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Baqua, Inc.

Pure Powerful Refreshment.

Regulation Crowdfunding
Lexington, KY
Food & Beverage
Accepting International Investment
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Baqua is a family business that developed a delicious line of certified organic ancient grain and fruit juice beverages. Civilizations have benefited from the health properties of ancient grains for over 2000 years. Baqua’s naturally wheat-free, proprietary blend is a rich combination of the ancient grains barley, amaranth, quinoa, oats, chia, buckwheat and millet.  

Baqua’s inspiration came during a trip to England when founder Sandra Marlowe was introduced to the favorite drink of the Royal Family, and the official drink of Wimbledon for 80 years—Lemon Barley Water. She was delighted by the taste and intrigued by its authentic roots to the barley strength drinks of Ancient Greece.

Sandra believed Americans would fall in love with a version of this healthful beverage and embrace the benefits of barley water. She and her active family chose a blend of ancient grains, developed flavor profiles, taste-tested them among friends and family, and the Baqua journey began.

We are on a consumer health mission.

Baqua is a specialty line of healthy and nutritious sports drinks in the naturally functional, non-alcoholic beverage category.  Baqua’s better-for-you line of beverages is shelf stable and appealing to consumers looking for natural refreshment with great taste and no preservatives or added sugars.

Each serving of Baqua is packed with antioxidants and electrolytes, and provides 100 percent RDA of vitamin C. Baqua’s immune boosting blend aids in the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of the body. Baqua delivers effective hydration and a healthy organic alternative to other sports drinks on the market. Our 12oz PET bottle is designed for convenience and portability, meeting the demands of the active lifestyle consumer.

Studies show Millennials are the demographic driving this functional beverage revolution. 
The growing number of health-conscious consumers who are carefully choosing what they eat and drink has led to a 10-year decline in sales of carbonated soft drinks (CSDs). The drink aisles of retail outlets are changing dramatically, reflecting a functional beverage revolution.

According to Investopedia, historically the “…food and beverage sector has been considered somewhat of a safe haven during economic recessions due to the stability of demand.”

A report by industry tracker Beverage Digest shows a total volume of CSD decline of 1.2 percent in 2015. The major players in this sector all reported falling demand. Yet within the non-alcoholic beverage sector, energy and sports drinks form the fastest-growing category.

Last year the Nasdaq reached its highest level since the bubble burst. Many people are familiar with the phenomenal gains that Apple has had in the past 15 years. During this time, it rose over 2,800 percent. To put that another way, if you had invested $10,000 in Apple stock on March 9, 2000 (the day before the dot-com peak), you would have more than $290,000 when NASDAQ regained that level. This stellar performance by Apple was only good enough for a 7th place finish on that date. 

The top Nasdaq stock since the dot-com bubble burst is Monster Beverage (MNST)--up an astounding 52,500 percent--according to a CNN Money analysis of Factset data. Coming in second is Keurig Green Mountain (GMCR) with nearly a 22,000 percent bounce--both beverage stocks!

According to John Craven, founder and CEO of, “All of the growth in beverages is in the healthy sector – those drinks that have perceived health benefits.”

Investment basics

Offering Size: Minimum $10,000; Maximum $100,000

Cost per Common Share: $2.00

Common Shares Offered: 5,000

Minimum Investment: $500

Subscriptions Closed: December 31, 2016

Join us on this consumer health mission! Baqua delivers pure powerful refreshment. Strength from the LAND, NOT THE LAB.

The statistics above prove the functional beverage industry is going to continue to increase in awareness and popularity. Millennials are serious about their products: ingredients matter--not cost. Millennials are willing to pay a premium for quality nutritional beverages.

Use of Proceeds

The gross proceeds of the Offering to the Company will be ten thousand dollars ($10,000) if the target offering amount is reached, and one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) if the maximum offering amount is raised. The net proceeds of the Offering, after deduction of expenses of the Offering, including but not limited to the intermediary’s fees, escrow fees, legal fees, and accounting fees, will be used by the Company primarily for marketing expenses and for working capital for the business operations of the Company until such time as the Company realizes net earnings from its operations.

The Company reserves the right to alter the use of proceeds at its discretion, subject to management oversight by the Company, as the Company determines how to best implement our business plan in Kentucky.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

No intended irregular use of proceeds is reportable as none of the following examples will exceed $10,000: vendor payments and salary made to related parties, friends or relatives; any expense labeled “Administration Expenses” that is not strictly for administrative purposes; any expense labeled “Travel and Entertainment”; or any expense that is for the purposes of inter-company debt or back payments.

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Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000:

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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.


Thank you to all investors and potential investors

over 3 years ago

Thank you for your interest in joining us as we launch Baqua, the world's first organic ancient grain replenishment drink! This Start Engine offering has closed. Please call 888-992-2782 to speak with a member of out team and ask any questions.  We would love to send you a bottle of Baqua, and keep you informed about our next offering. Thanks!

Baqua, Inc. is now certified as a "Qualified Small Business!"

over 3 years ago

Learn more about Baqua. Watch this video presentation!

over 3 years ago

StartEngine hosted an interactive video presentation and Q&A session featuring Baqua’s CEO Sandra Marlowe on Nov 17. Click below to hear the Baqua founder share about Baqua and their campaign.

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