Spero CBD

Quality THC-free CBD

Spero CBD

Quality THC-free CBD

Oakland, CA
Consumer Products
Spero CBD provides the highest quality CBD for every lifestyle while ensuring a sustainable, community approach through product donations to those who need it most.

$632,808

raised
1,162
Investors
16
Days Left
05/01/21
Maturity Date
$6M
Valuation Cap
20.0%
Discount Rate
8.0%
Annual Interest Rate
Convertible Note
Offering Type
$250.00
Min. Investment

$632,808

raised
1,162
Investors
16
Days Left
05/01/21
Maturity Date
$6M
Valuation Cap
20.0%
Discount Rate
8.0%
Annual Interest Rate
Convertible Note
Offering Type
$250.00
Min. Investment

Bonus Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into Spero CBD

$250+
Investment
StartEngine Owner’s Bonus
This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus. For details on the bonus, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$250+
Investment
15% discount off retail
Investment of $250-$499, Investor receives 15% discount off retail.
$500+
Investment
20% discount off retail + product
Investor receives 20% discount off retail and a 30ml tincture bottle of 500mg SperoCBD ($75 retail value)
$750+
Investment
30% discount off retail + product
Investor receives 30% discount off retail, a 30ml tincture bottle of 500mg SperoCBD and a 30ct package of 60mg Spero dog treats ($125 retail value)
$1,000+
Investment
40% discount off retail + product
Investor receives a 30ml tincture bottle of 500mg SperoCBD, a 60ct jar of 600mg Spero gel caps and a 30ct package of Spero dog treats ($200 retail value) plus 40% discount off retail or 50% for orders over $3k.
$2,000+
Investment
6 SperoCBD products + 40% discount off retail
Investor receives 6 of the following products in any combination: 30ml tincture bottle of 500mg SperoCBD; 60ct jar of 600mg Spero gel caps; 30ct package of Spero dog treats ($450 retail value) plus 40% discount off retail or 50% for orders over $3k.
$5,000+
Investment
12 SperoCBD products + 40% discount off retail
Investor receives 12 of the following products in any combination: 30ml tincture bottle of 500mg SperoCBD; 60ct jar of 600mg Spero gel caps; 30ct package of Spero dog treats ($900 retail value) plus 40% discount off retail or 50% for orders over $3k.
$10,000+
Investment
24 SperoCBD products + 40% discount off retail
Investor receives 24 of the following products in any combination: 30ml tincture bottle of 500mg SperoCBD; 60ct jar of 600mg Spero gel caps; 30ct package of Spero dog treats ($1,800 retail value) + 40% discount off retail or 50% for orders over $3k.

Reasons to Invest

CBD is an emerging health product derived from a cannabis compound, that is gaining unprecedented rapid mainstream consumer adoption.
Why Spero CBD? Quality will win consumers – our product is whole plant, organically produced, THC free, designed and produced by the industry’s top scientists and laboratories.
The CBD market is expected to see exponential growth over the next 5-10 years with a forecast of $16 billion by 2025.

CBD products giving you all the plant's nutrient benefits for your body.

Appealing to a varied demographic

CBD is one of the fastest growing products in the estimated nearly $200 billion global health supplement industry by 2025. In the US, the 2018 Farm Bill removed hemp-produced CBD from the controlled substances list creating opportunity for a whole generation of new health products, creating an opportunity for Spero CBD.



According to Forbes, New York-based investment bank Cowen & Co. estimates that annual sales of CBD can reach up to $16 billion by 2025.

 

CBD is for everyone – it can improve health and wellness in a variety of ways. CBD is a natural supplement to the endocannabinoid system found in all humans and vertebrate animals. Importantly, Spero CBD is 100% THC free, meaning it does not contain any psychoactive properties (no “high” feeling).


Initial marketing will target men and women aged 25-55 with interests in health and wellness, dietary supplements, environmental issues, and organics. Marketing will expand quickly to connect with a more diverse range of consumer interests.  

Working at the highest quality

We ensure that our product is the highest quality product on the market today.  Our CBD products are produced by industry pioneering scientists in one of the world’s most sophisticated CBD laboratories delivering a consistent, premium product. 


We ensure full compliance with each new regulation. Additionally, we will employ third party testing for concentration levels, pesticides, heavy metals, terpene profiles, and residual solvents. Additionally, these results will be available for customers on our site by entering in their product and batch numbers allowing customers to feel confident in the quality and safety of our products.  Our products contain 0.000% THC, are broad-spectrum, and are produced from organically grown hemp.


Our initial product line consists of great tasting medium chain triglycerides (MCT) oil-based tinctures of varying CBD concentrations and flavors, gel caps, and a line of pet products.   Spero will soon add topical skin products, pre-loaded vape cartridges, and flavor free CBD water for pets.

What makes Spero CBD products superior in the market?

Liquid Chromatography Vs. Distillation

When it comes to CBD, chemistry is everything. Many CBD products on the market are produced from distillate, the powdered form of CBD created through a distillation process. This is then marketed as pure and THC free CBD. However, it is not pure, there are unintended  isomers and degradation compounds created during the distillation process, and worse yet, residual solvents from the clarifying agents used to wash the finished distillate salt.


While producing a cheap and easy to ship product, the affects of these unnatural byproducts of the distillation process on humans and animals are currently unknown and the amount of residual toxins from chemical clarifying agents is untested and varies from batch to batch.


All Spero CBD products are processed through liquid chromatography. A process of binding to and removing THC which leaves an intact liquid extract full of only CBD, terpenes, and minor cannabinoids. We believe this produces a superior and safer extract full of everything you want and nothing you don't.

A Closer Look at our Products

Tinctures

Tincture oils are one of the most efficient delivery mechanism for taking CBD.  They allow the ability to adjust the dose of CBD exactly to your specific liking and the CBD is absorbed faster than other methods by placing the drops directly under your tongue.  Combinations include:


Pure Flavor 250mg, 500mg, 1500mg

Peppermint Flavor 250mg, 500mg, 1500mg

Gel Capsules

Our CBD Gel Capsules are an easy and convenient way to take CBD orally and allow for the ability to combine other widely used natural supplements into a single capsule. Our Gel Capsule combinations include:

 

  • 25mg CBD + Melatonin 

  • 25mg CBD + Turmeric

  • 25mg Pure CBD

Pet Treatments and Tinctures

Vertebrate animals have an endocannabinoid system very similar to humans and CBD is proven to be as safe and beneficial for animal consumption as it is for human consumption. Therefore, SperoCBD has extended its product line to pets, providing treats and tinctures to help customers improve the health and well-being of their animal companions.

