Justin Boggs, Founder

Business Developer

Long Beach, California, US

Justin is looking for someone to join him/her

Business stage

Idea phase

Business plan mapped out

Minimum viable product built

Paying customers

Justin is looking for a founder who

Has expertise as

Marketer Business Developer

Can commit to working

20 hours per week

Is able to invest

Enough to be sole investor (> $15,000)

Relevant industries

Ecommerce

Skills

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Marketing
Technical
Product Management
Sales
Finance
Managing People
Background

Startup Experience

Founded 2+ startups

About Justin

Serial Entrepreneur
Started pizza restaurants while in college
BS in Business Management from CWRU
Founded Bridge Capital Partners- a payments company, Forbes Finalist for America's Most Promising Companies fall 2011. Currently process over $100M annually in credit card processing volume
Bizdom U Entrepreneur (www.bizdom.com) a business incubator founded by Dan Gilbert of Quicken Loans
Founder of OfferSavvy.com- raised over $500k to date, an internet startup , social commerce marketplace www.offersavvy.com
Signature E-Cigarettes aka SigECig.com is my fourth startup, I created my own luxury brand of disposable e-cigarette. I am operating the e-commerce business out of Long Beach. I have managed to get the product into a couple retail stores thus far, attracted a few affiliates, and managed to become the first e-cigarette supplier on popular dropshipping site Doba.com
I have the same manufacturer as SKYCIG- the #1 brand of ecig in the UK which was just purchased by Lorillard (owners of Newport and BluCigs) for over $100M. Therefore, my products have been thoroughly tested for quality by the compliance and assurance folks at Lorillard.
Since the FDA is introducing very favorable regulations for the e-cigarette industry, it is the opportune time to accelerate the growth of the business, and become an attractive acquisition target. According to Bonnie Herzog- the managing director of Beverage, Tobacco, and Convenience Store Research for Wells Fargo Sercurities, e-cigarette sales will outpace the Tobacco Industry ($80Bn Industry) over the next 10 years, so it is poised for tremendous growth rates as the industry is currently pegged at $2Bn. I'm currently on her mailing lists so I am privy to the latest tobacco and ecig industry trends and data.

I have personally invested around $16,000 to date into website development, product development, packaging, and inventory. Now knowing that the FDA is not going to prevent the online sale of ecigs, or limit flavors, I want to find a marketing cofounder that can help me grow this online e-commerce business. I would like for that person to invest at least as much as I have to be used towards marketing/ customer acquisition, and for that would be willing to negotiate a substantial portion of the business.

Beginner
Intermediate
Expert
Finance
Sales
Managing People
Product Management
Technical
Marketing
Education

Case Western Reserve University

BS in Business Management, Concentration in Finance & Entrepreneurship

- 2010