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$600.00 minimum investment

Metasepia

Personalized Instore Mobile Transactions

Small OPO
Palo Alto, CA
Mobile
Accepting International Investment

Building Individuality and Building Connections

Invest in MetaSepia

In the world of Instagram, Snapchat, and Facebook, users in the marketplace today crave personalization as a means to connection. As the mobile transaction market expands, opportunities are opening up to bring merchants and mobile users together. 

Enter MetaSepia

MetaSepia is allowing consumers to use their favorite images for mobile transactions at retail merchants: personalizing their transactions and forming a connection between business and consumer. Today, in-store mobile transactions are simple, static, and boring. Ugly and utilitarian barcodes allow for no customer reflection, and lead to little customer interaction. 

We’re building something new.


MetaSepia allows customers to use personalized images in place of industrial QR codes, thereby engaging them with their purchase. We believe this personalization leads to interactions with employees that lead to repeat customers. Pioneered by companies like Google and Amazon, personalization can increase both customer engagement, and build loyalty. Metasepia is currently in development, and pre-prototype. 


Personalization can “reduce acquisition costs by as much as 50%, lift revenues by 5-15% and increase efficiency of marketing spend by 10-30%.”

McKinsey


Personalization is the future, and MetaSepia is here to serve it. We’re building a community. Join us.

Enabling consumers to use their favorite images for in-store transactions. Creating a more social and engaging customer experience.

The Offering


Investment: Common Stock deliverable as tokens ("Sepia Coins")


$1/share of Common Stock deliverable as "Sepia Coins"│When you invest you are betting the company’s future equity value will exceed $17M.


Early Bird Discount

Investors who invest on or before October 31, 2018 will receive a 10% early bird discount on the price per share ($0.90).


Perks


Discount coupon for 30% off the purchase price of future company products and services, up to an aggregate of $1.00 times the number of SepiaCoins purchased, exclusive of any offering discount in this offering.  For purposes of clarity, if an investor purchases 1,000 SepiaCoins, such investor shall receive a 30% discount on its purchase of up to $1,000 in our products and services.


Free secure mobile vault utility application, if and when developed and release.  


Free Blockchain account and image valet services for each investor, if and when developed and released.


*All perks and 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.

Sepia Coins


Description: The "Sepia Coins", will represent a single share of common stock of the company, with rights and preferences as designated in the articles of incorporation and summarized in the Offering Document.  Sepia Coins will be ERC-20 compliant.


How It Works

  • Upload your personal photo to the Prizm app, on your phone or PC
  • Select a small dropdown image from an extensive library of small/tiny images
  • Define the colors of the small spot(s), twinkle affects, brightness, and more
  • Save the image to your blockchain account, then define which merchants or friend accounts can view these images for a mobile-to-mobile fintech transaction
  • Visible, and invisible, data is transmitted during the scanning transaction process

Images are a mock-up of product, not final product.

People Crave Personal Connections – MetaSepia Is Here to Provide Them

We believe mobile transactions are growing. We’re replacing the outdated, boring, black and white, QR barcodes with vibrant user-personalized visual transaction codes that encourage a moment of emotional sharing between the merchant and the customer, and between peers. The mobile payment transaction volume could rise from $25 billion in 2016 to nearly $275 billion by 2021 – that’s an average annual growth rate of 62 percent!


In today’s ‘Instagram era’ of continuous image sharing, pictures tend to provide users an emotional connection in an increasingly impersonal world. By using fintech optical transaction tokens, MetaSepia aims to create an ‘emotional marketing moment’ in an otherwise ‘drab’ financial transaction process; in other words, to make the transaction process more engaging and personalized. 

Unlike impersonal black and white bar codes, these vibrant, visual transaction codes can be important marketing tools, as they cater exactly to the requirements of today’s consumers. We’re filling the void for those searching for personalization and experiences in every social transaction possible. As clients personalize, merchants can win. Customer loyalty programs would be enhanced with this merchant/customer moment of sharing.

MetaSepia’s Solution

We’re creating a differentiating solution that encourages customer loyalty via a valued and personalized transaction experience. We’re also changing the way mobile transactions are done, backed by experience, technology, and more. We’ve got 3 issued utility patents, basic experimental and non-MVP demonstration technology, an amazing management team with extraordinary expertise, a novel blockchain security system, a lean development team model, and a novel concept of private visual transaction Token portability.

We’re Breaking The Mold

Until MetaSepia, We Believe Mobile Transactions

  • Did not use mobile AR extensively (such as in dynamic transaction logos) 
  • Didn’t use color coding
  • Had a lower data payload – needing a larger image area
  • Required full-screens, oversized barcodes. Our several dynamic serialized color pixels are up to 95% reduction in code space requirements
  • Didn’t allow for personalization on more than a small area – such as the SnapChat ghost window slice, or the broadbrush strokes of Visualead
  • Were not owned by the individual user 
  • Were not based on user-preferred personalized images 
  • Were not highly-securitized and portable to participating partnerships or within participating partners 

The Future Of Retail

In a world where mobile “Augmented Reality (AR) is dynamic and exciting, we think the old-word static, scannable, QR tokens are falling short. Mobile AR is rapidly advancing for mobile devices by Apple, Samsung, Google, and research indicates that technology leads to better brand engagement. 