A multi-pronged approach

 We plan to utilize three sales channels to drive steady growth.


 - Direct to consumer retail via online sales. This will include a discounted monthly subscription plan. Currently, online sales makeup over 60% of all CBD sales according to Hemp Business Journal's 2018 market report.


 - Wholesale direct to retail establishments through our internal sales team. 


- Distribution network. We will utilize pre-existing relationships with established distributors to include Spero products in their offerings to their network of retail clients . 


Our various approaches are proven and will help us accrue the revenue needed to continue to expand and reach increasingly larger corners of the market. 


Emerging as a leader in the field

In three years, Spero aims be a leading brand in the CBD market.  Our commitment to transparency, reliability, and education will help Spero CBD become the most trusted brand in America.


It is important to us to educate people as well as market to them about the effects and best practices of CBD. We want the name Spero to be synonymous with trust and quality. Spero will have a reputation of integrity and transparency and known for being discerning in the products we choose to put out. 


We plan on raising additional capital through a Series A in order to expand into new domestic and international markets.


Our milestones revolve around organic brand driven growth, and include:

1. Successful crowdfunding campaign. 

2. Receipt of inventory.

3. Activate SperoCbd.com live sales.

4. Retail placement. 

5. Execute partnerships with distributors.

6. Expand product line.

7. Increase month to month revenue to attract additional investment.

8. Target Series A funding round.

Experience and passion

Our impressive team is Spero’s greatest asset. At the helm, we have a group of professionals with a proven track record to ensure success. 


SperoCBD started when our CEO and Founder, David Allred, searched for something to help a friend’s old dog suffering from seizures.

 

A seasoned entrepreneur with a background in biochemistry, David discovered the benefits of CBD for both animals and humans. Soon after, he attracted a unique group of leaders to help execute his vision for a high-quality CBD brand and product line. Thanks to the amazing team of founders and co-founders Justin Jarin (Blüm & The Green Door); Tim Hadley (LatAm Autos); Christine Gutleben (Formerly with The Humane Society of the United States); Ashley Rocha and Lyndsey Jordan (Rumble Agency); Aline Garcia (Acquaflora & Ruclear) and Mike Van Der Heijden (Portal Ventures) SperoCBD took shape as an appealing lifestyle supplement for people and pets.[1]


Along with David, the executive team is composed of, Justin Jarin, who is an owner and operator of the 2nd oldest dispensary in the country. Christine Gutleben, who served 11 years as the Senior Director for The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) in Washington DC.  She built an extensive network of influencers to support animal welfare and helped passed federal and state policies for the protection of animals. Tim Handley an experienced M&A investment banker who launched LatAm Autos, led it to a successful IPO and serves as its board’s executive chairman. With decades of experience and passion between those in charge, SperoCBD will conquer this nascent industry.

 


[1] Affiliations listed for identification purposes only.

On track for success

Spero has already raised over $50K from the founders. Additionally, through our skilled team, we have established networks in the cannabis and pet space.  With Justin’s 15 years working with key product distributors and Christine’s network of influencers in animal welfare, Spero will have a leg up over competitors for getting product into the market quickly.

Superior quality, education, and innovation

While there are competitors (Chartlotte’s Web Botanicals, Hemp Meds and Bluebird Botanicals) that sell CBD products derived from industrial hemp, Spero sets itself apart in a big way. 


Spero’s competitive advantages will leverage the following strategies:


  • Highest quality product

  • 3rd party testing of products to guarantee consistency

  • Education and content creation

  • Innovative new products

  • Utilizing pre-existing relationships in the cannabis and pet markets

  • Data driven marketing

  • Customer Experience for both end-user and B2B

  • Spero's giving back model and community engagement

A closer look at how Spero will lead the way


Highest quality product: As previously discussed, Spero’s products are all 100% whole plant, THC free, and produced from organically grown hemp.  Additionally, the THC is removed through liquid chromatography which results in a product which contains only CBD, terpenes, and minor cannabinoids. This process produces a THC free product but still allows the additional cannabinoids to remain and work synergistically together for a more effective result. The effectiveness of the multiple cannabinoids working together has been named the Entourage Effect by researches and is well documented.

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6334252/


3rd party testing of products to guarantee consistency and quality:  We believe mislabeling and toxic residual solvents are the elephants in the room when looking at the CBD industry. This recent expose article titled  “A California company tested 20 popular CBD products and found ‘insanely high levels’ of dangerous chemicals and misleading labels” published in April 2019 by Business Insider clearly shows how prevalent these two issues are.  

In this study only 15% of the products tested matched their labels for concentration of CBD and the testing laboratory CannaSafe’s CEO states “some of the products also contained dangerously high levels of solvents”.  Addressing these two major problems provides an opportunity for Spero to shine by 3rd party testing all of our products before sale and publishing the results on our site.  This level of transparency will set Spero apart and build brand loyalty and trust.


Education and content creation: Spero will set itself apart through educational marketing by creating original quality content currently lacking in the market. This content will establish Spero CBD as a trusted consumer brand along with increasing SEO rankings and organic traffic to our site.  We believe good content marketing is the best long term strategy and produces the highest ROI over time. 


Innovative new products. We believe a company which does not innovate will be a company which does not last. As the CBD market matures, people will be looking for new and innovative products to try and use.  Proprietary lines of products will separate Spero from its competitors and build brand loyalty by offering products unavailable anywhere else.  Spero will work to develop proprietary product lines starting with skin creams and pet products.


Giving back model: We plan on helping people in need and pets in shelters by donating 3% of gross sales in the form of Spero CBD products. This will connect Spero CBD with communities and build brand loyalty. We will start by focusing on children with epilepsy, Alzheimer’s patients, opiate addicts in recovery, and animals in shelters.



