Tanoshi, Inc.

Providing an equitable digital education for every child

Tanoshi, Inc.

Providing an equitable digital education for every child

Oakland, CA
Technology
Diversity Ownership
Featured on Shark Tank. Named 2021 Best Laptop for Elementary School Kids on ABC’s Good Morning America. A best seller on Amazon. Generated more than $3M in revenue with less than $250K from investors. Tanoshi is preparing all kids for a digital future.

$78,740

raised
117
Investors
$30M
Valuation
$3.00
Price per Share
$99.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
7
Days Left

$78,740

raised
117
Investors
$30M
Valuation
$3.00
Price per Share
$99.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
7
Days Left

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$2,500+
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$2,500+
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$10,000+
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$10,000+
Receive 10% bonus shares
$25,000+
Investment
$25,000+
Receive 15% bonus shares
$50,000+
Investment
$50,000+
Receive 20% bonus shares

Reasons to Invest

Closing the homework gap: Tanoshi computers start at only $199 and they're built to work with or without high-speed internet at home.
Strong consumer demand: Generated over $3M in actual revenue and sold more than 15,000 computers.
Real traction: Best-seller on Amazon and Walmart.com. As seen on Shark Tank.


Overview


Educational, equitable, and affordable.


Tanoshi is not just another Silicon Valley tech company. We are leading the way for tech done right. We believe ALL kids deserve the best education possible, regardless of socioeconomic barriers, so we are leveling the playing field and closing the tech learning gap. Our team of only 5 full-time employees is dedicated to providing a brighter future for ALL kids.

As our mission is to provide an equitable digital education for every child, once we raise $50K we will donate 15 Tanoshi Computers to foster kids, with more computers donated as we hit our milestones!

The Problem


Computers are the new textbooks, yet millions of kids lack the resources needed for effective computer learning 


At the onset of COVID, 50 million US K-12 students had to shift from classroom learning to distance learning. However, 16 million U.S. students and 800 million students worldwide were without a computer or internet access. Without computers kids are falling behind.

Furthermore, 90% of parents want their kids to learn coding and computer skills, as those are necessary skills for many of the best paying future jobs. Yet more than 50% of K-12 students in the U.S. never have the chance to study computer science in school, thus creating a tech and economic gap in society. Even in San Jose, at the heart of Silicon Valley, 55% of low income residences are unconnected.

The Solution


Fun, age appropriate and educational learning products designed to close the tech learning gap


Tanoshi’s first learning gap closing products are unique computers for school-age kids. Each Tanoshi Computer is designed to be just the right size for kids ages 6-12, and comes with age appropriate parental controls and educational content. Tanoshi Computers are Android-based, so that they work great online or offline, can be used as a laptop or a tablet, and are affordable for most families, schools and learning centers. 


*These testimonials may not be representative of the experience of other customers and is not a guarantee of future performance or success.

The Market


We are looking at a market worth HUNDREDS of billions


More than $227 Billion per year is spent on EdTech products, and this number only continues to grow! Pre-COVID consumer electronic sales of computers and tablets is another 300 million units a year.

Our immediate target market is 10% of all consumer electronic computer and tablet sales, or approximately $30 billion, and we intend to expand into other educational technology categories in the future.

Our Traction


Best-selling products with millions in revenue and MAJOR media features


We are a bestseller on Amazon and Walmart (the #1 and #2 selling sites in the US), and have appeared on the nationally televised and award winning show Shark Tank.

Our average selling price is going up, our customer acquisition cost is going down, and gross margins have increased every year since launch. Our sales have generated over $3M in lifetime revenue to date, with over 15,000 computers sold. 

Between GoFundMe and the help of a very generous philanthropist we were able to provide 600 Tanoshi Computers to kids in need free of charge.

Tanoshi received the 2019 Silicon Valley Educational Foundation- EdTech Innovation Award, our 2-in-1 was named the best computer for beginners by Mashable, and our Tanoshi Scholar was included in the 2021 Best Laptop for Elementary School Kids on ABC's Good Morning America. We have been featured by major media outlets such as Parents.com, Good Day LA, Cheddar TV, and 102.7 KIIS FM with Ryan Seacrest.

Approximately 65% of our Tanoshi Computer users are girls, which falls in line with our original objective to close the gender gap in tech.

What We Do


A best-in-class educational user experience for children ages 6-12


Our initial tech closing gap product, the Tanoshi 2-in-1, launched in 2018. Our next generation computer, the Tanoshi Scholar, launched in the fall of 2020.

