News & Updates
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Mortal Kombucha Investment
Mortal Kombucha

Today we announce our investment in a local Boulder based brand, Mortal Kombucha. We are thrilled to be partnering with founder Becca Schepps and her killer drink empire. Mortal Kombucha is energizing kombucha brewed from black tea, liquified snowflakes, and supercharged with all-natural ingredients. It blends all the foofoo you love about ordinary kombucha with the stuff that’s awesome: bubbles, fruit, and a power packed punch of b-vitamins, antioxidant destroying free radicals and symbiotic nutrients. It’s natural, organic, non-gmo and terrific. It high-fives your taste buds and will have your gut swooning for more. Grab some at your local Whole Foods, Natural Grocers, and specialty boutiques.

Mortal Kombucha Investment
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2021
OneClock Funds in 2 hours 12 Minutes
OneClock

OneClock was 100% funded on Kickstarter in 2 hours and 12 minutes (and we're just getting started).

OneClock Funds in 2 hours 12 Minutes
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2021
OneClock Kickstarter
OneClock

As some of you know, for the last few years, we've been working with our friends Jamie Kripke and Howie Rubin to develop a new way to wake up called OneClock - a minimalist analog timepiece designed for an intentionally disconnected bedroom. It features waking music based in science and composed by Jon Natchez from The War on Drugs and is as much a piece of art as it is a functional household tool. OneClock has already been featured in New York Magazine, which is super exciting. But it’s also a little unnerving, considering we haven’t even started manufacturing yet. So we're writing to ask you to help make this thing happen. We will be launching for real on Kickstarter this coming Tuesday, 2/2. Groundhog Day. Crowdfunding is all about building momentum and we’d love your support…early. The most successful campaigns raise $500K+ and our aim is to be amongst the top performers, kicking off a movement towards a more thoughtful, intentional way to wake up tech free. We already have a list of 23,000 subscribers interested in "waking up better". We would love for you to help us meet our goal. Please consider signing up at oneclock.co today to be notified when we are ‘live’ so you can pre-order OneClock. We’d be honored if you could show your support by pre-ordering within the first two hours of our launch from 6a—8a EST (Yes, we’re aware that is crazy early no matter where you live). The best discounts are reserved for the earliest backers and with your early support, anyone who visits our campaign will immediately see it's on its way to success. No one likes to eat in an empty restaurant and the same holds true for crowdfunding campaigns. Your support and encouragement means everything and we're looking forward to experiencing this journey with you. Keep believing in better over more and that good design really does matter.

OneClock Kickstarter
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2021
Daikon Now Open 7 Days a Week
Daikon

We heard you loud and clear Boulder—five days of banh mi just wasn't cutting it—and you know what? We agree! You deserve access to our mouthwatering sandwiches, bowls, salads and pho whenever that funky mood strikes! Starting today our doors will be open for lunch and dinner every dang day of the week.

Daikon Now Open 7 Days a Week
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2021
Introducing the Alpine Modern App
Alpine Modern

We are excited to announce the Alpine Modern mobile app. Our goal is to make the Alpine Modern digital experience even better. Now you can order, track loyalty rewards, store payment methods, and get exclusive discounts and promotions all in one place.

Introducing the Alpine Modern App
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UVClean Wand
iClick

iClick announces its latest brandable tech, the UVClean Wand. It's a portable UV-C light that can be used to sterilize small devices, door handles, cutlery, etc when you're out-and-about in public. Like sunlight in your pocket, the built-in ultraviolet light uses short-wavelength (UV-C) light to kill or inactivate microorganisms, so you can sterilize on-the-go. The UVClean Wand features a 400mAh battery and can be recharged using the included micro USB cable.

UVClean Wand
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PerfectWave SACD Transport
PS Audio

38 years after the introduction of the CD, PS engineers have continued their quest for perfection in the art of data extraction and delivery so you can finally hear what’s been locked away in your CD and SACD collection. The PerfectWave SACD Transport (PST) is their most advanced optical disc transport. As with the PST’s predecessors, the PWT and DMP, PST is based upon an advanced Digital Lens which electrically isolates the mechanical transport/laser mechanism of the optical disc reader, removes jitter and timing artifacts, and focuses audio data into a single, bit-perfect, timing-perfected stream to your DAC.

PerfectWave SACD Transport
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2020
Elon Eats Everything
Daikon

We're so happy to share with you the review we got from Boulder's most iconic food critic. Find out if he thought our banh mi were gross or not gross.