We are bringing CBD to the crowd

At Spero, we believe the democratization of investing through crowdfunding will benefit our company and its growth. Crowdfunding provides an unprecedented opportunity to invest in CBD at the ground floor without a high investment threshold. It will also create a varied investor group of brand ambassadors around the globe.


In addition to owning a stake in Spero's success all of our crowd funding investors will receive lifetime discounts on all of Spero CBD products.  This is a great way to secure the highest quality CBD products for at a discount for yourself and loved ones.  The only condition is that they are purchased directly by the investor and shipped directly to the investors home or business address.  


Even more exciting is the opportunity for investors of $1,000.00 or more to then purchase Spero CBD products at wholesale pricing for single orders of $3,000.00 or more.  This is intended to let early investors become resellers of Spero CBD products without the high purchase requirements for normal businesses to receive wholesale pricing.  We hope many of our investors build their own businesses on selling Spero CBD products.


The money raised will go towards inventory, increasing marketing offensives, creating educational and marketing content, hiring additional team members, and supplementary product development. 

Offering Summary


Company

:

Noble Naturals

Corporate Address

:

2418 Potter Street, Oakland, CA 94601

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$1,070,000.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$250.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Convertible Promissory Notes

Type of Equity Converted Into

:

Common Stock

Conversion Trigger

:

$2,000,000.00

Maturity Date

:

May 01, 2021

Valuation Cap

:

$6,000,000.00

Discount Rate

:

20.0%

Annual Interest Rate

:

8.0%
















What is a Convertible Note?

A convertible note offers you the right to receive Common Stock in Noble Naturals. The amount of Common Stock you will receive in the future will be determined at the next equity round in which the Company raises at least $2,000,000.00 in a qualified equity financing. The highest conversion price per security is set based on a $6,000,000.00  Valuation Cap or if less, then you will receive a 20.0% discount on the price the new investors are paying.  You also receive 8.0% interest per year added to your investment.  When the maturity date is reached, if the note has not converted then you are entitled to receive Common Stock equal to your investment and interest back at a price per security determined by dividing the Valuation Cap by the aggregate number of outstanding equity securities of the Company as of immediately prior (on a fully diluted basis).



*Annual Interest Rate subject to adjustment of 10% bonus for StartEngine shareholders. See 10% Bonus below

Perks*

Perks offered to all crowdfunding investors based on investment value.

Discounts apply to retail pricing for all Spero products for company lifetime. 

Investment of $250-$499, Investor receives 15% discount off retail 

Investment of $500-$749, Investor receives 20% discount off retail and a 30ml tincture bottle of 500mg SperoCBD ($75 retail value)

Investment of $750-$999, Investor receives 30% discount off retail, a 30ml tincture bottle of 500mg SperoCBD and a 30ct package of 60mg Spero dog treats ($125 retail value)

In addition to the following perks, $1,000+ investors receive 40% discount off retail or 50% for orders over $3,000.

Investment of $1,000+, Investor receives a 30ml tincture bottle of 500mg SperoCBD, a 60ct jar of 600mg Spero gel caps and a 30ct package of Spero dog treats ($200 retail value)

Investment of $2,000+, Investor receives 6 of the following products in any combination: 30ml tincture bottle of 500mg SperoCBD; 60ct jar of 600mg Spero gel caps; 30ct package of Spero dog treats ($450 retail value)

Investment of $5000+, Investor receives 12 of the following products in any combination: 30ml tincture bottle of 500mg SperoCBD; 60ct jar of 600mg Spero gel caps; 30ct package of Spero dog treats ($900 retail value)

Investment of $10,000+, Investor receives 24 of the following products in any combination: 30ml tincture bottle of 500mg SperoCBD; 60ct jar of 600mg Spero gel caps; 30ct package of Spero dog treats ($1,800 retail value)

Investments at the $2k, $5k and $10k level receive 3 products every 3 months until fulfilled.  

Investors must order products on SperoCBD.com and pay for shipping. 

*All perks occur after the offering is completed.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

GroundSwell SPC will offer 10% additional bonus interest for all investments that are committed by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders who invested over $1,000 in StartEngine's own offerings.

StartEngine shareholders who have invested $1,000+ in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign will receive a 10% increase in the annual interest rate on Convertible Promissory Notes in this Offering. For example, if you invest in the first 24 hours, your annual interest rate will be 8.8% instead of 8.0%.   

This 10% Bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors receive their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$74,893.00 USD
$249.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$74,893.00 USD
$249.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$52,148.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$234,532.00 USD
$28,815.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$860.00 USD
$140.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$576.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$183,221.00 USD
-$28,565.00 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

Notice of Funds Disbursement

20 days ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Spero CBD 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 Spero CBD 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

Perk Products to Start Shipment on Tuesday, May 5th

26 days ago

Good News,

We have successfully migrated the site to Woo Commerce and we now have functionality to credit accounts with perk discounts and free product credits. Investors can claim qualifying free perk products beginning on Tuesday, May 5th.

Firstly, we are keeping the special 40% discount for all investors active through Monday, May 4th. If you have invested less than $1,000 this is a special opportunity to purchase product at a 40% discount.  Use the code speroinvest2020 at checkout until Monday, May 4th.  Starting on Tuesday your investor discount will be set to your qualifying investment level and the speroinvest2020 code will no longer work.  We highly encourage you to take advantage of this offer especially if you are at the $250 investment level.  

Please read all of the following steps carefully on how to create your account, register your investor perk discounts, and redeem your qualifying free products starting on Tuesday, May 5th

If you had already registered an account in the last 2 weeks, you will need to do so again!!!!!!!

Please complete these steps by Tuesday, May 5th in order to receive your perk discounts and free products.

1. Go to the site www.sperocbd.com 
2. Click on the account icon in the upper right corner (the small person icon next to the shopping cart icon)
3. Register your Name, Email (must match email address registered on Start Engine), and create a password.
4. Email us at perks@sperocbd.com with the subject line "Registered".  Please only use the perks@sperocbd.com email address for this registering of perks process. It was created specifically to facilitate this process. You can also just click this link and hit send.
5. Wait until Tuesday, May 5th to receive an email "Congratulations, You've received Investor Perk Credits from Spero CBD".  (you will not receive this if you did not complete steps 1-4)
6. In that email there will be a credits coupon you can click on. These can then be used on the site for redemption of your perk products.   

