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TomBot

Robotic emotional support animals

TomBot

Robotic emotional support animals

Santa Clarita, CA
Health Tech
Technology
Tombot makes robotic animals for seniors with dementia. Our aim is to become the first affordable, FDA-regulated robotic animal, providing mental and physical health benefits for people who cannot safely or practically care for live animals.

$570,484

raised
451
Investors
$14.5M
Valuation
$1.55
Price per Share
$249.55
Min. Investment
Preferred
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$5M
Offering Max
0
Days Left

$570,484

raised
451
Investors
$14.5M
Valuation
$1.55
Price per Share
$249.55
Min. Investment
Preferred
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$5M
Offering Max
0
Days Left
This offering ended on November 03, 2021 and is no longer accepting investments.

Reasons to Invest

Named one of TIME Magazine’s 2020 Best Inventions, Tombot’s realistic robotic animals were designed to help 50M+ seniors with dementia and mild cognitive impairment worldwide. This number is projected to reach 152M+ by 2050.
Tombot conducted three rounds of consumer studies involving 100’s of dementia patients during product design, demonstrating their strong preference for realism.
$4M+ in commitments from institutional and accredited angel investors, with 8,500+ pre-order and waitlist customers.

The Overview


A companion to provide comfort to those coping with dementia

The inspiration for Tombot emerged in 2011, when CEO and Co-Founder Tom Stevens faced an incredibly tough decision: Tom’s mother, Nancy, had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and was no longer able to safely care for her beloved dog and best friend, Golden Bear. When Tom took Golden Bear away, Nancy’s severe loneliness, depression, and violent anger all worsened. Tom looked around for live animal companion substitutes but couldn’t find anything Nancy liked.  Determined to find a solution, Tom embarked on a multi-year education and research journey. Six years later, Tombot was born.  


We’ve already sold out our first litter of Puppies in pre-order, and our waitlist recently crossed the 8,500 mark.  Our customers, hailing from 76 countries around the world, include B2B organizations such as assisted living and skilled nursing facilities, behavioral health institutions, home health agencies, and K-12 schools. In addition to seniors with dementia, we have received orders from seniors living on their own, parents of children with Autism, and adults with loneliness, chronic pain, major depressive disorder, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and PTSD.  

THE PROBLEM


Seniors with dementia and chronic pain need better alternatives to toxic medications


Tombot’s go-to-market customers are seniors with dementia.  97% of seniors with dementia suffer from debilitating symptoms including loneliness, frustration, delirium, hallucinations, and violent anger. Additionally, over 80% of seniors in nursing homes experience chronic pain. Doctors frequently prescribe these patients psychotropic and opioid medications. In addition to turning seniors into zombies, psychotropics can kill, and opioids increase fall risk. 


Source 1, Source 2Source 3


These severe symptoms are not just experienced by seniors and nursing home residents.  Loneliness and depression occur in long-term hospital patients, as well as the adolescent and adult populations at large—all exacerbated by Covid-19.

Few non-pharmacological alternatives to psychotropics exist, leaving doctors and family members of dementia patients desperate for solutions. 





THE SOLUTION


A thoughtfully designed robotic animal companion

Peer-reviewed studies have shown that robotic animal companions positively contribute to the ability to cope with stress, anxiety, loneliness, depression, and pain, thus improving overall well-being. Research shows that robotic animals significantly outperform traditional objects, such as dolls or stuffed animals, with the added benefit of reducing pain and the need for pain medications1.

Current competitors in the robotic animal space fall into one of two camps: simplistic children’s toys, or prohibitively expensive robots (Paro, the wide-eyed seal pup, and Sony’s Aibo dog cost $6,400 and $2,900, respectively). For a small fraction of the price, Tombot will incorporate additional features promoting emotional attachment.

Barking up exactly the right tree

Jennie is designed to stimulate emotional attachment and help individuals, families, and communities cope with a spectrum of health adversities at a price most people can afford. She is responsive to touch, voice, movement, and light, and is integrated with a smartphone app that enables customization and software updates to expand and improve her capabilities over time.

Jennie’s body is covered in sensors, allowing her to feel how and where she is being touched or moved, and to hear sounds and voice commands. In order to emulate real dogs, she has been carefully programmed with a rich set of behaviors and sounds.



Her patented realistic appearance and texture were designed with the artistic services of Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, known for its unmatched expertise and artistic creativity. Tombot has filed additional patent applications in the USPTO and the international PCT.

Jennie sells for $449. We intend for all future models to also carry a monthly subscription charge. Our two-pronged business model allows us to sell directly to consumers, as well as B2B2C through assisted living and skilled nursing facilities.


