Gab AI is a Title III - Regulation Crowdfunding Campaign and is actively accepting investments.
$252.00 minimum investment

Gab AI

The Free Speech Social Network

Small OPO
Philadelphia, PA
Social Media
Accepting International Investment

We're back! Join the 1,001 investors who helped us raise over $1M on StartEngine last year.

The Home Of Free Speech Online

Gab seeks to free humanity from the chains of Silicon Valley’s data silo, psychological manipulation, censorship, and ideological echo chambers.

Over two years ago Gab launched into private beta as a people first social network that defended free speech online for everyone. Let’s make one thing clear: our mission is and always has been to defend free expression and individual liberty for all peopleWe wish to conserve these values on the internet for generations to come and foster a culture and community that cherishes freedom.  


We refuse to be defined by the dishonest media, by sophist political activists, or anyone else who thinks they can paint Gab as something other than a neutral platform for the free exchange and flow of ideas. 


For two years, we have leveraged untraditional memetic marketing techniques to test the limits of free speech and emphasize the importance of it. The goal of this was not to support any one political idea or agenda, but rather to be the contrarian jolt to tech, the media, and our culture in order to challenge millions of people to think deeply about these issues.

We want to inspire a generation of builders to take on the oligarchs of Silicon Valley, make irrelevant the establishment media elite, and keep the internet free and open for generations to come. 


Purchase shares in Gab to join and support a growing global community of people committed to free speech unencumbered by  special interests or the old guard of Silicon Valley. In order to be true to its mission and maintain its exclusive place as the free speech social network, Gab must be owned, powered and funded by you - The People.


- Gab Co-Founder & CEO Andrew Torba

 

Our mission is to provide everyone with a social networking platform that champions free speech, individual liberty, and the free flow of information online.

The Offering


$4/share of Class B Non-Voting Common Stock deliverable in token form (the “GAB Tokens”)
When you invest you are betting the company’s future equity value will exceed $39.9M.


GAB Tokens represent a single share of Class B Non-Voting Common Stock, and will be issued on the Ethereum Blockchain.


*All tokens will be delivered after the campaign is completed, and upon availability of the Tokens.  
See Offering Summary below for additional terms.


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

Our Vision 

Gab started with a simple mission: provide a platform for everyone that defends free and legal speech online. We soon learned that gatekeepers could prevent anyone from building and distributing an application, stifling innovation and market opportunity. After realizing this empirically when Gab was rejected from Apple's App Store for "objectionable content," removed from Google's Play Store for "hate speech," forced off our hosting provider Microsoft Azure, and threatened by our domain registrar for the same reasons: we knew that we had become a threat to the establishment social networks and that we had to keep building. 


Gab is an ad-free social network dedicated to preserving individual liberty, the freedom of speech, and the free flow of information on the internet. We believe a free and open internet is essential to the future of a free world. Freedom is creative. It produces. It generates. From freedom flows truth, beauty, wisdom, and growth.


We believe censorship and closed systems are ultimately about two things: destruction and control. Censorship does not create value, it annihilates it. It corrals human thought into the direction of its choosing. It attempts to bend the global consciousness to its will. This has always historically been the case. Censorship is nothing new.



The difference is we don't have to stand by and watch it happen. We don't have to watch the free and open internet be manipulated by four to five elites in Silicon Valley.

The internet belongs to We The People. Period.


Together we can preserve something incredible for generations to come. A human achievement so great it challenges the status quo and power of the global elite: the fundamental human right of expression.




We believe there is none more powerful in this world than the storytellers. No amount of money, human resources, or time can stop them or their ideas. The goal of censorship is to silence the storytellers, the truth seekers, the contrarians, the artists, those who question the status quo. We cannot stand by and watch this continue to happen.


This will not be an overnight battle. It will likely be a 5-10 year digital, cultural, and information war. We can and will win. We've built an incredible community of amazing people who share our values and cherish liberty. That is why we will continue to win. Join us and help keep the internet great for generations to come.



