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INVEST IN COMO AUDIO, INC TODAY!

Hellbent on building high-quality music systems on Main Street USA 🇺🇸

Como Audio is a consumer electronics company that makes sophisticated music systems that do not require a connection to a cellphone or other device. It was founded by serial entrepreneur and Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame Member, Tom DeVesto, a visionary in the industry for decades, and never one to shy away from going against the grain. With this raise, Como Audio looks to bring manufacturing jobs back to the USA.

This Reg CF offering is made available through StartEngine Capital, LLC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.
Como Audio, Inc

$244,721.25 Raised

REASONS TO INVEST

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Tom DeVesto, Creator and Founder of Como Audio, has led some of the most recognizable brands in the consumer electronics business. From Kloss Video, and Cambridge SoundWorks to Tivoli Audio, Tom has been on the leading edge of innovation, design and production. Over his 40+ year career, he has successfully sold or brought companies public on the NASDAQ, established US manufacturing all while producing high-quality, high-value and highly acclaimed products.

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The United States is overly dependent on foreign manufacturing and in deep need of high-paying jobs

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The smart speaker market is thriving — with 53M US adults owning at least one smart speaker

ABOUT

HEADQUARTERS

21 Drydock Avenue
Boston, MA 02210
VALUATION

$10.89M

Como Audio is a consumer electronics company that makes sophisticated music systems that do not require a connection to a cellphone or other device. It was founded by serial entrepreneur and Consumer Electronics Hall of Fame Member, Tom DeVesto, a visionary in the industry for decades, and never one to shy away from going against the grain. With this raise, Como Audio looks to bring manufacturing jobs back to the USA.

TEAM

Thomas DeVesto
Thomas DeVesto
Como Audio Founder/Designer/CEO

Audio Hall of Fame Designer. Founder/CEO of Cambridge Soundworks and Tivoli Audio (both acq.).

Michael Cronin

Michael Cronin

Director / Consultant

Michael is a Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Weston Presidio Partners.

Michael is currently on the Board of Directors of DISYS, capital Group, Xenon Arc, and dataCon in addition to Como Audio, Inc. He is Chairman of Harvard Student Agencies, a Director of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Treasurer of the Harvard Club of Boston and a Trustee of Loeb Classical Library.

Michael consults for the company approximately one hour a week. 

Bob Brown

Bob Brown

Director / Consultant

Experienced Founder & Exec skilled in Financial Management, Restructuring, Market Dev. (contractor). Bob consults for the company approximately one hour a week. 

Peter Skiera

Peter Skiera

General Manager

20+ years in audio including Cambridge SoundWorks, B&W/Rotel, and formerly a Senior PM at Tivoli Audio. Current General Manager of the office and staff at Como Audio, Inc.

Duncan Pool

Duncan Pool

International Marketing Consultant

14+ years experience in audio business. Formerly in same role at Tivoli Audio. (contractor). Duncan currently runs Cabin7even and works approximately 20 hours a week consulting on international marketing for Como Audio. 

Angela Hahn

Angela Hahn

Treasurer

Graduate of Princeton University with decades of small business experience.

Ilaria Marelli

Ilaria Marelli

Design Consultant

Won prestigious Donna Milano Award. Professor at Como University and Milan Polytechnic Institute (contractor). Under her own company, Ilaria Marelli Design, she has consulted with Tom DeVesto and art directed the appearance of Como Audio music systems. She works for the company approximately one hour a week. 

PJ Vecchiarelli

PJ Vecchiarelli

Digital and Social Media Coordinator

Skilled in Marketing, Social Media, Event Management, Publicity Tours, Media Strategy

Paolo Cavadini

Paolo Cavadini

International Key Account Contractor

10+ years in consumer electronics marketplace specializing in EU, Middle East, Asia. (contractor). Paolo works approximately 20 hours a week for Como Audio, connecting the business to key sales accounts in Europe. 

Deborah Lilley

Deborah Lilley

Controller

Senior Accountant with public accounting background skilled in financial reporting in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and in compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley 404 and COSO Framework. She works in-house as Como Audio's controller.

Bryce Dort

Bryce Dort

Technical Support Specialist

Experienced, diligent audio professional with a passion for many aspects of the audio industry.

