Colorado Sake Co.

Craft Sake Brewery

Colorado Sake Co.

Craft Sake Brewery

DENVER, CO
Food & Beverage
Colorado Sake Company is a sake brewery and tasting room offering a variety of premium and unique local sake’s, both in-house and online.

$609,217

raised
652
Investors
$12M
Valuation
$1.00
Price per Share
$250.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
17
Days Left

$609,217

raised
652
Investors
$12M
Valuation
$1.00
Price per Share
$250.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
17
Days Left

Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into Colorado Sake Co.:

$250+
Investment
StartEngine Owner’s Bonus
This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus program. For details on this program, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$250+
Investment
Tier 1
Invest $250+ and receive a personal shout out on our website + 10% off at our online store for one year
$500+
Investment
Tier 2
Invest $500+ and receive a Custom Colorado Sake Company Hat or T-Shirt
$1,000+
Investment
Tier 3
Invest $1000+ and receive a 12 pack of The Original Sake Hard Seltzer
$5,000+
Investment
Tier 4
Invest $5000+ and receive our Classic Colorado Sake 4 pack including customized glassware
$10,000+
Investment
Tier 5
Invest $10,000+ and receive 5% additional bonus shares and an online, investor’s only, ‘roll your own sushi class’ and private sake tasting with the Colorado Sake Co. founders.
$25,000+
Investment
Tier 6
Invest $25,000+ and receive 5% additional bonus shares and a VIP Sake Club Membership (includes quarterly shipments of newest flavors and special releases)
$50,000+
Investment
Tier 7
Invest $50,000+ and receive 5% additional bonus shares and name your own fermentation tank! A rare and fun opportunity for our newest investor...be as creative as you like and you will of course receive ample amounts of fresh juice from your
$100,000+
Investment
Tier 8
Invest $100,000+ receive 5% additional bonus shares and a 3-day (all expenses paid) trip for you and a plus one to Denver, Colorado! You’ll get the chance to meet our team who will tour you through our production facility and taproom. Get hands on i

Reasons to Invest

Colorado Sake expanded its location from 500 square feet to 4000 square feet in year one and has since grown into 15,000 square feet
Colorado Sake is distributing across the whole state.
Colorado Sake has experienced exponential growth and has a profit margin of about 80%.

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Our sake has been a true labor of love! 

After what felt like years of long days, endless test batches and a limitless determination to perfect our recipe, we finally opened our doors! The sake we dreamed of bringing to Denver, Colorado is clean, unpasteurized, undiluted and delicious! It is available in a variety of both unique and traditional selections.


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The Problem


The domestic sake market is seriously lacking...

After researching all the brands of sake available to the consumer, we soon discovered that there are limited options in the domestic sake space. Fueled by our passion for the beverage,  we set out to create a delicious all American product! At the same time we also saw a gap in the local market for a sake brewery and tasting room you could visit and be educated from, so we opened our own in Denver, Colorado. 

American Standard is our signature, traditional Junmai Ginjo Sake and the base of every infusion we produce here at Colorado Sake. We adhere to traditional brewing techniques while using all domestic ingredients. Our rice is sourced from California, polished to 60%, and combined with our

handcrafted Koji, proprietary yeast blend and Rocky Mountain Water. The result? A clean undiluted sake, not overly dry nor overly sweet, with rich notes of grapefruit and banana.

This delicious blend is an infusion of our traditional American Standard Junmai Ginjo Sake. After brewing for 4 weeks, we select the freshest blueberries and hibiscus flowers to steep into the batch. This allows the active yeast and koji enzymes to break down the fruit and flowers, culminating in a balanced acid structure with a subtle sweetness provided by the fruit. The result? A delicate and refreshing, lightly sweetened beverage.

Originating from China, the small yet powerful lychee fruit has proven to be a very popular feature in asian cuisine globally. Here at Colorado Sake, we utilize their unique flavor by combining them with the creamy mouthfeel of our traditional unfiltered nigori. The result? A soft and tropical semi-sweet

blend with tasty notes of passionfruit and lemon.

This international favorite is a delicious blend of two cultures that tastes remarkably like traditional Mexican horchata with the refreshing and crisp drinkability of sake. We infuse our unfiltered nigori with a house made cinnamon and vanilla recipe. The result? A slightly sweetened delicious beverage best served over ice in summer or warmed up on a cold snowy day!

