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VoiceVoice

Leading Technology for Conversations

Small OPO
Oakland, CA
Business to Business
Accepting International Investment
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From the same group that built MaestroConference!

 Become an investor in both VoiceVoice & MaestroConference with as little as $100 

1 investment, 2 technology platforms


The Technology Leader for Conversations that Change the World

Invest in VoiceVoice

"Billions of people spend countless hours online yet often feel disconnected. In the face of global challenges, today's online “conversations” seem like a hopeless forum for real change. 


Our company’s mission is to light up the world with the power of purposeful, large scale conversations- that is why we exist. Everything we’ve done up to this point and the 8 million+ participants we’ve previously hosted using our MaestroConference technology have been steps towards this goal.


With the new VoiceVoice platform, we are creating a much more convenient, scalable, and self-reinforcing conversation with tremendous “viral” potential.


We know that conversations speed learning, build relationships, and spur action.  And we remain grateful hearing from participants about how their lives have been touched, and committed to enabling organizations to more effectively build movements and change the world."


- Brian Burt, Founder & CEO of VoiceVoice

Major Achievements

  • Paid customers include: President Obama's campaign and White House, Airbnb, Stanford University, MoveOn, Women’s March, Oprah, Greenpeace, The Movement for Black Lives, the World Bank and others in 40+ countries

  • Hosted over 15,000 presenters and more than 8 million participants on the platform

  • Graduated in 2016 from San Francisco's most exclusive and well-known technology accelerator, 500 Startups (who also made a six figure cash investment in VoiceVoice)

  • Revenues covering 80%+ of expenses for four years running; 2016 was our best year ever

  • $6MM+ total cash revenue generated to date; revenue growth for six of the past seven years

  • Over 600 organizations as paying customers

  • 3 patents fully awarded for our technology

  • First campaign was highest rated equity crowdfunding campaign on Stratifund and closed at 528% funded with almost 400 investors

The Investment


Investment* 


This new equity crowdfunding campaign is selling the stock with the same terms and in the same price range (50c to 55c per share, based on timing) as last year’s equity crowdfunding campaign. You are investing in MaestroConference (approximately $1MM/year revenue as of 2016), which includes the VoiceVoice product, at the same price previous investors bought into MaestroConference without the VoiceVoice platform.


VV Launch Round Preferred Stock | $0.55/ share 

If you are investing in this company you are betting it will be worth more than $8.1M


For more details on the investment and perks, please see below. 



"Why I Like VoiceVoice"

"Thousands of companies apply to 500 Startups, but we rarely see a client list of the caliber that VoiceVoice brings. Now their plan is to systemize customer acquisition, which we’re absolutely in favor of. If successful we believe they could generate both real-world impact and high return value to investors." -Marvin Liao, Partner at 500 Startups

"VoiceVoice makes it easy to have real conversation with investors, clients and supporters of both non-profits and for profits, to deeply engage them. Brian Burt, their CEO, is one of the most conscious, conscientious, and honest CEOs I’ve ever worked with. It is rare to find a CEO consistently mindful of keeping his eye on the prize, in terms of financial performance, big vision, and social impact." -David Berge, Managing Member, Underdog Ventures



What We've Achieved So Far

VoiceVoice is the leader in technology for conversations that are BOTH fully participative (everyone speaking, contributing) AND scalable (with hundreds, thousands and soon millions of people) - structured for many parallel small groups to each participate.  We’re launching a far more flexible, viral platform for these conversations, to revolutionize how people learn, connect, and coordinate action without needing to travel. And we’re launching it with a conversation series to capture the nation’s attention.

Paid customers of our platforms range from the White House (under President Obama) to Oprah, from Airbnb to Stanford University; from the World Bank to Black Lives Matter, with thousands of hosts in 40+ countries; and 8 million participants.  And, we’re just getting started…


8 million participants

Participants on our technology platforms (Mostly MaestroConference).

15,855 presenters

Presenters to date, including Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, Oprah Winfrey, Denzel Washington and Deepak Chopra.

patents

3 fully awarded technology patents, plus 5 patent applications in process.

#1 rated equity CF

First campaign was #1 rated equity crowdfunding campaign on Stratifund and closed at 528% funded with almost 400 investors  



"VoiceVoice enables people to have great conversations, perpetually and at scale, allowing host organizations to create real community."



Some of Our Customers

We’ve helped organizations like Airbnb, the Obama Campaign, the National Association of Realtors, Stanford University and the Sierra Club to develop and host meaningful conversations with technology and services. 

"This is the power of live organizing on a mass scale." -CNN



How It Works

Pre-Recorded Instructions

The host uploads (or selects from YouTube) inspirational content as well as instructions or questions to guide the group discussion.


Live Video Chat Discussion

The focus shifts to fellow participants automatically after each video.



Customizable Controls

Participants navigate with host-authored buttons through additional content such as: subsequent lectures, facilitation instructions, Q&A’s, or whatever the host authors.

Designed to be Viral

Sharing the conversation is as easy as sharing a link.

“Software for Engaging Conversations.” -TechCrunch

Features & Benefits

Group Output

The Host also devises any group output: a statement or proposal to the next team, putting notes on a Wiki, a quiz, or a URL.




Event & Data Control

The Host has the ability to: adjust content, instructions or scheduling options; start a live chat or video conference with the group; collect all data about the event, including recording of the live discussion.


Virality

The Host includes content with an appeal to share the URL, and we'll provide social links (Facebook, Twitter, sample emails) on a dedicated page.



Benefits for Participants

Participants can discuss topics in a format where they get to share their experience and insights, express themselves and take concrete action.


Benefits for Event Hosts

Catalyze change by creating conversations about what’s most important and create a sense of community with real relationships and generate more traction.


Benefits for Sponsors

Build relationships with key stakeholders and enhance trust and brand appreciation with customers, prospects, partners and media. Participants have easy ways to opt in to sponsor offers; yielding opt-in rates of up to 75%.



"The interactivity is exceptional. People can participate as if they're in a live workshop, sharing an exercise or insight with a partner privately."  -Lisa Tener, Book Writing Coach



Market and Industry

MaestroConference Platform

  • Conferencing Space (vs. Zoom, WebEx, 100s others)
  • Subscriptions $50-$500/month
  • 8 Million Participants, 600+ Active Paying Customers
  • Customers: White House, Airbnb, Stanford, Greenpeace, MoveOn
  • Revenue: $800k to $950k/year range from 2014 to 2017; same projected for 2018
  • 3 Patents Fully Awarded by USPTO
  • Near or at cashflow break-even (Aug 2017: cash flow positive)

VoiceVoice Platform Projection

  • Extends beyond highly competitive conferencing market
  • $5k starting price + usage
  • Viral potential
  • Revenue: Projecting $1MM - 2MM run rate by end of 2019, $10MM - $25MM by end of 2022




VoiceVoice Launching National Conversations on Essential Topics

For the VoiceVoice launch, we are organizing national conversations on essential topics using our new technology platform. And we’re currently speaking with some of the country’s largest, most powerful and influential organizations about the potential for them to serve as the “Action Beneficiary Partner” for these conversations. Specifically, we’re exploring the potential that these conversation series bring in new donations, actions, and supporters to these leading organizations.


These conversations will be a uniquely engaging way for latent supporters to get involved, with thousands of small groups each taking action together, donating, and sharing the conversation socially.  


Conversation topics are also national and essential themes for progressives, such as Gun Control, #MeToo, immigration, campaign finance, etc. Having worked previously with customers from the Obama White House to a who’s who of progressive advocacy orgs (see our customer logos), we want to identify the very best partner for each conversation, with a goal of at least 250k up to several million participants per conversation in 2018. Many of our current MaestroConference customers are organizations with the credibility, reach and ability to perform at that level.



"The call is a great way to increase sales." -The Huffington Post

“Simulate a gathering of thousands of people all over the world.” -Fast Company

“MaestroConference is also a service that supports our collective benefit at this crucial time. I remember being ecstatic 7 or 8 years ago when I caught on to what MaestroConference was enabling, both for me personally and for our collective awakening, for the first time in human history: a supremely user-friendly, reliable platform that allows like-minded people from all over the world to come together around important shared objectives. And since then its worth has been proven over and over.“ - Kristin Nauth

“Don't know how you do the work you do and connect so many of us on these vital issues!  At 76 yrs. I'm amazed that we can all share and plan strategies over millions of miles and yet so close together on our concerns for cooperation and real community around the world!” - Sandy A.

“If this is an experiment with using technology to unite people invoice and spirit then I believe it was an overwhelming success!” - Leslie during the “Rise Up for Standing Rock” Event

Frequently Asked Questions 

What does VoiceVoice do?

VoiceVoice provides a software platform for purposeful conversations that are both intimate and guided for each participant, yet totally scalable to thousands or millions of millions of people. The platform provides all of the inputs necessary for a small group of people to have a meaningful and powerful conversation- specifically any ground rules, the introductory material, inspirational content, instructions or questions for conversation topics, etc. And the technology is designed so that those conversations can be viral.

Who do you see purchasing the VoiceVoice platform, and why would they purchase it?

We divide our target market into 4 different categories, based on who the participants are:

  1. Employees: uses include Corporate training, diversity training, vision/values/mission, strategy implementation. Job titles include: Training, HR, Talent Managements

  2. B2B Networks: uses include Associations, Conferences, B2B lead generation. Job titles include: Community Engagement Managers, Programs Director, Membership Manager

  3. Students: uses include Online course programs, MOOCs, bootcamps, business trainings with experts/authors/solopreneurs

  4. Citizens/Consumers: uses include political mobilization, health and personal growth, community/city interest, family reunion or class reunion, common interests

How did you get these amazing customers?

From the beginning, we've been very clear about our product and how it is so different from competing products. We’ve also been upfront about our values to make this world a better place and our purpose to be part of the solution in support of great organizations, and this company mission has definitely helped us stand out as a brand. 


Almost immediately upon launch of the company, we were able to get our foot in the door with some amazing organizations because of our unique product and mission, and those connections have continued to open more doors for us ever since. 


Finally, conversational products are inherently viral. That is, every month, thousands of new people have conversations on our platforms, and if they like that format, or if they work with an organization that could use it, they become our customers. By innovating, we’re able to leverage current customers into future ones.

What are you going to do with the raise?

