Founded in 2016, RedCrow developed an equity crowdfunding portal that provides exclusive, professionally-vetted investment opportunities for accredited investors. To date, their startups have consisted of Healthcare based companies in the realm of chronic disease management and brain health, until now. Breaking the mold is Paw Pods, 100% green, sustainable, and biodegradable pet burial pods and urns.
RedCrow CEO Brian Smith said, "RedCrow has been excited about Paw Pods ever since RedCrow board member Dr. Stephen Shaya introduced us to its leadership team, James and Ben. Although Paw Pods falls outside our traditional "HealthCare" investment, it's the impact they are making by preserving the environment with their eco-friendly pods that contributes to being right fit for RedCrow. RedCrow is equally enthusiastic about the impact Paw Pods is making by taking a very hard experience and making it less challenging to a pet’s loved ones by offering closure to the loss while dramatically reducing stress, anxiety, and grief many suffer after such a loss."
Looking to exponentially grow their marketing budget and lighten the emotional load of pet loss for others, they went live on RedCrow this week. An opportunistic path has been forged and enables investors to discover privately held, early stage companies, democratizing the investment arena for those who want to get in on the ground level. According to Chairman/Rock Hall of Famer Jerry Harrison, these investments have the potential for “world changing breakthroughs.”
That said, you won’t find endless investment opportunities within their portfolio, with the mindset of “quality vs quantity,” RedCrow has dedicated themselves to collaborating with deeply influential, transformative startups.
"Paw Paws epitomizes the American Dream. An ethnic family who has developed a socially and environmentally conscious product and approach to help manage death of your animals. Red Crow is again helping to accelerate innovation by providing resources and awareness," said Dr. Stephen Shaya.
65% of U.S. households own a family pet and each year, nearly 50 million of them pass on annually. Paw Pods is a company of pet lovers dedicated to helping other pet owners navigate the painful experience of losing a treasured animal friend. It was started to help its founder deal with his own grief after losing two dogs and being severely disappointed in the way in which they were returned to him after euthanasia.
Owners can bury their pets at home with a dignified, beautiful memorial. Pods and urns sizes range from accommodating fish to larger pets and dogs. The pods can also be decorated, giving children and adults a way to expel their grief in an expressive and therapeutic form. A seeded leaf of perennial flowers is included with every pod. Its annual blooms create a living tribute to a treasured friend.
Paw Pods recognizes that beyond the unconditional, loyal love pets provide, their carbon footprint on our planet is next to none, so their afterlife should follow suit. All pods and urns are eco-friendly and made of bamboo powder, rice husk, and corn starch, designed to respectively degrade in 3-5 years after being introduced to the environment.
Paw Pods are extremely affordable, ranging in price from $9.99 to $149.99, a fraction of what traditional pet caskets cost and are already in retail giants like Petco and Bed Bath & Beyond.
Anyone that has ever owned a pet, sought out on that adventure for companionship, to expand their homes and to open their hearts. Paw Pods helps you find solace in knowing you are reciprocating that unequivocal love and friendship, while RedCrow helps you entrust your capital in a forward thinking, environmentally-safe dedication to beloved pets.