Karmies is a Title III - Regulation Crowdfunding Campaign and is actively accepting investments.
$99.64 minimum investment

Karmies

Custom interactive emojis and stickers

Small OPO
Denver, CO
Mobile
Accepting International Investment
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Karmies makes users, brands, and messaging applications 😃!

It is our goal to make emojis easier to create, add information to, and smartly deliver to your phone for use in personal conversations.


RIDICULOUSLY SMART EMOJIS

Become a Karmies owner 

There is an emoji crisis. 😳


People love using emoji's as is reflected in the 6+ billion emojis sent daily and the 20% month over month increased use in 2016. We believe these numbers present an extraordinary opportunity for brands, celebrities, and everyday people who can capitalize on their use.  


Not surprising, the demand for new emojis has reached an all time high


Every year 1000's of people all over the world sign 100's of petitions for new emojis. Unfortunately the Unicode Consortium (a non-profit  organization that coordinates the development of computer industry standards) severely limits the creation of new emojis. As a result, very rarely are new emojis brought to fruition.


The current method for approving new emojis was not created to keep up with this level of demand.


Karmies is the super solution for the emoji crisis. Karmies technology enables anyone to upload their own custom emoji, attach actionable information to it, and deliver it instantly to be used in personal messaging or to be shared on social media! We can even deliver our actionable emojis based on things like user geolocation, preferences, and keywords. 


For the end-user, Karmies is the convenience and accessibility of connecting content such as locations, maps, pictures, videos and offers to any emoji with one touch. The end user is not only your typical emoji-lover but messaging users who will embrace emojis due to their intelligent functionality. 


For brands, Karmies represents an intuitive solution to driving increased engagement with consumers. Our target customers range from small business owners to large brands who want to make their emoji a part of their customers everyday conversations.


For messaging platforms, Karmies helps deliver an elevated user experience while significantly boosting revenue with brands and insight via advanced user analytics. It allows them to to add new functionality, fresh content, and user insights to their platforms while realizing incremental revenue with each branded emoji shared.

Join us on the journey to make smart emojis accessible to all!

Investment

  • $0.47/share of Class B Common Stock│When you invest you are betting the company’s future value will exceed $5.25M.
  • Minimum Investment of $99.64 (212 shares of common stock) per investor
  • Maximum 227,659 shares of common stock ($106,999.73) 

Karmie's Perks

It can take years to get a custom emoji approved, if it’s approved at all. Not with Karmies. Invest in Karmies and get your very own custom, interactive emoji to share with friends or promote your business! (*see rules/restrictions)


$500 Level Investment Perk

The Personal Emoji - Get your very own emoji published!

Your emoji artwork comes alive. We make it interactive and distribute it across all of our platforms. We link your emoji to:

  1. Customized info page where you can share a message about your emoji for all to see.
  2. Secret Emoji feature which allows users to attach self-destructing messages and images.

Your emoji will be active for a minimum of 3 months.

 

$1,000 Level Investment Perk

The Surprise Emoji - Get your emoji discovered!

Same as above:

  1. Customized info page where you can share a message about your emoji
  2. Secret Emoji feature which allows users to attach self-destructing messages and images.

Plus:

  • Choose up to 3 keywords for people to discover your emoji in auto-suggest.
  • Enhanced info page with links added to a social media or webpage of your choice.

Your emoji will be available for a minimum of 3 months


$2,500 Level Investment Perk

The Professional Emoji

All the benefits of 1K investment:

  1. Customized info page where you can share a message about your emoji
  2. Secret Emoji feature which allows users to attach self-destructing messages and images.
  3. Choose up to 3 keywords for people to discover your emoji in auto-suggest.
  4. Enhanced info page with links added to a social media or webpage of your choice.

 Plus:

  • Links to videos, special offers.
  • Maps/directions/ location page do people can find your business easily.
  • Your emoji will be available for a minimum of 6 months.


$5,000 Level Investment Perk

The Small Business Emoji

All the benefits of 2,500K investment:

  1. Customized info page where you can share a message about your emoji
  2. Secret Emoji feature which allows users to attach self-destructing messages and images.
  3. Choose up to 3 keywords for people to discover your emoji in auto-suggest.
  4. Enhanced info page with links added to a social media or webpage of your choice.
  5. Links to videos, special offers.
  6. Maps/directions/ location page so people can find your business easily.

Plus:

  • We will have artwork designed (up to 2 revisions).
  • Your emoji will be available for a minimum of 1 YEAR.


