BatteryXchange provides an on-the-go charging solution for cell phone users to stay connected to people and things that matter to them most. With our lives revolving around our cell phones many times our cell phone dies at the most inconvenient times. We look to be the premier charging solution that keeps our users connected across the US & international markets. Our company has tested our solution over the last year and we are ready to move into the next stage of our business.
Why you may want to invest in us
- We are in negotiations with our initial convention centers to have our kiosks permanently placed
- During our earlier study, 85% of 100+ businesses surveyed (mostly bars, breweries, restaurants) asked for our mobile chargers
- $125K investment raised provides the charging solutions for current client demand, generating revenue once deployed
- A projection of $330K investment raised, results in positive cash flow by 2020
- 90% of end-users said they would use our mobile chargers on a weekly basis
- We've conducted over 25 1-day pilots at regional events, conferences, bars, and restaurants
- As a result of these pilots, we've had 1000+ users
Current Fundraise Summary
Details on terms
**Valuation Cap Discount Offer: Investors committing to invest the first $86k in the offering (our minimum target), and any investor committing to invest $10,000 or more in the offering will receive an exclusive discount on the valuation cap in their convertible note, lowering it from $4 million to $3.5 million.
Detail on 'Sales Commission' Perk ($1,250+ Investment): A portion of your investment will directly fund up to 3 kiosks, to be located in venues you believe will be good BatteryXchange re-charging partners. This could be a favorite restaurant or cafe, a busy work location, or another venue. The BXE team will work with you to have "your kiosks" deployed in "your locations". Together, we will qualify a location owner, explain the BXE model to the venue owner, and arrange to have a kiosk deployed. In return, as a Team Member as well as an investor, you will earn a Residual Sales Commission from "your kiosks". You will earn a flat placement fee of $50, and earn a residual income stream of 10% commission of all revenue generated for the duration of the kiosks' deployment. We will send you our referral agreement with further details once the offering closes.
Everything in Gold + Limited Edition Engraved Trophy Kiosk + Exclusive Access to BatteryXchange Behind-the-Scenes Tech Series + Private Launch/Mixer for You and a Friend
Everything in Silver + Become Part of the Team: Residual Income (Sales Commission) on all Kiosks You Deploy in an Approved Establishment.
This is an overview of the previous and planned financings of the business, including the capital needs the business is looking to cover in the current financing.
Financial projections are subject to certain risks of the business and may not be achieved. Projections only contemplate projected cash flows, are unaudited and may not be formulated in accordance with US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles. Consult the investment materials for more information on business specific risks and a discussion of the key risks that may impede the achievement of the revenue forecasts presented. There is no guarantee that an investment may achieve any level of return. Review our Risks of Investing before making an investment decision.
Who are your target customers?
We have a two-sided market for end-users and businesses we partner with.
- We're responding to interest from Special Event Venues, such as Convention Centers and Sporting Arenas, as anchors to our user communities. These Venues will be gateways to surrounding establishments to build out our local markets, adding value to those establishments and our users.
- Kiosks in Bars and Restaurants have already generated direct BatteryXchange Business to Consumer (B2C) revenue in our pilots.
What do customers say about BatteryXchange?
Our paid pilots were conducted in 25 B2C locations for 1 day and generated $1K in aggregate revenue.
90% of the potential users gave us strong confirmations they saw the need and would use our product if it were available. We were part of the UNCC Ventureprise 2019 spring cohort and spent 6 weeks speaking to 65 potential users. We first started to learn the behaviors of our possible end user and found that women may be a more defined target market. We also found that 8 out of 10 could recall within the last month where their phone died and put them in an uncomfortable position. This ranged from having to go home early, to have to ask strangers for a charger.
Our founding team has been full-time for several months and spent time Ubering where we regularly asked passengers that were coming from events or the airport questions in reference to battery life, needs, and commitment to paying for battery life. The feedback further validated that we were on the right track to bringing a product like this to market.
Some of our potential investors are our customers.
- Our target customer are millennial cell phone users between the ages of 22-35. This demographic consistently pays for convenience; in fact, a majority of consumers in our discovery period paid for BatteryXchange's service. In-person customer discovery and additional research shows that these individuals pay for Uber commutes, use sharing economy scooters and have enough disposable income where our value price point fits well. These users constantly feel the need to use their phones to be connected to their communities by calling/texting, emailing, social media, conferencing, etc. They go throughout their day at work on their phone, then often times go out in the evenings to either eat or drink with friends or family. These users have undergraduate degrees, often times single and tend to have professional careers, in consulting, sales, marketing, banking, finance, etc.
- Our secondary target customers are individuals that attend long events. Customer discovery at these venues pre/during/post pilot revealed individuals that attend these events such as sporting, music, social drinking, businesses conferences, etc. will pay for the use of our recharging service. Since these individuals use their cellphone heavily throughout an event, texting/calling friends and families, responding to emails, searching social media, etc., their battery drains and is in need of BatteryXchange's service.
Where do we target to place kiosks?
- We contacted 100+ businesses (mostly bars, breweries, restaurants); 85% of those businesses told us having a charging solution, which they don't have to manage, would add great value to their overall service. These establishments are frequented often by our target customer, women millennials. We will be able to aggregate user behaviors in order to filter them to these locations, increase new foot traffic and give customers the ability to stay longer. As we continue to scale, we look to roll out into various locations such as restaurants, coffee shops, co-working spaces, arenas, stadiums, and larger event venues.
- Demand from long (multiple hour) events with several hundred people has strong potential. We already have requests from 3 major events to bring our kiosks to their events over the next several months. We see this as a great part of tying into the core values for major events in we are adding extra convenience, innovation, and comfort for the attendees. If we did a minimum of 10 events a year we could see revenues $50,000+, with potential for significantly more. These potential customers are stadiums, arenas, pavilions, bar crawls, festivals, large gatherings convention centers, event centers, etc.
One of the largest St. Patrick's day bar crawls in Charlotte leveraged our devices this past year. The event organizers have relationships with over 50+ bars and restaurants in Charlotte and many more within the region. This relationship will allow us to touch the groups that own multiple bars/restaurants which would make it easier to place multiple kiosks machines with just one or two conversations, meetings, and proposals.
What is your current customer pipeline?
Where do consumers pay us directly? (Business to Consumer) (B2C)
Bars/Breweries/Restaurants represent our primary B2C locations
During the month of December '18, our team challenged ourselves to speak with 100+ bars/breweries/restaurants. 85% wanted us to bring BatteryXchange that same day.
We learned that they hated to be haggled each day by customers who wanted either an outlet our a charger from the business. They had solutions that offered so many extra tasks for their staff and were open and wanting another resource to keep their customers comfortable and staying longer.
What sales channels do we have in the Business to Business (B2B) space?
Some convention centers have expressed interests in places our devices in their venues on a recurring revenue basis. Small events with several hundred people have also expressed interest. From our B2B customers, BatteryXchange would also be able to collect direct B2C revenue from attendees.
What do customers say about BatteryXchange?
Our paid pilots were conducted in 25 B2C locations for 1 day and generated $1K in aggregate revenue.
90% of the potential users gave us strong confirmations they saw the need and would use our product if it were available. We were part of the UNCC Ventureprise 2019 spring cohort and spent 6 weeks speaking to 65 potential users. We first started to learn the behaviors of our possible end user and found that woman may be a more defined target market. We also found that 8 out of 10 could recall within the last month where their phone died and put them in an uncomfortable position. This ranged from having to go home early, to have to ask strangers for a charger.
Our founding team has been full-time for several months and spent time Ubering where we regularly asked passengers that were coming from events or the airport questions in reference to battery life, needs, and commitment to paying for battery life. The feedback further validated that we were on the right track to bringing a product like this to market.
Do you have current customers?
Yes, our 1 day pilots in 25 bars, breweries and restaurants generated $1K in revenue.
