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Blue Dog Mead

Bringing Mead to the Masses.

  • Stage $500K in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Food and Beverage
  • Location Eugene, OR, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded August 2011
  • Employees 3
  • Website bluedogmead.com

Company Summary

Blue Dog Mead produces, sells and markets mead across the US. Mead is the next alcoholic beverage trend after cider, which is experiencing 60%+ growth per year creating a $110M Market. Creating and sticking an alcohol brand nationally has a high acquisition possibility. For example, Woodchuck, Hornsby's, and Crispin ciders have been acquired. Our customers are craft millennial drinkers.

Team

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    Simon Blatz
    CEO

    Founder and Entrepreneur, Simon currently owns and operates three companies. He has lead the Blue Dog Mead team to be where it is today. A $250K annual revenue profitable 9 state distributed early growth stage company.

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    Ray Walsh
    Mead Maker

    Ray Walsh made King Estate Winery the winery they are today as their head wine maker for 10 years. He has 30+ years of wine making experience with a bachelors and masters in Food Science and Fermentation.

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    Mike Grudzien
    National Sales Director

    Mike is a sales professional. With 30 years of sales and marketing experience Mike joined Blue Dog Mead and within the first six months added 4 states to distribution. He has a masters in Advertising and Marketing. He is a retired marine that does 1,000 crunches everyday before 7 am. Mike is a hunter, killer and elite.

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    Huy Tran
    Marketing Director

    Huy Tran is the quiet force behind Marketing. He actively generates content, manages social relationships and creates graphic material for two companies. He has a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from the University of Oregon.

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    Steve McKeon
    Adviser

    Steve is an Asst. Professor of Finance at University of Oregon. He was the CFO for Greenfield Wine Company for 6 years.

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    Nikos Ridge
    Adviser

    CEO of Ninkasi Brewery, one of the fastest growing breweries nationwide. Ninkasi Holding Company has backed Blue Dog Mead.

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    Don DeZarn
    Adviser

    Don owns and operates Pacific Head Wear an international hat manufacturing company.

Advisors

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    David Barbender, Endeavor Law
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Don DeZarn
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    Ray Walsh
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    Nikos Ridge
    Unconfirmed