introduction

BidaFi plans to renovate the home improvement market through automation, transparency, and confidentiality.

We believe that these are the demands that consumers/homeowners have been craving forever, especially in a problematic market like this. We plan to make this possible through our “Automated Bid Chain” (the “ABCs'' of home improvement).

We plan to start upstream with manufacturers and/or trade suppliers that join BidaFi and pay a monthly fee to be on our platform. The supplier bundles together specific materials to properly complete an installation. Contractors, who may also pay a monthly fee to be on our platform, pre-select the bundles they prefer to offer in their geographic areas and add their labor and profit to the bundle to arrive at their installation price.

When a homeowner confidentially enters their zip code and answers a few basic questions about their project, the BidaFi platform calculates the contractor’s price by a multiplier and a bid is automatically generated. Homeowners may then be able to review the numerous bids from the contractors and secure the financing available for their project.

Once the homeowner selects the bid they prefer, we plan on requesting their contact information to populate a preliminary contract between the homeowner and contractor. The homeowner can then schedule an appointment with the contractor.

The contractor may now attend a meeting with a serious buyer and review the project with the homeowner, making adjustments to the contract based on the unique aspects of the project. The homeowner and contractor can then sign the final contract. A purchase order may be automatically generated and sent to the supplier, an engagement letter is sent to the lender, and a copy of the final contract is sent to the homeowner, the contractor, and to BidaFi. This will also trigger our bank to set up a payment account for the homeowner at no charge to the homeowner.

problem

We believe that , currently, there is no way for consumers to go online and get an actual bid for things such as roof replacement, insulation, windows & doors, or other energy-saving home improvements.

They put their personal information onto a website and then their personal information is sold multiple times to contractors and other marketing companies.

Contractors pay for all the leads given to them, even if someone is just “kicking the tires.” With the Bidafi platform, contractors can pay for jobs completed, not leads. This could save the contractor time from trying to contact people who are just shopping. With the Bidafi platform, our goal is for the contractor to pay for completed jobs.

People often receive conflicting bids and have to compare “apples to oranges.” One contractor may be certified to install a manufacturer’s product and therefore try to sell that product. A homeowner may receive multiple bids for different products with different warranties.

solution

Bidafi plans to take a process that currently takes days or even weeks and reduce it to mere minutes by giving consumers Real Bids in Real Time.

Consumers can get real pricing on their project without giving up their personal information; only when they are ready to buy is their personal information required.

Bidafi’s platform is designed to allow consumers to shop for the roofing material type and quality they want, including color. The contractors may then bid on those specifications, allowing the homeowner to make a true comparison between bids.

ADDITIONAL BENEFITS

  • Suppliers may be paid cash on deposit ("COD") which eliminates delinquent accounts
  • Suppliers do not have to file 20-day lien notices since they may be paid upfront
  • A homeowner’s personal information remains personal until they are ready to create a contract

business model

BidaFi is a multi-sided platform and SAAS (Software as a Service).

We plan to generate revenue from multiple sources:

  • A modest percentage of the final sale to homeowners
  • Monthly subscription fees from suppliers and contractors
  • Referral fee from financing

market

BidaFi envisions uniting the home improvement market with the online homeowner/consumer shopping market and the home improvement lending market.

Connecting these markets though BidaFi could increase convenience, savings, and informed decisions. The market favors efficiency – Bidafi can bring efficiency to a very inefficient market. The TAM (Total Addressable Market) is approximately $200 Billion.

sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

success to date

  • Completed working model of the app and have begun Beta testing
  • Filed intellectual property

team

Tim Thornton
Founder/CEO
Product Development and Business Development
BA Azusa Pacific University, Business/Architecture & Industrial Design. Entrepreneur/Member of the “Strategic Growth Forum” for CEO’s for Six Years. Consultant to several medium to large construction companies. Packaging designer/engineer; started and sold multiple businesses.

Tim is a third generation architect with an intimate understanding of design and construction. He also worked for a home energy improvement company which helped spawn the idea for Bidafi. He saw how consumers were not given adequate information and options during their purchase.

Ken Rhinehart
Founder/COO
Strategy and Implementation
BA, Psychology, MS Industrial Organizational Psychology.
Rockwell International Space Systems Division: Organizational Change Team.
Commercial Real Estate Broker and Senior Advisor at SVN International, Inc.
Chaired Commercial Real Estate Committee; Southern California Regional Chair, Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise (FIBREE)

Ken started in commercial real estate in 1992 and has served as a commercial appraiser, asset manager, acquisition and disposition director and deal maker. Ken has worked on approximately $1 billion worth of acquisitions and dispositions, both nationally and internationally.

Alec Ortiz
Software Development
BS Computer Science, on-going MS Computer Science. Software Engineer at Northrop Grumman with security clearance. Software Engineer at HID Global.

Alec has industry experience working with business and customer facing software. He has created software to automate business tasks, developed web solutions for internal company wide problems, and has contributed reliable and secure code to classified programs.

Use of Proceeds


If the offering's maximum amount of $250,000 is raised:

UseValue% of Proceeds
Compensation for managers$84,00033.6%
Legal - Finish Patent & Trademark documents$30,00012.0%
Prepare Social Media Marketing Plan$12,5005.0%
Execute Social Media Marketing Plan$25,00010.0%
Hire Developer - Dwolla$5,0002.0%
Hire Developer - Twillio$5,0002.0%
Recruiting Commissioned Sales Reps$26,25010.5%
Website Rebuild$50,00020.0%
Intermediary fees$12,2504.9%

Terms

This is an offering of Common Stock, under registration exemption 4(a)(6), in BidaFi, Inc.. This offering must raise at least $10,000 by October 19, 2022 at 10:59pm ET. If this offering doesn’t reach its target, then your money will be refunded. BidaFi may issue additional securities to raise up to $250,000, the offering’s maximum.

If the offering is successful at raising the maximum amount, then the company’s implied valuation after the offering (sometimes called its post-money valuation) will be:

1,050,000 shares
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$5 per share
$5,250,000implied valuation

Financials

SEC Filings

The Offering Statement is a formal description of the company and this transaction. It’s filed with the SEC to comply with the requirements of exemption 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act of 1933.

We’re also required to share links to each of the SEC filings related to this offering with investors.

Understand the Risks

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Updates

  • Aug 19, 2022
    Primary offering of 50,000 shares at $5
  • Aug 19, 2022

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