We are in negotiations with several convention centers. We project each convention will generate up to 50,000 users per year / 4,000 per month. These customers represent recurring B2B revenue and potentially additional direct end-consumer revenue.
Provide us with some background on your products and services.
The BatteryXchange platform provides on-demand, mobile charging solutions. Designed as a smartphone app, for Android and iOS devices, the platform allows customers to “rent” a charger, carry it with them while their phone charges, and return it to any BatteryXchange kiosk. We're on are track to finalize the self-service app by the end of 2019.
Why did we start BatteryXchange?
While studying overseas, our two founders visited a city two hours from their campus. The only way to get there – and back - was a rideshare or taxi. At the end of their night, they needed to order a ride through a smartphone app, but after an entire day, their phones were about to die. They asked strangers, looked for cafes, but couldn’t find a way to re-charge their phones. Fortunately, a bar manager let them charge their phones long enough to get home. It was at that moment the idea for BatteryXchange was born - to provide a solution where users could be mobile and not tied to a charging station or outlet.
What is your production process?
BatteryXchange signed an exclusive agreement with an overseas manufacturer. Our manufacturing partner is a leader in the design and manufacture of batteries. Total lead time, from order to build, is approximately 30 days and another 3-4 weeks delivery time.
Our software was developed by a 3rd party company and we are looking at a November launch with the software post raise.
The result is an integrated smartphone app and battery kiosk, which connects customers with charging kiosks with a fully integrated GPS location, automated payment, and notification system to create an easy-to-use interface.
What is your product development timeline?
BatteryXchange launched a beta version of our kiosks at a series of events. Based on the success of those events, BatteryXchange signed a manufacturing partner for the exclusive rights to distribute our kiosks in the US. The first production version is on track to be released by November 2019. We will work continuously with our manufacturing partner to modify and upgrade our kiosks.
BatteryXchange is also developing an iOS and Android mobile application customers will use to access battery kiosks. Our initial release is on track for release in November 2019.
What is your competitive advantage?
BatteryXchange has two distinct advantages.
The BatteryXchange solution is designed to integrate our charging solution into our customers’ lives and lifestyles, by providing a completely mobile charging solutions where they live and work. BatteryXchange is completely mobile, easy to use, convenient, and low-cost.
Central to BatteryXchange is our spirit of community, which informs everything we do. From our team working at BatteryXchange, to our community-based customer strategy, our commitment to powering phones and empowering lives, to our launching this community-based fundraising campaign.
Who are your competitors?
There are a handful of companies with similar offerings and similar technologies: FuelRod, MobileQubes, ChargeRent, CHARGR. However, these services are not pursuing the same community-centric saturation model we are, do not pursue a B2B tie-in, and are more expensive.
BatteryXchange views non-portable charging kiosks and personal mobile charging accessories as competition. Non-mobile kiosks, like those found at airports, festivals, and events are strategically placed where there are large audiences in need of charging solutions. However, these kiosks require users to stay plugged into the kiosk. BatteryXchange is mobile; our kiosks dispense a charger and customers can take it with them. And our strategy is to saturate the communities we serve, which allows customers to rent a charger in one location and return it at another. Customers remain fully mobile; our charging solution matches our customers’ lifestyle.
Do you consider non-mobile charging stations, like LockerBox, to be competitive?
Our market research shows that people do not want to be locked down to a particular location and don't want to disconnected from their phones. BatteryXchange allows users to keep their phone with them, while charging.
Why are users who buy mobile chargers not seen as competitive?
People who buy from BatteryXchange are buying convenience. Personal mobile charging devices are relatively inexpensive and are mobile. However, BatteryXchange has two advantages. First, personal chargers are “one charge” accessories, which need to be re-charged after each use. Two, customers have to remember to bring another device, the charger, with them when they are out. BatteryXchange looks to eliminate our customers’ need to carry chargers or cords.
What market(s) are you in?
BatteryXchange is initially available in Charlotte, NC and Washington, DC. Our market strategy is to identify an anchor establishment in each of communities and then saturate the community around that anchor establishment, such as bars, restaurants, cafes – where our customers live and work.
Provide detail on your hiring plans
We plan to ramp up the team over the next year in line with anticipated sales.
- The founders are both full time
- Service & Field techs will be hired to cover the geographic areas we serve
- Marketing Director
- Director of Operations
- Head of Technology
- Head of Product Development
- A Director of Sales
What is the composition of your current team?
Thus far we have filled our management teams which are the CEO, CMO, Director of Ops, Head of Technology, Head of Product Development, and Head of Sales. Only our CEO & CMO are full time. The rest of the management team is part-time and looking to be brought on with raise.
How do you sell your product or service?
Our sales strategy is to secure an "anchor" client in a community, such as a convention center or sports arena and then sell kiosks to surrounding businesses. Restaurants, bars, cafes are the immediate targets. Over the past few months our pilots have warranted major attention from several convention centers in NC. Our sales team will focus on closing those customers and expanding outside of NC.
We leverage our internal team to lead those anchor sales and then build partnerships with surrounding locations.
How do you market your product or service?
As we seek to be the premier charging company in the United States, we have identified certain marketing platforms and channels to ensure our market growth and customer retention.
Social media platforms - create and direct engaging content to attract our target audience to us. During this engagement, we will cater/design our content around educating followers as to how BatteryXchange works (app and kiosk), why we're needed, the benefits of our platform, how we partner with different events and establishments, and where individuals who are interested can find us.
Brand Ambassadors - work closely with event coordinators of networking engagements, conferences, universities, etc. Their role will primarily be geared toward engaging with our audience at various events, showing individuals how to rent and operate the kiosk / battery, and most importantly, be the face and voice of BatteryXchange during that time.
Social media influencers - use their growing platform as a way to advertise (in various creative ways) what BatteryXchange is all about.
BXE Mobile APP - encourages current users to invite friends and family to the mobile application.
University Partnerships - partner and promote BatteryXchange at various colleges universities in the region.
Strategic Partnerships - establish strategic partnerships as an extremely effective sales growth strategy. We will find individuals or companies that offer a complementary service or product and develop cross-selling and cross-promotion initiatives to support and enhance each other's sales and customer relationship efforts.
Advertising- use our kiosks and portable batteries as a form of advertising to create new sponsorship, advertising and promotion opportunities at events and in our partners' establishments.
While sponsors can display large ads around an event or in their establishment, big prints are easily and often ignored. With all those power-hungry gadgets, our portable batteries will be well visited and offer a great opportunity for sponsors to display a message.
We will allow businesses or outside companies to advertise on our digital screens based on these variables:
- Location - How many people will see the digital screen every day
- Demand - The more advertisers who want a digital ad, the higher the cost
- Time of year - June/July/August rates are usually higher than November/December
- Campaign Duration - Longer-term commitments can result in discounted pricing
- Retail Locations looking to Enhance the Overall Customer Experience- We will put businesses on our map so guests can rent or return power at partners' venue, driving traffic and extending duration of users' visits to those partners' venues or establishments.
Partners benefit because BatteryXchange will:
- Boost foot traffic & Customers Stay Longer
- Innovative technology - Partners become a destination within an innovative portable charging ecosystem.
Desmond A Wiggan Jr.
After spending 2 years in China obtaining his MBA in International Business, Desmond co-founded BatteryXchange. Desmond has almost a decade of professional experience with expertise in business development, technology, manufacturing, and international organizational management.
As the Chief Executive Officer of BatteryXchange, Desmond is responsible for providing strategic, operational, and financial leadership for the organization. Desmond will make critical organizational decisions and manage BatteryXchange's resources and operations. Desmond will also develop and execute the long term strategies and increase shareholder value. As CEO, Desmond will create, communicate, and implement the company's vision and mission internally and externally to the general public.