“The rapid adoption of mobile technology is redefining the face of retail and creating new opportunities to bring consumers and merchants closer together….PayPal is uniquely positioned to solve issues that others cannot, particularly as consumers and merchants increasingly connect over mobile and social media.”


Bill Ready

COO, PayPal



"Growth in mobile payment volumes in the U.S.

market alone will triple between 2016 to and 2021."


Forrester Research

A “key driver of growth is non-cash transactions.


AmEx

"More than 1/3 of smartphone users are expected to use mobile phones to make POS payments in 2018."


E-Marketer

Revenue Model

Individual Users

Contests/rewards/coupons/discounts from participating merchants, plus driving mobile-merchant trends from the streets of Istanbul to the expanses of Walmart.

Merchants

Loyalty and branding opportunity for customer loyalty and retention programs via a shared emotional moment.

MetaSepia

Merchant Fees for Image Management

TSP server enterprise license

SMBs Token Service Provider (TSP) functions on subscription basis

Market Opportunity

MetaSepia Has The Team It Takes To Revolutionize AR Mobile Transactions

The active founding team members and advisors are pioneers in the mobile device security, cryptography, and NFC transactions field. Individually, they have founded cryptography and mobile payments companies that have raised over $130M, sold nearly 1,000,000 NFC POS merchant transaction terminals and pioneered the mobile wallet NFC applications that now include ApplePay and GooglePay.

 

The partners are pioneers and inventors in the fields of mobile security, cryptography, mobile fintech payments, mobile provisioning, merchant POS terminals. This Team’s members are pooling their resources, competencies, research, and their Optical to Optical specific patent portfolio to move MetaSepia out of the research phase and into the development phase, something each partner has done with prior companies they have founded.

Be A Part of The MetaSepia Revolution

When you invest in MetaSepia you’re investing in personal connections - and you’ll be one of ours.

 

We encourage our investors and share-holders to assist in beta-testing and be advocates for our product, increasing our visibility to large verticals.  We intend to utilize our investor base both for product feedback as well as for negotiating a beta test or partnership, with, for example, a company such as Starbucks or Chase. We believe companies are highly motivated by early adopters that vote with their investment and are willing to participate in beta programs, even drawing in family members and friends. So, for example, backing by 1,000 potential users and one of their friends/family is highly motivating and brings value to your investment.


While the majority of our investors will be private capital, we need smaller investors willing to play a role in rapidly testing our technology and participating in partner testing.

We’re excited about the future as we look toward licensing our technology to large verticals internationally. We hope you’ll join us in building the MetaSepia community!

Offering Summary

Maximum 1,070,000* shares of Common Stock deliverable as "Sepia Coins" ($1,070,000)

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

Minimum 10,000 shares of Common Stock deliverable as "Sepia Coins" ($10,000)


Company
MetaSepia, Inc.
 

Corporate Address
2225 East Bayshore Road, suite 200, Palo Alto, CA 94303-0322
 

Description of Business
Personal image management platform - allowing consumers to use their favorite images and photos for secure mobile in-store transactions
 

Type of Security Offered
Common Stock, distributed in token form as "SepiaCoins." (the "Share", or "Securities")
 
Purchase Price of Security Offered
$1.00
 

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 
$600.00












Early Bird Discount

Investors who invest on or before October 31, 2018 will receive a 10% early bird discount on the price per share ($0.90).


Perks

Discount coupon for 30% off the purchase price of future potential company products and services, up to an aggregate of $1.00 times the number of SepiaCoins purchased, exclusive of any offering discount in this offering.  For purposes of clarity, if an investor purchases 1,000 SepiaCoins, such investor shall receive a 30% discount on their purchase of up to $1,000 of our future products and services.

Free secure mobile vault utility application, if and when developed and release.  

Free Blockchain account and image valet services for each investor, if and when developed and released.

*All perks and tokens will be delivered after the campaign is completed, and upon availability of the Tokens.


Terms of Token


Sepia Coins

Description: The electronic tokenized share, "SepiaCoin", will represent a single share of common stock of the company, with rights and preferences as designated in the articles of incorporation and summarized in the Offering Document.

  • Blockchain: ERC-20 compliant 
  • Exchanges:  Subject to statutory holding periods, the Company intends to seek listing on licensed token exchanges, when launched

Material Terms:

  • Voting Rights: 1 vote per SepiaCoin, and the SepiaCoins will be subject to a voting proxy granted to the CEO or successor.
  • Restrictions on Transfer: 1 year from closing of this Offering; Notification to Company; Transfer must be conducted in compliance with securities laws.
  • Dividends/Distributions:  Dividends/distributions are pro rata among all token holders if and when declared by the Board.  The tokens do not have a right to dividends or distributions. 
  • Redemption Rights: None
  • Other: None. 

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 by others.  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

Metasepia 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 common stock at $1 / share, you will receive 10 common stock bonus shares, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $100.   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; Any expense labeled "Administration Expenses" that is not strictly for administrative purposes; Any expense labeled "Travel and Entertainment".

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$114.00 USD
$159.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$114.00 USD
$159.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$7,593.00 USD
$28,837.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$7,593.00 USD
-$28,837.00 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

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 Metasepia offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Extending 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.

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