MetaPipe is a Title III - Regulation Crowdfunding Campaign and is actively accepting investments.
$428.00 minimum investment

MetaPipe

Fully Virtualized VFX & Animation Studio

Small OPO
Provo, UT
Film & Video
US Investors Only
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Help Us Build the Future of VFX and animation Infrastructure

Invest in MetaPipe

We're in the golden age of television, but what if it could be better? Netflix, Hulu, Amazon, HBO, and every other major studio might be putting out their best content in years, but there's still the same narrow focus, the same slew of remakes and rehashes.


Why don't new, diverse projects get the green light more often? Why don't you see more smaller studios stepping up to have their voices heard? Because it's expensive.


But what if that weren't an issue any longer? What if any studio could have the power to produce high-budget content without the infrastructure capital expenses  that come with it? Suddenly, everyone, not just the big studios, can create masterpieces and the golden age kicks into overdrive.

We Are Metapipe...

...and we're here to give every studio out there the chance to be great, no matter your size or budget. We're a team of animators and VFX artists, entrepreneurs and engineers. We're about to put all of the computing power, all of the infrastructure of a major studio, right into your pocket thanks to our virtual workstation streaming platform.


MetaPipe is a cloud-based production platform for CG animation and digital content creation that includes everything you need to get your job done. We provide users with access to storage, render farms, and GPU-accelerated workstations. Users easily stream their cloud workstation to their desktop over a secured Internet connection. Best of all, there's no need to mess with settings or worry about overuse, because MetaPipe pre-configures the machines for you and you don’t pay anything when the machines are turned off.

We dreamt of being able to free studios and artists from the expensive burden of facility overhead, large hardware footprints, and costly data management. Thanks to MetaPipe's groundbreaking platform, we've made that dream a reality by letting even non-technical users deploy complex infrastructure easily through the cloud.


With MetaPipe, even small studios can bid on big projects and handle them with ease without risk of bankruptcy or the weight of added debt. We’re seeking your investment to finish development of our platform and to begin rolling it out to dynamic, excited creators around the world.


Join us. Invest in MetaPipe, and be a part of the future of VFX creativity. And be sure to like this offering and share it with an artist in your life, too!

The Offering

Investment
$1.07 per META Token (non-voting common stock, tokenized on the blockchain)

 When you invest you are anticipating the company’s future equity value will exceed 9 million.


Perks*

If you invest $428+, you will receive Free Access to Nuke training videos NK101 and NK201 (31 hours of video training including project files.)

The first 42 investors to invest $2199+, will receive Group Mentored compositing training with Aaron Estrada. Access to NK101 & NK201 training videos.


*All perks and tokens will be delivered after the campaign is completed. Tokens will be delivered after 1 year transfer restriction has ended and upon availability of the Tokens. See Offering Summary below for additional info.

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

MetaPipe levels the playing field for digital content creators and puts major studio power into anyone's pocket. This is your chance to get a piece of that power.

The Problem... Infrastructure for C.G. Animation is Expensive Upfront and Difficult to Deploy and Maintain

Metapipe Delivers a Powerful, Affordable Solution

We take care of the compute infrastructure issues a studio might face and pass the savings directly on to the consumer by deploying streaming virtual workstations, scalable and capable of handling numerous remote collaborators. All data is backed up on the cloud for easy access and protection, and securely held until the project is finished. Amazingly, the whole service is easily within most small studios budgets at a flat monthly access fee, and that includes our strict security measures, even for basic users.


MetaPipe takes security extremely seriously, so we have implemented a number of data controls. Every team has its own secure silo for data, plus the platform comes with a feature we call: Airlocking.


The Airlock is a staging area where authorized users can upload and download data from both inside and outside MetaPipe. Since it's neither directly in MetaPipe nor on the Internet, only trusted members of a team can use it to upload and download data from their project. All access in and out on both sides of the Airlock is logged so you can keep an eye on activity, regardless of who you grant Airlock privileges to. Airlock can be used as a component of MetaPipe or as a standalone portal for file delivery to clients or collaborators. Airlock Beta is live now.