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The features on all Tanoshi computers include:

  • Ability to work online or offline

  • Ergonomic youth size keyboard

  • Free parental controls

  • Educational and age appropriate learning programs

The Business Model


Hardware and accessory sales bolstered by complementing subscription services


Our business model is very similar to Amazon or Apple. We make money from hardware and software sales, as well as complementing services and accessories.

For 2020 (ending March 31st,) our total cost of goods sold was $759 thousand, our total revenue was $1.04 million, resulting in a gross margin of 29%. These numbers are projected to grow exponentially in the coming years.

To make our products as accessible as possible, we also offer a no-interest payment plan for those who need to pay in installments.

How We Are Different


We are reaching a largely untapped age group market, with educational products designed to give ALL kids an equal opportunity


Tanoshi fills a large gap in the consumer electronic market. Our products are designed specifically for kids between ages 6-12, a huge untapped market with a proven need and desire from both parents and kids. Most of our competitors focus on heavily filtered “kids tablets” for toddlers, while the majority of traditional computers and tablets are really only appropriate for older kids (ages 13+), and often include content not appropriate for pre-teens.

Additionally our computers are built with offline capabilities so that they can be used even by kids who do not have access to high-speed internet.

The Vision


Tanoshi aims to be the leader in educational consumer electronic products and services


Our goal is for Tanoshi products to be available in every consumer electronic store (brick-and-mortar and online) within the next 3 years, as well as in multiple countries outside the US. Our computers will be implemented in many schools and after-school programs that will benefit from our affordable pricing and unique user experience. Within 5 years we intend to be #1 in our category in the world!

OUR LEADERSHIP


We are industry experts with a deep care for and commitment to the futures of our children


Tanoshi’s founders are sons and daughters of educators, with an advisory board made up of industry experts, teachers and parents.

Tanoshi has a Diverse Board of Directors and is 50/50 female/male. We were also the 2019 recipient of the EdTech StartUp Innovation Award from the Silicon Valley Education Foundation

Tanoshi is the Japanese word for “fun”. At Tanoshi, we strive to make learning fun!

  • Over 17 years of experience in the consumer electronics industry for Vizio and Toshiba; and consulting for Dell, HP, Intel, Fujitsu, Logitech, and others.  Also former English as a second language (ESL) instructor.

  • Developed and led a strategic initiative that grew CE category sales from $500K per year to over $20 million a year in only two years.

  • Led development of an award-winning line of touchscreen laptops and all-in-one computers.

  • Grew sales of new and unique products from 5% market share to 65% market share in under 12 months.

  • BA in Economics and Political Economy from Pitzer College, Member of the Claremont Colleges. Master Degree in Commerce, University of Sydney, Australia

  • Mother was a public school teacher and father an entrepreneur.  Grew up seeing the disparities between wealthy kids with access to latest learning products, versus poorer kids who could not even afford basic school supplies.

  • International Rotary Scholar and volunteer at 2000 Sydney Olympic Games.

  • Learn more on LinkedIn
  • Over 20 years experience in CPG and retail marketing. Brand and product manager at Fortune 500 companies including Kraft Heinz and Del Monte.

  • 11 years working for the #1 online wine retailer across operations, merchandising, and partnerships.

  • Managed a portfolio of brands that generated revenue of up to $75M.

  • Grew a gift basket business on Amazon from launch to over $1M in less than 3 years.

  • Entrepreneur Magazine: 100 Powerful Women of 2020.

  • Inc Magazine: Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs of 2020.

  • MBA in Marketing at the HBCU, Clark Atlanta University.

  • Mom taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 50 years. Dad was one of the first Black electrical engineers to graduate from Purdue University.

  • Learn more on LinkedIn
  • Over 15 years experience as a transactional attorney; guiding companies on start-up, licensing, intellectual property, and non-profit issues.

  • Corporate attorney experience at sales platform conversion start-up, TrialPay, before opening own firm focused on start-ups and IP law.

  • BS Computer Sci Georgia tech, MS in HST Ivan Allen College, J. D. Georgia State College of Law, LL.M. Santa Clara University School of Law.

  • Dad was a former teacher who devoted his life to educational product innovation - creating a legacy of over 40 patents. Mom was a working artist and art professor. 

  • Lifelong gamer and current business advisor to a small gaming company. 

  • Learn more on LinkedIn
  • Over 13 years product development with Mattel, Broderbund, Printmaster, HP, Xerox and Northwest Education Association.

  • Having self-taught how to program a computer, skipped college and started working on writing and producing video games.

