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Green Ninja

Climate solutions through education

Green Ninja

Climate solutions through education

Mountain View, CA
Education
Environment
Green Ninja is a comprehensive science curriculum that combines standards-based core science education with real-world problem solving and action on climate and environmental topics. In this transformative academic experience, students become champions for change in their homes and communities as they learn the core science underlying today's real-world issues.

$567,289

raised
79
Investors
$9.46M
Valuation
$0.86
Price per Share
$516.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
0
Days Left

$567,289

raised
79
Investors
$9.46M
Valuation
$0.86
Price per Share
$516.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
0
Days Left
This offering ended on May 28, 2022 and is no longer accepting investments.

Reasons to Invest

  • Proven track record: We have demonstrated a product market fit in California with over $1M in annual sales and over 10,000 students using our materials every single day.
  • Now is the time: The educational trajectory of 20 million U.S. students will be decided over the next four years as school districts around the country are purchasing new science textbooks and materials to match the updated state standards. (Source)
  • Responding to climate change: Our research shows that education can be as impactful in reducing carbon emissions as solar panels or electric vehicles. The impact of investing in climate change education is real, and Green Ninja is a leader in developing highly effective educational experiences.




OVERVIEW


Education is the solution for creating a sustainable future

Green Ninja is one of the only U.S. publishers to have climate and environmental stewardship as core themes within a comprehensive science curriculum. The curriculum framework was developed through academic research at San José State University and demonstrates the impact that education can have on student success and carbon emissions.



Green Ninja has developed a product and customer base in California over the last three years and now is positioned to move into the markets of other states. School districts around the country will be updating their science textbooks in the next four years to satisfy new state standards, but most textbook publishers are just repackaging their old materials and aren’t making the transformations we need. Green Ninja is seeking investment to expand the team to launch competitive sales campaigns in other states, and we expect rapid revenue growth in our company over the next four years.


Hear our story:



THE PROBLEM


America is getting an F in Climate Education


We need education to develop the climate change problem-solvers of the future, and our current system is not doing that. Mainstream curriculum publishers are adding brief and non-controversial climate change sections to their existing offerings, but environmental problem-solving needs to be the focus of the curriculum, not an add-on.


(Source)

THE SOLUTION


Green Ninja provides the answer to, “Why do we have to learn this?”

 

Our standards-aligned curriculum teaches life, earth, and physical science through a project-based approach. Students apply what they’ve learned towards making a difference in their own community.  





Here is how it works

A decade of research uncovered an educational framework that yielded long-term increases in student motivation and engagement—critical elements to student learning.   



Designed for the next generation science standards, here’s a look at our pipeline of educational tools 



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A proven method that works

The chart below shows data from a school district where large shifts in student attitudes were observed over the course of a school year. Imagine what this would look like over three years of middle school science instruction.



*This data was based on our own internal and unpublished research using a pre and post survey over an academic year conducted within a school district who was using our program.


OUR TRACTION


More than 10,000 students from all over California use Green Ninja as their middle school science curriculum each and every day



Partnerships support our growth

From integrating sensor technology into our lessons to helping us efficiently package and ship supplies for our classroom science kits, our partners support us as we grow.


THE MARKET


Entering a billion dollar market where the future of education matters


(Source)



Green Ninja will use investment funds to grow our education programs across the country




The investment will be used in three key ways

We plan to 1) build a national sales team that will lead targeted campaigns across the country, 2) update and refine our curriculum so that it aligns with each state’s standards, and 3) innovate education through effective IT.  

How do we make money?

Here is an example of a district sale with 6,000 students and about 100 teachers. The school district purchased an 8-year digital license, science kits, and student and teacher workbooks. The total value of the 8-year contract is $3.2M cost with additional annual revenue of around $150K/year for ongoing teacher training and coaching.


How will the company expand?

One avenue for company expansion is through acquisition or investment, and since 2020, the number of U.S. deals involving education technology companies has more than doubled. Yes, there is an increasing interest in education companies.

(Source)






WHY INVEST


Education is changing, and you can be at the forefront of that change


Perfect timing: 18+ states ready to adopt new science curriculum

Over the next four years, we anticipate that all school districts within the 18 adoption states and about 50% of school districts within the open territory states will be purchasing new science textbooks for the first time in over a decade. Timing is critical to build a sales and marketing team in these states to compete for the large number of upcoming science curriculum sales.



Evolving to expand our impact

Our plans over the next few years are to evolve from primarily a content creator into a platform that hosts our content and the content of others. This allows us to offer a wider range of education options for our current customers while also expanding on the type of customers we can serve.  


THE VISION


Green Ninja becomes a leader in sustainability education 

Embedding climate and sustainability as core themes in education has already happened in some countries (e.g., Italy and Mexico), and our plans are to lead the movement here in the U.S. and elsewhere.



Education becomes a key tool in mitigating climate change

Today, our research (see below) quantifying the role of education in reducing carbon emissions is unique, but through future research, education, and corporate partnerships, we plan to demonstrate the value of education so that significant gains in educational funding and policies are realized. 


