and installed anywhere on the golf course.

6 months ago

When we began developing our kiosk, we recognize the kiosk's important characteristics that would be very beneficial. To offer the best experience, Cadi must be able to function on Solar and battery technology. An important part of Cadi is our ability to transform golf courses and other ineffective retail locations into profit centers. We can do that using renewable energies and batteries.

A common problem with Golf Courses is their lack of power sources throughout the golf course. Cadi solved that problem with solar power and energy. There have been significant advancements in solar technology and battery storage systems. Cadi functions with low-power components. The kiosk comes alive when a user begins engaging with the touchscreen. When it is not being used, the kiosk energy consumption is very low.

This will allow us to put our kiosk throughout the course and sell essential golf products (Balls, Tees, Gloves, Sunscreen, Etc) that would not commonly be available. This even includes food, drinks, and in certain states, alcohol. Picture a smaller Cadi kiosk on every hole connected through wireless connectivity, cloud computing, and renewable energy.

Cadi is innovative, flexible, and has several opportunities to impact golf are the reasons why you should consider investing in Cadi. If you haven’t invested, now is the time. Cadi is trailblazing our way to the front of the industry. We would love to have you a part of our journey.   

Hit em straight, 

 CEO and Co-Founder

Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

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As you might know, Cadi has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Cadi be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


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Cadi continues the success, surpasses $900k. Closing in on $1,000,000.

6 months ago

Cadi has surpassed $900k, and we are closing in on $1m. We have reached the 1050 investor total. Thank you for all the support and belief in Cadi. Fundraising is a challenging milestone for every business. As a founder, you need to ideate, motivate employees to join the cause, attract investors and inspire customers. The Cadi team has put our heart and soul into the success of this campaign.  We have managed a successful campaign while continuing to push the business forward. We are just getting started.

We are looking forward to 100% focus on getting Cadi to the next step.

If you are considering investing, now is the time. The goal is not far away. We strive to keep you informed and making sure you are a part of this journey. Invest today!

Did you know? We did our prototype testing at Orange Lake Resort in Orlando, FL. They have a great range and a beautiful course.  In 2019, the founders moved to Florida and showcased the tech at a PGA show event. We put in 18-hour days with no pay but quickly became experts in our hardware and software. It was a prosperous period and highly satisfying as an entrepreneur. As we think about the journey, we have fond memories of my time at Orange Lake.


Happy Golf Season,

CEO and Co-Founder

Invest like a Master's Champion. "Cadi's live inventory system is game-changing"

6 months ago


It is Master's Week. The Master's tournament gets underway today, showcasing the biggest golf names (Excluding Tiger Woods due to his car accident ). Last year, I picked Dustin Johnson. This year my pick is........ Dustin Johnson. It has only been 5 months since his last Master's win, and his game is still on point. DJ has nerves of steel. 

The Master's is historically a place that is filled with tradition but also innovative. During a normal Master's tournament, they sell millions of dollars of merchandise in just a few days. It is a one-of-a-kind retail experience. It sells so quickly it is a challenge to have the necessary product on the sale floor. The solution is a live inventory and logistics system that refreshes inventory levels consistently. It is necessary to have a live inventory system to create retail innovation. The data needs to be correct every time. 

Cadi tracking the inventory from Sourcing to Sale. That means Cadi knows where our inventory is exactly as it moves through our warehouse, in transit, arrival at our kiosk system, and in customer's hands. This allows us to collect powerful data.  Cadi kiosk is mobile and easily installed at any location. Like the Master's, we can transform PGA tour events, Festivals, Parks, even parking lots into retail destinations. This is a valuable system that will be attractive to many industries and companies. Ultimately, create a game-changing experience for our customers. 


Happy Masters! Golf Season is here, 

CEO and Co-founder


Cadi moves past $800,000. Cadi's fastest milestone to date.

6 months ago


It took on 4 days to go from $700k to $800k. We raised $100k from 150 investors. That is the fastest funding rate that we have had since the beginning of our campaign.  Although it is great to get validation from golfers and investors, Matt and I are motivated to make Cadi the most successful company ever on StartEngine. It is not time to celebrate; it is time to work. 

Thank you to everyone that has invested in Cadi. We are leading the autonomous retail push and developing game-changing technology. If you have not invested, now is the time. We have got a lot of attention from strategic partners and other funding sources. We are unsure if our next round will be through a crowdfunding platform. This may be the only opportunity to invest in Cadi. We would love to have you along for the journey. Thanks again!

