The Solutions Vending International offering is now closed and is no longer accepting investments.

Solutions Vending International

Powering the Automated Future of Retail

Solutions Vending International

Powering the Automated Future of Retail

Columbus, OH
Technology
Retail
Self-service and automation are the future of retail. PopCom is at the forefront with an automated retail technology platform for vending machines and kiosks that allows retailers to engage and understand customers, sell more products, and learn from big data.

$1,049,651

raised
2,655
Investors
$25M
Valuation
$0.55
Price per Share
$250.25
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.05M
Offering Max
0
Days Left

$1,049,651

raised
2,655
Investors
$25M
Valuation
$0.55
Price per Share
$250.25
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.05M
Offering Max
0
Days Left
This offering ended on July 11, 2020 and is no longer accepting investments.

Bonus Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into Solutions Vending International

$250+
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
Silver Tier
Access to PopCom Investor Meet & Greet in a US City, as and when scheduled*, Access to exclusive PopCom Investor Facebook Group, (*Transportation and lodging not included.)
$500+
Investment
Gold Tier
Everything in the Silver Tier + Shout out on Instagram
$2,500+
Investment
Platinum Tier
Everything in the Gold Tier + Recognition on PopCom Website
$5,000+
Investment
Emerald Tier
Everything in the Platinum Tier + Permanent recognition on PopCom showroom wall
$10,000+
Investment
Diamond Tier
Everything in the Emerald Tier + 2 VIP Tickets to PopCom Investor Summit in Columbus, Ohio, and dinner with executive management (currently planned for the fourth quarter of 2020)

Reasons to Invest

Top 10 Regulation Crowdfunding offering on StartEngine by number of investors, as of June 10, 2020
Past and upcoming paid pilots with Procter & Gamble (largest consumer product brand in the world), a top three global winemaker (sales in 90 countries), and Cremers Coffeshop (premier cannabis shop in Netherlands)
Our goal is to become the largest provider of automated retail sales and marketing operating systems by scaling out our existing software through partnerships and acquisitions.

In the Press

DAWN DICKSON’S ROAD TO $1 MILLION STARTED AT THE ENTREPRENEURS SUMMIT
May 31, 2018

Serial Entrepreneur Dawn W. Dickson, founder and CEO of PopCom, a software company for self-service retail, and Flat Out Heels, a producer of rollable flats for women and children sold online and through vending machines, always prepares for the next big opportunity.

Entrepreneur builds self-service kiosk for e-commerce
March 13, 2018

Dawn Dickson got into self-service retailing in 2011 with a very simple plan: create a vending machine to sell flat shoes for women on the run. But in the course of launching this business, she learned that self-service retailing technology was not sufficiently developed.

Meet The Women of The Blockchain: Dawn Dickson Founder & CEO of PopCom
January 1, 2018

I use my success and access to help other women and people of color, that is what I am most passionate about.

The State of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Today [Radio]
May 6, 2018

On this episode of StartupNation Radio, your host, Jeff Sloan, chats with Dr. Luke Pittaway, Ohio University College of Business Copeland Professor of Entrepreneurship, and Dawn Dickson, founder and CEO of PopCom and Flat Out of Heels.

3 black female founders share how they got funded in the Midwest
April 29, 2018

Female founders are underfunded and underrepresented, but black female founders bear a disproportionate share of the burden. While female founders overall receive 2.7 percent of all venture funding relative to their male counterparts, black female founders receive 0.2 percent.

PopCom Making the Vending Machine of the Future
April 23, 2018

Vending machines as we know them—a customer chooses an item, inserts cash and punches in the corresponding letter and number combination—are on their way out. Modern digital technology is finally catching up with standalone retail machines, and Columbus company PopCom, formerly known as Solutions Ve

PopCom: Are Vending Machines the Future of Retail? (#31)
April 18, 2018

When you think of cutting edge technology, it’s unlikely vending machines pop to mind. But Dawn Dickson has a plan to change that with her startup, PopCom.

This company is powering the future of retail…here’s how
April 23, 2018

In retail, every transaction is an opportunity. An opportunity to make an impression. An opportunity to build revenue and turn product into profit.

