Wand

Easily Find House Keepers

Wand

Easily Find House Keepers

Denver, CO
Reg CF
Consumer Internet
Software & Services
We are committed to operating a platform that empowers both service providers and consumers in the residential cleaning space. Usability, security, convenience and creating trust in our brand are the pillars that we build our business upon and the values we keep at the forefront of our minds as we continue to develop and grow Wand.

$58,453

raised
101
Investors
16
Days Left
$9.52
Price per Share
$8M
Valuation
Equity
Offering Type
$105
Min. Investment

$58,453

raised
101
Investors
16
Days Left
$9.52
Price per Share
$8M
Valuation
Equity
Offering Type
$105
Min. Investment

Reasons to Invest

Soft Launched in April 2019 with our first background checked providers servicing users in the STL and Denver Areas.
SafeT Grant Winner which awarded Wand with 10K Cash and 10K in research and development.
Participant in the 2019 MultiPass Ventures Cohort providing mentorship, resources, and a direct pipeline for future VC.

Our Mission: To level up and democratize the domestic cleaning industry for good!   

Positively disrupting the residential cleaning market

Cleaning is a task we all know needs to get done but (naturally!) still resent the process. As a result, we procrastinate. What was once a hamper of laundry becomes a sinkful of dishes and an entire apartment to vacuum. 


The neverending to-do list is a real thing. And it sucks! 


We are all in a crunch for time and looking for ways to fill in the gaps and identify ways we can save time efficiently and inexpensively. 

Wouldn’t it be awesome if we had a magic wand to just get it all done in one fell swoop?

Well, of course. But Harry Potter, we are not. While we don’t have a literal wand, we do have an application with the same name. Enter Wand: a mobile app that connects house cleaners with customers in an empowering, but competitive environment.

 

Traditionally, mobile apps that give domestic workers the opportunity to find customers require them to adhere to a specific price schedule. With Wand, however, the cleaners are in complete control so have the ability to respond to consumer demand in the way they feel fit to their own business. 


With that in mind, Wand aims to empower the service provider--not just provide consumers with an easy solution to their house cleaning woes.

Wand has already gathered enough consumer data to validate our application to a 97% positive response rate and we successfully closed our pre-seed funding round August 2018.


With your investment, you will enable us to have a successful app launch with a cutting edge marketing campaign and an onboarded support team to ensure both our cleaners’ and consumers’ needs are sufficiently met. This application is a user-friendly solution to a problem every person has and will enable freelance cleaners a new option to grow their business in a flexible and customized way.


Join us in improving lives, one household at a time, and with just one Wand.

$9.52/share of Common Stock


When you invest you are betting the company’s future value will exceed $8.1M.


For details on the bonus, please see the Offering Summary below.

What Makes Wand Different from the Competition?

When we decided to work on this idea, we knew Wand would not be the only option for both cleaners and consumers to choose from. Our distinction is in how we support house cleaners in building their own businesses without taking an inflated percentage of their earnings.


We believe one of the biggest issues for freelance cleaners today is being able to build their own business in an environment that’s supportive yet still competitive. For cleaners who find employment with a major cleaning company, they are at the mercy of that company’s price schedule, as opposed to being able to set their own rates. On the flip side, for cleaners using a website like CraigsList, the assurance that their customer will pay them or that they will even be able to find the right customers is easier said than done. 


Our app will give cleaners an effective platform to grow their businesses and consumers an easy, sophisticated way to find the most competitive and experienced cleaners in their neighborhoods. 

A couple of guys with a vision

During a regular brainstorming session, the founders found themselves lingering upon the success of specific service-based applications, it was after taking time to think on what industries were lacking a similar solution that they determined that the Residential Cleaning Industry was the perfect next candidate to integrate this successful model.


With both founders possessing a strong background in digital marketing, business development, and software experience, they knew they had the chops to take their idea forward. 

Ben

A serial entrepreneur and digital strategist, Ben is bridging full time to Wand fresh out of a CMO position with WRIO Internet OS. Currently, Ben is a co-founder and owner of Wand USA Inc. Following his first exit via acquisition after 9 months in operation, Ben went on to accumulate an additional 5+ years of freelance and software experience working a variety of contracted and full-time positions. Ben is actively utilizing his experience in marketing, development, strategy, PR, campaign management, SEO and customer acquisition full-time through Wand. 

Andrew

As the co-founder and owner of Wand, Andrew has an extensive background in business operations and development. Andrew has built and sold several e-commerce retail stores, and owned and operated an exclusive consulting group local to Denver. (Wand is now the only company in which Andrew has ownership and an executive position in.) Some of Andrew’s specialties include operations, strategy/mission execution, branding and vision development, product innovation and digital marketing.

Wand Has Cool Features for an Easy-to-Use Experience

We have created an app that is not only robust in terms of features and capability but also easy and fun to use.

For Consumers

Ability to Find Cleaners Nearby


With Wand, you will be able to find cleaners in your nearby area with the push of a finger. No more searching through Yelp, CraigsList, or dealing with price comparing on multiple sites. The cleaners will have clear profiles with defined price points, making your cleaner selection more seamless than ever before. 


Perfect Match


Cleaners’ reviews will be easy to pull up for consumers to select their ideal cleaner. 

For Freelancers

Cleaners gain multiple advantages by being on Wand, starting with being able to grow their business by setting their own rates. Unfortunately, many other apps create set price points for cleaners to stick to, preventing them from having the flexibility to price up or down depending on consumer demand. 


At Wand, our aim is to act more as a supportive median between cleaners and consumers, rather than dictate how cleaners interact and structure their businesses. 


Features like our in-app messenger give cleaners and customers a channel to easily and securely communicate specifics of the job.

Cleaners are able to fully customize their profile including details such as prices, personal bio, experience, pictures, and their available supplies.  

In developing Wand we’ve put major emphasis on structuring a platform that is not only consumer friendly but equally accommodating and easy to use for the service provider.