  • Passionate about improving product and after-sales customer experience.

  • Taught most of his family and friends how to use computers.

  • Frequent volunteer for San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus events.

  • Learn more on Linkedin
  • C-level executive with 20+ years of global technology and digital transformation experience, including stints at IBM, BMC and CP Group.

  • Won numerous awards, including: 2013 Women of Influence of Silicon Valley, 2017 Women in Technology International (WITI) Hall of Fame winner, Female Technologist of the year, and Female Executive of the Year.

  • Stanford University lecturer.  Taught big data, global operation and leadership classes.  Frequent speaker at industry conferences and events.

  • Founder, chairwoman and board member of Be the Change Foundation.   Advisory board member of WITI. 

  • Education includes: Master of Science from Peking University, Master of Computer Science from University of Nevada, and executive programs at Berkeley and Stanford.

  • Learn more on LinkedIn
  • Veteran technology and engineering executive with a track record of delivering award-winning and category leading products in AI, mobile, and Cloud services.

  • Led product development teams at large corporations and startups including: Cisco, Blackberry, Pelican Imaging, Calix, and VMware. 

  • 3X winner of Cisco's Pioneer Technology Award ("Emmy Award for Engineering").

  • Bachelor of Math and Computer Science from the University of Waterloo.

  • Passionate about supporting youth education with hands-on schooling, exploring, and self-learning.

  • Learn more on LinkedIn

Tanoshi is growing fast and we are hiring! Contact us at jobs@tanoshiinc.com.


We have an immediate opening for an Android Software Engineer, learn more here: https://bit.ly/3vkdhq5.

Why equity crowdfunding


Traditional startup funding has failed throughout the years to support female and female + male co-founded companies


According to a recent report from Crunchbase, global funding for female + male co-founded companies is going down. Tanoshi believes equity crowdfunding can help level the playing field.

Why Invest NOW


Changing lives by leveling the playing field for children around the world


Tanoshi is a mission-driven tech company, with the goal to level the playing field in education. Although we are still a new startup, we have already generated over $3 million in lifetime revenue with less than $250K from investors. Within 5 years, we aim to be the leading brand in our category worldwide. An investment in Tanoshi is an investment in a brighter future for ALL kids.


We are tech done right.

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Offering Summary


Company

:

Tanoshi, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

505 14TH ST STE 900 , Oakland, CA 94612

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.00

Offering Maximum

:

$1,069,998.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$99.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

3,333

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

356,666

Price per Share

:

$3.00

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$30,000,000.00











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

Time-Based:

Friends and Family Early Birds

Invest within the first 24 hours and receive additional 15% bonus shares

Super Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first week and receive additional 10% bonus shares

Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first 30 days and receive an additional 5% bonus shares


Amount-Based: 

$2,500+

•Receive 5% bonus shares

$10,000+

•Receive 10% bonus shares

$25,000+

•Receive 15% bonus shares

$50,000+

•Receive 20% bonus shares


*All perks occur when the offering is completed.


The 10% StartEngine Owners’ Bonus

Tanoshi, 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 Common Stock at $3.00 / share, you will receive and own 110 shares for $300. 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.

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: Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative. Vendor payments. Inter company debt or back payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$489,685.00 USD
$273,064.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$371,328.00 USD
$105,220.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$42,700.00 USD
$14,158.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$722,827.00 USD
$390,639.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$1,046,879.00 USD
$442,248.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$758,050.00 USD
$313,174.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$800.00 USD
$44.00 USD
Net Income
-$115,567.00 USD
-$2,785.00 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

We'll be on the shelf of our first brick & mortar store!

4 days ago

Greetings!

The holidays are here and we are experiencing record sales and revenue! 

To top it off, we just received a purchase order for our first brick & mortar store. Starting this holiday, we will be on the shelf at Adorama, located in the heart of New York City. How exciting is that!

We've worked extremely hard to get to this point...and we are just beginning.

Our campaign is ending soon and we don't want you to miss out on this huge opportunity. 

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Be part of a growing mission-driven, edtech startup and Invest Today in Tanoshi for as little as $99. With your support, you will give a child the opportunity for a brighter future.

We are happy to answer any questions. Please ask in the comments.

Stay safe and be well! 

Thank you.

Lisa

Sales are soaring! All eyes are on Amazon

18 days ago

Greetings!

The holidays are here and Team Tanoshi is ready! We are so happy to be selected for Amazon's Holiday Gift Guide which just went live this week! 