The Solution


Delicious premium domestic sake in a variety of selections

Coming Summer 2021 is our brand new line of  Hard Sake Seltzers, the original sake seltzer. Our Flavors will include Yuzu Ginger, Blood Orange, Mixed Berry and Lime. Our Seltzers are flavor forward compared to most  competitors, with just the right amount of carbonation to be refreshing but also go down easily. Coming in at a whopping  6% ABV to hit that sweet spot placing it in the center of brands that are currently available.



The Market


Sake is growing faster than any other alcohol in the US, but the domestic sake market is still pretty bare!

Sake is one of the fastest-growing alcohol spaces in the US. Currently, there are approximately 15 active domestic sake makers in the US which gives us an opportunity to take a huge share of the market and tons of potential for exponential growth. There are 11,000 wineries and 8,000+ beer breweries in the USA, but sake breweries are few and far between.


We are offering our investors a unique opportunity to get involved in a company with great potential to be leaders in the domestic sake space, just ahead of its national expansion!



Our Traction


Fast growth and statewide expansion

We have experienced a 310% growth rate year-over-year and achieved brand recognition and popularity amongst our customers. This led to a much needed expansion of our Denver taproom  location- 500 sq ft to 4000 sq ft in the first year! Production has moved into our new 14,000 sq ft space as of June 2021.  We have also expanded our retail offerings since launching from 2 to 4 flavor varieties and have begun distributing statewide in the last 12 months.


What We Do


Affordable, premium, local, craft!



Sake is a traditional Japanese fermented alcoholic beverage made from rice. It is vegan, gluten-free, low in sugar and high in alcohol. Our sake is available in a variety of flavors and contains no sulfites or tannins. 

 

Our brewery and tasting room offers a unique event space that works with customers to develop custom packages designed to create their perfect event! Whether it’s a corporate holiday party or a gathering of close friends. For groups of 10-70, we offer tastings & tours, full buy-outs, roll-your-own sushi parties with a private chef, sake 101 classes and more!

The Business Model


We sell B2B as well as D2C both in-person and online, with high profit margins!

  • Our price for 6 cases, with each case containing 12 bottles, is $576.

  • Our COGS for 6 cases is $120 and the profit margin on those is about 80%.

  • We currently sell our sake directly to our consumers both in-house and online.


How We Are Different


Unique, innovative, premium domestic sake, designed to appeal to the American consumer

Colorado Sake Co. is one of only 15 domestic sake producers in the USA. Our bright and colorful labels are clean, bold and easy to understand. They were designed to appeal directly to the American consumer.

 

Several of our varieties are made using real fruit infusions, which are hard to come by in the sake world, mainly due to Japanese laws and restrictions. Unlike many products on the market that contain artificial flavors and preservatives, our sake is made using only the freshest ingredients!  It is then lightly pasteurized and never diluted! 

The Vision


Our goal is to make Colorado Sake a household name nationwide!

We have set out to raise capital for our national campaign to further expand our business. With the funds that we raise, we plan to expand our warehouse and significantly increase production levels and out of state distribution. 

 

We are aiming for nationwide expansion and our goal is to become the household name in domestic sake. We believe we have the potential to become the favored sake brand among American consumers, the brand they think of and the bottle they gravitate toward! 


OUR LEADERSHIP


Passionate about our craft and committed to the community we serve

Our story is that of a true start up, built completely from the ground up and 100% self-funded. Our entire team has been in the hospitality industry for many years, which has given us extensive knowledge on how to build strong customer relationships as well as direct insight into the interests of our community!


Fueled by a passion for sake and desire to make it widely available and appreciated, Colorado Sake is our full time ‘baby’ and its success is our complete priority!

Why Invest


Sake’s popularity is growing fast and we have the vision and proof of concept to take us to the next level!

Sake is the fastest growing alcohol space in the US and we are offering the public a unique investment opportunity in a company with great potential to be leaders in the domestic sake space, just ahead of its national expansion. We have a small business owner's mindset with huge growth potential and our proof of concept has been proven with the success of our current offerings from our Denver location. We look forward to having you on board as we move toward our goal  of being  ‘America’s favorite’ sake brand!


