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GoSun

Invest in Solar

GoSun

Invest in Solar

Cincinnati, OH
Consumer Products
People want to live more independent, healthy and resilient lives. GoSun has developed breakthrough solar technologies that can cook, cool, light or charge your electronics. These affordable products are portable, more efficient and free of harmful emissions.

$1,049,892

raised
1,377
Investors
$14M
Valuation
$1.30
Price per Share
$500.50
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
0
Days Left

$1,049,892

raised
1,377
Investors
$14M
Valuation
$1.30
Price per Share
$500.50
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
0
Days Left
This offering ended on July 15, 2020 and is no longer accepting investments.

Bonus Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into GoSun

$500+
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.
$1,000+
Investment
GoSun Go package
GoSun Go: package includes ultra portable solar oven, valued at $139
$2,500+
Investment
GoSun Sport Preparedness Bundle
Invest $2,500 | GoSun Sport Preparedness Bundle: package includes portable solar oven (bake, boil, fry), carrying case, and solar light. Valued at $406
$5,000+
Investment
5% Bonus shares + Ultimate Fusion Bundle
Invest $5,000 | Ultimate Fusion Bundle: package includes GoSun Fusion hybrid solar and electric oven, Powerbank+, 30watt flexible solar panel, carrying case and two small solar + lights. Valued at $1,014 + 5% bonus shares
$20,000+
Investment
10% Bonus Shares + Complete Solar Kitchen
Invest $20,000 | Complete Solar Kitchen: package includes GoSun Fusion hybrid solar and electric oven, Powerbank+, GoSun Chill ice-free portable fridge,and collapsible 60watt Solar Table. Valued at $1,699+

Reasons to Invest

Sold over 35,000 products in 60 countries with over $1.5M in revenue last year
Partnerships with REI, Home Depot, Ace Hardware for recreational sales, with partnerships UN, Red Cross and other NGOs for humanitarian sales.
Five utility patents on our breakthrough solar and electric technology.

Making groundbreaking solar technology more accessible.

GoSun has developed a formula for launching clean tech innovations with a skilled team and an international presence. A lean start-up approach helps the highly motivated team meet major needs and markets with breakthrough solar technology.  Starting with solar ovens, GoSun expanded into solar fridges, solar lighting, off-grid power and is now addressing opportunities with shelter. 




The Problem

Traditional energy sources cannot keep up with today’s needs.

Incumbent sources of energy used for electricity and cooking (propane, charcoal, wood and fossil fuels) are expensive, harmful to the environment, and in many places, unavailable. The same goes for keeping things cool; coolers have to be continuously filled with more ice to keep things cold. Regarding portable electronics, batteries can’t keep up with the constant use people demand. Simply put, traditional energy sources fall short in providing what people need, especially while outdoors or off-grid. With growing concern about climate change, GoSun provides products that are an important part of the solution.




The Solution

GoSun’s innovative solar solutions don't need fossil fuels.

As global population grows, there is an increasing need for clean energy. GoSun ovens, fridges, battery chargers, and other products run on solar power; a clean energy source that allows for self-sufficiency. GoSun products are an improvement from the incumbent, using renewable energy to combat climate change and support independence. It is rare to find products that do not use energy sources harmful to the environment, without compromising convenience or performance.

What people are saying.

GoSun products support resilience and healthy living.  They’re perfect for venturing off-grid adventures or for everyday use. GoSun offers innovative solutions and products to the energy problems in both the developed and developing worlds, providing humanitarian aid in places where energy sources are damaged or limited in availability. 




Our Traction

Early traction and growing sales.

GoSun has become the first consumer solar products manufacturer to break into mainstream markets centered around enjoying power, food and drink while outdoors. GoSun currently has relationships with major retailers including: REI, ACE and Home Depot. Over the past few years, GoSun has sold over 35,000 solar ovens and other solar products in over 60 countries worldwide. Growth has been sustained every year. 

Awards

CES: Climate Change Innovator (2019)

Clean Cookstoves Alliance Funding (2015)

CES: Small Business of the Year (2017)

GoSun has built a large, engaged audience who’ve supported six successful crowdfunding product launches, putting the company in the top one percent of all innovators on Kickstarter. GoSun has appeared on Top Chef, Science Channel, The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation and many news channels. In 2019, GoSun won a CES Climate Change Innovation Award, and in 2017, won Small Business of the Year. 

Seen in

GoSun has been featured in publications by dozens of renowned companies and organizations.

In addition to positive revenue growth and awards recognition, GoSun continues to assist in disaster relief efforts and build relationships in emerging markets. In 2018, GoSun sent 1,500 solar ovens overnight to the American Red Cross to aid those who had no power after Typhoon Yutu. GoSun is the first solar manufacturer awarded by the United Nations Clean Cookstoves Alliance and the UNDP.  GoSun is currently partnering with the Peruvian government and Green Light Planet, the largest solar provider in Africa.

Patrick Sherwin (Founder and CEO) works with non-profits in Haiti.




The Market

Solar is the future for recreational and humanitarian markets.

Expanding beyond recreation, GoSun is meeting needs in Emergency Management. This is already a $23B industry and increasing with the effects of climate change. As the world moves away from burning fossil fuels, the Solar Energy Industry is predicted to grow 6,500% through 2050. Finally, in emerging markets overseas, one billion people live without access to electricity and three billion people still burn wood and charcoal to cook everyday. 


Reported Natural Disasters


Worldwide Photovoltaics Growth

Steps to success.

GoSun is expanding it's product line to become a one-stop solar shop by 2020.




What We Do

GoSun makes consumer solar solutions with innovative and patented technology.

GoSun is quickly becoming the household name for portable, practical solar products for recreation, emergency, and off-grid applications. Using the power of the Sun, our ovens can roast, steam, bake, and boil; our solar coolers keep food and drinks cold; and our portable charging banks keep your devices running.  GoSun has developed a process for launching new innovations that relies on customer feedback, technological opportunity and market trends.


Our products allow people to:

  • Thrive off-grid. Our products work during power outages.
  • Save money. Sustainable energy saves time, money, and resources.
  • Help the climate. Solar power reduces environmental impact.
  • Live healthier. More nutrients, less carcinogens.

  GoSun builds solutions to address everyday problems.  The two pound (one kilogram) GoSun Go shown above is capable of cooking a meal in 20 minutes or boiling two cups of water for coffee or tea. We are often reliant on antiquated resources, but new clean technology, championed by GoSun, is capable and affordable for meeting our needs.  

According to a recent survey, nearly 9 out of 10 people, "felt panic," when their phone battery drops to 20 percent or lower. GoSun Solar phone chargers and battery packs can alleviate battery anxiety, especially when outdoors or traveling.  The PowerBank show above can charge a smart phone ten times, replace a 20 pound bag of ice or become a fuel canister when applied to GoSun's solar kitchen innovations.




Business Model

GoSun meets the needs of individuals and institutions.