Happy Master's week! 


CEO and Co-founder  





Cadi flies by $700k, An update from Cadi's CEO Tyler

7 months ago


Cadi is continuing to run by milestones. We now have over 810+ investors and $700,000 raised. Our goals are within reach. The success of this campaign has opened a lot of doors in the golf industry. Many people have taken notice of Cadi and our innovation. Daily, we are presented with opportunities and inundated with messages from all types of people. We try to respond to every email, message, and comment that we receive. Please keep them coming!

We are looking to make a strong push towards the goal. Please do Cadi a favor and continue to share Cadi with golfers and potential investors. 

Cadi has a webinar this Friday, 4/2, at 10 am PST. We are hosting a Q&A, opening the conversation up to questions. We are happy to chat about anything. That might be Cadi, the founders, or something outside of the business.

Register at this link: Webinar #2: Q&A with Cadi Founders

Finally, we are hiring for several roles. We would love to hear from anyone in the golf industry related to the buying and selling of golf equipment. Connect with us on Facebook or Instagram @cadikiosk.

Webinar #2: Join Matt and Tyler for a Q&A about everything Cadi. 4/2 10am PST.

7 months ago

We want to hear from you. It is a great time to get together and discuss all things Cadi. We wanted to take this opportunity to allow our investors and followers to ask any questions on your mind.  We are open to all questions about Cadi, the founders, golf, technology, and retail trends.  

 We strive to be open about Cadi and where we are going. We are excited to connect with you. 

Cadi Q&A with Tyler and Matt

April 4/2 10 am PST

Please register for the access link. REGISTER HERE: CADI Q&A WEBINAR

Why invest in Cadi? GOLF IS BOOMING! See attached 2020 annual golf data.

7 months ago

The golf industry has not seen this much attention since the Tiger woods effects in the early 2000s. Golf is booming, adding 500,000 new golfers, bringing a total to 36.9m golfers. They were an additional 60m rounds played compared to 2019. The game of golf happened to be the perfect social distance game during the Covid-19 pandemic. The inflow of new golfers is great for the game of golf. It is bringing new people and a new way of thinking. Golf became the ultimate escape from the pressures of the pandemic.  The new golfer also put a spotlight on the purchasing problems that were normal when buying golf products. Cadi is here to simplify the experience and help make the game inclusive to everyone. The timing is right as the inflow of new golfers brings an open mind to new technology.   

As we reflect on our business and industry, we find that we are in a great position. Our kiosks and our technology platforms work seamlessly together to deliver an industry-leading omnichannel experience. We have world-class advisors, and our vendor relationships with key partners have never been stronger. We’ve become more athlete-centric, focusing on personalized, knowledgeable, and available service. Importantly, we have aligned behind our common purpose to support the golf course and the pro shop.

Cadi is beginning our big push to reach our goal of $1.07m raised. The end of our campaign is approaching quickly. Please share Cadi with people that might be interested in investing in Cadi.  Thank you for all the support throughout our campaign. 


Thank you,

CEO and Co-founder

Vision: Cadi's go-to-market strategy in 2021 and beyond. Check it out!

7 months ago

Cadi has a defined go-to-market strategy both in the short-term and into the future. During Cadi kiosk V1 testing, we were able to fine-tune the kiosk. The functionality worked great, resulting in the kiosk going the final six months without a failure. After V2 developments, we plan on relaunching in one golf market. We will launch enough kiosks in the market to achieve economies of scale for advertising and logistics. Soon, we will release our revamped e-commerce segment, and we hope it will begin producing revenue quickly. Cadi hopes to be able to grow the online marketplace segment concurrently with the kiosk rollout.  We show proof of concept and replicate that model in 12-15 golf markets throughout the country. That includes working closely with golf management companies and Cadi's 63 LOIs. The timeline is partly dependent on the completion of this campaign. We have already begun the technology development.

The most exciting part to me is the growth of the community as we install at new locations. As we grow, we will offer more features to our community and tackle more golf industry problems. We are not far away from dominance in the golf industry. We are excited to move the business forward together.

Hit it straight,

CEO & Co-Founder

Notice of Funds Disbursement

7 months ago

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As you might know, Cadi has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Cadi be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

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Cadi inks 63 letters of intents from Golf Courses with more on the way.