We are very excited to deliver these products to you and let's do a small "Hooray" together for reaching a major Spero CBD milestone.

Cheers, and be safe,

The Spero Team

Site Successfully Migrated & Free Perk Products to Ship

28 days ago

We are happy to announce that we have successfully migrated the site over to Woo Commerce. 


After a few stressful days we have ironed out all of the kinks and placed the first test orders this afternoon.  For anyone with coding experience you will know the whack a mole feeling sometimes associated with web development.  Just as you believe everything is working you will see a new issue has arisen once you test the site.


If anyone has experienced any problems with the site either last night or today, it is related to this migration. We will confirm with our drop shipper tomorrow morning that the test orders have been fulfilled properly and then we will be able to start fulfilling all orders.


Unfortunately, it was not possible to migrate over the accounts to the new platform.  If you already registered your account on the site you will need to do so again.  This did not affect any placed orders and if you already placed an order it will be received.


Please keep your eyes out for an email coming directly from Spero with detailed instructions on how to create your account, redeem your qualifying free perk products, and register your permanent discount for all purchases.


On a good timing note, the latest distribution closed today. This means all investments made up to April 14th have closed and we have received your email contact information to include you for perk redemption. Any investments made after April 14th will be included in our next distribution which we will request next week.


Delivering our perk products to investors has been a high priority for us and we are excited to reach this important milestone.  Even a bigger milestone is our ability to start taking orders from the public.  We will be starting our online marketing campaigns next week to drive sales traffic to our site. 


Please keep your eyes open for the email from Spero tomorrow with instructions.


The Spero Team




C-AR Filing Extension

28 days ago

Notice to all investors,


Usually our C-AR filing, which is our annual report, would need to be filed by today, April 29th.

This is a requirement of the Securities and Exchange Commission for all securities sold pursuant to Regulation CF.  Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the SEC is allowing a temporary extension of this deadline to June 12, 2020.   Because of the heavy volume and unusual work load being experienced by our accounting and tax advisors we intend to rely on this temporary relief of the SEC.

We will have our annual report filed by the June 12th deadline and will push to have it ready beforehand if possible.  We appreciate your understanding and will continue to put our best efforts to meet all reporting obligations.


David Allred

CEO Spero CBD







Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 month ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Spero CBD 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 Spero CBD 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

Branding and Promotion

about 1 month ago

He are happy to see the orders keep rolling in from investors.   We are already in progress of redeveloping the site on the Woo Commerce platform and hope to have it ready by the end of next week. At that point we will be able to deliver the free perk products to qualifying investors, manage long-term discounts for investors, and most importantly start selling to the public.


We have been focusing most of our updates on the technical issues regarding the site so we thought for this update we would show some of the progress that the team has been making in other areas.


First up are the videos we shot with James Blake.  We are so incredibly lucky to have James as part of the team and believe he is going to be an amazing spokesperson for Spero.  He is so humble it is easy to forget he bested Roger Federer in the Beijing Olympics. 

These are not the final edits and the film editors are working on including our logos and such, but we couldn't wait to share them with you.  We have two versions of the video we will use depending on the platform we are posting them to.  The first video is the longer version for more institutional type media and then a shorter version better for social media. 




These next images are the front and back of small notecards that will be included with each shipment.  Some of you will see them in your hands in a couple of days when your orders arrive.




These next images are a lager brochure that folds into four pages. These will be left with retailers we visit to carry Spero products.  They just arrived yesterday and look great.  Envision the images as four halves with the "all well & good" being the cover and then opening  to the "about" and "meet our range" inside, and "quality" being the back.




We also have received our branded influencer boxes.  Instagram and YouTube influencers are an important part of our marketing strategy, even more so at the moment while we are all stuck at home. Please note, these are not normal shipping boxes due to the high cost and are for marketing purposes. Although we are thinking they might also make a great "gift" set of products in the future. These photos were only taken with an iPhone to show our investors and are not meant for marketing purposes. 



Things are really starting to come together and we look forward to sharing more things we have in the works with everyone soon.  We will close off this update with Dr. Jordan Talley's first article he has written.  Dr. Talley has a great way of breaking down complex science into a digestible form and is eager to share his abundance of knowledge with the Spero community. 



Hello Everyone, welcome to the Spero CBD Blog! Let me start with a brief personal introduction.  I’m Dr. Jordan Talley, the Chief Medical Advisor here at Spero CBD.  I am a Johns Hopkins trained, board certified physician Anesthesiologist with a Master’s Degree in Physiology & Biophysics from Georgetown University.  I completed medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM - Bradenton Campus). During my Anesthesiology training at Johns Hopkins I completed rotations in Chronic Pain Management and continue to manage acute and peri-operative pain for my patients as a private practice anesthesiologist in Virginia.  I will periodically be posting educational articles to answer common questions about CBD to help inform our customers, as well as, the general public about these topics.  Please feel free to provide us with any questions you would like to have answered and I will be happy to answer as many as possible. 


Now, for our first topic…. What is your Endocannabinoid system? 

This a very common question! Let’s start with a simplified definition. The Endocannabinoid system, ECS, is a group of receptors and chemical messengers throughout the body with significant presence in the central nervous system, peripheral nervous system and other regions.  The central nervous system, CNS, is comprised of the brain and spinal cord, while the peripheral nervous system, PNS, is composed of nerves distributed throughout the rest of the body. One can imagine the significant impact the ECS can have on the body with its fairly ubiquitous presence.  ECS research is still evolving, but this system seems to play a role in managing stress, anxiety, pain, memory, immunity and promoting sleep. 


