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Hinksprong B.V.

  Welcome to the Founders Club!   Leapfunder was co-founded by >70 active Angel investors. They are called the Founders Club. They shape Leapfunder strategy. This offer of investment is for the current Founders Club, as well as for potential new members.   (If you are a member of the Founders Club: some of this you know already.)   The Founders Club are investors who have invested in us, and use us to build their portfolio. This offer of investment is an invitation to join that Founders Club. You will have the opportunity to contribute your ideas so we can enhance our product.   Leapfunder aims to enable early stage high-potential companies to raise equity online from a pool of informal investors. For this Leapfunder has developed online investment tools that are designed for the combined needs of the companies and the investors.   Since the launch in July 2014 Leapfunder has passed € 13 Mln raised in > 70 companies with ca. 70% successfully funded.   Over 2017 Leapfunder covered 68% of its operating expenses from cash revenue. It would have been possible to run cash neutral, if it weren’t for the international expansion plans.   During 2017 Leapfunder obtained regulatory clearance to operate in Germany. Leapfunder plans to expand beyond Germany to all Northern Europe, possibly followed by France.   Leapfunder handles account management, business development and compliance from Amsterdam and Berlin. All software development has been outsourced to India. All social media is run from Barcelona.   The Leapfunder products has two parts: i) the Leapfunder Note is a robust financial security that makes it easy to bring together larger numbers of equity investors. It can be used by all relevant legal entities in Germany and the Netherlands. Also Leapfunder has developed ii) the Leapfunder Hub, an online social network for investors, to facilitate building syndicates and deal discovery. The IT architecture of this online social network allows its use in almost any EU jurisdiction.   Leapfunder facilitates investment by: Providing a social networking community on leapfunder.com Providing software that allows the start-up to execute the investments online A standardized legal structure, which small investors can rely on   Leapfunder aims to benefit from an investment transaction only if the start-up is successful. The fee for Leapfunder therefore has two parts: a % cash commission on each successful transaction a % of share options in each startup that uses Leapfunder Leapfunder can exercise its share options at any time   The cash commission is intended only to cover costs, whereas the options aim to lift Leapfunder into profitability.   Leapfunder is not a crowdfunding website. Its start-ups typically aim to work with 10-20 informal investors, who are investing between E5-50k each. Investors can look at the full information on each deal by invitation only. We emphasize in all our communications that Leapfunder offers an online form of classical Angel Funding.   In order to accelerate the expansion into the German market Leapfunder is aiming to raise approximately EUR 200,000 with this round. This should give a runway of approximately one year.  
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ProGauntlet Round 3

CrossGuard B.V.

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“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” - Benjamin Franklin   CrossGuard BV is a YesDelft! start-up with a fundamentally different view on hand protection. With an engineer’s approach to design, we create safety gloves which offer the best protection against physical impact without limiting motoric freedom. We have generated first revenue through small-scale paid test series and a production consultancy assignment for the Ministry of Defence (DMO) Please take a look at our product demo for an impression of our work.   Our motto is: “protection without compromise” and with our first product, the ProGauntlet, we’re well on our way to become the standard brand in Armed Martial Arts and to become a promising new player in other sports markets, such as Field Hockey. Our developments have even caught the eye of the Ministry of Defence, with whom we are exploring the long-term potential of our technology. The Problem In many professional and leisure environments, hand injuries are one of the major causes of both personal and financial loss. Annually there are 250.000 reported hand or finger injuries in the Netherlands alone (source: Veiligheid.nl). A substantial amount of those injuries are caused by impact damage. Current safety gloves on the market are often part of the problem. Users need to choose between safety (thick and rigid models) and freedom of movement (light gloves which often offer no protection at all). Currently, even the best glove designs on the market are fundamentally limited in the protection they can offer. This is a big problem among practitioners of Armed Martial Arts and high-risk sports such as Field Hockey, and there’s a growing demand for a better solution.   