Enterprise-level subscribers will have a wealth of additional features available, too. These include direct shell-access, VPNs and various systems for syncing data for hybrid on-premises / cloud deployments.


We know what it's like to be a small studio, struggling to balance bidding on budget-busting projects with production costs and infrastructure issues. And we know that every studio does their work differently. That's why we created MetaPipe - to solve the problems a small studio faces, while simultaneously increasing capabilities. MetaPipes un-opinionated, desktop-centric approach allows users to build the cloud pipeline they want rather than being forced to use someone else's idea of how a pipeline should work. The largest VFX and studios in the word already use technology like MetaPipe to solve their collaboration challenges. We are leveling the playing field by making the same capability available to studios of any size. MetaPipe is currently at the MVP stage and ready for early adopters to jump onboard.

We're Confident in MetaPipe. You Should Be, Too!

So confident, in fact, that we are developing an in-house proof of concept and use case that we're rolling out simultaneously with our equity crowdfunding campaign. We call it... Landrace.

What Is Landrace?

Currently in pre-production, Landrace is the first genetically plausible tokenized collectible game that lets players collect, trade, and breed unique, 3D virtual creatures. But this is more than just a blockchain-backed beanie baby. This is a chance to own and collect completely distinct digital characters, capable of growing, and reproducing with scientifically plausible genetic expression.


Something like this has never been done before, and the power of MetaPipe makes it possible.


As a MetaPipe project, Landrace will benefit from the full strength of our platform for remote collaboration and data protection. All of the art and characters will be created by our geographically distributed team of expert C.G. Artists, Animators, Technical Directors and Programmers.


MetaPipe might be a tech company, but first and foremost we are computer graphics artists and technical directors with more than 55 years of experience. We speak the language of our target market, and we know the domain inside and out.

How MetaPipe Works



As entertainment industry professionals, we understand what resources a studio needs to remain competitive. That's why we've built a platform that provides all the hardware you could possibly need, configured and scalable to handle any size enterprise or project across any distance, and it's all backed up securely through the cloud. Best of all, we give our customers the ability to deploy these comprehensive production tools and virtual workstations within minutes , not weeks or months, giving your studio an added boost with lower turnaround time.


For all of this, we charge a simple flat fee of $50/month/ active user. Users then pay for only the compute time and storage they actually use. Every studio deserves the right to create, not just the best funded, and that's why we want to provide our services for a fair rate that allows studios to remain competitive and confident in their ability to handle ambitious products and still turn a profit.

Demo Video of MetaPipe MVP in action (sections have been edited for clarity)

The Four Key Benefits of MetaPipe

Compute costs move to Op-Ex

100x improvement in deployment speed

Capacity always matches demand

Vastly improved security

Even this inexpensive, pocket-sized computer is capable of running MetaPipe.

Full-time use of a MetaPipe streaming workstation costs about the same as renting a high-end computer, but our service is vastly more convenient and users only pay for the time they actually use the machine. The more efficient you are with your usage of resources, the more cost efficient it will be. And, unlike a rental or lease on a computer, you can resize your MetaPipe computer to match your immediate needs. MetaPipe uses large public clouds like Microsoft Azure so scale is is not an issue.


Doing simple modeling or animation? Keep the machine small and costs lower. Need to do a massive simulation requiring a lot of RAM or CPU? Supersize your workstation so you can crank through the simulation quickly. Time is money after all. In this respect, MetaPipe can serve as something of a time machine, where you can buy more compute time to save yourself clock time when it makes sense to do so.


MetaPipe can be used practically anywhere. You do not need a very powerful machine or exotic network connection on the user side. Most consumer broadband connections are fast enough to handle MetaPipe. In fact, we often demo it on a wireless 4G access point. Just about any machine made in the last 10 years is capable of running MetaPipe.