Nicholas Dussault

Nicholas Dussault

Technical Support Specialist

Studio Supervisor I Freelance Audio Engineer | Producer | Musician 

TERMS

Como Audio, Inc
Overview
PRICE PER SHARE
$1.25
DEADLINE
Jan 23, 2021
VALUATION
$10.89M
AMOUNT RAISED
$244,721.25
Breakdown
MIN INVESTMENT
$250.00
MAX INVESTMENT
$107,000.00
MIN NUMBER OF SHARES OFFERED
8,000
OFFERING TYPE
Equity
ASSET TYPE
COMMON
SHARES OFFERED
Common Stock
MAX NUMBER OF SHARES OFFERED
382,720

Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares


Company

:

Como Audio, Inc

Corporate Address

:

21 Drydock Avenue, Boston, MA 02210

Offering Minimum

:

$10,000.00

Offering Maximum

:

$478,400.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$250.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

8,000

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

382,720

Price per Share

:

$1.25

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$10,885,551.25











COVID Relief

This offering is being conducted on an expedited basis due to circumstances relating to COVID-19 and pursuant to the SEC’s temporary COVID-19 regulatory relief set out in Regulation Crowdfunding §227.201(z).

Expedited closing sooner than 21 days.

Further, in reliance on Regulation Crowdfunding §227.303(g)(2) A funding portal that is an intermediary in a transaction involving the offer or sale of securities initiated between May 4, 2020, and August 31, 2020, in reliance on section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act (15 U.S.C. 77d(a)(6)) by an issuer that is conducting an offering on an expedited basis due to circumstances relating to COVID-19 shall not be required to comply with the requirement in paragraph (e)(3)(i) of this section that a funding portal not direct a transmission of funds earlier than 21 days after the date on which the intermediary makes publicly available on its platform the information required to be provided by the issuer under §§227.201 and 227.203(a).

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*

Time-Based Perks

Friends and Family Early Birds

Invest within the first 72 hours and receive an additional 20% bonus shares

Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the first 10 days and receive an additional 15% bonus shares

Amount-Based Perks

Minimum $400 Investment
20% off a one-time purchase of Como Audio music systems*

Minimum $1,000 Investment
Receive 10% bonus shares and
25% off a one-time purchase of Como Audio music systems*

Minimum $2,000 Investment
Receive 15% bonus shares and
30% off a one-time purchase of Como Audio music systems*

Minimum of $5,000 Investment
Receive 18% bonus shares and
35% off a one-time purchase of Como Audio music systems*

Minimum of $10,000 Investment
Receive 20% bonus shares and
35% off a one-time purchase of Como Audio music systems*

Minimum of $50,000 Investment
Receive 25% bonus shares and
40% off a one-time purchase of Como Audio music systems*


Additional Perks

Additional 20% off any Como Audio product for current Como Audio product owners.**


Additional 20% off any Como Audio product for individuals who previously backed our Wefunder, Kickstarter, or Indiegogo campaigns. ***

 

*Product discounts are only valid when purchasing directly from comoaudio.com. Investor discounts cannot be combined with other promotions or used on products with already reduced prices. Investment discounts expire on 12/31/20. 

**This offer is limited to individuals who are Como Audio product owners. This offer is limited to a one time use. The offer is non-transferable. Offer is limited to a maximum purchase value not to exceed $2,000 after discount. This offer is for customer use only and may not be used for resale. 

***This offer is limited to individuals who previously backed Como Audio through our previous WeFunder, KickStarter or Indiegogo campaigns. This offer is limited to a one time use. The offer is non-transferable. Offer is limited to a maximum purchase value not to exceed $2,000 after discount. This offer is for customer use only and may not be used for resale.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Como Audio, 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 $1.25 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $125. 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 might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments.

PRESS

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Sound & Vision

Como Audio Solo & Duetto Wireless Music Systems

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Forbes

Review: Como Audio Releases Its First Turntable

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GeekDad

GeekDad Review: Amico Portable Wireless Speaker by Como Audio

ALL UPDATES

02.03.21

It's our 5th Birthday, and we couldn't ask for a better present than your review!

This February, we're celebrating five years of Como Audio! Since launching with Solo and Duetto in 2016, we've continued to grow, introducing new products every year that are now sold all around the world.

Our customers have backed our products through two successful Kickstarter campaigns, and many of you have even become investors in the company through our equity crowdfunding ventures.

As a small company, word of mouth is very important to us, and we'd like to ask you to share your honest feedback about our products and service. If you could leave a review of Como Audio on Amazon, Facebook, Google, or Trustpilot, it would be sincerely appreciated, or you can email your thoughts to us directly at info@comoaudio.com.

We couldn't be more grateful for the support, and we look forward to new products coming very soon.

01.22.21

Final Hours: Campaign Closes TODAY!


