Kazoo

Kazoo developed an emergency response mobile platform that saves lives through enhanced 911 connectivity—transforming smartphones into personal safety lifelines.

Deal Highlights

  • Kazoo Awarded 2021 Impact Company of The Year Award by DotCom Magazine, which celebrates America’s privately owned companies whose founders, CEOs and team members are making an important impact in the economy.
  • Israel's #1 Startup Specialist joins Kazoo Advisory Board — known by Forbes, Business Insider and Inc. Magazine as Israel's top marketer and tech blogger guru.
  • Over $630,000 already raised from the founders and 425 Reg CF investors.
  • Signed technology integration partnership with RapidSOS (the world's first emergency response data platform) for enhanced connectivity to 250M+ mobile devices and 4,800+ emergency call centers.
  • Vetted by AT&T/FirstNet to enter into their App Developer Certification program for the nation's only ecosystem for public safety.
  • Our award winning UI/UX team has designed apps for Apple, Twitter, Snapchat, and Kanye West; Our engineering team has built apps for Infiniti, Microsoft, and Warner Music.
  • Signed marketing channel partnership agreement with national nonprofit to access an immediate audience of over 450K users upon Kazoo product launch.
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Problem

911 Can't Always Find You In An Emergency

Our 911 infrastructure is full of problems. Every year, 10M+ 911 calls are sent to the wrong call center and require a transfer. Once you finally connect to the correct call center, 911 dispatchers do not always have the crucial information they need (your name and pinpoint location) to send help to you.

Two recent news segments showcase how people can be put in danger by our outdated 911 infrastructure. Kazoo’s emergency services mobile platform solves both of the critical problems and ensures help can always arrive when it’s needed.

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Solution

Mobile SOS Technology That Saves Lives

When you call 911 through Kazoo, your call is guaranteed to be routed to the correct call center, preventing critical delays. Once you connect, your name and phone number are both automatically seen by 911 dispatchers. Your exact pinpoint location is also shown, allowing dispatchers to send help to you immediately, even if you are unable to talk or you have no idea where you are.

After an interview with Kazoo’s CEO, the CEO and host of DotCom Magazine, Andy Jacob, was so moved by the potential impact of Kazoo’s revolutionary safety technology that he felt compelled to record a personalized video testimonial for our crowdfunding campaign. Watch it below.

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Product

All-in-one safety solution, in seconds

The screens below demonstrate how Kazoo’s life-saving technology works. When you tap SOS (left), your emergency contacts (right) see an instant broadcast of the scene and have (7) vital data points and functions at their fingertips.

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Next, here’s an example of a real-life scenario where a victim taps the SOS button. A live stream is instantly broadcast to their emergency contacts, who then call 911 on their behalf.

The 911 dispatcher instantly receives all of the victim’s vital information (name, phone number, longitude/latitude coordinates), while the emergency contact describes what’s going on at the scene. All of this happens in under 30 seconds.

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Integrating safety into the world of modern communications

Kazoo was built to be used as an everyday communications platform between friends, families, and organizations. Meet up, keep track of loved ones, plan events, and more with Kazoo’s 50+ map-based communications features. If someone ever feels unsafe, Kazoo’s SOS safety feature is just a tap away.

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Everywhere you look, Kazoo’s technology is needed

Consumer technology is rapidly evolving to become more personal through the use of location. To meet these demands, the Kazoo was built around location-based technology. The Kazoo platform enables users to enhance their daily activities, improve their overall lifestyles, and stay safe during any potentially dangerous situation.

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Leaning into the future of smart devices

Kazoo's product roadmap includes migration towards Web 3.0 (interconnectivity between smartphones, smart medical devices/wearables, car telematics, home security systems and more). The Kazoo platform will provide preemptive safety and security capabilities for users across all types of mobile devices, allowing for maximum market penetration.

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Media

Watch an exclusive interview with Peter Goodman, Kazoo CEO, and Andy Jacob, CEO and host of DotCom Magazine. DotCom Magazine is a leading entrepreneurial and startup media outlet that regularly interviews world-renowned guests like Mr. Wonderful from SharkTank.

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Strategic Partnerships

Partnered with #1 public safety tech company, RapidSOS

In an emergency, RapidSOS links life-saving data from any connected device or mobile app to 911 and first responders. This helps first responders receive accurate information – such as your name and pinpoint location – in real-time, so that they can respond to emergencies faster and more effectively.

Kazoo is certified as RapidSOS Ready, which means that our users can securely and automatically send their Kazoo data to 911 and first responders in any emergency situation. RapidSOS (and therefore, Kazoo) supports more than 4,800+ emergency call centers across the nation with 92%+ coverage.