$10,000 Level Investment Perk

The Professional Marketing + Campaign Package

All the benefits of 5K investment:

  1. Customized info page where you can share a message about your emoji.
  2. Secret Emoji feature which allows users to attach self-destructing messages and images.
  3. Choose up to 3 keywords for people to discover your emoji in auto-suggest.
  4. Enhanced info page with links added to a social media or webpage of your choice.
  5. Links to videos, special offers.
  6. Maps/directions/ location page so people can find your business easily.
  7. We will have artwork designed (up to 2 revisions).
  8. Your emoji will be available for a minimum of 1 YEAR.

Plus:

  • Up to 12 campaign changes (1x per month) – Campaign changes can include premium category placement, premium keywords, change of content/specials, change of features as they are released.


$50,000 Level Investment Perk

The Expert Marketing Campaign Package

All the benefits of 10K investment:

  1. Customized info page where you can share a message about your emoji.
  2. Secret Emoji feature which allows users to attach self-destructing messages and images.
  3. Choose up to 3 keywords for people to discover your emoji in auto-suggest.
  4. Enhanced info page with links added to a social media or webpage of your choice.
  5. Links to videos, special offers.
  6. Maps/directions/ location page so people can find your business easily.
  7. We will have artwork designed (up to 2 revisions)
  8. Your emoji will be available for a minimum of 1 YEAR.
  9. Up to 12 campaign changes (1x per month) – Campaign changes can include premium category placement, premium keywords, change of content/specials, change of features as they are released.

PLUS:

  • Receive your OWN interactive emoji keyboard for use in Apple iMessage with up to 10 custom emoji (up to 2 revisions). Use this to promote several products or brands. We’ll layer them with Karmies technology and attach photos, videos, special offers, and locations.  If you currently have your own iOS mobile app, we will bundle them as one app for you.

*All perks occur after the offering is completed. All emoji/sticker artwork and content attached must meet standards for general public distribution for all ages in iOS/Android app stores as well as Facebook.

What We've Accomplished

Karmies is an intuitive, interactive emoji and sticker platform. Our mission is to build community between engaged users, the brands they love and those they have yet to discover, billions of emojis at a time.


  • We have previously raised $646,833 in convertible notes to develop, build, and launch the platform
  • A 2016 Techstars Accelerated Company
  • As of May of 2017 we reached over one million emoji impressions daily
  • We have 300,000 active users
  • We receive 200,000 clicks per month
  • We are available on both iOS and Android devices
  • Our current publishers are iMessage, Loopy Messenger, Karmiegram, and Facebook Messenger bots and keyboard


Product Features

Custom, Interactive Emojis and Stickers

Geo-Aware Emoji

Geo-Aware Emoji will move to the top of the category as a users enters a selected geofence of the brands location. For example,  a local creamery named Sweet Cow Ice Cream will show up in the 1st position on the emoji keyboard under the food/drink category when person is within 1 mile of a location.

Geo-Aware Categories

Geo-Aware Categories are entire categories of emoji that appear on the keyboard once someone is in the geo-fenced area. For example, a person in Colorado walks into a Sweet Cow Ice Cream location and a new category appears on the keyboard with emojis that have embedded information detailing new menu items, coupons, and special offers.

Keyword Auto – Suggest

Keyword / Auto-Suggest:  We allow emoji to have keywords that make them more discoverable when users are typing.  When you type in 'coffee', for example, several coffee emojis populate. 


This can include preferred brand placement (Ink!) within the autosuggest bar itself; one of the ways Karmies can monetize our product


Similar to all of our emoji, these also are interactive and can connect to maps, directions, videos, secret messages, targeted coupons and offers.

Emoji Auto - Replace

Auto - Replace: See video above. We humans are creatures of habit and as such know that sometimes people forget and to go to their native emoji keyboard (especially on iPhone devices). Most of the time this will result in a flat, non-interactive emoji. Auto-Replace intercepts this native emoji and makes it an interactive Karmie emoji. On platforms that enable our Auto Replace technology, users will find:

1.  normal 'flat' emojis come to life with interactivity like links, maps, etc. <see wine glass example in video>

2. and/or we can intercept the normal emoji artwork and display a surprise emoji with new artwork <see thumbs up example in video>


Branding Behind Generic Emojis  

Branding Behind Generic Emoji: enables a brand to leverage generic emoji that people already use. For example: The coffee cup ☕️ emoji is sent on average 28,000/min in the U.S. By allowing specific coffee merchants to replace the ☕️ icon with their own on the map Karmies can generate incremental revenue and attract smaller brands that may want to dip their toe in the emoji marketing water. 