Elon Eats Everything
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2020
OneClock Site Launch
OneClock

OneClock is not an alarm clock. Many alarms trigger a spike in blood pressure and heart rate which activates the fight-or-flight response of your nervous system. OneClock’s sounds are designed to activate your brain as you sleep, then wake you gently and reliably. We partnered with friend and Grammy artists Jon Natchez from The War on Drugs to create the musical collection of sounds to gently lift you out of sleep. The OneClock team plans to open presales of the clock in late January so signup with your email on the new site to be notified when they become available

OneClock Site Launch
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2020
Give The Gift of Banh
Daikon

This holiday season, why not shower the ones you love with something truly special. Here's an idea - how about savory meats, pickled veggies and fresh herbs wrapped in a toasted baguette? That's right, a Daikon gift card is very likely what your loved ones have been wanting but were too afraid to ask for, so consider this a friendly tip. Get that special someone a Daikon gift card today.

Give The Gift of Banh
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Sunday Lands $19M From Sequoia Capital
Sunday

Today, Sunday announced that it has raised an additional $19 million in Series B financing led by Sequoia Capital, with participation from Tusk Ventures and Forerunner Ventures. The raise brings Stephanie Zhan, partner at Sequoia Capital, to the board. Sunday sells eco-friendly fertilizers direct to consumers that are customized based on the customer’s local soil and environment. Sunday uses machine learning, satellite imagery and other proprietary data to create a unique blend of nutrients that attach to a hose for easy application.

Sunday Lands $19M From Sequoia Capital
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2020
A Closer Move to Indoor Dining
Alpine Modern

We are excited to announce that we have reopened the inside of Alpine Modern at University Hill for indoor ordering and order pickup. Guests may place orders for pickup online or stop inside to place an order with us in person. We assure you that we are doing everything in our power to maintain a safe environment, including sanitizing frequently touched surfaces and cafe furniture, ensuring staff calls out if they feel ill, taking temperature and symptom checks of employees, and adhering to and enforcing mask policies. Please note that at this time, we have not opened the cafe for indoor dining but guests are welcome to make use of heated outdoor patio seating areas.It's nice to see the cafe slowly opening back up again. Congrats to the entire Alpine Modern team for making it happen!

A Closer Move to Indoor Dining
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2020
Otis Taylor — Hey Joe
PS Audio

PS Audio's Octave Records accounces the release of Hey Joe Opus/Red Meat by Otis Taylor. This is Otis Taylor’s 14th album, originally released as a CD (and vinyl) on his Trance Blues Festival label and now for the first time available in pure full high-def DSD direct from the master recording. Joined by former Allman Brother’s guitarist, Warren Haynes, String Cheese Incident’s Bill Nershi, singer-songwriter and guitarist Langhorne Slim, Rose Hill Drive guitarist Daniel Sproul, and jazz trumpeter and longtime collaborator Ron Miles, Otis has created a psychedelic suite of 10 continuous songs threaded with urging motifs, dynamic textures, and hypnotic passages interplaying with Otis’ signature lyrics and vocal style. ‍ Recorded exclusively on the Sonoma DSD Multitrack recording system and remastered by Gus Skinas for this limited direct-to-master SACD release, this single-pressing includes an Austrian gold-pressed dual-layer SACD with both the original master DSD as well as a special high-definition CD layer, playable on any CD, SACD, or DVD player. Tracks 11-20 on the SACD layer are an exclusive vinyl needle drop to DSD from the original 45 RPM DMM (Direct Metal Master) release from in-akustik GmbH. Only 1,300 SACDs will be released for collectors.

Otis Taylor — Hey Joe
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Brett Russel Joins Daikon
Daikon

Brett Russel joins Daikon's executive team as the Director of Store Operations. Brett comes to the team with high praise from former co-workers and a wealth of experience in restaurants and hospitality. He most recently worked at Snooze Eatery as a General Manager and then as a regional manager overseeing six high-performing stores.

Brett Russel Joins Daikon
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2020
Aylo Launches
Aylo

The vulnerable space of the daily beauty routine is woefully designed. Top-down bathroom lighting is an enemy of confidence, casting shadows and falsifying features to present us with the least flattering image of ourselves. But it doesn't have to be that way. Aylo aims to solve this problem with the word's first smart beauty ring light. We invested in Aylo two years ago and have eagerly anticipated the launch day of AYLO since then.‍ The company is making 200 lights as part of its first production batch, which will ship in February 2021.

Aylo Launches
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2020
Banh Mi Delivery
Daikon

Daikon now does delivery. And Bobby Banh rolls up in his guards red Porsche 911 to spread the word.

Banh Mi Delivery
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Snowy Open
Daikon

Store #2 for Daikon opens today on Pearl Street in Boulder. It may not be the best day for a grand opening but feels on par with how the 2020 year has played out thus far. Come on down and grab a banh!

Snowy Open
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2020
Canard HQ Under Construction
Canard Works

The team at Hampton Architecture and Williams Construction are underway on the full-gut renovation of our Canard headquarters building. The stand-alone two story brick structure is shaped as a triangle which poses some interested design challenges. More photos and updates to come as the build-out progresses.

