Kevin Tien and Carlie Steiner
Kevin and Carlie opened Himitsu, a New Japanese restaurant, in an up-and-coming neighborhood in Washington, DC in November 2016. It's intimate, delicious, and gaining rave reviews by the most prestigious local food critics.
Four weeks before opening
Kevin and Carlie reached out to inKind about four weeks before opening their restaurant, looking for funding and a way to get the local community involved.
Funding with no strings
As two twenty-somethings, Kevin and Carlie didn't have a ton of personal property to secure a bank loan - no problem with inKind Capital.
Paying in sweat not cash
Chef Kevin loves feeding people. When he found out he could get funding paid for by his cooking rather than his cash, it was a no-brainer.

"I'm 100% committed to my business and will work all hours of the day if I need to. I'd rather serve another table than pay a bank $200."
We handled everything
Though our expertise in marketing VIP Gift Cards, we took on promoting their business to current and new customers in the DC metro area. We even handled the purchase process.

See Himitsu's VIP Gift Card purchase page.
"Thank you inKind Capital for helping us make all this happen!"

- Chef Kevin Tien, upon being nominated as a semi-finalist for the James Beard Awards, three months after opening Himitsu.

Kevin Tien
Chef & Owner
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