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mcSquares

Tech is hijacking your brain - set your ideas free with M•C Squares

mcSquares

Tech is hijacking your brain - set your ideas free with M•C Squares

DENVER, CO
Manufacturing
Consumer Products
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.

$676,717

raised
1,262
Investors
$13M
Valuation
$1.19
Price per Share
$119.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$709K
Offering Max
0
Days Left

$676,717

raised
1,262
Investors
$13M
Valuation
$1.19
Price per Share
$119.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$709K
Offering Max
0
Days Left
This offering ended on November 19, 2020 and is no longer accepting investments.

Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into mcSquares:

$119+
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 Volume Tier
$250+ (10% discount on all regular priced mcSquares products purchased from mcSquares.com for the next 6 months)
$500+
Investment
Second Volume Tier
$500+ (15% discount on all regular priced mcSquares products purchased from mcSquares.com for 1 year)
$2,500+
Investment
Third Volume Tier
$2,500+ (20% discount on all regular priced mcSquares products purchased from mcSquares.com until a change of control)

Reasons to Invest

Traction - 1,500 investors have already becomes shareholders
Impact - 1.5 Billion sticky notes saved from landfills
Growth - 1,300% revenue increase since 2018

We’re wrecking boring. Our Bad.

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 your dynamic life. Simple, beautiful, and fun products to improve the way you think, express, organize, and communicate. 

  • Reusable Dry-Erase Sticky Notes

  • Smudge-Free Erasable Markers

  • Desktop Whiteboard Surfaces

  • Nesting Organizational Dry-Erase Tiles

Technology is hijacking your brain!

People are just now discovering that those knuckled things at the ends of their wrists can do more than just scroll and type. They are craving simple products that make it easy for them to get their next genius idea out of their head and into the outside world.


Not everything has to be hard

For the last few years, we’ve been 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.

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

“Sales are skyrocketing, so buckle up!” 


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.

Capitalizing on an emerging market (one we are creating)

As work and home blends, office supplies and home decor are overlapping. We call the opportunity  at the intersection of these massive markets “whiteboarding” - and M•C Squares  is quickly becoming the category king. 

Online Shelf Space. Yes It’s a Thing.

With over 40 products (and growing) and thousands of 5 star reviews, we rule the search results in the category we are creating. Customers find us at the top of their search and see a brand they can trust. And we can cross-sell and upsell with our related products. 

Imagine yourself in the cereal aisle... Cheerios, Lucky Charms, Wheaties, and Fiber One are all made by one company in the same place, but they own a big chunk of the shelf space in your grocery store. 


We have that same presence and coverage online. But instead of grains and sugars in colorful boxes, we offer stylish products for your home & office. If we played the cereal analogy all the way through, we’d also be making the milk, bowls, and spoons. 

Paranoid about staying ahead (way, way ahead)

That’s why we are always innovating.


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. 

Made By Our Team, Right Here

We make most of our own products in the USA. We make most of our own products in the USA.
(Not a typo. It’s pretty damn important and worth repeating.)


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. And, we cut down on our carbon footprint by manufacturing close to home while paying our employees a whole lot more. “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 foundation is customers Like You (And... to be honest... bigger ones, too.)

We get it. You want easy-to-use tools to help you stay organized, communicate effectively, and ultimately conquer the chaos in your hectic life.


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:

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.

Working with top designers, he concepted the new office staples: evolved whiteboards that go everywhere, smudge-proof dry-erase markers and reusable sticky notes that can last a lifetime.


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

You’re still here… doesn’t that mean something?

You could continue to ride the market roller coaster, play landlord, or earn .05% interest from your savings account… but we’re trying to wreck boring, remember? Instead, diversify and become an angel investor in a growing start-up that creates products for everyday consumers like you? 


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

  • a founder 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


What does it mean to be an Angel Investor?

The JOBS Act makes it possible for almost anyone to become an ‘Angel Investor’ in early companies like M•C Squares. Before these regulations were signed into law by President Obama, only accredited investors were allowed to make these types of investments.


Being an Angel Investor means you are an early shareholder in the company. You’re speculating that the value of the company will continue to grow and that there will be an ‘exit’, like a sale of the company to another one, an acquisition, or an IPO. Once an exit happens, you receive your share of the proceeds. You’re betting that the founder and leadership will build a strong business and grow your investment. That’s something we know quite a bit about. 


With us, you’ll also get the added benefits of early access to limited edition products, exclusive discounts, investor emails, private live video updates with our founder, and a front-row seat to  the American dream.



ACT NOW! DON’T DELAY! OPERATORS STANDING BY!

( We’re kidding, no pressure... we’d just love for you to join us! )


Start investing with as little as $100 and become a part of our investor family. 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.


The timing is right. Right now. We are making a positive impact, and you’ll be getting in early on the creation of a new category - reinventing whiteboarding with superior products. 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.