You will never silence the storytellers.


The primary objective of this fundraising campaign is to continue building out our alternative social network that defends free speech, individual liberty, and the free flow of information online. Our goal is to expand our core team, make the product faster and more user-friendly, and start building out our own free speech-friendly infrastructure.


The Only Social Media Platform Where All Are Welcome to Speak Freely

Gab stands for bringing people together of all races, religions, and creeds who share in the common ideals of Western values around individual liberty and the free exchange of ideas


Here at Gab, we put people first, providing them with the tools they need to create and shape their own online experience. Gab was launched to appeal to consumers unhappy with censorship. Like other social media platforms, Gab allows users to upload and stream their own videos - but then distinguishes itself by not censoring content based on viewpoint. Gab will compete against pre-existing platforms such as YouTube, Twitter, Facebook others by appealing to digital consumers who oppose political and/or ideological censorship.

 

TV

Engaging Live-Stream Broadcasts & Video Content

Live Topics

Crowdsourced Information & Feedback on Current News/Events

Chat Rooms

Private Group Chats

 

Simple & Straightforward Terms of Use: Free and Legal speech

From its inception, Gab has been committed to appealing to people of all races, backgrounds and political persuasions who support the free flow of information.  As Co-Founder & CEO Andrew Torba said upon its launch, “Gab is not FOR any particular group of people, political leaning, race, beliefs, or anything.  Anybody is welcome to express themselves on Gab.”


Of course Gab does not advocate hate speech.  In fact, Gab terms state that it “treats all people with respect and dignity, regardless of their background, origins and point of view.”


But while Gab prohibits rhetoric that advocates violence or illegal activity and allows users to block hateful speech, Gab does not forbid any speech based solely on viewpoint.

How Gab Disrupts the Market & Industry

We believe Google’s exclusion of Gab from the Google Play store in April 2017 was arbitrary, anti-competitive, and in clear violation of federal antitrust laws. 


This analysis was made under our narrowest and most conservative interpretation of the Sherman Act, rather than under any broad view of the market power created by network effects or by making free speech an intrinsic good.  Nonetheless, it’s impossible not to consider the larger issues of internet censorship.


Gab has been directly impacted by the digital gatekeepers of the centralized internet as we know it, and we take this to be a dangerous attack on free speech across the board.  We believe those who support free speech on social media should support Gab as a revolutionary new means of communication and connection protected from censorship, and/or intimidation.  

While Gab’s fight against Big Tech’s control on speech may not immediately topple the giants, it is a critical first step in showing that these companies cannot arbitrarily use their market power to stamp out pro-free speech competitors.


As mainstream social networks continue to censor certain views and crack down on what they choose to be 'objectionable content,' consumers' hunger for alternative platforms will only continue to rise.  In addition, the trend of 'cutting the cord' will also continue as the popularity of streaming content over the internet increases. 


In our opinion, Gab is well-positioned to outlive, outlast and benefit from this fragmentation of the mainstream social networking ecosystem into smaller niche communities with shared values and ideals.

Roughly seven-in-ten Americans think it likely that social media platforms censor political viewpoints

% of U.S. adults who think it is ___ that social media sites intentionally censor political viewpoints they find objectionable

Note: Respondents who did not give an answer are not shown.

Source: Survey conducted May 29 - June 11, 2018.

"Public Attitudes Toward Technology Companies"

Pew Research Center

Majority of Republicans say major technology companies support the views of liberals over conservatives

% of U.S. adults who say major technology companies support the views of...

Dear Investors,

The Internet was an amazing innovation. It was the world's first 'decentralized' communication system. In a simpler time, the Internet's ad-hoc was designed to combat censorship. It was designed to withstand the forces of onerous governments and corporations. But as the Internet matured, the limits of its initial design are becoming obvious. We believe what was once considered decentralized, is no longer decentralized enough. The free and open Internet has become increasingly controlled and closed. The freedom brought to us by the Internet, and the economic expansion it offers, is under threat.