Canard HQ Under Construction
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2020
Daikon Pearl Street Finishing Touches
Daikon

Justin applying the Daikon stencil to the table tops before the epoxy coat. We're aiming to open the Daikon Pearl Street location on Tuesday November 10.

Daikon Pearl Street Finishing Touches
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2020
Cherry Red Porsche
Daikon

Out filming a short spot for Daikon with Bobby Banh to highlight our new delivery service. Thanks to our friend John Schmitz for letting us borrow this custom 911-997 Porsche.

Cherry Red Porsche
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2020
We Are The HiFi Family
PS Audio

We're all about the HiFi Family.

We Are The HiFi Family
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2020
Welcome Jon Baker
Canard Works

Jon Baker has worked alongside the Canard team for nearly three nears as co-owner and President of Alpine Modern. Jon now joins our flock as the Director of Strategic Operations for Canard portfolio companies. He will continue to oversee operations for Alpine Modern and has the additional responsibility of operations for Daikon. Jon will play any integral role in Canard's growth of it's food subsidiary brands. Read more about Jon our People page.

Welcome Jon Baker
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Banh Ultimatum — Official Trailer
Daikon

In a world full of blandness, at a time of great uncertainty, only one Vietnamese sandwich had the power to save us all. Watch the brand-new trailer for Banh Ultimatum (2020) - starring Bobby Banh, Baguette Funicello, and Jeff Beige-os.

Banh Ultimatum — Official Trailer
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2020
Pumpkin Spice Police
Daikon

The Pumpkin Spice Police are out in full effect handing out citations for non compliance with the pumpkin spice protocol. Daikon just got written up by Carol for not having any pumpkin spiced items on its menu.

Pumpkin Spice Police
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2020
Rise Vet
Rise Vet

Rise Vet opened this week in Boulder as the city's premier practice for dog and cat care. We worked with owner and lead docter, Andrew Boal, on the identity.

Rise Vet
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2020
Milk Tea Got The Better of Me
Daikon

Why beat around the bush. Daikon's house milk teas are freakin' delicious.

Milk Tea Got The Better of Me
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2020
Where's Daikon
Daikon

We get it, The Twenty Ninth Street Mall in Boulder can be a bit of a maze, but once you find Daikon, you'll never forget it.

Where's Daikon
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2020
Go Long For Banh
Daikon

No banhs were harmed in the fimling of this video.

Go Long For Banh
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2020
I Dream of Banh Mi
Daikon

Our dear dog Loki stars in a new Daikon commercial spot. Some times dreams do come true...

I Dream of Banh Mi
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2020
You Win!
Daikon

You win every time you eat at Daikon. Get some!

You Win!
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Banh Mi in Boulder
Daikon

The original video that kicked off Daikon. Starring Bobby Banh.

Banh Mi in Boulder
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Do You Mind if I Stare at You
Daikon

The banh mi is a beautiful sandwich, so be warned, eating them in public can call unwanted attention.

Do You Mind if I Stare at You
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2020
Mix it Up
Daikon

Mix it up at Daikon. What's your favorite?

Mix it Up
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2020
Fresh Herbs
Daikon

Like cilantro, thai basil and mint, and Daikon sprinkles 'em all over their banh mi sandwiches and bowls for an extra kick of flavor. Come give it a try and let their herbs breakdance in your mouth.

Fresh Herbs
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2020
Have a Nice Day
Daikon

Having a bad day? Here's a little something to put a smile on your face.

Have a Nice Day
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2020
Mask Mumbling Is Real
Daikon

Make no mistake, ordering online is easy, fun, and way less confusing! Head to daikon.com and make your order mumble-free today!

Mask Mumbling Is Real
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2020
Pizza Puzzles
Stellar Factory

Pizza Puzzles bring delicious art and a fun jigsaw puzzle experience to your table. These pizzas are silly and fun to look at, but more importantly, they're puzzles you can build with your friends and family. A single slice is just one of eight smaller puzzles in the box - making it perfect for cooperative puzzling. Stellar Factory made a successful Kickstarter launch and raised over $17,000!

Pizza Puzzles
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PS Audio Trade-In Program
PS Audio

This is a unique program that only PS Audio is doing.

PS Audio Trade-In Program
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2019
PS Audio New Logo Design
PS Audio

Just wrapped up a logo refresh for PS Audio. More pronounced curves in the icon, new typeface, and and updated blue for the brand.

PS Audio New Logo Design
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2019
Employee Profit Sharing Template
Canard Works

We've helped a handful of our portfolio companies deploy a simple employee profit sharing model over the last few years. Now that we've worked out the kinks we wanted to share it with as many other businesses as possible. When of the most common questions we received from CEOs and entrepreneurs was, how do we split the pie fairly? This model provides a super-objective format that uses employee annual salaries as the guide for equitable distribution. It's been easy to implement and well received. If you're considering deploying an employee profit share plan, just do it! You won't regret it, and neither will your employees.

Employee Profit Sharing Template