How MetaPipe Helps the Community

MetaPipe excites us so much because it gives us an incredible opportunity to change the lives of ambitious artists everywhere. It doesn't matter what your focus is, where you or your studio are located, or the size of your project or team. With MetaPipe, those concerns become a thing of the past.


Metapipe removes external constraints on creativity.

No intense infrastructure buildup needed.

No massive investment in computing power necessary.

No costly and redundant data transfer concerns.

When artists and the voices in our communities are empowered to create, they will create better. That freedom energizes the media we consume and encourages adoption of more diverse narratives, visions, and experiences, something the current studio system cannot do.

MetaPipe and the Future of Computing

Streaming virtual desktops are the future of VFX and many other industries. It is quickly becoming the preferred method for secure collaborative work. Many large VFX and animation studios have already adopted in-house solutions for streaming workstations and/or cloud rendering. MetaPipe brings the same technology to everyone, in an integrated and easy-to-use platform.


As we develop MetaPipe, it will also empower industries like CAD/CAM, video post production, marketing and advertising, and educational services. We will do this by constantly finding ways to give any content creator the tools they need to  maximize their operational capabilities and improve the quality of their work.


With LandRace available alongside it, we expect to see MetaPipe emerge as a global phenomenon.

$8.9 Billion

M&E Market Size

$17.4 Billion

CAD/CAM Market Size

226,540

Potential Professional Users (U.S.)

400,000

Potential Student Users (U.S.)

Revenue Model

MetaPipe will generate revenue via four sources.


MetaPipe SaaS Basic Subscription

MetaPipe Saas is our $50 a month per-active-user product for orchestrating and managing cloud resources.  (This is the price during the MVP/Beta stage. The price is subject to change.)



MetaPipe SaaS Enterprise

MetaPipe Enterprise level support is quoted to users on a case-by-case basis and the cost depends on their specific needs. This level of support may include a substantially higher level of support including custom engineering, concierge services, etc.



Airlock Stand-Alone Subscriptions

Airlock is our cloud storage product. It can be ordered as a stand alone product that does not require a MetaPipe subscription. Prices range from $16 a month for Pro 100 GB a month subscription to "Ask Us" for an enterprise level subscription with any amount of storage over 100 GB.   (This is the price during the MVP/Beta stage. The price is subject to change.)

Landrace Crypto Critters

Sales and transfers of Landrace Critters.  Gen 0 critters are generated by us and sold directly. The full value of the first sale goes to MetaPipe minus any fees that must be paid as "gas" to the Ethereum network.

Subsequent transfers or breeding of Critters  incur a commision to MetaPipe for use of the smart contracts.

For auctions on the resale of chickens, we claim 3.75% from the sellers share of the deal.


For regular breeding contracts, we take 3.75% from the sellers share of the deal.


For the “cloning” breeding contract, we take  25% from the sellers share and 25% from the buyers share.

For the breeding with the Genesis Chicken (A special case of breeding with a randomizing function) we take 100% of the breeding fee, which is set by auction.

We pay a revenue split with members of the game dev team which, depending on many factors, may total as high as 50% of net revenue from the game.

Invest in MetaPipe Today!

This is a first-of-its-kind offering, and the chance to own a part of the future of VFX, animation, digital content creation, and so much more. We are disrupting the $9 billion software and hardware market for Media and Entertainment production by improving speed, security, efficiency, and operational flexibility. Funding MetaPipe goes towards all of this, as well as toward building an exceptional blockchain game studio with a peerless proof-of-concept demo that can itself be monetized.


Additionally, for everyone who holds cryptocurrency, MetaPipe provides a special opportunity to diversify one’s portfolio with a securitized token for shares of stock in a disruptive tech company. This is a chance to turn something virtual into something corporeal, tangible, functional, and valuable.


Join us in building the future of VFX and animation. Invest in MetaPipe today!