THE MARKET


A multi-billion-dollar market that we believe will only keep growing



There are currently over 50 million seniors with dementia and mild cognitive impairment worldwide. This number is projected to grow to over 152 million by 2030. But Tombot’s reach doesn’t end there. Robotic pets are on the rise

why invest 


Providing companionship to those who need it most

Jennie has been greeted with curiosity and enthusiasm by customers from 76 countries around the world. Our goal is to support and uplift individuals coping with adversities, as well as their families and communities. Many people across the globe cannot safely or practically care for a live animal, but still yearn for the company of a pet. Tombot offers a safe and novel solution to this problem. 


We’re ready to become the world’s largest social robotics company.


Labrador puppies are just the start—there’s a world of possibilities. Our product roadmap of increasingly sophisticated technology and designs will serve an expanding customer base.


We invite you to join us in transforming daily lives and providing companionship to individuals everywhere.


1. Petersen et al., The Utilization of Robotic Pets in Dementia Care; Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, Vol. 55 (2017)




Code View

In the Press

BBC Click

The Robot Dog That Helps With Dementia

Oprah Daily

Meet Jennie, a Robotic Dog That Provides Companionship To Those Who Are Unable to Care for a Pet.

CBS 8

Robotic Dog "Jenny" helping dementia patients

Offering Summary


Company

:

TomBot, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

19197 Golden Valley Road, #638, Santa Clarita, CA 91387

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.05

Offering Maximum

:

$4,999,999.30

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$249.55











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Series Seed I Preferred

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

6,451

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

3,225,806

Price per Share

:

$1.55

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$14,491,624.25











Amount-Based:

$249 | Tier I

Priority Waitlist (after Kickstarter & Front of the Line Passes).

$1,000 | Tier II

Front of the Waitlist Line Pass.

$2,500 | Tier III

Front of the Waitlist Line Pass + Exclusive Annual Investor Call & Q&A.

$5,000 | Tier IV

Front of the Waitlist Line Pass + Exclusive Semi-Annual Major Annual Investor Call & Q&A.

$10,000 | Tier V

Front of the Waitlist Line + Exclusive Semi-Annual Major Investor Call & Q&A + Dinner and Private Tour of Tombot Robotics Lab + Invitations to Tombot Major Investor Events.

*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. Salary payments made to one’s self, a friend or relative. Any expense labeled “Travel and Entertainment”.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$319,977.00 USD
$237,169.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$281,523.00 USD
$204,474.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$29,626.00 USD
$40,825.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$67,551.00 USD
$319,701.00 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
-$351,844.00 USD
-$713,070.00 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

Thank you for a strong finish!

3 months ago


Tombot Family, 👋


WOW! The outpouring of support we received in our equity crowdfunding campaign was inspiring!


Thanks to our 454 investors, we’ve raised $573k+ and expanded our TomBot family in the process! 


This brings us even closer to producing the first affordable, FDA-regulated robotic animal for people who cannot safely or practically care for live animals.


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Last Roll Call❗It’s the FINAL Hours To Invest!

3 months ago


Tombot Family, 👋


Our campaign is officially coming to a close in less than 10 hours. Take advantage of the final hours of our equity crowdfunding campaign before it’s too late! 


Thanks to your support, Tombot is now the #1 Most-Funded Reg CF Health Tech campaign offering currently on StartEngine! With further investment from you - our valued community - we will continue climbing the ranks of StartEngine.


Tombot is making the first affordable, FDA-regulated robotic animals for people who cannot safely or practically care for live animals. We are so excited to share our progress with you!


Current investors are encouraged to reinvest. Potential investors, please visit our raise page on StartEngine. Join our growing global community of over 700 investors!


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Only 1 Day Left to Invest in Tombot! ⏳ Join Our Final Webinar Today!

3 months ago

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Tombot Family, 👋


There is only one day left to make an early-stage investment in Tombot! We are the third-most funded Regulation Crowdfunding Health Tech currently live campaign on StartEngine! This is your final chance to invest and help drive us to 1st place!


Your investment in an innovative medical robotics company like ours will help us make a difference in the lives of individuals across the globe suffering from cognitive health adversities such as dementia, autism, and PTSD.


Join the 400+ institutional and individual investors, including Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health, who have already backed Tombot. Visit our campaign page on StartEngine before time runs out.


PS: If you have any questions about the investment, this is your last chance to attend our exclusive investor Q&A webinar! Don’t miss this final opportunity to discuss our latest development work with Jennie, and Tombot in general. Register hereand join us Monday, November 1st, 2021 at 4:00PM PST! 


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Fireside Chat With CC Degraff and Leandra Sims! 🎙

3 months ago


Tombot Family, 👋


I recently had the opportunity to sit down with CC DeGraff and Leandra Sims in a fireside chat about assisted living.


