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West 32 Soju was created with a mission to bring soju into the mainstream. Our high quality, versatile spirit has a low ABV and premium branding that resonates with the American craft drinker for their most memorable nights.
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This Reg CF offering is made available through StartEngine Capital, LLC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

REASONS TO INVEST

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Awarded as Gold Winner Soju Producer of the Year in 2017 and 2019 in the NY International Spirits Competition, featured in the NY Times and Wine Spectator

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Our revenue has grown 28% from 2018 to 2019 with a 45% increase in annual cases sold, and expanded distribution from 3 to 13 states

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Soju is the one of the best selling distilled spirits in the world and the US is one of the fastest growing soju markets, with a growth rate of 15% year over year for the past 3 years

ABOUT

HEADQUARTERS
130 S. Indian River Driver, Ste #202-237
New York, NY 10011
VALUATION
$4.4M

West 32 Soju was created with a mission to bring soju into the mainstream. Our high quality, versatile spirit has a low ABV and premium branding that resonates with the American craft drinker for their most memorable nights.

TEAM

Daniel Lee
Daniel Lee
President and CFO

Co-founded West 32 Soju in 2015

15+ years in corporate finance, M&A and strategy consulting

Advised on over $5 Billion of M&A transactions

Former head of finance for Tibi, MPOWERD, HEVO Power, and currently IrisVR

Dan currently dedicates over 30 hours per week at West 32 Soju.

Max Fine
Max Fine
Founder and CEO

Co-founded West 32 Soju in 2015

10 years as a corporate attorney, most of the time focused on e-commerce and consumer products 

Built patent portfolios, raised seven-figures in capital, and led companies through Series A rounds.

Former General Counsel for HEVO Power and MPOWERD, and currently works as Senior Counsel at CaaStle Inc.

Max currently dedicates 40+ hours per week at West 32 Soju.

Chiyo Takemoto

Chiyo Takemoto

Advisor

10+ years in spirits & hospitality industry. Former Spirits Specialist for Winebow. Currently, Founder and CEO of Coquetel Spirits. Coquetel Spirits is a portfolio collective that houses multiple, independently-owned craft spirits brands.

TERMS

West 32 Soju
Overview
PRICE PER SHARE
$9.39
DEADLINE
Nov 7, 2020
VALUATION
$4.4M
AMOUNT RAISED
$79,908.90
Breakdown
MIN INVESTMENT
$234.75
MAX INVESTMENT
$10,000.35
MIN NUMBER OF SHARES OFFERED
1,063
OFFERING TYPE
Equity
ASSET TYPE
SHARES OFFERED
Non-Voting Common Stock
MAX NUMBER OF SHARES OFFERED
26,623

Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares


Company

:

Archibald & Wens Inc.

Corporate Address

:

130 S. Indian River Driver, Ste #202-237, New York, NY 10011

Offering Minimum

:

$9,990.96

Offering Maximum

:

$249,989.97

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$234.75











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Non-Voting Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,064

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

26,623

Price per Share

:

$9.39

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$4,401,243.24











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

COVID Relief

This offering is being conducted on an expedited basis due to circumstances relating to COVID-19 and pursuant to the SEC’s temporary COVID-19 regulatory relief set out in Regulation Crowdfunding §227.201(z).

Offering maximum.

In reliance on this relief, financial information certified by the principal executive officer of the issuer has been provided instead of financial statements reviewed by a public accountant that is independent of the issuer, in setting the offering maximum of $250,000.

Expedited closing sooner than 21 days.

Further, in reliance on Regulation Crowdfunding §227.303(g)(2) A funding portal that is an intermediary in a transaction involving the offer or sale of securities initiated between May 4, 2020, and August 31, 2020, in reliance on section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act (15 U.S.C. 77d(a)(6)) by an issuer that is conducting an offering on an expedited basis due to circumstances relating to COVID-19 shall not be required to comply with the requirement in paragraph (e)(3)(i) of this section that a funding portal not direct a transmission of funds earlier than 21 days after the date on which the intermediary makes publicly available on its platform the information required to be provided by the issuer under §§227.201 and 227.203(a).