GoSun is a powerhouse of innovative, clean tech, consumer products.  There is a lack of clean, high performance products that are both affordable and consumer friendly.  GoSun products empowers consumers to take action to help alleviate problems associated with conventional fuels and lifestyles.  


Over the past year, institutional sales grew rapidly. GoSun’s salesforce is making deals with governments, large NGO’s and relief agencies. Institutions are seeking solutions that support a triple bottom line, creating a positive impact on: Local Economy, Environment and Human Health. 


Our sales channels: 

  • Our site. gosun.co
  • Online retailers.
  • Crowdfunding platforms. Kickstarter, Indiegogo& more.
  • Nationwide dealers.
  • International distributors.
  • Institutions. American Red Cross, & more.


Competitive landscape

GoSun is a pioneer in engineering clean-tech, consumer solar products. When compared with existing products and their lifetime cost of ownership, GoSun is far more eco-friendly and more affordable than the incumbent.

GoSun operates a dual business strategy with products in both recreational and humanitarian markets. The recreational target demographic is seeking adventure, cleanliness, and independence from traditional fuel sources. 


In the humanitarian realm, products are geared towards disaster relief and areas of the developing world with vulnerable or limited energy sources. 




How we're different

GoSun has patented, cutting edge technology.


Solar Ovens


Our Solar Ovens have no fuel, no flames, just the juiciest and tastiest food you'll ever make, using the sun. With five patents and six trademarks, GoSun’s innovative approach to harnessing solar energy sets it apart from the other solar solutions on the market. Prior to GoSun, solar ovens were slow, bulky and impractical.  GoSun solar ovens are fast, portable and convenient, plus they are safe to touch even while over 500°F (260°C). Our breakthrough solar cooking technology is:


  • Fast & safe. Meals in minutes, but always cool to touch.

  • Versatile. Steams, bakes, roasts, and boils using only the sun.

  • All-weather. Near perfect insulation so that no weather is too cold.

  • Cook day or night. The world’s most efficient oven, solar and electric hybrid.


Solar Coolers


Our Solar Coolers use the sun to keep things cool. The GoSun Chill is more than a cooler, it's an off-grid refrigerator without the noisy generator. Our solar cooler doesn't need ice, in fact, it makes ice.  A portable 12V fridge designed to keep food cold or frozen, dry, and organized. Say goodbye to fishing for soggy sandwiches in a pool of hotdog juice, the solar alternative has arrived.


A cooler that runs on the Sun is better because:


  • No ice. More space, less weight and fresher food.
  • Sustainable. Primary power: Sun | Back-up power: 12 Volt & AC.
  • Lasts longer. Keeps foods frozen for hours.
  • Charges devices. Includes integrated PowerBank+ (lithium ion battery).

Comparing the GoSun Chill to the traditional ice chest, you will see that coolers are a pain in the ice.  


Solar Power


Our Solar Power solutions allow you to get out and stay out longer, while keeping your electronic devices running.  Products work within an ecosystem to maximize compatibility and ease of use.  GoSun is a one-stop shop for powering your entire camp, vehicle, kitchen or village.  


Solar photovoltaics plus lithium ion energy storage is incredible, with GoSun you can:

  • Off-grid lighting. Solar lights provide illumination even where there isn’t power.

  • Smartphone app. Wireless enabled communication to monitor your devices and cooking time.

  • Charge anywhere. Portable solar phone charger and PowerBank charge anywhere.

  • Emergency ready. GoSun products provide cooking, cooling and electricity. 




The Vision

Planned product expansion and aid to humanitarian relief efforts.

GoSun is becoming more than a lifestyle brand, designing and building incredible products to help people live a more resilient and healthy life. In addition to our current line up of products, we aim to unroll clean tech appliances, environmentally friendly alternatives and whole home solutions in the next year. Future launches are planned for a credit card sized cutlery set that eliminates plastic silverware and integrated off-grid solutions for mobile vehicles and tiny homes. 


Although GoSun is a small entrepreneurial business, we believe that we should do all we can, when we can. We are steadily building social enterprises in developing countries and we will continue to aid in disaster relief efforts as well as work with nonprofit organizations to provide low cost solar cookers and other solar products to those that need them most.  The heart-centered approach of providing true service to humanity is a foundational tenet of GoSun’s.




Our Team

GoSun has a team of dedicated solar energy leaders.

GoSun is a young company comprised of  experienced designers, engineers, and change-makers, intent on serving the world with unparalleled green cooking, cooling and electrical power solutions.  

Fast, nimble, and well connected.  When we see an opportunity, we take it.

We are passionate about our products and how they power our customers’ lives. Founded in a small suburban garage, we grew quickly thanks to our community of committed customers, who not only believe in our products, but also use them to bring people together.




Why Invest

Join us to bring clean, efficient energy to backyards and villages around the world.

In 2020 we’ll bring together our team’s experience and the best of today’s technology - solar, lithium-ion, controls, and efficiency.  Like our other products, we will make something way better than the incumbent, without compromising ease of use or performance. There’s a huge need for affordable, off-grid housing. GoSun’s latest solutions will address shelter by helping customers efficiently manage cooking, cooling, power and water needs. Tiny houses and van life is sweeping America but few are efficient, cost effective and self-sufficient.  


A concept sketch above is only one example of GoSun's capabilities; a disaster response trailer that can be towed to a relief effort site and deployed in just 30 minutes. Once set-up, the GoSun Trailer is able to feed over 100 meals each hour, rain or shine.  Meeting more severe, off-grid requirements, the Trailer will include cold storage, wash station, prep area and solar + battery power supply.

With a growing awareness of Climate Change and consumers seeking more efficient, self-reliant products, GoSun is in an ideal position for growth. We are seeking like-minded individuals to join us in bringing reliable, efficient, solar products to those wanting independence from damaging fuel sources.  GoSun’s solar products are easy, fun to use and they actually work better than conventional products.





In the Press

Insider
July 17, 2019

We tested the GoSun solar oven to see if it can really cook a meal using only the power of the sun

CNET
January 7, 2019

GoSun's $400 solar cooker revealed at CES 2019

Digital Trends
May 7, 2019

Forget ice — this cooler harnesses the power of the sun to chill your food

Treehugger
July 10, 2018

No Sun? Get a GoSun Fusion solar cooker and live better electrically

New Atlas
July 3, 2018

GoSun's hybrid solar/electric oven cooks day and night

Epicurious

Meet the GoSun Oven, the Solar-Powered Oven of the Future

Offering Summary


Company

:

GoSun Inc.

Corporate Address

:

1217 Ellis st, Cincinnati, OH 45223

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.60

Offering Maximum

:

$1,069,998.80

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$500.50











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

7,692

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

823,076

Price per Share

:

$1.30

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$14,029,817.10











We want you to GoSun. Check out these Perks, made exclusively for Start Engine investors to get a feel for our breakthrough technology.  

Early Bird

First 3 days - 10% bonus shares

Next 4 days - 5% bonus shares

Volume

$500+ | Thank you Tier

$1,000 | GoSun Go Package: package includes ultra portable solar oven, valued at $139

$2,500+ | GoSun Sport Preparedness Bundle: package includes portable solar oven (bake, boil, fry), carrying case, and solar light. Valued at $406

$5,000+ | 5% bonus shares + Ultimate Fusion Bundle: package includes GoSun Fusion hybrid solar and electric oven, Powerbank+, 30watt flexible solar panel, carrying case and two small solar lights. Valued at $1,014

$20,000+ |10% bonus shares + Complete Solar Kitchen: package includes GoSun Fusion hybrid solar and electric oven, Powerbank+, GoSun Chill ice-free portable fridge and collapsible 60watt Solar Table. Lets you cook, cool, and charge - anytime, anywhere. Valued at $1,699

* International investors will be contacted individually to resolve shipping and logistics.

*Perks are by threshold and won't include lower tiers.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

Example - The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments and salary made to one's self, a friend or relative; Any expense labeled "Administration Expenses" that is not strictly for administrative purposes; Any expense labeled "Travel and Entertainment"; Any expense that is for the purposes of inter-company debt or back payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$1,415,124.00 USD
$1,072,581.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$699,115.00 USD
$526,140.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$6,082.00 USD
$32,085.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$718,545.00 USD
$544,511.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$485,142.00 USD
$563,115.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$1,869,934.00 USD
$1,564,816.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$1,020,785.00 USD
$859,013.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$251,950.00 USD
-$409,507.00 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

Lots of Big News Update from GoSun

about 1 month ago

Hello StartEngine Investors,


2020 has been an incredible, break-out year for GoSun and we wanted to share a general update regarding all our activity.  It seems GoSun is shifting into a new gear with respect to higher sales, more exposure, and new innovations.  Internally, our team has never been stronger, and as we grow, we improve our process and people with every step -  just take a look at our new and improved website:

www.gosun.co

Portable Power to the People


GoSun is all about empowering our customers to live more independent and resilient lives.  Our breakthrough solar technology shifts the mainstream mindset from scarcity to abundance.  With portable solar solutions, you can always find power, so you have more freedom to grow your life and potential, instead of being limited and dependent on resources outside of your control.  



Here what others are saying or listen to a Podcast with GoSun CEO, Patrick Sherwin:


GoSun is part of the solution


Resilience and independence are our brand pillars and they are becoming more important than ever.  GoSun works quickly to move appropriate innovations into the marketplace.  Once COVID-19 became an obvious global threat, we kicked into high gear. For example, since March, GoSun has distributed over 10,000 products including Face Masks, UV-C Sanitizing Light Boxes, Snack Packs, and our new Solar Water Purification and Sanitation System (aka. GoSun Flow). Since GoSun Flow's launch in May, that innovation has been purchased by over 1,500 customers, with pre-sales over a half a million dollars.  

See what Arrow Electronics is saying about the GoSun Flow.


GoSun Flatware Ships to Over 15,000 Customers


Launched in late 2019, GoSun Flatware is the world’s first credit card sized cutlery set, and with it, you’ll never have to throw away single use plastic again. Over the past six months, GoSun has manufactured 30,000 sets and shipped almost 25,000 set to over 60 countries worldwide, bringing in over $400K in revenue. Flatware is a complete set with fork, spoon and a little serrated knife, plus a hygienic case to protect you from unwanted grease. Made from durable stainless steel, Flatware is thin enough to fit in your wallet, so you always have it with you.



While COVID-19 has led to decreased carbon emissions, one of the more unfortunate environmental effects has been the surge in single-use plasticware due to the significant increase in takeout food and sanitization concerns over reusable plastics-- which has been an increasingly major source of pollution amidst COVID-19. For a closer look at how to use Flatware, watch this video.


See what Politico and Earth.Org have to say about GoSun Flatware.


Introducing Light Box

Stay clean with GoSun's new Light Box. Fully sanitize items in 15 minutes, killing 99% of viruses and bacteria with sunlight in a box. UV-C light is short wavelength ultraviolet and destroys both nucleic acids and DNA in microorganisms. This video explains how to use Light Box a bit better.




End of Summer Sales


Even though we've been burning through our inventory, GoSun is still running several sales.  September is Preparedness Month and for good reason, now with unprecedented fires and hurricanes forcing people from their homes.  GoSun's Prep Kits are ready to ship, ready to support you and your family at these times of need.  



What’s Next for GoSun?


With so much demand, from both emergency preparedness and outdoor recreation markets, GoSun will not stop innovating and launching new products. Stay tuned to learn about our new Portable Power Solutions and Off-Grid Tiny House launches coming very soon.  


Stay Safe and Prepared,

Patrick and the GoSun Team

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, GoSun 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 GoSun 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

Fundraise Done, but don't hesitate to register

4 months ago

Dear StartEngine,

We are extremely grateful to you for supporting GoSun in this fundraise round.  As we have hit our $1,070,000 max raise amount, we get back to innovating and scaling our young business. Although this is oversubscribed, it does not hurt to register on StartEngine for an available spot should something come available in the future.  

GoSun is always growing and creating more critical applications for solar energy.  Innovation is mixed with fun and independence to create an attractive brand for those seeking a brighter future.  Focused in areas where off-grid technology is needed around the world, GoSun has grown strong. Now, GoSun is ready to scale.


GoSun Flow over $375K in Pre-Sales

This fantastic piece released by Inhabitat captures to essence of Flow and its great reach.  

"Outdoor activities such as camping and hiking are expected to continue rising amid the COVID-19 pandemic, and the GoSun Flow introduces a convenient and sustainable way to access clean water almost anywhere and anytime."



We are building Flow to support your recreational adventures and to be there in case you need it.  It may not work perfectly in outer space, but it will provide years of remote water needs.


Fathers Day Gift Ideas

This holiday, get your Dad a gift that keeps on giving. Next time the lights go out from a storm, it's his time to shine! 

Whether making coffee for weary campers, keeping the drinks cold on the fishing trip, or finding the flashlight when the power's out, GoSun products give your Dad connect your father with the infinite power of the Sun.


July 4th Sale is here, too

Deals like this don't last.  Take as much as 40% on GoSun.co

Wishing you Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness

Patrick and the GoSun Team

Can't Stop Solar

5 months ago

Booooooom!  That's Seven Figures

We just passed a milestone and wanted to tip our hats to our investors.  Thanks to all of you, GoSun has now raised over one million dollars on StartEngine. This working capital is so, very helpful to further explorations on the Fuel-Free Frontier.  We are generating momentum and just as sure as the Sun will rise again, GoSun will have a new innovation out the market soon.  