Fireside chats are interviews with experts from various fields of health, technology, and pets. 


CC is the Executive Director and Leandra is Director of Memory Care at the Kensington Assisted Living and Memory Care center in Sierra Madre.


On behalf of the entire Tombot team, I would like to thank these two dedicated professionals for sharing their insights.


Please read our recent investor article where I highlight some of the important topics we discussed!


For more information on how you can help us bring Tombot puppies to people desperately in need, please visit our website


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Tombot

Invest Today: Only 3 Days Left! ⏳

3 months ago


Tombot family,


As our equity crowdfunding campaign comes to a close, there is still time for you to join the 350+ institutional and individual investors who have already backed Tombot.


Tombot is currently in third place for funds raised by Health Tech investments on StartEngine. We need your help to take us to number one!


There are only 3 days left to invest in Tombot. The minimum investment amount is $249.50.


Our mission is to improve quality of life for individuals suffering from health adversities. You can help us bring Puppies to those desperately in need.


If you have already invested, please consider reinvesting. Even modest contributions can make a difference.


Thank you to everyone who has already participated. Please spread the word and help us across the finish line!


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Tombot’s Final Investor Q&A Webinar! 🎙

3 months ago


Tombot Family, 👋


This is your last chance to attend our exclusive investor Q&A webinar!


Don’t miss this final opportunity to discuss the latest equity crowdfunding campaign news, development work with Jennie, and Tombot in general.


Register here, and join us November 1st, 2021 at 4:00PM PST!


After you register, you’ll receive a confirmation email explaining how to join the webinar.


Don’t forget to bring your burning questions, as this will be the last event to get them answered live!


We look forward to seeing you there.


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Early Bird Perks Are Almost Over! ⏰

3 months ago


Tombot family,


Reminder: these are the last few days to invest in Tombot. It’s your last chance to get early bird perks on StartEngine!


Anyone who joins our community as a new shareholder for the minimum investment of $249 will be put on the priority waitlist, which could save up to a year of waiting for Jennie the robot!


If you invest $1000, you will be rewarded with our Front of the Waitlist Line Pass, which will expedite your robot even sooner.


If you have any questions, or would like more information on the different tiers based on your investment amount, go to the rewards section of our raise page.


Please share this with your friends and network, and help us get Jennie to those who need her most.


Thank you for accelerating the growth of our mission.



Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Tombot Engineering Updates for October! 🐶

3 months ago


Tombot Family, 👋


I recently sat down in a fireside chat to discuss phase 1 of Jennie’s production, and am pleased to give you the Tombot engineering update for October, 2021.


We are currently in phase 1 of production engineering, which consists of high-level architectures all for the purposes of making her more robust.


Read our recent blog, in which we break down the four key elements of this phase of Jennie’s development.


I look forward to keeping you updated on future phases of development and milestones in our equity crowdfunding campaign.


We can’t thank you enough for your support.


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Tombot’s Fireside Chat With Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health’s Jay Goss!

3 months ago

Tombot Family, 👋


We recently held a Fireside Chat with healthcare VC  Jay Goss.


Jay is a general partner at Wavemaker Three-Sixty Health - a Pasadena, California-based venture fund that focuses exclusively on healthcare startups seeking seed-stage investments. Jay also serves on Tombot's board of directors. 


On behalf of the entire Tombot team, I want to thank Jay for sharing his expertise. We learned so much about healthcare investment, and why it is “recession-resistant.”


If you missed this insightful discussion, we encourage you to watch our recap video on YouTube or check out our recent investor article.


Thank you for your continued support of our mission.


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Top 5 Reasons to Invest in Tombot! 🐶

3 months ago


Tombot Family, 👋


Are you wondering whether Tombot is the right investment for you?


I recently broke down the top reasons to invest in Jennie the robot in a video and blog article.


Your contribution is crucial to the success of our equity crowdfunding campaign.


We’re committed to bringing this project to fruition, and we hope to improve the lives of people suffering from health challenges.


We hope you'll join us on this journey. Help us bring Tombot puppies to those desperately in need.


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Only One Week Left to Invest in Tombot! ⏳

3 months ago

Tombot family,


This is the final week to invest in our equity crowdfunding campaign!


Thanks to you, the Tombot community is growing stronger. We look forward to ending our campaign on a high note.


Don’t miss out! Invest in our mission before it’s too late. Sign up on our StartEngine raise page today.


If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to reinvest and help us reach our goal and maximize our potential.


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Reminder: Tombot Office Hours with CEO Tom Stevens on Wednesday 10/27!

3 months ago

Hi Tombot Family, 


This Wednesday 10/27 at 4PM PST is our second last Q&A before the close of our campaign on 11/02! Register to attend while you can and don't forget to bring your burning questions! This will be your second last chance to get them answered live!