Secret Emoji Feature

Secret Emoji: Secret Emoji is one of the funeature allows users to attach a self-destructing pic and message behind an emoji.

The Karmies Difference

What makes us different from any other product or service out there? A lot. Karmies technology enables custom, interactive emojis and stickers to be delivered on-demand to millions of smartphone keyboards in seconds. 


Our technology supports both parties:

  • Platforms/Publishers who want access to emoji artwork & features with content
  • People/Brands/Entities that want to distribute emoji artwork with underlying features & content  

Why are we attractive to messaging publishers?

  • increase user time in publisher app - Karmies adds relevant info at your fingertips, less need to search in other apps
  • enhance user experience through added functionality - see below for features
  • keep emoji content fresh and interesting - emojis update as new content becomes available
  • gain a new revenue stream - Karmies charges brands and revenue shares with publisher

Why is Karmies attractive to brands?

  • approval and distribution of branded emoji takes minutes
  • flexibility to change/adjust mid emoji campaign as needed
  • understand customer better with campaign metrics on emoji usage
  • interactive features deliver content behind emoji - Karmies have been called 'textable mobile applications'
  • The feature options behind emojis with Karmies technology are limitless!


The Business of Monetizing Emoji's

We believe Karmies' ability to make emojis and stickers interactive presents an invaluable marketing tool for brands by linking to content such as location, special offers, and promotional videos. We will monetize our product by charging a fee for custom emojis, preferred placement and links to content.


Our Market and Industry

Over 45 billion messages are sent a day in the US, and endless evidence that messaging is eclipsing social networking in terms of the number of monthly active users the jury is in: Messaging is the world’s new media channel.


With over 6 billion emojis and stickers sent a day, it's safe to say that people love visually driven communication. Nearly half of all Instagram posts include an emoji.


A whopping 92% of consumers believe recommendations from friends and family over all forms of advertising, which is why brands recognize that word of mouth marketing is so critical to their success. The branded emojis and stickers sent in messaging between friends is the ultimate word of mouth vehicle to discover a new product.


Emojis and stickers are big business generating over $270 million a year through sticker sales alone.

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1 - Rosenthal, Vivian; Why Emojis and Stickers Are Big Business; (Forbes, Aug. 19, 2016)

FACT: 6 BILLION emoji / stickers are sent everyday via mobile messaging apps!
FACT: 
50% of Instagram comments & emoticons contain emojis (emoji use and demand are at record levels!)


Karmie's has followers and active users

  • 33.5M emoji impressions per month
  • Across 4 platforms: iMessage, Telegram, Facebook Messenger, Twitter
  • With 5 publishers: Loopy, Karmiegram, Facebook, Boulder Startup Week, Sweet Cow

Check Out Karmies

Download Karmiegram, Karmies for iMessage or Facebook Messenger by clicking the links below....

Building Community

For investors who might not be familiar with the opportunity in Cause Marketing/Brands and why these types of companies have an advantage please check out:


Business can inspire, lead, create community, and change the face of this world for generations to come. 


Karmies is one such company. Once profitable, it is our intention to help causes that our communities care about. We will accomplish this by creating value for end users, brands, and messaging platforms. Karmies scale-able platform can be developed to a size that will meaningfully impact people and communities around the globe. This is how we chose the name: Karmies (Karma + Army)


A 'Karmie' is a soldier for good. Every time someone sends a branded emoji part of the profit it generates goes back to a cause.


To get an idea of how this will scale. Over 6 billion emojis sent everyday. Emoji usage in marketing in 2016 increased 20% month over month (and that % is INCREASING). 


Our vision is for every single device to be enabled for interactive emojis and Karmies to be the single largest source for all the content that gets delivered to those devices.

 

That's a lot of good Karmies can do. ❤️ 


In the Press

Karmies Disrupts the Mobile Messaging Market with the Industry’s First Interactive and Custom Emoji Platform
September 1, 2016

Karmies, in partnership with Pinsight Media, announced the launch of the market’s first interactive emoji platform, connecting brands and users in a real-time social environment. It represents the next evolution of mobile content

Little icons, big conversation drivers: The makings of an emoji entrepreneur
November 4, 2016

Megan Haines, CEO of Karmies shares some thoughts on where the emoji industry is going, how brands and users benefit and how she and Karmies came to be.

Local, artificial intelligence firms enter the Sprint Accelerator
February 22, 2016

Techstar announces the winners its Sprint Accelerator program

Offering Summary

Maximum 227,659 shares of common stock ($106,999.73)

Minimum 21,276 shares of common stock ($9,999.72)


Company
Karmies Inc.
 

