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ConsideredThoughtfully

Your Virtual Automated Career Mentor

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San Francisco, CA
Consumer Internet
Accepting International Investment
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Virtual Mentoring for Career Advancement

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Career-based mentoring and coaching are critical to the success of employees. We have created a unique, affordable delivery system, which puts mentoring into the hands of everyone and that is accessible anytime, anywhere with an internet connection, tailored to individual interests and needs! Individuals can get mentoring for themselves. Companies can make mentoring available to their employees.


Imagine a career-oriented coach, accessible day or night that would encourage and guide your employees through work frustrations and workplace situations. Now, imagine an intelligent, computer mentor, using the latest artificial intelligence and machine learning technology, that promotes long-term career growth and fosters personal relationships. MyCareerMentor exists today, accessible via computer, tablet, and cell phone. The current working prototypes include:  (1) MyCareerMentor using text and graphics to provide mentoring, and (2) a chatbot avatar interview to assess a user's readiness for automated mentoring, as well as the potential usefulness of mentoring for the user.  The next two steps in development, which remain to be done, are: (a) a chatbot avatar mentor intake session, and (b) a family of chatbot avatar mentors with different "personalities" (that is, different styles of offering information and advice).

Our product, MyCareerMentor, is, as far as we know, the only career mentoring program in the market today that provides employees an instant response, 24 hours a day, every day of the week, unlike human mentors, who we believe are overwhelmed by the demands of their jobs beyond mentoring. MyCareerMentor offers personalized virtual mentoring.  We use the latest chatbot and avatar artificial intelligence technologies for the initial interview interaction with the user (and plan in the future to conduct a mentoring intake session and full mentoring discussions with the user using chatbot avatars). The result is to help employees speed up their career progress and improve their career satisfaction while enhancing overall corporate results.


The Offering

Investment
$0.50/share of Common Stock│When you invest you are betting the company’s future value will exceed $5M.


Perks

Level 1: $600 or more                    

Free subscription to MyCareerMentor for up to 20 people you designate (e.g. your employees or mentees) for 6 months

Level 2: $1,200 or more                   

Free subscription to MyCareerMentor for up to 45 people you designate (e.g. your employees or mentees)  for 6 months

Level 3: $5,000 or more                   

Free subscription to MyCareerMentor for up to 200 people you designate (e.g. your employees or mentees) for 6 months

Plus the ability to specify one additional situations and career frustrations to be added to the app

Level 4: $10,000 or more                 

Free subscription to MyCareerMentor for up to 450 people you designate (e.g. your employees or mentees)  for 6 months

Plus the ability to specify three additional situations and career frustrations to be added to the app


*All perks occur after the offering is completed


For details on the bonus, please see the Offering Summary below.

Development Stage

We have spent over three years developing our products, and we currently have a working prototype of a chatbot avatar which interviews prospective users to see how helpful mentoring could be for them. We also have a working prototype of MyCareerMentor (which currently uses text and graphics to deliver mentoring, with future plans to use chatbot avatars to deliver mentoring). Lastly, we have two fully functional mini-courses, two assessments, and several more currently in development.


Why Invest in ConsideredThoughtfully?

1. Revolutionary Delivery System for Mentoring

We believe artificial intelligence and machine learning are here to stay. Robots and computers are performing tasks humans formerly performed. We have demonstrated that fully-automated mentoring is feasible and practical. Ride the wave of cutting edge. Be part of the excitement of a new cutting-edge venture!

(Image is from the working prototype of the chatbot avatar interview)

2. Huge Mentoring Need

Young professionals (having less than 12 years of experience) numbered 17.2 million in the U.S. as of 2016


76% of employees want opportunities for career growth. 


87% of millennials say professional development or career growth opportunities are very important.


A July 2017 survey found that 95% of millennials say lifelong learning and professional development are critical to their long-term success, and nearly half of those surveyed are willing to spend their own time and money on further training.

3. Sizable Market Potential

We believe automated mentoring in companies saves money and time, and it increases productivity.

 

MyCareerMentor reduces the time required for employees to become effective by providing options for employees to grow faster in their current job, practicing skills in a safe environment.

 

Using MyCareerMentor as a supplement frees up internal company mentors to focus on their primary assignments and company specifics. Scarce face-to-face mentoring time can be reserved for company-specific issues, making mentoring a better value proposition.