We are witnessing tremendous growth on Amazon, as we are up +123% for the calendar year. With that, we are headed into a strong holiday season. 

Last...but not least, when my classmate from Business School at Clark Atlanta University, who now works at Amazon, asked me to share my entrepreneurial journey with Amazon’s BEN (Black Employee Network) on their podcast “Let’s Talk!”…I jumped at the opportunity.

I love sharing my experiences with others, in hopes that I might be able to prevent someone from making some of the same mistakes I made starting off.

AND…it was so much fun chatting it up with Mark Hatcher, who moderated the podcast. It was like we were back in school again and 20+ years had not passed us by.

That’s the beauty of the HBCU family.

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Invest Today in Tanoshi for as little as $99 and give a child the opportunity for a brighter future.

We are happy to answer any questions. Please ask in the comments.

Stay safe and be well! 

Thank you.

Lisa




Tidbits from Tanoshi: Minimum Investment Change ‼️

about 1 month ago

Greetings!

Fantastic news! We heard from our community and we’re taking action. We decreased the minimum investment to just $99.

The price/share and valuation have not changed. If you are a current investor, there’s no need to take action. 

However, if you’ve been on the fence but you want to make a life-changing impact on kids, now’s your chance.

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Invest Today in Tanoshi for only $99 and give a child the opportunity for a brighter future.

We are happy to answer any questions. Please ask in the comments.

Stay safe and be well! 

Thank you.

Lisa 💕

Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 1 month ago

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

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


Issuer revised sections of their campaign page and changed their minimum investment amount.


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.

Tidbits from Tanoshi: Watch Team Tanoshi on Shark Tank This Weekend 🦈

about 1 month ago

Greetings!

As some might know, May of 2020 was a turning point for Tanoshi. We danced on cloud nine the entire month as our Shark Tank episode aired for the first time. After the airing, as you can imagine, sales soared and the Tanoshi brand gained huge awareness.

A couple of months later, in July 2020, our episode aired again. BONUS points! 

I’m happy to announce, now’s your chance to watch our episode!

This weekend, our segment will air again on CNBC. 🙌🏾

The beauty of all this…for many years to come, our episode will continue to air, which means free publicity and awareness to millions of new viewers and potential customers. As Head of Marketing, I LOVE this! I can’t ask for a better ROI.

Be sure to tune in:

Saturday, Sept. 18 at 5 pm

Sunday, Sept 19 at 2 pm

All on CNBC.

Enjoy! 🤩

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Invest Today in Tanoshi for as little as $249 and give a child the opportunity for a brighter future.

We are happy to answer any questions. Please ask in the comments.

Stay safe and be well! 

Thank you.

Lisa 💕

Tidbits from Tanoshi: We just donated Tanoshi computers to foster kids

about 1 month ago

Greetings!

Did you know? Foster kids are the most underserved segment in America, with only 21% of foster youth in urban areas having access to a computer at home and 5% of foster youth in rural settings having access. That's why it's a no-brainer for Tanoshi to donate a specific number of computers to foster children after each milestone is reached.

I'm happy to say that we just donated 15 Tanoshi Scholar Computers to foster kids through iFoster.

Thank you to our amazing investors in our equity crowdfunding campaign which made this possible.

Read the full press release, and learn how you can help foster youth have a brighter future.

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Invest Today in Tanoshi for as little as $249 and give a child the opportunity for a brighter future.

We are happy to answer any questions. Please ask in the comments.

Stay safe and be well! 

Thank you.

Lisa 💕


Tidbits from Tanoshi: We just hit a HUGE milestone ‼️

about 2 months ago

Greetings!

We’ve been saying all along that sales this year have been strong. The proof is in the books. 

We just hit a huge milestone. We started selling Tanoshi computers in 2018 and we’ve now generated more than $3,000,000 in lifetime revenue! AND…we hit this milestone with less than $250K from investors! 😲

Needless to say, we are a seasoned, passionate team of founders that's been able to take minimum investment dollars and grow it more than 10x.

Tanoshi is preparing all kids for a digital future, no matter their socio-economic background. 

Tanoshi is giving all kids a fair chance to succeed.

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Invest Today in Tanoshi for as little as $249 and give a child the opportunity for a brighter future.

We are happy to answer any questions. Please ask in the comments.

Stay safe and be well! 

Thank you.

Lisa 💕


Tidbits from Tanoshi: An Amazon Financial Update 📈

2 months ago

Greetings!

In 2018, Tanoshi started selling on Amazon. Since then, Amazon has been our #1 channel for sales.