 Now, let’s dive a little deeper into the ECS without getting too bogged down in esoteric details. The ECS uses endogenous (a way of saying our body makes its own supply internally) substances to transmit messages to different areas of the body. The two major endogenous endocannabinoids are anandamide (AEA) and 2- Arachidonoylglycerol (2-AG).  To have a better understanding of the ECS, it may help to explain briefly how nerves typically communicate.  A common way is for one nerve to release a neurotransmitter (NT), a chemical messenger, that travels to a nearby nerve to bind to a receptor.  The NT fits into the receptor similar to a key fitting into a lock.  The receptor responds to the presence of the NT leading to the desired effect on the receiving nerve.  In the case of the ECS, our body will release 2-AG or AEA, which bind to receptors on nearby nerves to transmit the message.  The NTs can activate or inhibit (decrease activity) the receiving nerve. When our ECS is functioning properly, our body releases these substances in an attempt to alleviate the effects a stressor has on our body during demanding circumstances.  Through diet, exercise, adequate sleep and external supplementation, we can optimize the functioning of our ECS to make ourselves more resilient.

 

As mentioned above, the ECS plays a role in adapting to stress/anxiety, analgesia (pain relief), inflammation, memory, immunity, promoting sleep and even euphoria associated with physical activity.  Below are examples of the interplay between these and the ECS:

 

Stress/Anxiety – AEA and 2-AG interact with our HPA (stress) axis for the release of cortisol

Memory – ECS appears to play a role in long term memory formation and extinction

Immunity – ECS receptors are found on some immune cells and can increase levels of certain antibodies to improve immunity

Sleep – ECS is closely associated with the circadian (sleep/wake cycle) rhythm, helping with wakefulness during the day and sleep at night

 Physical activity – ECS releases AEA during exercise and likely is involved with the positive mood during/following physical activity


In addition to our internally made 2-AG and AEA, exogenous sources can interact with our ECS.  These are substances made outside of the body that when introduced to our body have an effect including THC, the main psychoactive substance in cannabis, and CBD, the main non-intoxicating active ingredient in hemp.  While the ECS is not often discussed in mainstream wellness, it plays a major role in how you feel each day. When your ECS is working well, one can experience the benefits listed above, but when your ECS isn’t functioning properly, then these areas are left vulnerable to negative consequences (poor sleep quality, less than optimal immunity, increased perception of stress).  This is where Spero CBD products can help individuals nurture their ECS, so they can receive the most benefit from this incredible, innate system.  

 

CBD can have an amazing impact on individuals and is even used to mitigate some of the unwanted side effects from THC.  In our next article, we will look further into how CBD interacts with our ECS.  I look forward to explaining the ECS, CBD, the positive impact Spero CBD wishes to provide, and many other topics requested by readers! Until next time, stay healthy out there!



Ordering Instructions Sent, Check Spam Folder

about 1 month ago

An email was sent to all investors with instructions to access the site and place orders with the 40% discount. Orders started arriving immediately and continue to roll in. However, we have noticed that less than half the emails have been opened.  If you did not see the email please check your spam folder.  We use mail chimp to manage emails going directly from us to investors so your spam filter may be triggered since the email is from Spero CBD and not Start Engine.  Updates here are sent via Start Engine and not directly from Spero.

We only have access to investor emails after your investment has been included in a disbursement.  If your investment was made after April 1st we are not able to contact you directly. This is a Reg CF rule and Start Engine can only allow us access to investors contact info after the funds have closed and been distributed.  We will be able to request another distribution next Monday, which usually takes about a week to close. 

We are excited to see so many investors taking advantage of the offer, keep the orders coming.  

Max Discount for All Investor’s First Order

about 2 months ago

Our team brainstormed today over options regarding the integration of the Shopify apps and the quickest way to get product to investors. After evaluating several options, we feel what would best serve Spero as a company and our investor community is to allow all investors to purchase their first orders at the max discount rate of 40%. 

 

In order to accomplish this, we will keep the site password protected so only investors are able to access the site.  We feel everyone could use some quality CBD in their lives at the moment and this extra discount will hopefully be helpful for our investors that were unable to invest at higher levels make their first purchase.

 

We believe our investors will be Spero’s biggest advocates after experiencing our products for themselves and getting product into your hands as quickly as possible will be beneficial for our success  Using an universal discount value will allow investors to go ahead and place orders while we are working out the technical issues of app integration we are experiencing.

 

Our intention has always been to allow only investors to order product for the first week or two in order to work out any kinks that arise while processing and shipping orders.  Although we successfully processed some test orders it doesn’t mean some unseen issues will not arise still. We believe our investors will be more understanding and patient in allowing us to fix any issues than a normal first-time customer. 

 

Unfortunately, this will not resolve the issue of redeeming the free perk products for those investors that qualify. This remains a high priority for us and we are working to resolve this as quick as possible. 

 

This increased discount will only apply to an investor’s first purchase and future purchases will be at your investment perk level.  

 

We will be working tomorrow to make the necessary changes to the site and should be able to accept orders from investors starting on Monday.  We will send instructions via email.

 

The Spero Team

Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 2 months ago

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

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


SperoCBD has provided 2019 financial statements and has extended their offering for 60 days


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.

Good News and Bad News

about 2 months ago

The good news is that we were able to process test orders on Friday after integration with our processing gateway.  We were able to checkout orders completely, they were received by our drop shipper, inventory systems worked, orders shipped on Monday with tracking data, and payments successfully transferred to our bank account.  We even received an order from a customer before we were able to password protect the site again during testing. This order was also successfully fulfilled, so we officially have had our first customer sale.

 

The bad news is that once the processing gateway was added to the site the two applications  to manage investor discounts and allow us to credit investor accounts for redeeming free perk products stopped working.  Technically these two apps are still working, but the discounts and credits are not transferring to checkout.  The credits and discounts are showing up on the shopping cart, but do not show up on final checkout.

 

The reason for this is the processing gateway is not currently able to read the data from the other two discount and credit apps.  We have been working with the developers of all three apps and have support tickets opened, but they were unable to get this resolved as of Wednesday. The developers for these apps are communicating together and trying to resolve the integration issues. 

 

Since these issues have not been resolved quickly, we feel it is necessary for us to work on another solution in case the developers are unable to fix these issues. We decided to already start developing the site on the Woo Commerce platform simultaneously while trying to get the app integration issues worked out on our current Shopify platform. We are still hopeful the app companies will be able to resolve the integration issues, but we feel it is best not to wait idly to only find out later they will be unable to do so.