We recently surpassed $400K in our raise journey, and we're grateful to all investors who have contributed so far!


Invest in one of TIME Magazine’s 2020 Best Inventions and together lets help make the world a happier, more joyous place for seniors and elders suffering from dementia and mild cognitive impairments. 


Warmly,

The Tombot Team


We’ve Reached $400K in Investments on StartEngine! 🎉

3 months ago



Tombot family, 👋


We are excited to announce that we’ve reached another milestone in our crowdfunding campaign:


Over $400K raised by our investor community on StartEngine!


I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has invested in our crowdfunding campaign so far, and for participating in the Tombot mission to bring love and comfort to those who need it most.


Your continued support and contributions mean so much. Together we will finish our campaign off strong!


Our equity crowdfunding raise is not over yet. If you haven’t already done so, we encourage you to join our team of 300+ investors on StartEngine while there’s still time!


Thank you for being part of the Tombot family.



Be Well,

Tom Stevens

“When Will I Receive Jennie?” 🐶

3 months ago


Tombot Family, 👋


Without question, the most frequent inquiry we receive is: when will waitlist customers get their robots? I was able to answer this in detail during our recent “Weekly Office Hours” - a weekly meeting where we discuss Tombot activities and investor concerns.


Watch our video recap, where we discuss this and other major milestones expected in the near-future.


Don’t forget to tune in to next week’s webinar, for updates, and to give you a chance to ask us anything and everything about Tombot.


Your investment is crucial to Tombot and achieving our scheduled milestones, so thank you for your continued support!


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

The Tombot team Visits Las Vegas’s Prestige Living at Mira Loma

3 months ago


Tombot Family, 👋


The Tombot team had the opportunity to visit Las Vegas’s Prestige Living at Mira Loma - a facility for seniors with dementia - with journalist Lara Lewington.


I want to thank BBC News and Lara for such a wonderful article and video.


This visit showcased Jennie in action. People really responded to her!


Together we can bring smiles to the faces of those who cannot safely or practically care for a live animal.


We appreciate your continued support.


Related Article: ‘You’re a good dog’: Robo-pup helps people with dementia


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

SM Jim Henson’s Creature Shop

3 months ago

Tombot Family, 👋


Walking through Jim Henson’s Creature Shop is a magical experience - a special place where childhood fantasies become reality. Everywhere you look, you see famous puppets and animatronic props used in shows like The Muppets, The Dark Crystal, and Sesame Street!


Going from artistic vision to finished product requires skill and a lot of elbow grease - none more so than our Jennie. Fortunately, Peter Brooke and John Crispwell were up for the challenge of making Jennie look like a real dog.


Related Article: Meet Jennie


I want to take this opportunity to thank the animatronic masters who helped bring the Tombot dream to reality. 


Watch our behind-the-scenes video and meet our wonderful team of artists at Jim Henson’s Creature Shop.


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Fireside Chat Featuring Briana Mirchel! 🎙

3 months ago


Tombot Family, 👋


I recently had the opportunity to interview Doctor of Veterinary Medicine and Paws4Elders Founder, Dr. Briana Mirchel, in a fireside chat.


Fireside chats are educational interviews with experts from the fields of health, technology, and animals. 


In case you missed it, read our recap blog where we dive deeper into shelter pet adoption and pet ownership for seniors.


I want to thank Dr. Mirchel for her participation, and for bringing her expertise and insight to the discussion.


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Only Two Weeks Left to Invest in Tombot! ⏳

3 months ago

Tombot family, 👋


There are now only two weeks left to invest before our raise is over!


We thank everyone who has invested thus far, and we feel fortunate to have received support from so many investors.


Our campaign isn’t over yet. Your contribution is vital to help us reach our goal!


Become a part of our community, and join as an early investor on our StartEngine crowdfunding raise page today!


We look forward to finishing strong with you!


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Tombot Semi-annual Major Investor Call and Q&A

3 months ago

Hello Tombot Major Investors!

Our next semi-annual call and Q&A is scheduled for Thursday, October 28th at 4pm Pacific Daylight Time.  If you have invested $5,000 or more, you are welcome to attend.  If you haven't yet invested at least $5,000, there is still time.  If you complete your investment by the end of the day October 27th, I will make sure you receive an invitation.

The Tombot team will give a full update on our progress towards first customer shipments, including production engineering, supply chain management, recent strategic customer activities, and marketing KPIs.  There will also be some show and tell of cool robot stuff!

Lots of great things to share.  Please bring you questions!

Best regards,

Tom

“The Baby Boomer Investing Show” 🎥

3 months ago


Tombot family, 👋


I am excited to announce that I will be a guest on a LIVE show, where I will be appearing with Jennie!