The Wand web app is currently in Closed Beta while we bug test our platform and build our network of freelance cleaning professionals. The mobile app is in MVP and we are planning to launch it in tandem w/ the web version when we have the cleaning professionals behind our platform to back demand in our launch territories. We are currently partnering with apartment complexes and other segmented territories to add users to our platform in a controlled manner in the meantime. Completed aspects and functionalities of the application include: UX/UI design, service provider onboarding process, home profiling framework, backend development, and FAQ/self-support tools. With the help of your investment, we will allocate funds towards operations, development and primarily marketing of our initial launch and phase 2 launch by the end of 2019. We are also planning to do a revamp of our platform based on initial data currently being gathered and to be gathered in the coming months as we expose more cleaners and consumers to Wand.

Just How Big is the Domestic Cleaning Market?

According to Statista, total revenue in the Household Cleaners segment in the United States amounts to US$5,610m in 2018. The market is expected to grow annually by 1.2% (CAGR 2018-2021).


These statistics do not assess how much of this revenue is being derived from cleaners using websites and apps like CraigsList and Task Rabbit. 


We believe that one of the biggest issues that cleaners have with traditional companies and our competitors alike is the lack of flexibility. This is especially true in the way they can price their services. 

In Essence, Wand is Acting as a Liaison

Ultimately, we want our cleaners and consumers to have the freedom to make the best choices in terms of service pricing and service selection. Wand will be secure, but not restrictive. It is important to us to carefully vet onboarded cleaners for quality and experience, however, we want people to be empowered to launch cleaning services that perhaps they have not been able to do before on other websites! Likewise, we want our customers to feel like they have adequate options for cleaners to choose from and the data to make an informed decision when hiring a cleaner. 

Consumers are Ready for the Magic Wand

“I have a really busy work schedule and this seems like something that would be very helpful for busy individuals like me, especially ones who don’t like cleaning!"

- Danielle Nguyen 

Consumer Interest Survey Subject

“I just like how simple this is, I never feel like I have time to clean so this would be really helpful for me personally, I hope this eventually comes to my area, I know a lot of people I think would use this.” 

-Brandi Odneal

Consumer Interest Survey Subject

We Will Change the Domestic Cleaning Landscape for the Better


“We’re building our app for the everyday consumer and service provider in mind. We wanted to further demonstrate that by launching our second round of funding on an equity crowdfunding platform so that everyday people could share in our success and build a community around our company.”

With your investment, you will help us change the domestic cleaning landscape for the better. We believe that house cleaners have not yet had a platform to truly provide the most competitive rates to grow their cleaning businesses. We also believe that consumers are being relegated to a limited number of cleaners who have simply accepted rates provided by limiting applications, websites, and maid services.


We want to literally bridge this divide with our application. Your investment will enable us to have a successful launch that will lead to many happy cleaners and customers. 


Are you ready for the magic of Wand?

In the Press

How to Hire Nearby Cleaners in A Flash by Using The WAND App
October 2, 2018

Nowadays, the constant pursuit of professional achievements translates into needing different services to facilitate our daily lives and minimize the number of obligations, like maintaining our houses clean.

WAND: The Platform App That Makes Cleaning Services Look Like Magic
October 2, 2018

Receiving private cleaning services in our homes or offices is very common in this society of immediacy where life focuses on more important tasks such as job performance and constant improvement. Therefore, hiring cleaning services is something that we tend to do in the wrong way.

How to Hire Nearby Cleaners in A Flash by Using The WAND App
October 2, 2018

WAND USA Inc. is a startup broker that began its preliminary development in 2017 but was officially founded in The US in July of 2018 around their app-WAND. When we make the distinction of “startup” by its current common definition, we imply that is a new enterprise that stands out in the market sup

Intro
October 2, 2018

As the motto “Help, at your fingertips” implies on WAND’s homepage, through an App with geolocation, people can hire the closest cleaning services by a person with verified capacity according to their area.

Hire Nearby Cleaners in A Flash by Using The WAND App
October 2, 2018

According to the information provided by WAND through a press release published in early September, the company recently conducted a survey in downtown Denver (US) to cover and obtain consumer interest and the market needs. The data they gathered is very interesting since they report that 93% of the

Intro
October 2, 2018

Nowadays, the constant pursuit of professional achievements translates into needing different services to facilitate our daily lives and minimize the number of obligations, like maintaining our houses clean. Although the process of hiring a cleaning staff or worker is still not an utterly fluid task

Intro
October 2, 2018

It’s been so complicated to trust in cleaning services for the first time - until now! The WAND company is about to launch a mobile tool to hire your ideal cleaners based on innovative approaches that have already reshaped other sectors of the economy like the transportation and the purchase and...

Stunning Performance
October 2, 2018

WAND emulates the methods of companies such as Rover (pet care), LawnGuru (gardening) and the well-known Uber (transport) by opposing the processes of old cleaning corporations that refuse to evolve into the digital era. At the same time aims to compete with websites like Craigslist or Angie's list.

Marketing
October 2, 2018

Nowadays, the constant pursuit of professional achievements translates into needing different services to facilitate our daily lives and minimize the number of obligations, like maintaining our houses clean. Although the process of hiring a cleaning staff or worker is still not an utterly fluid task

Intro
October 2, 2018

It’s been so complicated to trust in cleaning services for the first time - until now! The WAND company is about to launch a mobile tool to hire your ideal cleaners based on innovative approaches that have already reshaped other sectors of the economy like the transportation and the purchase and...

There’s Finally an App to Help You Find Home Cleaners Nearby
October 22, 2018

Smartphones continue to simplify and streamline our lives in numerous ways, and today, we have options for even the simplest tasks that we have to face on a daily basis.

Offering Summary


Company

:

Wand USA Inc.

