Ispire Technology Inc.

General Information

We are engaged in the research and development, design, commercialization, sales, marketing and distribution of branded e-cigarettes and cannabis vaping products. (Incorporated in Delaware)

We sell our tobacco products worldwide except for the People’s Republic of China and Russia. Although we sold tobacco products in the United States in the years ended June 30, 2021, and 2022, we are limited in the product we may sell and, because the sales did not justify the marketing and regulatory costs, we have ceased marketing tobacco vaping products in the United States. Our tobacco products are marketed under the Aspire brand name and are sold primarily through our distribution network.

We currently sell our cannabis vaping hardware only in the United States, and we have recently commenced marketing activities in Canada and Europe, primarily in the European Union. All of our cannabis products are vaping hardware. Vaping refers to the practice of inhaling and exhaling the vapor produced by an electronic vaping device, and includes dabbing, which is the recreational inhalation of extremely concentrated tetrahydrocannabinol, the main psychotropic cannabinoid derived from the marijuana plant. Our cannabis products are marketed under the Ispire brand name, primarily on an ODM basis to other cannabis vapor companies. ODM generally involves the design and customization of core products to meet each brand’s unique image and needs, and our products are sold by our customers under their own brand names although they may also include our brand name on the products.

Our products use our BDC (bottom dual coil) coil technology which uses bottom dual coils to provide much higher temperature and an expanded heating that achieves much greater flavor and vapor production. We believe that the use of our dual-coil technology enhances the flavor performance of e-liquid, and the hidden wick cotton with special designed wick holes can both extend the tank e-liquid capacity and improve the speed of wicking to increase the coil life. Our BVC (bottom vertical coil) coil represents a big technological breakthrough for us in coil technology with a vertical heating wire surrounded by the cotton. This design can enable the coil heating to provide uniform temperature from the tank, together with more efficient wicking. This new technology, which Shenzhen Yi Jia introduced in 2014, enables the coil to last longer while still giving users what we believe is the purest and cleanest taste from e-liquids. The BVC coils are still very popular for MTL (mouth to lung) vapors today.

We bring a new coil technology to the tobacco vaping industry with the Cleito tank. The Cleito tank uses a revolutionary new coil design that replaces the standard chimney and, we believe, delivers maximized airflow. This design frees up even more restriction in the airflow by eliminating the need for a static chimney within the tank itself, which results in an expanded flavor profile and increased vapor production. Combined with a Clapton kanthal coil for maximum flavor, the Cleito tank delivers a rush of intense flavor and huge vapor with a broad profile. The simple top-fill design makes filling very easy, just unscrew the top cap to refill, more convenient, more enjoyable.

Our Ispire cannabis vapor products use our patented Ducore™ (Dual Coil) technology for cannabis vaporizers. This technology enables users to create massive plumes of vape without burning the cannabis oil. These products incorporate our patented dual coil technology for what we believe is best-in-class airflow and taste, and our technology for eliminating the leakage of the oil from the unit, which overcomes a major disadvantage with many existing products

At present, our products are manufactured and supplied by Shenzhen Yi Jia Technology Co., Limited, a Chinese company (“Shenzhen Yi Jia”), which is 95% owned by our chief executive officer and controlling stockholder, Tuanfang Liu. We are taking the initial steps toward the development of manufacturing operations in Vietnam and California. Initially, our manufacturing operations will be primarily assembling from components that we purchase from other companies. Although we expect that we will commence these assembly operations in mid-2023, we cannot assure you that we will be able to meet this timetable or that we will be able to effectively and efficiently conduct such operations.

Through our global distributor network of more than 150 distributors, we sell the Aspire brand of tobacco vaporizer technology products in more than 30 countries. The main markets for our tobacco products are Europe and the Asia Pacific region, which does not include the PRC.

**(Note from the prospectus: “We were formed on June 13, 2022. We have two operating subsidiaries: Aspire North America LLC, a California limited liability company (“Aspire North America”), and Aspire Science and Technology Limited, a Hong Kong corporation (“Aspire Science”). On July 29, 2022, we acquired 100% of the equity interest in Aspire North America from Aspire Global Inc. (“Aspire Global”).”)

**(Note from the prospectus: Also on July 29, 2022: “… our wholly owned subsidiary Ispire International Limited, a British Virgin Islands corporation (“Ispire International”), acquired 100% of the equity interest in Aspire Science from a wholly owned subsidiary of Aspire Global in connection with a restructure by Aspire Global pursuant to which the equity in Aspire North America and Aspire Science was transferred to us, and, at the time of the transfer, we had the same stockholders as Aspire Global and our stockholders held the same percentage interest in us as they had in Aspire Global at the time of the transfer.”

***Note: Revenue and net loss figures are for the 12 months that ended Dec. 31, 2022. (The company’s most recent fiscal year ended on June 30, 2022.)

(Note: Ispire Technology priced its downsized IPO on April 3, 2023, at $7.00 – the mid-point of its $6.00-to-$8.00 range – on 2.7 million shares – down from 3.0 million shares in the prospectus – to raise $$18.9 million. The IPO raised $2.1 million less than expected, as a result of the downsizing. Ispire Technology Inc. filed an S-1/A dated March 16, 2023, in which it cut the size of its IPO in half – to 3.0 million shares – down from 6.0 million shares originally – to be offered by the company at a price range of $6.00 to $8.00 – to raise $21.0 million. In that S-1/A filing dated March 16, 2023, the company said that selling stockholders will offer an aggregate of 1.75 million shares – the same number as in the original terms disclosed in its S-1 filing dated Jan. 30, 2023. The company will NOT receive any proceeds from the sale of the selling stockholders’ shares. The March 16, 2023, S-1/A filing also showed that SPDB International  is no longer a joint book-runner.)

(Note: The company, formerly known as Aspire Global Inc., had planned to go public in 2021 with a market cap of $1.32 billion and plans to raise $120 million in the IPO; those IPO plans were withdrawn in May 2022.)


Industry: E-Cigarettes & Cannabis Vaping Products
Employees: 56
Founded: 2010
Contact Information
Address 19700 Magellan Drive Los Angeles, CA 90502
Phone Number (310) 742-9975
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View Prospectus: Ispire Technology Inc.
Financial Information
Market Cap $371.0mil
Revenues $99.7 mil (last 12 months)
Net Income $-3.55 mil (last 12 months)
IPO Profile
Symbol ISPR
Exchange NASDAQ
Shares (millions): 2.7
Price range $7.00 - $7.00
Est. $ Volume $18.9 mil
Manager / Joint Managers US Tiger Securities
CO-Managers TFI Securities/ Futures Limited/ Prime Number Capital
Expected To Trade: 4/4/2023
Status: Priced
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