7 months ago

As this campaign has progressed, the amount of attention has increased drastically. Daily, Golf course owners and operators reach out to us through our “work with us” tab located on our webpage. We love it! Please keep the outreach coming. We are making our way down our list and enjoy learning about your facilities. The golf course relationships will be valuable as we begin expanding nationwide.

So, what is the takeaway? Cadi has enormous demand from golf courses. We made our model as easy and painless as to add golf courses to our network. Our mission is to bring golf retail back to the golf course. We want to add value to all aspects of the golf course.

It is an exciting time at Cadi. Let’s keep the momentum going. Please share Cadi with any of your innovative thinkers within your network. We love having you apart of our journey.  If you have not invested, now is the time. We are always available for questions or comments.

Happy spring forward and the start of twilight golf,


CEO and Co-founder

Milestone: Cadi zooms by $600,000. A word from Cadi COO, Matt

7 months ago

We have zoomed past the $600k milestone. These milestones are happening quickly. We are excited about our momentum and expect to reach the $1.07m maximum shortly. We love interacting with everyone that has an interest in Cadi. I am getting many messages daily, and it is difficult to keep up. Please do not take it personally. Feel free to follow-up, and I will get back to you as soon as I can. 

I will continue to post updates frequently through StartEngine. We post weekly blogs on our website and are very active on our Facebook and Instagram. For more information, please follow us at @cadikiosk.


Thank you!!! On to $700,000, 

CEO and Co-Founder

Cadi can turn any place into a powerful retail location. Cadi's platform offers massive back-end value for a potential acquisition.

7 months ago


A big part of Cadi's Value comes in our back-end technology and overall platform. Cadi technology platform can transform, declining mall storefront, a public park, amusement parks, sporting events, or even a street corner into a revenue-producing destination.  This is powerful because the hard cost of rent and labor is drastically reduced. Cadi offers a success-based revenue share. The lack of leverage of these nonproducing retail locations gives Cadi the ability to negotiate great terms. Inturn, Cadi can increase margins and create an unmatched experience by traditional retail and e-commerce. 

There are two avenues to buy products today, online or through a physical location. When someone asks you what Cadi is. You can say Cadi is a NEW channel to sell products. If you see the value in this type of flexibility as a retailer, you will understand the huge potential Cadi's backend value has on the retail world. This type of value increases synergies to potential exit partners. 

I realize most of you understand the massive potential in Cadi's retail innovation. For those who have not invested, many industries will desire Cadi technology. I am hopeful you see the value in Cadi's back-end platform and make the decision to join Cadi.


Thanks, 


CEO & Co-Founder


 

Cadi raises $500k. A word from Cadi CEO, Tyler.

8 months ago


We have passed $500k. This is significant because very few companies reach the $500k milestone. Before launching, we set a goal of $500k as the benchmark of success. We were confident we would accomplish this goal.

What we didn't expect was the amount of attention we would receive. The response has been incredible.  We are inundated with investor inquiries, partnership requests, and requests for employment. The result was over $250k raised in February. We are blown away by the support and increasing momentum. To everyone that invested, thank you for believing in Cadi's vision. This is only the start. 

If you haven't invested, this is the time. We expect to raise this second half of our goal in record time.

Thanks again, 

Tyler Gottstein

FAQ Friday: Is Cadi looking for partnerships with entertainment venues and driving ranges?

8 months ago


Cadi’s autonomous technology is a perfect fit for entertainment venues. Cadi has discussions to bring Cadi to the leaders in entertainment golf. Why are we excited about these potential partnerships? We share the same values. Cadi strives to make golf more inclusive to new golfers while bridging the knowledge gap with our data-based systems. Cadi is transforming non-retail space into a powerful retail experience using our autonomous technology. Entertainment golf venues have successfully changed golf for the better by simplifying the game and making it easy for players of all skill levels.

These entertainment golf venues have over 12m customers, most of which are not avid golfers. There are opportunities to help these golfers transition to golf on the golf course by making it easy to demo and buy golf equipment.  We believe entertainment venues can become the chosen destination for all new golfers looking to buy golf equipment. Look out for a Cadi collaboration with entertainment venues soon.   

