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A powerful, unique (patent pending) website that pulls together everything businesses and projects need for success: Crowdsourcing Crowdfunding Social networking Collaboration software Education
Significant and Expanding Market Opportunity Crowdsourcing- Obtaining Services, Ideas or Content from a Large, Usually Online Group >$540m market in 2011 (IBIS) >60% yearly growth projected from 2009-2014 Major crowdsourcing site oDesk reached $1B in cumulative work as of June, 2013 Crowdfunding- Obtaining Funding from a Large, Usually Online Group $2.7B funded in 2012, 81% growth over 2011 US- $1.8B, 105% growth over 2011 $5.18B projected for 2013 (Massolution)
It’s a Very Fragmented Market Countless Crowdsourcing sites exist for almost every business stage: Innovation Product development Design Testing Marketing Sales Support functions Legal, HR, IT, etc.
It’s a Very Fragmented Market Many Crowdfunding sites are also available: Separate sites based on funding type- Rewards and Donations Loans Equity Accredited investor and soon non-accredited Revenue sharing and Royalties Crowdfunding sites with specific market focus are becoming common Creative projects Medical Consumer products Etc.
Crowdacious Pulls the Market Together Consolidates any Crowdsourcing activity needed by a business or project onto one site with: A searchable database of service providers Continuously rated by the community to insure high quality Education through articles and forums on how to best use crowdsourcing And outsourcing Provides any type of Crowdfunding to any business or project No site restrictions (as long as it is legal) But business focused The business/project decides the best type of funding for their needs Articles and forums provide guidance The crowd decides whether to offer funding as well as type (e.g. reward) From individuals and organizations, both accredited and non-accredited 3 rd party verification will be available
Crowdacious Provides More Business Support Start-ups can search the community to find: Critical team members Partners, employees, board members or advisors Business partners Customers, suppliers Powerful collaboration software promotes efficiency Allows topic-specific full or limited access Unlike all other crowdfunding sites businesses can continue using the collaboration software after funding Collaboration during production and launch is vital for success
Crowdacious Provides Additional Benefits Existing businesses can find Team members Partners, employees, board members or advisors Crowdsourced suppliers New ideas Partnerships or acquisition candidates Investors can Find businesses and projects that meet their investment criteria Provide a wide variety of financial support Rewards, equity, loans, royalties or donations Contribute valuable feedback Engage their network for additional business support
Competitive Advantage No existing site brings together all the resources businesses and projects need for success Crowdsourcing Consolidated and searchable Rated by the community Crowdfunding The business decides the best funding option Social networking For team building and support Collaboration Before, during and after funding
Target Customers Start-ups and projects looking for a business-focused crowdsourcing and crowdfunding site Individuals and organizations offering crowdsourced or outsourced business services Existing businesses looking for new ideas, potential acquisitions and employees Consumers looking for exciting new products Investors looking for great opportunities
Many Revenue Opportunities Competitive rate for crowdfunding raises Start at 5%; most sites charge 5-6% We may offer to trade some fees for equity in select, high-potential start-ups 5-10% commission for services delivered through site 5-10% fee for technologies licensed or purchased There are several additional possibilities To be implemented as features are added
Status Non-provisional patent filed Crowdacious.com domain secured Website design is ~75% complete Programming is ~70% finished ~$270k is needed to successfully launch first phase Phase 1 will include all functionality needed by start-ups and projects up to and including crowdfunding Phase 2 is planned to expand capabilities for existing businesses
Management Team Don Werkema Idea originator and founder Experienced entrepreneur, investor, executive Start-up and corporate background Broad skills in strategic planning, business start-up and management, marketing, product development, sales and financing Robert Thomas Chief Technology Officer Experienced entrepreneur with multiple successful start-ups Developed and launched several Internet businesses Broad skills in website design and programming, SEO, SEM, financing, marketing Additional Team Members are needed SEC registered broker/dealer Project management, customer service, administrative support Board members
Capital Need Over $25k plus sweat equity invested to-date ~$270k in additional funding is offered for 20% equity share $20k – Intellectual property support (patent, trademark) $30k – Finish website design, programming and QA testing $15k – Website operations, SEO $90k – Website videos, PR, marketing, SEM $35k – APP development and launch $90k – Project management, customer service and administrative support
Exit Strategy The combination of business-focused tools and a large community will make Crowdacious a valuable Internet property Our goal is to grow Crowdacious into a major Internet property that will generate a significant return for investors through an IPO Another option is a buy-out by an existing large crowdfunding or crowdsourcing site Or by a major Internet company that wants to break into crowdfunding or crowdsourcing
A powerful, unique, game-changing website that pulls together everything businesses and projects need for success: Crowdsourcing Crowdfunding Social networking Collaboration software Education