 

We could turn the site on now and accept normal orders, but we would not be able to give our investors their discounted pricing or allow them to claim their perk products.  At this moment our priority is to fulfill investor orders before accepting normal customer orders so we will keep the site offline until we get the discounts and perk product credits resolved.

 

Hopefully the app developers are able to get this resolved over the next few days. The good news is that we were approved by our processing gateway and it is working. The current issues are technical in nature and will get resolved. We will send out another update as soon as we have more information.

 

The Spero Team

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 2 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Spero CBD 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 Spero CBD 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

Shipping Products Next Week

about 2 months ago

We have some good news for Spero investors. We have received approval from our bank processor and plan on being able to ship all investor perk products and accept orders from investors next week.  As we have mentioned in prior updates this was the last component we have been waiting for to start shipping our products and has been the cause of this delay.


We have been working simultaneously with several processors in order to have back up plans in case any of them did not come through. This has caused some issues from a web development standpoint since each processor will only work on certain platforms, but our team has adapted quickly producing a functioning website to integrate with our approved processor.


You will see that our site www.sperocbd.com has temporarily been password protected while we are integrating all of the apps and place test orders. 

 Tomorrow we will be placing our first test orders to confirm the following functionality.

  • Investors can create user accounts
  • Investor discounts can be applied to user accounts
  • We are able to credit individual investors that qualify for free perk products the ability to redeem them.
  • Orders can be completed to checkout and payment
  • Our drop shipper is able to receive all orders and process them for shipping
  • Inventory control systems are functioning properly
  • Lab reports can be pulled up via batch number

 

Once we are confident of the functionality of these core components we will update all investors with detailed instructions on how to register and redeem their qualifying free perk products and purchase products with investor discounts.

 

This is the moment we have been working towards and we are confident we will be able to start shipping products next week.  

We are looking forward for everyone to finally experience and enjoy our products.

 

Stay tuned, stay safe, and stay home.

The Spero Team

Notice of Funds Disbursement

2 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Spero CBD 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 Spero CBD 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

Launch, James Blake Video, New Team Member, Corona Virus

3 months ago


We wanted to update everyone of our current progress. 

 

Launch: Our retail site has been re-developed on the new platform and now we will need to wait for the payment processor to complete their underwriting which they have said takes about 10 business days. We made the correct decision to abandon working with Square for processing since they have still not moved us forward even though we have not informed them we would be working with another processor. If we would have not changed processors and the platform we would be stuck waiting with no idea on when we would be able to launch.  


Once we receive approval from our processor, we will just need to integrate their system with our site, run a couple of test orders and then we can start accepting orders.  We will send an update as soon as we receive approval from the processor.

 

We are integrating two third party apps to handle investor orders both for claiming free perk products and to manage ongoing discounts.  Each investor will create an account on our site which we can then add credits to for claiming free perk products. Additionally, we will be able to apply investor discounts to each account applying to all of your purchases and no discount codes will be needed. This is great news and will be a much cleaner way to manage investor perks.

 

We are working hard each day to launch as soon as we can while still making decisions we feel are best for the long term success of Spero. We are sure everyone is as anxious for us to launch as we are and we want to get our ready-to-ship products in your hands as soon as possible. 

 

Corona Virus: Unfortunately, we are all facing a very serious threat that has only begun to disrupt our lives in many ways. Currently the Corona Virus is not affecting Spero or our team and we are moving forward the same as we would without this threat. However, it would be foolish to think that this could not change. Our team already works remotely so maintaining social distance is not an issue for our team. We have confirmed that all of our suppliers are currently still operating without any disruptions at the moment, but we will need to continually monitor the situation and make decisions and adjustments as needed. We will update our investor community of any news which will directly have an effect on Spero. 


New Team Member: We are happy and lucky to announce we have a new team member. Dr. Jordan Talley has joined the Spero team as its Chief Medical Advisor. 


Dr. Talley is a Physician Anesthesiologist who completed his medical residency at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Prior to medical school, he obtained a master’s degree in Physiology & Biophysics from Georgetown University.  He completed his medical school at Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM - Bradenton Campus). During his Anesthesiology training at Johns Hopkins he completed rotations in Chronic Pain Management and continues to manage acute and peri-operative pain for his patients as a private practice anesthesiologist in Virginia

 

In addition to serving as Medical Advisor he will also be writing CBD and endocannabinoid system related articles to help educate the Spero community.  Jordan has a passion for CBD and is a great addition to the Spero team. In Dr. Talley’s own words, “Spero CBD helps manage my stress, maintain focus and provides me with an energetic calmness!”

 

James Blake Promo Video: Filming took place on Monday for our promotional video featuring tennis legend James Blake. This video will be used to help promote Spero and get our message out to a vast audience and we are looking forward to seeing the first edit early next week. James is a natural in front of the camera and will be an exceptional brand ambassador for Spero. He even graciously traded some tennis volleys with the film crew at the end of the day, giving them the opportunity to say they had the experience of playing tennis with a world champion along with video to prove it.  Here are a couple of photos from the day.


 























Spero Update

3 months ago

Just a quick update to let everyone know our current status.

 

We were hoping to use Square for our payment processing, but unfortunately, they are not meeting our needs for onboarding in a timely manner. Each time we are supposed to be moving forward they inform us that the date is being pushed out. For this reason, we have decided to go with another processing company. We are unable to process any orders online until an active payment processor is integrated, even if no payment is actually made. This is the only step holding us back from launching.


We originally chose to work with Square as they currently offer the most attractive rates for processing CBD orders online and are the first of the large payment processors to allow CBD orders, which they have only recently done.  However, we don’t want to wait and risk the possibility that Square will continue to delay and push our launch farther out.


We have already submitted all the necessary documents to the new processor we have chosen, and our web team is now re-building out the site on a platform which the new processor is able integrate with.  The platform we would have used with Square will not work with the new processor.  The new buildout should be completed by the end of next week and then the processor says they need 7-10 business days to activate the integration after the site buildout is complete.


We appreciate your patience while we are completing this final step to go live and will continue to update you.  

 

The Spero Team

Campaign Extension & Product Pics

4 months ago


Things are quickly coming together and we thought you might like to see what the packaged products looks like. It's great to see our idea materialize to actual product in hand. Now we are hard at work to get them into your hands.  