Aubrey K Annoh-Yeboah
Aubrey has an MBA in International Business and a Bachelors degree in Marketing. Aubrey has over ten years of professional experience, and has held numerous positions; one of which includes an Advertising Consultant for a well-known media company in Washington, DC.
Aubrey is Co-Founder at BatteryXchange and is the organization's, Chief Marketing Officer. His role as CMO is to oversee the branding development, advertising and content planning, and execution of the organization's marketing and customer initiatives. Aubrey will use market research to create a marketing strategy and develop creative and engaging material to reach target audiences. Aubrey works directly with the CEO to ensure the organization's strategic marketing goals are met.
Kinjal has worked in the technical industry for over 18 years and has experience as an application developer, software engineer, and a software manager.
Kinjal is bringing his expertise to BatteryXchange as a technical lead where he will oversee the technical team, establish a technical vision for our products, and resolve any software issues that may arise. In this role, he will be proactive in deploying enhancements that may be needed to ensure the technological success of our products. Kinjal will also be responsible for representing the technology perspective during discussions with our executive team and will drive tech development and technical support initiatives.
Jasmine is a dynamic force with a passion for delivering impactful results and operational efficiency. Jasmine is completing her MBA from Duke’s Fuqua School of Business and has a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from the University of Florida. Her work experience includes entrepreneurship , tech consulting, change management and operations.
Elijah has managed customer relations and sales for nearly a decade. He is well versed in creating and delivering sales presentations, enhancing customer experiences, and cultivating long-lasting client relationships.
Elijah joined the BatteryXchange team as the Sales Lead where he will foster new client partnerships, scope prospective targets, develop the sales strategy, and will be responsible for acquiring new business. Elijah will represent the Sales and Marketing perspective during executive meetings and will drive the sales processes and increase sales for the organization.
Ethan has experience in product management, mechanical engineering, and international manufacturing. Ethan is joining the BatteryXchange team as a Product Lead. In this position, Ethan will spearhead the development of new products/ enhancements to additional products within the organization, and develop and execute the company's go-to-market strategy. Ethan will drive engagement and alignment with the technical team and will be responsible for ensuring our products are developed within time and budget goals through his leadership and planning.
Wa'il is the Marketing and overall strategy advisor for BatteryXchange.
Wa’il is an impact driven leader, entrepreneur, tech guru, UI/UX designer and creative startup strategist. His professional experience spans in various industries including roles at Walt Disney World, Pepsi, HSBC, and co-founding numerous startups.
Wa’il is the CEO of Unstuck Labs- an accelerator program, digital design agency, and technical services company. He works diligently to help startups launch. He also serves as a Board Member for The Global Advisory Group, a consulting firm that facilitates cross-border business between companies in North America and the Middle East.
Steven is the Financial and Economics advisor for BatteryXchange.
Steven, as Chairman and CEO of Anthony Global Holdings, is an accomplished Senior Executive, Finance Professional and Board Member, with more than fifteen years success across the banking & finance sectors.
Leveraging extensive experience helping companies realize their growth potential by identifying business opportunities, he is a valuable asset for small to midsize to large companies looking to take the next step in growth. His broad area of expertise include business risk management, business and real estate financial analysis & strategic business development.
Joanna is the sales and operations advisor for BatteryXchange
Joanna is the founder of Beck Insights which is a consulting company for startups and small to mid-sized companies.
Joanna is versatile, results-oriented leader with extensive experience in transformation, change management, project management, strategy development, customer relations, and maintaining financial control; a systematic planner and goal achiever. Exemplary communication skills, both written and verbal. High energy level, strong take-charge ability and follow through.
Katie Hughes, PhD, is the hardware and international manufacturing advisor for BatteryXchange. With a background in entrepreneurship, solid-state chemistry, management, and entrepreneurship, approaches situations from a blend of scientific and business perspectives. Whether inventing break-through fitness products that reduce injury, or working to bring game-changing green-energy products, like PhelTex to market. Katie brings creative solutions combined with an organized thought process.
Currently, responsible for helping to develop and coordinate research and manufacturing for International Thermodyne's products. They have two very disruptive technologies on the horizon that started off in the lab we are moving them to market place in the form PhelTex and Opal.
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Fourscore Business Law
Business Formation & Legal counsel
S&G International Group
Supports BatteryXchange on initiatives to spread technology products and services to the global market in hopes of securing international exposure and potential funding.
Numag Group Atlanta
Business and campaign marketing management .
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Risks & Disclosures
Limited operating history
The Company was founded in February 2019, is an early stage company with limited operating history upon which to evaluate its business and has generated limited revenues to date. The Company is not currently profitable. Although management of the Company currently anticipates that its business strategy will be successful, the Company may not be able to achieve the revenue growth in the coming years necessary to achieve profitability. The Company's prospects also must be considered in light of the risks and difficulties frequently encountered by early stage companies in today's business environment. The Company may not be successful in addressing these risks, and the business strategy may not be successful.
Unpredictability of future revenues; Potential fluctuation in operating results
Because the Company has limited operating history, the ability to forecast revenues is limited. The Company's future financial performance and operating results may vary significantly from projected amounts and fluctuate substantially from quarter to quarter due to a number of factors, many of which are likely to be outside of the Company's control. These factors, each of which could adversely affect results of operations and future valuation, include:
- demand for the Company's products and services;
- introduction or enhancement of products and services by the Company and its competitors;
- actual capital expenditures required to bring the Company's products and services to market;
- market acceptance of new products and services of the Company and its competitors;
- price reductions by the Company or its competitors or changes in how products and services are priced;
- the Company's ability to attract, train and retain qualified personnel;
- the amount and timing of operating costs and capital expenditures related to the development and expansion of the Company's business, operations and infrastructure;
- unexpected costs and delays relating to the expansion of operations;
- change in federal or state laws and regulations;
- timing and number of strategic relationships that are established;
- loss of key business partners; and
- fluctuations in general economic conditions.
The projections of the Company's future operating costs are based upon assumptions as to future events and conditions, which the Company believes to be reasonable, but which are inherently uncertain and unpredictable. The Company's assumptions may prove to be incomplete or incorrect, and unanticipated events and circumstances may occur. Due to these uncertainties and the other risks outlined herein, the actual results of the Company's future operations can be expected to be different from those projected, and such differences may have a material adverse effect on the Company's prospects, business or financial condition. Any projections that were prepared or provided by the Company were not prepared with a view toward public disclosure or complying with the published guidelines of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants or the Securities Exchange Commission regarding projected financial information. Under no circumstances should such information be construed to represent or predict that the Company is likely to achieve any particular results.
Reliance on key management employees and future personnel
The success of the Company is dependent on the efforts of a limited number of key people. The Company has not made plans to purchase key person life insurance. The loss of key personnel could have a serious adverse effect on the Company's prospects, business, operating results, and financial condition. To fulfill its operating plans, the Company's future success also depends on its ability to identify, attract, hire, train, retain and motivate additional highly-specialized personnel to fulfill various roles within the Company. Competition for such personnel is intense and there can be no assurance that the Company can attract, assimilate or retain sufficiently qualified personnel. The failure to attract and retain the necessary personnel could materially and adversely affect the Company's business, prospects, financial condition and results of operations.
No assurances of sufficient financing; Additional capital may be required
Although the Company believes the proceeds of the Offerings will provide adequate funding to develop and successfully support its business plans, there can be no assurances that such funds will be adequate. If the Company's cash requirements exceed current expectations, the Company may need to raise additional equity or debt capital, beyond what is being sought with current efforts and Offerings. There can be no assurance that adequate additional financing on acceptable terms will be available when needed. The unavailability of sufficient financing when needed would have a material adverse effect on the Company and could require the Company to terminate its operations.