We believe neutrality was the primary driver of the Internet's early success. With neutral access, came open competition. Through this competition, users and businesses were enriched at expense to incumbent powers. But yesterday's maverick enterprises are today's incumbent Goliaths. Much like the incumbents of our past, these institutions are starving newcomers.


Thankfully, there are promising new solutions. With these solutions have come promising new regulatory opportunities. Market forces are changing and the time is right to begin work on a new foundation. What follows is a chance to participate in the development of a bold new platform.


Gab was founded on the basis of pushing the limits to what an alternative social network can achieve. Gab's success has been achieved by pushing these limits. 


Gab's team has a track record of success. Unlike most teams, our competency is earned and real. To provide the features we need, and to ensure equal access by similar service providers. Open standards are what allowed the first generation of Internet apps to grow to the size they are today. Open standards will empower the next generation of services to displace incumbents. We seek to share our growth, with investors, and others in the modern Internet community.



So why is now the time to build this alternative social networking platform? The JOBS Act. Traditional venture capitalists are the usual path to fund large engineering challenges. But the risks of free speech are incompatible with the Venture Capitalists that brought us here. With the JOBS Act, there's now an alternative path. Our solution is to embrace the support of the US government, via the path set forth by the JOBS Act. Our pursuit is noble, and in the tradition of American Free speech standards. By legally soliciting investors, we offer accountability alongside an embrace of American ideals.


Now is the time to renovate the Internet. To fulfill its noble promise. To maintain a system by which everyone can pursue what we believe to be humanity's most virtuous goal: the right to speak freely.


Andrew Torba

CEO, Gab

In the Press

Feeling Sidelined By Mainstream Social Media, Far-Right Users Jump To Gab
May 21, 2017

A new social network has grown quietly in recent months. It's called Gab, and its users are invited to #SpeakFreely — an appeal attractive to many members of the far right and others who feel their views are stifled by mainstream sites like Twitter and Facebook...

Banned from Twitter? This site promises you can say whatever you want.
November 29, 2016

In a way, “the purge” was the best thing to ever happen to Gab. Suddenly, the small social network that was built by a conservative Christian Republican and promises “free speech” for all, became more active than it had ever been...

As Twitter Cracks Down on Alt-Right, Aggrieved Members Flee to 'Gab'
November 28, 2016

As Twitter, Reddit and other social media networks are cracking down on the so-called “alt-right," some are taking matters into their own hands and migrating away from traditional forms of social media and to new ones that claim to be more welcoming to free speech...

Where Do We Draw the Line When It Comes to Free Speech Online?
December 7, 2016

While Gab has attracted many conservatives who feel their voices are being stifled elsewhere, Gab's team is also quick to point out its diversity. The company's three executives are a conservative Christian, a Muslim Turkish Kurd, and an Indo-Canadian with Hindu beliefs...

Germany vs. Twitter
November 2, 2017

One possibility is that after an account attracts a certain number of complaints, algorithms intervene to silence it. That’s bad news for Twitter, as users are likely to flock to alternative platforms like gab.ai...

Offering Summary

Maximum 267,500* shares of Class B Non-Voting Common Stock represented by GAB Tokens ($1,070,000)

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

Minimum 2,500 shares of Class B Non-Voting Common Stock represented by GAB Tokens ($10,000)


Company
Gab AI Inc
 

Corporate Address
700 N State St
Clarks Summit PA, 18411
United States
 

Description of Business
Gab AI Inc. is a social networking platform that offers telecommunications and social networking services, namely, providing live-streaming of video, online chat rooms, and electronic bulletin boards for the transmission of messages among users in the field of general interest. 
 

Type of Security Offered
Class B Non-Voting Common Stock deliverable in token form
(the “GAB Tokens” or the “Company Tokens”)
 
Purchase Price of Security Offered
$4.00
 

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 
$252













Terms of Tokens


Class B Non-Voting Common Stock deliverable in "GAB Tokens"

The GAB Token will represent a single share of Class B Non-Voting Common Stock of the company, with rights and preferences as designated in the articles of incorporation and summarized in the Offering Document. 