Please join me on Tuesday, October 19th, 2021 at 10:00am PST for Season 3, Episode 1 of “The Baby Boomer Investing Show.”


This episode, “Meet Jennie” - A Realistic Robotic Emotional Support Animal by Tombot -  will showcase Jennie and her outstanding features.


Join with the link here. It would be great if you could arrive approximately 15 minutes early so we can confirm our equipment is working properly and our outline is correct!


The show is being multi-streamed so you can attend on the platform of your choice:


Facebook:

https://www.facebook.com/100144354887536/posts/418101229758512/


YouTube: https://youtu.be/6fV-lk-tb4E 


LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/video/event/urn:li:ugcPost:6853787951630053377/ 


We look forward to seeing you there. Thank you for your support!



Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

We’re in the home stretch! Help Tombot Cross the Finish Line 🏁

3 months ago



Tombot family, 👋



We’re in the home stretch! 🏁


Help Jennie race past the finish line! As of now, Tombot is the 64th most-funded campaign out of 200 open investments on StartEngine, as well as:


  • 49th most funded out of 155 Regulation Crowdfunding campaigns 

  • 6th most funded out of 14 in Health Tech Regulation Crowdfunding campaigns 


Our goal is to be the most-funded Regulation Crowdfunding Health Tech campaign on StartEngine.


Our scheduled close is November 2nd, 2021, so there is still time to participate.


We will keep you posted on our progress!


This is the final push! Join Wavemaker 360 Health as a Tombot investor and propel Jennie across the finish line.


We look forward to finishing the race off strong with you.


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, TomBot 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 TomBot 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

Tombot Fireside Chat With Investor Bob Peisner! 🐶

3 months ago


Tombot Family, 👋


We recently had the opportunity to have a fireside chat with our investor and friend, Bob Peisner.


Fireside chats are educational interviews with experts from the fields of health, technology and pets, as well as families sharing stories about loved ones suffering from health adversities. 


Watch our recent video where Bob explains why the Tombot mission is important to him, and why he chose to invest in the company. 


As our campaign approaches its final days, we encourage you to consider reinvesting and help us reach our goals.


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

A Quick Rundown on Jennie's Features 🐶

4 months ago


Tombot Family, 👋


I wanted to take a moment to update you on some of Jennie's features. 


We get a lot of questions regarding her technology, and how people should clean here. 


I address these frequently-asked questions in a recent video and blog.


If you still have any questions left unanswered, please tune into our weekly investor hour, a 60-minute webinar.


This is an opportunity to provide up-to-the-minute updates, and give you a chance to ask us about Tombot and investing. 


We look forward to hearing from you soon!


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Investors Believe in Tombot 🙌

4 months ago


Tombot Family, 👋


We wouldn’t have come this far without the support of our community.


Our investors know that when they invest in Tombot, they’re contributing to more than just a product and business.


We designed Jennie with the sole purpose to improve the lives and wellbeing of those suffering from dementia, alzheimer's, and other life-threatening illnesses. 


When you invest in Tombot, you invest in a solution.


Hear what some of our impact investors have to say about Jennie the robotic dog in our recent video and blog!



Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Tombot's CEO, Tom Stevens, Pitches to Potential Investors

4 months ago


Tombot Family, 👋


I recently had a chance to discuss the technology and design of Jennie, as well as our outstanding leadership team in my pitch.


Considering investing in Tombot? Then I highly encourage you to watch it.


If you have any questions, please leave them in the comments section of our raise page on StartEngine, or register for our weekly office hours, so I can answer your questions live! 



Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

We’ve Surpassed $300K From Investors! 🎉

4 months ago

Tombot family, 👋


We are thrilled to announce that we’ve reached yet another important milestone in our crowdfunding journey.


Over $300K in Investments on StartEngine! 


Thank you to everyone who has contributed to our campaign thus far. This moves us one step closer to bringing Jennie to those who need her most. Your investment  supports our mission to improve the well-being of others.


With one more month to go, there is still time to join the movement!

Become a part of the Tombot family by investing in our StartEngine raise page today.



Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Only 30 Days Left to Invest in Tombot! ⏳

4 months ago


Tombot family,


We have officially begun the final month of our equity crowdfunding campaign.


There are now only 30 days left to invest in Tombot!


We are thrilled to share updates with a community that is as passionate as we are, and are grateful for the tremendous support we have received thus far.


Join our mission and growing team of investors by signing up on our StartEngine raise page.


Thanks to you, we are forecasting a strong close!



Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, TomBot 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 TomBot 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

Tombot’s Second Quarter Updates!

4 months ago



Tombot Family, 👋


We have some exciting second quarter updates!


