Libelle Group investors to get behind equity crowd-funding
17th October 2018
Libelle Group delivers 1.7 million healthy lunches per year in school tuck-shops now calls on investors to get behind equity crowd-funding launch
Libelle Group, a family owned enterprise is in expansion mode and seeks support by investors in its bid to raise one million dollars in an equity crowd funding campaign.
The company is leading the way in cutting edge technology that is revolutionizing the way students buy lunches in schools.
The Txt -My-Lunch technology enables parents and caregivers to purchase lunches on line which allows students to pick up healthy nutritious lunches in its Champion tuck-shops around the country, via their mobile phones.
The revolutionary product is the brainchild of Chef and Owner of Libelle Group Johannes Tietze whose mission is to feed hungry learners in schools nationwide, with nutritional lunches and ensuring the money designated to this healthy lunch actually makes it to the tuck shop and is not spent on the way to school instead.
The business has been operating for 15 years and is now entering a new growth phase and announcing a partnership as the first issuer on the equity crowd-funding platform Crowd88.
“By raising money through the crowd it allows our business to expand to the next level and reach more student customers in more schools daily. So far we process 10,000 lunches nationwide daily and this figure has the ability to grow much further,” said Mr Tietze.
“We have invited the Heart Foundation and the Diabetes Project Trust to collaborate with us and bring to life our “Eat Smart” menu http://www.libelle.co.nz/menu.html and this is being rolled out to our Champion tuck-shops nationwide.”
“The technology then opened up a whole new platform of revenue opportunity with a great social impact where corporate or individuals gift a free lunch to a deserving hungry learner at school via the Lunch Gifting Partnership Programme www.txt-my-lunch.co.nz/product/gift-lunches , partners commit to packages and send lunches directly to these kids who redeem these tickets on their phone at the tuck-shop just like any other customer with no stigma of being disadvantaged or poor. School principals have described this as a game changer,” said Mr Tietze.
The equity crowd-funding offer opens soon on the Crowd88 website and Mr Tietze is encouraging businesses and individual investors and entrepreneurs with an interest in food to get behind the raise.
“Our aim to raise one million dollars so we can really expand and duplicate the Champion Tuck shops and Txt-my-lunch brands and the vital work we do in more schools around New Zealand and even beyond,” he said.
“Experience comes with stability and even if the NZX were to crash tomorrow, we still keep feeding nutritional lunches to school students daily.”