In the Press

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June 1, 2016

A new batch of local startups are receiving intense training and mentoring to accelerate their path to market through ABQid’s 12-week summer program, which began on June 6.

ABQ startups win slots at SXSW
November 18, 2016

Five local startups won free passage to next year’s South by Southwest conference in Texas at the Scrappy Startup Challenge Thursday night at Sister Bar Downtown.

9 Scrappy Startups Making Moves in Albuquerque, New Mexico
November 17, 2016

Being scrappy is a big part of being a startup. If you can’t muster the tenacity to succeed when the cards are down, you aren’t going to make it in the startup world.

MetaPipe Helps Computer Graphics Teams Work Smarter
April 8, 2017

If you’re a visual effects, computer graphics, or animation artist working with a remote team, you might know that it takes days or even months to set up the infrastructure of a team.

Announcing The Batch of Startup Row Companies At PyCon 2017
May 1, 2017

What could be more exciting than startups who use Python and are poised to change industries and help build the future?

Waiting for the Credits to End? Movies Are Naming More Names
May 1, 2017

Some of the credits from the film “Star Trek Into Darkness” (2013). Credit Paramount Pictures It is now a standard feature of the typical Hollywood blockbuster.

Offering Summary

Maximum 100,000 META Tokens (non-voting common stock) ($107,000)

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

Minimum 9,345 META Tokens (non-voting common stock) ($9,999.15)


Company
FullMeta Corporation
 

Corporate Address
1830 N. 1120 W.  Provo, UT 84604
 

Description of Business
Software developer of SaaS tools for making the cloud easy to use.
 

Type of Security Offered
META Token - Shares of non-voting common stock as a Security Token
 
Purchase Price of Security Offered
$1.07 per share
 

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 
$428.00










Perks*

Investment of $428.00 Free Access to Nuke training videos NK101 and NK201 (31 hours of training including project files)

First 42 investors of $2199.00 Group Mentored compositing training with Aaron Estrada. Access to NK101 & NK201 training videos.

*All perks and tokens will be delivered after the campaign is completed. Tokens will be delivered after 1 year transfer restriction has ended and upon availability of the Tokens.


Terms of Tokens


META Tokens

Description: Each META Token represents a share of non-voting stock in FullMeta Corp., with rights and preferences as designated in the articles of incorporation and summarized in the Offering Document.

  • Blockchain: Ethereum (ANTICIPATED)
  • Exchanges: META Tokens are intended to be tradable on StartEngine LDGR, tZero, and any other ATS upon launch of the service.

Material Terms:

  • Voting Rights: Non-Voting
  • Restrictions on Transfer: 1 year
  • Dividends/Distributions: at the discretion of the board
  • Redemption Rights: Limited (see Articles of Incorporation)
  • Other:
    • After the 1 year Reg CF lockup period is over, investors may exchange their uncertificated stock shares for the equivalent number of META Tokens.
    • The transferability of META Tokens is  dependent on the availability of an Alternative Trading System compliant with US federal and state securities laws.
    • The listing of META Token is dependent on the availability of an exchange able to handle Ethereum based Securities Tokens in full compliance with US federal and state securities laws.

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

The Company currently does not have a 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

FullMeta Corp. 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 META Tokens at $1.07 / share, you will receive 40 META Token bonus shares, meaning you'll own 440 META Token shares for $428. 

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 might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments and salary made to one's self, a friend or relative; Travel to and and from trades shows and booths at trade shows for marketing and sales purposes.; Any expense that is for the purposes of inter-company debt or back payments.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$54,251.45 USD
$6,654.68 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$51,878.95 USD
$5,158.48 USD
Accounts Receivable
$943.13 USD
$66.83 USD
Short Term Debt
$20,016.77 USD
$42,231.14 USD
Long Term Debt
$250,000.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$6,580.54 USD
-$5,595.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$300.00 USD
$5,595.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$100.00 USD
$100.00 USD
Net Income
-$180,188.86 USD
-$55,641.63 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.


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