Baqua, Inc.

Baqua Prebiotic Beverages: Pure, Powerful, Refreshment

Baqua, Inc.

Baqua Prebiotic Beverages: Pure, Powerful, Refreshment

Lexington, KY
Food & Beverage
Baqua bridges health and convenience with delicious prebiotic drinks containing ancient grains. Civilizations have benefited from the health properties of ancient grains for over 2000 years. Now this ancient wisdom is crafted into each of our body-boosting beverages. Baqua contains a naturally wheat-free proprietary blend of the ancient grains barley, amaranth, quinoa, oats, chia, buckwheat and millet. We are excited to share that we’ve added another dynamic ancient grain to the newest line of Baqua drinks—hemp. Hemp is one of the oldest and most sustainable crops grown, and delivers powerful nutritional benefits.

$14,385

raised
29
Investors
31
Days Left
$2.50
Price per Share
$5.39M
Valuation
Equity
Offering Type
$250.00
Min. Investment

$14,385

raised
29
Investors
31
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$2.50
Price per Share
$5.39M
Valuation
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Offering Type
$250.00
Min. Investment

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Reasons to Invest

Large Market - The global functional beverage market is projected to reach $208 billion by 2024. (Research conducted by ResearchAndMarkets.com)
Strong Appeal - Healthy grain drinks are popular around the world
Healthy Product - Baqua's prebiotics support digestive health

“Pure, Powerful Refreshment”

Consumers want drinks with benefits

Looking for more from your drink? Then power like the ancients with Baqua! For thousands of years, people have turned to the land for sustainable nourishment. Now you can enjoy delicious plant based drinks like the Ancient Greeks--who drank Barley Water for replenishment. The Baqua team ramped up the nutrition in our drinks with a blend of body-boosting ancient grains, delivering strength in every sip.

BAQUA: delicious prebiotic drinks 

The ancient grains in Baqua’s drinks have been delivering health benefits for over 2,000 years. Medical studies indicate that whole grains help support heart and digestive health. Today's consumers are reading labels to critique ingredients, and looking for natural products that deliver body benefit. Baqua's newest lines of drinks contain our original six supergrains--amaranth, quinoa, chia, oats, millet and buckwheat--plus another of the world’s oldest and most sustainable crops - HEMP! Our new Hemp drinks--teas, coffee, and shots--are rich in prebiotics from our crafted blend of ancient grains, and deliver therapeutic benefits from hemp. Baqua's hemp teas, coffees, and shots will be your go-to beverages for digestive health and enhanced wellness.

Plant based drinks are the fastest growing sector of healthy beverages

Healthy beverages sales are booming! The popularity of Kombuchas, which contain probiotics, prove that consumers want drinks that are good for your gut. Baqua contains prebiotics that nourish probiotics. Baqua is a good companion product to Kombuchas, and we believe Baqua drinks can rise in tandem with their popularity. 


  • The global functional beverage market is  88.7B.

  •  The US functional beverage market is 19.2 B. Baqua’s target SOM is $1.2M. 


Sources: Marketwatch & CSP


People love Baqua!

In the 15 months that Baqua was in the market, sales increased  by 37.5%. We had a successful first StartEngine campaign, raising $33K, exceeding our goal of $10K. It was clear that the people knew what they wanted -- drinks that deliver natural energy and strengthen immunity. We are borrowing from the old ways to craft this new and exciting drink.

Baqua delivers powerful health benefits

Baqua original's line is unique amongst beverages for its use of Amaranth, Quinoa, Chia, Oats, Millet, and Buckwheat, blended with natural ingredients to provide prebiotics, antioxidants, vitamins, and electrolytes. Baqua contains plant-based, wholesome ingredients and is crafted for optimal bioavailability. What does this all mean? A drink that tastes good and makes you feel good. Embrace old world wisdom with every delicious, body-boosting sip.