Our Solution CrossGuard’s answer to this demand is to start from scratch, rather than trying to improve what’s already out there. Our design is based on extensive study of biomechanics of the hand, material science, and impact physics. The result is a robust, lightweight and highly mobile exoskeleton, we call the ProGauntlet Marketing Strategy Easy access to users and market influencers are the key to CrossGuard’s marketing strategy. The ProGauntlet project started with a crowdfunding campaign within the Armed Martial Arts community and was met with overwhelming support. Since then, the team has made world-wide appearances at clubs and events to showcase our latest developments. Meanwhile, users and influencers are involved in the testing and improvement of our product, in order to stay in touch with the market’s demand and to create ambassadors to help spread the word. Within our niche market, CrossGuard has become known as a high-end pioneering company with roots in the community and we can say without a doubt that the ProGauntlet has become a highly anticipated product in all the corners of the world. This same approach to marketing will be exported to hockey and other sports markets.   Beta tests In the spring of 2017, we produced our first ProGauntlet Beta series to be tested with a select group of our Dutch users. This gave invaluable feedback, which served as the foundation of our current development cycle. Though many areas, such as durability and thrust resistance, needed considerable improvement, protective qualities scored high and our Beta users were astounded by the lightness and the freedom they experienced while wearing our gloves. For the first time, they could perform fast and complex motions, while wearing high-end protection.   Production Technology Manufacturing the ProGauntlet (with more than 22 plastic hard-shell parts per glove) in different sizes cannot be done with conventional production methods. This is why CrossGuard is developing its own versatile plastic moulding and casting system, which allows us to cost-effectively manufacture a great variety of complex parts. The system is easily scalable and has the potential to serve the needs of external parties. CrossGuard has already been approached for low volume B2B manufacturing orders by other companies. The revenue generated from such specialized small volume orders will enable CrossGuard to speed up the development of its manufacturing capabilities, while generating a foundational cashflow. These orders form excellent paid test cases for our production technology. Achieved Milestones Patent application (currently in PCT phase with a positive opinion) 2015 - 2018 Finding and establishing partnerships with key production partners 2016 - 2017 Successful ProGauntlet Beta1 series tested by users, validating core functionality 2017 Successful Proof of concept for production systems 2017 Team expansion (1 production developer 2 product engineers and multiple assistants)  2017 - 2018 Preliminary feasibility studies and partnerships in expansion market (Field-Hockey) 2017 - 2018 First Department of Defence contract (pilot) 2017 - 2018 Financing Goal CrossGuard previously raised €215K in convertible notes in two previous Leapfunder rounds and was granted a subsidized loan of €250K by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) in 2017. The goal of this 3rd Leapfunder round is to assemble up to €250K in convertible notes. Together with an upcoming private investment, this will allow us to: Secure the development and production of the ProGauntlet Beta2 series, which is aimed to be our MVP. Q1&2 2018 External testing of Beta2 Series and validation of the MVP. Q3 2018 Provide a financial buffer to allow for an extra, full development cycle of 3 months if MVP is not validated by the end of Beta2 testing. Scale up our sales and production capacity to manufacture and launch our Mark 1 1st batch and open presales. Q4 2018 Fund a preliminary Phase 1 hockey design program with a 15K budget. Q2 2018   Expansion Strategy The ProGauntlet is a pioneering project, which drives CrossGuards innovative product and production development. Once our technology has been tested and validated in a small niche market with a high demand (Armed Martial Arts), CrossGuard will have a platform to fully launch programs into other, bigger opportunities, such as Hockey and Defence/Law Enforcement.   Partners & Network CrossGuard has entered partnerships with multiple production parties: plastics production expert Polarttech, with whom the production method of major plastic parts of the ProGauntlet are being developed and Masters of Gloves, who develop and provide the textile inner glove. Recently, CrossGuard joined forces with MTB3D to create a 3D printing farm, a key component of our development and production facilities. For our venture into Field Hockey, CrossGuard is joined by Hockey aficionado and partner at Monolith Investment Management Guus Drijver and Goalie for the Dutch National Hockey team at the Barcelona Olympics and trainer for the Beijing Olympics Bart Looije. CrossGuard is part of YES!Delft and has access to a wide network of potential partners, customers and advisors. Through Yes!Delft we were able to partner with the Ministry of Defence’s Innovatiecentrum FRONT. CrossGuard also holds active ties to the TUDelft Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering. We successfully applied for an NWO Feasibility Grant and a “Vroege Fase” Loan together with Professor of Advanced Manufacturing Charlie Wang and Associate Professor Erik Tempelman. Tempelman is on board as technical production advisor.  