Corporate Address

:

1770 Chestnut Pl Apt 1019, Denver, CO 80202

Offering Minimum

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$9,996.00

Offering Maximum

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$106,995.28

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

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$104.72











Terms


Offering Type

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Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

1,050

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

11,239

Price per Share

:

$9.52

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$7,996,800.00











Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.

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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

1 Year at Wand, Let's talk Traction!

20 days ago

Hello again to our awesome investors and supporters! It’s been a great start to summer for us at Wand, as always, in direct thanks to your investments which have played a key role in supporting our initial marketing and final development to we can continue to make the best first impression possible on new users! 

Today, we hit another important milestone, we’re 1 year old! In lieu of this achievement, we wanted to take the opportunity to pat ourselves on the back and highlight some milestones we're proud to have hit in our first year in operation but we couldn't have done it without you!

Opportunity:

We have 39 cleaners on-boarded and on our platform servicing users in our launch territories with many more applied and ready to grow with Wand! We've been very diligent in getting the right people behind our platform to make an astounding first impression to every new consumer on the platform. It's important however we highlight our providers first because they are the front lines in getting people to love and trust in the magic of Wand!

Scale:

Throughout our soft launch, we've partnered with 17 apartment buildings across 3 different property management groups to offer our platform as a premium to their tenants in addition to establishing ourselves as the preferred platform for finding cleaning professionals for their own unit turnover cleanings! This and our outreach across other marketing channels has translated to over 300 unique pre-users! 

Development:

Much in thanks to being a recipient of the SafeT Grant, we've been able to develop our platform in record time, with unrivaled security and the workflow capability of SalesForce in our 1st Version! We want to take this opportunity to thank our in house developers in addition to those who's help we've brought in to help with the project along the way who are still diligently working to QA test, and iterate based on first users' feedback.

YOU:

Since launching this campaign, we've received over $56,000 in investment from 94 investors to help us achieve the above!

We want to wrap by welcoming our new investors who’ve joined since our last update and saying a huge THANK YOU to you and to all investors who’ve supported us through our launch and growth! If you’re still looking in as a supporter, we encourage you to join the team! This is our first and only raise allowing the community to join us at the ground floor, and to those that have, we can’t wait to bring you with us to the top!


To another year of incredible growth,

-The Wand Team



Notice of Funds Disbursement

28 days ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Wand 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 Wand 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

YOU Have Disrupted the Cleaning Industry

about 1 month ago

Happy hump day to our incredible investors and supporters! Between every update we continue to see amazing traction within this campaign and we are so happy to welcome every new investor to the team! Since last week we've surpassed 90 investors, which is truly remarkable to think of the community we've been so fortunate to grow and we couldn't be more happy to have everyone on the team and be putting your investments to good use.

We've had a busy start to the week following the HIPAA Complete Conference we were very fortunate to attend on Monday and Tuesday! We spoke in detail to thought leaders in technology from across the country about how we've used the grant to rapidly and securely develop Wand. We've made some amazing connections in the cyber security space to keep our platform as secure as possible in addition to making a handful of new key connections that are already throwing their flag behind Wand and making the introductions to keep us scaling from our launch territories to every city across the country.

Concluding the conference with the Midwest Wand Team and some new strategic partners. From Right to Left, Business Development Intern - Colten, Founder - Benjamin, our API Guru - Nick, CTO - Gerald.  Also pictured, Marketing Team - Offbeat Media Group(OMG), Eric and Jason with Tribal 8(a) Cyber Innovator - AIMHI, Arnaldo with AI predictive aid - simMachines, and many other new friends of Wand who's incredible companies, products and partners we're excited to leverage moving forward.

Cleaner Spotlight: "I am a mother of four, grandmother of five. I am 47 years old and just started my business 6 months ago but have years of experience from working with other companies...My goal is to have a successful business and leave my daughter something she can be successful in and pass it down to my granddaughter to run someday as well." -Denise Koenig, from her bio on WAND

There aren't words for us to note how fulfilled we are to be helping other's build their cleaning hustle's on their terms. We are excited to continue scaling so we can help Denise and many others across the country scale with us in addition to taking the hassle out of finding a house keeper for everyone!

We want to say another enormous THANK YOU to our investors as well! You too, have helped us to give this opportunity to others and to disrupt the greater cleaning industry! If you are yet to join our growing team, let's cross the 100 mark together! Every new investor adds immense value to our team and we can't do it without you!

Best,

-The Wand Team

Progress on top of Progress

about 1 month ago

Hey All! We've hit some incredible milestones since our last update and couldn't wait to let you in on what's new! First off however, we want to acknowledge all the milestones we continue to hit through this campaign thanks to your investments! Thank you to those who've joined in the success with us.

Just yesterday, we've made an arrangement with a national property management group to offer our platform as a premium to their tenants as well as be the preferred cleaning provider for their 60+ rental turnovers per month in just our launch zones! This is huge for us because it means a solid recurring revenue as well as an opportunity to scale with a national partner as fast as we can find amazing cleaners to join our platform! Stay tuned on Facebook or LinkedIn for a formal press release with more details on how Wand will leverage this opportunity!

Additionally, we've been slotted for our presentation next week as a SafeT Grant winner! We encourage you to come join us if you're near to meet and greet as well as learn how we've implemented the SafeT API into our platform to be the most secure marketplace application around.

Quote Spotlight: "Excited to see this app and hope it will be successful...wish there would have been something like this for support when I started my business..." -Sandra Neese McCray, commented from Facebook

We're here now and can't wait to help! We're looking for cleaning pros now more than ever to help us meet demand. Learn more or encourage those you know to launch their cleaning hustle HERE.

We're here because of you! THANK YOU to our amazing investors and if you haven't yet, this is your opportunity to join Wand on the ground floor. We've raised over $50,000 from 80+ individuals with new investors joining every day! Thank you again to our present supporters and to our followers we hope to see you join the team next.

