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Shoes handcrafted from the finest quality materials right here in California.

  • Stage Full Product Ready
  • Industry Fashion
  • Location Sacramento, CA, US
  • Currency USD
  • Founded January 2013
  • Employees 3
  • Incorporation Type S-corp
  • Website

Company Summary

Benjamins is a California based shoe brand that is disrupting the shoe industry. All of our shoes are made to order by our team in-house, within the same space as our retail shop. Retail and manufacturing in one brick and mortar space. No one working in the shoe industry today has created a model like ours, or a shoe like ours. We are using technology to bring an old world craft into the industry in a new way. Big brand capability with small brand appeal.

We are writing to you about our next round. We have been selling our shoes online for 2 years, and our shop just had its 1 year anniversary. We have already raised 225k but we have a long way to go. This past year we had to cap our sales while we upgraded our production.

The next steps are big ones. New equipment has just shipped that is quintupling our output, increasing product quality, cutting labor cost by 94% and time by 89%. We will have the ability to produce 1,000 pairs per day from our single location, with required output at only 20 pairs per day. We are rebuilding our website with software that allows for fully customizable shoes online.

We would love to talk to you about how we can work together to redefine the shoe industry. Please feel free to contact us directly through e-mail at [email protected] Our pitch deck can be viewed at

Benjamins has already been featured in Los Angeles Magazine, Monocle Magazine in London, MITT in Australia, the SF Chronicle, and many other noteworthy publications.


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    Jannik Catalano
    Vice President

    Attorney/owner of private firm in San Francisco, partnered with Benjamin Schwartz, friend/colleague of nearly 20 years, to form Benjamins Shoe Corp. Also helped to secure trademark for the brand.

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    After over 9 years making shoes by hand, expanding into production of custom design and now has a small team working with him including apprentices and technical design specialists.


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    Jannik Catalano