We have just passed over 700 investors and $400k raised with those numbers continuing to rise daily. For this reason we have chosen to extend the raise for another 60 days to keep the momentum going. This will help us bring more products to market quickly including topical CBD products.

Keep your eyes peeled as we will keep posting more updates as our launch is quickly approaching.


The Spero Team 


Notice of Material Change in Offering

4 months ago

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

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Spero CBD 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

4 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Spero CBD 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 Spero CBD 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

Major Spero Update

4 months ago

 

The moment we have been waiting for is almost here.

 

  • Our products are packaged and ready to ship. Our site will be live for sales by the end of February.

 

  • We were able to lower our total Cost Of Goods for future production runs and will launch our current products based on this pricing which is an average of $10 less per product.

 

  • We are finalizing approval with our payment processing bank. Payment processing is one of the more difficult issues related to CBD sales and led to some delays.  The bank estimated we will have approval within 2-3 weeks. 

 

  • Our product photography is done and we will receive the edited photos this week.  This is the final step in our retail site design.

 

  • We are in the process of securing a general liability insurance policy.

 

  • We are producing a video featuring tennis star James Blake to promote his partnership with Spero.  This will be part of a PR campaign when our retail site is live. 

 

  • We will provide investors who have inquired about wholesale with a pricing list by February 7th and will accept orders at that time.  Payment will have to be made via check or bank wire until our payment processing bank allows for credit card purchases.

 

  • We will start our second production run soon to increase inventory and add the following products. 
    • 25mg gel caps with melatonin
    • 25mg gel caps with turmeric
    • Icey Topical CBD roll-on 
    • Hot Topical CBD roll-on
    • 250mg Pet Tincture Bacon Flavor
    • 250mg Pet Tincture Salmon Flavor

 

In the coming weeks all investors whose funds have been distributed will receive an email with your permanent personal discount code and instructions on how to claim your free products if your investment amount was for $500 or more.   We are only able to email investors directly whose funds have been distributed. We will initiate another distribution when the site is live which will take approximately 7-10 days to complete at which point we will be able to send instructions and discount codes to those new investors.


As we enter phase two of Spero, we look forward to steady and significant growth.


The Spero Team



Notice of Material Change in Offering

6 months ago

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

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Spero CBD 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, Spero CBD 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 Spero CBD 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

6 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Spero CBD 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 Spero CBD 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

Product coming soon and question for investors

7 months ago

Great news from Spero headquarters:  We passed 400 investors and our packaging will arrive next week, completing the final step to begin the bottling process!  Here is a photo received from the factory before shipment. We look forward to sharing stylized product photography in the weeks ahead.  



Spero's third party laboratory tests from Botanacor Laboratories are complete and we are proud of the results.  The CBD potency matches our label exactly and THC is non-detectable.  There is no presence of heavy metals, pesticides, solvents or microbials.  All of these test results will be available on our website on launch day, establishing an unprecedented level of transparency. 


Important Question for Investors

We are receiving inquiries for wholesale opportunities from commercial resellers and some of you have also expressed interest in becoming resellers. We will prioritize investors and ask that you contact us immediately if you have plans for resale.  Our team will schedule a call with you to help with your order and answer any questions you may have about our wholesale program. This will enable us to manage inventory and ensure consumers and resale partners have what they need.  

 

We would also like to ask for any investors looking to order 10 or more units within the next 60 days to email wholesale@sperocbd.com with order details.  This information will help us adequately supply wholesale investors and 3rd party resellers. It will also help us determine when we should start another production run. 

 

Please email order requests of 10 or more units to:  wholesale@sperocbd.com

 

We look forward to getting the real thing in your hands soon!  

 

Spero Team 

Notice of Funds Disbursement

7 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Spero CBD 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 Spero CBD 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

Tennis legend James Blake Joins the Spero Team

8 months ago

Good Afternoon Spero Investors:


We have big news!  Tennis legend, James Blake, has joined the Spero team. Blake reached the ranks of No. 1 American singles player and No. 4 in the world before retiring in 2013.  He is now a best-selling author, philanthropist and founder of the James Blake Foundation.  Blake is an equity stake holder and investor who believes in the quality of Spero products and the unique appeal of the brand.  He will serve as an ideal ambassador for those seeking an active, healthy lifestyle.  As a professional athlete, Blake understands the potential for high-quality CBD to revolutionize how athletes and people interested in fitness manage pain, stress and overall wellness.   To that end, he will help Spero make valuable connections within the areas of sports and health.  While Blake enjoys notoriety in the sports world, his appeal is undeniably broad and we are eager to share the news of our partnership with a wide audience.   According to Blake, “Spero CBD has the unique potential to reach top athletes and anyone interested in fitness and wellness.  The rigorous quality standards and transparency that is inherent to Spero’s mission and brand will appeal to discerning customers and people who want the most effective CBD on the market.”

In other news, we added attractive perks and new levels for our investors.  Current and future investors will now receive free Spero products at qualifying investment levels!  Changes to the perk levels are noted below:  These perks are retroactive and all prior investments qualify.  Investors may make additional investments and combine their total investment amounts to qualify for the corresponding perk level.  


  • Investment of $500-$749, Investor receives 20% discount off retail and a 30ml tincture bottle of 500mg SperoCBD ($75 retail value)
  • Investment of $750-$999, Investor receives 30% discount off retail, a 30ml tincture bottle of 500mg SperoCBD and a 30ct package of 60mg Spero dog treats ($125 retail value)
  • Investment of $1,000+, Investor receives 40% discount off retail or 50% for orders over $3,000.  Additionally, investor receives a 30ml tincture bottle of 500mg SperoCBD, a 60ct jar of 600mg Spero gel caps and a 30ct package of Spero dog treats ($200 retail value)
  • Investment of $2,000+, Investor receives 40% discount off retail or 50% for orders over $3,000.  Additionally, investor receives 6 of the following products in any combination: 30ml tincture bottle of 500mg SperoCBD; 60ct jar of 600mg Spero gel caps; 30ct package of Spero dog treats ($450 retail value)
  • Investment of $5000+, Investor receives 40% discount off retail or 50% for orders over $3,000.  Additionally, investor receives 12 of the following products in any combination: 30ml tincture bottle of 500mg SperoCBD; 60ct jar of 600mg Spero gel caps; 30ct package of Spero dog treats ($900 retail value)
  • Investment of $10,000+, Investor receives 40% discount off retail or 50% for orders over $3,000.  Additionally, investor receives24 of the following products in any combination: 30ml tincture bottle of 500mg SperoCBD; 60ct jar of 600mg Spero gel caps; 30ct package of Spero dog treats ($1,800 retail value)

Investments at the $2k, $5k and $10k level receive 3 products every 3 months until fulfilled. Investors must order products on SperoCBD.com and pay for shipping.  All perks occur after the Start Engine offering is completed.