The most expensive thing about a launch is getting the word out, and that’s the focus of our spend. Whether it’s writing marketing copy, talking to people or engaging the influential types of organizations that this new platform will benefit, much of the raise is for sales and marketing personnel to do the work of getting in touch with these very influential prospective customers. We're also allocating some of the raise to technology enhancements and working capital so that we can be flexible to the needs we hear from customers.

What is MaestroConference? Where does it fit in?

MaestroConference is the first technology platform that VoiceVoice Inc. developed, and it is the clear leader in conferencing technology for these guided conversations. With a traditional conferencing platform, everybody has to be there at the same time - the host, any star talent or surrogates, and every participant. There's still a big niche for that. 


However, we want to address the fundamental limitations of traditional conferencing where audience members leave an engaging event but are not able to share the event with their network. Hosts miss out on viral potential as well as other potential audience members that can’t make the conference due to scheduling.


VoiceVoice is designed so that conversations can be viral. With VoiceVoice, the host records and sets up the conversation flow once, while live conversations take place over days, months or years.  Each small group joins a live video room while navigating through recorded guidance.  Participants introduce themselves, see inspirational content and move through a series of relevant discussion topics, host Q & A or learning activities.


The host sequences group output, such as a wiki, idea board, social post, or page for donations.  And if they enjoy the experience, participants can say "Hey, that was great! I'm gonna tell my friends." and that conversation is still available for the next group whether that's the same day or next week or next month. Hence, the conversation’s viral potential.

What is the social impact that this investment will have?

We believe that the conversations we have shape the world in which we live - from government legislation, to corporate governance, to organizations that work for social transformation. Our technology is designed to facilitate these conversations to bring the collective intelligence and wisdom of ALL of the stakeholders to the table. The conversations are more interesting and thus more effective when people care - and frankly, people do care about this world we share. So we’re proud of the many positive changemakers that we support with this technology.

What about your patents and intellectual property?

Our most valuable company asset by far is our team. Each of us have now engaged deeply with our mission and our role within it, obtaining valuable experience and expertise along the way.


We already have three patents fully awarded and we have engaged a patent expert so that we can stake the claims before some of the VoiceVoice platform features are publicly released. We've been successful with this in the past, and we believe we'll be able to again successfully patent some of the unique things that we're bringing into the market. 


It’s worth pointing out that our philosophy is not primarily a patent defense. which basically entails suing other companies, but we see this company winning by being the best at what we do. We want to be known as delivering great value and to go out and win customers. 


Finally, we have over 180,000 names on our contact list to communicate with, many of whom are highly influential people and brands. This list would be considered by many to be another form of intellectual property. Please see our client list for a few of the more well-known organizations that have become paid customers.

How do you as a company put money back into the pockets of investors?

There are at least seven ways that early stage ventures can eventually pay money back to investors. The first of the methods listed below is how we plan to pay investors back; the others we see as realistic possibilities. None are guaranteed.


  1. We plan to grow the company and generate healthy profit margins, which would enable us to pay cash dividends quarterly. Indeed, for investors of $1,000 or more, we offer an “accumulating dividend” which is either paid in cash or accumulates in the investor’s name, to be paid in full before any cash distributions are made to the common stockholders (i.e. founder and team). Find more information about this accumulating dividend under the question, “What sort of dividend do you plan for, if successful?” below.
  2. Another relatively likely “cash out event” is through the acquisition of the company. There are many explanations for why a large business might acquire a small technology company: the technology, customer list, revenue stream, team, patent portfolio, as a defense against a competitor’s acquisition, as a product to cross-sell, or for any other number of strategic reasons. In the event of an acquisition, if the purchase price equates to a stock price that is substantially higher than the investor’s original stock price (which is very common for early stage investments), the amount of cash the investor gets out of the deal could be significant – hence the “cash out”. We’d carefully review and consider each offer for acquisition.
  3. The SEC has acknowledged the need for regulatory reform to create better markets where investors in private companies can sell their stakes when needed, perhaps in what’s called a “Venture Exchange”. As outlined in testimony to Congress from the SEC: “The SEC is considering innovative approaches that appropriately balance the needs of smaller companies for efficient secondary markets [where investors can sell their stock] and the interests of investors in smaller companies”. If such an exchange were established, early stage investors would have the ability to sell their equity, possibly at a substantial premium, to other investors.

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4. During a subsequent financing round, the company may have stronger demand for securities than what is available in that round. In that scenario, it is common for the company to offer current investors the option to sell their stock to those wanting a larger stake at the new (usually higher) price for that round.


5. Investors may sell their stake to other investors in the company, or to private individuals, so long as the shares weren’t advertised publicly. This would become easier when the company is paying a cash dividend, since the dividend yield becomes a benchmark price for the shares.


6. The company itself may repurchase the shares. We do not currently anticipate repurchasing shares because we will focus exclusively on growth for the next several years. Once we’re profitable (especially if profit exceeds our ability to spend it wisely on sales and marketing), this could be an option. Public companies frequently buy back their own stock.


7. Finally, the company may IPO on a public stock market. This could be a fantastic option for the investor and team, and a sign that we have successfully grown the company to our revenue goals or beyond.


