Please stop what you’re doing so that we can talk about cookies. Specifically, FoundersPad, Bend’s own early-stage venture fund plus mentoring, has made an investment in The No-Bake Cookie Company. FoundersPad is also actively mentoring the company to help speed up its growth and put more cookies into more stores around the country. FYI if you’re ever given a choice between cookies and more cookies, the latter is always the right answer.

From the FoundersPad news release:

Since partnering with The No-Bake Cookie Company, FoundersPad has helped raise $500,000 in conjunction with CircleUp. The company is experiencing rapid growth, hiring locally for a second shift, expanding their national sales team, and selling cookies in an additional 2,000 stores nationwide, bringing them to a total of over 6,500 stores.
When The No-Bake Cookie Company initially engaged FoundersPad the company was profitable and its products were carried in over 4,500 stores nationwide. Founders Carol and Tom Healy knew, however, that with the help of a team of experienced entrepreneurs in their corner that they could significantly accelerate their growth and expansion. The pair started the company after selling — and consistently selling out of — Carol’s homemade cookies at their family store.
FoundersPad brought together a strong team of mentors to help with further development of the company, including Scott Allan, the former CEO of HydroFlask and current General Manager of Helen of Troy; Heather Howitt, Founder of Oregon Chai and the Meriwether Group; Jason Moyer, Principal of the Cascadian Group; and David Uri, Partner at Endurance Holdings. “The team that we brought together to work with the Healys shows not only the deep knowledge and expertise that can be found in Bend, but more importantly the amazing impact that a team of this caliber can make on a company’s trajectory,” says Chris Capdevila, FoundersPad Principal.
Eric Healy, COO of The No-Bake Cookie Company says, “FoundersPad has been instrumental in the development of foundational business practices aimed at fueling our scale up, guiding our product margin strategy, fundraising, branding and culture, operations and building a national sales team.”

The cookie dance.