Better by the day,

-The Wand Team

Season of Scale+Events

about 2 months ago

Good morning and happy Tuesday to our investors and followers! We hope everyone is off to a great start to their week! Between each update we continue to see incredible traction in our campaign and for that we say Thank You to our new investors who've joined the team and always to those who've been with us since launch and beyond!

This weekend we had a tent at the Resident event noted in our last update and we're incredibly grateful to have received a warm welcome from the community in addition to a surplus of excitement at the arrival of Wand.

We were fortunate to meet dozens of the Towne House Apartments's 350+ residents with our platform live to snag bookings on the spot! We are also the new preferred unit turnover cleaning provider for the location w/ opportunity to cover additional locations upon proving our cleaner's talents at this one! We have no doubt they'll perform!

A few additional event announcements:

June 17th-18th- We are being recognized and speaking at the annual partner's conference for the SafeT Grant we were awarded a few months back on how we've utilized those resources! In that short time we've rapidly developed the most secure gig economy platform on the market that is not only top of the line for storing consumer's information, but goes above and beyond by being Hipaa Compliant. We are working to leverage this as an edge to target the home health sector. 

July 16th- Much in thanks to our success through this campaign, we've been invited to speak as a panelist at ThriveCo's "How to Fund Your Start-up" so if you're in the STL area, we'd love to meet you and thank YOU for helping us to obtain this opportunity. Register HERE.

The season of scale has begun for us at Wand and over the coming months we intend to grow aggressively to establish ourselves as the premier end-to-end cleaning platform. If you haven't yet, it's time to join the team. We're using investments from this campaign to get us there by increasing our marketing budget to target our next launch zones as well as strengthen the platform to accommodate the additional traffic. 

For those on board, another huge THANK YOU for enabling us to reach this point. Your involvement has been a direct contribution to our early and rapid success.

Best,

-The Wand Team

Happy Memorial Day from Wand!

about 2 months ago

Hello and Happy Memorial day to our Investors and supporters! We hope you are enjoying the holiday, spending time with loved ones and honoring those who served. We wanted to send an update today because this is a very important holiday for us and one of our new partner organizations. 

We were waiting for today to announce that we have partnered with the Arise Veteran's Foundation to offer employment opportunities through Wand to veterans and spouses of those who've served as well as raise awareness for an awesome organization that is making strides to support those in the Veteran community. 

We are excited for this engagement to not only expand into new niches with Wand but also to give back while growing in a way we are well enabled to accommodate even in our early stage!

We are also excited to be in a consistent stage of growth in our launch territories while we continue to run our beta and on-board new cleaning professionals! So if the memorial day gathering needs a same or next day clean-up, be sure to book a Wand Cleaner to take the edge off and enjoy the holiday!

One more small announcement, we'll be set up at the Healthy Living Day event at the Town House apartments in St. Louis this Saturday to let residents know we are live and available in their area as a resource for their cleaning woes!

Happy Memorial day again! As always additionally, THANK YOU to our amazing investors for supporting our project and to our followers who've been supporting and had eyes on our project! If you are in the latter camp, it's not too late! Check out our campaign page to learn more and claim your stake in Wand!

Best,

-The Wand Team

CTO Announcement & Campaign Update

about 2 months ago

To start, we want to shine light on the consistent traction we've received since our last update! We're so fortunate to have not only seen a number of new investments come in to support our project, but more importantly have a number of number of new investors on our cap table and on our team. To those of you who've joined us recently and always to those who've been with us since the beginning, we say:

 THANK YOU.

You may have seen our notice that we've added an officer to the team and updated our development stage. This is entirely thanks to the resources we've been able to leverage through this camping to develop our platform into the beta we have now and we are working daily to perfect our product and on-board cleaning professionals so that we can make an incredible first impression when we introduce the world at large to Wand!

Regarding our new officer, we'd like to formally welcome Gerald Caussade to the team as our CTO!

Gerald is a serial entrepreneur and certified project management professional with a handful of multi-million dollar valley exits. He is bringing to Wand this past experience and additional expertise in development, software architecture, acquisition strategy, data security, corporate structure as well as numerous industry connections in the tech sphere to leverage moving forward, helping to maximize Wand’s potential for growth.

Quote Highlight: "I really enjoyed speaking with you and am very excited to become a part of such a new concept in any capacity that you can use my service." -Jan Clay-Strini, a Wand Certified Cleaning Professional /via email.

With every passing hour, we are working to scale and bring success to this company. We end again by saying thank you to YOU... and to all of our investors and supporters. If you're yet to join us, we'd love to have you! Make like Gerald and join our team by checking out our updated campaign page and investing today!

Best,

-The (Growing) Wand Team

Notice of Material Change in Offering

2 months ago

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

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


The issuer has extended the end date of the offering, added a new executive officer and updated the development stage of the product.


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

Notice of Funds Disbursement

2 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Wand 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 Wand 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

Another $5k to Start the Week!!

2 months ago

Good morning to our amazing Investors and supporters! To start off the week, we were ecstatic to see that we'd raised an excess of another $5,000 since our last update!! We have been consistently surprised the last few weeks on how this campaign has taken off, having raised just shy of $25,000 in the past week. 

Everyday we are bringing our platform closer to perfection while we receive beta feedback from test users to optimize our user story and find bugs in our project. 

We are also creating new relationships with launch partners by the day, including apartment complexes to offer Wand as a premium to their tenants and also laborer groups to help obtain more cleaners to meet our user demand! These partnerships will be integral to our growth until we have the infrastructure in place to offer Wand to cities as a whole.


Additionally, this evening we will be presenting to community leaders and VC representatives through the Venture Pipeline Cohort we have been participating in through MultiPass Ventures! We're excited for this opportunity to engage more thought leaders and decision makers in one of our launch territories and are constantly leveraging every outlet we have to scale Wand.

