Emergency and adventure preparedness company set to scale following increased demand in preparedness goods
PARK CITY, UT (June 18, 2020) – Uncharted Supply Co.©, a fast-growing startup specializing in modern preparedness products, announces a new round of financing from Salt Lake City private equity firm, Black Oak Capital.
Uncharted Supply Co. was founded in 2016 when its first product, the Seventy2™Survival System, an emergency kit designed to guide you safely through any unexpected emergency situation, set crowd-funding records and achieved global accolades. Since then, Uncharted Supply Co. has continued to innovate award-winning preparedness products that have been adopted globally by individuals, corporations, government agencies and more. The company now boasts a family of professional-grade products in their line, ranging from fully integrated emergency kits to portable jump starters and toolless rapid-inflation pack rafts.
The investment from Black Oak Capital will enable the company to grow its team, improve supply chains and scale its inventory position so they can continue to meet demand – which has been unprecedented in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic.
“Since day one, our goal at Uncharted is to make the world a safer place for everyone,” said Christian Schauf, CEO and founder of Uncharted Supply Co. “Part of achieving that goal is to find partners who will aid in scaling our mission of making life-saving products available globally.”
The investment from fellow Utah-based PE firm, Black Oak Capital, will aid in the expansion of Uncharted’s product line and inventory as well as the expansion of Uncharted’s already growing team, including the development of a Board of Directors that will help guide the company into Q4 of 2020 and beyond. Brad Bonham, currently the Co-Founder & CEO of Walker Edison is considered the linchpin in leading this process. Bonham offers a deep experience-set with regards to growing, building and running multi-million dollar, global businesses, thus understanding how to develop superior teams that win.
Specializing in the branded consumer, service and manufacturing industries, Black Oak Capital is excited to support the mission and vision of Uncharted Supply Co.
“We are roused to partner with Christian Schauf, CEO of Uncharted Supply Co. and remain impressed by the Company’s innovative and robust product offering in both domestic and international markets,” said Gregory David Seare, Founder & Managing Director of Black Oak Capital.
As current events continue to shift attitudes and cultural trends, so has a restored appreciation and desire to be prepared for the unexpected. Factoring in the rise of natural disasters over the last decade and the current pandemic, Uncharted Supply Co. anticipates that the cultural wave of preparedness is here to stay.
About Uncharted Supply Co.
Uncharted Supply Co. © was founded to educate families, friends, and communities, and prepare them for any kind of emergency. Uncharted seeks to bring peace of mind and emergency preparedness into the modern era. With innovative products like the Seventy2™Survival System, standing ready is no longer just for the doomsayers and survivalists. To learn more about Uncharted Supply Co ©, visit: unchartedsupplyco.com. Or, follow them on Instagram: @unchartedsupplyco.
About Black Oak Capital
Black Oak Capital creates out-of-the-box investments solutions, combining both debt and equity models to produce meaningful results time and time again. Black Oak Capital primarily helps lower middle market companies that have revenues between $3 and $25 million, who find themselves on the cusp of success and in need of additional working capital, without needing to give away significant ownership. Black Oak Capital specializes in partnerships with strong operators in the digitally native, consumer, business service, and U.S. based manufacturing industries. To learn more visit: www.blackoakcp.com.