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Offering Summary


Company

:

Colorado Sake Co.

Corporate Address

:

3559 LARIMER STREET, DENVER, CO 80205

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$1,070,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$250.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Non-Voting Common Shares

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

10,000

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,070,000

Price per Share

:

$1.00

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$12,000,000.00











Company Perks*

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

Time-Based Perks:

First 48 hours – Friends & Family - 15% bonus shares

next 72 hours – Super Early Bird – 10% bonus Shares

Next 7 Days – Early Bird Bonus – 5% Bonus shares

Volume-Based Perks:

Tier 1: Invest $250+ and receive a personal shout out on our website + 10% off at our online store for one year

Tier 2: Invest $500+ and receive a Custom Colorado Sake Company Hat or T-Shirt

Tier 3: Invest $1000+ and receive a 12 pack of The Original Sake Hard Seltzer

Tier 4: Invest $5000+ and receive our Classic Colorado Sake 4 pack including customized glassware

Tier 5: Invest $10,000+ and receive 5% additional bonus shares and an online, investor’s only, ‘roll your own sushi class’ and private sake tasting with the Colorado Sake Co. founders

Tier 6: Invest $25,000+ and receive 5% additional bonus shares and a VIP Sake Club Membership (includes quarterly shipments of newest flavors and special releases)

Tier 7: Invest $50,000+ and receive 5% additional bonus shares and name your own fermentation tank! A rare and fun opportunity for our newest investor...be as creative as you like and you will of course receive ample amounts of fresh juice from your new favorite squeeze!

Tier 8: Invest $100,000+ receive 5% additional bonus shares and a 3-day (all expenses paid) trip for you and a plus one to Denver, Colorado! You’ll get the chance to meet our team who will tour you through our production facility and taproom. Get hands on in the brewery crafting your own investor's batch of sake, which will go into the tank you name! You’ll then be whisked off for an exciting evening in the Rocky Mountains where you’ll enjoy an exclusive sake tasting and paired Chef’s dinner with the company's founders!

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

Colorado Sake 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 Non-Voting Common Stock at $1.00/share, you will receive and own 110 shares for $100. 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 investor 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.

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
$300,078.00 USD
$141,000.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$150,843.00 USD
$291.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$17,510.00 USD
$9,442.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$51,046.00 USD
$4,000.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$268,947.00 USD
$57,398.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$598,172.00 USD
$295,965.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$123,634.00 USD
$82,677.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
$25,194.00 USD
-$26,170.00 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

17 Days Left and 647 Invested

8 hours ago

17 days left to come onboard.... 2021 has flown by and the StartEngine community and capital infusion has helped us stay on pace with our company's goals and growth trajectory. At nearly 2 million dollars in sales over the past 3 years, we are just getting going! Get 2022 started and right and don't miss out on this exciting investment opportunity!


Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 days ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Colorado Sake Co. 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 Colorado Sake Co. 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

Time Is Running Out

4 days ago

We'll be closing our campaign on December 20 so please feel free to ask any additional questions if your still interested in investing. It's been amazing that so many people believe in our product and have jumped on board with us. We can't wait to begin distribution outside of Colorado and get our product in a store near you. Happy Holidays!

Hoodies! Bundle up with the newest edition to our online store!

11 days ago

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... it's getting chilly outside!  So naturally we figured it was time to get some hoodies made. We've got both a men's and women's version available in multiple colors. Of course these hoodies will be eligible for the 10% investor discount in our online store as well. Visit the online store here: https://www.coloradosakeco.com/online-store-1

Seltzers Available Online!

18 days ago

Our Seltzers are finally available in our online store! Thanks for being patient with us! Now you can get our sake seltzers shipped straight to your doorstep. Each 12 pack contains all 4 of our different flavors: Yuzu Ginger, Blood Orange, Mixed Berry and Lime!


Sake Seltzer Production Grows!

22 days ago

As accounts and sales continue to grow, and with out of state distribution on the horizon, we'll need to keep up with demand. We've recently acquired 2 new brite tanks to make our tasty sake seltzers. Each new tank (pictured above in the middle) hold 1000 liters a piece. This will enable us to brew 4 times the amount we currently are able. With the added increase in production be on the look out for seltzers in our online store very soon, we know you've been waiting!