Corporate Address
973 S. Ogden, Denver, CO 80209
 

Description of Business
Karmies is a mobile content distribution platform that connect brands to mobile users by leveraging the over 6 billion emojis sent everyday. Karmies are special emojis because they are custom, interactive, and delivered right to the smartphone keyboard.
 

Type of Security Offered
Class B Common Stock
 
Purchase Price of Security Offered
$0.47 per share
 

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 
$99.64












KARMIES PERKS:

It can take years to get a custom emoji approved, if it’s approved at all. Not with Karmies. Invest in Karmies and get your very own custom, interactive emoji to share with friends or promote your business! (*see rules/restrictions)

$500 Level Investment Perk

The Personal Emoji - Get your very own emoji published!

Your emoji artwork comes alive. We make it interactive and distribute it across all of our platforms. We link your emoji to:

  1. Customized info page where you can share a message about your emoji for all to see.
  2. Secret Emoji feature which allows users to attach self-destructing messages and images.

Your emoji will be active for a minimum of 3 months.

 

$1,000 Level Investment Perk

The Surprise Emoji - Get your emoji discovered!

Same as above:

  1. Customized info page where you can share a message about your emoji
  2. Secret Emoji feature which allows users to attach self-destructing messages and images.

Plus:

  • Choose up to 3 keywords for people to discover your emoji in auto-suggest.
  • Enhanced info page with links added to a social media or webpage of your choice.

Your emoji will be available for a minimum of 3 months

$2,500 Level Investment Perk

The Professional Emoji

All the benefits of 1K investment:

  1. Customized info page where you can share a message about your emoji
  2. Secret Emoji feature which allows users to attach self-destructing messages and images.
  3. Choose up to 3 keywords for people to discover your emoji in auto-suggest.
  4. Enhanced info page with links added to a social media or webpage of your choice.

 Plus:

  • Links to videos, special offers.
  • Maps/directions/ location page do people can find your business easily.
  • Your emoji will be available for a minimum of 6 months.

$5,000 Level Investment Perk

The Small Business Emoji

All the benefits of 2,500K investment:

  1. Customized info page where you can share a message about your emoji
  2. Secret Emoji feature which allows users to attach self-destructing messages and images.
  3. Choose up to 3 keywords for people to discover your emoji in auto-suggest.
  4. Enhanced info page with links added to a social media or webpage of your choice.
  5. Links to videos, special offers.
  6. Maps/directions/ location page so people can find your business easily.

Plus:

  • We will have artwork designed (up to 2 revisions).
  • Your emoji will be available for a minimum of 1 YEAR.

$10,000 Level Investment Perk

The Professional Marketing + Campaign Package

All the benefits of 5K investment:

  1. Customized info page where you can share a message about your emoji.
  2. Secret Emoji feature which allows users to attach self-destructing messages and images.
  3. Choose up to 3 keywords for people to discover your emoji in auto-suggest.
  4. Enhanced info page with links added to a social media or webpage of your choice.
  5. Links to videos, special offers.
  6. Maps/directions/ location page so people can find your business easily.
  7. We will have artwork designed (up to 2 revisions).
  8. Your emoji will be available for a minimum of 1 YEAR.

Plus:

  • Up to 12 campaign changes (1x per month) – Campaign changes can include premium category placement, premium keywords, change of content/specials, change of features as they are released.

$50,000 Level Investment Perk

The Expert Marketing Campaign Package

All the benefits of 10K investment:

  1. Customized info page where you can share a message about your emoji.
  2. Secret Emoji feature which allows users to attach self-destructing messages and images.
  3. Choose up to 3 keywords for people to discover your emoji in auto-suggest.
  4. Enhanced info page with links added to a social media or webpage of your choice.
  5. Links to videos, special offers.
  6. Maps/directions/ location page so people can find your business easily.
  7. We will have artwork designed (up to 2 revisions)
  8. Your emoji will be available for a minimum of 1 YEAR.
  9. Up to 12 campaign changes (1x per month) – Campaign changes can include premium category placement, premium keywords, change of content/specials, change of features as they are released.

PLUS:

  • Receive your OWN interactive emoji keyboard for use in Apple iMessage with up to 10 custom emoji (up to 2 revisions). Use this to promote several products or brands. We’ll layer them with Karmies technology and attach photos, videos, special offers, and locations.  If you currently have your own iOS mobile app, we will bundle them as one app for you.

*All perks occur after the offering is completed. All emoji/sticker artwork and content attached must meet standards for general public distribution for all ages in iOS/Android app stores as well as Facebook.