CES unleashes a gold mine of self-serve retail technology
February 7, 2018

As consumer technology brings new conveniences, retailers and brands are finding they have to work harder to stay on top of emerging innovations. Those attending the recent CES event in Las Vegas found a gold mine of self-service products designed to help retailers and brands stay relevant as e-comm

Meet The First Black Woman To Raise Over $1 Million In A Secure Token Offering
December 27, 2018

A full feature on PopCom and our CEO in Forbes.

17 Top Black Influencers You Should Partner With In 2018
December 27, 2017

For a demographic that has a consumer buying power of $1.3T by the end of 2017, there still seems to be a huge gap or disparity with the representation of Black Influencers in various industries.

Marcus Lemonis says don’t sell, it may be the next big thing!
March 1, 2014

Flat Out of Heels sells rollable ballet flats for women. CEO Dawn Dickson launched the Miami-based company in 2012, and the product has been selling like crazy ever since.

Inc Magazine Top 100 Female Founders
October 1, 2018

Dawn Dickson, PopCom CEO, mentioned as one of the Top 100 Female Founders in 2018 by Inc Magazine.

Smart Business Network: Fundraising Lessons From a Serial Entrepreneur
August 28, 2018

Fundraising lessons from a serial entrepreneur

Launch Pad: PopCom Builds a Smarter Vending Machine
August 1, 2018

Industry experts, investors, and users weight in on the potential of PopCom as a company. "...The PopCom kiosks fill every gap we've imagined."

How These Black Women Startup Founders are Using Blockchain

In the blockchain and crypto community, there’s a major gender imbalance that’s even more pronounced for black women. These two entrepreneurs are trying to change that.

Black-Owned Startup Finds New High-Tech Way to Crowdfund

PopCom CEO Dawn Dickson speaks about why the company was looking to an STO for funding and how it successfully raised $1,070,000.

PopCom raises $1M in equity crowdfunding for cannabis vending tech

Startup raises $1M in crowdfunding for high-tech vending machines that could dispense cannabis

StartEngine

StartEngine's CEO, Howard Marks, covers our CEO and our company's journey on the StartEngine Blog.

A BIOMETRIC VENDING MACHINE FOR DISPENSING LEGAL CANNABIS

Spotted: The American startup PopCom is working on a vending machine that would allow the legal purchasing of government-regulated items. So, alcohol, medication and cannabis vending machines could be around the corner.

Meet the Entrepreneurs In Our Fall 2019 Milestone Makers Cohort

Read about PopCom & our CEO Dawn Dickson in the extremely competitive Nasdaq Milestone Makers Cohort.

Self-checkout beats the drum hard at NRF 'Big Show'

Read about PopCom and the automated retail landscape at NRF 2020.

PopCom’s Interactive Retail Kiosk Incorporates Facial Recognition, Data Collection

Self-checkout is one of the hot-button technologies retailers are embracing as they embark on "store of the future" omnichannel initiatives. Checkout this breakdown of PopCom's tech.

Serial Entrepreneur Vows to Make Vending Machines Smarter

Columbus native and Ohio State graduate Dawn Dickson has spent the last two years spanning the globe, marketing PopCom, a software company which uses data analytics for self-service retail.

US House Committee to Hold Hearing on Blockchain Benefits for Small Businesses

Read about PopCom in an upcoming hearing in front of the US House of Representatives.

How Blockchain Can Spark Efficiencies, Innovation in Small Businesses

Experts tell Congress how the technology can drive costs down, while boosting security and operations.

Ohio Small Business Owners Explain Benefits of Blockchain to Congress

On Wednesday, Dawn Dickson was one of two Ohio entrepreneurs in Washington to testify before the House Small Business Committee about the type of technology her company has embraced.

This Is What a Productive Congressional Blockchain Hearing Looks Like

Read about PopCom at the Building Blocks of Change: The Benefits of Blockchain Technology for Small Businesses hearing at the US House of Representatives.

Building Blocks of Change: The Benefits of Blockchain Technology for Small Businesses

Dawn Dickons (PopCom CEO) is a witness at a US House committee hearing. Get the info here.

Congress Looks At Upside Of Blockchain In A Hearing On The Technology

Read about PopCom's conversation with Congressional lawmakers.

Offering Summary


Company

:

Solutions Vending International, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

997 N Fourth Street, Columbus, OH 43201

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.55

Offering Maximum

:

$1,052,867.20

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$250.25











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Class A Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

18,181

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,889,435

Price per Share

:

$0.55

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$25,027,179.10











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

Company Perks*

$250 Perk: Silver Tier

  • Access to PopCom Investor Meet & Greet in a US City, as and when scheduled*
  • Access to exclusive PopCom Investor Facebook Group
  • *Transportation and lodging not included. 


$500 Perk: Gold Tier

  • Everything in the Silver Tier
  • Shout out on Instagram


$2,500 Perk: Platinum Tier

  • Everything in the Gold Tier
  • Recognition on PopCom Website


$5,000 Perk: Emerald Tier

  • Everything in the Platinum Tier
  • Permanent recognition on PopCom showroom wall


$10,000 Perk: Diamond Tier

  • Everything in the Emerald Tier
  • 2 VIP Tickets to PopCom Investor Summit in Columbus, Ohio, and dinner with executive management (currently planned for the fourth quarter of 2020)

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Solutions Vending International, 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 Class B Common Stock at $0.55/ share, you will receive and own 110 shares for $55. 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.

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
$53,723.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$53,723.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$81,707.00 USD
$628,039.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$150,000.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$932,510.00 USD
-$739,708.00 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

PopCom CEO Wins Entrepreneur of the Year Award

1 day ago


NEW YORK - illiNews -- The inaugural OBWS Black Entrepreneur of The Year Awards, presented by Snapchat ran during the month of August, in honor of Black Business Month. Starting with open nominations, fifteen finalists were chosen by a panel of judges including OBWS Founder Mandy Bowman, Brianne Garrett of Forbes, Imani Ellis of The CCNYC & CULTURECON, Courtney Blount of Snap Inc, and Serial Entrepreneur Everette Taylor. The winners were then voted for by the wider Official Black Wall Street community.

The Winners

The OBWS Black Entrepreneur of The Year presented by Snapchat $15,000

Dawn Dickson from PopCom. PopCom equips entrepreneurs and brands with future-ready retail solutions that allow rapid retail expansion, incredible customer experiences, and powerful sales data.

Read the full article HERE.



PopCom ReBrand - We need your feedback

about 1 month ago

WHAT IS POPCOM?

The PopCom team is rebranding our marketing and sales messaging to be more succinct about what we do. Our team has narrowed it down to our top 3 and we need your help to break the tie. Please take this 20 second survey and help us out.


The finalists are: 

  1. Software for the future of automated retail    
  2. Software to reinvent the automated retail experience    
  3. Next generation software for automated retail


TAKE THE SURVEY HERE

NEW VIDEO: PopCom + Wyzerr

2 months ago

In this video PopCom CEO Dawn Dickson and Wyzerr Founder Natasia Malaihollo discuss the acquisition and path forward. 



Merch Drop! Show your support with PopCom Swag

2 months ago

Many of you have asked about PopCom t-shirts and other items to show your support! Now you can purchase many items including t-shirts, sweatshirts, bags, and mugs with our logo. CLICK HERE to shop.


PopCom Acquires Wzyerr, Inc.

2 months ago

             

Female Owned Tech Companies Merge as PopCom Acquires Game-Based Survey Company Wyzerr


Longtime friends CEOs Dawn Dickson and Natasia Malaihollo announce far-reaching plans for the future. Wyzerr has built fun innovative game surveys helping businesses like Kroger, Paypal, McDonalds, Walmart, Google, Proctor & Gamble and Facebook better understand their customers and employees. PopCom will utilize gamified surveys to enhance their artificial intelligence, vending machines and contactless retail solutions. 


Read the full release HERE


PopCom Update

2 months ago

Greetings PopCom investors and supporters! The offering is officially closed, we have completed another successful fully subscribed Reg CF offering! If you are on the wait list, please remain on the wait list, we will have an update for you soon with more information. Thank you for your patience! 


Since receiving our first disbursement this year the PopCom team has been very busy working to close major sales partnerships, grow our team, and take the proper steps to ensure a timely delivery of the first PopShops are delivered in 2020.

The COVID pandemic caused retailers, venues and restaurants to make some drastic changes in the way they deliver products to customers. In response to the need to maintain social distancing and the desire to reduce human interactions to slow down the spread of the virus, PopCom has made a few important product updates including upgrading our touch screens to be contactless, meaning they can be used with gloves on, a pen or a stylus. Though these product improvements delayed our production and delivery time (yet again) we felt it was critical for our products to scale in the market with this 'new normal'. We still expect and plan for a 2020 delivery. 

We have also made a few important hires and are continuing to source candidates to fill open positions in the areas of hardware. software and sales. We are excited about the PopCom Virtual Investor Summit on July 14 where the team will share many more updates from the team. This event is for confirmed investors only (not waitlisted). However we will continue to keep you updated on our progress and we welcome you to follow us across all social media channels @PopComSaaS. Investors can reach us anytime at shareholders@PopCom.shop


RECENT MEDIA:

  1. PopCom designs smart vending machines to automate regulated products
  2. Smart Vending Machine Maker Popcom Crowdfunds $1.3M
  3. PopCom’s History-Making Dawn Dickson Raises Over $2M in Crowdfunding Capital - AfroTech
  4. Founder of Black-Owned Smart-Vending Startup Makes History, Raises $2.3 Million Through Crowdfunding
  5. PopCom CEO Dawn Dickson, Bozoma Saint John, Maverick Carter, Whitney-Gayle Benta And Angelica Ross Announced Among The Inaugural Blacklist100— Black Thought Leaders Creating Positive Change
  6. Entrepreneur Dawn Dickson explains how crowdfunding jump-started her businesses - Rolling Out





PopCom Investor Summit

3 months ago

Hey PopCom investors! We are excited to announce our first ever PopCom Investor Summit on Tuesday, July 14 from 6-8:30pm ET. We planned to host this event in-person in Columbus but due to COVID this one will be virtual. This is an opportunity for you to connect with and hear updates from myself and the team. You can also network with other investors on the platform. Confirmed investors only, no wait list investors at this time. If you are on the wait list don't feel left out, there will be future opportunities to connect with us!. Investors email us at shareholders@popcom.shop for the registration link.


Notice of Material Change in Offering

3 months ago

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

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


Solutions Vending International extended its campaign and increased its max raise amount.


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

3 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Solutions Vending International 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 Solutions Vending International 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

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Solutions Vending International 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 Solutions Vending International 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

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Solutions Vending International 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 Solutions Vending International 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

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Solutions Vending International 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 Solutions Vending International 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

Goal Reached! Next steps for the waitlist.

4 months ago

We are extremely excited to have reached the max limit of $1,039,189.25! We have raised the maximum amount under Reg CF two consecutive years! Thanks to our new investors, we can now bring the PopShop to market faster and continue development on new products in the automated retail space. 


To the Investors who are now on the wait-list - thank you and no worries! Please remain on the wait list, we appreciate your patience as we work to clear and disburse funds that were committed. 


You will not become an investor in this offering unless your indication of interest is accepted and pushed off the waitlist.  Unfortunately there is not a defined timeframe, as to when/if your indication of interest will be accepted. StartEngine will only push investors through to the next phase if space becomes available in the round.

 

We will keep you updated as things progress


Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Solutions Vending International 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 Solutions Vending International 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

PopCom Featured on Forbes.com

4 months ago

As our second Reg CF continues to gain momentum and nears the maximum funding limit, Forbes contributor Jason Brett spoke with our CEO Dawn Dickson about the difference between the 2019 campaign that was focused on blockchain and tokens, and our current campaign - and why those differences are important. Read the full story HERE.


Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Solutions Vending International 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 Solutions Vending International 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

Ask Us Any Question LIVE

5 months ago

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! PopCom CEO Dawn Dickson is hosting another "Ask me Anything" session on Monday, May 4 at 4pm ET on Instagram LIVE - @DawnWDickson. This will also be reposted on our YouTube channel within 48 hours. Bring your questions and let's chat!