Thanks, 


CEO and Co-founder

Notice of Funds Disbursement

8 months ago

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As you might know, Cadi has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Cadi be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

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FAQ Friday: Why would a golf course want Cadi? Why can’t shops sell clubs themselves?

8 months ago


One of our most commonly asked questions is about the relationship dynamic between pro shops and Cadi. Most of these comments are usually critical of Cadi because they do not account for golf's current market conditions.

Cadi focuses on public golf courses, entertainment venues, and driving ranges. There are over 10,000 public golf courses in the United States. The majority of these facilities were hurt, and still are, by the creation of golf's big-box retailer in the early 2000s and the emergence of eCommerce. Today, most public golf facilities do not sell equipment because they could not compete with these other channels. Golf courses have no desire to hold inventory, receive poor pricing terms from OEMs, and suffer from limited customer demand. Golf professionals focus on their core business which includes rounds, buckets, and teaching.

Cadi and the golf course are the perfect partners. Cadi offers golf equipment and product selection that is not offered in the modern-day pro shops. Cadi can offer better pricing, perfect the logistics, and manage full inventory volumes. Cadi is building a community of golfers and venues that empower the golfer and the golf course. We revenue share with the course as well, and that revenue goes directly to the bottom-line.

Fun Fact: In 2019, Cadi launched their prototype kiosk in Orlando, Florida, during the yearly PGA show. By the end of the Central Florida golf season, Cadi kiosk technology operated at a 99.9% success rate and didn’t have a failure in the last 60 days of testing.


Have a great weekend, 

Tyler Gottstein




Milestone: Cadi bombs past $300k

8 months ago

Cadi has raised $300,000. I wanted to take a moment to thank all our investors and followers that believe in Cadi. We have been able to get our story out to more people, and it is resonating. We are gaining steam. We have been zooming by our fundraising milestones quicker each time.

We are appreciative of every one of the 367 investors that have invested in Cadi. You are at the forefront of the retail revolution, and the timing is right for Cadi to be a disruptive leader in Golf. We are dedicated to making significant steps forward in 2021.

Once again, I ask that you share Cadi's campaign with your innovative friends and co-workers. We want to continue to push for our goal of $1m. For the most current information on Cadi, please follow our Facebook (@cadikiosk) and Instagram (@cadikiosk).

Thanks again!


CEO and Co-founder



Notice of Funds Disbursement

8 months ago

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As you might know, Cadi has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Cadi be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

FAQ Friday: What golf brands does Cadi offer and what condition is the product?

8 months ago

I wanted to take a moment to answer a commonly asked question. What brands does Cadi carry, and are they new or used?

Cadi carries the biggest brands in golf. Cadi carries Callaway, TaylorMade, Titleist, Cobra, Cleveland, and even Scotty Cameron. We are very selective on what we put in our kiosks because we want to make sure every product in the kiosk has strong demand and increases the experience value.  We like to say we have the latest and greatest in the industry. We also want to offer a range of clubs for every golfer. Cadi's focuses on products that have been released within the last three years. So regardless of the user's desired price point, there is a high-end product in our platform for everyone.  

Cadi offers both demo and new clubs. The user can buy the actual demo club they were using or exchange it for a new model. If we do not have the New model in the kiosk, it will be directly sent to their house. Cadi offers a dynamic pricing model on demo products. The more the club is used, the lower the asking price is. 

During our testing, we found that the most demanded products were drivers and putters. The experience of trying all the latest drivers in a unbiases setting is unmatched. The golfer can compare the different feels between a high-priced Scotty Cameron and a lower-priced putter model. 

 Fun Fact: In 2019, Cadi had a 33% sales conversion on all users that tried our prototype kiosk. Why was that? Golfers realized improved performance on the range or during their round. THEY GOT TO SEE THEIR RESULTS FIRSTHAND, and they purchased the club. Cadi's high conversion rate means our demo products are always in excellent condition. 

Hit it Straight,

Tyler Gottstein

Cadi is getting attention! Recently featured in Forbes and Yahoo Finance!

8 months ago

Cadi is being noticed. This Forbes article discusses our Amazon-like approach and our mission to bring sales back to the golf course.  Cadi's autonomous retail technology does not take away from the golf course; It enhances it. Cadi leverages the course's strengths to offer an unbeatable customer experience. 

As you may have noticed, We are getting more and more attention. We appreciate all of our early investors and are excited to see many others joining the company. Thanks again. 


