M.C. Squares

Set your ideas free with M.C. Squares

M.C. Squares

Set your ideas free with M.C. Squares

DENVER, CO
Consumer Products
Design
M.C. Squares manufactures and sells ingenious home and office products that 
inspire people to bring their creative ideas into the real world and do it with style.

$226,930

raised
$1,046,080
previously crowdfunded
521
Investors
$16.9M
Valuation
$1.42
Price per Share
$100.82
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$4.34M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$226,930

raised
$1,046,080
previously crowdfunded
521
Investors
$16.9M
Valuation
$1.42
Price per Share
$100.82
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$4.34M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into M.C. Squares:

$100+
Investment
StartEngine Owner’s Bonus
This offering is eligible for the StartEngine Owner’s 10% Bonus program. For details on this program, please see the Offering Summary section below.
$250+
Investment
First Tier
$250+ (10% discount on all regular priced mcSquares products purchased from mcSquares.com for the next 6 months)
$500+
Investment
Second Tier
$500+ (15% discount on all regular priced mcSquares products purchased from mcSquares.com for 1 year)
$2,500+
Investment
Third Tier
$2,500+ (20% discount on all regular priced mcSquares products purchased from mcSquares.com until a change of control)

Reasons to Invest

Strong leadership team with a track record of success
Defining a new category of products in a $250B market
Intellectual property protection with 14 patents and 5 trademarks

We’re creating a dry-erase renaissance (we call it a “Dry-erasaissance”)


The places where we learn, work, and create are undeniably changing. M.C. Squares has reimagined productivity tools to better fit into today’s dynamic life. Simple, beautiful, and fun products to improve the way people think, express, organize, and communicate. 

  • Reusable Dry-Erase Sticky Notes
  • Smudge-Free Erasable Markers
  • Desktop Whiteboard Surfaces
  • Nesting Organizational Dry-Erase Tiles

The Opportunity


Not everything has to be hard


For the last few years, we have been hard at work developing radically simple products that are exciting to use: reusable dry-erase sticky notes (Stickies), smudge-free markers for dry-erase surfaces (Tackies), and desktop whiteboards (Surfaces), to name a few. All our product families combine to make an entire product ecosystem.


Curing cancer, rocket science, and the tough stuff, like organizing a home.

We get it. We aren’t solving the world’s toughest problems… But our customers are! Serious problem-solving requires innovative, distraction-free ‘thinking’ tools. And we deliver.

Our traction


Revenue? I hope you’re not afraid of heights...


*SourceSource


Making an Impact


As quickly as we’re growing, we’re mindful of our opportunities for responsible action. We are just at the beginning here, but to start:



Media Coverage Matters. Ours is superb.


We’ve clearly got the attention of media, experts and influencers. They’re featuring us in stories about business, organization, home decor, design and creativity.





What we do


We make simple to understand products, but that does not mean we are a simple company. We have spent years building unique material formulations, advanced manufacturing techniques, and sophisticated customer acquisition processes. All of these elements combine together to create what we think is a truly special company poised for greatness.



Building Intellectual Property

We’ve filed 14 patents with 7 issued so far. We have published 5 trademarks and have world-wide exclusivity on the material that sets many of our products apart, “Bubble Bond”. As our “Dry-erasaissance” (you’ll be saying it soon enough) takes off, more ingenious products will follow. 





The business Model


Our foundation is customers Like You


(And... to be honest... bigger ones, too.)


We chose to launch products in a unique market, one that has incredible customer diversity. Many of our customers are everyday consumers but we also have multinational corporations and institutions placing bulk orders of our products for their employees, facilitators, and students. We don’t want to brag (yes, we do), but here are just a few:



Made By Our Team, Right Here


We make most of our own products in the USA. 


Self-manufacturing gives us some pretty special advantages:


First, we have great gross margins. That means it costs us very little to make our products compared to what we can sell them for. In fact, we make our products faster, better and more economically than most overseas office supply manufacturers. “How?” Because we don’t have tariffs to pay, shipping costs to incur, large inventory quantities to store, or long lead times to manage.


Second, making our own products also means we can launch product experiments within weeks, and for hundreds of dollars. Compare that to companies that spend months and tens-of-thousands to try out a new product line. Essentially we are “whiteboarding” our ideas by doing short-runs and testing our products in the real world. No focus groups, no costly market analysis.


Our formula for success is simple: Launch. Listen. Scale.



Our Leadership



Why whiteboarding? Our founder has a track record of starting, scaling and selling 4 successful companies. Two were to public companies. He’s won dozens of awards for design, technology, and business innovation. 