Gracefully Absorbing the Transition

COVID-19 has stirred up the small business world and as the dust settles a bit, GoSun has emerged from the storm as a new leader of the new world that we're learning to adopt.  In this new world, people are:

  • remaining physically distant
  • spending more times outdoors 
  • avoiding crowded places 
  • shopping online

Answering each of the above trends, over the past few years, GoSun has:

  • developed a large, engaged audience who share our technology online
  • built portable and durable gear that join and fuel your adventures 
  • created solar appliances that work anywhere, so they do not need traditional city power or water or ice or re-supplying at stores
  • focused efforts into online B2C to increase web exposure, SEO, advertising, education and conversion


Have you seen our Solar Table?

Out of the many innovations that GoSun has released, it is easy to loose track or let some slip through the cracks. We wanted to take a second to highlight our GoSun Solar Table that originally launched as an accessory to the GoSun Chill Solar Cooler to both keep it charged and parked in the shade under the table.  However, the Solar Table has taken on a life of its own and quickly emerged as the center of many Solar Kitchen setups.  


It collapses and deploys in seconds.  During our adventures, the Solar Table has been a preparation counter, a coffee table, an adjustable power plant, a shelter, and a dining table for four. As we continue using it the innovations and accessories grow. Like all of GoSun's innovations, the Solar Table is not beholden to one specific task.  Rather than own a solar panel and a camp table, we combined them, increasing the usage and value of each.  This summary video will provide a better understanding to how the Solar Table integrates with GoSun's ecosystem.  



Outdoor Cooking is Hot! 

Thanks to a study published by NPD, outdoor cooking figures are on the rise with COVID-19.  Of those surveyed, 81% of people say they want to cook outside more often.  Again, all of this points to more people getting interested in GoSun's products since they are more fun, easier and can even save money.  

Again, thank you for your interest in a brighter future.

Patrick and the GoSun Team

Everything is pointing up for GoSun

5 months ago

Trends are indicating strong growth

The Fuel-Free Frontier is bright. As the COVID-19 pandemic is a parallel threat to Climate Change, it appears GoSun has aligned with some massive market trends.  To quote the UN Secretary-General, in planning the coronavirus pandemic recovery, there is “a profound opportunity” to steer the world on “a path that tackles climate change, protects the environment, reverses biodiversity loss and ensures the long-term health and security of humankind.”

We do not intend to brag here but, what business has tripled in sales in during the last 60 days?

Chlorox?  Door Dash?  and .....GoSun

During these interesting times, GoSun online sales have tripled.

The screenshot above was taken from our wonderful Shopify website sales reporting. Please excuse the lack of info on the Y-axis. 

To be honest, the business realities of the pandemic have been good for GoSun and here's several reasons why:

  • R&D has increased since our team is now more focused on the opportunities ahead
  • the GoSun team has established the ability to work from anywhere and with several new process and management tools
  • sales and interest in our products has swelled
  • strengthening international partnerships since we are all committed to solutions
  • the need for sanitation pushed us to develop another first, the GoSun Flow launch also completes our Solar Kitchen

This may sound like a broken record but we are very proud of our products because they:

  • cook meals, day or night without any fuel, fire, smoke, excess heat or emissions
  • cool or freeze food and drink without ice, soggy messes, disorganized chaos, or resupply
  • allow you to enjoy meals on-the-go without 1,000's of single-use plastic utensils
  • charge phones without grid power or disposable batteries
  • purify water + sink + shower without a ton of burdensome gear

Portable Sanitation Station

Launched about two weeks ago, the Flow has already attracted about 1,000 new customers and engaged 1,000's of existing GoSun customers. As we adjust to a more sanitized way of existence, having water on demand is convenient and intelligent.  

5 Reasons Flow is a great companion

  1. 1,000 hand washings in one charge (approx. 30 seconds each)
  2. Optimal flow rate to wash hands while conserving water
  3. Hand sanitizer cannot be found, anywhere
  4. Hand washing is way better, anyway
  5. Allows you to avoid some places while on adventure: drinking fountains, public bathrooms, stores, gas stations, etc 

GoSun is making headlines.

From the Middle East to Japan, GoSun has seen coverage in the New York Post and on Fox. Our products are really gaining traction because they allow families to be resilient and independent.  As we see a lot more road trips this summer, GoSun solar products are a natural fit since they cook without fuel, and keep food cold without ice.

What's Next for GoSun?

We cannot wait to share the innovations we are working on.  Over the past few years, GoSun has sprouted to become a global leader in break-through, reliable and affordable solar appliances.  We are just getting started, and....

- the sky is not the limit -

In the works for this summer, the GoSun Dream, is a tiny house that incorporates all of our technologies under one roof.  Our team has been working tirelessly to integrate hundreds of design elements into a highly versatile, off-grid ready package.  With four wheels, an aerodynamic shape and RV hookups, you can tow with ease to over 13,000 RV resorts throughout the US alone.  

With huge emphasis on building science, ease of use and high efficiency, this place will be ready for a wide variety of applications: 

  • RV resorts
  • off-grid living
  • studio
  • property rental
  • vacation home
  • tiny home community/parks

Affordability is critical, so GoSun plans to produce ten homes with each batch and pre-sell homes via crowdfunding to finance the endeavor.  With this quantity, GoSun is able to leverage economies of scale to enable a 20-40% reduction in cost when compared to DIY or custom home builders.  

Fundraise Ending Soon

As this equity crowdfunding round comes to an end soon, we want to welcome all of our new investors and thank you for your support. This has been a fantastic experience and we are also very thankful to the talented and hardworking team at StartEngine. Again, we have lots of exciting projects and products in the works, so please stay tuned and in turn, the GoSun team will do our best to keep you well informed.

Thanks again for your support,

Patrick and the GoSun team

Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, GoSun 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 GoSun 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

Know about GoSun Flow

5 months ago

New Product Launch Opens Flood Gates

Let's stay healthy, courageous and generous.  

This past Tuesday, May 12th, GoSun launched a portable sanitation station and water purification system.  Flow's product development was fast tracked in 2020, based on the COVID-19 pandemic's demand for sanitation. We are working our tails off to get Flow into production ASAP.  

The campaign is off to a great start, hitting our goal of $15K in just 10 minutes, and now with over 600 Backers.  The Flow helps GoSun round out the Solar Kitchen by adding a portable kitchen sink with shower and water purification capability.  

Of course we don't need to remind you about washing your hands, but you might want a reminder about the great deals that launched yesterday on Indiegogo on the new GoSun Flow and Flow + Faucet + Sink.



The GoSun Flow is small enough to fit into a backpack, uses solar energy to filter 99.99% of pathogens from water, and can function as a portable handwashing station, hot shower, source of clean drinking water, and much more.  Not only is this the world's first portable sink, it's also the world's first viable solar shower.  You can learn all about this new innovation here.

What others are saying about GoSun Flow

  • Digital Trends: For thirsty campers, GoSun’s water purifier purges germs with power of the Sun

  • New Atlas: GoSun's solar-powered water purifier fits easily into a day pack


GoSun is grateful for the opportunity to serve.  

