SF Client EarthKind Secures Growth Investment

Earth-Kind, Inc. (dba EarthKind®) is a US-based pest control developer, designer, and bio-manufacturing pioneer. The Company develops and markets natural proactive alternatives to protect the spaces people live, work, and play from pests and odors. EarthKind is growing fast on the basis of its highly innovative and environmentally sensitive products, and recently announced a major growth investment from Sweat Equities Fund.

EarthKind® has introduced the first natural pest prevention line made solely of essential oils and plant fiber. Stay Away® is a radically different EarthKind® approach that puts people’s health and happiness at the forefront with safe & effective natural formulas and practical knowledge. EarthKind’s products are guaranteed to eliminate pest infestations without toxic chemicals. Stay Away® is available at Lowe’s stores nationwide.

EarthKind® products:

  • Prevent pests from entering homes and control foul odors.
  • Preserve health and happiness by guaranteeing safety for humans, pets and the earth.
  • Protect spaces and valuables, creating harmony and giving peace of mind.

The Company’s sustainably-minded team is guided by the pioneering vision of founder and CEO, Kari Warberg Block who was recently featured in Business NC Magazine:

“EarthKind’s CEO splits her time between Bismarck, N.D., and Mooresville, where EarthKind is manufactured. In between was the hard work of bringing a nontoxic, nonlethal product to an industry that has mostly thrived on extermination. EarthKind’s pouches of herbal mixes are on hardware-store shelves at Lowe’s and Ace. Block has grown the company into a $10 million entity since discovering that balsam fir essential oil and ground-up corncobs repel mice effectively. Though EarthKind is headquartered in North Dakota, 38 of its 42 employees are in North Carolina. Block hopes to take the company global with the help of EarthKind’s first outside investor.”

Scale Finance CFO & Partner, Bill Schiffli, serves as contract CFO for EarthKind® and advised the Company on its successful growth capital raise throughout the transaction process.

About EarthKind®

Founded by leading pest prevention expert Kari Warberg Block, EarthKind® is a pioneer in natural prevention for households everywhere. Its line of high performance, plant-based, pest repellent products provide effective, safe and natural ways to get rid of pests and bring inviting smells into your home. All EarthKind® products are made exclusively of botanical fibers and oils sourced from American farms and designed by inventive artists, scientists and engineers who care about the earth. EarthKind® products are made in the USA and the company provides handicapped individuals with meaningful employment.

Kari was named to the EY Entrepreneurial Winning Woman Class of 2012, 2013 ND SBA Small Business Person of the Year and National Second Runner Up. Stay Away® Spiders received a 2017 Eco-Excellence Award™. Stay Away® was also the winner of the 2015 NEXTY People’s Choice Award for Best New Product of the Year and the.

Learn more at EarthKind.com and on social media:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/earthkindinc
Twitter: https://twitter.com/earthkind
Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/earthkindinc
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/earthkind2010

About Scale Finance

Scale Finance LLC (www.scalefinance.com) provides contract CFO services, Controller solutions, and support in raising capital, or executing M&A transactions, to entrepreneurial companies. The firm specializes in cost-effective financial reporting, budgeting & forecasting, implementing controls, complex modeling, business valuations, and other financial management, and provides strategic help for companies raising growth capital or considering M&A/recapitalization opportunities. Most of the firm’s clients are growing technology, healthcare, business services, consumer, and industrial companies at various stages of development from start-up to tens of millions in annual revenue. Scale Finance has multiple offices in the Carolinas including Charlotte, Raleigh/Durham, Greensboro, and Wilmington with a team of more than 45 professionals serving more than 130 companies throughout the region.