Competition from other businesses
The Company will compete in a competitive market with several established portable mobile phone charging providers. The Company expects competition to increase in the future. If and when the Company expands the scope of its product and service offerings, it may compete with a greater number of companies across a wider range of products and services. Many of the Company's current competitors and potential new competitors may have longer operating histories, greater name recognition, larger client bases and significantly greater financial, technical and marketing resources than the Company. These advantages may allow them to respond more quickly to new or emerging technologies, changes in laws or regulations, and changes in client and/or user requirements. There can be no assurance that the Company will be able to compete successfully in its chosen markets and competitive pressures may materially and adversely affect the Company's business, prospects, financial condition and results of operations. Any significant success of the Company's competitors can damage relationships with the Company's customers and service providers, diminish the Company's market share, and present significant obstacles to the further development of the Company.
Existing and potential litigation
Although management is unaware of any threatened or pending litigation against the Company or management, there can be no assurance that future claims will not be asserted and that, even if without merit, the cost to defend against such claims would not be significant, thus having a material adverse effect on the Company's business, financial condition and results of operations. The Company has never filed any lawsuit against any other person or entity, or been the subject of a lawsuit.
Need to maintain existing, and develop new products and services
The success of the Company is dependent upon the Company's ability to maintain a certain level of quality in, and enhance existing products and services as well as to develop and introduce in a timely manner new products and services that incorporate technological advances, keep pace with evolving industry standards, and respond to changing customer requirements. If the Company is unable to develop and introduce new products and services or enhancements in a timely manner in response to changing market conditions or customer requirements, while maintaining a certain level of quality in its existing products and services, the Company's business, financial condition and results of operations would be materially adversely affected.
Control of the Company
The officers and/or directors comprising the Company's management team will have sole management authority over the business of the Company, regardless of the opposition of Investors to pursue an alternate course of action. Investors will not become stockholders of the Company and shall have no voting, dividend, minority ownership rights, or other rights or status as a stockholder of the Company as a result of his, her or its investment. Investors will have no right to vote with respect to the management or to participate in any decision regarding management of the Company's business.
The Company is obligated to indemnify its management
Executive officers and managers of the Company owe certain duties to the Company they serve in connection with the use of its assets. Executive officers and managers are fiduciaries, and as such are under obligations of trust and confidence to the Company and owners to act in good faith and for the interest of the Company and its owners, with due care and diligence. Notwithstanding the foregoing, the Company is obligated to indemnify officers and managers of the Company for actions or omissions to act by such officers and managers of the Company on behalf of the Company that are authorized under the organizational documents of the Company. In addition, an officer may be entitled to advancement of expenses they may incur associated with or in defense of charges, claims or legal action arising from such person's position as an officer or manager of the Company, which could result in a decrease in the assets available for Investors in certain circumstances. The assets of the Company will be available to satisfy these indemnification obligations. Such obligations will survive dissolution of the Company. There are very limited circumstances under which the management of the Company can be held liable to the Company. Accordingly, it may be very difficult for the Company or any Investor to pursue any form of action against the management of the Company.
Limited ability to protect intellectual property rights
The Company's business model is dependent on proprietary technology. As such, licensing, developing and protecting the proprietary nature of this technology is crucial to the success of the Company. The Company will rely on intellectual property laws, all of which offer only limited protection. Competitors may infringe upon any patents or trademarks that the Company takes out on its proprietary technology. Failure to adequately protect its intellectual property from current competitors or new entrants to the market could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business, operating results, and financial condition. If the Company resorts to legal proceedings to enforce the Company's intellectual property rights, the proceedings could be burdensome and expensive and could involve a high degree of risk. Additionally, the Company may become subject to third-party claims that it infringed upon their proprietary rights or trademarks. Such claims, whether or not meritorious, may result in the expenditure of significant financial and managerial resources, injunctions against the Company or the payment of damages by the Company.
Need to establish new and maintain existing customer relationships
The market for the Company's products and services is rapidly evolving. The Company is unable to predict whether its planned products and services will satisfy customer demands or if they will be supplanted by new products and services. To date, the Company has developed very few customer relationships with trials, pilots and demos. The Company's efforts to market and sell its services could be significantly affected by competitive and technological developments. If this occurs and if the Company is unable to adapt quickly enough to the change, it may fail to develop customer relationships, and maintain those relationships, and its business, financial condition and results of operations could be materially adversely affected.
Employees or related third parties may engage in misconduct or other improper activities
The Company is exposed to the risk that employee fraud or other misconduct could occur. Misconduct by employees could include misappropriation of trade secrets or other intellectual property or proprietary information of the Company or other persons or entities and failing to disclose unauthorized activities. It is not always possible to deter or detect employee misconduct, and the precautions taken to prevent and detect this activity may not be effective in controlling unknown or unmanaged risks or losses. The misconduct of one or more of the Company's employees or key third party partners may have a material adverse effect on the Company's business, results of operations, prospects, and financial condition.
Reliance on third parties for product inputs
The Company will rely on various third parties to provide its product inputs, including an exclusive arrangement with a manufacturer in the People's Republic of China. Since the Company's products are imported from the People's Republic of China, restrictions could be imposed by the U.S. government or international governments that could restrict key parts imports. This could drive the cost of goods up and increase expenses. In addition, these third parties may become unable to or refuse to continue to provide these goods and services on commercially reasonable terms consistent with the Company's business practices, or otherwise discontinue a service important for the Company to continue to operate under normal conditions. If the Company fails to replace these goods and services in a timely manner or on commercially reasonable terms, the operating results and financial condition of the Company could be harmed. In addition, the Company exercises limited control over third-party vendors, which increases vulnerability to problems with goods and services those vendors provide. If the goods and services of the third parties were to fail to perform as expected, it could subject the Company to potential liability, adversely affect renewal rates, and have an adverse effect on the Company's financial condition and results of operations.
No audited financial statements
While the Company has had its financial information reviewed by an independent certified public accountant, this information has not been audited by the accountant. There is no assurance that the Company will have such information audited in the future.
The Company may not obtain sufficient insurance coverage
The cost of insurance policies maintained by the Company to protect the Company's business and assets could increase in the future. In addition, some types of losses, such as losses resulting from natural disasters, generally are not insured because they are uninsurable or it is not economically practical to obtain insurance to cover them. Moreover, insurers recently have become more reluctant to insure against these types of events. Should an uninsured loss or a loss in excess of insured limits occur, this could have a material adverse effect on the Company's business, results of operations and financial condition.
Failure to maintain current lease agreement
At the time of the Offerings, the Company is in the process of negotiating a lease agreement for its operating location. The Company believes it will enter into a lease agreement under market terms and will be able to comply with the terms of the lease including making monthly rent payments. Should the Company fail to comply with the terms of the lease, it will need to renegotiate more favorable terms with the owner of the building. If the Company is unable to comply with the terms of the lease, renegotiate more favorable terms or renew the lease upon expiration, the Company will need to find a suitable replacement location with a reasonable lease cost. Failure to find a suitable replacement location in this situation may have an adverse material affect on the Company's operational and financial performance.
No market; Lack of liquidity
There currently is no public or other trading market for the Notes being offered or any other securities of the Company and there can be no assurance that any market may ever exist for the Notes being offered or any other securities of the Company. If a public market does develop, factors such as competitors' announcements about performance, failure to meet securities analysts' expectations, changes in laws, government regulatory action, and market conditions for the industry in which the Company operates in general could harm the price of the Company's publicly traded securities. The Company has no obligation to register the Notes being offered or any other securities under the Securities Act or any state securities laws. Investors should be prepared to hold their Notes for an indefinite period.
Restrictions on transferability
The Notes offered by the Company have not been registered under the Securities Act, nor any applicable state securities laws, in reliance on the exemptions from registration in (i) Section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act and in accordance with Section 4A of the Securities Act and Regulation Crowdfunding promulgated thereunder with respect to the Regulation Crowdfunding Offering, and (ii) Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and in accordance with Rule 506(c) of Regulation D promulgated thereunder with respect to the Accredited Investor Offering. As a result, the Notes are subject to restrictions on transferability and resale and may not be transferred or resold except as permitted under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws, pursuant to registration or exemption from these laws, or if the Company has received an opinion of counsel satisfactory to it that registration under such laws is not required.