Colorado Sake Company - 3rd Quarter Update

25 days ago


To our friends, shareholders and future investors,

Our growth has been astounding throughout this year and we would like to share a few updates on that front. Some of our more immediate challenges have been strengthening and growing our production team and space in order to be able to meet the current surge in demand. We are so proud to share with you that we are on pace to hit over $1.1 million in sales this year, based off 2021 monthly averages.



Seltzer Growth

Since the release of our Hard Sake Seltzer in the beginning of August, we have sold our seltzers into 85 accounts. That's 85 grocery stores, liquor stores, restaurants and taprooms. So far we have sold everything we have been able to produce. In order to fix this problem, yesterday we purchased 2 new 1000 liter brite tanks in order to increase seltzer production, allowing us to make up to 4x the the amount we can now.


Production

Since we moved into our new 14,000 square foot brewery this spring, we've gone from producing 6,000 liters of sake per month to 15,000 litres! Over 50% growth rate!


Distribution

We began our raise back in mid June and since then have added close to 75 new accounts. These are liquor stores, grocery stores, restaurants and taprooms. We are self distributing all throughout the state of Colorado. That said, we're currently in negotiations with two distribution companies, one located in Michigan that specializes in boutique brands as well as Mutual Trading Group, the largest Japanese distributor in the United States. We hope to launch in 10 new states by end of 2022.



Final Thoughts-

With all the hard work from our team and generous investments to date, overall it has been a fantastic year! We've raised an impressive $546,000 through our StartEngine platform since June and all of that capital has gone straight back into the company as we strive to increase production and distribute across state lines. Currently our biggest challenge is simply making more sake to meet the growing demand. Thankfully, we are well positioned to do so and continue to improve and streamline our process and being able to purchase the equipment we need to make this happen. Please continue to spread the word on how exceptional our product is, as we move out of Colorado this word of mouth will be even more important! We'll keep you up to date on when and where you'll find us next in case we pop up some where near you! Thank you as always for your amazing and ongoing support! We wouldn't be here without you! 

Co Sake Webinar and Q&A - Wednesday

about 1 month ago

Take a peak behind the curtain of Colorado Sake Co. and our mission. See how the company has grown over the past year, learn about the future direction of the company, and how your investment is propelling Colorado Sake Co into the future. Ask questions and drink a cold sake with one of the founders: William Stuart.

Business Growth Update and Q&A Livestream : November 3rd

about 2 months ago

In November we'll be hosting our own livestream covering the growth of our company and the future of sake. There will be a live Q&A portion where you can ask us questions too! Tune in on November 3rd. 

Register on our Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/live-qa-the-future-of-colorado-sake-tickets-192448648087

In the mean-time check out our session from Startup Week, Denver's annual entrepreneurial convention that took place back in October. Our session was titled "Surviving Growth And How To Fund It". Michael Ostrow was kind enough to stop by and conduct the interview for us! Take a peak under the hood of our company to see how we've sustained so much growth over the past year and a half - session recorded Oct 7th. Video below.

Our StartUp Week session was recorded via zoom so forgive us for the less than exceptional quality. 

Interview starts at 4:50  -  Video Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5e_Ufi8xkks  

Live Interview Oct 12!

about 2 months ago

Local Biz Buzz has William from Colorado Sake on their show at 9am Mountain Time October 12th. Tune in and get updated on what's new at Colorado Sake Co. on OCN Eats Facebook Livestream: https://www.facebook.com/ocneatsdenver

Almost Halfway To Our Goal!

about 2 months ago

We're well on the way to reaching our campaign goal as we just passed the $500,000 milestone. Thanks to all of our current investors for the support. Our campaign has been chugging along 🚂 and we're reaching the halfway point. It has been a great year thus far for Colorado Sake!  🍶🍾

World Sake Day Weekend!

2 months ago


World Sake Day is October 1st! Traditionally this marks the starting date of the sake brewing season in Japan.

What a great way to kick off the autumn season 🍂 

The perfect time grab a bottle or glass of sake to celebrate!

Live Interview On OCN - October 12

2 months ago

We'll be joining Larry Herz for another episode on OCN Eats' Local Bizz Buzz later this month. Larry highlights many of the local food & beverage companies as well as restaurants in the Denver area. Tune in to see what's new at Colorado Sake Co.