In the Press

Product Worth Talking About

Search Avatar image 0:04 / 37:54 The Whiteboard Reimagined With Anthony Franco of McSquares

ProCo 360

Being An Entrepreneur Requires Scar Tissue

Business Den

Whiteboard startup featured on ‘Shark Tank’ takes 25K square feet in Thornton

The Denver Post

Colorado startup founder looking forward to “prime” air time on ABC’s “Shark Tank”

TechCrunch

Fly Or Die: MC Squares

Offering Summary


Company

:

Comsero, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

2150 Market Street, DENVER, CO 80205

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.57

Offering Maximum

:

$709,242.38

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$119.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

8,403

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

596,002

Price per Share

:

$1.19

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$12,994,366.84











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

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.

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 $1.30/ share, you will receive 110 shares of Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $130. 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

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
$688,938.00 USD
$307,207.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$123,227.00 USD
$5,611.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$17,333.00 USD
$30,713.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$250,730.00 USD
$176,673.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$352,148.00 USD
$144,189.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$610,697.00 USD
$184,761.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$129,499.00 USD
$113,412.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$732,738.00 USD
-$672,009.00 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

New Campaign End Date is 11/18/2020!

4 months ago

We have been blown away by the positive response to our equity crowdfunding campaign! Due to the momentum, we have moved our end date up to Monday 11/18/2020 so that we can put your hard-earned investments into action as soon as possible.


This means that investors who have not been part of prior closings will have up until  11/16/2020 to cancel their investment and we will continue to accept investment commitments at this time.

We had a great run during our campaign, including our products airing on Good Morning America in October and again airing on the local ABC affiliate this month.

For the next 2 months, we are hyper-focused on the holiday rush -  mcSquares is getting ready to do some very exciting things in January - I'm looking forward to sending all of our investors more detailed updates very soon!

Notice of Material Change in Offering

4 months ago

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

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


mcSquares extended their campaign by 60 days.


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.

Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, mcSquares has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in mcSquares be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Great coverage on mcSquares Stickies from the Daily Beast!

5 months ago

These Dry-Erase, Reusable Sticky Notes Changed My Habits for the Better

A STICKY SITUATION

Jillian Lucas

Commerce Editorial Manager

Photo Illustration by Scouted/The Daily Beast/Amazon

There comes a time when we all feel a little bit stupid. It’s humbling, really. For months, I was searching for something to help me keep track of small things (notes, memos, schedules) that would work with my makeshift desk at home. I wanted a whiteboard, but I had no room, because my desk is truthfully just a console table with a laptop. I had no idea, until I did research for a post all about white boards, that dry-erase sticky notes were a thing. mcSquares sent me some to try out and now, I don’t think I can go back to regular, boring Post-Its.

The worst part of Post-It notes is their single-use nature. Their entire purpose is to be temporary. But what has always irked me is the tossing out note of after note is such a waste of paper. These reusable sticky notes stay stuck without the use of glue. In fact, they feel almost like magnets, but without actually being magnetic.. You can easily jot notes down, move them around, and erase things that are no longer relevant with a wet paper towel, and a wet paper towel, only. This is what I especially love about them: if i happen to bump, scuff, or edge up against one, my all-important notes won’t get erased by accident. Having these around is like having an arsenal of mini whiteboards that can go practically anywhere.

The stickiness does seem to have its limitations, but I’ve had a note on my desk for about a week now and it and nor the lettering on it have not gone anywhere. Warning to those around me, I plan on sticking these everywhere.



Full Article:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/reusable-post-it-notes-review

mcSquares is growing, setting one milestone after another.

5 months ago

We just received some great local coverage for our new 'momentum announcement'

https://www.bizjournals.com/denver/inno/stories/news/2020/09/23/denver-startup-mcsquares-changes-shark-tank-deal.html


Here's an excerpt of our blog post on our progress this year:


We are both proud of what we've accomplished and humbled by everything we've been through these past several months. We wanted to share some of our good news with you. Click on the links below to find additional details about each of these milestones.

→ We saved a billion sticky notes!
→ We closed our largest education deal to date.
→ We expanded to a new operations center and created more local jobs.


Read the full blog post here: 

https://www.mcsquares.com/blogs/blog/mcsquares-is-growing-incredibly-fast-setting-one-milestone-after-another-1

Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, mcSquares has exceeded its minimum funding goal. When a company reaches its minimum on StartEngine, it's about to begin withdrawing funds. If you invested in mcSquares be on the lookout for an email that describes more about the disbursement process.


This campaign will continue to accept investments until its indicated closing date.


Thanks for funding the future.

-StartEngine

Kevin O'Leary and Anthony Franco

7 months ago

Kevin O'Leary, Anthony Franco, Jeff Bishop, and the host of The Boardroom, Chris Graebe 

Talking about what it's like being on Shark Tank, what it takes to
make it as an entrepreneur, and about our company, mcSquares.

SABR Due Diligence Interview of mcSquares

7 months ago

I had the pleasure of speaking with Helen Ruan of SABR. Helen is a former investor and has conducted some deep due diligence on mcSquares. 



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