Specific to the Investors participating in the Regulation Crowdfunding Offering, the Notes may not be transferred or resold by any Investor in the Notes during the one-year period beginning when the Notes were issued, unless the Notes are transferred (i) to the Company; (ii) to an "accredited investor" as defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act; (iii) as part of an offering registered with the SEC; or (iv) to a member of the family of the Investor or the equivalent, to a trust controlled by the Investor, to a trust created for the benefit of a member of the family of the Investor or the equivalent, or in connection with the death or divorce of the Investor or other similar circumstance. The term "member of the family of the Investor or the equivalent" includes a child, stepchild, grandchild, parent, stepparent, grandparent, spouse or spousal equivalent, sibling, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother-in-law, or sister-in-law of the Investor, and includes adoptive relationships. The term "spousal equivalent" means a cohabitant occupying a relationship generally equivalent to that of a spouse. In addition, there is no market for the Notes being offered and the Company does not expect that any market will develop in the foreseeable future.
Investors may not receive a return of their investment amounts and there is no guarantee of return
Investors will be entitled to receive a return on their investment only through the Notes and the interest and principal payments thereunder, unless converted to equity. The only source of funds for the repayment of the Investors' investment amounts and a return on such investment amounts is the Company's operations. The return to Investors and the future value of the investment will depend on a number of factors which cannot be predicted at this time and which may be beyond the control of the Company. These include the general, local, and industry-related economic conditions. In the event that the Company does not generate sufficient revenues from operations, the Investors may not receive any return at all and may lose a substantial portion (or possibly all) of their investment amounts. Neither the Company nor the Placement Agent makes any representations or warranties with respect to any return on an investment in the Company. There can be no assurance that an Investor will receive any return on an investment in the Company or realize any profits on such Investor's investment in the Company.
Investors will not become shareholders of the Company, unless the Notes are converted to equity in the future
Investors will not become stockholders of the Company and shall have no rights to share in the Company's net assets (other than pursuant to their Notes), cash flow, or net income, and shall have no voting or dividend rights, as a result of his, her or its investment, unless the Notes are converted to equity in the future.
The obligations of the Company under the Notes will be unsecured obligations
The Company's obligations under the Notes will be unsecured obligations. Therefore, upon the occurrence of an event of default under the Notes, an Investor will have no recourse against the assets of the Company and rights that the Investor may have under the Notes will be subordinate and inferior to the Company's other creditors at such time, if any.
Disputes may be resolved only through mandatory binding arbitration
The Notes provide that any claims or disputes between the Investor and the Company and its affiliates and agents (including the Placement Agent) must be resolved by confidential mandatory binding arbitration before a private dispute resolution service and forum provider. Investors will not have a right to litigate claims through a trial, and will be required to knowingly and voluntarily waive their rights to litigate any claims in a court.
Investors are required to indemnify and reimburse the Administrative Agent; There will be little or no recourse against the Administrative Agent.
As a condition of agreeing to the terms of the Notes, the Investor has agreed to indemnify and reimburse the Administrative Agent, ratably from and against any and all actual liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgments, suits, costs, expenses or disbursements of any kind or nature whatsoever (other than those expenses and costs to be borne by the Administrative Agent in the ordinary course of its or its agents’ fulfillment of administrative agent services), which may be imposed on, incurred by, or asserted against the Administrative Agent in any way relating to or arising out of the Notes or any action taken or omitted under the Notes, provided that the Investor shall not be liable for any portion of such liabilities, obligations, losses, damages, penalties, actions, judgments, suits, costs, expenses or disbursements resulting from the Administrative Agent’s gross negligence or willful misconduct.
Investors are reliant on the Administrative Agent for servicing and collections
The Investors will not be able to pursue collection against the Company themselves. If the Administrative Agent were to become subject to a bankruptcy or similar proceeding or were to otherwise become unable to perform its duties under the Notes, enforcement of Investors’ rights could be uncertain, recovery of funds due on the Notes may be substantially delayed, and any funds recovered may be substantially less than the amounts due or to become due on the Notes. There is no provision in the Notes for a party to replace the Administrative Agent.
The Notes may never convert to equity
The Company may never receive a future equity financing. In addition, the Company may never undergo a liquidity event such as a sale of the Company or an IPO. If neither the conversion of the Notes nor a liquidity event occurs, the Company may be required to pay off the debt obligation under the Notes. If the Company is unable to pay off that obligation at the maturity of the Notes, the Company could be placed in default and Investors may not receive a return on their investment.
Equity securities acquired upon conversion of Notes may be significantly diluted as a consequence of subsequent financings
Any equity securities issued by the Company will be subject to dilution. The Company intends to issue additional equity to third-party financing sources in amounts that are uncertain at this time, and as a consequence holders of equity securities resulting from conversion of the Notes will be subject to dilution in an unpredictable amount. Such dilution may reduce the Investor's control and economic interests in the Company. The amount of additional financing needed by the Company will depend upon several contingencies not foreseen at the time of the Offerings. Each such round of financing (whether from the Company or other investors) is typically intended to provide the Company with enough capital to reach the next major corporate milestone. If the funds are not sufficient, the Company may have to raise additional capital at a price unfavorable to the existing investors.
The terms of the Notes may be amended without the consent of the Investor
Any term of the Notes may be amended or waived with the written consent of the Company, the Administrative Agent and the Investor. In addition, any term of the Notes may be amended or waived with the written consent of the Company, the Administrative Agent and Investors holding at least fifty percent (50%) of the outstanding principal amount of all Notes issued. Such an amendment would be effective to, and binding against all Investors in the Notes. As such, the Investor should be aware that it is possible for the Notes to be amended without their consent.
An investment in the Notes is speculative and involves a high degree of risk
An investment in the Company should not be made by persons unable to bear the risk of loss of their entire investment or by persons who may have a need for liquidity from their investment. In making an investment decision, you must rely on your examination of the Company and the terms of the Offerings, including the merits and the risks involved. Like all investments, an investment in the Company involves the risk of the loss of capital, and the Notes should not be purchased by anyone who cannot afford the loss of his, her or its entire investment. Investors must be prepared to bear the economic risk of an investment in the Company for an indefinite period of time and be able to withstand a total loss of their investment. Investors are encouraged to consult their own investment or tax advisors, accountants, legal counsel, or other advisors to determine whether an investment in the Notes is appropriate.
The Notes have not been registered under the Securities Act
The Notes offered by the Company have not been registered under the Securities Act, nor any applicable state securities laws, in reliance on exemptions from registration in (i) Section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act and in accordance with Section 4A of the Securities Act and Regulation Crowdfunding promulgated thereunder with respect to the Regulation Crowdfunding Offering, and (ii) Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and in accordance with Rule 506(c) of Regulation D promulgated thereunder with respect to the Accredited Investor Offering. The investment contemplated by the Notes has not been recommended, approved, or disapproved by the SEC, or any state securities commission, or other regulatory authority, nor have any of these authorities passed upon or endorsed the merits of the Offerings or the accuracy, completeness, or adequacy of the Offering Materials. Any representation to the contrary is a criminal offense.
Investors will be subject to certain suitability requirements
The Notes will not be sold to an Investor until such Investor delivers an executed representation, as contained in the Qualified Investor Questionnaire and Subscription Agreement, that he, she or it is a Qualified Investor and meets certain standards. Persons who are not Qualified Investors are not permitted to invest. The fact that a person is a Qualified Investor represents the minimum suitability requirement for an Investor, and compliance with such standards does not necessarily indicate that this would be a suitable investment for such person.
There is no market for the Notes and no such market is expected to develop
The Notes are subject to restrictions on transferability and resale and may not be transferred or resold by any Investor in the Notes except as permitted under the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws, pursuant to registration or exemption from these laws, or if the Company has received an opinion of counsel satisfactory to it that registration under such laws is not required.