Production engineering is moving right along schedule.  We enjoyed a large uptick in website visitors compared to previous quarters. Additionally, we’ve almost tripled the number of website visitors since last year.


Learn more about the last quarter in our most recent blog.


If you haven’t already, we encourage you to join us for our weekly office hours, a webinar in which Tom Stevens will answer your questions about Jennie, Tombot, and our mission.


Help us bring puppies to those who desperately need them.


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Tombot’s Webinar Canceled Tomorrow!

4 months ago


Tombot community, 


I’m writing to let you know that tomorrow’s webinar is canceled because Jennie is going to interview a vet tomorrow!


We will be meeting Dr. Briana Mirchel, President of Paws4Elders to discuss the obstacles in elderly care with live pets, and how Jennie can help bridge those gaps for our loved ones. 


I’m looking forward to sharing my chat with Dr. Briana Mirchel with you, and will be conducting next week’s regularly scheduled webinar to answer your questions. 


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Tombot Engineering Updates and Q3 2021 Goals

4 months ago



We have exciting plans for Jennie in the upcoming months!


The primary development focus through Q3 is on the pre-production of Jennie, which will allow us to scale individual features, as well as implement certain features in parallel. 


We’re currently scaling developments on the prototype hardware and software for Jennie. Right now, we're in phase one, which we plan to complete by the end of the quarter.


If you haven't already done so, join us as a Tombot investor on StartEngine. To stay further updated on all Tombot news, be sure to sign up for our newsletter here.


Thank you for your continued support! I look forward to sharing more exciting Tombot developments with you all in the near future!



Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

REMINDER: Join Us Tomorrow for Tombot’s First Weekly Q&A!

5 months ago


Tombot family,


Don’t forget! 🐶


You’ve been invited to Tombot’s recurring weekly webinar, where I will be answering questions about Jennie, our raise on StartEngine, and exciting updates for Q3 2021, and beyond!


It’s all happening starting tomorrow, Wednesday, September 15th! 🎉


We encourage you to sign up ahead of time, and be sure to bring your questions! 


Register Here.


I look forward to seeing you all there!


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Tombot is Attending RESI’s Event as a Finalist 🎉

5 months ago

Tombot family,


Exciting news! Life Science Nation’s Innovator’s Pitch Challenge (IPC) finalists will be presenting at the upcoming RESI Partnering Week, to showcase innovative technologies, like Jennie 🐶 next week, September 13-17.


As a finalist, Tombot will participate in a live Q&A session with investors and industry experts providing feedback and questions. This will help us better prepare for future investor meetings, understand investor perspectives, and enhance our visibility and network.


This is a huge opportunity for Tombot and its investors, as many past participants have credited the IPC to unexpected follow-up meetings and new connections.


If you want to attend any of these insightful discussions, there’s still time to register! We thank you for your continued support. 😊


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Weekly Tombot Office Hours are Here! 🎉

5 months ago



Tombot family,


We invite you to join us on Wednesdays at 4 PM Pacific Time / 7 PM Eastern Time starting next week on September 15th, for our weekly livestream where I will share some exciting new updates and personally answer questions from audience members about Tombot, Jennie, and our crowdfunding raise on StartEngine!


Please join us and bring your burning questions! I look forward to seeing you there. Register here. 


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder & CEO

Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, TomBot 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 TomBot 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

Tombot is Positioned to Solve a Billion Dollar Problem!

6 months ago

Tombot makes robotic animals that create better quality of life for those suffering with debilitating physical and mental adversities.


When we came up with the idea for Jennie, we knew it was an idea that could benefit millions of seniors across the globe. What we didn’t realize is how vast the medical robotics therapy animal market is for Jennie.

The medical robotics market is expected to hit $43.22 billion by 2028, with emotional therapy robotics expected to grow at a CAGR of 37.34%.  

This means that medical robotics and therapy robotics markets are in their infancy, with tremendous potential for growth and return on investment for early investors.

The potential is even greater when you consider the life-like and emotional attachment capabilities of a robotic therapy dog like Jennie. In other words, there are millions of people who don’t have access to affordable therapy proven to reduce the symptoms of dementia and other cognitive impairments that could benefit from Jennie.

Tombot is positioned to solve a $multi-billion problem, and Jennie is just the beginning!

Read more about the market opportunity for Tombot on our blog: Why The Robotic Therapy Animals Market is an Excellent Investment Opportunity


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Here's A Recap of Tombot's Most Recent ‘Ask Me Anything’ Investor Webinar!

7 months ago

In case you missed it, Tombot’s most recent 'Ask Me Anything' Investor webinar is now live! 