What's Next After You Invest

5 months ago

We are so excited to have passed $650,000 in 32 days!We have experienced tremendous momentum for our current Reg CF and we are elated to welcome 1000+ new investors to the PopCom family.  We have extended our campaign to reach our maximum funding limit under the Reg CF law. Many of you have emailed to ask what is next, we want to make sure to keep you in the loop of what to expect:


  1. Once the round is closed (we reach our maximum goal or no time is remaining on the campaign) the funds will be disbursed to PopCom by Start Engine in phases. 
  2. With each disbursement we receive a list of investors who have 'closed' along with your contact information. We then add you to our PopCom investor email list where we send monthly investor updates with company progress and details. This is how you will be able to stay up to date with company information and confidential investment details.
  3. We invite all PopCom investors to join our private PopCom investor Facebook where you can engage with our team directly along with other investors. We share frequent updates there between our monthly report. 
  4. We host investor meet-ups around the country, in the wake of COVID we are planning our first online investor meet up where all 3000+ investors are invited to attend.
  5. We have a designated email address for PopCom share holders so that you can contact us anytime with questions.
  6. You can monitor the status of your investment on your Start Engine dashboard, they keep all records there. Start Engine also has a support team in the event you need assistance or forget your login credentials. 

Thank you again for your continuous support! Feel free to share the image below on social media and TAG us, we are proud to have you as an investor!  If you have not yet invested it's not too late, a few days remain. 



Notice to our investors

5 months ago

We will be unable to meet our April 29, 2020, annual report filing requirements for securities sold pursuant to Regulation CF as a result of administrative delays caused by shutdowns due to the COVID pandemic. As such, we intend to rely on the temporary relief being provided by the Securities and Exchange Commission. We will continue to use our best efforts to comply with our ongoing reporting obligations.


Thank you for your continued support. 


The Solutions Vending International (PopCom) Team

Correction

5 months ago

[The following is a notice from the StartEngine team].

Recently, an update was posted to Solutions Vending International stating the company was withdrawing funds in an update titled “Notice of Funds Disbursement”. This communication was posted in error. The company did not request a funds disbursement on Tuesday April 28th, 2020. We have since removed this update.

We apologize for any confusion this might have caused.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

5 months ago

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

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


Solutions Vending International provided updated financials, extended their campaign, and 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.

PopCom Technology + Data and Privacy

5 months ago

PopCom software utilizes facial detection and machine learning to allow small and medium size businesses to compete with larger retailers by delivering products direct to customer faster using vending machines. PopCom brings the e-commerce experience to the real world, watch the videos below to hear what makes PopCom special and how we protect customer data from our Founder & CEO Dawn Dickson. Hear from our CTO Dan Rockwell about how the technology works and what his role is with PopCom. It's not too late to invest and join us in powering the future of retail.





Notice of Funds Disbursement

5 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Solutions Vending International 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 Solutions Vending International 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

Help Us Spread the Word

5 months ago

We are excited to welcome 577 investors and over $328,000 into our latest round - including some repeat investors and many new investors - welcome to the family! We are in the stretch of this campaign, limited time left and we would love your support in spreading the word. Please follow us on social media @PopComSaaS on TwitterInstagram, and Facebook and repost/share our posts. Current investors please post a short video about why you invested in PopCom and TAG us, we will share! Let's hit this goal. Thank you all so much!



Vending and Kiosk Industry Buzzing Amid COVID

5 months ago

While many industries continue to decline due to COVID-19 the self service retail industry is accelerating. PopCom technology supports the future of retail. Read the latest news about vending machines and kiosks:


"The coronavirus has driven self-service technology entrepreneurs to use technology to allow consumers to order and pay for everyday needs without having to go near another human being." - Kiosk Marketplace

"Kiosks ultimately reduce payroll costs, even outside of times of panic. Given that many restaurants will be hurting for months to come after operating without dine-in customers, those savings will be essential to economic survival." - QSR


Read More


Invest in PopCom and be a part of the movement.

MEDIA: Dawn Dickson Raises Capital to Solve Retail Hardships Amid COVID-19

5 months ago

Black Enterprise - April 13

Dawn Dickson is always finding a way to make life easier for others through technology. As retail stores have closed their doors, Dickson is leading PopCom, an automated retail company that leverages facial detection, machine learning, and blockchain technology to help retailers collect valuable customer insights. Dickson leads its second equity crowdfunding campaign to respond to and meet the need for more automated retail machines in the wake of COVID-19.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE


PopCom CEO Testifies Before Congress about Blockchain

5 months ago

Thank you to all of our new investors! We have passed $245,000 in the first 14 days of the campaign, this is tremendous momentum and we are excited to have you on board with us! 