CEO and Co-founder


Announcement: Cadi is hosting our first webinar this Thursday, Feb 4, at 10 AM PST. RSVP to join us.

9 months ago

Cadi founders Matt and Tyler will be answering questions about all things Cadi. Join us as we dive deeper into the mission, story, and opportunities available with Cadi. Attend our webinar by RSVPing to the link below. We can't wait.  

 https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Div4m85GSyOAnpKMeFfa2A

Milestone: Cadi surpasses $200k, doubling the amount raised to start 2021.

9 months ago

Cadi has started 2021 off right by doubling our total amount raised in January. Cadi has received increasing interest, demonstrated by the number of organic press we have received. I am also pleased by the number of people reaching out interested in working with Cadi.

Most importantly, I am honored to have the support from investors that see the potential of Cadi. At Cadi, we are grateful for all 258 investors and excited to make Cadi a massive success. We are already on the way. For anyone that has not yet invested, we would love to have you apart of our journey.

Again, I have a small request. Please share our campaign with all your investment-savvy friends and passionate golfers. Our campaign lives here: www.startengine.com/Cadi.

Cadi founders Matt and Tyler are hosting a webinar this Thursday, Feb 4, at 10:00 AM PST. We would love for you to join us by registering at the link below. See you there. 

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Div4m85GSyOAnpKMeFfa2A

Hit it straight, 

Tyler Gottstein

Notice of Funds Disbursement

9 months ago

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As you might know, Cadi has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Cadi be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Numbers are in: Cadi increases revenue by 125% in 2020, bringing the 2 yr total to $1.2m.

9 months ago


Despite navigating the global COVID-19 pandemic, Cadi closed 2020 on a strong note.  Cadi booked nearly $800,000 in revenues in 2020. The was a 125% increase from 2019 and brought total revenues since 2019 to over $1.2m. Going into 2020, we didn't expect to have significant revenues. We excelled past expectations and built relationships that will be fruitful moving forward.

We are proud of our ability to navigate the challenging times that were presented in 2020. One of our greatest strengths as a company is our ability to retain information and make quick, thought out decisions. When the economy shut down, we quickly made the right decisions to protect our business and assets to ensure we would survive. More importantly, while most people were conservative, we recognized the opportunity, created detailed plans, and deployed our resources quickly to take advantage of the market opportunities.

Moving into 2021, we have projections to double our sales and drive the business technology forward. We look forward to sharing our journey with all of you as we continue to grow and gain more traction.


Good Health,

Tyler Gottstein

CEO and Co-Founder

Meet the Cadi Team: David Felker, a true golf industry pioneer.

9 months ago


David Felker (pictured right) is a pioneer in the golf industry, holding 45 patents and developing game-changing technology while at Callaway. David created Callaway's first golf ball, the Rule 35 ball. The Rule 35 was the predecessor to the Titleist Prov1 and set the industry standards. David's processes are still driving innovation today. He is an original co-founder of Cadi, joining at the very beginning in 2016. He played an essential role in developing and introducing Cadi's prototype technology to the market.

"When I joined Cadi, I recognized there was an opportunity to build autonomous technology to revolution the golf industry. I am excited to continue the Cadi journey as we pursue the best purchase experience possible." 

David is a brilliant thinker. Many considered David one of the most innovative minds in golf during his 30-year career. He understands the golf industry inside and out. David is involved daily and his experience will continue to be invaluable at Cadi moving forward. 


Good Health, 

Tyler Gottstein

Mike M. invested $25k into Cadi. Here is why he believes Cadi is a great investment.

9 months ago


I thought it would be great to showcase one of our $25k investors. We asked Mike M. a series of questions on what enticed him to invest in Cadi and why he believes Cadi is a great investment. Mike is a retired M&A executive that chose Cadi as one of his few start-up investments.  

Q: What do you see in the Cadi team that makes you feel they will make the business succeed?

A: Tyler is the type of person that I have confidence in to make Cadi successful. I’ve been invested for two years, and despite a few setbacks, he has really delivered by finding alternate paths to success. That is always key in startups. Tyler sees the end zone and will get us there. I am very pleased with what the team has accomplished, and with this round of fundraising, I look forward to seeing them scale the Cadi kiosk presence. 

Q: Do you feel personally connected to the Cadi brand? If so, why?