2020 is big one for GoSun. Sales have increased and we should have solid financial growth as we push more innovation into the Fuel-Free Frontier.  The outdoors is becoming a critical source of rest for many during quarantine and many trends are pointing in GoSun's direction.  

If you are interested in seeing where our next product is headed, please take a look at the GoSun Tiny Home.


Wishing you a smooth and healthy reopening,

Patrick and the GoSun Team

Notice of Material Change in Offering

5 months ago

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

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


Extended length of campaign.


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.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, GoSun 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 GoSun 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

2019 Financials + Current Sales

6 months ago

Portable Solar Appliances Are In Demand

As we all know, Coronavirus is disrupting the world in a way that hasn’t happened in our lifetime. So far, GoSun is weathering this shake up much better than most small businesses. Indeed, our sales for 2020 have been growing. It appears that more people are becoming aware of the benefits that GoSun products offer because they provide a better way to cook, to cool, to power, to charge and to light.  We believe and we are always working to create more products that provide an easier, more integrated way of outdoor living.    

Here at GoSun we continue to focus on products that are innovative and fun, while also providing independence and resilience.  

We are seeking investors and owners of our breakthrough technology.  Most investments include a bonus solar oven "sur-thrival" gear (recreation and preparedness in one). This new, massive, resilience bundle (below) includes most of our products for less than $2,000 


Summary of 2019 Financials

GoSun continues to grow organically, step by step, as we expand markets and product offerings.  Our popular solar ovens carried the business during the first couple years, establishing our "beach head," building an audience and brand identity. In 2018, we introduced a range of solar power and lighting products and in 2019, GoSun launched a solar cooler to help expand on the outdoor kitchen.   

The following results highlight GoSun’s record 2019 year.

  • Total revenues of $1,869,934 an increase of 18% from 2018 sales of $1,564,816
  • Loses dropped to $251,950 from 2018 losses of $409,507 
  • Total assets rose to $1,415,124 from 2018 assets of $1,072,581         

Last year, we introduced two new products:

GoSun is making a transition from dependency and fossil fuels, to independence and renewables. The GoSun Chill, a portable cooler that doesn’t need ice.  This innovative portable solar refrigerator pre-sold over $700,000 of product in 2019, making this our best new product launch in our history. 


In 2019, we also introduced GoSun Flatware, an ultra compact, re-useable cutlery set. We pre-sold over $300,000 of this alternative to single use plastic. We hate to see all the waste generated from cafeterias and carry out, so we did something about it.


GoSun's Current COVID-19 Status

2020 is truly turning out to be an extraordinary, challenging year, and thanks to you, we believe GoSun will be one of the unique success stories of the year.  We believe that now is the time to  work together, be creative,  innovate and make products that make the world cleaner and more resilient.

Again, GoSun is growing and adjusting well to the new market conditions.  Emergency preparedness and off-grid appliances are in high demand during the COVID-19 pandemic, and GoSun is here to supply the unprecedented need.  Despite physical distancing and increased sanitation protocol, GoSun has not experienced much disruption over the past couple months in sales, logistics, nor manufacturing. 

We are cranking hard, putting out more new ideas and shipping more product than before.  We are very fortunate to have a hard-working, lean and dedicated team. We will continue to focus relentlessly on our customers and on innovative products that provide independence from conventional fuels and do not produce harmful emissions.


What's Next

Next month, in May, we will be releasing our newest product, GoSun Flow.  This solar powered water filter and sanitation system that makes fresh water from most water sources, and allows you to wash your hands whenever and wherever you are. 



Water is key to life and it's a missing ingredient to our portable, solar kitchen that already allows you to cook, cool, charge and light.  Soon, with a kitchen sink that fits in your backpack, you'll be able to have fresh water on-demand, when you are away from home.  Being able to function and adventure during the COVID-19 pandemic is becoming critical, so GoSun is working quickly to help fuel your outings and keep you safe.  

Thanks and Enjoy your Earth Day,

The GoSun Team



GoSun Grows During COVID-19

7 months ago

Stay smart and safe out there

This is incredibly trying times, especially for those at our hospitals and clinics.  We've been watching COVID-19 very closely at GoSun and we are committed to your health, resilience and independence (a.k.a. we really don't want you going to the hospital).  



We’ve been sharing resources about COVID-19 and staying on top of the situation; working from home, increasing sanitation and keeping distance.  We want to thank our healthcare providers and those rooted in science, who are committed to resolutions with minimal exposure.  We're all in this together.

We are working around the clock to serve existing customers so they can thrive in their social isolation, without the need to re-fuel or re-supply.  It is rewarding to our hard working team to hear about customers “living their best life” while off-grid using GoSun. You can see some our customers sharing family recipes and ways to get the most from our products on our Facebook Community Kitchen page.   

GoSun is expanding our capabilities at this time of need and accelerating the development of our portable purification and sanitation system.  Yesterday, our designers spent the afternoon testing our new water system by setting up a hand washing station on the street corner outside a local hardware store.


People stood in line (six-foot spacing) to give their hands a wash.



Demand Spikes

GoSun has seen a strong increase in demand since COVID-19 hit America.  We don’t like to brag, but we do want our investors informed with any big news, good or bad.  It’s been a record month as more and more families are preparing and taking some time to do things they’ve been dreaming about.  


Sales are coming in from all markets we serve.  Although we have an ongoing relationship with The American Red Cross, we do not utilize fear based marketing or target the guns and ammo side of the prepper community with our products; instead we focus on “surthrival,” living the good life and being resourceful. 

Solar and off-grid appliances make a lot of sense when society and consumerism struggles.  Now it seems preparedness is becoming more mainstream, with response to COVID-19 hitting every shelf in the country and with this long-lasting trend, GoSun is anticipating more mainstream markets as well.  

Of the winners and losers in the tumultuous time, GoSun is feeling very fortunate to answer the call of many customers seeking resilience and independence. GoSun's solar appliances are in sync with nature, and with them you can cook, refrigerate, light, charge devices, and power your needs at home or while on an adventure.



Introducing Flow

GoSun’s newest product not only purifies water with solar power, but it's an entire kitchen sink that can fit into a backpack, so you're able to sanitize while away from home.  Starting at $139, the Flow will have several upgrades to include a faucet, sink basin and hot shower.  We encourage those interested in the earliest and best deals to sign up here.

Thanks again for your support and encouragement,

Patrick and the GoSun Team


GoSun Re-Opens for Investment

7 months ago

Shift Happens, it's Time to Invest in a Brighter Future 

To say the least, Coronavirus is creating a lot of disruption. However, GoSun is seeing a significant increase in sales since our products work anywhere, without re-supply. Unable to go into detail, we anticipate a big year as we deploy our arsenal of fuel-free appliances and launch both our water purification and sanitation system, as well as an off-grid tiny home in 2020.  With our focus on health, resilience and independence, GoSun anticipates a durable, successful future.   