A giant THANK YOU again to all of our Investors as well as campaign supporters. We are so thankful to welcome new investors to the team and as always, remain grateful to those who have been backing our project since launch. There's no time like the present- Great things are happening for Wand, and if you haven't already, invest today and join in our success!

Have a wonderful Tuesday.

Wishing you as always our very best,

-The Wand Team


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$5,000 Invested in 24 Hours!

3 months ago

Wow! This morning we're speechless. We've seen over five thousand dollars in new investments from a handful of new investors in the last 24 hours. For this reason, we though it was important we do a follow-up to once again, thank not only the new investors we are so excited to have on the team as of today, but also everyone who has been following our campaign from the beginning and decided to invest and support this project.

We are working every day to scale this company and couldn't be more excited to have YOU backing us. 

You also may have received our most recent rolling close notice yesterday! After last weeks incredible momentum, we decided to do a withdrawal of funds to aid us in a few key areas as we grow closer by the day to exposing the world at large to Wand. These include:

  • Marketing our Launch
  • Background Checking our first cleaning providers who have trusted us to list their services on Wand. It's very important that we invite rock stars onto our team so we are taking the time to meet in person with all of our applicants in our launch territories and as a show of faith, we are absorbing the cost of their background checks so we can show our users how much we believe in our providers.
  • Hosting our platform
  • Additional operating expenses. 

Every dime we raise is being allocated to growing this company and additionally, providing those who have trusted us as investors an incredible ROI.

Thank you everyone again for the continued investment and support! It seems like we had a few listen yesterday but we'll note once more-If you aren't already, we'd love to have you on the team! Invest today to claim your stake in our project and maximize our mutual chances of success!

We've gotta say it one more time- THANK YOU.

Have an INCREDIBLE Tuesday.


The Best,

-The Wand Team

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Wand 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 Wand 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

Killer Momentum this week+Updates!

3 months ago

Good morning to our wonderful investors and supporters! We've had an incredible week and hope everyone is starting off strong with us this Monday!

Over the last week, we've raised over $12,000 in additional funds through our campaign from many of you and added numerous new investors to Wand. We're so happy to have you and want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU, to our new investors for joining the team in addition to our existing investors who have been supporting us from the beginning! We are excited to continue growing with you and leverage these new investments to continue scaling Wand!

As a update where we're at with Wand:

  • We are still running closed trials in our launch territories as we continue to work through bugs, etc in our platform prior to opening the doors for a full scale launch! For a sneak peak at the web-app we've put together, check out the UI HERE and feel free to add comments and feedback, we are always looking to improve! Password to access is "WANDdesign2019". 
  • Access to our functional web-app is available in our launch territories only for the moment but sign up on our Pre-User list to be among the first testers if you're in these areas or to be notified when we're live near you!
  • We've partnered with west coast design+branding titan, RNO1 to complete our mobile app user interface so we can offer our users the best possible in app experience possible from the get go. RNO1 has worked with other incredible companies including AirBNB, Microsoft and Loliware so we are excited to leverage their experience to design Wand's high fidelity app interface. 
  • We are still looking to add cleaners in the Denver and St. Louis areas to meet the demand we are anticipating upon opening the flood gates to our platform! If you or someone you know is interested in launching or growing their cleaning hustle, send them HERE!

A huge THANK YOU again to our incredible Investors and supporters! We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to not only build a business but a community through this campaign. If you've been supporting from the sidelines, the time is now to invest and join in the success! We'd love to have you on the team!

Our very best,

-The Wand Team

Join our Closed Beta + Progress Updates

3 months ago

Good morning to our awesome investors and supporters! We want to start by saying thank you as always for your continued support both through investment and spreading the word! We are incredibly fortunate to have been able to embark on this journey with you and look forward to continuing to grow and succeed with you on our team!

We've been hard at work alpha testing our model to work through bugs as well as perfect our user story. Soon, we will officially be launching our closed followed by our open beta with our first cleaning providers ready to give first users in our launch territories the opportunity to buy back time booking home cleanings through Wand! If you haven't already, sign up HERE to be among the first in our launch zones or in your area later this year!

We are also incredibly excited to have been invited into the next cohort of founders in the MultiPass Startup Program! This program consists of 6 weeks of intensive hands on mentoring to prepare founders for growth and scale. This is also a direct pipeline for funding through MultiPass Ventures and their funding partners which will be invaluable to us moving forward, maintaining our aggressive plans for growth!

As always we leave all with a huge 

THANK YOU

 ...for your continued investment and support. Having blown past our minimum funding goal withing the first 3 days of launching, we are so fortunate to have been able to hit the ground running with our now 69 investors and over 230 campaign followers behind us! Because of this, we have taken this opportunity to continue to offer everyone the chance to invest by keeping our campaign live which has continued to add to our mutual benefit. 

So keep spreading the word and if you haven't already, there's no time like the present to hop on board!

Wishing you the very best,

-The Wand Team.


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Notice of Material Change in Offering

4 months ago

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

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


Updated with full 2018 financial statements and financial information and an adjusted maximum funding goal.


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

Dispersal Notice and Live On-Boarding!

4 months ago

Happy Tuesday to our incredible investors and supporters! We hope everyone is having a great start to their week. We wanted to follow-up regarding 2 awesome updates today. 

Firstly, Our Cleaner On-boarding is LIVE! We are very excited to have this process automated and integrated into our platform to make becoming a cleaning professional on Wand easier than ever! Before yesterday, we'd been taking and sifting applications manually and given our intentions to scale aggressively through 2019, having our on-boarding be automated as it is now will enable us to continue to hire the service providers we know we need to meet our massive demand! If you or anyone you know would like to be among our first providers, check out the process HERE.

We are launching in Denver initially per our initial strategy but intend to expand rapidly this year and are pre-approving providers in a number of major cities!