This year, we’re witnessing our best traction and sales ever on Amazon!

We’re excited to report our year-to-date Amazon numbers. Watch the video as Brad Johnston, our CEO, gives more details into this year's results. Here are some of the highlights:

  • Total Sales Dollars - +84%
  • Average Selling Price - +10%
  • We’ve shipped over 2,500 units of product this year, mainly computers.
  • We’re on pace to hit over $1M in revenue on Amazon this year. 🙌🏾

Invest Today in Tanoshi for as little as $249 and give a child the opportunity for a brighter future.

We are happy to answer any questions. Please ask in the comments.

Stay safe and be well! 

Thank you.

Lisa 💕

Tidbits from Tanoshi: Good Morning America Airs Tanoshi as a Top Pick 😲

2 months ago

Greetings!

Nothing beats waking up on a Friday the 13th - to see the product you designed, built, and promoted all year long, featured as the 2021 Best Laptop for Elementary School Kids on ABC's Good Morning America. ☀️🤗

That's exactly what happened this past Friday. 🥳

The Tanoshi Scholar was launched last November and is now in the lineup with Lenovo, Microsoft, and Apple and named the top pick for laptops for grade school kids. Not bad for a small startup that launched its first product in 2018, has received no VC funding, and has turned $184K of family/friends investment into nearly $3M in revenue.

We are witnessing tremendous momentum and growth this back-to-school season. And with the continued uncertainty surrounding COVID, we expect this momentum to continue into the holidays. With that, we are planning for a strong holiday season.

Now's the time to get on board!


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Invest Today in Tanoshi for as little as $249 and give a child the opportunity for a brighter future.

We are happy to answer any questions. Please ask in the comments.

Stay safe and be well! 

Thank you.

Lisa 💕

Tidbits from Tanoshi: Named a Top 25 GSV Cup Finalist! 🙌🏾

2 months ago

Greetings!

In case you missed it…the ASU+GSV Summit is happening right now. This Summit is the grandfather of conferences in the EdTech space. 

Back in May, I announced that we made it to the Elite 200 in the GSV Cup. I am even more excited and honored to announce that we’ve been named a Top 25 GSV Cup Finalist! 🥳 The Top 25 were selected out of over 700 global EdTech startups by 150 investor judges.

Brad is at the Summit now, making some wonderful new connections and catching up with our existing relationships. 

If you’re in the area, we’d love to meet you. Today is the last day. Please stop by our booth. 👍🏾

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Invest Today in Tanoshi for as little as $249 and give a child the opportunity for a brighter future.

We are happy to answer any questions. Please ask in the comments.

Stay safe and be well! 

Thank you.

Lisa 💕

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Tanoshi, Inc. 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 Tanoshi, Inc. 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

Tidbits from Tanoshi: A Financial Update 📈- First 6 Months of 2021

3 months ago

Tanoshi is on fire! 🔥We had a very strong first 6 months where total revenue is up +85% over last year. 

Watch Brad Johnston, CEO of Tanoshi, give the first half of 2021 financial results.

We're very excited about the next 6 months, as we head into our peak seasons, back-to-school, and then the holidays.

Invest Today in Tanoshi for as little as $249 and give a child the opportunity for a brighter future.

We are happy to answer any questions. Please ask in the comments.

Stay safe and be well! 

Thank you.

Lisa 💕

Tidbits from Tanoshi: We JUST sealed the deal! 💌

3 months ago

Greetings!

Team Tanoshi has been in talks with a new manufacturing partner, so I wanted you to be one of the first to hear the EXCITING NEWS!

This manufacturer is loving our growth and we just signed an agreement with...(drum rolls 🥁🥁🥁)...Net 90 Day Terms! 

YES! We believe we have one of the best manufacturing terms in the industry. 👍🏾

I'd like to give a shout-out and tall props to James Wei who handles our Asian Relations, for his hard work to make this come to fruition.

These terms just put us on another level. #gamechanger 🤩

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Invest Today in Tanoshi for as little as $249 and give a child the opportunity for a brighter future.

We are happy to answer any questions. Please ask in the comments.

Stay safe and be well! 

Thank you.

Lisa 💕


Tidbits from Tanoshi: We're one of the winners! 🥳

3 months ago

Greetings!

Lately, I’ve been talking a lot about Pharrell Williams’ Black Ambition Competition, simply because I've been in awe.  I’ve been on this thrilling ride and the experience has been priceless. Team Tanoshi and I are extremely grateful to have been picked out of thousands of applicants, to be one of the finalists for this inaugural year. 😍

This past Tuesday was the final celebration and I was almost in tears as I listened to some of the founder’s stories. Plus, the words from both Pharrell Williams and the CEO of Black Ambition, Felecia Hatcher, were so moving and motivational that I can’t help but to hold my head up and keep pushing.

