Hey everyone! Can’t believe there’s just a few more hours till the end of this phase of our campaign. Time flies when you’re having fun, and doing something meaningful, with the potential of having a big impact!
This campaign has been incredible - it has not just raised capital from people who care about sustainability and want to do something about it, but also connected us with people all around the US and beyond (we have attracted investors for 29 US states so far). We are interacting with and excited to work with many of them. Stay tuned for an announcement of our expansion beyond Austin coming soon!
Here’s a quick video of Lettuce customers and investors Leslie Clinchard, an elementary school teacher, and Rob Clinchard, a general contractor, talking about why they invested in Lettuce:
Oh, if you’re up for watching more videos, here one that’ll give you a quick snapshot of what Lettuce is all about:
Meanwhile, public beta sign ups for the Lettuce Create platform (read about it in the campaign content above) are opening up in the second week of April - a bit delayed because we had to cover some grounds on the legal aspects of this business model. And by early May, social features that enable local food participants - Farmers, Creators, and Consumers - to meaningfully engage and interact with each other online will also start to roll out.
Finally, the private beta of the Lettuce Bazaar - the customer facing manifestation of the Lettuce Create program - continues to do well, with dozens of exciting local Austin artisanal products on there already, selling well. Check out the front page of an issue of The Bazaar Times - a newsletter that goes out with every Lettuce delivery:
Exciting time ahead! We are thrilled to have you on the ride - and if you’re not, then we’d love for you to join the movement!
- Yogesh Sharma, Co-founder & CEO, Lettuce Networks
PS: It's not all work and seriousness at Lettuce all the time. Check out our April Fool's recipe that had our customer chuckling and salivating about yesterday: