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Transforming Wood Heat into Clean Energy

INVEST IN MF FIRE TODAY!

MF Fire is transforming wood heat into clean energy. We create smart wood burning technology and products that are efficient, safe, easy to use and good for the environment.
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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.
MF Fire

REASONS TO INVEST

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We experienced substantial revenue growth, more than 100% YOY growth in product line and employees, to keep up with the demand

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Based on extensive internal research and public data analysis, there are well over 100 million wood stove users worldwide and 1.5 million wood stoves are sold annually.

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Due to new 2020 EPA emissions standards for wood stoves, we discovered more than half our competitors have been taken off the market, while MF Fire remains one of the very few companies to have met these requirements from the beginning.

ABOUT

HEADQUARTERS
3031 Washington Blvd, G
BALTIMORE, MD 21230
VALUATION
$12.66M

MF Fire is transforming wood heat into clean energy. We create smart wood burning technology and products that are efficient, safe, easy to use and good for the environment.

TEAM

Ryan Fisher
Ryan Fisher
COO

Ryan has led MF Fire company operations for 6 years, including manufacturing, finance, and customer support. He is a combustion engineering and science expert, and earned a M.S. and B.S. in Fire Protection Engineering from the University of Maryland. He is a named inventor on two wood stove related patents. Ryan helped propel MF Fire to win the MIT Clean Energy, Energy Efficiency Prize, and the Grand Prize in the 2014 Wood Stove Decathlon.

Taylor Myers
Taylor Myers
Lead Scientist

Taylor was named 2014 Maryland Innovator of the Year and was the co-inventor of the first automated smart wood stove. He earned a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering with a strong focus on combustion science, a M.S. and B.S. in Fire Protection Engineering, and a B.S. in Astronomy, all from the University of Maryland. Taylor co-captained a team of engineers that developed a wood stove that recorded the lowest ever emissions for a wood stove during the 2013 Wood Stove Decathlon. He is a named inventor on two wood stove related patents. He is an experienced programmer and innovator.

Paul LaPorte

Paul LaPorte

CEO

Technology entrepreneur, business leader, and hands-on innovator skilled at creating and launching new businesses and products. Expert at assessing and identifying market shifts with a focus on intersection of technology and shifting macro trends in business and consumer behavior. Exceptional record creating traction and growth. Led multiple venture backed startups. B.S. in Engineering from MIT and MBA from Georgetown.

TERMS

MF Fire
Overview
PRICE PER SHARE
$1.15
DEADLINE
May 1, 2021
VALUATION
$12.66M
AMOUNT RAISED
$534,360.14
Breakdown
MIN INVESTMENT
$287.50
MAX INVESTMENT
$106,999.45
MIN NUMBER OF SHARES OFFERED
8,695
OFFERING TYPE
Equity
ASSET TYPE
COMMON
SHARES OFFERED
Common Stock
MAX NUMBER OF SHARES OFFERED
464,781

Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares


Company

:

MF Fire, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

3031 Washington Blvd, G, BALTIMORE, MD 21230

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.25

Offering Maximum

:

$534,498.15

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

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$287.50











Terms


Offering Type

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Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

8,695

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

464,781

Price per Share

:

$1.15

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$12,659,390.90











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 regulatory COVID-19 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 Feburary 21, 2021, 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.

*MF Fire retains the right to not select individuals for Beta programs and trials it believes are affiliated with organizations it considers to be competitors 

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

Company Perks*

All Investor Owners Club

All investors get a one-time 15% discount on any order, product or accessory

Investors get to hear about new products before they are publicly available and have the opportunity to pre-buy any product, ensuring they are first in line!

Early Bird

Friends and Family - First 72 hours | 15% bonus shares

Super Early Bird - Next 72 hours | 10% bonus

Early Bird Bonus - Next 7 days | 5% bonus shares

Volume

Tier 1 perk - $500 | 10% perpetual discount on all products + access to online MF Fire Master Class sessions on topics such as How to Make a Fire Last All Night, How to Make a Fire Tornado, The Art of Fire

Tier 2 perk - $1000+ |Investors will get unique access and opportunities to test drive new technology and products* | All previous tier perks  

Tier 3 perk - $2,500+, + 5% bonus shares | All previous tier perks 

Tier 4 perk - $5,000+, + 5% bonus shares | All previous tier perks + free Delta firepit in your choice of finish + 1 on 1 session with Taylor Myer or Ryan Fisher, co-founders of MF Fire. (Learn from the masters via a personal zoom or phone session. Burning questions? High schooler’s science project or interview for class? It’s your call!)