 

We believe mentoring saves companies money by reducing employee turnover; reducing the cost of hiring; the cost of onboarding and training; the cost of learning and development; and the cost of time lost when roles go unfilled. Studies show turnover costs 6 to 9 months' salary or more for each employee. Retention of valuable employees pays off, especially when they get the mentoring they need to succeed in their company environment!

(Sources: 1, 2)

4. Global Impact

MyCareerMentor is available everywhere the World Wide Web exists any time of day or night, making the application accessible around the world.


We believe that as business becomes increasingly global, companies’ ability to affordably impart to their employees effective ways of working and interacting is a major success factor.

Our Revenue Strategy

Our main revenue source will come from selling our subscriptions to corporations. Companies will be able to buy subscriptions that cover different numbers of employees. Each company can choose to offer virtual mentoring to as many of their employees as they chose. We will also offer our virtual mentor to individuals who buy subscriptions.  All subscribers will get access to both MyCareerMentor (the virtual mentor) and the supporting products (assessments and mini-courses).

 

We plan to establish long-term, mutually beneficial partnerships with larger corporations. We believe MyCareerMentor will not only save companies from losing employees (saving even five to ten people from leaving a company per year would be a huge plus for the company!) but also improve the productivity and effectiveness of their employees.

Our Team

Our team at ConsideredThoughtfully includes a judicious combination of senior professionals with years of mentoring experience, plus broad management and technical experience, and young professionals with experience in chatbot and avatar technology and the latest software development techniques. Two members of our team have experience founding other start-up companies, some of which have been successful over decades, and all of which have provided in-depth experience in what it takes to enable a start-up to succeed.


The decades of workplace mentoring experience of the founders (over 100 years total) have enabled the founders to identify patterns in mentoring and career development.  We believe these patterns provide 80 – 90% of the critical mentoring information a professional employee needs in their first decade of work to be successful.  


The virtual mentor app has captured these patterns in the form of questions and answers which lead to learn-by-doing opportunities which will turbo-charge career progress, and significantly increase an employee’s value to their employer.


Our Core Values

Adaptive Learning

Evidence-Based Techniques

Self-Discovery

Experiential Learning

Owning Your Career

Tailoring Your Future

Our Services

MyCareerMentor

Our primary service, MyCareerMentor, is an experiential virtual mentoring program that utilizes advanced technology to allow companies to provide cost-effective mentoring to their employees.


With MyCareerMentor, employees can practice critical skills -- especially soft skills -- in safe and fun ways. Using text and graphics (currently) and the latest chatbot and avatar technologies (in the future), an employee will be able to chat with our virtual mentor that embodies wisdom and strategies from established career mentors. Our virtual mentor is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to listen to a user’s concerns, offer feedback and give suggestions.


We have designed MyCareerMentor to allow employees to receive nuanced guidance while also having agency over their situation. We believe MyCareerMentor will revolutionize the way that individual users, private companies and large corporations increase productivity, cut costs, and achieve success. 

Mini Courses

In addition to the learn-by-doing opportunities offered in MyCareerMentor, we offer opportunities to learn more about some critical topics not covered by any other available online courses in mini-courses and self-assessments. MyCareerMentor links users to one of these mini-courses or self-assessments each time it is pertinent to the specific needs of the user.


Two mini-courses are currently available:

  • How to Be Well-Managed (Despite Your Boss!)
  • How to Improve Communication

Assessments and mini-courses currently under development include:

  • Assess Your Change Agent Skills
  • Improve Your Effectiveness as a Change Agent

Other future mini-courses, for which material has been developed, include:

  • How to influence without formal authority (leading from behind)
  • Critical thinking (to improve your decisions and increase your influence)
  • Risk management for professionals: personal mastery
  • Leveraging opposition to increase your success
  • Political engineering (how to work more effectively with groups of people)
  • Self-calibration (how to leverage insights into your own capabilities and limitations)

"I find MyCareerMentor very useful because we always seem to be stuck in a rut when it comes to looking for a solution. Asking the question from other angles always opens the mind out to other solutions.”

A Beta Tester

Associates Program

ConsideredThoughtfully is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.  We plan to affiliate with additional organizations offering services our users will find helpful (such as human-to-human mentoring).  These affiliations may provide a small amount of additional revenue.

