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Never fear car repair again!

Small OPO
Visalia, CA
Software & Services
US Investors Only
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With the WIN Automotive Repair App your car repair is just a click away!

The need for a "better way"...

Why is it that our cars always seem to fail at the most inconvenient times? While on vacation, on our way to work, as we are leaving the store with ice cream melting in the back, etc. If this isn't enough to cause you anxiety, just remember all the other things you had on your list that now you're going to be forced to shuffle around, and while you're shuffling you also have to try and figure out your repair options. Even in the best case situation, it's a pain! As a mechanic, car owner, business owner and father, our founder feels the same way. There has to be a better way! 

The day the light came on!

On a cold, wet afternoon in February, the founder received a call from one of his sisters. She was having car problems and needed his help. He was limited as to what he could do for her, as she was more than a thousand miles away. At work at the time, he set out to help her troubleshoot the issue. After work, as he was coaching football, he was still going back and forth with her, trying to decipher the problem. Finally, as he was making a late dinner for his kids, she decided just to have the car towed in to a local shop in order to have it repaired. This posed a new array of problems for her: how, where, when, who and with what? The situation was incredibly frustrating for both of them! She needed a tow-truck, but it was late. She needed a shop, but they were all closed. She needed the repairs done quickly, but that meant making a lot of phone calls. Not having money she could afford to waste, how could she be sure that she was even speaking with a qualified shop in order to have the repairs done right? This was the moment the light came on, and the WIN Automotive Repair App was born. A better way is on the horizon!

Invest in the WIN Automotive Repair App

$500/Class B Non-Voting Unit│$500 Minimum Investment

When you invest you are betting the company’s future value will exceed $3M.

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

   

Dream it...Make it...WIN it!

The Work Begins!

With the realization of an industry that was truly in need of a change and an idea for a paradigm-altering app, our founder set forth to put his 25+ years of experience in the mechanical field to work. He spent the better part of the next year working through the problems in the industry and the ways to fix them. Once he finished building the infrastructure of this new app, he formed a list of things that needed to be done in order to bring the WIN Automotive Repair App to the masses! We are at the raising-capital stage, the founder having financed all the first steps himself.

The List

  1. Poll the public to identify issues
  2. Create a wire-frame layout of the app 

  3. Research other on-demand apps

  4. Develop algorithms
  5. Locate and secure a build team
  6. Draft a business plan
  7. Validate the final product
  8. File LLC paperwork with state secretary                                                                     
  9. Raise Capital
  10. Bring equity crowdfunding live
  11. Build app
  12. File for final patent
  13. Run real-world tests
  14. Register app on the Apple and Android OS
  15. Market the app

Next steps marked in bold.

To ensure that he had come up with something that would not only benefit the average person's life but would actually be a change that everyone in the automotive industry could be excited about, he hit the road and pitched the idea in its entirety to close family and friends all throughout the Western United States. In all he covered over 15,000 miles in a total of nine states, all in 55 days. 


After meeting with car owners, mechanics, shop owners, fleet managers, entrepreneurs, and engineers, we at WIN are proud to say that we maxed-out the first round of funding that the SEC allows in a small friends-and-family round, which is 35 unaccredited investors. While validating the new app, this left us short of our fund-raising goal. It also left us with a lot of people wanting to invest, and even more that he had not yet been pitched to. 


Therefore, the decision was made to shift gears to equity crowdfunding. While initially worried about crowdfunding and the security of his ground-breaking app, it has proven itself to be an ideal medium for this venture. It also allows us to bring on the remaining investors needed to complete this journey.

YOUR CAR

OUR MECHANICS

TODAY'S TECHNOLOGY

Putting it all together for the WIN!

Knowledge Is Power

The WIN Automotive Repair App will be the go-to place for car owners seeking help for their vehicles. No more asking your family, friends or co-workers for recommendations as to whom one can trust with their second most expensive asset. No more calling around for repair quotes. No more wasted time and money on your automotive repairs and maintenance. No more hoping that the mechanic at the shop has experience with your specific vehicle needs. Knowing more is the key, and WIN Automotive Repair is your locksmith!

Bringing power to the people in order to elevate the repair experience!