Second, a short while ago you should have received a notice from StartEngine that we are doing our 2nd dispersal! We are immensely excited and thankful for the resources gained through this campaign that we will be taking advantage of after this second withdrawal in order to have working capital to cover a number of launch expenses on our horizon including marketing, insurance, platform hosting, and background checking providers to name a few of our action items!

Again, we are in such an optimal position to begin taking on these new challenges thanks to the investors and supporters we've accumulated through this campaign which includes you!

THANK YOU

...as always and remember that our success is yours as we move forward and prepare to introduce the world at large to Wand! Our campaign is LIVE and if you haven't already, be sure to spread the word so we can maximize our success during this time!

Wishing you the best,

-The Wand Team

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Wand 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 Wand 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

Spring Update

4 months ago

Hello All! It's been a very productive lead into Spring for our growing team at Wand. We want to start as always by saying a huge Thank You to you, our supporters. Our progress is in direct relation to the incredible response we've received since launching this campaign! Being the beginning of spring, we thought it'd be a great time to send out another progress update to what we've been up to as we grow even closer to our launch.

  • We have completed our back-end development! We are Alpha testing our platform and working through our bugs now so that we can breeze through our front-end development. As we move through staging and into beta, we are excited to begin opening our platform to beta testers! If you haven't already, sign up HERE to be one of our first users and be ready to give honest feedback on what we should improve before launch! 
  • We're launching our integrated on-boarding on Monday, March 25th to make becoming a Wand Cleaner easier than ever so we can have a multitude of providers ready to supply our demand at launch!
  • We've partnered with west coast branding titan-RNO1, to assist us in perfecting our user interface and user experience as well as promote our platform on when we expand west by the end of this year. They've worked to grow other mega brands such as Airbnb, Microsoft and Loliware and we are looking forward to working with them to accelerate our growth.  Read their press release regarding our engagement HERE.


Quote Spotlight: "We’re ecstatic for the opportunity to partner with Wand, at the core, their entire team is both innovative and game-changing: now venturing into new geographic markets that embrace the rapidity of change in technology, ready to make waves in the residential cleaning market. It’s a great time and place for both of our teams to bring new digital ideas to market, igniting their app’s growth." -Michael Gaizutis, Founder and CXO, RNO1


We'll wrap this announcement by once again taking the opportunity to say THANK YOU to our incredible investors and supporters. Our campaign is live so we can continue to give everyone the chance to invest and raise working capital to continue our aggressive growth through 2019. There's no time like the present to get involved and claim your stake in Wand!

Wishing you a wonderful start to spring,

-The Wand Team


Progress Announcements and TGIF!

5 months ago

Happy Friday! We hope everyone has had a great month as February comes to a close as well as a continued stellar start to their year. As always, we want to start off with a huge THANK YOU to you for your support. 

A few announcements of how we've been progressing through February:

  • We have a new member of Team Wand! This team member will be working on site with us to develop our back-end architecture for the Wand platform and maximize the functionality and usability of our many unique features. 
  • We are nearly done integrating our on-boarding process into our website to make applying to be one of our first cleaning wizards easier than ever! Like us on Facebook so you're first to know when our website 2.0 is LIVE!
  • On Monday the 18th, we had the opportunity to present for TechSpringfield. TechSpringfield is an opportunity for 417 technologists to connect, hear from tech companies in their area and most importantly, learn something new! We received a surplus of wonderful feedback regarding the technical development of our platform from the group of experts we were fortunate to meet.
  • Yesterday, we presented for House of Genius STL. House of Genius gives entrepreneurs the opportunity to present to anonymous community leaders to receive feedback and connections to scale their business. This was an invaluable experience for us and we are thankful to have had the opportunity to take part. Here's our favorite quote from the evening.

Once again, it's important we take the opportunity to say...

THANK YOU

...to our incredible investors and supporters. We would not be moving forward this aggressively without you and can't stress enough how important YOU have been to the growth of Wand. Please continue to spread the good news and share our campaign! The timing is better than ever to invest and join our project!

-The Wand Team



Extension and Happy February

6 months ago

One month into 2019! Happy first of February to our incredible investors and supporters, It’s been a chilly few days across the Midwest, hope everyone is staying warm and has had as great a start to 2019 as we have. And per the usual, who do we have to thank? YOU.


This week we had 2 wonderful presentations that gave us the opportunity to connect with the best and brightest in our community. A huge thank you to everyone who came out and if you couldn’t make it, worry not-Our 1 Million Cups Presentation in STL is available on YouTube HERE and our slide deck for last night’s venture cafe gathering can be found on our Facebook page.

A short while ago, you should have received a notice from StartEngine that we have extended our campaign by an additional 60 days! Our recent string of demos and presentations has created a lot of buzz for Wand in our communities and additionally we’ll be expanding our marketing efforts in our phase 2 cities over the next few weeks. In order to take advantage of this new exposure and maximize this round of funding we put in word with StartEngine to keep our portal live for another term to give everyone the opportunity to invest! 

We’ve been very vocal about how pleased we are with the success of this campaign and how fortunate we are to be able to build such an amazing community around our project and we couldn’t be more excited to be extending our timeline in order to continue to grow this community and exceed our initial funding ambition!

THANK YOU.

We can never say it enough. Wand is so pleased to have you on the team and we are consistently amazed at the traction we have continue to receive much in thanks to your continued support. Be sure to share the good news so we can continue to exceed our current pace and if you haven't already, there's no time like the present to join the team and invest in Wand!


Wishing you our very best and a phenomenal February,

Ben and Andrew

-The Wand Team

Notice of Material Change in Offering

6 months ago

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

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


Extending campaign by 60 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.

Great Feedback in Denver and Campaign Momentum

6 months ago

We hope everyone is having a wonderful start to their work week, we know we are-as usual, much thanks to your continued support and investment in Wand! 