In this 40 minute video, I discuss our prototype Jennie, our equity crowdfunding raise on StartEngine, my experience as an entrepreneur in the medical robotics industry, and answer the most important questions from all of you.


There is even a special guest appearance on the webinar, Jennie! 🐶


At Tombot, we believe we are building a brighter and more sustainable future in senior care, and with your support have been able to scale engineering developments on Jennie.


We encourage you to visit our investment opportunity to learn more about our mission at Tombot. If you have any additional questions about Jennie or our raise, I would be happy to answer them, so please do not hesitate to post in the Comments section of our campaign page.


Be Well,

Tom Stevens

Founder and CEO

Tombot

Tombot Was Inspired By My Mother, Nancy Stevens

7 months ago


Tombot was inspired by my mother, Nancy Stevens.


My personal experience with my mother has shown me how difficult it is for seniors with dementia to safely take

care of a pet. That experience inspired me to launch Tombot in 2017, to serve seniors like my mother, who are incapable

of caring for a live animal companion but who could still benefit from the emotional support

of having one.


In our most recent investor blog, I share in detail the story of why I created Tombot and how

Jennie became our first prototype.


I’ve opened up about my experience to show you that if your loved one is struggling with behavioral and

psychological symptoms of dementia, you are not alone and that there are viable solutions, like

Jennie, that can help your loved ones cope.


As a startup that’s gaining a lot of traction, attention, and demand, funding Jennie’s pups is the

first step to putting her in your loved one’s hands.


Help us bring Jennie to market today by joining us as an investor on StartEngine. Together we

can improve the lives of millions of seniors worldwide and provide better alternatives for managing the adversities of

these symptoms.


Be well,

Tom Stevens

Co-Founder | CEO

Tombot

Notice of Funds Disbursement

7 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, TomBot 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 TomBot 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

Reminder: Join Tombot's 'Ask Me Anything' live webinar tomorrow, June 25th at 11:00 AM PDT

7 months ago

Don't forget to join our 'Ask Me Anything' live webinar tomorrow, June 25th at 11:00 AM PST as I discuss Tombot, Jennie, and our equity crowdfunding raise on StartEngine.


Register today before spots fill up, and be sure to bring your questions!


Be Well,

Tom

An Inside Look at Tombot's Prototype, Jennie! 🐶

7 months ago



Tombot is on a mission to create robot animals that provide comfort for seniors unable to care for a pet. We anticipate our prototype, Jennie, to be the first affordable, FDA-regulated robotic animal on the market.


Jennie’s artistic design was created by Jim Henson’s Creature Shop, which is famous for designing and building animatronic creatures for television and film. This makes her unlike other mechanical animals. Her patent-pending architecture gives her the look, feel, and behavior of a real puppy!


My mom, Nancy Stevens, who suffered from behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia, was the inspiration behind Jennie. From conversations and formal studies with other seniors with dementia, I now know my mom’s story is not unique.


I founded Tombot in 2017 to bring Jennie to market for those that need her most, and I’m excited to introduce you to her more in depth in our most recent investor blog post.


Though the work and research is ongoing, the result is something I know my mom would love and recommend to her community—a realistic robotic pup designed to provide the same comfort and support as a real furry friend.

 

If your loved ones are struggling with the adversities of dementia like my mom did and believe in the benefits of Jennie, I encourage you to join our investor community. For as little as $249 today, you can help us bring Jennie to market tomorrow.


Be Well,

Tom

 

Join our 'Ask Me Anything' live webinar next Friday, June 25th at 11:00 AM PST

7 months ago


Join our 'Ask Me Anything' live webinar next Friday, June 25th at 11:00 AM PST as I discuss Tombot, Jennie, and our equity crowdfunding raise on StartEngine.


As our community committed to change continues to grow, the Tombot team and I cannot thank you enough for your support, questions, and comments during our fundraising process thus far. 


I’m looking forward to hearing from all of you and answering your questions as we approach this next phase in our raise. 


Register today before spots fill up, and be sure to bring your questions!


Be Well,

Tom

Our Prototype Puppy Jennie Answers Her Frequently Asked Questions! 🐶

8 months ago


Our prototype puppy Jennie was created to provide emotional care and promote emotional attachment in seniors dealing with the many adversities caused by dementia. She was born to stay by her seniors' side, and provide an alternative form of care to toxic medications.

 
In our latest investor blog post, Jennie answers her frequently asked questions, from how she operates to the details of her technology!


At Tombot, we have a strong desire to promote alternatives to medication in senior care. Join our global investor community committed to change, to help bring Jennie’s care to millions of seniors across the world.

 

If you have questions about our raise on StartEngine to further development efforts for Jennie’s next litter, please feel free to leave us a question under the Comments section of our page. We have exciting updates ahead to share with you, and hope you’ll join our journey!

