Kazoo

Kazoo developed a B2B emergency response mobile platform that saves lives through enhanced 911 connectivity—transforming smartphones into personal safety lifelines.

Deal Highlights

  • Raised over $650K: Includes 397 investors on Wefunder, angel investors and founders
  • 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 guru.
  • 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 agreement with national organization for direct-to-consumer selling to 400,000 users upon Kazoo product launch.
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Problem

911 systems are getting old, and the public can be in danger when they fail.

Our 911 infrastructure is full of problems. Every year, more than 10 million 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Two recent news segments showcase how people can be put in danger by our outdated 911 infrastructure.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.

During a recent interview with Kazoo CEO Peter Goodman on DotCom Magazine's "Entrepreneur Interview Series", the CEO and host of DotCom Magazine, Andy Jacob, shared his perspective on the impact of Kazoo’s revolutionary safety technology and how he believes "it will transform the entire space of personal safety by providing a personal safety lifeline that's going to give peace of mind to literally millions of people." Watch the excerpt 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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Product Demo

See Kazoo's 911 enhanced connectivity technology in action

After being developed over the course of five years, Kazoo’s intuitive frontend is now fully complete and functional. In this brief video below, you'll see how Kazoo is transforming how smartphones connect to 911 and turning them into a personal safety lifeline, sets us apart from other products that exist today.

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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

Celebrity Investor Testimonial

Game-changing Technology

Kazoo has attracted the eye of hundreds of investors, successful entrepreneurs, and well-connected celebrities. Watch Kimberly Clapp, 5x Emmy award-winning journalist, interview Brian Hartline, former NFL player and current Ohio State wide receiver coach. Both are Kazoo investors – they have invested considerable time, put their reputations on the line and will be tapping into their network of key business contacts to help Kazoo during product launch and throughout our strategic growth plan.

Brian Hartline Testimonial
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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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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 February 28, 2022 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
$29,569 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

  • Jan 18, 2022
  • Jan 5, 2022
  • Dec 27, 2021
    Kazoo Community, What we’ve developed is a...

    Kazoo Community,

    What we’ve developed is a scalable emergency and communications location-based platform for Fortune 1000 companies with millions of customers.

    For more information, I highly recommend everyone watch our full Crowdwise investor panel recap video that we’ve linked below!

    I believe in building products that improve people’s lives. We think that our product can not only make an impact on the market, but also redefine the future of personal safety.

    Our campaign is live, and we need your support. Head over to our raise page and become an early investor today.

    Warmly, Peter J Goodman CEO Kazoo

    Watch Here
  • Dec 23, 2021
    Kazoo Community, I recently had the...

    Kazoo Community,

    I recently had the opportunity to hold an exclusive investor Q&A webinar. This gave me a chance to address some of the important topics that aren’t on our Netcapital page, as well as allow our investors to ask some of their burning questions live.

    If you missed last week’s webinar, there’s a recording of our recap that you can watch at your earliest convenience.

    Also, don’t forget to download our free webinar deck from this event so you can reference it later!

    Warmly, Peter J Goodman CEO Kazoo

    Watch a Recording of Our Investor Q&A Webinar
  • Dec 16, 2021
    Kazoo Community, We’re transforming how...

    Kazoo Community,

    We’re transforming how smartphones connect to 911, and turning them into personal safety lifelines!

    America’s 911 infrastructure is broken, with more than ten million calls being sent to the wrong emergency call center each year, requiring transfers that wastes a victim’s valuable time.

    The lack of an integrated solution has been a stumbling block for 911 centers for quite some time, and Kazoo is here to change that.

    Our technology allows victims to start live-streaming to their emergency contacts, all at the touch-of-a-button!

    Once they start streaming to their contacts, everyone is able to see their exact location and contact the 911 call center if necessary. This can be done even if the contact is halfway across the world!

    For more information on Kazoo’s ground-breaking technology, as well as a LIVE demo of our app, we encourage you to watch our video or check out our recent investor article!

    We hope this gives you the bigger picture of our strategy, technology, and the potential to make a groundbreaking impact on personal safety for users all around the world.

    Want to help us make an impact?

    Head over to our raise and join our community of early investors today!

    We look forward to sharing many milestones with you and the rest of our backers in the near future.

    Warmly, Peter J Goodman CEO KAZOO

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  • Dec 14, 2021
    Kazoo Community, This is your final reminder...

    Kazoo Community,

    This is your final reminder to not miss our webinar!

    You don’t want to miss this exclusive event…

    I will be hosting a LIVE investor Q&A Webinar, where I will be covering all the basics surrounding Kazoo’s emergency response mobile platform and equity crowdfunding campaign.

    Learn everything you need to know about this incredible investment opportunity and the impact we’re creating!