It is important to point out that regardless of how the stock is converted back into cash (in any of the above scenarios), our investors have certain preferences which give their stock a higher priority and financial advantages over the stock of the founders and employees. This is by design - we only plan to make money with our stock when investors are making money with theirs. Read about these investor preferences under the question, “What are the “investor preferences” in the security you’re offering?”.

What sort of dividend do you plan for if successful?

If, as planned, we grow and have a healthy profit margin, the decision on a dividend that might make sense for the company and therefore for investors would depend on too many factors to list here. However, for your consideration we’ve included a hypothetical scenario which illustrates how we could pay our investors’ annual dividends of 50% or more if we hit certain goal assumptions.


While stories of an early investor profiting wildly in a successful technology company are common, it’s rarer to hear about large dividend returns. This is because venture-backed companies are generally focused on massive exits; as such, dividends are almost never paid since any profitability is invested in ever-greater growth rather than paid to investors. If we are successful and become profitable, we don’t plan to “gamble that all/at any cost” in the name of a massive exit. Rather, we think that repaying investors a dividend is actually a very worthwhile path. It’s important therefore to consider a specific set of assumptions to project what such dividends might look like if we successfully hit our goals.


Our calculations show that if we hit 50% of our $100MM revenue goal, have a 30% profit margin (which is not uncommon in a SAAS business at scale), pay a full 20% of that profit in taxes (although many companies manage to pay much less), have 30% dilution to reach that goal, and pay 50% of the profit to investors while saving 50% for future growth, then the annual cash dividend would be 55%. This means an investment of $1,000 today would yield $550 in annual dividends. Of course, none of those assumptions are guaranteed, but this shows a “success scenario” with dividends rather than only upon an acquisition or IPO.

What are "investor preferences" in the security you're offering?

We have designed our investment vehicles to put investors’ financial interests before those of the common shareholders (i.e. the founders and team).


First of all, to every investor (of any amount) we offer a form of “insurance” as follows: in the event of an acquisition, merger, windup, etc., when cash is distributed, crowdfunding and other cash investors recover their entire original investment before anything is distributed to the team (common shareholders), even if that means the common shareholders get nothing. We, the team, believe so strongly in our growth potential that we’re willing to forgo any distributions until investors are fully repaid.


How does this work? In the event of a cash distribution, investors receive whichever amount is greater between: their “normal share” (each share of stock gets equal amount), OR their original investment (minus any dividends already paid in cash, or share thereof shared only among cash investors).


Moreover, for investors of $1,000 or more, we also offer an accumulating dividend equal to 7% annually of their investment. Every year we either pay that dividend in cash or it accumulates in the investor's name. Again, before we distribute any cash to common shareholders, we must pay that accumulating dividend first (in cash). With this preference, investors of $1,000+ get both the accumulating dividend AND their regular share along with other shareholders.

Who are your competitors and how are you different?

I spoke with the SVP of a global training company a few weeks ago (Sept 2017), and she was recently asked to train 10,000 managers across the US in small group trainings, but she knew that the associated flights, travel time, and daily consultant rates wouldn’t be feasible for the client.  She was eager to get her hands on VoiceVoice -and clearly live training is a competitor we want to take on.


Many organizations, on the other hand, are spending to engage a particular segment or vertical. They may be sponsoring conferences, purchasing search or social ads, or spending on agencies aiming for a viral video.  When we show them how appealing the right invitation is, their online outreach marketing spend becomes our primary competitor. 


Finally, for corporate training, there’s a lot of software for people to watch videos, take quizzes, and somehow make it interesting enough (or simply required) so that employees complete it.  It’s crowded, but we are eager to take that market on, having heard people’s satisfaction with online self-training tools (and knowing that even a dent in this market could reward our investors deeply).

What's your biggest risk? What keeps you up at night?

I've had the privilege to be around these types of conversations that we support for many years, deeply through MaestroConference and even beforehand. There are conversations in this format where somebody is providing some guidance but the real juice happens in small groups. I have no doubt that this conversation format is absolutely underutilized globally.


What keeps me up at night is the question, “Am I doing enough to get this benefit out there in the world?” I feel it's my personal purpose, independently of this organization.  And it's the stated purpose of this company. I feel we’re on the cusp of something that is so exciting with the VoiceVoice platform, something that has so much potential.


We want to “win the internet” in 2018, meaning to explode on the scene of people's thoughts, the way other great innovations like Facebook, Slack, YouTube, Twitter have caught on quickly in the past.  


One of the central ingredients for scaling this is capital, and so we appreciate you considering this.

“I wanted to say something which you may already be aware of that could be part of your long-term vision.  I’ve been studying a lot about blockchain tech, and it’s interesting that the biggest problem facing the blockchain community is less about tech and more about ‘governance’.  In the end, algorithms may not be able to supplant human to human communication.  You may be uniquely positioned to contribute to this area of potentially super-massive growth.” ~ David Bach, Investor

Details on Investment and Perks

Investors in the first $50k of this round will receive a 10% stock bonus.

This means you'd own 10% extra shares to sell in the case of an acquisition, IPO, or other liquidity event, and the effective yield on the accumulating dividend is 7.7% if you invest $1000 or more.  Management may choose at its discretion to increase the $50k limit, awarding this bonus to additional investors, by announcing it on the offering page. Investors that qualify will receive the additional bonus shares from the Company's transfer agent after the close of the offering.