We had a great presentation at 1 Million Cups in Denver last week and would like to thank all who attended in addition to Denver Lending Source for hosting the regular event. It was as insightful as expected to hear feedback from our launch community. We couldn't be more excited to introduce this territory and many more to Wand in 2019!

As we continue to close in on our launch, we would still love to see you join our list of beta testers if you haven't already. We are looking forward to expanding into yours and many more communities in the coming months and beyond!

This Wednesday, we will be introducing 1 Million Cups St. Louis to Wand so we may continue to gain feedback and exposure from our local entrepreneurial communities for our project.

Quote Spotlight: "I loved your presentation this morning at 1 Million Cups! I think you have a great idea, and it was so interesting to learn about your business development - especially in the high-demand and largely untapped cleaning industry." -Lauren Paul (Follow-up from 1MC)

As always, THANK YOU. We couldn't be more excited to be on this journey with YOU and to have the opportunity to build an incredible community of investors and supporters of this project. Our 1st disbursement has cleared and we will actively be utilizing these funds to move forward with Wand. Our campaign is still LIVE, so please continue to share so we can maintain our strong traction! There's no time like the present to invest in Wand and we look forward to OUR continued success!

-The Wand Team

Notice of Funds Disbursement

6 months ago

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

Hello!

As you might know, Wand 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 Wand 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

2 New Events and Use of Funds

6 months ago

Wand has had an incredible start to the new year! 2 weeks in and we have seen consistent traction much in thanks to your continued support! We'd like to take this opportunity as usual to say THANK YOU and to note a few announcements.


We've confirmed dates for 2 more 1 Million Cups speaking engagements which will both precede our Springfield presentation. 1st up will be Denver on the 23rd at the Denver Lending Source. We're very excited for this opportunity specifically to get in touch with our community in Denver which will be the first of many cities to receive Wand in 2019! On the 30th, we will be presenting in St. Louis at the T-REX building. More details for these and future events can be found on our Facebook Page! 


Within the next week we will begin dispersing funds. As noted in our last update, our priority will be allocating capital towards prepping our application for launch! We are looking forward to beginning this process with our DevTeam who has been in regular contact with us to hit the ground running when working on Wand. We will also be updating our Landing Page in the coming weeks to include and help automate our on-boarding process for service providers as we begin looking for cleaners in our phase 2 cities.

We cannot stress enough how thankful we are to our incredible investors for taking advantage of this opportunity with us. The ability to build an amazing community around our project that YOU are a part of is one of the many things we were looking forward to when launching this campaign. Seeing it grow has been Wand's pleasure and in order for it to continue to grow we ask as always that you continue to share our campaign! Our success is yours and there's no time like the present to get involved with Wand!

Our Best,

Andrew and Ben

-The Wand Team


A huge Thank You--50 Investors!

6 months ago

Yesterday we were immensely excited to have received our 50th investment! We have continued to see such incredible progress throughout our campaign that we can't help but take every opportunity available to say THANK YOU to everyone who has hopped on board with Wand already.

We've had a very busy start to 2019. A few of our action items from this first week:

The Beginning of our Engagement with ITEN. We're incredibly fortunate to be taking advantage of all of the resources allotted to us through this program to accelerate Wand's growth. 

Coordinating with our Development Team. In the coming weeks as we begin to disperse campaign funds, our priority allocation will be to our DevTeam in order to finalize Wand for our controlled launch in Denver. 

2019 Marketing Strategy. As we've stepped into the new year, we have begun work towards our pre-launch marketing efforts in addition to our post-launch and phase 2 cities strategy. 

Quote Spotlight: "And thank you for the opportunity to invest in Wand! I cant wait to see it grow!" -Ryan Casiday (Invested Jan 3)

One more huge THANK YOU for today to our 50 wonderful investors. Now is a better time than ever to invest in Wand! We encourage everyone to share our Campaign so we can continue this stream of incredible momentum. Happy Tuesday!

-The Wand Team 

Great Start to 2019 and Week End News

7 months ago

What an amazing way to kickoff 2019! We saw great momentum this first week of the year and are looking forward to see how it continues to carry us into the new year. A few bits of news to end off the week:


We'll be presenting at a handful of 1 Million Cups chapters in and around territories where our founders are located. Our 1st confirmed date is February 6th at the Springfield, MO chapter! We're looking forward to this opportunity to connect with the entrepreneurial communities surrounding our project. Stay tuned for further date confirmations in the Denver and St Louis surrounding areas.

If you haven't already, LIKE US ON FACEBOOK for regular post updates and to help expand our growing community! 


Recently we were mentioned on TODAY! If you haven't already, give the opinion piece on our platform a read HERE. 


As always, we want to take this opportunity to thank all of our current investors. We're looking forward to making 2019 the year for Wand and YOU as we come closer to launching and begin putting your investments to good use. As we always say, our success is yours! Keep sharing how excited you are to be a part of this project in addition to our Campaign to help us maintain the phenomenal results we've seen already. Happy New Year and our biggest Thanks to all once more.

-The Wand Team

Holiday Cheer Seen in the Campaign+Opening for Beta Testers

7 months ago

We hope all of our wonderful investors and supporters had a happy holiday! We know we did, much thanks to your continued and growing support. Through the holiday we saw no slowdown of daily investments filtering in with a great spike this weekend!


As progress with our application development continues, we're hoping to get a head start on building a list of beta testers so if you're interested, please fill out our quick form here. We'd love to hear feedback from those who've been most proactive in helping Wand to achieve what we already have.

We are continuing to finalize more live events heading into the new year to grow our community and have already begun receiving wonderful support through our engagement with ITEN in the form of complimentary office space, mentor-ship connections and event invitations. 


Quote spotlight: "Great job! Looking forward to watch the success of this new company filter through the market!" -Rita Lea (Investor/Facebook)


Thank you again to all of our investors and supporters, it's because of you that Wand is consistently achieving new heights throughout the development of our project! As our growth continues, we are still relying on YOU to share our progress and campaign to maintain the incredible traction we've seen already. Happy new year and let's enter 2019 running!