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
$137,451.69 USD
$32,502.09 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$132,343.40 USD
$33,040.45 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$3,199.14 USD
-$590.12 USD
Long Term Debt
$555,000.00 USD
$185,000.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$0.00 USD
$102.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$268,839.66 USD
-$143,428.49 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

If you are serious about marketing your business, you need to get serious about Karmies

3 days ago

Peer to peer marketing, otherwise known as word-of-mouth, referral marketing, viral marketing, ambassador marketing and influencer marketing is one of the most effective forms of marketing to date.  It's considered to be one of the most powerful forces in marketing and with good reason. Pretty much everyone relies on the recommendation of a friend to find a handyman, mechanic, great restaurant, the best spa experience, cigar lounge or the most fashionable boutique offering the best deals in town.  They do so because not only do they respect and trust the opinion of a peer, that individual has had a first hand experience which makes their feedback credible.

A lot of businesses struggle with this form of marketing however. How the heck do you get people to talk about you and make recommendations to their peers? You leverage the content they are already using in messaging apps to their friends. You use Karmies. Karmies saw an incredible marketing opportunity with the 6+ billion emojis sent daily. Emojis have commonly been static images to convey an emotion along with message. Now, with Karmies users can select an emoji that fits within the context of their message and that emoji can be linked to actionable information. For the business that is serious about marketing themselves, Karmies is an opportunity to create a branded emoji, choose preferred placement and key word searches and then link the emoji to promotional videos and special offers.

A magazine has 96 pages, a newspaper has 54. There are 24 ads that run on a radio station daily and 15 minutes of TV commercials run during prime time hours.  With 6 billion text messages sent daily, why wouldn't you use a platform that not only gives you an enormous opportunity for exposure but ensures your business is being shared by the people the users know and trust?

Invest in Karmies and take advantage of the perks that will boost your biz. 

For more peer to peer marketing stats, click here


Message from the CEO

8 days ago

The future of Karmies

18 days ago

Thank you to our investors to-date! We are excited you see the opportunity and limitless potential with Karmies technology. 

Karmies custom, interactive emojis put relevant information right at your fingertips. It's peer-to-peer and one-click marketing all in one. Not only are end-users sending and receiving messages from a trusted source (friends, relatives and peers), the emojis they send can be linked to a specific businesses or brands which then link to locations, maps, and promotions. 

Say you are a local restaurant running a 30-day promotion to get more foot traffic. With preferred placement and based on geolocation, your custom emoji populates when someone types in "I need food", for example. The word "food" is linked to the restaurant's emoji. Attached to that emoji is a promotion for one free dessert with the minimum purchase of two entrees. The restaurant benefits by driving new and repeat business to it's location based on the trusted recommendation of the recipient's message. The messaging users benefit by not only by being able to access a location with one click and without leaving their messaging app but, they can also take advantage of the promotion offered.

While we are currently available in iMessage, Facebook Messenger and Karmiegram our goal is to expand well beyond that., into messaging apps such as Kick, WhatsApp, Line, and dating sites such as Tinder and Bumble. By incorporating Karmies technology into multiple messaging apps we give businesses and brands exponential exposure. For the end-users it allows them to link to relevant information without leaving the messaging app. No disruptive pop-up ads and invasive on-line marketing. 




Now through Dec. 1st!

23 days ago

From now through Friday, Dec. 1st anyone who invests a minimum of $100 can sponsor any emoji in the Karmies library. You choose the emoji and we'll link it to one or all of the following:
1) your personal/business name
2) your photo
3) a web or social page of your choice
We'll keep your sponsorship status active for minimum 6 months.
We have special perks for anyone investing $500 and above. Click the investment button above to see investment perks at every level.

Own a piece of Karmies’ future!


This is what your sponsored emoji can look like:


Investors - Please email us at contact@karmies.com and give us your emoji and linked info as defined above. Thank you for investing in Karmies.

Redheads Are Finally Getting The Emoji They Deserve

about 1 month ago

It looks like the Unicode Consortium has listened to the masses and will be rolling out a redheaded emoji in 2018. As a redhead myself, you can probably imagine how exciting this news is. It is. However, Karmies makes custom emojis. Not only can we create emojis with every hair color possible, we can create different cuts, facial hair, with glasses, without - we can even create an emoji to look just like you. Better yet, our emojis link to actionable information such as maps, videos, pictures, promotional offers and more! 


We have 48 days remaining until the close of our campaign. Become part of Karmies and help us make all emojis available to everyone!

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