The WIN Automotive Repair App keeps your hard-earned cash where it belongs... In your pocket! All repairs are processed electronically through the app. WIN also aims to save you up to 70% on the current cost of your repairs. With our customers saving money, and giving our service providers the ability to earn more money, it's a win-WIN! Plus, you will have access to our service providers 24-hours a day, 7-days a week, 365-days a year. Never fear car repairs again with WIN. Moving an industry forward while improving lives on all sides is the goal and is what the WIN Automotive Repair App offers.


With the WIN Automotive Repair app you'll be able to use that smartphone / tablet / laptop to...


  • Build and update your own personal profile: locations / vehicles / log-in / password / payment preference 
  • Enter as many vehicles as you own in your profile
  • Help your teenage kids / elderly parent / friends-in-need by scheduling and paying for their repairs from states away
  • See our providers experience / education / availability / rating
  • Know that all our service providers have passed both a thorough criminal background check and a work-history background check
  • Schedule and receive updates on repairs / maintenance
  • Receive up-front pricing before any and all repairs are made
  • Find a service provider 24-hours a day / 7-days a week
  • Save preferred providers in order to expedite the next repair
  • Save a truckload of time / money / headaches / money / worry / money / and so much more... money!

      

Automotive Repair Market

"Massive" is how we at WIN describe this market. Shoot, if you live in California, you see the market size every day! More specifically, according to the Green Car Report in 2014, the world market is 1.2 billion cars on the road, and it's expected to top 2 billion by 2035. The US is currently the second-largest market at just over 253 million vehicles, according to the Los Angeles Times. California is the home of 10% of the US registered cars, with just over 25 million, according to the California DMV. The California DMV also states that LA County alone has over 6 million registered vehicles. With the average American household home to 2.28 vehicles, according to a study by Experian Automotive, it doesn't take much to see just how large this market is.

What We Spend

All these cars break down or require maintenance everyday. According to a report put out in 2015 by AAA, the average annual cost of repair and maintenance is $766.50.

                                                           

Do the Math...

Based on all the stats above, in LA County they spend $4.6 billion annually on their car maintenance/repair, California spends $19.1 billion, the United States collectively spends $200 billion, and worldwide we spend $920 billion. WIN Automotive Repair App will have several different revenue streams feeding its growth and lining our investors' pockets.  We will charge a processing fee on every transaction, sell product-specific advertising, and advanced services. Our plan is to have a soft roll-out in late 2018, the location will be Fresno County in Central California. According to the California DMV, Fresno County has 500,000 registered vehicles and should provide WIN with a large enough market to make good money. The market is also small enough that we can make any adjustments needed without them being detrimental.


The Bottom Line...

Our goal is for WIN to get the word out and capture 10% of the Fresno County marketplace, conservatively, within the first year. This would put the annual net at $3.8 million.


Join WIN and We'll Change The World Together

Offering Summary

Maximum 850 Class B Non-Voting Membership Units ($425,000)

*Maximum subject to adjustment for bonus units. See 10% Bonus below

Minimum 20 Class B Non-Voting Membership Units ($10,000)


Company
Whetstone International Network, LLC
 

Company Address
2017 E. Hillcrest Dr., Visalia, California
 

Description of Business
Automotive repair made available through a real-time on-demand app
 

Type of Security Offered
Class B Non-Voting Membership Units
 
Purchase Price of Security Offered
$500.00 per unit
 

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 
$500.00










The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Whetstone International Network, LLC will offer 10% additional bonus units for all investments that are committed by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders (with ≥ $1,000 invested in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign) within 24 hours of this offering going live.

StartEngine shareholders who have invested $1,000+ in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign will receive a 10% bonus on this offering within a 24-hour window of their campaign launch date.  This means you will receive a bonus for any units  you purchase.  For example, if you buy 10 Class B Non-Voting Membership Units at $500.00 / share, you will receive 1 Class B Non-Voting Membership Units bonus units, meaning you'll own 11 units for $5,000.   Fractional units will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole unit.

This 10% Bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors receive their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

Whetstone International Network, LLC, might incur irregular use of proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following: vendor payments and salary made to one's self, a friend or relative; any expense labeled "administration expenses" that is not strictly for administrative purposes; any expense labeled "travel and entertainment"; any expense that is for the purposes of inter-company debt or back payments.

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Total Assets
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Cash And Cash Equivalents
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Accounts Receivable
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Short Term Debt
$0.00 USD
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Long Term Debt
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Revenues And Sales
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Costs Of Goods Sold
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Taxes Paid
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Net Income
-$36,051.00 USD
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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.


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