Tier 5 perk - $10,000+, + 5% bonus shares | All previous tier perks + 20% lifetime discount on all products

Tier 6 perk - $25,000+, + 10% bonus shares | All previous tier perks 

Tier 7 perk - $50,000+, + 15% bonus shares | All previous tier perks 

*MF Fire retains the right to not select individuals for Beta programs and trials it believes are affiliated with organizations it considers to be competitors.

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

MF Fire, 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 $1.15/ share, you will receive and own 110 shares for $115. 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.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.

PRESS

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TEDCO

Please join TEDCO at our annual ICE Awards, as we honor some of our “coolest” portfolio companies and recognize the best and brightest that are developing cutting-edge technologies

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Smithsonian Magazine

How to Modernize the Wood Stove and Help Save the Planet. The humble wood stove is getting a high-tech makeover, and may be going green

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MIT News

Since its 2008 founding at MIT, the CEP has awarded more than $2 million to help launch clean-energy startups. The top prize for energy efficiency (and an Audience Choice Award) went to a University of Maryland team, MF Fire, and its Mulciber Stove — a woodstove equipped with sensors and a control

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Wall Street Journal

New Rules Give Startups Access to Main Street Investors Starting Monday, small companies can raise as much as $1 million online from ordinary investors

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The Diamondback

This group is investing in UMD-based ventures, from wood stoves to tea










ALL UPDATES

04.30.21

Last Day to Invest in MF Fire!

T-minus 16 hours

At midnight on the West coast, our Reg CF offering will end. 

We are so close to our goal.  We pushed past 600 investors!

We need to raise $42,500.

Help us catch fire in the final hours!

I know we can do this, but we need your help. 

Please help us cross the finish line strong.


04.28.21

Jack Bauer had 24 hours. You have 48 Hours -- Act Now!

The clock is ticking. I can almost hear the theme music to '24'. Ask yourself, "What would Jack do?". He would ACT because there might not be a tomorrow unless he saves the world! 

Your time to invest in MF Fire is coming to a quick end. We have world changing stuff to do. And you have a bigger role to play than even Jack Bauer. We need your help now. With 48 hours to go, we have one more funding goal. Help us get there. Invest for the first time; reinvest and claim a bigger investor role; and help set the company up for maximizing our growth and impact.


Invest while there is still time...



04.26.21

The Drive to the Finish!

T-minus 4 days! We are in the final week of our campaign. You have helped make this offering a big success and we welcome all of our new investors to the MF Fire family. 

We have one final goal and I ask for all your help to achieve it. We want this campaign to hit the maximum goal of $534K. This goal is not arbitrary, and it helps both the company and you as investors. At some future point, we are likely to raise additional growth funds - always a good thing - and we will likely use Reg CF or Reg A as our funding method. Having a maxed out or oversubscribed round allows us to generate additional new investor interest when we get to that point and to do so at higher valuation, thus making your investment worth more. 

We will also put the incremental investment to good work in the meantime. The last month has been incredibly exciting for MF Fire as we've secured new distributors and expanded the relationship with existing partners that allow us to cover Canada and large parts of the US. That grow means we are stepping up manufacturing and more than doubling production this year. 

Please consider adding to your investment. Help us achieve our strategic investment goal and fuel what is shaping up to be another record year!



04.09.21

Early 2021 Sales Successes Fire up a Bright Future

Do you get the feeling that 2021 is going to be a great year? 

At MF Fire, we are fired up about early season successes that provide great optimism about the year ahead.  To start off with, we secured our first Canadian distributor, providing a solid foundation from which to expand sales to our northern neighbors, who are some of the biggest users of wood stoves anywhere. 2021 provided another first - it is the first year we are large enough with brand momentum to offer and execute a successful "Early Buy" program by which we secured large early season commitments from both distributors and retailers. This provides committed revenue and manufacturing forecast accuracy to help our operations, as well as demonstrates our partners' commitment to selling MF Fire products. The majority of our distributors, and high volume retailers have placed early buy orders. 

We are close to our maximum goal. Help us  get there and light a fire under 2021!

More than 80% of the way with 3 weeks to go! 

Invest again, or for the first time, and help us hit 100% of our funding goal!



03.20.21

Notice of Funds Disbursement

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

Hello!

As you might know, MF Fire 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 MF Fire 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

03.10.21

$400K and 500 Investors - Woot, Woot!

Which milestone should we celebrate? 

Reaching $400,000 in investment from awesome people to help turbo charge our growth?
Or 500 investors who joined MF Fire in our mission to transform wood heat into clean energy?

Let's Celebrate Both!

A big shout out and thank you for enabling MF Fire to reach these twin milestones at the same time! 
But we're on a mission -- now that we've celebrated, we must return to changing the world!