As one of the Black Ambition finalists, I am thrilled to announce that Tanoshi will receive $15K. We are very appreciative of not only the financial award but everything the Black Ambition team has done to help remove the barriers for Black and Latinx founders so that they too can excel in their entrepreneurial endeavors.

We are so glad you are here with us, as we tackle the digital divide and help children everywhere. 🙏🏾

“Black Ambition is ambition at its core. It’s creating an environment where Black & Latinx founders are uninterrupted.” ~Felecia Hatcher, CEO of Black Ambition 

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Invest Today in Tanoshi for as little as $249 and give a child the opportunity for a brighter future.

We are happy to answer any questions. Please ask in the comments.

Stay safe and be well! 

Thank you.

Lisa 💕


Tidbits from Tanoshi: You're Invited! Don't Miss the Black Ambition Prize Celebration 🥳

4 months ago

Greetings!

You’re invited to join me and Team Tanoshi at the Black Ambition Prize Celebration on Tuesday, July 13th from 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm EST! 

As a Black Ambition finalist, I’m excited to join my fellow applicants to celebrate our collective achievements and the ingenuity of Black and Latinx entrepreneurs. This event will mark the organization’s inaugural year and unveil the recipients of this year’s top awards. I would appreciate your support as the organization showcases our work! Please register here.

Pharrell Williams founded Black Ambition to focus on closing the opportunity and wealth gap through entrepreneurship. Recognized by Fast Company as the winner of the 2021 World Changing Idea for impact investing, Black Ambition provides mentorship and access to capital to high-growth startups founded by Black and Latinx entrepreneurs.

Join me for an amazing event where Black Ambition will announce the recipients of the top awards ranging from $100,000 to $1 million. The event will also feature remarks by Pharrell, a special performance by Tobe Nwigwe, and founder stories.

This event is open to the public, and I hope you will invite anyone interested in learning more about Black Ambition and supporting Black and Latinx entrepreneurs. 

You can RSVP here: https://blackambitionprize.splashthat.com/

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Invest Today in Tanoshi for as little as $249 and give a child the opportunity for a brighter future.

We are happy to answer any questions. Please ask in the comments.

Stay safe and be well! 

Thank you.

Lisa 💕

Tidbits from Tanoshi: [TANOSHI VIDEO] Created for Pharrell Williams - Black Ambition Prize

4 months ago

Greetings!

A little over a month ago, I announced that Tanoshi was a finalist in the Black Ambition Prize launched by producer and rapper Pharrell Williams. Black Ambition is focused on narrowing capital access and the community wealth gap for Black and Latin founders through entrepreneurship.

Well, the competition is coming to an end and the winners will be announced soon. I must say, the experience has been invaluable. I’ve had several mentors coach me. I’ve attended informative webinars on various topics pertaining to running a startup. And, I’ve met so many wonderful founders along the way.

One of the more creative projects I worked on and developed was a video answering the question: 50 years from now, how will Tanoshi computers impact the world?

I’m excited to share with you the final, 80-second video I call Changing the World.

The good thing…you too can help change the world. 

Enjoy!


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Invest Today in Tanoshi for as little as $249 and give a child the opportunity for a brighter future.

We are happy to answer any questions. Please ask in the comments.

Stay safe and be well! 

Thank you.

Lisa 💕


Tidbits from Tanoshi: A Financial Update 📈

4 months ago

Greetings!

Team Tanoshi works extremely hard every single day to bring the best educational products and services to market, providing a brighter future for all kids. We have a small but mighty and dedicated team and I'm pleased to say the numbers show it.

For January 1 - May 31, 2021 (compared to same period YAGO):

  • Revenue from all products and services, up +80%
  • Total point of sales dollars from all products and services, up +55%
  • Total point of sales dollars from accessories and warranties, up +100%
  • Computer unit sales, up +16%
  • Computer average selling price, up +23%

2021 is half over and we are smashing prior records! As we head into our peak seasons, back-to-school, and then the holidays, we are excited about what's to come. 

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Invest Today in Tanoshi for as little as $249 and give a child the opportunity for a brighter future.

We are happy to answer any questions. Please ask in the comments.

Stay safe and be well! 