*VoiceVoice is offering convertible preferred stock at 55c per share.  This stock has the advantages of ownership, including the potential financial benefits of potential dividends;  a payout upon acquisition; and the liquidity after an IPO (among other potential ways investors profit). It has two differences from the stock the founders and team hold.  First, it's non-voting, so unless you convert it to common stock (which is an option), you don't vote on the board of directors or other regular business. Secondly, the "preference" includes an additional financial protection:  in an acquisition or windup, ALL proceeds for stock holders go first to you and other "preferred" (cash) investors, before anything goes to common stock (which the founders and team hold).  That is, until you have been repaid 100% of your investment, NOTHING goes to founder and team shares.  We are THAT confident in this, and believe in putting investors first.   Additionally for investments of $1000 or more we offer an additional financial incentive (below).


$500 — If you invest $500 or more

  • You name a 501c3 organization and we will donate $250 worth of service on our platform in your name to them (some restrictions apply; may result in a new customer which makes investors cheer!)

$1,000 — If you invest $1,000 or more, you will receive the following: 

  • Accumulating Dividend.  7% of your investment is either paid in cash, or accumulates in your name; the accumulated amount is paid in cash before any distribution to common shareholders (see Q&A for more details; the accumulating dividend is only at this tier and above, but the insurance-like investor preference is offered to all investors irrespective of dollar amount).
  • Name a 501c3 organization and we will donate $500 worth of service on our platform in your name to them (some restrictions apply).


$5,000 — If you invest $5,000 or more, you will receive all of the perks in lower tiers of investment plus:

  • VIP priority event tech services to help you plan, design and run a virtual “family reunion” or “class reunion” hosted on our platform for your family, college class, or high school class; a virtual team building or leadership development event for your organization (or group or company of your choosing); OR a “strengths builder” conversation for your neighborhood - we provide a live assistant with instructions and to run the controls. 

  • Name a 501c3 organization and we donate $1,000 worth of service on our platform in your name to them (some restrictions apply).

$10,000 - If you invest $10,000 or more, you will receive all of the perks in lower tiers of investment plus:

  • Participate in an annual ‘Advisors Meeting’- meet others who share the mission and discuss how conversations can change the world, your role, and any collaboration.
  • Name a 501c3 organization and we donate $2,000 worth of service on our platform in your name to them (some restrictions apply).

$25,000 - If you invest $25,000 or more, you will receive all of the perks in lower tiers of investment plus:

  • Investors’ dinner at MaestroConference office in Oakland (fellow investors meet and greet, with virtual component for those investors who cannot attend in person).

  • Name a 501c3 organization and we donate $5,000 worth of service on our platform in your name to them (some restrictions apply).


NOTE:  Higher dollar investments help us since there’s an overall limit on number of investors.  Please invest at the highest level that makes sense for you- thank you!  Note that all perks occur after the offering is completed.

A Letter from Our CEO

Thank you for your interest in VoiceVoice- the company that previously built MaestroConference.


Conversations really do change lives, and I’m proud to have been a part in building a platform that has enabled great conversations.


A woman once grabbed my hand- while my wife stood there wondering what the heck this was about- after learning about my work.  She said something like:  “Please look me in the eye because I want you to take this in.  Your technology [MaestroConference, from VoiceVoice] changed my life.  I live in rural California, and I really was alone.  I didn’t know single person who shared my values.  But I met these two friends [pulling them over]- we travelled here [to Oakland] together, and we met in a breakout, and rest is history..  So please - always remember the real people that are touched by what you have done.”


The fact is, people crave connection. And not just as friends, they want learn, strategize, and take action with the people who share their values and interests.  Whether in a course, political movement, interest group, or corporation: real conversations are educational, inspiring, and rewarding.   


We have had a single mission from the idea of this company to today: to allow, at scale, those very special conversations where every single person fully participates with their voice, while moving forward together.  So far, that’s been on a platform where everyone must join at the same moment (in whatever timezone)-  MaestroConference.


With VoiceVoice, we’re now incredibly excited to pursue our mission in a way that can organically scale to millions, rather than thousands, and people can participate over weeks or months, not at the same moment.  To create something absolutely unique (again) and that could truly change the way we think of what’s possible online.  Online experience doesn’t have to be about passively watching, or typing comments to strangers.  I hope you saw our movie (at the top), to get a glimpse of what we have in store.


You can help build VoiceVoice, which we hope “wins the internet” in 2018, and you’d own a piece of it, if you decide to invest today.  We hope you do, at the level that’s right for you.


Together, let’s awaken the world to the power of purposeful conversations.


Thank you for your consideration and support.


Brian Burt

In the Press

Offering Summary

Maximum 500,000 shares of VV Launch Round Preferred Stock ($275,000)

Minimum 18,181 shares of VV Launch Round Preferred Stock ($9,999.55)


Company
VoiceVoice, Inc.
 

Corporate Address
1025 - 3rd Street, Oakland CA 94607
 

Description of Business
VoiceVoice, Inc. dba MaestroConference is a hosted technology service for highly interactive conversations, and is used for webinars, teleseminars, conference calls and other hosted conference formats, by an impressive list of customers (available elsewhere).
 