Specific to the Investors participating in the Regulation Crowdfunding Offering, the Notes may not be transferred or resold during the one-year period beginning when the Notes were issued, unless the Notes are transferred (i) to the Company; (ii) to an "accredited investor" as defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act; (iii) as part of an offering registered with the SEC; or (iv) to a member of the family of the Investor or the equivalent, to a trust controlled by the Investor, to a trust created for the benefit of a member of the family of the Investor or the equivalent, or in connection with the death or divorce of the Investor or other similar circumstance. The term "member of the family of the Investor or the equivalent" includes a child, stepchild, grandchild, parent, stepparent, grandparent, spouse or spousal equivalent, sibling, mother-in-law, father-in-law, son-in-law, daughter-in-law, brother- in-law, or sister-in-law of the Investor, and includes adoptive relationships. The term "spousal equivalent" means a cohabitant occupying a relationship generally equivalent to that of a spouse. Investors may be required to bear the financial risks of the investment in the Company for an indefinite period of time. Persons who desire liquidity from this investment should not invest.
The Company will have the right to refuse any subscription in its sole discretion
The Company will have the right to refuse any subscription in its sole discretion and for any reason (or no reason), including the Company's belief that an Investor does not meet the applicable suitability requirements or that exemptions from the registration requirements of any applicable jurisdiction are not available with respect to the issuance of the Notes to any Investor under the Offerings. The Company may make or cause to be made such further inquiry and obtain such additional information as it deems appropriate with regard to the suitability of Investors. The Company reserves the right to modify the suitability standards with respect to certain Investors in order to comply with any applicable state or local laws, rules, regulations or otherwise.
The information presented in the Offering Materials was prepared by the Company and contains "forward-looking" statements
The Offering Materials (together with any amendments or supplements and any other information that may be furnished by the Company) includes or may include certain forward-looking statements, estimates, and projections with respect to the Company's anticipated future performance. Examples of forward-looking statements include statements regarding the Company's future sales, purchase orders, financial results, operating results, acquisitions, business and monetization strategies, projected costs, revenues, products, competitive positions and plans and objectives of management for future operations. In some cases, forward-looking statements can be identified by terminology such as "may," "will," "should," "would," "expects," "plans," "anticipates," "believes," "estimates," "predicts," "potential," "continue," or the negative of these terms or other comparable terminology. Such forward-looking statements, estimates, and projections are not guarantees of future performance and reflect various assumptions of the Company's management that may or may not prove correct and involve various risks and uncertainties over which the Company may have no influence or control. No independent party has verified or confirmed the reasonableness of the assumptions that form the basis of the forecasts. These and many other factors could affect the Company's future financial and operating results, and could cause actual results to differ materially from expectations based on forward-looking statements made in the Offering Materials or elsewhere by the Company (or on its behalf). The likelihood of the Company's success must be considered in light of the problems, expenses, difficulties, complications, and delays frequently encountered in connection with growing a startup business. There can be no assurance that the Company will generate any particular level of revenue or will be able to operate profitably. The Placement Agent expressly disclaims any representation or warranty regarding involvement in or responsibility for any forward looking statements contained in the Offering Materials.
Only the Offering Materials may be relied upon in connection with this Offering
Only the information expressly set forth in the Offering Materials or contained in documents furnished by the Company upon request may be relied upon in connection with the Offerings. No person has been authorized to give any information or to make any representations other than those contained in the Offering Materials and, if given or made, such information or representations must not be relied upon. Access to the Offering Materials at this time does not imply that information therein is correct as of any time subsequent to this date.
The Offering Materials do not purport to be all-inclusive
The Offering Materials provided to Investors do not purport to be all-inclusive or contain all of the information that you may desire in investigating the Company. You must rely on your own examination of the Company and the terms of the Offerings, including the merits and risks involved in making an investment in the Notes. Prior to making an investment decision, you should consult your own counsel, accountants, and other advisors and carefully review and consider all of the Offering Materials provided and the other information that you acquire. You should not construe any statements made in the Offering Materials provided as investment, tax or legal advice.
The Company reserves the right to reject some or all of any prospective investment
The offer of the Notes by the Company is subject to prior sale and certain other conditions. The Company reserves the right, in the Company's sole discretion and for any reason (or no reason), to withdraw, cancel, or modify the Offering and to accept or reject some or all of any prospective investment. The Company will have no liability to any Investor in the event that the Company takes any of these actions or inactions.
The terms, conditions and restrictions of the Notes are fully set forth in the Note
The terms, conditions and restrictions of the Notes are fully set forth in the Note, which you will be required to execute if you decide to invest, the form of which has been provided to you in the Offering Materials section for these Offerings on the Company Offering Profile. You should not invest unless you have completely and thoroughly reviewed the provisions of the Note. In the event that any of the terms, conditions, or other provisions of the Note are inconsistent with or contrary to the information provided in the Offering Materials, that agreement will control. Any additional information or representations given or made by the Company in connection with the Offering, whether oral or written, are qualified in their entirety by the information set forth in the Offering Materials, including, but not limited to, the risks of investment.
No solicitation in any state or other jurisdiction in which such solicitation is not authorized
The Offering Materials do not constitute an offer to sell, or a solicitation of an offer to buy, any security in any state or other jurisdiction in which such an offer or solicitation is not authorized. Except as otherwise indicated, the Offering Materials speak as of the date the Offerings were initiated. Neither access to the Offering Materials nor any sale of the Notes shall, under any circumstances, create an implication that there has been no change in the Company's affairs from the date the Offerings were initiated.
Each investment is subject to the terms and conditions of the Investor Registration Agreement
Each Investor's subscription for and purchase of the Notes is governed by, and subject to, the terms and conditions of the Investor Registration Agreement entered into between the Placement Agent and such Investor, including, without limitation, the investment limits established by the Placement Agent for such Investor, the Placement Agent's rights to terminate the Offerings or any Investor's registration with the Placement Agent.
The Company will be available to you to answer questions and furnish additional information
The Company will make available to you, upon request, copies of material agreements and other documents relating to the Company and will afford you the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers from the Company concerning its business and financial condition. The Company will also provide you an opportunity to meet with representatives of the Company to obtain other additional information.
Securities to be offered to investors
The offering materials being accessed by you (the "Offering Materials") on the Company's profile page (located at https://localstake.com/businesses/batteryxchange) (the "Company Offering Profile") relate to the offer and sale of convertible promissory notes (collectively, the "Notes") in BatteryXchange Inc, a corporation organized in Delaware (the "Company"). The Company is seeking to raise between a minimum of $86,000 (the "Minimum Offering Amount") and a maximum of $716,000 (the "Maximum Offering Amount") from potential investors (each, an "Investor" and collectively, the "Investors") through the offer and sale of the Notes in two combined but separate offerings: (i) a Regulation Crowdfunding offering (the "Regulation Crowdfunding Offering") and (ii) a Regulation D, Rule 506(c) offering to accredited investors only (the "Accredited Investor Offering"). The Regulation Crowdfunding Offering and the Accredited Investor Offering are collectively referred to as the "Offerings." As the context requires, each of the Offerings may also be referred to as "an Offering" or "this Offering" with respect to the particular offering in which an investor participates.
Investors will not become stockholders of the Company unless and until the Note is converted to equity and will only have the certain rights and obligations as set forth in the Note, a copy of which is provided in the Offering Materials. For a detailed summary of the Offerings and the Notes, see the Term Sheet included in the Offering Materials.
Closing procedures for the Offering
The Offerings shall be available to potential Investors until the final closing of the sale and purchase of the Notes (the "Final Closing"), which will occur upon the earlier of (i) the date the Company has closed on the purchase and sale of Notes for the entire Maximum Offering Amount, (ii) September 30th, 2020, or (iii) the date the Company terminates the Offerings in its sole and absolute discretion (the "Termination Date").