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Stampwallet

Stampwallet B.V.

We are Stampwallet, a Startupbootcamp Alumni, the technical front-runner in the loyalty landscape through offering a loyalty app as well as developing innovative tailored loyalty solutions. This way, we not only offer loyalty solutions to companies but also offer solutions to loyalty companies. We make your loyals feel like royals.     Introduction Loyalty programs. They have existed since the late 18th century in the form of copper tokens, later evolved in paper stamps, and now has the form of all kinds of currencies. They have become commonplace in today’s society. Traditional brick and mortar stores are using them to keep pace with the evolving e-commerce world, and e-commerce sites are using them to boost retention and drive down acquisition costs. While loyalty programs seem to be inseparable, there still isn’t a ‘golden’ solution that fits all. Often they are too expensive to implement, to hard to understand, too difficult to use, or simply generate too much friction with the consumer. Now that’s where Stampwallet does it differently. We offer ‘seamless’ loyalty solutions through our innovative hardware and software.   Our story Starbucks being your first customer that’s a dream for a lot of companies. But for Stampwallet this is a reality. The story of Stampwallet all started 2 years ago with Stampwallet’s CEO, Wouter, his previous media company, Media599, stationed in sunny Curacao. Every morning, before going to the office, he would drive up to Starbucks at the Mambo Beach Boulevard and get his regular coffee. To be honest, quite some money was spent there to get his early ‘wake up’ drink, but never was he rewarded for his undefined loyalty.   One day the manager sat down next to him. She was worried about her customers while Starbucks in Curacao was not able to use their famous corporate loyalty program. More and more customers would try out other coffee places. Knowing that Wouter had his media company, she asked him to come up with something that she could use to engage with her customers. And as Wouter accepted the challenge, in no time, Media599 had released an app that enables Starbucks Curacao to offer their customers a ‘digital stamp card’ to save for discounts and prizes and in return, the customer would register under their name and email address. Data started flowing in and the customers returned to purchasing coffees from Starbucks. After 3 months almost 10.000 customers already used the app and after sending a personalized message to them, they noticed an increase of 21% in retention rate.   Learn how the Stampwallet app works:     Word spreads fast among the islands of the Caribbean and before Wouter knew it, more and more companies started asking for the same type of program. They all wanted an easy way to reward their customers and to gather data, and thus, Stampwallet B.V. was born and founded. At first, only a platform on which merchants could easily create their own loyalty program in the form of a stamp card, low costs, customizable, and the insights in customer data.   Pretty soon, Wouter needed an additional pair of hands. Lauren, a hospitality management Bachelor with ample experience in the hospitality and service industry found his way in due to his passion for loyalty. “Hospitality is the foundation of loyalty. When someone goes beyond what you expect, that’s where you become loyal. It’s all about going that extra mile.”   Together Wouter and Lauren started building the business. Innovation is key to the loyalty industry business while competition is fierce. Therefore, the focus was mainly on growing the company and developing new methods to exchange loyalty currencies. QR codes and battery-driven beacons were the first solutions to be offered. However, the beacons had many flaws that hurt the business.   After looking for new ways to replace the beacon, a new strategic partner arose from Canada with an expertise in motherboards. Through this cooperation, a new in-house developed beacon was placed on the market called ‘the super-beacon’. A device that can be connected with printers and unmanned machines, such as parking, vending, and carwash machines, to generate loyalty transactions. With these endless possibilities, the development dams broke for Stampwallet. New solutions kept on being created and more and more hardware and software were developed after which the target market got bigger and bigger. The possibilities now had an implication on every type of industry in the world. In other words, a ton of tech to do amazing things with, but not a clear view of what the market exactly needs. Therefore, to bring back focus, the company moved to the Netherlands in February this year and joined the accelerator program Fintech & Cybersecurity Startup Bootcamp in Amsterdam. Now the company has turned itself into the tech frontrunner of the loyalty landscape.   