Over the past several weeks, the words on the pages of our business plan have become money in the bank. This week, we are starting to turn money in the bank to bricks on the ground as we begin building Martin House. As of last Thursday, July 26th, Martin House Brewing Company is fully funded and moving forward full-speed with our plan. In the next few days and weeks, we’ll be ordering our brewing and packaging equipment and signing a lease on our future brewery building. We are about three months ahead of schedule, and we’re off to a strong start.
The fundraising process was something nobody here at Martin House had done before, so we didn’t really know what to expect. We officially started our fundraising at the beginning of June and had budgeted until November (6 months) to finish the process – it happened in 7 weeks. We started by reaching out to our to immediate family and friend networks, and our funding really accelerated from there. It turns out that our networks reached pretty far, and we had a business plan that people trusted.
On that note, we’d like to thank all of our investors for having confidence in our beer, our vision, and us. When we call our investors “Martin House Family Members”, it’s something we take pride in. Every penny we spend we will do with the knowledge that you have given us a great responsibility. We will temper our actions with wisdom, and diligence will be our watchword. Most importantly, we will produce the highest quality beer possible – something you will be proud of. This will be an adventurous endeavor, and adventures are so much more fun with a great group of friends.
Some of our Investors
Reaching this milestone is momentous for us. We need to give credit to those that helped us achieve it. We have a talented network of advisors and friends helping us behind the scenes. Everyone from finance geeks to graphic designers have given us the support necessary to put together an impressive business plan with serious substance. Furthermore, we have the amazing craft beer community to thank for our progress. They have given us unrestricted access to their advice and guidance. It is an honor to join the DFW craft beer community.
Some of our Advisors
As we progress, we will continue to give updates right here. We will continue to have tasting events, and we will continue spreading the word about who we are and what we are doing. We are counting on all of you to help us along.