The Notes are offered by the Company on a best efforts, minimum-maximum basis as specified herein. As such, the Offerings are contingent upon the Company's receipt of the Minimum Offering Amount, as well as the Company's receipt of a minimum of $25,000 in proceeds from the Regulation Crowdfunding Offering (the "Crowdfunding Minimum") prior to the Termination Date. All funds received from Investors will be held in an escrow account (the "Escrow Account") established with Kingdom Trust Company, as escrow agent (the "Escrow Agent"), until the Minimum Offering Amount and the Crowdfunding Minimum have been satisfied. Once the Minimum Offering Amount and the Crowdfunding Minimum have been received by the Escrow Agent in the Escrow Account (pursuant to the terms of an escrow agreement to be entered into between the Escrow Agent and the Placement Agent (as defined below)) and provided that (i) the Company has provided advance written notice to Investors of at least five (5) business days, (ii) the Regulation Crowdfunding Offering has been available on the Company Offering Profile for a minimum of twenty-one (21) days, (iii) there has been no material change that would require an extension of the Regulation Crowdfunding Offering and reconfirmation of the investment commitment, and (iv) the Escrow Account continues to meet the Minimum Offering Amount and the Crowdfunding Minimum at the end of the five business day period after Investors have been notified of the closing, the Escrow Agent will initiate the transfer of Investor funds (net of the placement fee to be paid to the placement agent, Localstake Marketplace LLC (the "Placement Agent")) from the Escrow Account to a deposit account maintained by the Company (the "Initial Closing"), which funds shall constitute net proceeds usable by the Company for the purposes outlined in the Offering Materials. After the Initial Closing, additional Investor funds will be held in the Escrow Account until, and at such time as, the Placement Agent chooses, in its sole discretion, to direct the Escrow Agent to release the additional Investor funds (each a "Closing"), to be facilitated using the same procedures identified herein for the Initial Closing. The Company will continue to accept investment commitments up until the occurrence of the Final Closing.
If the Minimum Offering Amount and the Crowdfunding Minimum have not been received by the Company into the Escrow Account prior to the Termination Date, no Notes will be sold in the Offerings, and neither the Regulation Crowdfunding Offering nor the Accredited Investor Offering will be consummated. In such instance, all investment commitments will be cancelled and the Escrow Agent will initiate a return of any Investor funds deposited in the Escrow Account to such Investors within ten (10) business days. Investor funds will not earn interest while in escrow and no interest will be returned with Investor funds if the Offerings are not consummated. Any Notes subscribed for by control persons of the Company or the Placement Agent (or their affiliates or related persons thereof) will not be counted in determining whether the Minimum Offering Amount and the Crowdfunding Minimum have been satisfied.
The Company's acceptance of investments and cancellations
The Company reserves the right to accept, through execution of a countersignature on the Subscription Documents, an Investor's subscription for Notes at any time prior to the Termination Date of the Offerings and may reject the Subscription Documents based upon the Company's review thereof for any reason or for no reason. Should the Company receive investment commitments for greater than the Maximum Offering Amount, the Company will determine, in its sole discretion, which subscriptions to accept up to the Maximum Offering Amount.
If the Investor has chosen to transfer their investment funds electronically, these funds will be transferred from their linked bank account as specified on the Company Offering Profile to the Escrow Account within forty-eight (48) hours after the Company's acceptance thereof. If the Investor has chosen another form of funds transfer, the Investor will receive a notice containing instructions for transferring funds to the Escrow Account. Investors may cancel their investment commitment in the Notes, using the methods made available on the Company Offering Profile, and have their investment funds returned (if applicable) for any reason prior to the Closing applicable to the Investor's investment. If an Investor has not canceled his, her or its investment commitment in the Notes prior to such deadline, the Investor's subscription for the Notes shall be irrevocable by the Investor, and will be documented through the receipt of an executed copy of the Notes, which will also be recorded and maintained on the books of the Company. The Company does not intend to employ the services of a transfer agent.
Securities laws being utilized and investor qualifications
The Company is conducting the Offerings in reliance on the exemptions from registration under the federal Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"). The Regulation Crowdfunding Offering is being made pursuant to the exemption set forth in Section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act and in accordance with Section 4A of the Securities Act and Regulation Crowdfunding promulgated thereunder. The Accredited Investor Offering is being made pursuant to the exemption set forth in Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act and in accordance with Rule 506(c) of Regulation D promulgated thereunder. The Accredited Investor Offering will be made solely to persons who qualify as "accredited investors" as defined in Rule 501(a) of Regulation D ("Accredited Investors") and who provide sufficient evidence to verify that such persons are Accredited Investors.
Regulation Crowdfunding sets forth certain statutory investment limitations for purchasers of securities offered pursuant thereto. The Notes will be offered and sold in the Regulation Crowdfunding Offering only to persons whose investment in the Notes, together with any other investments made in any Regulation Crowdfunding offering during the 12-month period preceding the date of such transaction, does not exceed: (i) the greater of $2,200 or 5 percent of the lesser of the Investor's annual income or net worth if either the Investor's annual income or net worth is less than $107,000; or (ii) 10 percent of the lesser of the Investor's annual income or net worth, not to exceed an amount sold of $107,000, if both the Investor's annual income and net worth are equal to or more than $107,000. Investors who meet the foregoing requirements in the Regulation Crowdfunding Offering, together with Accredited Investors in the Accredited Investor Offering, are collectively referred to as "Qualified Investors."
The Notes will be offered and sold in the Accredited Investor Offering only to Accredited Investors who provide sufficient evidence to verify that such Investors qualify as "accredited investors" pursuant to Rule 506(c) of Regulation D.
The minimum investment that will be accepted by the Company from a Qualified Investor in both the Regulation Crowdfunding Offering and the Accredited Investor Offering is $500.
Use of proceeds in the Offering
The Company intends to use the net proceeds of the Offerings for startup development, building inventory marketing and sales, hiring, location buildout, and paying professional fees and the Placement Agent fees associated with the Offerings, as explained in further detail on the Funding tab of the Company Offering Profile.
Subscribing for an investment and transferring funds
Investors interested in subscribing for the Notes will be required to complete and return to the Company the Note, Subscription Agreement, and the Qualified Investor Questionnaire (collectively, the "Subscription Documents"). Payment of the investment amount is preferred via electronic ACH transfer, but may also be made by check or domestic wire in limited circumstances. Instructions for each method of payment will be provided upon investment via the Company Offering Profile.
Fees for placement agent services
As compensation for Localstake Marketplace LLC's services in connection with the Offerings, Localstake Marketplace LLC shall be entitled to receive a placement fee paid by the Company (the "Placement Fee"). Below is a breakdown of the Gross Proceeds, estimated Placement Fee and Net Proceeds for the Offerings.For Minimum Offering Amount
- Gross Proceeds: $86,000
- Estimated Placement Fee: $4,300
- Net Proceeds: $81,700
- Gross Proceeds: $716,000
- Estimated Placement Fee: $35,800
- Net Proceeds: $680,200
(1) Estimated placement fee payable by the Company to Localstake Marketplace LLC. The Company will pay a Placement Fee of 5.0% on all Gross Proceeds received by the Company from the sale of the Notes in the Offerings. The resulting aggregate Placement Fee does not include a $1,000 Offering Preparation fee paid prior to the Offerings.
Material changes to the Offering
Should a material change be made by the Company to the Offering Materials, including, but not limited to a change to the Termination Date or the Offering Amount, the Company will provide to all Investors who have made investment commitments notice of the material change. If the Investor does not reconfirm his or her investment commitment within five (5) business days of receipt of such notice, the Investor's investment commitment will be cancelled and the Investor will receive a notification verifying that the investment commitment was cancelled, the reason for the cancellation and the refund amount that the Investor should expect to receive. The Escrow Agent will initiate a return of the Investor's funds deposited in the Escrow Account to such Investor within ten (10) business days.