    Don’t let this pass you by..

    Register today, and join me on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 at 12:00PM PST!

    We will be addressing any concerns you may have, so don’t forget to bring those burning questions!

    The Kazoo team is eager to see you.

    Help us create a better future in personal safety for you and your loved ones. Join us as an early shareholder on our raise page today!

    Warmly, Peter J Goodman CEO Kazoo

    Register Here
  • Dec 10, 2021
    We have some exciting news! CEO and Host of...

    We have some exciting news!

    CEO and Host of DotCom Magazine raves about Kazoo during our recent feature on ‘The DotCom Magazine Entrepreneur Spotlight Series With Andy Jacob’.

    In this article, DotCom Magazine revealed its annual list of America’s most impactful privately held companies.

    It is also important to note that they awarded us with the ‘2021 Impact Company of The Year Award’!

    This was an amazing opportunity for us, and we are humbled by the amount of support we have received.

    Andy Jacob, CEO of DotCom Magazine says “We appreciate the selfless commitment that leaders and entrepreneurs make to their brand. We are honored to award great companies our ‘DotCom Magazine 2021 Impact Company of The Year Award’. At DotCom Magazine, we believe entrepreneurs are the heartbeat of the world in so many ways. We believe it is a world where risk takers must be lauded, saluted, and respected. 2021 is an incredibly unique year in so many ways. Companies have so many ways to make an impact, and that’s why each company’s unique impact is more important than ever before. Our award winners have courage and an unyielding passion to grow and contribute in incredibly unique ways.”

    Andy also goes on to state in a recent video how he believes our remarkable life-saving 911 connectivity is going to completely transform the space of personal safety.

    At Kazoo, we aim to bring peace of mind and safety to millions of people and their loved ones.

    For more information, we encourage you to check out the feature!

    Warmly, Peter J. Goodman CEO Kazoo

    Watch Here
  • Dec 9, 2021
  • Dec 8, 2021
    Kazoo Community, The clock is ticking! It’s...

    Kazoo Community,

    The clock is ticking!

    It’s time to register for Kazoo’s exclusive investor Q&A webinar..

    Join me for a live discussion, where we will be shedding light on everything you need to know about Kazoo’s enhanced 911 connectivity technology and the investment opportunity on Netcapital!

    We have a lot of exciting growth opportunities ahead of us, and we’re thrilled to fill you in on those.

    Sign up and reserve your spot today!

    This event will be taking place on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 at 12:00PM PST.

    Don’t forget to bring those burning questions, as a portion of this discussion will be dedicated to addressing anything that is still left unanswered.

    The Kazoo team can’t wait for you to join us! We’ll see you there..

    Warmly, Peter J Goodman CEO Kazoo

    Sign up today!
  • Dec 6, 2021
    Kazoo Community, Our award winning mobile...

    Kazoo Community,

    Our award winning mobile platform uses life-saving 911 technology that enables smartphone users to connect anytime, anywhere!

    I wanted to take a moment to recognize the visionaries who are making an impact daily and bringing our vision to life.

    For more information and full team bios, we encourage you to check out our recent investor article!

    Thank you for your continued support and belief in our mission.

    Warmly, Peter J. Goodman CEO Kazoo

    Read more
  • Dec 6, 2021
  • Dec 3, 2021
    Kazoo Community, Want to learn more about...

    Kazoo Community,

    Want to learn more about Kazoo’s one-of-a-kind personal safety app?

    Join me for an exclusive investor Q&A webinar, where we will be discussing everything surrounding Kazoo and our equity crowdfunding campaign on Netcapital.

    During this live discussion, you will learn everything you need to know about our investment opportunity and how you can help us make an impact!

    Register today, and join me on Wednesday, December 15th, 2021 at 12:00PM PST.

    I’m looking forward to seeing you all there!

    Warmly, Peter J Goodman CEO Kazoo

    Register Here
  • Dec 2, 2021
    Hello Kazoo Community, For those of you...

    Hello Kazoo Community,

    For those of you considering an investment in Kazoo, we’ve made our confidential investor deck available for download!

    Our vision is to connect everyone, everywhere to help them feel and be safe. Our scalable mobile solutions can be used by all, from small families, to large companies, and everyone in between.

    We thank you in advance for your support in our mission, and we look forward to achieving milestones with you in the near future. I invite you to be a part of our Kazoo investor community and participate in this exciting journey!

    Warmly, Peter CEO, Kazoo

    Download Kazoo Deck
  • 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 15, 2021
  • Nov 9, 2021
  • 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!
  • Oct 18, 2021
  • 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 30, 2021
  • 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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  • Aug 17, 2021
  • Jul 8, 2021
    Primary offering of 178,954 units at $1.72
  • Jul 8, 2021

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