After his last exit, Anthony had a unique challenge -- create a company OUTSIDE the tech sector. Looking beyond the screen was the inspiration he needed:

      

               The best ideas start with the mark of a hand 

               - usually on a whiteboard.


Truth: Anthony is kind of a whiteboard nerd (Okay, he’s a GIANT whiteboard nerd). So when he enthusiastically pitched his products on Shark Tank, Kevin O’Leary lept at the opportunity.


Anthony’s super-power: finding & attracting great talent


Why Invest


Thousands of investors have already placed their bets on us because we’ve got the goods:


  • a team with a strong entrepreneurial track record
  • a company with great sales growth and media traction
  • patents, trademarks, and competitive advantages
  • amazing products, made ourselves, sold direct to consumers, at scale


We will put your investment to work with new leadership hires, expanded manufacturing capabilities and the roll-out of expertly calibrated marketing efforts. Your benefits start immediately - early access to new products, investor discounts and the experience of helping a company grow.


You made it this far, just one more step - choose the investment tier on the right that aligns with your risk/reward appetite and let’s do this... together.

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Offering Summary


Company

:

Comsero, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

2150 Market Street, DENVER, CO 80205

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.64

Offering Maximum

:

$4,344,972.80

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$100.82











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

7,042

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

3,059,840

Price per Share

:

$1.42

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$16,901,033.12











Voting Rights of Securities Sold in this Offering

Voting Proxy. Each Subscriber shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Subscriber’s true and lawful proxy and attorney, with the power to act alone and with full power of substitution, to, consistent with this instrument and on behalf of the Subscriber, (i) vote all Securities, (ii) give and receive notices and communications, (iii) execute any instrument or document that the CEO determines is necessary or appropriate in the exercise of its authority under this instrument, and (iv) take all actions necessary or appropriate in the judgment of the CEO for the accomplishment of the foregoing. The proxy and power granted by the Subscriber pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Subscriber is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Subscriber and, so long as the Subscriber is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Subscriber or any other entity holding the Securities. However, the Proxy will terminate upon the closing of a firm-commitment underwritten public offering pursuant to an effective registration statement under the Securities Act of 1933 covering the offer and sale of Common Stock or the effectiveness of a registration statement under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 covering the Common Stock.

*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Early Bird

First 48 hours - VIP Early Birds | 10% bonus shares

Volume

$250+ (10% discount on all regular priced mcSquares products purchased from mcSquares.com for the next 6 months)

$500+ (15% discount on all regular priced mcSquares products purchased from mcSquares.com for 1 year)

$2,500+ (20% discount on all regular priced mcSquares products purchased from mcSquares.com until a change of control)

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Comsero, Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Common Stock at $1.42/ share, you will receive 110 shares of Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $142. 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 during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

We will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$1,494,810.00 USD
$688,938.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$523,751.00 USD
$123,227.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$27,239.00 USD
$17,333.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$400,205.00 USD
$250,730.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$1,369,278.00 USD
$602,878.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$2,577,037.00 USD
$610,697.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$637,684.00 USD
$129,499.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$1,408,347.00 USD
-$732,738.00 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

2020 Audit Confirms 400% Year-Over-Year Growth, Points to Strong 2021

4 days ago

M.C. Squares submitted its 2020 financial audit to StartEngine this week, and the numbers are great! Sales grew 400% in 2020 and the trajectory continues in 2021. 

This detailed financial analysis is required by the SEC, and stipulates that all un-confirmed investors reconfirm their contribution to this round. 

Take a moment to reconfirm your investment in M.C. Squares today!

Notice of Material Change in Offering

5 days ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the M.C. Squares offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


MC Squares has added 2020 financials


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Add Fastly and the University of Houston to the List of M.C. Squares Fans!

5 days ago

The good news just keeps coming! We are very excited to announce that we have recently been chosen by two different organizations – Fastly and the University of Houston – to outfit their new innovation centers with M.C. Squares products.

With their powerful edge cloud platform, Fastly provides developers with the tools they need to build websites and apps optimized for speed, security, and scale. The University of Houston is a tier-one research institution with more than 47,000 students and 2,600 faculty members.

Both are adapting their traditional meeting spaces for more flexible use to accommodate evolving at-work and at-home arrangements. And both have recognized that M.C. Squares will be a great partner in those efforts, offering an adaptable set of tools that help unlock creativity and productivity!

Join M.C. Squares for a one-of-a-kind conversation on Facebook Live!

10 days ago

As you know, M.C. Squares has a lot of competitive advantages:

  • a founder with a strong entrepreneurial track record
  • great media coverage
  • patents, trademarks, and competitive advantages
  • amazing products sold direct to our wonderful customers like you, as well as companies like Google, Microsoft, Lego and many more

And now you can learn more and hang out with M.C. Squares on Facebook Live! Join this unique event to virtually hang out with us (and what could be better?), ask us questions, and tell us about yourself.