Help us reach our next twin milestones: max'ing out our campaign and reaching 600 investors. 

If you've been following us, you've seen our progress. Despite everything that's happened in the last year, MF Fire has been laser focused and thrived in uncertain times.

Invest in MF Fire today. Every new investor and investment makes a difference!


03.06.21

Major Milestone: MF Fire Enters Customer Trials with Newest Breakthrough Product

MF Fire reached a milestone this past week with the delivery of the first units of a new product called Fire MAPS, a project heavily funded by the US Department of Energy. Fire MAPS creates a new category called the retrofit market for wood stoves, as the first IoT product designed to work with any wood stove installed worldwide. This opens a new category of 100 million installed units, in which MF Fire is the first to market. As this product relies heavily on technology and expertise not found in our competitors, we anticipate maintaining a first mover advantage for a substantial period of time.

This product, expected to retail for $150, is designed to deliver a rapid economic return to purchasers from the use of their existing wood stoves, while simultaneously resulting in massive emissions reductions - a win for everyone. We will be running customer trials throughout 2021, with expected full market launch in 2022.

There has never been a better or more promising time to join MF Fire. Invest now and help us change the world!


02.26.21

Notice of Material Change in Offering

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

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


MF Fire, Inc. extended the length of their campaign.


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.

02.24.21

Wood Heat = Independence

Like many of you, I was shocked by the devastation in the wake of last week's winter storm. Large parts of the country were left without heat when they needed it most, and some of those fortunate enough to have power experienced financial ruin at heating and electricity bills that were up to 100x higher than normal. While MF Fire's core value proposition is about delivering clean, efficient heat, I wanted to take a moment to share other very important benefits our customers enjoy every day.

Weatherproof - no matter what winter conditions what Mother Nature throws at you, you will always have heat.

Heating Independence - no matter what calamity strikes your power company or grid, you are in total control.

Affordable - wood has been shown time and time again to be one of the lowest cost heat sources, and if you or neighbors are fortunate enough to have property with trees, you also can enjoy a constant free source of heat. Interesting fact: 80% of wood burned in the US comes from naturally fallen trees - not cut. These are trees that otherwise simply decay.

Harsh winters are growing more common with climate change and our overly taxed power grids means more situations like the one in Texas and other parts of the country. Help us solve the big challenges like emissions, and the smaller, but no less important challenges of individuals like predictable, affordable heat that you control. Invest in MF Fire today!


02.03.21

Congress Passes Major Win for MF Fire!

Congress Passes Massive Financial Incentive to Buy High Efficiency Wood Stoves like MF Fire's

Congress recently passed a new 26% tax credit for high efficiency modern wood stoves! The new tax credit provides a 26% tax credit for the installed cost, including purchase price, sales tax, labor costs, and items necessary for installation, such as venting and floor protection. This is the largest rebate ever for consumers, covering every state, and providing huge incentives for customers to buy many of our products. For qualifying products, like our Nova 2 freestanding, inserts and towers, this also creates a huge competitive advantage over the majority of products, which don't qualify. This tax credit can save buyers $1,000s. When added to our products' amazing benefits, MF Fire stands to gain big as we accelerate into 2021!

 

Invest in MF Fire today!

And join hundreds of other investors helping us revolutionize the wood heat industry!












REWARDS

Multiple investments in an offering cannot be combined to qualify for a larger campaign perk. Get rewarded for investing more into MF Fire.

$287.00

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.

$287.00

All Investor Owners Club

All investors get a one-time 15% discount on any order, product or accessory Investors get to hear about new products before they are publicly available and have the opportunity to pre-buy any product, ensuring they are first in line!

$500.00

Tier 1 perk

10% perpetual discount on all products + access to online MF Fire Master Class sessions on topics such as How to Make a Fire Last All Night, How to Make a Fire Tornado, The Art of Fire

$1,000.00

Tier 2 perk

Investors will get unique access and opportunities to test drive new technology and products* | All previous tier perks

$2,500.00

Tier 3 perk

5% bonus shares | All previous tier perks

$5,000.00

Tier 4 perk

5% bonus shares | All previous tier perks + free Delta firepit in your choice of finish + 1 on 1 session with Taylor Myer or Ryan Fisher, co-founders of MF Fire. (Learn from the masters via a personal zoom or phone session.

$10,000.00

Tier 5 perk

5% bonus shares | All previous tier perks + 20% lifetime discount on all products

$25,000.00

Tier 6 perk

10% bonus shares | All previous tier perks

$50,000.00

Tier 7 perk

15% bonus shares | All previous tier perks

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