Our episode will be streamed on Facebook Live on Oct 12th at 9am MST on OCN Eats' Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ocneatsdenver


Notice of Funds Disbursement

2 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Colorado Sake Co. 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 Colorado Sake Co. 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

New Fermentation Tanks

2 months ago

We've started our first batch of sake using 2 of our 4 new fermentation tanks this week.  Once all 4 are up and running we will be able to  QUADRUPLE our production. That means we will be producing 15,000 liters a month of our craft brewed sake!

$400,000 and Beyond!

3 months ago

We're up another $100K and inching our way towards the $500,000 mark. Once we reach that milestone we earn another mass email through the StartEngine email list. Also if you live outside of Colorado and are itching to try our sake seltzer, they'll be available online in about 2 weeks... so hang in there!

Governor's Cup Awards Colorado Sake Co. Silver and Gold

3 months ago

The Colorado Wine Industry Board just held their annual Governor's Cup wine competition. Not only did we take home a gold medal for the American Standard (twice now this year) but we also won our first medals for our new sake seltzers. Both our Lime and Yuzu Ginger won silver. We took home 8 medals in total, the other 4 varieties submitted awarded a bronze. For the full list of winners, visit the Governor's Cup website.

Colorado Sake Co. Celebrates 3 Years Aug 29th

3 months ago

At the Colorado Sake taproom we'll be celebrating 3 years since our grand opening. A live DJ will be playing music all day and we'll be tapping into a special anniversary edition Junmai Daiginjo sake to celebrate the occasion. Each guest will receive a special edition glass as well (pictured above.)  For more info on the event visit our Eventbrite page here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3yr-anniversary-party-tickets-166105202131

"Sake Brewer, In A Class By Itself" - 9 News Denver

4 months ago


Channel 9 stopped in while we were ramping up for our Sake Seltzer release and did a short story on our brewery. Take a look here:

https://www.9news.com/video/news/local/next/next-with-kyle-clark/colorado-sake-brewer-is-in-a-class-by-itself/73-19ff40be-8802-4b32-87ea-5ca5913832df

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Colorado Sake Co. 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 Colorado Sake Co. 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

Just Cracked $300,000 Over The Weekend

4 months ago

Thanks to everyone who has jumped on board with us! We keep crashing through these milestones.  Our next one is a little further out at $500,000. Once reached StartEngine will place our company's raise in another one of their email blasts. Just keep on spreading the word and I'm sure we'll be there in no time.

Our Sake Seltzer Canning Line Has Arrived!

4 months ago


Canning our Sake Seltzer has begun as we prepare for our product launch this month! Our sake Seltzer will be hitting the shelves soon and will be available in our taproom this week. Be on the lookout in our online store too as we will begin shipping to your front door within the next month!

We've met our milestone goal of $200,000!

4 months ago


A special thanks to all the current investors, we are well on the way to reaching our goal. Our next Milestone is $300,000. Once reached we will end up in StartEngine's email that goes out to their network of 500,000+ users.

Invest NOW!

Colorado Sake Co. Is One Of The 7 Startups To Buy Right Now - Nasdaq.com

5 months ago

In June we popped up on the Nasdaq website in an article provided by Investor's Place, zeroing in on the "7 Strong Startups You Should Buy Right Now". Check out the article and learn why investing in Colorado Sake Co. is the thing to do!

Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Colorado Sake Co. 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 Colorado Sake Co. 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

2021 Award Winning Sake

5 months ago

We've secured 2 medals so far this year with more competitions on the way. Including  Gold at the American Fine Wine Competition.  As our capital raise continues and seek new investments the awards just keep rolling in! Our American Standard sake is the base for all of our flavor infused sakes. Its body and taste curated specifically the for American palate. Now's a great time to jump in and own a piece of our multiple award winning brand.

We've Passed $100,000

5 months ago

Reaching $100,000 happened quicker then expected! Thanks for all of your support, we're well on our way to reaching our goal!

If there are individuals out there wondering how they can get their hands on our Sake before making a move (even if you can't yet purchase at a store in your area)  you can always order online. Here's the link!


Purchase Sake Online

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