A: Oh, Yes, absolutely. There’s really no other way where I could say, “Hey, you know, I’ve seen that new driver on TV. I want to try it,” There’s no other way. Absolutely none.

Q: Are you a golfer? If so, why do you think Cadi will transform the industry? 

A: When I rented one club I liked it so much, I bought the whole set, and that was three clubs. So I’ve been using those for two years now, and I’m delighted with them. I probably would not have tried it, but I really only tried one brand, and I happened to like it the first time. I haven’t been in the market for golf clubs since I bought those. 


As always, we appreciate the support. Feel free to contact us with any questions. Thank you.

Tyler Gottstein


Legal: This testimonial may not be representative of the experience of other customers and is no guarantee of future performance or success.

Milestone: Cadi rides momentum to surge past $150k.

9 months ago

Exciting news to start 2021! Cadi has hit the $150k milestone. Cadi surged past $150k from 156 investors after a strong start to 2021.

We're amazed by the momentum and excitement behind our crowdfunding raise and our vision. Cadi's mission is gaining steam as investors, writers, and partners recognize the opportunity to become the modern-day golf superstore. We're innovating the physical and virtual shopping experience with our patent-pending autonomous technology and first-to-market strategy.

2021 is going to be a great year. We appreciate your support and are driven to make Cadi the best investment in your portfolio. 


Happy New Year!

Tyler Gottstein
CEO and Co-Founder


Notice of Funds Disbursement

9 months ago

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As you might know, Cadi has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in Cadi be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


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Meet the Cadi team: Carole McCluskey, one of the most prominent CTOs in automated retail.

9 months ago


Cadi is in great hands with the leadership and advisory guidance from Carole McCluskey, one of the most highly respected technology leaders in automated retail. Carole drove growth as CTO of Outerwall, the company behind Redbox, Coinstar, and ecoATM. She has excelled in her career as a tech executive. In her 20+ years of experience, Carole developed the technology behind some of the most successful automated retail companies. She was responsible for all kiosk, mobile, and e-commerce product development at Outerwall. Carole joined Cadi as an advisor in 2016 when Cadi was merely a vision.

"Cadi has the potential to revolutionize the way products are purchased. There is an opportunity to advance autonomous retail, and there has been no better time. With the team's vision and ingenuity, there is no doubt we can build a great business."   

 Carole holds the distinction of being named one of the most prominent CTOs in automated retail. She has played an instrumental role in the development and success of Cadi's technology. She is a brilliant thinker and a true product development genius. Cadi is grateful to have her on the team as she continues to play a large role in Cadi's growth. 

Cadi signs letters of intent with 60+ golf courses. StartEngine campaign leads to dozens of new inquiries!

9 months ago


Happy New Year! Cheers to a great 2021!

Cadi recently signed letters of intent with 63 courses. This is a no-brainer for golf courses. Cadi adds additional revenue directly to the bottom line. Joining Cadi's network requires no investment and adds tremendous value to golf courses. Since launching this campaign, Cadi has received a dozen inquiries on how to get a Cadi Kiosk on their golf course. 

Golf courses have the most valuable asset, golfers. Our team is bringing retail back to the golf course, leveraging the location to create world-class experiences while maximizing revenue. 

Thank you for your support and excitement in Cadi. We're excited to keep moving forward in 2021. 

Cheers,

Co-founder & CEO

Happy Holidays! THREE reasons why Cadi will be your best investment in 2021.

10 months ago


Happy Holidays from Cadi! We know this holiday season has been more difficult than most. We hope you were able to make the best of it. We are looking forward to 2021 and seeing what the new year has to offer. We are positive 2021 will be a bounce-back year for many people. Cadi should be at the top of your investment list this coming year, and here are three reasons why now is the time to invest in Cadi.

  1. Cadi is aiming to become the next golf superstore. Cadi will beat competitors in all key sales metrics by offering a personalized, omnichannel experience.
  2. Cadi’s technology will offer personalized fitting to everyone for free. Paying $349 to get fit is not inclusive and prevents the game of golf from growing. We present the same data to fit golfers and leverage that data to ensure the right products are personalized for every golfer.
  3. Cadi will reinvent the way golf products are shipped by offering 2-hr delivery windows. Cadi Kiosk is a hub that can service the golf market within 20 miles of any kiosk. Cadi's inventory system optimizes last-mile distribution.


