Involved about the place your meat comes from? Crowd Cow makes use of native, trusted ranchers for its meat.
Crowdfunding has modified the panorama for startups, and it’s now unfold outdoors of the normal “give me cash to assist me fund my firm or product” panorama. It has expanded into different areas, like actual property and now, cows. A startup firm referred to as Crowd Cow will allow you to get a bit of the motion for a fraction of the worth of shopping for the entire cow.
The corporate delivers particular cuts of meat straight to your entrance door. Their slogan, “Crowd Cow enables you to purchase a cow with pals,” sums up its enterprise mannequin. The thought is that you simply and forty nine others all chip in for a single cow, then cut up the meat between you. Don’t fear. The farmer nonetheless does all of the work, however the beef is all yours. You’ll be able to select the flank steak share, for instance, for $seventy nine, whereas the rib steak share prices $104. Upon supply, you’ll have between six and 9 kilos of meat in your freezer. (For comparability, flank steak from a Seattle grocery retailer is about $12 a pound on Amazon Fresh.)
Why would anybody do that? The thought is to get away from industrial farming. Crowd Cow works with ranchers it trusts, and the founders say this provides them a greater concept of how the cows are handled, what they eat, and so forth. Crowd Cow even compares its strategy to the “Is the hen native” sketch from Portlandia.
Based by Joe Heitzeberg (who based Snapvine and Poppy) and Ethan Lowry (the founding father of Urbanspoon and Poppy), the Seattle, Washington-based mostly cow-slangin’ firm is definitely doing fairly nicely. On Tuesday, Crowd Cow introduced that has secured $2 million in funding to increase its operations. Crowd Cow has even secured investments from Zulily founders Mark Vadon and Darrell Cavens, and from former NFL-nice Joe Montana.
Presently, Crowd Cow is just obtainable in choose places. This yr, Crowd Cow plans to increase its operations to incorporate the remainder of the nation.