True Gentlemen’s Jerky Announces Kickstarter Campaign to Raise Funds for a Sophisticated Snack

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A group of young men turn to the online fundraising site to bring a convenience store classic to the masses, in style.

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True Gentlemen’s Jerky, the all-natural beef jerky startup offering handcrafted jerky, today announced the launch of their campaign to raise money through Kickstarter, the world's largest funding platform for creative projects. The campaign will run for 45 days and funds will enable the company to move into a larger workspace, accelerate distribution of jerky in sustainable packaging, expand new product innovation, and continue to generate consumer awareness and trial.

Fed up with the low quality "mechanically separated" meat product being offered at local markets, co-founders Michael Carvalho and Jason Kurpjuweit decided to create an all-natural handcrafted beef jerky product. Operating under a lean management style, they look to keep costs low and profits high, buying meat directly from the butcher to allow for reasonable prices on higher quality cuts. Crafted with locally sourced produce, True Gentlemen’s Jerky uses smoke-infused marinades to flavor the dehydrated jerky, adding no preservatives or nitrates during the process.

A few innovative features set True Gentlemen's Jerky apart from the others, one being that every bag includes dental floss to ensure the gentleman-like experience. Also, in the future, True Gentlemen's Jerky will offer a Jerky Club Membership which will provide members with jerky every month. This will be a great gift idea for people from all walks of life, such as fitness fans, outdoor enthusiasts and beer or wine lovers, since jerky goes great with many lifestyles.

“With funds raised through Kickstarter we can continue to provide fresh, local ingredients, the secret behind our low calorie, protein-rich artisanal jerky. In addition, we want to continue to foster the personal relationships we have established with our vendors, because that’s what a true gentlemen does,” said Michael Carvalho, True Gentlemen’s Jerky Founder and CEO.

Kickstarter Donation Details

  • Shipping included and for the US only
  • Estimated Delivery October 2013
  • Floss included in every package

$5 and up= Website/Blog/Facebook/Twitter Thank You Recognition at the completion of our Project
$15 and up= 1x 2oz bag of your choice + Thank You Recognition
$30 and up= 2x bags of your choice + Thank You Recognition
$50 and up= 3x bags of your choice + T-Shirt+ Thank You Recognition
$100 and up= 6x bags of both flavors + T-Shirt + Thank You Recognition
$200 and up= 12x bags of both flavors + T-Shirt + Thank You Recognition
$400 and up= One year membership to the True Gentlemen Jerky Club + 6x bags of both flavors + 2x T-Shirts + Thank You Recognition
$500 and up= Create your own Jerky yielding 4lbs + 6x bags of both flavors + 2x T-Shirt + Thank You Recognition
$1,000 and up= Create your own Jerky yielding 4lbs and year membership to TG Club + 12x bags of both flavors + 2x T-Shirts + Thank You Recognition
$3,000 and up=All of the above and a private meet and greet with the TGJ Founders (US Only) on a private, catered, sailboat excursion in San Diego.

To learn more about the campaign, readers can visit the project's pitch page here:

About True Gentlemen’s Jerky
Craft jerky done the Gentlemen’s way.
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