Looking Ahead

The  mission  of  ConsideredThoughtfully is  to  provide  automated  mentoring  to  professionals  who  want  to  become  more  effective  and  make  faster  career  progress. We believe corporate  customers  will  improve  employee  retention  while  increasing  employee  effectiveness and cutting costs. We plan to continue developing state-of-the-art avatar and chatbot technologies for MyCareerMentor, mini-courses, and many other potential verticals with the intention offering help for all types of career enhancement situations.  Lastly, we plan to continue growing our partnerships with other corporations in addition to customizing our curricula to specific customers and types of businesses.

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Competitors

To our knowledge, there are no direct competitors which offer artificial-intelligence-based fully automated mentoring for employees.  Firms that offer related services, which could be considered competitors are: (a) AI-based mentoring for targets other than employees, (b) products/services that match employees with human mentors and coaches, (c) apps that offer career-related learning, and (d) organizations that provide mentoring and coaching by humans.  These are summarized below.


Since at least 2000, industry observers have been predicting that artificial intelligence-based mentors will be developed. In 2016, a technology analyst predicted that AI-based mentors would come out within a year.  Besides ourselves, we are not aware of any companies which offer an AI-based career mentor designed for all employees and individuals.

 

Butterfly.ai offers mentoring for managers.  There is one firm, DQ Labs, based in Bangalore, India, in very early startup mode (they don’t have a website yet), which intends to offer an Artificial Intelligence Mentor (AIM) for students to help them define and achieve goals; including preparing for exams; finding scholarships; identifying strengths, weaknesses and skill gaps; and choosing a career.

 

There are a number of companies which sell software or services to corporations to match live mentors and coaches with employees in the corporation, and provide supporting services (business software comparison company Capterra lists over 40 of these companies).  Examples of these companies include MentorcliQ, Chronus, River, eMentor Connect, Mentorink, Art of Mentoring, Achiiva, Mentor Resources, Management Mentors, MentorCity and MentorLoop.  Many companies which use these services find it difficult to find enough employees to do the mentoring, so there is often a lot of unmet demand.

 

There are apps which offer opportunities for career-related learning.  For example, Virtual Mentor for iOS and Android, developed by the Institute for Personal Leadership, offers opportunities to participate in video role-playing activities and to get feedback on your performance from peers.

 

There are many individuals and organizations offering mentoring and coaching by humans. Examples of organizations offering mentoring and coaching include Paragon One, YourEmpoweredYou, HallieCrawford.com and The Coach Connection.

Offering Summary

Maximum 2,000,000 shares of Common Stock ($1,000,000)

*Maximum subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See 10% Bonus below

Minimum 20,000 shares of Common Stock ($10,000)


Company
ConsideredThoughtfully
 

Corporate Address
440 Utah Street, San Francisco CA 94110
 

Description of Business
Provide virtual mentoring services to corporations' employees and to individuals
 

Type of Security Offered
Common Stock (the "Shares" or "Securities")
 
Purchase Price of Security Offered
$0.50
 

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 
$200










Perks*

Level 1: $600 or more                    

Free subscription to MyCareerMentor for up to 20 people you designate (e.g. your employees or mentees) for 6 months

Level 2: $1,200 or more                   

Free subscription to MyCareerMentor for up to 45 people you designate (e.g. your employees or mentees)  for 6 months

Level 3: $5,000 or more                   

Free subscription to MyCareerMentor for up to 200 people you designate (e.g. your employees or mentees) for 6 months

Plus the ability to specify one additional situations and career frustrations to be added to the app

Level 4: $10,000 or more                 

Free subscription to MyCareerMentor for up to 450 people you designate (e.g. your employees or mentees)  for 6 months

Plus the ability to specify three additional situations and career frustrations to be added to the app


*All perks occur after the offering is completed



The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

ConsideredThoughtfully, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders (with ≥ $1,000 invested in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign) within 24 hours of this offering going live.

StartEngine shareholders who have invested $1,000+ in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign will receive a 10% bonus on this offering within a 24-hour window of their campaign launch date.  This means you will receive a bonus for any shares you purchase.  For example, if you buy 400 shares of Common Stock at $0.50 / share, you will receive 40 bonus shares, meaning you'll own 440 shares for $200.   Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors receive their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$14,169.00 USD
$11,137.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$13,771.00 USD
$9,573.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$1,238.00 USD
$417.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$130,455.00 USD
-$115,634.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

IRS date change

7 days ago

The IRS just notified us that the effective date for the change from S corp status to C corp status is September 3, 2018.  This does not have any effect on this fund-raising campaign, since the effective date is well before the end of this fund-raising campaign.

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