Many of you have asked about our use of blockchain technology and our previous secure token offering (STO), our team continues to be advocates for blockchain technology, however there is a long way to go before we can utilize this new technology to it's full capabilities. Further legislation must be enacted to allow tokens to be traded on secondary exchanges. To advocate for the use of blockchain, PopCom CEO Dawn Dickson testified before The Committee on Small Business on March 4, 2020 in a hearing titled, “Building Blocks of Change: The Benefits of Blockchain Technology for Small Businesses.”  She discussed how blockchain benefits small businesses and how PopCom is using blockchain with our partner Civic for identity management to purchase regulated retail products from vending machines. Watch the full hearing below:



"Ask Me Anything" REPLAY PopCom CEO Answered questions live

5 months ago

If you missed our CEO Dawn Dickson on Instagram Live on April 6 watch the replay. She addresses the following questions: 

  1. Why are we raising capital?
  2. What did we do with the capital we raised previously?
  3. How does COVID-19 impact our business?
  4. What is the status of the blockchain and cannabis products?
  5. What happened to the tokens from the last round?
  6. When will the machines be on the market?
  7. Where will the machines be placed?
  8. Who handles the service, maintenance and replenishment of the machines?
  9. What do we get for investing?
  10. And more....



Join Q&A "Ask Me Anything" session with our CEO on April 6

6 months ago

PopCom CEO Dawn Dickson is hosting a Q&A 'Ask Me Anything' session on Instagram Live to answer any questions you have about PopCom on Monday, April 6 at 6pm ET. To join, simply login to Instagram.com/DawnWDickson and join her. We look forward to connecting with you!

Why are we Raising More Money? What is going on with Blockchain?

6 months ago

Thank you for sending us questions and for your continued interest in investing in PopCom. Several of you have asked us why are we raising additional capital and how did we allocate the funds raised from our previous round. In the videos below our CEO Dawn Dickson explains why we are raising capital and our Head of Product for Blockchain, Jared Korinko discusses how we utilize blockchain now



Product Demos

6 months ago

Thank you for visiting our page, learning more about PopCom and investing. We have excellent early momentum on our campaign and passed the $25,000 mark within a few hours. Several of you have asked to see product demos, we are excited to invite you to take a tour of our office, watch a demo of our PopShop vending Kiosk, watch a demo of our PopCom ordering kiosk, and review the data and analytics collected by the PopCom SaaS at the NRF tradeshow in NYC.

Please feel free to post questions on our offering page and we will respond promptly. Thank you again for your support!

PopCom is Back!

6 months ago

Greetings PopCom Investors and Supporters! We hope all of you are staying safe and healthy. We have great news - the crowdfunding campaign is live and you can now invest in PopCom. The minimum amount to invest is $250.25.

 

Although the timing is sensitive due to the COVID outbreak, we must continue to look towards the future and build products for our customers. While some industries are hurting, the need for social distancing validates the need for vending and retail automation. We believe that the market will continue to move towards self-service and contactless retail. Vending machines and convenience services are becoming more essential, and retailers are looking for more ways to deliver their products direct to customer with less human friction. We are excited about what is to come.

 

Since we closed our historic crowdfunding campaign for $1.07M in April 2019 we have built three market ready products and have two patents pending:

 

  1. PopShop Kiosk - Digital Pop-up Shop (vending machine) that dispenses products

  2. PopCom Kiosk - ordering and translation kiosk that does not dispense

  3. Our core product is our software (SaaS) that is sold as a white label API for vending/kiosk manufacturers to integrate when they build the machines - which is where we stand with KIOSK Information Systems.

  4. PopCom age gating system to verify customer identity to purchase regulated retail products like cannabis/Alcohol/pharma.

Our vision is to have an IoT network of automated retail hardware running on our operating system. In order to execute this vision, we had to create our own hardware to demonstrate the power of our software. We are not a manufacturer, and we do not plan to own or operate machines, but the uniqueness of our hardware is what attracts people to PopCom. Building and developing the PopShop has taken years and has been capital intensive, however it was absolutely necessary to set us apart from the competition and other technology in our space. This was validated at the NRF show when we had several Fortune 500 companies contacting us after the show about a PopShop. Watch this video to see the amazing analytics we captured at the shows - our product works and we are excited to see it working in the world.

 

We are now raising capital to grow our operations, build our sales team, reach more customers, go into full production of the PopShop, and scale our age gating and ID verification product for regulated retail. With your investments, we believe we can reach the next milestones to success.

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