Ongoing reporting requirements
In addition to the Information Rights provided to investors under the Notes, the Company will file a report electronically with the SEC annually and post the report on its website, no later than 120 days after the end of each fiscal year covered by the report. Once posted, the annual report may be found on the Company’s website at: http://www.batteryxchange.co//investor_reports
The Company must continue to comply with the ongoing reporting requirements until:
1. the Company is required to file reports under Section 13(a) or Section 15(d) of the Exchange Act;
2. the Company has filed at least one annual report pursuant to Regulation Crowdfunding and has fewer than 300 holders of record and has total assets that do not exceed $10,000,000;
3. the Company has filed at least three annual reports pursuant to Regulation Crowdfunding;
4. the Company or another party repurchases all of the Notes issued in this Offering; or
5. the Company liquidates or dissolves its business in accordance with state law.
No analysis has been done of potential federal, state or local tax consequences
Investors should consider potential federal, state and local tax consequences of an investment in the Notes and they are urged to consult their own tax advisor to determine the federal, state and local income tax consequences of acquiring, owning, and disposing of, the Notes. Depending upon applicable state and local laws, tax benefits that are available for federal income tax purposes may not be available to Investors for state and local income tax purposes. The Offering Materials make no attempt to summarize the federal, state and local tax consequences to potential investors.
Your status: No interest
Express interest to follow progress and access details.
Expressing Interest FAQ
Expressing interest covers a few different functions. First, it acts as your indication to the business that you have a potential interest in considering an investment. It is also the means by which you are able to access additional materials from the business. The reason you must express interest to view this information is so that the business can keep track of who has accessed their sometimes confidential information. Lastly, expressing interest allows you to keep in touch and stay updated on the progress of the business as they work through their fundraise.
An expression of interest is non-binding. Providing a dollar amount of interest to the business is exclusively a way for them to get a better understanding of whether there is sufficient aggregate interest from investors to support their fundraise goals. If you do not provide a dollar amount to the business, this is fine, but they may decide to cancel their fundraise if they do not have a clear enough picture as to whether there is enough interest to meet their goals.
Yes. Interest can be cancelled at any time, and after cancelling the business will have no means by which to contact you. If you cancel your interest, you can always express interest again if you change your mind.
Yes. The business will be able to contact you through Localstake Marketplace platform messaging. They will not receive any other personal contact information (i.e. email address, phone number, etc.).
When you express interest in a business, they will receive a notification that you are interested. On their investor management interface, they will see your name, state of residence, occupation, and amount of investment.
Once you've indicated interest, you can commit to invest.
Committing to Invest FAQ
Committing to invest should constitute a binding commitment on the part of the investor that you are going to follow through on investing the amount you have provided to the business. You should only commit to invest once you are sure that you want to invest in the opportunity.
Your commitment will make you eligible to receive any perks available to investors for which you meet applicable eligibility requirements. Note that you are not guaranteed a spot in the fundraise until the business has approved your investment. Once you have committed, you can continue on to complete your investment and submit it to the business for approval.
A commitment shoud be treated as binding. If you do not plan to move forward with an investment, you should not commit to doing so. However, you are not irrevocably committed to investing until 3 days after the business has approved your investment and countersigned your investment documents.
You can commit to invest at any time. Commitments help show traction in the fundraise to other investors, so the earlier you are ready to make your commitment, the better. This will help the business in its efforts to attract additional investors to their fundraise.
The business owners are the only people that will have this information. No other investors will know that you committed to invest, only that someone committed to invest. The aggregate amount of commitments is shared with other interested investors.
No. You will still need to provide an electronic signature on the investment documents and select a method to transfer your funds. You will need to wait to complete these steps until
Once you have committed to invest, you will review and sign the investment documents.
Signing Documents FAQ
When you make an investment in a business, you enter into legally binding contract that outlines your rights as an investor. The specific documents you sign will vary based upon the type of security you are investing in (i.e. debt or equity). Every investment will include an investor questionnaire document that will be pre-populated with information from your investment account that provides proof of your eligibility to invest in the offering. These documents act as your proof of investment and provide all of the details about your investment and your role as an investor. You should read these documents carefully before investing.
Your investment documents will be pre-populated with information from your investment account to help identify you, including your SSN which the business needs in order to produce tax documents for your investment. There will also be information about your personal financial situation on the documents to help provide proof of your eligibility to invest in the offering.
In order to sign the documents, you will use our proprietary e-signature tool. You will have the opportunity to review each document that you will be signing and then select a signature or create your own to be added to the documents.
Yes, once the business has accepted your investment and countersigned your investment documents, a copy of your signed agreement will be stored on your Investment Portfolio page on Localstake Marketplace.
We can help you complete an investment for the following investor types: self-directed IRA, joint with spouse, entities, and trusts. Contact us if you would like to make an investment of a type other than as an individual.
Once you have reviewed and signed investment documents, you will choose how you would like to transfer funds.
Transferring Funds FAQ
The business owner will then receive your proposed investment and accept and countersign it.
The business will wait to accept your investment until their funding target has been reached.
For most fundraises, there are three options to choose from when transferring investment funds.
- 1. Electronic Transfer - transfer your funds by electronic ACH transfer. You will need to connect a personal bank account in order to use this transfer method.
- 2. Wire Transfer - call your bank and give them instructions on where you would like your investment funds to be sent. With a wire transfer, you will receive instructions on where to transfer the funds after the business accepts your investment.
- 3. Check - When selecting to make your investment by check, you will receive instructions on where to mail your check after the business accepts your investment.
Note that, due to difficulty in tracking funds, the option to mail a check is typically only available for investment amounts of $5,000 or greater, and in some cases may not be available at all.
Fund transfers do not occur until the business has accepted your investment and the funding target has been reached.
Fund transfers do not occur until the business has accepted your investment and the funding target has been reached.
If you transfer your funds via electronic transfer, the funds will be transferred from your bank account as soon as the business reaches their fundraise target and accepts your investment. You will receive a notice two business days prior to the electronic transfer occurring. If you transfer funds via check or wire, you will need to complete the fund transfer outside of the Localstake Marketplace platform.
Your funds will be held in an escrow account at a bank until the business reaches their fundraise target. Consult the offering materials for more details on the escrow arrangement. If the business does not reach their funding goal, the funds will be returned to you by the escrow agent.
If you would like to change something about your investment, such as the information on your investment documents, or to decrease the amount of your investment, please contact us. If you only wish to increase the amount of your investment, you can make a second investment by clicking the 'Invest Again' button.
Investors may cancel an investment commitment until 48 hours prior to the deadline identified in the offering materials. Localstake Marketplace will notify investors when the target offering amount has been met. If the issuer reaches the target offering amount prior to the deadline identified in the offering materials, it may close the offering early if it provides notice about the new offering deadline at least five business days prior to such new offering deadline (absent a material change that would require an extension of the offering and reconfirmation of the investment commitment).
If an investor does not cancel an investment commitment before the 48-hour period prior to the offering deadline, the funds will be released to the issuer upon closing of the offering and the investor will receive securities in exchange for his or her investment.
If an investor does not reconfirm his or her investment commitment after a material change is made to the offering, the investor’s investment commitment will be cancelled and the committed funds will be returned.
Businesses send payments to investors over the Localstake Marketplace platform
If the business you invest in reaches their funding goal, they will be making payments to you over the Localstake Marketplace platform. If you use electronic transfer for your investment, these payments will be made back to the bank account you linked for your electronic transfer. If you do not set up an electronic transfer for your initial investment, you may do so on your bank account page once you log in.
If the business you invest in does not reach their funding goal, your investment funds will be returned to you. The escrow agent for the fundraise will return the funds to you typically via check or ACH.