We're down to the wire! Our StartEngine campaign will close at midnight, so today is the very last day to invest. Every investment will help us continue to create jobs and develop new products here in the US.

We couldn't be more grateful to everyone who supported the campaign so far, and we're happy to have you on board as we work towards some exciting 2021 plans!

01.20.21

Last Days To Invest!


With a little over 48 hours left in our StartEngine campaign, the last days to invest are here. The campaign will close for good at the end of the day on Friday, January 22nd. We've had some new investors jump on board just in the last week, bringing our current raise total to $230K+ from almost 300 investors.

Don't forget that there are also a variety of perks available based on investment level that you can take advantage of, including product discounts, which are good through the end of 2021. 

01.19.21

Closing Week!


Our StartEngine campaign will close this Friday, January 22nd. There's only three days left to invest, so if you've been thinking about making a contribution, don't miss your chance. With over $219K raised from 290+ investors, we've come a long way since the campaign launch, and we're looking to close on a high note. We have lots of exciting plans for 2021, including the introduction of some brand new products, and every single one of your investments will help. 

01.12.21

$200K Milestone

With less than two weeks to go before the close of our StartEngine campaign, we’ve reached a very important milestone by crossing the $200K investment mark. We’d like to thank all of our investors and campaign supports who made this possible. Your investment will go a long way in helping us to introduce new products and maintain a strong staff of qualified technicians.

By reaching this milestone today, we were also able to secure our placement in a big StartEngine newsletter update which will run on January 19th. That will get us in front of many potential investors prior to the campaign closing on January 22nd. This was a big opportunity for us, and we really appreciate everyone who helped us make it possible. 

Please continue to share the campaign throughout our final two weeks. After hitting this latest benchmark, we are inspired to continue building as much as we can before it closes. 

01.07.21

Notice of Funds Disbursement

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

Hello!

As you might know, Como Audio, Inc 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 Como Audio, Inc 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

01.06.21

Time to hit a high note and invest in Como Audio by January 11th to keep the music coming

Como Audio has raised over $180K from 250+ investors, and there's only a few weeks left in our StartEngine Campaign. By hitting our $200K benchmark by January 11th, we can be included in a prime StartEngine newsletter that will help us reach many potential investors and launch our new product line of great sounding audio products including turntables at affordable prices.


01.04.21

2020 Sales Update + Closing Reminder

Hi All,

We hope you had happy holidays and that your 2021 is off to a great start!

Como Audio had an exciting year even in the face of the pandemic. Our direct to consumer sales - which include all business done on our website and Amazon - are up over 40% from last year.

Please note that these are preliminary numbers from the close of the year. They have not been officially reviewed or audited, and do not yet account for returns or international sales.

With a little less than three weeks to go before our StartEngine campaign closes, we're hoping to reach the $200K benchmark that we are working towards. If you haven't invested yet, the time to do so is now! If you have, please pass our campaign along to your friends and family who may be interested.


We appreciate the support and look forward to another exciting year.

11.24.20

Meet Como Audio

Como Audio has been able to accomplish so much thanks to hard work and the generous investors we’ve acquired so far. Now, we’d like to take it to the next level. Check out our brand new video to meet the Como Audio team and learn about the jobs that your investments have made possible. If you haven’t already, please invest in Como Audio by visiting our StartEngine campaign. Help us create more jobs and products here in the USA.


11.20.20

Notice of Material Change in Offering

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

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


Como Audio, Inc. is extending 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.

REWARDS

Multiple investments in an offering cannot be combined to qualify for a larger campaign perk. Get rewarded for investing more into Como Audio, Inc.

$250.00

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.

$400.00

$400 Investment

20% off a one-time purchase of Como Audio music systems*

$1,000.00

$1,000 Investment

Receive 10% bonus shares
 + 25% off a one-time purchase of Como Audio music systems*

$2,000.00

$2,000 Investment

Receive 15% bonus shares

 + 30% off a one-time purchase of Como Audio music systems*

$5,000.00

$5,000 Investment

Receive 18% bonus shares
 + 
35% off a one-time purchase of Como Audio music systems*

$10,000.00

$10,000 Investment

Receive 20% bonus shares
 + 
35% off a one-time purchase of Como Audio music systems*

$50,000.00

$50,000 Investment

Receive 25% bonus shares
 + 40% off a one-time purchase of Como Audio music systems*

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RAISED
$244,721.25
INVESTORS
322
MIN INVEST
$250.00
VALUATION
$10.89M

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