The TalkSocket by TalkGo offering is now closed and is no longer accepting investments.

TalkSocket by TalkGo

Hands-free Innovation Everywhere

TalkSocket by TalkGo

Hands-free Innovation Everywhere

Seattle, WA
Consumer Products
TalkGo, Inc. is pushing boundaries in creating new and inventive products for the fastest-growing consumer technology ever, voice assistants. We are here to take them beyond the home. We already have unit commitments from early adopters and our resell partners (OtterBox and PopSockets), and now you can be a part of bringing this unique mobile accessory to launch. TalkGo, Inc. is currently a pre-revenue company.

$28,927

raised
40
Investors
$7.8M
Valuation
$1.21
Price per Share
$249.26
Min. Investment
Preferred
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
0
Days Left

$28,927

raised
40
Investors
$7.8M
Valuation
$1.21
Price per Share
$249.26
Min. Investment
Preferred
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
0
Days Left
This offering ended on March 29, 2022 and is no longer accepting investments.

Reasons to Invest

Our team of experts come from Amazon, Nordstrom, Valve Software, OtterBox, Motorola, Coinstar, and more, so we understand hardware, software, supply chain and rapid iteration.
We have been working closely with veterans of the industry to build an incredible product - after all, a $135 Billion TAM feels worth the effort.
Most companies would die to have strategic partnerships with two of the largest smartphone accessory companies; OtterBox and PopSockets. If they believe in TalkGo, so should you.

Overview


Your Voice Assistant, Hands-Free, Everywhere


Why leave your favorite voice assistant at home when you can bring it everywhere you go?


We had that question rattling in our minds too - which led us to creating TalkSocket.


We believe we have created the best mobile accessory that attaches to your phone for a seamless, hands-free experience using Alexa - even when your phone is locked.


That’s because TalkSocket merges Alexa and PopSockets into one great experience - allowing you to play music, answer questions, order on-demand, all hands-free outside the home. 


*TalkSocket is available for pre-order but not generally available on the market.


The Market


“Voice assistants are the fastest-growing consumer technology ever, even faster than our beloved smartphones” - Voicebot.ai


And it’s showing in the numbers.


Smart Speaker ownership grew over +50% between 2018 and 2020. By year 2025, the Smart Speaker global market is projected to grow to $39 Billion and the Smart Home global market will be at $175 Billion.


*TalkSocket is available for pre-order but not generally available on the market.

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Our target is Millennial and Generation X technology enthusiasts who categorize themselves within the accumulated wealth segment lifestyle and TalkSocket aims to aggressively target this consumer group.


Market Validation

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One of the biggest vote of confidence for us is securing partnerships with two of the largest smartphone accessories brands in the world. Through our licensing agreement and distribution capabilities, we teed up for long-term success.


The Problem


Voice Assistance Isn’t Designed for an On-the-Go Life


In fact, most voice assistants are tethered to your nightstand, countertop, or living room.


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Yes we understand that you might have access to Siri or even the Alexa app on your phone, but the realities are there are too many barriers to access or lacks the user experience we all desire.


THE Solution


A lot packed into such a small product


The TalkSocket mobile accessory is how users take their favorite smart speaker device with them once they leave their home.


*TalkSocket is available for pre-order but not generally available on the market.


Imagine going out for a jog or a bike ride and taking your Amazon Echo (Alexa) smart speaker device with you. You are miles down the road and say “Alexa, close my garage door.”



How it works:


*TalkSocket is available for pre-order but not generally available on the market.


The TalkSocket accessory, which is a small battery operated system (with a Bluetooth transmitter), receives your Alexa wake word command to grant your request instantly, hands-free through the Alexa app already installed on your phone. 


Yes, it is that easy.


*TalkSocket is available for pre-order but not generally available on the market.


Built with industry-standard components and the Alexa Mobile Accessories software, you can activate using your own voice. Your Alexa commands are transmitted wirelessly to the Amazon Alexa app, and Alexa completes them - even when your phone is locked. 


TalkSocket makes it effortless to interact with your Alexa-enabled smart home devices and favorite skills. 


*TalkSocket is available for pre-order but not generally available on the market.


We believe it to be extremely battery efficient and more cost effective than other solutions because we use your phone as the audio output. Our license agreement with Popsockets lends additional brand recognition and intellectual property protection.


Our Traction



*TalkSocket is available for pre-order but not generally available on the market.


We’re selling hardware on margin, but thanks to over-the-air (OTA) software updates, we can not only improve the user experience - but make new voice assistants available to customers for minimal or no cost. 


There are hundreds of different voice assistants out there that we hope to eventually support; Josh.ai, Microft.ai, Facebook, Tesla, etc.