Type of Security Offered
VV Launch Round Preferred Stock*
(see "Offering Details" for full set of Rights and Preferences)
 
Purchase Price of Security Offered
.55/share
 

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 
$100.10











Perks

$500 — If you invest $500 or more

  • You name a 501c3 organization and we will donate $250 worth of service on our platform in your name to them (some restrictions apply; may result in a new customer which makes investors cheer!)

$1,000 — If you invest $1,000 or more, you will receive the following: 

  • Accumulating Dividend.  7% of your investment is either paid in cash, or accumulates in your name; the accumulated amount is paid in cash before any distribution to common shareholders (see Q&A for more details; the accumulating dividend is only at this tier and above, but the insurance-like investor preference is offered to all investors irrespective of dollar amount).
  • Name a 501c3 organization and we will donate $500 worth of service on our platform in your name to them (some restrictions apply).

$5,000 — If you invest $5,000 or more, you will receive all of the perks in lower tiers of investment plus:

  • VIP priority event tech services to help you plan, design and run a virtual “family reunion” or “class reunion” hosted on our platform for your family, college class, or high school class; a virtual team building or leadership development event for your organization (or group or company of your choosing); OR a “strengths builder” conversation for your neighborhood - we provide a live assistant with instructions and to run the controls. 

  • Name a 501c3 organization and we donate $1,000 worth of service on our platform in your name to them (some restrictions apply).

$10,000 - If you invest $10,000 or more, you will receive all of the perks in lower tiers of investment plus:

  • Participate in an annual ‘Advisors Meeting’- meet others who share the mission and discuss how conversations can change the world, your role, and any collaboration.
  • Name a 501c3 organization and we donate $2,000 worth of service on our platform in your name to them (some restrictions apply).

$25,000 - If you invest $25,000 or more, you will receive all of the perks in lower tiers of investment plus:

  • Investors’ dinner at MaestroConference office in Oakland (fellow investors meet and greet, with virtual component for those investors who cannot attend in person).

  • Name a 501c3 organization and we donate $5,000 worth of service on our platform in your name to them (some restrictions apply).

Investors in the first $50k of this round will receive a 10% stock bonus.

This means you'd own 10% extra shares to sell in the case of an acquisition, IPO, or other liquidity event, and the effective yield on the accumulating dividend is 7.7% if you invest $1000 or more.  Management may choose at its discretion to increase the $50k limit, awarding this bonus to additional investors, by announcing it on the offering page. Investors that qualify will receive the additional bonus shares from the Company's transfer agent after the close of the offering.

All perks occur after the offering is completed.

* The Amendment to the Articles of Incorporation creating the class of security offered in this raise is currently being processed by the State of California. No shares will be issued to investors until confirmation of the amendment has been received by StartEngine.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

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
$111,687.97 USD
$44,069.32 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$100,537.97 USD
$25,686.50 USD
Accounts Receivable
$8,450.00 USD
$14,000.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$337,924.21 USD
$288,816.74 USD
Long Term Debt
$416,587.19 USD
$411,236.09 USD
Revenues And Sales
$982,347.72 USD
$966,907.42 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$130,536.83 USD
-$278,655.68 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

last 4 hours to invest in social impact tech company - equity CF campaign closing tonight

3 months ago

Last call: our StartEngine campaign closes @ 11pm PT tonight, April 30, so there are just a few hours left to invest in VoiceVoice, a 500 Startups-backed company --> www.startengine.com/voicevoice

If you have any friends who might want to learn more about investing in a social impact tech company, please tell them now is the time to step forward. We're seeking mission-driven investors who want to make a difference in the world while also potentially making (a lot of) profit.

We have 3 PAID VoiceVoice customers now (end of April 2018); and we've received interest and/or requests for proposal from some of the country’s largest national advocacy organizations, most with a credible path to 1MM+ annual conversation participants @ $2/per (which would generate $2MM in VoiceVoice revenue each).

If these first conversations prove to engage our customers’ millions of supporters, future equity offerings will be priced higher. 

Join with us and help to create a better world.

www.startengine.com/voicevoice

With sincere gratitude and excitement!

Brian Burt

Founder & CEO of VoiceVoice / MaestroConference

1MM invited to VoiceVoice + John Legend on MaestroConference + final days of StartEngine campaign

3 months ago

With less than 1 week left in our crowdfunding campaign, we’d like to thank the almost 100 new investors for believing in and supporting our vision and mission. We’re thrilled and honored to welcome you to the VoiceVoice / MaestroConference team! 

We started this equity crowdfunding campaign by officially announcing the brand-new VoiceVoice platform, and we’re ending it with the VERY FIRST conversation on the platform happening RIGHT NOW! First customer just sent this note: “overall great vibes and smooth tech.” 

Indeed- after starting with an invite to a few thousand of their supporters, this first VoiceVoice customer confirmed that they will email over 1 million people next week!!! 

If the donations and share rates for this platform are high, we could 5x or 10x our revenue run rate this year alone.

Back on MaestroConference, we’ve added great customers and hosts such as Emily’s List, National Wildlife Federation, Rainforest Action Network...oh, and John Legend, who was on the platform a few weeks ago to talk about his “Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert”!

Note that if you have any friends who might want to learn more, please tell them now is the time to step forward. If this first conversation series proves to engage our customer’s millions of supporters, future equity offerings will be priced at a significantly higher valuation. 