  • Blockchain: Ethereum Blockchain
  • Exchanges: GAB Tokens are intended to be listed for trading on StartEngine, and/or LDGR, tZero, and/or other ATS that are licensed by the SEC, if and when any such exchange is launched, and if and when, GAB Tokens are accepted for listing on such exchange.  

Material Terms:

  • Voting Rights:  GAB Tokens represented shares of Class B Non-Voting Common Stock and, except as required under Delware law, do not have the right to vote on any matters. Restrictions on Transfer: 1 year from closing of this Offering
  • Restrictions on Transfer: 1 year from the closing of this Offering
  • Dividends/Distributions: GAB Tokens have the right to participate in any dividends declared by the Board of Directors on a per share basis, together with the holders of the Company’s Class A Common Stock.
  • Redemption Rights: None
  • Other: None

Please see Offering Document for complete set of rights and preferences.


The Company currently does not have a functional distributed ledger based business model nor a blockchain based token and there is no guarantee that such will be developed in the future. The promise of future tokens is contingent upon the successful development of such items.  There is no guarantee that successful development will ever occur.  The right to receive future tokens and the offering of future tokens is being offered as part of this offering exempt from registration under Regulation CF.  


The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Gab AI 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 100 shares of Class B Non-Voting Common Stock at $4 / share, you will receive 10 Class B Non-Voting Common Stock bonus shares, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $400.   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.

The Company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.


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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

Gab.com Cited By Google As A Threat To Their Censorship Plans

5 days ago

Hello Everyone, 


Yesterday Breitbart published a leaked internal Google briefing about the shift Silicon Valley is making towards more censorship online. This followed leaks earlier in the day from The Intercept, which show how Google is contradicting themselves in regards to the censored search engine they are building for the Chinese government. You can read the briefing that Breitbart published here: Google: "The Good Censor"


On page 53 of this internal Google briefing, Gab.com is cited as a "challenger app" and notes how users are moving to Gab in response to the censorship of Silicon Valley. Google argues for a "European" approach to speech standards on the internet, favoring "civility" over freedom. 


Silicon Valley has shown their true colors, which is why they recognize Gab.com as a threat to their control and dominance over the internet. They are rejecting the cherished internet ideals of liberty and free expression in exchange for censorship and partnerships with the Chinese government. 


This is why Gab is winning and will continue to win. We are adding tens of thousands of new users every week, and our funding round is being completely powered by you, The People. In about 20 days we have raised $670,000 and will quickly meet our goal of $1.07m. We are hiring more engineers to speed up product development, make the site more user friendly, and build out our own infrastructure to escape the chains of Silicon Valley. 


If you're interested in investing and becoming a shareholder you can learn more here and invest as little as $252. 


PS: developers please check out our new API


Thanks and remember to speak freely! 

Gab.com Raises $630,000 In Under 3 Weeks

7 days ago

Hello Everyone,

We are so excited and humbled to have raised over $630,000 in under 3 weeks! We are on pace to reach our funding round goal of $1.07m very quickly and we can't wait to keep building the home of free speech online together.

We have some great news to share:
-We have secured a new payment processor and will be integrating it this week. As you may have heard, we were no-platformed by our former provider Stripe.
-After over a year of private testing, we have launched our API to developers around the world who can start building apps and integrations for Gab.
-We are now actively hiring engineers to help us speed up our development.
-We recently passed 700,000 total users and are adding thousands of new users every week.
-We've added some awesome new Gab.com merchandise to our Shop.

Thanks for your continued support! 

Almost Halfway To Our Goal in One Week!

18 days ago

Hello Everyone,

After only one week we have reached almost half of our goal, raising $475,000! We've also added 20,000 new users this week alone powered by our successful marketing campaign in Silicon Valley. We are incredibly excited to keep building the home of free speech online powered by The People. In the coming weeks we have some great product improvements on the way that we can't wait to share with you.