Buy local, buy Baqua

Baqua plans to be available directly to our customers, as well as in your local grocery store. Everyone deserves to have access to prebiotic goodness, which is why we’re planning to expand our reach in a strategic manner. Baqua was test marketed in three Kroger stores and we determined that sales are highest with millennials. College campuses and military bases have a concentrated supply of our target consumers. Baqua plans to establish a an initial retail presence in natural food grocers and supermarkets in Cincinnati, Ohio, Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky, and expand into west LA and NYC. Baqua also plans to sell through Amazon Prime.

Drinking with good intentions

Our product is only as good as the ingredients we use and the message we send. That’s why we have chosen to partner with organizations that support veteran and farming communities. These charities offer a range of valuable services, including those that help combat the growing farmer shortage by educating, training and equipping veterans with the skills they need to succeed in the farming business. By supporting charities such as these, we’re able to give back to two of our most valuable resources: the farmers and veterans who have given so much to us.

  • Baqua delivers more balanced electrolytes than leading sports drinks and provides the body with heart healthy antioxidants.

  • No artificial sweeteners, colors, or flavors.

  • Every bottle replenishes your body with essential minerals and phytonutrients (plant derived nutrients.) 

  • Baqua is just about the healthiest, and dare we say, most delicious hydration around!

Supporting Wellness With Every Sip

We are excited about our new line of Hemp drinks. Ancient wisdom with a modern twist! Baqua contains time-tested ingredients our customers can feel good about. You only have one body and we want to help you treat it right! Baqua's original line flavors of red currant, apple ginger, and blueberry pineapple will leave you refreshed and replenished. Baqua's hemp drinks in development are hemp elixir shots, hemp coffee shots, hemp tea and hemp coffee. Each one supports wellness and delivers prebiotic benefit.

Merging diverse backgrounds with experience

Baqua’s board members bring experience across many facets of business. Board member Bena Halecky, retired Proctor and Gamble executive, brings deep production experience as Plant Production Manager at JIF in Lexington, KY, then years consulting at production plants around the world. David Hasler, former Fazoli’s CFO, brings corporate experience in restaurants, licensing, and franchises. The insight of the founders show strength in analyses of market trends and the ability to craft products to meet that need. Rachael Bullock, Senior Sales Director with Mary Kay Cosmetics, oversees a team with annual sales of $1.2M and brings her business and marketing wisdom to the board.

Drink up the power of ancient grains

There has never been a better time to be on the forefront of plant-based health drinks -- the beverage market is ripe for innovation! Customers are trending away from sugary sodas and want function from their drinks. The digestive health drink market is booming! Baqua is positioned to rise with consumer demand. We craft drinks with ingredients that have been around for thousands of years, but we are constantly introducing new and fresh ideas. Baqua is looking for investors to grow with us! With a nod to the past and an eye toward the future, Baqua can be the new go-to drink for health and wellness.

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December 30, 2019

Offering Summary


Company

:

Baqua, Incorporated

Corporate Address

:

325 W Main St Suite 300, Lexington, KY 40507

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$500,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$250.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

4,000

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

200,000

Price per Share

:

$2.50

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$5,389,137.50











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

Perks* and Investment Bonuses

Time-Based Perks:

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$500+

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$1,000+

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$2,500+

15% Discount

Invest $2,500+ and receive a 15% discount for 2 years on products purchased online

$5,000+

20% Discount w/ 5% Bonus Shares

Invest $5,000+ and receive a 20% discount for 2 years on products, a call with our founders, a small sampler pack of products, and 5% bonus shares

$20,000+

Founder Access w/ 10% Bonus Shares

Invest $20,000+ and receive dinner and two-night accommodations* to spend time with our founding team. Includes a large sampler pack of products and 10% bonus shares

*Includes $400 towards transport.

*All bonuses occur after the offering is commpleted.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Baqua, 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 Common Stock at $2.50 / share, you will receive 110 Common Stock shares, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $250. 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 canceled 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
$4,375.00 USD
$18,069.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$2,915.00 USD
$13,973.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$109.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$605,981.00 USD
$513,296.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$382.00 USD
$6,211.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$93.00 USD
$6,999.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$105,796.00 USD
-$254,672.00 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.


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