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May 18, 2015 9:37 AM ET

Archived: FRENDS: Designer Audio Accessories

iCrowdNewswire - May 18, 2015


Designer Audio Accessories

Carlsbad, CA

  • Target $1,000,000
  • Reserved NEW
  • Pre-money Valuation $16,000,000


  • Team Experience & relationships w/ Pepsi, Burton, Nike, and ESPN
  • Performance March 2015 LTM Revenue: $3.2M | 2015E Revenue: $8.7M
  • Customers Lord & Taylor, Net-A-Porter, Shopbop, Harrods, Scoop, Bloomingdale’s, Nordstrom, Revolve Clothing, Kitson, Birchbox, Lane Crawford, Anthropologie, Nasty Gal, Cole Haan, Urban Outfitters, Abercrombie & Fitch, Selfridges, Fred Segal, Athleta, Amazon, Banana Republic


FRENDS creates designer audio accessories that defy expectations of function, versatility, and style.



Keir Dillon, Founder and CEO

Keir DIllon spent the first 20 years of his career as a medal-winning pro snowboarder, and an on-air television commentator building brands and promoting products for Pepsi, Nike, and ESPN. During his time at Burton, he developed a love for creating consumer products by thinking outside of the box, and continues to be the creative visionary behind our success. He is a born entrepreneur with an unmatched determination to succeed who thrives in the face of adversity. Keir excelled by keeping an open mind and by constantly reaching out to other more accomplished and experienced mentors, in doing so he …

Eric Kotch , President / Director of Product

Eric heads up all product development and production, from inception to delivery. He took his 20 years of brand building experience and focused that knowledge and intensity on creating and building FRENDS’ unique products. Over the past five years he has spent a third of his time in the factories of southern China establishing direct relationships with premier electronics and jewelry manufacturers – bringing together designers, engineers and manufacturers from these two different worlds. Eric’s holistic understanding of manufacturing and extensive experience in the development and creation of product, combined with his hands-on approach, has enabled him to develop blended …

Nanci Bergman, Director of Global Sales  

Nanci Bergman has over 16 years of experience in consumer electronics – launching start-up brands, developing turn-key private label programs, and selling licensed brand products into various channels of global retail distribution. It is this experience, combined with an approachable savvy, that has enabled her to introduce the FRENDS brand to virtually every retailer she has approached. Nanci’s personal relationships with the buying teams of the top North American Fashion, CE, and Mass retail organizations is unsurpassed and has afforded her an unequalled opportunity to sell FRENDS’ products.

Sheen Moaleman, Director of Marketing


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  • RevenueMarch 2015 LTM Revenue: $3.2M | 2015E Revenue: $8.7M
  • Distributiondepartment stores, fashion boutiques, ecommerce


  • Target $1,000,000
  • Reserved NEW
  • Pre-money Valuation$16,000,000
  • Round Type Equity
  • Entity Type C-Corp
Contact Information:

Keir Dillon
Eric Kotch
Nanci Bergman
Sheen Moaleman

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