Join M.C. Squares for a one-of-a-kind conversation on Facebook Live!

When: Wednesday, May 5, at 8pm Eastern / 5pm Pacific

Where: Facebook! Click here to join our event.

Who: Founder and CEO Anthony Franco, Vice President of Marketing Kristen Bangs, and Public Relations Director Amanda Rubino

What: We will be talking about our slate of engaging products, our plunge into domestic manufacturing, our Shark Tank experience, and our big plans for the future! We look forward to hearing from you – what are your questions? What is your perspective?

M.C. Squares Takes on the World – Starting with the UK

13 days ago

We're open for business in the UK! In the first step of our global expansion, M.C. Squares products are now available on Amazon UK. Our full product line is en route to Amazon warehouses across the EU.

Soon, all over the UK, people will have the opportunity to super-charge their productivity and organization skills with fresh, fun products like these:

  • Tackie Markers: colorful and smudge-free
  • Stickies Reusable Sticky Notes: available in assorted colors and in fun shapes, too
  • Whiteboard Mini Tiles with Color Bands: magnetic and attractive (get it?)
  • Stickies Week & Meal Planner: keep the whole household up to date on the important stuff!
  • and so many more!

M.C. Squares Now Featured on the Angels & Entrepreneurs Network!

20 days ago

We are thrilled to announce that M.C. Squares is now featured as part of Neil Patel’s Private Deal Flow, hosted by the Angels & Entrepreneurs Network. Neil’s members-only recommendations highlight the hottest startups with the greatest growth potential for investors.

This glowing recommendation highlights our meteoric revenue growth, our 84% profit margin in 2020, our domestic manufacturing, and our IP portfolio that includes 14 patents, 5 trademarks, and material exclusivity.

Private Deal Flow also notes that, with the support of Shark Tank’s Kevin O’Leary and as an Amazon Global Partner in 2021, M.C. Squares is positioned for continued growth in the future!

CEO Anthony Franco Interviewed on Kitco News!

26 days ago

Kitco News recently conducted an in-depth interview with M.C. Squares CEO and founder Anthony Franco, covering a number of topics from the M.C. Squares origin story, to the Shark Tank experience, to domestic manufacturing.

Anthony explains the revelation he had as a tech entrepreneur conducting brainstorming sessions: handing out mini dry erase boards and markers to participants turned out to be the best way to get everyone involved and thinking creatively. Ideas and problem-solving strategies poured forth, and a lightbulb went off for Anthony.

Anthony also discusses the intensity of the Shark Tank due diligence process and, for companies like M.C. Squares that are among the .08% of applicants who actually close a Shark Tank deal, the outstanding benefit of having Kevin O’Leary and his team in your corner.

Anthony also explores the ways that advanced manufacturing techniques in the United States have paved the way for companies like M.C. Squares to make products domestically. Our production costs are lower (by 30%!), our development time is faster, and our carbon footprint is lower because we manufacture nearly all of our products in the U.S.

Check out this great interview on YouTube!

Rave reviews keep coming!

about 1 month ago

USA Today puts M.C. Squares Stickies reusable sticky notes at the top of their list of must-haves for your home office. "Thankfully, brands like mcSquares exist."

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/reviewed/2021/03/26/15-desk-accessories-make-working-home-easier/7016430002/

Kevin O’Leary and M.C. Squares in the press

about 1 month ago

Kevin O'Leary is leaning in on M.C. Squares' Reg CF raise, speaking to TheStreet and Forbes about why investing in M.C. Squares makes sense.

On March 15, Kevin O’Leary spoke with Katherine Ross on TheStreet to break down the new Reg CF Rules and why M.C. Squares, his Shark Tank investment, was first to the table under the new rules. “It’s a product everyone can understand” he explains. See the segment here:
https://www.thestreet.com/video/kevin-oleary-on-importance-of-equity-crowdfunding


On March 17, he speaks to Forbes in a detailed explanation of new Reg CF rules. Dan Runkevicius begins: “If you had to cram all of the world’s investment advice into a single rule of thumb, it would be this: diversify the hell out of your portfolio.” Kevin follows: “[M.C. Squares] is a very compelling argument. Everyone gets it. Their holders get it and so will potential shareholders.” https://www.forbes.com/sites/danrunkevicius/2021/03/17/kevin-oleary-every-investor-should-diversify-into-startups/?sh=77eea4d77703



Notice of Material Change in Offering

about 2 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the M.C. Squares offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


M.C. Squares has increased their maximum funding goal.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

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