 *additional restrictions noted in filing documents.


We look forward to sharing press on our felicitous partnership with James Blake.  The public announcement is sure to be a big moment for all of us.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

8 months ago

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

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Spero CBD 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

8 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Spero CBD 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 Spero CBD 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

8 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Spero CBD 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 Spero CBD 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

Announcing major milestone: Spero passes $100k

9 months ago


Greetings!

We’ve raised $115,000 to date, our community has grown to over 150 investors and preparations have begun for next month’s product launch.


Production of our raw product is complete. Samples are currently with Botanacor Laboratories for 3rd party testing, a step which will set Spero apart from the vast majority of competitors. The results from Spero’s lab tests will be available online and serve as the highest level of transparency in the industry. This allows customers to purchase Spero products with complete confidence. A full analysis is performed on each individual product batch for the following:

1. Potency:  

a. Confirms the total mg of CBD as labeled

b. Confirms no THC is detected to a level of 0.0000%

c. Confirms the presence and concentrations of additional minor cannabinoids

2: Terpene Profile:

a.. Analyzes 22 terpenes 

b. Gives a complete profile for the whole plant extract

   Note:Terpenes play an important role in the “Entourage Effect”

 3: Pesticides:

 a. Tested for presence of 50 pesticides 

 4: Heavy Metals

 a. Tested for presence of Arsenic, Cadmium, Lead, and Mercury

 5:  Residual Solvent Analysis

 a. Tested for presence of 11 solvents


We are currently in the approval process for our online payment processor.  Online payment processing is a complicated and often overlooked issue in the CBD market. Our processor adheres to the industry’s most stringent application standards while evaluating all company documents, quality of product offerings, supply chain and marketing content. Working with the right payment processor will allow Spero to provide our customers with a safer and more reliable payment experience while reducing processing fees by up to 3% on every purchase.


Our team is hard at work developing the online retail store and its integration into backend systems.


Please mark your calendars!  We estimate launching our products on October 21st 

 

We’ll be in touch soon, 

The Spero Team


Notice of Funds Disbursement

9 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Spero CBD 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 Spero CBD 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

Production Run Underway: Product in 60 Days

9 months ago

We are pleased to announce that our initial production run is underway and we expect to have product for purchase in 60 days.  This is the moment we’ve all been waiting for!

Our first lot will consist of four best sellers:

Tinctures of 500mg CBD Pure Flavor (30ml)

Tinctures of 500mg CBD Peppermint Flavor (30ml)

Gel Caps of 10mg CBD (60 count)

Pet Chews of 2mg CBD (30 count)

We are able to refill inventory and add additional product SKUs on a 30 day basis moving forward.


Our packaging prototypes will arrive this week for final approval. Below is a sneak peak of our tincture bottle packaging.   This unique look is sure to stand out on shelf and communicate a superior product and feel. By carefully sourcing and designing our packaging we were able to achieve this refined look at the same price point as the usual thin cardboard box used by competitors. Our final packaging will have some minor graphical and text edits improving upon the schematic shown here.


For those following our campaign but have not yet invested we encourage you to invest with us now. Not only do you receive great investment terms but you also get to take advantage of the huge product discounts (up to 40%) we’re offering investors!  Don’t take it from us, read why the Times of CBD thinks Spero is an excellent investment.  



With Appreciation,

The Spero Team

Notice of Funds Disbursement

10 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Spero CBD 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 Spero CBD 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

Spero CBD in the Media

10 months ago

Hello All,

 

The Spero message is gaining momentum! Here are some highlights from the past week.

 

Our story was published by Business Insider.  The financial site explains why Spero is an excellent investment.  Please read and share:  Spero Takes New Approach to CBD Market with Cutting-edge Filtration and Charitable Aim 

 

We received an incredible product testimonial from a woman named Heather who tested our tincture oil and gel caps. During her trial period, she was instructed only to use Spero products and to provide a completely honest review.”  Here is what she shared:

This week, Spero was recognized on social media not only for it’s quality but also for it’s unique investment opportunity. Terrie, who agreed to be recognized in this email, provides a shining example of how investors can help ensure Spero’s success.  We encourage all of you to follow her lead.

 

 

 



Let's all work together to keep the momentum building.


Cheers,

The Spero Team

 

Spero CBD Off to Impressive First Week

10 months ago

First, a big hello to our investors. We are grateful for your support, excited to have you on board, and admire your investment instincts!


Spero CBD has had an impressive first week with over $37k raised from 30+ investors. The team is busy working on content to promote this opportunity through a variety of channels to as many potential investors as possible. Please help ensure the success of your investment by sharing the opportunity with as many friends and business associates as possible. Please consider posting our link to all of your social media outlets and let your network know that you made an investment in the premier startup within the booming CBD market.


We plan on doing our first disbursement in 2 weeks and will immediately start a production run of product. Our goal is to have product for sale in 60-90 days. We love pitching the Spero CBD opportunity and are enthusiastic to start selling product. We have the best product in the CBD marketplace and our lifestyle branding will redefine how consumers approach this industry. We hope all of you take advantage of the discount perk earned with your investment and experience the level of quality our products offer. You can always increase your investment to reach the next perk level to increase your product discount even more. We know everyone is going to want that whooping 40% discount for years to come!


We are also excited for you to get to know a bit more about the team you have placed your confidence in. We will post videos along the way so all of you can get a better understanding of who we are, what we are about, and our passion about Spero CBD products.


To start, take a quick look at our CEO, David Allred, responding to the question “What do you see happening within the CBD market over the coming years”?



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