Ben & Andrew

The Wand Team

Event Announcement and Happy Holidays from Wand

7 months ago

With the holidays upon us this week, we wanted to once again take the opportunity to say THANK YOU to all of our amazing investors and supporters. We have continued to see strong traction in the lead-up to the holidays and look forward to an amazing start to the new year.


A quick Event announcement: On January 31st from 6:30-7:30, Wand's COO will be presenting at the Venture Cafe St. Louis in the James Crutchfield Room. The room is limited to 75 attendees, and spots are first come first serve. If you or anyone you know is in the St. Louis area, be sure to check out the event, it will be a great opportunity to learn a bit more about what went into Wand as Ben presents on designing our application and gives advice on what others can do when developing theirs as well! The hour will conclude with a 15 minute Q & A.


If you did not get the chance to watch it this Thursday, the full StartEngine December Demo Day presentation is LIVE on YouTube. To jump directly to our 7 minute presentation for Wand, visit here.


THANK YOU AGAIN...

To all of our incredible investors and supporters. You're the best gift Wand could've received this holiday season and we are grateful and excited to head into the new year with you. 2018 has greatly exceeded our expectations and we hope to do the same with yours heading in to 2019. Don't forget to keep spreading the word by sharing our Campaign if you haven't already! Our success is yours. Happy Holidays once more to all.

Ben & Andrew

The Wand Team

Demo Day 2018 and Wand+ITEN Announcement

7 months ago

We are excited to follow-up and announce we'll be presenting for StartEngine's Demo Day Live Stream TODAY at 9:44 AM PST! 

You'll be able to ask us anything you'd like in real time, if you'd like to come support us, register here for further updates.


This week we were also invited to join the Tech Innovation Catalyst ITEN! ITEN provides programs for rapid development of scalable tech ventures, engaging experienced entrepreneurs to help others build successful, growing companies.



We are very thrilled to announce this engagement and work with ITEN's entrepreneurial resources & partners below to further accelerate our growth and maximize our success! 

This engagement is the first of a handful of exciting announcements we will have top of the New Year.

We have continued to see great traction this week and could not be more thankful to our supporters for helping us reach this point so quickly. We're looking to peak our momentum, so if you haven't already, please share our StartEngine Campaign and join us in being proud of this progress!

Ben & Andrew
The Wand Team


Great Weekend Momentum, December Updates & World News Press!

7 months ago

Team Wand,

Quick note of appreciation. We saw great campaign momentum over the weekend!

Thank you to everyone who's taken the time to spread our campaigns to their network. Our team is excited for the next week. We're wrapping up 2018 and can't wait to share new announcements we have on the horizon for 2019. Full 2018 recap later this month but a few immediate things to note before we wrap up December.

On Thursday, we will be participating in StartEngine's December Demo Day! We will follow-up with additional details later in the week and the exact time to tune in to catch our live-stream.


After the new year, members of the WAND Team will be attending a variety of events in the Midwest region. Our goal through this series of strategic appearances is to further promote our project and raise awareness around our campaign leading up to our much anticipated launch date next year. Stay tuned for details, investors and campaign followers will be the first to receive updates. We can confirm the majority of engagements will be taking place in our home territories first, Denver and St. Louis. Expansion plans to follow.

With our MVP complete and our current raise still just getting started, we are finalizing an agreement with a development team to assist us in polishing our product. We plan to make a great first impression when we launch in Denver next year and this will give us the chance to update our app before we launch in our 6 phase two cities following Denver.

Recently, we were mentioned in World News! If you are interested in reading the press article detailing our platform, check it out here.

THANK YOU

Once again, THANK YOU, to all of our amazing investors and supporters. If you haven't done so already, a campaign share goes a long way and we still have over 50 days in our campaign to accept investments. Please continue to spread the positive word so everyone can Meet Wand. 

We are going to start highlighting supportive comments from individuals on a weekly basis. Please don't hesitate to embrace our campaign comments section and/or our social channels with any questions/comments you might have.


Weekly Quote Spotlight: "First I love the idea!! In today's society people are always looking for ways to make things easier for themselves...I love the idea and I look forward to backing your company!" - Preston Humbard(Facebook)



Lets democratize the domestic cleaning industry for good, together.


Ben & Andrew

-The Wand Team

Week 1 - Our Minimum Goal is in the Rear-view.

7 months ago

Wow! After one very quick week here for the team at Wand, we are very happy to update our followers that just 7 days into our campaign, we have blown past our minimum goal in a mere 3 days, and continued a steady rise to over $15,000 at our one week mark. Many thanks again to our current investors for helping us to achieve these great results and if you haven't already, Now is the perfect time to invest in Wand! 

If you know others who may be interested, YOU can help accelerate our success further by sharing our campaign and letting others in on the magic of WAND.



Thank you again,

-The Wand Team

$10,000 Milestone

8 months ago

Thankful to announce that we've just surpassed $10,000 in investments as of this 3rd day of our public raise. Once again, we'd like to take this milestone as an opportunity to show our appreciation for everyone who has invested already and stress that our success is yours. 

If you haven't already, please share this campaign with your networks to further accelerate the progress. We are very fortunate to be seeing these above average results so early on in our campaign and want to close by noting that the team here at Wand is working everyday to bring above average results not only to this round of funding but to our project as a whole and we're very happy to have many of you on that team already. 

Thank you again.

-The Wand Team

First $5,000

8 months ago

We are incredibly grateful to have surpassed $5,000 in investments on our first day of being live on Startengine. Thank you to everyone who has decided to take this journey with us and to the many more who will soon follow. We still have a long way to go so if you've already invested, please share our campaign with your friends and family. Our success is yours! 

Many thanks again to all and the Wand team is very much looking forward to shaking up the residential cleaning industry with your help! 

-The Wand Team

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