In case you missed the news, GoSun's initial Reg CF crowdfunding campaign oversubscribed, reaching its maximum funding goal about two months ago. So, we performed a financial audit on 2018 and 2019, submitted reports and filed an extension. Today, we have re-opened the campaign for investment.  With an uptick in interest and subscribers, we anticipate this investment round will end quickly. Take a look at the opportunity here on StartEngine, where investments start at just $500.



This 10 minute Pitch Video explains GoSun's full business plan.

Coronavirus Update

GoSun is practicing social distancing and increased hygienic protocol.  Our team is making adjustments to work remotely while continuing to innovate and serve our customers needs.  Please join the GoSun Community Kitchen on Facebook to be a part of the conversation and questions emailed to: support@gosun.co  

We are encouraging orders be made ASAP at gosun.co to ensure a fully functional logistics and available inventory.  

Our team is united in service, we are all in this together. 


In other news

  • The author of this Forbes article about GoSun clearly has not had a chance to use our products.   
  • Listen to GoSun CEO, Patrick Sherwin, discuss his off-grid vision on the Power Systems Design Podcast. 
  • Have we hit a tipping point on Sustainable Investments? This Reuters article from January is pretty relevant today. 


For a brighter future,

Patrick and the GoSun Team



Notice of Material Change in Offering

7 months ago

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

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


GoSun Inc. has extended their campaign, increased their maximum funding goal, and updated their finanicals.


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.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

8 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, GoSun 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 GoSun 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

Notice of Funds Disbursement

9 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, GoSun 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 GoSun 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

Join the Waitlist, GoSun is Oversubscribed

9 months ago

Thank you, StartEngine community. 

Thanks to you, we hit our campaign goal of $535K and we are shifting into a higher gear, heading for the highway, ready to tackle larger markets and serve greater needs.  All who believe in GoSun enough to place an investment, we salute you, we encourage your continued participation and we look forward to your advice / direction to keep us headed to the brightest future.  

We recommend that you join the waitlist as soon as possible because in the event space becomes available we will be able to pull people off on first-come-first-serve basis. We hope to make an announcement soon about additional opportunities, so make sure to follow the campaign and stay up to date!

Thanks again everyone, and if you have any questions let us know and we will get back to you quickly.


To hear the latest podcast from our CEO, join the National Investor Network Podcast


Letter from our CEO, Patrick Sherwin 

At GoSun, we believe people shouldn’t have to choose between technology they can afford and expensive, clean technology.  We also believe cooking should not kill.



We know we can do better and we have to do better; we have to stop burning fossil fuels, and for the three billion still cooking with wood and charcoal, it is time to transition and GoSun's breakthrough solar solutions are ready.  

For the past few years, we've been serving people who require products that are affordable, super efficient, and long lasting. Additionally, these people are excited to get rid of coal, oil and gas, because they know solar is better




In the past couple years, we’ve applied the same principles we used to revolutionize the solar cooking industry to the entire outdoor industry, changing the way appliances are designed and powered, without compromising convenience or performance.

In 2020 and beyond, GoSun will bring together the team’s experience and the best of today’s technology:  solar, lithium-ion, controls, smart home, and efficiency.  GoSun’s core is innovation and there’s a lot of opportunity for innovation in clean technology’s future.

GoSun’s latest solutions will address shelter by helping customers efficiently manage off-grid cooking, cooling, power and water needs under one solar roof. Tiny houses have become a long lasting trend, but few are efficient, cost effective and self-sufficient.  GoSun’s Solar Tiny Home will debut soon, and it will ship as an autonomous, self-contained unit, starting at $50,000. 

Also in 2020, GoSun is completing its product line with solutions focused on clean water and lower cost products for markets in disaster relief and the developing world.  Over the next five years, GoSun plans to empower one million women with fuel-free kitchens for less than $100 each, to break a cycle of poverty and respiratory illness.


Let's GoSun!! 



We are so glad to have you join the Fuel-Free Frontier with GoSun,

Patrick Sherwin, CEO



Welcome to the Solar Decade

10 months ago

Hello StartEngine,

We are off to a great start in 2020 and optimistic about what this new decade will bring.  We hope you will also join the solar revolution. A small investment on your part helps us grow as we bring new product innovations to the marketplace.

In the works for 2020:

GoSun is tackling larger markets and larger customer needs; with plans to launch these new products:

  1. Building a Solar Battery the size of a notebook that can power your laptop
  2. Developing a Solar Water Purifier that becomes a portable sink and more
  3. Constructing Off-Grid Solar Powered Tiny Homes starting around $50K
  4. Value-engineering a lower cost Hybrid Solar Oven to meet global demands 



Highlights from the very end of 2019:

  1. Received investment from a couple Angel Investors, who provided GoSun with over $190K in capital to help accelerate the introduction of new products in 2020
  2. Grew pre-sales for our new, reusable utensils, GoSun Flatware to over $340K 
  3. Delivered disaster relief supplies to Global Empowerment Mission, in Miami, to assist with Hurricane Dorian relief in The Bahamas 



Thank you for making 2019 a truly amazing year for GoSun!  We grew, we innovated and we strengthened the fuel-free frontier.


Four Quick 2019 Highlights:  

  1. We delivered the GoSun Fusion    

  2. We launched and delivered our ground breaking GoSun Chill   

  3. We came up with and launched GoSun Flatware 

  4. We launched an investment opportunity here on StartEngine



Over the past several years, GoSun has come a long way:

  • We have shipped over 40,000 products to over 75 different countries.

  • We have shipped product into areas struck by disaster in Texas, California, Florida, The Bahamas, Puerto Rico and the North Mariana Islands

  • We were named the CTA Small Business of the Year in 2017

  • We were the first solar oven granted by the Clean Cookstoves Alliance

Just like Tesla has proven that electric cars are a better way of moving place to place, GoSun is proving that solar is a better way to Cook, to Cool, and to Power.  Now in 2020 we plan to show the better way to Provide Clean Water and to Provide Shelter.



Thank you for supporting GoSun as we create a brighter future,

Patrick and the GoSun Team 


Notice of Material Change in Offering

10 months ago

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

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


Extended length of campaign.


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.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

10 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, GoSun 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 GoSun 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

Big, Juicy 2019 Review Update

11 months ago

2019 in Review


A Letter from Patrick Sherwin, GoSun CEO

Thank you for making 2019 a truly amazing year for GoSun!  We grew, we innovated and we strengthened the fuel-free frontier.  2019 set a new course for GoSun and will support anticipated success as we iron out a process for bringing breakthrough innovations to the market.  ...and the clean technology, social impact market is growing rapidly.    