Please join us in this mission for social impact + potential profits --> www.startengine.com/voicevoice


1 Million+ People Being Invited to VoiceVoice

3 months ago

Great, exciting news today! 

One of our first VoiceVoice customers started testing the platform with small groups of their most dedicated supporters. Based on feedback from the initial tests, the customer came back the very next day and told us they want to send an email to their entire “US list” of 1 million+ people to join a VoiceVoice conversation this month! 

Some early feedback:  

  • “This is a new way to communicate and be heard.”

  • I'm super excited about this! Thanks for including me in the test!” 

  • “I love the platform, keep up the great work.”

Although we’re unable to publicly announce the name of this VoiceVoice customer and the other orgs we’ve recently signed as early customers, we’re inspired by the potential impact - both socially and financially - we can make by having such influential organizations hosting powerful conversations for the world on the new VoiceVoice platform. 

I can’t wait to share more news with you soon! 

Join us in this mission for social impact and potential profits. Our crowdfunding campaign closes in about 2 weeks. www.startengine.com/voicevoice  

Thank you for your support in our mission,

-Brian

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, VoiceVoice 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 VoiceVoice 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

2nd VoiceVoice Customer + New MaestroConference Customers

5 months ago

We’re excited to share the news- we have our second paying VoiceVoice customer! 

As mentioned previously, our first customer is one of the most visible NGOs in the world with 3 million supporters. And we just landed our second VoiceVoice customer- another internationally active and well known advocacy organization.

It’s worth pointing out that these customers are signing up pre-launch because they are extremely excited about what conversations can do for their causes. 

We’re currently in discussions with the nation’s leading advocacy orgs about VoiceVoice, and we’re confident that once they’re able to demo this powerful new engagement, mobilization and fundraising vehicle, the sales process will speed up exponentially. 


And on MaestroConference, we’ve had to add extra servers to accommodate the growth in call volume happening on the platform these last two months. We’ve been excited to see new customers, influential speakers and important conversations, such as:

  • New customers 

    • Top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Congressman Adam Schiff 

    • Beto O'Rourke, the 2018 Democratic Candidate for U.S. Senate in Texas

    • Democratic Parties in Massachusetts and Florida

    • Campaigns for Governor of Massachusetts, Georgia, Michigan, California, Pennsylvania, Illinois 

    • Lambda Legal, the oldest & largest national legal org litigating & advocating for #LGBTQ people

    • Arms Control Association

    • International Fund for Animal Welfare

    • Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee

    • El Museo, New York’s leading Latino cultural institution 

  • Speakers on the platform

    • Nancy Pelosi, Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives

    • Madeline Albright, first woman to serve as the US Secretary of State

    • NY State Governor Andrew Cuomo

    • Black Panther movie writer, Ta-Nehisi Coates 

    • Actress Shailene Woodley

  • Important conversations happening on platform 

    • ACLU mobilization and organizing calls

    • Everytown for gun safety and Moms Demand action on gun control in response to Florida 

    • Women’s March youth empowerment and specifically for students taking a stand on gun control

Whether or not the crowdfunding option is right for you, I think you'd find it interesting to learn more about us: our mission for social impact and potential profits, our finances, and the team behind the technology.

So please take a look, share this, and consider it. If it’s right for you, join in as an investor, for as little as $100 (one investment = equity in VoiceVoice + MaestroConference). www.startengine.com/voicevoice 

Engagement, Mobilization & Fundraising for Top Progressive Orgs

6 months ago

We’re proud of the many positive changemakers that we’ve supported with our technology, from the Obama campaign to MoveOn.org, Greenpeace, Sierra Club to The Movement for Black Lives, Women’s March, Our Revolution, Run for Something and hundreds more of our customers. 

With the launch of VoiceVoice, we believe that we can help these progressive organizations, causes and campaigns to take action and make a difference more impactfully and on a far greater scale. 

To that end, we’re currently in discussions with some of the nation's leading progressive organizations that could drive very large results with this brand new VoiceVoice platform for national advocacy fundraising and mobilization. 

If you know anyone that works in engagement, mobilization and/or fundraising at a progressive organization, please ping me.

Get more info about how we plan to use VoiceVoice for a mobilization drive (and/or) fundraiser for national advocacy orgs here http://voicevoice.com/fundraising


To join our team as an investor and participate in this mission for social impact and potential profits, please take a look at our crowdfunding campaign, share and consider if it’s right for you (one investment = equity in VoiceVoice + MaestroConference). www.startengine.com/voicevoice

Amending our Securities Offering

6 months ago

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


VoiceVoice will be extending their campaign for 90 days.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

VoiceVoice Signed 1st Customer!

6 months ago

Stoked! We just landed our first paying customer for the new VoiceVoice platform- a major NGO, one of the most visible org's in the world with almost 3 million supporters worldwide.

This is on top of the new customers and new features we continue to add to MaestroConference, so exciting times here (you can read about our 2017 highlights here in our blog post). 

Join our team as an investor and participate in this mission for social impact and potential profits www.startengine.com/voicevoice


Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, VoiceVoice 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 VoiceVoice 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

Crowditz Features VoiceVoice's Crowdfunding Campaign

7 months ago

Our campaign received a great review from crowdfunding site Crowditz, which highlights the “communication revolution” MaestroConference is creating with our new VoiceVoice platform. From the article:

There’s no other company out there quite like it, and people are noticing. In fact, people like Barack Obama’s campaign and the White House, Airbnb, the World Bank, and Stanford University are noticing. 