Rapid SOS Partnership

Go-to-Market Strategy

Built for rapid growth

Kazoo’s monetization model revolves around a rapid-growth B2B white label strategy. Companies with millions of users can integrate Kazoo’s turnkey all-in-one location-based safety and communications technology into their existing apps to:

  • Turn their basic apps into sticky lifestyle and safety apps that customers use and rely upon every day
  • Increase revenue via paid subscriptions
  • Increase market share by attracting new customers
  • Improve customer retention
  • Gain a competitive edge against competitors that offer only basic app functionality
  • Provide additional value to customers beyond core products and services
  • Build long-term brand value by demonstrating corporate commitment to personal and family safety
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Business Model

Subscription pricing

Our total addressable market in the U.S. is $285B, and we’ve targeted a $12B serviceable market. Our scalable and cost-efficient go-to-market strategy focuses on national channel partners to reach millions of end-users.

Our B2B pricing strategy includes a one-time integration fee, plus a tiered monthly per-user fee. This approach provides a consistent revenue stream for Kazoo while minimizing barrier-to-entry friction. To increase market penetration, our business model also includes a B2C subscription strategy.

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Product Demo

Take a tour of Kazoo

After being developed from scratch over the course of five years, Kazoo’s user-friendly frontend is now fully complete and functional. See Kazoo’s game-changing technology in action by watching a brief but comprehensive product demo and market positioning video below.

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Team

Powered by a track record of success

Kazoo's proven entrepreneurial leadership team has brought over a dozen mobile and SaaS-based products and companies to the vanguard of innovation within their respective industries. Our world-class team of award-winning designers and engineers has led projects for global companies like Apple, Twitter, Microsoft, and even Kanye West.

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Peter J. Goodman
CEO

Peter brings the Kazoo vision to life. A lifelong entrepreneur with a strong track record of building and launching rapid-growth SaaS companies in the healthcare, technology, and mobile app sectors, Peter oversees all of Kazoo’s day-to-day operations, including UI/UX design, product engineering and development, release schedules, product roadmaps, channel partnerships, and corporate messaging. Prior in his career, as founder and CEO of an international venture capital funded software development company, he turned a simple desktop application into an algorithmic and scalable enterprise staff scheduling technology platform; this platform is now used by more than 1,200 medical institutions worldwide. His vast experience with mobile app and application development, advertising, branding, messaging, digital marketing, project management, and architecting and designing custom web-based applications fuels his drive for Kazoo to reach mass adoption on a global scale. Peter received his M.A. from The Johns Hopkins University and a B.A from Washington University in St. Louis.

Jake Frey
Head of Product Design

As Head of Product Design, Jake is a creative, dedicated mobile app designer committed to building world-class products that are aesthetically and functionally appealing for all users. Jake is Founder and Creative Director of Dream Team, whose clients include Apple, Twitter, Snapchat, Hermès, and Kanye West. Working with top tech companies, he has also built Apple Pay with Apple, Twitter Commerce with Twitter and products for iOS, Android, Google Glass, and Apple Watch. As the former Creative Director of Fancy, he worked to create an app that grew to 15 million users and raised $100 million, as well as being named one of the best apps of the year in the Apple and Google App Stores.

Scott Woldin
Head of Marketing

Scott is responsible for all branding and design for both corporate and consumer marketing. Scott is highly trained and experienced in developing corporate identities and multi-layered advertising campaigns. He has led the creative efforts of agencies in large markets such as Chicago, Charlotte, Louisville, and Washington, D.C., with a client roster including Sprint PCS, Motorola, YUM! Brands, and the NFL Players Club, to name a few. Formerly serving as the Art Director of One Alliance Communications, an independent creative agency, Scott led the concept development and layout team in all areas of print, outdoor, broadcast, and interactive advertising and design, taking each project from initial meeting to end product.

Laurie Johnston
Head of Finance

As Head of Finance for Kazoo, Laurie is an experienced financial executive with a focus on and expertise in fast-growth tech companies. She has helped secure millions in venture capital and private equity funding while also being a member of multiple management teams over her career. While working as VP of Finance at SOALogix, Laurie worked with the president to secure over $10M in equity financing and private investors, as well as leading the effort with senior management in the development and preparation of 12 to 60-month budgets and financial projections. Laurie has also developed sophisticated financial modeling and cash flow forecasting, including accrual-based financial projections for profit and loss, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.

Use of Proceeds


If the offering's maximum amount of $307,801 is raised:

UseValue% of Proceeds
Marketing$50,00016.2%
Product Development$150,00048.7%
Payroll$80,45526.1%
Technology Infrastructure$12,2644.0%
Intermediary fees$15,0824.9%

Terms

This is an offering of Series B units, under registration exemption 4(a)(6), in Kazoo LLC. This offering must raise at least $10,000 by December 15, 2021 at 10:58pm ET. If this offering doesn’t reach its target, then your money will be refunded. Kazoo may issue additional securities to raise up to $307,801, the offering’s maximum.

$10,000 minimum
$24,095 raised

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:

4,243,097 units
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$1.72 per unit
$7,298,127implied valuation

Financials

These financial statements have been reviewed by an independent Certified Public Accountant.

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

Be sure to understand the risks of this type of investment. No regulatory body (not the SEC, not any state regulator) has passed upon the merits of or given its approval to the securities, the terms of the offering, or the accuracy or completeness of any offering materials or information posted herein. That’s typical for Regulation CF offerings like this one.