Here are four 2019 highlights: 

  1. We delivered the GoSun Fusion: A solar oven that can cook through clouds, and even at night.  We've been working on a hybrid solar oven with back-up heat for years, and now it is here.
  2. We launched our ground breaking GoSun ChillA solar cooler that allows you never need ice again.  After years of development and months of production, we are shipping the first 1,000 over the next week.  
  3. We came up with GoSun Flatware: Now, you can stop using Single-Use plastic and do your part to help the planet. This innovation was launched back in October and we plan to deliver about 20,000 sets in early 2020.
  4. We launched an investment opportunity on StartEngine: Now, there is another way you can help us to continue to develop and manufacture innovative solar products that are fun, useful in an emergency, and good for the planet.  If you're reading this, you are already in the right place to make it happen.



Listen to GoSun CEO, Patrick Sherwin, discuss his journey from Founder to CEO.

Below are all the links to your podcast episode:

Enjoy your Holidays

....and there's still time to get a GoSun shipped before Christmas if you need a little sunthing for somebody on your list.

Patrick and the GoSun Team

Clean Technology Is Hot, Getting Hotter

11 months ago

Hello Start Engine Enthusiast,

We are living in very exciting times.  We are quickly realizing that our impact is changing the planet's climate and we are simultaneously figuring out how to transition to a low-carbon world.  This blog post on GoSun.co captures much of this dynamic time and the incredible investment opportunities on clean energy.

GoSun is committed to a future that's powered 100% from renewable energy.  Solar can and will power the future and we have the beginning evidence.  

  • Solar-plus-storage already beats natural gas on costs
  • GoSun's CEO spends 40 days eating food exclusively cooked with sunshine 
  • Solar's growth is explosive and most people and agencies cannot think exponentially


Climate Change Tops These Investors List

In summary, Climate Change has recently moved to the top of many investment funds and here's why from four separate articles:

1) climate change is now top of social investments

2) millennials and others want to invest in social investments

3)  solar is good for planet and good for investment

4) why clean technology investments are moving up in importance


New GoSun Flatware Trending on Kickstarter

Once again, thanks to the power of crowdfunding, Flatware has exceeded our wildest expectations.  An idea that originated this Spring, was refined this Summer, and launched this Fall - three weeks ago on Kickstarter.  Flatware has steadily grown thanks to GoSun's audience of over 100,000 email subscribers, and over 100,000 social media followers.  With just one week remaining on Kickstarter, Flatware looks like it will cross $250K in pre-sales and approach GoSun's crowdfunding campaign average of around $350K.  



By gaining over 5,000 new customers since launching Flatware in late October, GoSun should yield long term benefits that extend well beyond Flatware. This product was an off-shoot from GoSun's solar products, but it will serve as a great way to introduce customers to the GoSun brand. GoSun has worked hard over the past year to increase customer retention, increase total lifetime customer value and boost online conversion rates.  As a result, web sales are anticipated to grow significantly in 2019 and beyond.  


A Note From A GoSun Investor

When asked,  “Why did you invest in GoSun?” a lead Seed Round investor, Oswaldo Nascimento, from Brazil, stated: 

GoSun attracted my attention because of the technology and the possibility of replacing to certain extent the use of propane gas to cook. I live in a country that has millions of people that cook using propane gas and a great amount of people that use wood to cook because propane is expensive. I believe the company GoSun is very much attractive for investors considering  that the company has a potential to be acquired by a larger platform due to its technology and ability to generate coherent products.


Thanks again for your interest and attention,

For a brighter future,

Patrick and the GoSun Team

Notice of Funds Disbursement

12 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, GoSun 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 GoSun 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

5 Reasons to Go with GoSun

12 months ago

Hello and Welcome to a Brighter Future with GoSun,

Thanks to you, in just 21 days on Start Engine, we've already met over 35% of our fundraising goal.  

As we storm ahead, GoSun will begin a rolling close on investments this month.  As mentioned in the previous update, GoSun is anticipating solid growth over last year and we are just getting started. From a $20 Backer of our latest cutlery invention to a $2,500 Investor here on Start Engine, we are very grateful to our supporters.

Things are getting warmer, faster, but leaving the argument of Climate Change aside, here's a good summary of GoSun's offering here on Start Engine.

5 Reasons to Consider Investing in GoSun:

  1. GoSun is Growing - Over 20% year over year growth rate (averaged over prior five years of financials, including Applied Sunshine, LLC) 
    1. Pick a metric and you will probably see growth - growing # of customers, increased customer retention, increased conversion rate, rapidly growing # of products sold, etc
    2. Growth is anticipated as new products build off GoSun's strong foundation and brand recognition  
  2. Patented, Breakthrough Technology - Undisputed leader of fuel free appliances 
    1. GoSun solar products are protected in the USA and China via multiple utility and design patents and are protected from intellectual property violations 
  3. Making in-roads with Mainstream Markets - GoSun has a right to win over large customer bases
    1. Selling to major retailers like REI, Ace Hardware, Home Depot, Bed, Bath and Beyond 
    2. Partnering with the United Nations and the American Red Cross 
    3. Seen on major network programs like Top Chef, Innovation Nation, All-American Makers, Today Show, Price is Right
  4. Solar is the Inevitable Future -  It has doubled every two years
    1. Solar will be the predominant source of energy on the planet in another decade.
    2. When combined with incredible energy storage and controls, the sky is not the limit
    3. Independent energy like non-grid-tied solar is becoming more important than ever before
  5. This is the Tip of the Iceberg - GoSun is just getting started
    1. We have more affordable and versatile off-grid products anticipated in the near future
    2. We have experience and a process for taking innovation to the market, quickly and successfully 

Disaster Response with GoSun Solar Solutions

The recent fires in California have been a good opportunity for GoSun's products to meet the needs of people affected by power outages.  Web sales were very strong after GoSun announced a fire sale at the end of October to aid wildfire victims.  Solar energy is booming since the fires, as it is one of the only investments that can both, solve the crisis of power outages, and solar has a financial return on investment.  

The situation in California, one of the most affluent and tech savvy states, shows us the vulnerability of our power grid infrastructure, and the need for solutions.  Something GoSun's leadership has always believed and worked toward, this article touches on the need to establish locally sourced power, or stated another way, we're bringing Power to the People.  

GoSun product solutions immediately solve many of the issues faced during power outages: 

  1. keeping food refrigerated and frozen
  2. cooking, preparing and serving meals
  3. charging phone and other electronic devices 
  4. lighting interior rooms

Plus, GoSun's products are great fun and they work way better than non-solar technology.  