Tombot Hits $200k In StartEngine Investments!!!

8 months ago


Tombot update from June 10th: We now have over $200,000 in investment on StartEngine!


Thank you everyone for your support!!

Be well,

Tom

Tombot was recently interviewed on AngelMD Pitch Club with Katie Richardson, MD! 🐶

8 months ago

Tombot was recently featured on AngelMD Pitch Club with Katie Richardson, MD.

AngelMD is the only online community of healthcare startups, physicians and investors that combines community engagement, physician insight and machine learning to highlight  promising investment opportunities for its members. They are dedicated to helping medical industry disruptors and early growth startups through their resources and platform. 


The recording of the discussion is now live on our Youtube channel!


I answer questions around our raise, share the stories of our customers who are excited about seeing Jennie come to market, and showcase the wonderful opportunities for Jennie to provide emotional care to seniors and others across the world.


It was a pleasure to share Tombot's story with the AngelMD community. Tombot is fortunate to have received significant investments from AngelMD’s investor community in the past, and we are grateful for the chance to share updates on Jennie and our crowdfunding raise on StartEngine


We encourage you to join our growing global community of investors dedicated to the development of sustainable senior care alternatives, and invite you to make an investment in Tombot today.


Be Well,

Tom

Investing in Tombot FAQ: The Top Questions We're Receiving From StartEngine Investors

8 months ago


Our raise recently garnered the attention of Yahoo! Finance, and we've seen much excitement around our feature as one of TIME’s Best Inventions! As a result, we've received a variety of questions around our company and our raise on StartEngine


When creating Jennie, our mission was to create a robotic animal designed to alleviate the behavioral and psychological symptoms caused by dementia in millions of seniors worldwide. We project for Jennie to be the first affordable, FDA-regulated medical grade robotic dog in the market, and through our capital raise on StartEngine will have the financial support needed to scale our efforts.


In the blog linked here, we provide responses to our most common investor inquiries. Questions range from how COVID-19 has impacted our business, to why we're choosing to be FDA-regulated, and much more. 


Have more investment questions? Post them under the Comments section of our StartEngine page and I will address each one personally! We value your feedback and appreciate all of the questions we have received from our community. We also encourage you to visit our website or our Facebook, LinkedIn, and Instagram social media channels to stay informed on all Tombot news and updates!

 

Be well, 

Tom

Tombot Achieves Major Fundraising Milestone!!

8 months ago

Hello Tombot Family!

This is our video update for May 25, 2021. 


Topics include StartEngine Regulation Crowdfunding status, achievement of a major fundraising milestone, and the resumption of in-person customer activities.

Thank you for all of your support!

Be well,

Tom

We are Live!

9 months ago

Hello Tombot Family,

We are finally live with our Regulation Crowdfunding campaign and are now able to officially accept investments!  Thank you so much to everyone who reserved shares during our Test The Waters campaign.  We received $218,354 in reservations from 255 investors!   Everyone who reserved shares will receive an email from StartEngine with a link to finalize your investment.  Please let us know if you have any questions.

We will have lots of exciting announcements in the coming days and weeks.  There is a tremendous amount of activity at Tombot, and thanks to you it will only continue to grow.  For those of you who have not yet made investment, please join us and help bring Puppies to those desperately in need.

Thank you again!

Be well!

Tom

Over $125K in Reservations!

10 months ago

Hello Tombot Family!

I am excited to report that we have received over $125,000 in reservations from 140 investors.  Thank you so much to all of you for your support!  

Please be sure to spread the word, as we would like to hit our campaign goals just as quickly as possible so that we can focus all of our attention on bringing Jennie to all those desperately in need.  Remember: everyone who reserves shares during our Test The Waters campaign will receive 10% Bonus Shares!

We are actively working our hardest to finalize all of the compliance requirements for launching our live Regulation Crowdfunding campaign.  There is a daunting number of pieces that all must come together to move from a Test The Waters campaign to where we can actually accept your investments.  We are getting close!

Thank you again for your support.  Please don't hesitate to ask questions in the Comments section.  I will respond to all of them personally.

Be well,

Tom

Tombot | Regulation Crowdfunding "Test The Waters" Campaign is Officially Live!

11 months ago

Dear Investors:

Today is the first official day of the new Regulation Crowdfunding (“Reg CF”) rules, which allow us to do a Test The Waters ("TTW") campaign.  TTW means we are only accepting non-binding investor reservations at this time.  Please feel free to submit any questions.  We will continue to make updates here with new company announcements and report on our campaign progress.

As a reminder, Reg CF permits the general public to invest, not just accredited investors.  Please spread the word far and wide!

Thank you in advance!

Be well,

Tom 

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