Neither Netcapital nor any of its directors, officers, employees, representatives, affiliates, or agents shall have any liability whatsoever arising from any error or incompleteness of fact or opinion in, or lack of care in the preparation or publication of, the materials and communication herein or the terms or valuation of any securities offering.

The information contained herein includes forward-looking statements. These statements relate to future events or to future financial performance, and involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, that may cause actual results to be materially different from any future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements expressed or implied by these forward-looking statements. You should not place undue reliance on forward-looking statements since they involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors, which are, in some cases, beyond the company’s control and which could, and likely will, materially affect actual results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements. Any forward-looking statement reflects the current views with respect to future events and is subject to these and other risks, uncertainties, and assumptions relating to operations, results of operations, growth strategy, and liquidity. No obligation exists to publicly update or revise these forward-looking statements for any reason, or to update the reasons actual results could differ materially from those anticipated in these forward-looking statements, even if new information becomes available in the future.

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Updates

  • Nov 16, 2021
    KAZOO AWARDED 2021 IMPACT COMPANY OF THE YEAR...

    KAZOO AWARDED 2021 IMPACT COMPANY OF THE YEAR AWARD BY DotComMagazine.

    DotCom Magazine announced today that Kazoo won the DotCom Magazine Impact Company Of The Year 2021 Award, which celebrates the most important segment of the economy – America’s privately owned companies whose founders, CEOs and team members are making a positive difference in the world. Andy Jacob, CEO of DotCom Magazine says, “We are honored to award great companies like Kazoo our 2021 Impact Company of The Year Award. Each company’s unique impact is more important than ever before in an incredibly difficult year.”

    Invest in Kazoo today before our offering closes!
  • Nov 1, 2021
    Just out today! DotCom Magazine's Exclusive...

    Just out today! DotCom Magazine’s Exclusive Interview with Peter Goodman, CEO of Kazoo

    I’d like share my appearance on the DotCom Magazine Show. I was interviewed by Andy Jacob, an amazing host, and we had a great time talking about Kazoo’s and the future of personal safety. Kazoo is gaining some great momentum! More to come soon…

    Check out the interview!
  • Sep 21, 2021
    Join Kazoo’s CEO for Interactive Investor...

    Join Kazoo’s CEO for Interactive Investor Meeting and Q&A on Thursday, September 23 @ 7pm ET

    Peter J. Goodman, Kazoo CEO, will be hosting an interactive livestream meeting for current and potential Kazoo investors on Thursday, 9/23.

    The following topics will be covered:

    • Growth Strategy: Intro to Kazoo and the go-to-market strategy
    • Product Overview: Showcasing some of Kazoo’s core features in real-time
    • Investor Q&A: Ask your questions and listen in on the discussion

    The meeting is scheduled to run for 45 minutes, starting at 7 pm ET on Thursday, September 23rd. Space is limited to 20 attendees.

    To claim your spot, visit the Kazoo Calendly page here: https://calendly.com/kazoo/investors

    SIGN UP FOR THE LIVESTREAM EVENT
  • Sep 3, 2021
    From CEOs to single mothers, Kazoo has more...

    From CEOs to single mothers, Kazoo has more than 400 investors! Read why they chose to invest in Kazoo. We’re almost at our $10K minimum goal - for those still on the fence, consider investing in Kazoo. Not only does Kazoo offer significant growth/ROI potential, but you can also be a part of a company whose technology will lead to a better world: A world where everyone has the tools they need to stay safe, protected, private and connected.

    Our entrepreneurial leadership team has brought over a dozen mobile and SaaS-based products and companies to the vanguard of innovation in their respective industries. And, our award-winning product development team of designers and engineers who led projects for global companies like Apple, Twitter and Microsoft.

    I hope you’ll come aboard!

    Peter J. Goodman CEO, Kazoo

  • Aug 24, 2021
    WE'RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT "ISRAEL’S #1...

    WE’RE EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE THAT “ISRAEL’S #1 STARTUP SPECIALIST JOINS KAZOO ADVISORY BOARD”

    The key to a successful startup is the team behind it—we are thrilled that Hillel Fuld has of officially joined the Kazoo Advisory Board!

    Hillel’s work is published in some of the world’s top tech publications including TechCrunch, Venturebeat, Inc. Magazine, Entrepreneur, Business Insider, and more. He collaborates with Fortune 500 companies including Google, Oracle, Microsoft, and Nike.

    Hillel’s vast startup experience, proven business success and worldwide network of connections will be invaluable to the Kazoo leadership team as we accelerate momentum to propel our growth.

    If you haven’t invested yet, please consider making an investment in Kazoo. Join business icons like Hillel Fuld on Kazoo’s journey towards becoming an established brand with millions of users—and the ROI potential to match. Let’s get to $10K asap, then Netcapital will kick our campaign into high gear with their powerhouse marketing! https://netcapital.com/companies/kazoo

    -Peter CEO

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