Thanks again for supporting GoSun's emerging technology,

Patrick and the GoSun Team


Fusion Is Here

12 months ago

Hello Start Engine Pioneers,

You may already know that fossil fuels are on their way out.  The strength of going electric (ie. cars, appliances) is far outweighing the benefits provided by coal, gas and oil.  There are plenty of factual sources for this argument, in summary: 

  1. We've always know fossil fuels are finite 
  2. Solar and Wind are economically competitive.  
  3. Investment and support for fossil fuel projects is drying up
  4. More and more people want to end fossil fuels and for a wide variety of reasons
  5. World leaders and decision makers are making changes to steer away from fossil fuels


GoSun's Breakthrough Cooking Appliance 

Aligning with the above, GoSun has shipped over 1,000 new ovens in the last month.  The Fusion is the world's first portable, solar + electric oven to work off-grid. This versatile cooker is 5x more efficient than a traditional electric ovens and it can be run with the same power needs of a light bulb.  

The GoSun Fusion is the result of about five years of innovation, design, testing and refinements.  There is nothing else like it, anywhere.

 



Anticipating major growth over last year

Thanks to strong sales and the delivery of the Fusion, GoSun is anticipating a very strong 2019. In 2019, our website underwent significant improvements and we've added several key products into our line-up.  Thanks to these changes, web sales conversion rates have increased significantly over last year as well.

GoSun is anticipating the delivery of over 1,000 GoSun Chills this year as well.  A solar cooler that doesn't need ice. The Chill can keep food cold, frozen, dry, and organized - no ice required. 

Finally, GoSun Flatware, our latest crowdfunded product is off to a good start, with over 1,000 backers in one week.  

For a brighter future,

Patrick and the GoSun Team

New GoSun Flatware Product Launch

almost 1 year ago

GoSun is an innovation powerhouse. 

When we see a problem, we do something about it.

Single-use plastic utensils have been bothering us for years so, over the last couple months, we built an incredible set of utensils that can be carried in your wallet, purse or pocket.  Single-use plastics are being banned by cities, counties and even countries around the world.

Meet GoSun Flatware:  

A Truly Portable Set of Utensils that you can carry in your Wallet, Purse or Pocket that are Clean, Durable and Effortless.



This new product was launched on Kickstarter, a crowdfunding platform, yesterday, Oct. 23rd. In just one hour, GoSun Flatware blasted through its campaign goal and has already pre-sold over $17K to about 400 Backers.  

Having a low-cost product, like Flatware, will really help GoSun in the following ways:

  • opens our marketing and sales funnel to a larger audience seeking eco-friendly products
  • attracts a younger audience with interests in clean, culinary innovations
  • strengthens manufacturing relationships with higher volumes
  • encourages purchase of larger products becoming a free accessory

Thanks for taking a look at this exciting new innovation,

Patrick

Final Early Bird Day and GoSun's Press Release

about 1 year ago

Hello Start Engine Community,

This response to GoSun is incredible!  We work our tails off to bring innovation to the marketplace. No matter how hard or innovative our work, we never know if the audience will receive it well.  You have totally shown up to the plate and knocked this out of the park for us.

We are truly grateful to you and we will do our part to return the investment.  

We have some very exciting products in the works so stay tuned for more.

  

Final Early Bird Bonus Announcement

Tuesday, October 22nd, is the last chance to get in on the Early Bird Bonus.  Depending on when you're reading this, now is the time to invest in GoSun.  To quote an ancient proverb, "The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."


Check out the Press Release sent out this morning through PR Newswire:


Cincinnati Solar Business Raises Over $150K In 5 Days

GoSun Provides A Climate Change Investment Opportunity

After three years in business, GoSun is taking their innovative Solar Energy company to Start Engine, for equity crowdfunding raise. Last year GoSun sold $1.6 million of solar products, and now they are and raising funds to ramp up all of their efforts. Launched on October 16, 2019, the campaign has raised over $150,000 within the first five days.

We like to think of it as though we are giving people and our customers a chance to own a piece of the Sun,” Patrick Sherwin, CEO of GoSun says. Now, thanks to Start Engine, the public can invest and own a part of private companies they believe in. Start Engine offers a unique equity crowdfunding platform for companies looking to raise capital, and for investors to discover them.

GoSun, originally a Cincinnati company, literally started in an old garage and has now shipped over 35,000 solar products to over 60 countries. GoSun makes a variety of solar products including breakthrough solar ovens, which use vacuum insulation to bake, boil or fry a meal in only 20 minutes, using only sunlight. 

“Many investors are looking for a way to alleviate the potential problems of climate change. GoSun provides a unique opportunity because we provide several solutions to massive, global issues. Or technology can cook, cool and charge off grid, helping people become energy independent and to cut down their emissions,“ Sherwin stated.

With innovation at the core, in 2018 GoSun launched the first hybrid solar and electric oven through Kickstarter so customers can can cook at night.  In 2019, the company launched a solar-powered cooler on Indiegogo, that eliminates ice, thus freeing up space, keeping contents from being soaked and smashed.

Supporting customers such as the American Red Cross, GoSun also makes solar powered lights and phone chargers for power outages and emergencies.  Whether used in recreation or times of need, all of GoSun’s products are designed so one never needs to go without cooking, cooling, light or power - all available at www.gosun.co 

What are the benefits in investing in companies through equity crowdfunding platforms like Start Engine? 

Many companies offer perks with an investment such as bonus shares, store credit, and lifetime discounts. Companies typically offer very affordable investment minimums in order to create buzz and include a broader audience to share their mission.

The more money a company raises, the better the chances of scaling the business to success. With success, there is always potential for the company to get acquired or go public. Beyond that, Start Engine is building a trading system that would allow people to buy and sell their shares after one year.

GoSun’s award winning technology has been recognized by the likes of CES, FastCo. and the WhiteHouse for its breakthrough innovations. Recognizing the contribution that GoSun's products make to eliminating global emissions, CES awarded GoSun with it’s Climate Change Innovation Award at its international 2019 trade show in Las Vegas.

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To get an inside look into GoSun and view their Start Engine campaign visit  https://www.startengine.com/gosuninc or Contact the CEO, Patrick Sherwin directly at patrick@gosun.co or visit  www.gosun.co 

For Media Inquiries contact:  Cindy@AnschutzPR.com



Here Comes the (Go) Sun

about 1 year ago

Hello Start Engine Community!

Thanks to you, we are off to a great start. 

It helps there is no need for fossil fuels to start this engine ;)   

We are so happy to be here, raising capital to kick off our Series A Round.  Stay tuned for lots of juicy updates including: 

  • GoSun's latest 2019 Financials 
  • New Product Launches
  • New Partnerships and Developments

For those of you just getting to know GoSun, this interview (video below) was shot earlier this week and provides a summary of what we do.



Please take 25 minutes to catch up with Patrick Sherwin, GoSun's CEO, and Paul Lane, from TechZone, in the video above.

Quoted from the interview, Patrick stated, "We are at the right place, at the right time.  Blend 1) solar energy, 2) lithium ion and 3) today's electronic controls, with a team really focused on solutions to serve others and GoSun is going to go places." 

"Yes, yes, yes and.....yes", said Paul. 

Thanks for checking out this Welcome to GoSun Update #1 and evaluating an Investment in the Solar Future,

Patrick and the GoSun Team


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