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Early Bird

First 72 hours - Friends and Family | 15% bonus shares

Next 72 hours - Super Early Bird | 10% bonus

Next 7 days - Early Bird Bonus | 5% bonus shares

Volume

All Investors 20% discount through 1-877-SPIRITS (www.1-877-spirits.com) 

$250 Investment:

West 32 Soju Sticker

$500 Investment:

West 32 Swag Bag (Branded sticker, T-Shirt, tote bag)

$1,000 Investment + 5% bonus:

West 32 Soju Bar Kit (4 shot glasses, a carafe, and a cocktail shaker)

Swag Bag 

$5,000 Investment + 10% bonus:

West 32 Soju Bar Kit

West 32 Swag Bag

A one (1) hour cocktail making class with Coquetel Spirits (up to 6 friends via Zoom or other preferred video conference site)(supplies not included)

$10,000 Investment + 15% bonus

West 32 Swag Bag

West 32 Soju Bar Kit

Free Distillery Tour and Tasting at Yankee Distillers for you and up to 3 friends. It includes a 1-night stay at a hotel (2-rooms included) and free samples (excludes airfare and ground transportation). 

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Archibald & Wens Inc. 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 Class B Non-Voting Common Stock at $9.39 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Class B Non-Voting Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $939. 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 cancelled or fail.

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

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments. Any expense labeled “Administrative Expenses” not strictly for administrative purposes. Any expense labeled “Travel and Entertainment”.

PRESS

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Cool Hunting

NYC-MADE WEST 32 SOJU

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Wine Spectator

What's the Deal with Soju?

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The New York Times

Soju, Straight From New York

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Thirsty

OTSUKA SOUR COCKTAIL AT SCOFFLAW CHICAGO










ALL UPDATES

11.05.20

Last Day to Invest!

This is the last day to invest in West 32 Soju! We are in the process of planning a national expansion of our premium, craft soju. Come join us in making soju mainstream in the U.S!

11.02.20

4 Days Left to Invest!

4 Days Left to Invest! Join the team and help us make soju mainstream in America!


Thanks!

Max and Dan

10.26.20

Notice of Funds Disbursement

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

Hello!

As you might know, West 32 Soju 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 West 32 Soju 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

10.20.20

Swag is Here!

To Our Investors,


We have ordered swag and it is starting to arrive. Please make sure your address with StartEngine is up to date. We expect to start mailing out your eligible investor swag within the next month.


Thanks!

Max and Dan

09.24.20

Celebrating 99 investors ... Will you be #100? Join us today!


09.15.20

Expansion Continues!

Dan and I are excited to announce we have partnered with Highland Distributors to serve Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, and soon, Rhode Island. We have now expanded into five (5) new states since the onset of COVID. We hope everyone is safe and well.


Max and Dan

09.04.20

Notice of Material Change in Offering

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

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the West 32 Soju 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.

09.02.20

West 32 Soju Expands Partnership with Total Wine

Hi Everyone,

We're excited to announce Total Wine has approved West 32 Original for Massachusetts, Southern California, Tennessee, and Washington State. 


Cheers,

Max and Dan

08.27.20

Notice of Funds Disbursement

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

Hello!

As you might know, West 32 Soju 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 West 32 Soju 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

08.10.20

Status of West 32 Soju During COVID

Hi Everyone,

We want to provide a brief update on the state of West 32 Soju during these unprecedented times.  We are proud to say West 32 Soju has managed to get through March/April/May, and since June 1, we have returned to pre-COVID levels. For June and July, we saw an 11% increase in cases sold year-over-year (YoY) from June and July 2019. Moreover, revenue was on par with 2019. Right now, we're focused on growing our distribution in the US, with adding a distributor in the mid-Atlantic region and securing distributor in NY & CA as top priorities. We appreciate your support and look forward to sharing future updates. 


Thanks!

Max and Dan










REWARDS

Multiple investments in an offering cannot be combined to qualify for a larger campaign perk. Get rewarded for investing more into West 32 Soju.

$234.00

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.

$234.00

All Investors Tier

All Investors 20% discount through 1-877-SPIRITS (www.1-877-spirits.com)

$250.00

Soju Have Swag

West 32 Soju Sticker

$500.00

Soju Think You Can Dance

West 32 Swag Bag (Branded sticker, T-Shirt, tote bag)

$1,000.00

Soju Shake It: + 5% bonus

West 32 Soju Bar Kit (4 shot glasses, a carafe, and a cocktail shaker) Swag Bag

$5,000.00

Soju Make Cocktails: + 10% bonus

West 32 Soju Bar Kit West 32 Swag Bag A one (1) hour cocktail making class with Coquetel Spirits (up to 6 friends via Zoom or other preferred video conference site)(supplies not included)

$10,000.00

Soju Want to Distill: + 15% bonus

West 32 Swag Bag West 32 Soju Bar Kit Free Distillery Tour and Tasting at Yankee Distillers for you and up to 3 friends. It includes a 1-night stay at a hotel (2-rooms included) and free samples (excludes airfare and ground transportation).

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