I'm excited to announce that we will finally be 100% off of Microsoft Azure hosting and fully transitioned to our new more scalable provider this week. We will also soon be shipping Gab in Portuguese for our users in Brazil, who now make up 25%+ of our traffic. Finally, we expect to be opening up our API in the next week after a year in private testing with a small group of trusted developers. This will allow third-party developers to build apps and integrations connected to Gab and we can't wait to see what our community builds. 

I wanted to address some misinformation and questions being asked and asserted about our campaign. Many of these items are disclosed and discussed in our offering circular, but I believe it's important to share this information in an update as well.

First, investing in an early stage startup involves extreme risk. There are no guarantees of success, but we are working hard daily to build and grow our community and business while defending free expression online for all people. We have highlighted many of the risks involved in our offering circular, which we encourage you all to read before investing.

Secondly, I want to make a clear distinction between total number of Gab users and monthly active Gab users. People use Gab in many different ways. Some people spend many hours per day on Gab, others check Gab once a day, once a week, or once a month. Many more people do not have accounts, but rather view and read Gab's public-facing content which drives traffic to the site.

As is mentioned in our Offering Circular, we had over 660,000 cumulative registered users from around the world and approximately 250,000 of those logged in during the 30 days prior to the filing. We have been steadily improving our monthly active user count as we have made more improvements to the product and will be working on reengagement campaigns with inactive accounts in the near future. As you all know we have also worked hard and been very transparent about removing bots and fake accounts from the platform, banning well over 80,000 of them this year alone. 

Finally, the growth of traffic to the site can be confirmed by two independent third-party providers. While not exact, these both offer some insight into our growth beyond our own internal metrics, which are found in the Offering Circular. 

Alexa: https://www.alexa.com/siteinfo/gab.ai

Similarweb: https://www.similarweb.com/website/gab.ai#overview

Thank you all for your continued support. We have been attacked from many angles by the media, from competitors, political activists, special interests, and generally bitter people who just want to see us fail. Despite these attacks we continue to build, learn, and grow the home of free speech powered by The People to defend free expression online for everyone.

I want you all to know that Ekrem and I see Gab as our life's work and our team is so inspired and humbled to serve you for this noble cause on this incredible journey together. God bless all of you.

Andrew Torba
CEO, Gab.com

Gab.com Raises $355,000 in 36 hours

24 days ago

Hello Everyone,

We just passed $355,000 raised in about 36 hours in our Regulation Crowdfunding Campaign. If you are thinking about investing or know someone who might be interested, we suggest you do so quickly. We expect to hit our $1.07m goal very fast at this pace. Thank you for your continued support, we are excited to keep building the home of free speech online together.

PS- check out this article on Breitbart about our recent growth and vision. 


Andrew Torba

CEO, Gab.com

Gab.com Raises $250,000+ In Under 24 Hours

25 days ago

Hello Everyone,


We have hit 1/4th of our funding goal in under 24 hours, passing $250,000 raised this afternoon! If you are thinking about investing or know someone who might be interested, we suggest you do so quickly. We expect to hit our $1.07m goal very fast. Thank you for your continued support, we are excited to keep building the home of free speech online together. 


Andrew Torba

CEO, Gab.com

Gab.com Raises $172,000 in 8 hours

26 days ago

Hello everyone,

We are humbled and thrilled to have raised over $172,000 in the first 8 hours live with our Regulation Crowfunding campaign. This offering is a Reg CF campaign under the JOBS Act, meaning we can raise a maximum of $1.07m from you, The People. This is an exciting opportunity to join us as shareholders on our journey and mission to defend free expression online for everyone. We expect this round to fill up very quickly, so if you're thinking about investing we'd encourage you to do so soon.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Gab AI 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 100 shares of Class B Non-Voting Common Stock at $4 / share, you will receive 10 Class B Non-Voting Common Stock bonus shares, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $400.   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.

Thank you all!

Andrew Torba
CEO, Gab.com 


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