Apart from the loyalty app proposition, development and sales have shifted towards 'tailor-made loyalty solutions' and 'products'. These products are a result of the tailored solutions with set APIs and pre-developed code. In such, they can be sold and implemented with just minor changes.    Their expertise in data, loyalty, digital customers, flexibility and speed of developing loyalty solutions is what makes them unique. Their strategy is to push their loyalty apps throughout their infrastructure of 6 agents, stationed all over the world, and focus on customized solutions in The Netherlands and the Caribbean. With this model, their flexibility and speed for innovation stay on a high level, while still having the ability to scale fast.   Our solutions Stampwallet loyalty app Branded apps (your own promotion in a company branded app) White labels (sell your own 'stampwallet') API integration in webshops, accounting software, and existing loyalty platforms Super Beacon to connect to every POS on the market POS integrations Receipt alterations (print loyalty rewards on receipts) Scanner app to quickly reward customers Receipt capturing Raffle tool Customized solutions Their latest solutions and innovations are the 'Stampwallet Loyalty Chatbot' for Facebook Messenger and WeChat (that together have 2.2B users) and the 'Personal Characteristic Recognition solution'. With the Loyalty Chatbot innovation, they can onboard users into your loyalty platform within 30 seconds. Without having to register or downloading an app! Unique in the world! Our 'Personal Characteristic Recognition' solution is an implementation of loyalty in which visually identifiable characteristics, such as facial elements and license plates, are used to create user accounts and to save automatically. This also led us to 'reverse loyalty'; a first-time reach-out to the consumer 'after' they have received enough points to be redeemed for incentives.      Traction Stampwallet has over 800 merchants listed in 6 different countries. They created a powerful distribution network of resellers in 6 countries that are reselling our app to their clients. This fits their mission perfectly: Think global but act local. The focus is on The Netherlands and the Caribbean, while their network of agents focuses on its own territories. Selling agents are now active in Sweden, Cambodia, Vietnam, South Africa, Brasil, and Panama. Additionally, they work directly with great companies like:     Revenue In 2017, Stampwallet managed to show a 100% increase in revenue for each quarter. All revenues come from the sales and development of white labels, subscriptions, licenses, and API integrations. Due to the auto-renewal subscriptions model for the Stampwallet app and their continuation on the contracts of white labels and licenses, most revenue is recurring with a churn rate of 1.24%. As the sales focus shifted towards 'tailor-made' loyalty solutions at the start of this year, so did the growth in revenue for this stream. All targets (as stated in the financial sheets) have been successfully reached.      The forecasted revenue for 2018 is based out of the contracts that 'already' have been signed, POCs that have been initiated, and leads that are in the pipeline. Therefore it is important to mention that the bar chart below illustrates the future of Stampwallet with the 'current' resources. in QR it is planned to hire a sales team and account manager.      Funding round Now is the time for Stampwallet to catapult their products and services into bigger markets. For his, the first step has been taken to move to The Netherlands. Since foot was set on Dutch soil, Stampwallet has already gained much business. New agents have been acquired, new products have been developed, new partners have been connected, and new contracts have been signed.   However, Stampwallet needs resources to meet their demands while demand is thriving. These clients need to be followed up to create revenue. The future of Stampwallet will move towards cooperation with bigger corporates, developing new innovative products to enhance loyalty experiences, and connecting a license based revenue model to it. With this strategy, the value will keep on growing with each new client.   Our funding will be used as followed:
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