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Offering Summary


Company

:

Green Ninja

Corporate Address

:

421 Loreto St. , Mountain View, CA 94041

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.22

Offering Maximum

:

$1,069,999.96

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$516.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Non-voting Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

11,627

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,244,186

Price per Share

:

$0.86

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$9,460,000.00











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

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Early Bird

Super Early Bird - first 72 hours | 2% bonus shares

Volume

Tier 1 perk - Invest $2500+ and receive Green Ninja Sweatshirt or Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Tier 2 perk - Invest $5000+ and receive 2% bonus shares + Green Ninja Sweatshirt or Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Tier 3 perk - Invest $25,000+ and receive 5% bonus shares + Green Ninja Sweatshirt or Long Sleeve T-Shirt

Tier 4 perk - Invest $100,000+ and receive 7% bonus shares + Green Ninja Sweatshirt or Long Sleeve T-Shirt

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

Green Ninja 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 $0.86 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Non-Voting Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $86. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

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

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

Insider Investment Notice

Officers, directors, executives, and existing owners with a controlling stake in the company (or their immediate family members) may make investments in this offering. Any such investments will be included in the raised amount reflected on the campaign page.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

We will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$668,320.00 USD
$666,293.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$534,263.00 USD
$654,913.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$80,468.00 USD
$3,558.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$1,448,123.00 USD
$747,843.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$218,962.00 USD
$860,898.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$1,109,169.00 USD
$817,974.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$340,235.00 USD
$542,892.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$61,004.00 USD
-$452,481.00 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

Thank you!

2 months ago

Our Community Joins In! | Insider Investment Notice

2 months ago

We're excited to see our community come in and invest in Green Ninja!  

Our Insiders have invested a total of $79,750.28 into the offering: 

Carole d'Alessio Bypass Trust , 55,000 shares, $43,700 invested 

Alexander Marquez, 31,977 shares, $25,700.20 invested 

Leah Tremblay, 12,790 shares, $10,350.08 invested 


Please refer to the Company’s offering materials for further information and refer to the Company’s Risk Factors.

8 Hours Left in Our Campaign

3 months ago

Hello Everyone!

Today is the last day you can invest in Green Ninja and we'd love everyone who wants to make a difference on climate change to be a part of our company.  We've got customers, we are growing, and we have a plan for success that creates impact at scale. 

Thanks to everyone who has already invested and happy to welcome many more to our team!  

Best, Eugene

Founder and CEO





New Customer Announcement!

3 months ago

New Customer Announcement!

3 months ago

Why Teachers Love Green Ninja

3 months ago

Obligatory disclaimer: This testimonial may not be representative of the experience of other customers and is not a guarantee of future performance or success. 

9th Annual Green Ninja Film Festival

3 months ago

$500K Milestone Achieved!

3 months ago

Opportunity Ending Soon! 11 Days Left!

3 months ago


Thank you to everyone who has invested so far! We have a lot of exciting things going on at Green Ninja and want to put 100% of our focus on there.

This is a notice to let you know that our campaign on StartEngine will be closing on Friday May 27th, 2022, so please invest now. The StartEngine site is a little quirky (no offense StartEngine) so DO NOT WAIT until the last day to get on our first round.

Note that an investor may cancel an investment commitment for any reason until 48 hours prior to our close date, unless we have already disbursed your funds previously.  

Updated link to the article 'Petroleum & Me'

3 months ago

Please use this link and download the Article published in NSTA’s peer reviewed publication, Science Scope

https://www.nsta.org/science-scope/science-scope-august-2019/petroleum-and-me

Green Ninja Featured in NSTA's Science Scope Magazine

3 months ago

Dr. Burrito on TEDx

3 months ago

Introducing the Green Ninja Podcast: Ask Matt

4 months ago

NBC Bay Area Interview: Green Ninja Founder Explains Educational Program

4 months ago

Green Ninja Featured in a Podcast

4 months ago

Green Ninja Featured in a PBS Documentary

4 months ago

Introducing Our New Graphic Novel Series

4 months ago

NCEA Announces Partnership with Green Ninja

4 months ago

Green Ninja: Integrated Middle School Science

In his groundbreaking encyclical, Laudato Si’, Pope Francis calls on us to recognize a more holistic approach to the environment that involves our attitudes and actions and their impact on the future of our planet. The Green Ninja community is deeply committed to developing environmental consciousness by providing a comprehensive Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) curriculum that focuses on solutions to environmental problems as the lens for teaching science and engineering.

View our Crosswalk for Laudato Si' to learn how an Integral Ecology that consists of faith and science can address issues of global significance. It is our hope that this document sparks dialogue, reflection, and action. We welcome the opportunity to journey with you as we care for our common home.


$250K!

5 months ago

Investor Webinar Recording

5 months ago

REMINDER TO REGISTER for Green Ninja's Investor Presentation and Q&A

5 months ago

Investor Presentation and Q&A

5 months ago




$100K!

5 months ago

Thank you!

5 months ago

Thank you everyone who has invested so far, we are off to a great start!   

A few notes from the folks who have invested in that 72 hours:

1) There can be significant delays between the time that you create your StartEngine account and they send a verification email.   It's not you, it's them. 


2) The wire instructions are not easily located, so we are reposting them here:

Bank Name: Bryn Mawr Trust Company
Address: 801 Lancaster Ave, Bryn Mawr PA 19010
Routing Number: 031908485
Account Number: 069-6964
Account Name: Trust Funds
Further Instructions: StartEngine - Green Ninja


3) There are many Perks available, you will be awarded only one perk, and that is the highest perk you are eligible for.  In order to help with comparing perks offered by Green Ninja and a Perk offered by StartEngine we created this summary file: 

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/17moI72YSb9YaoRkEDV6GFdDxzSrZZUqHAjssqIG8YgA/edit?usp=sharing

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