With our rechargeable battery and Bluetooth radio, we can also integrate location tech such as Tile to help customers find their phones even if the phone moves after its battery dies. 


We’re developing and patenting new models with upgraded and advanced capabilities. These models will add recurring revenue streams. 

Why Invest


Make Life Easier


We want TalkGo, Inc. to be one of the largest voice assistant accessories companies in the industry within the next five years. 


We have goals to expand to the healthcare, education, construction, tourism and transportation industries along with our industry partners who are willing to assist us in being a part of their exclusive retailers groups (i.e. Verizon, Target, Disney, etc).


We also have a development roadmap to expand our accessories selection to our customers over the next 5 years - and with our luck so far, we think we will do just that. 


*TalkSocket is available for pre-order but not generally available on the market.


Join us today, and help to inspire an easier, more hands-free life. 

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In the Press

Gizmodo

Bypass Siri With Stick-On Smart Speaker That Brings Google Assistant and Alexa to Your iPhone

Voicebot.ai

TalkSocket Wants to Bring Always-on, Hands-Free Alexa Access to Any Smartphone

TrendHunter

TalkSocket Helps Smartphone Users Take a Smart Assistant on the Go

Geeky Gadgets

TalkSocket Alexa and Google Assistant equipped PopSocket

Digital Trends Live

The TalkSocket | Awesome Tech

GeekWire

Seattle startup’s ‘TalkSocket’ combines Alexa and PopSockets

Gearbytes

TalkSocket offers hands-free use of Amazon Alexa on any smartphone

The Gadgeteer

Titanium micro-sized tape measure, a magic wand, pen, and more – Notable crowdfunding campaigns

The Times

Gadget fix: six of the best pieces of new tech

MikeShouts

TalkSocket Is A Nifty Accessory That Lets You Use Alexa Without Unlocking Your Phone

Offering Summary


Company

:

TalkGo, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

3518 Fremont Ave N #473, Seattle, WA 98103

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.44

Offering Maximum

:

$1,069,999.37

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$249.26











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Series Seed-1 Preferred Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

8,264

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

884,297

Price per Share

:

$1.21

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$7,796,272.00











Voting Rights of Securities Sold in this Offering

Voting Proxy. Each Investor shall appoint the Chief Executive Officer of the Company (the “CEO”), or his or her successor, as the Investor’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 Investor, (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 Investor pursuant to this Section are coupled with an interest. Such proxy and power will be irrevocable. The proxy and power, so long as the Investor is an individual, will survive the death, incompetency and disability of the Investor and, so long as the Investor is an entity, will survive the merger or reorganization of the Investor 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.

Early Bird

Friends and Family - First 72 hours | 10% bonus shares

Super Early Bird - Next 72 hours | 7% bonus

Early Bird Bonus - Next 7 days | 3% bonus shares

 

Volume

Tier 1 ($500+) perk: Two TalkSockets

Tier 2 ($1000+) perk: Four TalkSockets 

Tier 3 ($5,000+) perk: Eight TalkSockets

Tier 4 ($10,000+) perk: Eight TalkSockets + 5% bonus shares

Tier 5 ($25,000+) perk: Eight TalkSockets + 10% bonus shares

Tier 6 ($50,000+) perk: Eight TalkSockets + 15% bonus shares

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

TalkGo, 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 Series Seed-1 Preferred at $1.21 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Series Seed-1 Preferred, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $121. 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.

Insider Investment Notice:

Dan Gerrity, a Company Director, has invested $1000.67 in the Company’s current Reg CF offering. 

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.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$174,253.00 USD
$148.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$174,253.00 USD
$148.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$71,246.00 USD
$8,173.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$470,000.00 USD
$0.00 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
-$324,534.00 USD
-$17,750.00 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

Insider Investment Notice

3 months ago

Dan Gerrity, a Company Director, has invested $1000.67 in the Company’s current Reg CF offering. This commitment cannot be rescinded. Please refer to the Company’s offering materials for further information and refer to the Company’s Risk Factors.

Innovating with Alexa

4 months ago

It's been an exciting week for us at CES 2022. Even though the conference has fewer people than most years, the quality is top-notch. There are so many companies that now have Alexa capabilities built into their product which means TalkSocket becomes even more relevant to consumers and industry verticals. 

The biggest highlight this week was being called out as 1 of 14 incredible startups innovating with Alexa at CES. This is such an honor as there are so many amazing startups working with Alexa. 

https://developer.amazon.com/en-US/blogs/alexa/device-makers/2022/01/ces-alexa-startups

More great news to come!

-TalkGo Team

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