Lisa 💕



Tidbits from Tanoshi: We're getting ready for huge sales next week! Here's why...😍

4 months ago

Greetings!

If you are in retail, then you probably know what's coming up next week. Yep...Amazon Prime Day - June 21 and 22! 📦

Well, Amazon is celebrating small businesses this Prime Day. AND...as a small business, we were selected to be included in their Prime Day promotions - they're connecting their customers with local businesses and entrepreneurs. 🤩

When you purchase these products ⬇️⬇️between June 7 and June 20, you will receive a $10 credit on Prime Day. 

How great is that?! 👍🏾

I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that Amazon sales are very strong, +45%, and growing. I'm thrilled to also let you know that total sales for the year are up +55%. 📈

So be sure to check out our Amazon store and happy shopping! 🛍

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Invest Today in Tanoshi for as little as $249 and give a child the opportunity for a brighter future.

We are happy to answer any questions. Please ask in the comments.

Stay safe and be well! 

Lisa 💕

Tidbits from Tanoshi: Meet Greg Smith, Tanoshi's Director of Fun

5 months ago
Greetings!


Ever wonder where our name "Tanoshi" comes from? 
Tanoshi comes from the Japanese word "tanoshii 楽しい" meaning pleasant, delightful, enjoyable, or FUN! 🥳

Our goal is to make learning fun, ultimately providing a brighter future for all kids. With that, it only makes sense to have a Director of Fun within our company.


Meet Greg Smith, Tanoshi's Director of Fun and one of our Co-Founders.

I must say though, in addition to keeping things fun and exciting, Greg wears many hats within the company. Get to know Greg, his interesting background, and how he started working in tech, in an article recently published on Medium  - Self-Taught Techie Turns Passion into Developing Laptops for Kids to Help Close the Digital Divide.

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Invest Today in Tanoshi for as little as $249 and give a child the opportunity for a brighter future.

We are happy to answer any questions. Please ask in the comments.

Stay safe and be well! 

Lisa 💕



Tidbits from Tanoshi: Amazon sales are on 🔥 + Early Bird Bonus Shares Ends Soon!

5 months ago

Greetings All!

Can you believe it? 2021 is nearly half over! 😲

I’m very pleased to announce that we are rolling into June with strong year-to-date sales, mainly driven by Amazon. 

And… we are projecting this month to be a big win for us. Amazon just announced that Amazon Prime Day will be June 21 and 22. With that, we are preparing for a surge in sales. 📈

As we head into the summer, we are up +45% on Amazon (and remind you, this is typically the slow season for consumer electronics). We’ve been able to increase revenue despite our top-performing SKUs being out of stock. This growth can be attributed to our new product, the Tanoshi Scholar, which launched in November 2020. The Scholar is quickly growing in sales and becoming a category leader. 

With all of this good news, we are asking for your much-needed support. As we head into our busiest season, back-to-school, and then the holidays, we are continuously witnessing demand greater than supply. We are anticipating holiday sales will be huge and in order to be in a favorable inventory situation, we must order product now - which takes money. 💵

I am asking you to INVEST TODAY for as little as $249 so that one more child can be given the opportunity to succeed in school! 

Also, the Early Bird Bonus Shares will end very soon so be sure to get in now.

We are happy to answer any questions. Please ask in the comments. 

Until the next time…stay safe and be well!

Lisa 💕

Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Tanoshi, Inc. 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 Tanoshi, Inc. 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

Tidbits from Tanoshi: A heartfelt, personal note 💕

5 months ago

Greetings!

We are truly honored to be one of the finalists of the Black Ambition Prize, a project launched earlier this year by producer and rapper Pharrell Williams. Black Ambition is focused on narrowing capital access and the community wealth gap for Black and Latinx founders through entrepreneurship.

As a finalist, Tanoshi will receive a financial reward, a dedicated coach, pitch support, and financial counsel - all of which we are beyond grateful to receive. There’s still a lot of work to do and the final winners will be announced in July. 

The grand prize winner will receive $1,000,000. 🤩

A year ago, we witnessed the largest protests against racial injustice. Yesterday, I spent some time remembering George Floyd and the tragic ending of his life. I have to wonder - if it wasn't for the brutal killing of George Floyd, would the Black Ambition opportunity exist? With that, I must admit I have a heavy and mixed heart. George Floyd lost his life and in turn, he’s giving life to so many people in the years to come.

Gianna Floyd, George Floyd's daughter stated, "Daddy changed the world." Yes, he did! I will do everything I can to make sure George Floyd did not die in vain. 🙏🏾💕

Team Tanoshi is working hard to provide the essential educational tools so that every child has a fair chance to succeed in life. Please join us in giving all children a brighter future by INVESTING TODAY

Thank you!