We hope you all enjoy your holiday season! Our team is back to work, pushing to our next goals.  We will see you in 2021!


Cheers, Tyler Gottstein

Co-Founder & CEO

Golfers, golf companies and investors are talking about Cadi and the response has been incredible.

10 months ago

When we decided to offer the chance to own a piece of Cadi, we knew crowdfunding came with uncertainty. We knew golfers loved our concept, but will potential investors see Cadi's vision and mission? We stuck to our mission of offering an unbeatable experience to the customer and implementing technology that creates competitive advantages over traditional retailers. 

Fortunately for Cadi, the response has been incredible. We have received dozens of positive comments through social media, been offered several partnerships, and compiled 106 investors to date. It feels good to receive validation with comments like "Genius," "I need this!" and "We should have thought of this."

We launched this crowdfunding campaign because we want golfers involved. We want thought-leaders and innovators involved. It is becoming more and more apparent that the future of shopping is mobile online shopping and a modern version of in-person shopping. Cadi can become the golf/sporting goods retail leader.

If there is any interest in growing modern-day sports retail, then the time is now. Invest today and join the journey.

Good health, 

Cadi has thrived during the pandemic and is positioned to win in 2021. Here's why.

10 months ago


Cadi found their legs in 2020, doubling their revenues. While everything was uncertain, Cadi found its certainty. The world required higher sanitation practices, increased social distancing, and increased online sales. All of these capabilities are built into Cadi's autonomous retail platform. The pandemic changed everyone's life. Forced shutdowns changed everyone's purchase experience while permanently closing many iconic retail brands.

Fortunately, golf and retail saw significant growth during the pandemic. Covid helped demonstrate Cadi's belief; not all products can be sold online. Cadi's retail platform is ideal for the demands of a post-Covid marketplace. Here are three reasons Cadi is Covid proof. 


1. Cadi offers a fully autonomous shopping experience. Whether you shop online or at the kiosk, there is no need for human contact. Cadi helps users find their club autonomously. In 30 seconds or less, golfers can be demoing the latest and greatest driver and be on the golf course or range. If you love it, keep it. If not, return it. No questions asked.

2. Cadi offers mobile payments and user accounts. All payments and interactions can be made through your mobile device. All interaction is tracked through your account dashboard. 

3. Outdoor shopping. Cadi never closes and is built to be outside on the golf course. Only breathe fresh air. 


Invest today in Cadi, a true pandemic proof business. In fact, Cadi is thriving during these challenging times.  


Milestone reached: $100,000. Let's keep it going!

11 months ago


Let's Go! $100,000 raised is an accomplishment. We are beyond grateful for the response we have received since launching just a couple of weeks ago. We chose to crowdfund for the opportunity to introduce our vision to our customers and other innovative thinkers. We're listening, and the feedback has been great.

With that said, we're at 10% of our goal. Every day we continue to pursue Cadi's ultimate vision. The next stage of our campaign is the most important, and we take nothing for granted.

For investors who have not invested, now is the time. We have some exciting news in the pipeline. We would love to have you on the team. 

Stay Safe, 

Cadi’s attracts 87 Investors, raising almost $100K in just over two weeks!

11 months ago

The results are in, and Cadi is a hit! We have raised almost $100,000 in just over two weeks. Cadi is capitalizing on perfect market conditions as the retail environment has changed forever. 

Join 87 investors that have already secured equity in golf's first autonomous retail platform. Help us exceed our next big milestone of $100,000. Don't miss out. 



We've hit $70k in the first week. Welcome to the Cadi Journey.

11 months ago

The launch was a success! Welcome to the team. Our team is incredibly thankful for your support and understanding of Cadi’s big vision. We are excited to grow with you and share our journey.

We are thrilled to announce we have raised $70k+ in the first week of our campaign. Thank you to all 68 of our investors. You have laid a strong foundation that will propel Cadi towards our goal of $1.07m.  

I have one request. Please share our campaign with all your investment-savvy friends and passionate golfers. Our campaign lives here: www.startengine.com/Cadi.

To anyone who has not yet invested, we would love to have you be apart of our journey. We are offering 5% early bird bonus shares for only two more days.

Together we can work towards our goal of creating the most innovative retail company in golf. This is just the beginning.  


Good health,

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