Their mission is to light up the world with purposeful, large-scale conversations about issues that matter and and help people feel more connected to each other.

After all, technology should connect people more deeply, not disconnect them further. VoiceVoice is not just giving people a voice; it’s changing the world, one conversation and live discussion at a time.

They’re creating a communication revolution, and if you’re an employee, a B2B network, a student, or just someone wanting to genuinely connect with others, then VoiceVoice is the investment for you. From its innovative platform, to its ability to spark discussion, VoiceVoice has found its voice in today’s world — and will help you find your voice, and profit, too.

Full story: https://www.crowditz.com/2017/11/voicevoice-on-startengine/


Happy holidays to all of our investors, supporters, fans and followers! 

 

Awesome News + Updates on November

7 months ago

News from our product, engineering and QA teams is that we now have a demo-able VoiceVoice platform!

So we're starting a live demo of the brand-new platform today (our first time ever showing it to a prospect), and hoping to be selling it based on those demos ASAP.

I can't express how excited I am to start getting feedback on the real product! 


Part 2- Here are some company updates from November:

  • Company was cash flow positive in November ($67k in revenue vs. $63.5 k in expenses last month).

  • We established contact with and are close to signing very major names for the VoiceVoice launch series, including one of THE most powerful people on the planet. 

  • The Atlantic launched an ongoing series of events on MaestroConference for its first-ever membership program, The Masthead.

  • Some of our new customers in November: Women’s March LA, Columbia University, San Diego Humane Society, LA Chamber of Commerce, and a noticeable Increase in new political customers, including: 

    • NDRC - National Democratic Redistricting Committee, led by former Attorney General Eric Holder & former President Barack Obama

    • Washington State Democrats

    • Campaigns for Governor in California, Attorney General in California and Connecticut, Senate in Texas

  • Helped our customers host events on our platform about very important issues, such as DACA, Net Neutrality, Disinformation/Fake News, and Clean Power.
  • Launched an online community of people who share in our mission to light up the world with purposeful conversations (hundreds of people have already joined).  

If you're looking to invest in technology, please check out our profile and reach out with any questions here:

www.startengine.com/voicevoice


With excitement for the future,

Brian Burt

CEO & Founder @ VoiceVoice / MaestroConference

P.S. You can invest in both VoiceVoice & MaestroConference with as little as $100 (one investment = equity in two technology platforms). If you invest at a $1,000 level, you will also get an accumulating dividend of 7% (a valuable, unique perk in itself) AND a donation in your name of $500 worth of service on our platform to a nonprofit of your choosing (perfect for the holidays).

We've Raised 50% of Our Funding Goal- Thank You!

8 months ago

One full week into our crowdfunding campaign, we're already at 50% of our funding goal even though we haven't announced to our main lists yet. So thank you, StartEngine community, for your early support! Also note- investors in the first $50k of this round receive a 10% stock bonus.

Here are a couple other exciting things that happened this week:

  • Added these impressive new customers (on MaestroConference): Gavin Newsom’s Campaign for Governor of California, Women's March chapters in Los Angeles and Indiana, and Columbia University.

  • Heard from our tech team that an initial, basic version of the new VoiceVoice platform should be ready for internal demos in 1-2 weeks (you can preview a simulated demo of the new platform here). 

If you haven't already, please consider investing in our equity crowdfunding campaign. https://www.startengine.com/voicevoice


Based on early feedback, we want to clarify the VoiceVoice & MaestroConference investment. This new crowdfunding campaign is selling the stock with the same terms and in the same price range (50c to 55c per share, based on timing) as last year’s #1-rated crowdfunding campaign (albeit directly rather than through a SAFE agreement). 

Investors now get the benefit both of the MaestroConference business (approximately $1MM/year revenue as of 2016) plus the potential profits from the new VoiceVoice product, at the same price previous investors bought into MaestroConference without the VoiceVoice platform. Your investment in VoiceVoice means you have also invested in and benefit from MaestroConference. 

Your support will help make it possible for us to get this new platform into the hands of influential organizations from our customer list as our early adopters. I feel we’re on the cusp of something so exciting, something that has so much potential with the new platform. 

We want to “win the internet” in 2018, meaning to explode on the scene of people's thoughts, the way other great innovations like Facebook, Slack, Airbnb, Twitter, YouTube have caught on quickly in the past. One of the central ingredients for scaling this is capital, and so we appreciate you considering this. This will make the company that much more effective in its mission and social impact, and ultimately, more profitable and valuable. 

Having early momentum for the campaign is crucial before we launch this to our list next week. So even just the minimum investment helps a lot with that momentum.

If you have any suggestions, questions, ideas for spreading the word, please feel free to leave a comment for us on our profile below. 

Thank you sincerely in advance,

Brian


P.S. Even if you can’t invest, if everyone following us on StartEngine shares the campaign with their networks, that would get us a long way to the traffic goal of 13k unique pageviews we'd need to hit our max funding goal. So please share with your social media, email contacts, Facebook groups, etc.

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