Tidbits from Tanoshi: We're on a roll...

5 months ago

Greetings!

I hope you’re having a great week! I’m excited to share with you some wonderful tidbits of what we’ve been up to this past week.

First…just announced…we are so grateful to be part of the Elite 200 - the world’s most innovative early-stage EdTech startups. 150+ judges from venture capital firms and strategic education companies reviewed more than 700 applications and chose the top 200 startups and we are one of them. 🙌🏾

We’re looking forward to competing in the semifinals for $1M in prizes at the ASU+GSV Summit in August!

Wish us luck! 🤞🏾

Next…I’d like to give a high-five to one of our teacher advisors, Val Chapman. Val teaches the 5th grade in a lower-income district in Oakland, CA. I nominated Val for the 2021 Follow Your Bliss Awards sponsored by the 49ers Foundation. This award is given to educators who lead with purpose, passion, dedication, and love.

Towards the end of 2020, Val’s students became disengaged with distance learning and she knew she needed to make a major change to the curriculum. So she did.

Val decided to introduce her students to the stock market and financial literacy. I was so inspired and encouraged by the results that I wrote an article called, “Changing the Trajectory of Student’s Lives: This teacher is betting on the Stock Market Game.”

Even though Val did not win an award, she was one of the finalists. AND…Val is definitely a winner in our eyes.

I am hoping to share more of these positive, uplifting stories along our journey. It’s amazing how much a child’s life can change when they’re given the opportunity. And this is what happens when kids are given the essential tools, such as a computer.

I am asking you to INVEST TODAY for as little as $249 so that one more child can be given the opportunity! 

Lastly…our customers mean everything to us. We listen to them. We problem-solve with them. We rejoice with them. We know that if it wasn’t for our customers, we wouldn’t be where we are today. We believe this is why we have such loyal followers.

So…we want to do everything possible to make our customer’s lives easier.

After reading and reviewing hundreds of reviews and testimonies, we decided to launch Tanoshi’s Tips & Tricks where every week we give our customers easy tips to help them navigate their Tanoshi computer and the technology world.

We believe with Tanoshi Tips & Tricks, we are that much closer to proving we are tech done right.

That’s it for now. I look forward to sharing more tidbits soon.

Until then…stay safe and be well!

Lisa 💕

Tidbits from Tanoshi: Welcome!

6 months ago


Hi All,

Thanks so much for subscribing to our updates! We are incredibly happy you are here with us, during this thrilling time of our equity crowdfunding journey. 

We want to give a big welcome to YOU, our extended Tanoshi family! 🤗

You will be one of the first to learn about what Team Tanoshi is working on, what's coming up that's new and exciting, we will educate you on the trends we're seeing in the edtech space, you'll learn more about the team, and more! 

We’re making so much progress every day that we thought it would be best to update you with bite-size information that you can easily digest and will pop in your inbox, just when you need it. 

So…

Tidbits from Tanoshi was born. 

Another thing, I like to operate on a personal level - let me introduce myself.  I'm Lisa Love and I head the marketing at Tanoshi. I am also one of the co-founders. You can learn more about me in this recent article published on BillionSuccess.

First Milestone Reached! 

Now that we have the housekeeping taken care of...I am elated to announce that within 48 hours of launching our campaign, we hit our first milestone of $50K. 🙌🏾🤩😍. With that, 15 Tanoshi computers will be donated to foster kids.

Did you know? Foster care funding does not cover many of the resources foster children need. The government invests less than 50% of what it actually costs to raise a child. Without resources and opportunities, their future is at risk. That’s why we chose an organization called iFoster to donate Tanoshi computers after reaching specific milestones.

You see, we believe every child should have the resources needed to complete their homework and excel in school. A computer is a basic necessity and should be available to all kids, no matter their socio-economic background.

In order to make sure every child has the basic tools for school such as a reliable computer at home, we need your help, along with the entire community. 

It truly does take a village to raise a child. Our next milestone is $100K and a total of 25 Tanoshi computers will be donated.

If you’ve already invested in our campaign, from the bottom of our hearts - Thank you! 🙏🏾 We simply ask that you spread the word to all of your friends and family.

If you’re on the fence about investing, please know that a little goes a long way. With just $249 you can make a huge impact. 

Invest Today!

I’ll be sharing more tidbits soon. Until then…stay safe and be well!

Lisa 💕



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