Maingear, Inc.

Maingear is selling $4M of Common Stock to develop innovative new PC designs and products.

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MAINGEAR was founded with one mission:

To build the world’s best gaming experience. With over 15 years of crafting the industry's most awarded gaming PCs, and organically growing a passionate community, MAINGEAR has established itself as a leader in the growing PC gaming industry.

How MAINGEAR builds the world’s best gaming PCs

Patent-protected technology

With a focus on craftsmanship, innovation, and performance, MAINGEAR creates industry leading PCs designed in the US. MAINGEAR is first to market with cutting edge products and services including: releasing the industries first water-cooled PC’s, offering customization including automotive paint finishes and custom laser etching, as well as innovative new cooling designs like VRTX vertical heat dissipation and APEX cooling.

For more information on MAINGEAR’s award-winning products and manufacturing process, visit maingear.com.

One Man|One Machine. Every MAINGEAR PC is hand-built from the inside out.

Award Winning. MAINGEAR continues to win multiple Editor’s Choice awards year after year.

Award Winning. MAINGEAR continues to win multiple Editor’s Choice awards year after year.

Gamers Trust MAINGEAR. Designed by gamers, built by gamers, and supported by gamers.

Handcrafted Quality. MAINGEAR has the absolute best build quality in the industry.

Handcrafted Quality. MAINGEAR has the absolute best build quality in the industry.

Our patents

MAINGEAR has two approved US patents which would allow us scale production of our boutique class gaming PCs globally.

Industry Accolades

Since its founding, MAINGEAR products have earned numerous industry awards, including Editor’s Choice Awards from: PC Gamer, PC Mag, Digital Trends, Tweaktown, Computer Shopper, Tom’s Guide, Tom’s Hardware, Hot Hardware, PC World, Max PC and PC Perspective and more. In 2018, MAINGEAR has also won 4 awards at CES 2018 including Tom’s Guide: “Best Gaming Desktop Award” If you want an independent perspective on MAINGEAR, follow the links below:

Sherri L. Smith
Tom’s Guide
“MAINGEAR is like the Aston Martin of gaming desktops — its PCs are opulent art pieces that double as high-performance machinery.”
Stefan Etienne
The Verge
"This over-the-top gaming PC is an engineering marvel"
Jason Evangelho
Forbes
“Perhaps the biggest compliment I can pay MAINGEAR is that I’d buy this system for my own private use, and that’s a rare statement.”
Matt Goulet
Popular Mechanics
“This May Be the Most Beautiful Desktop Tower We've Ever Seen”

“I've been in the gaming and tech space for as long as I can remember, and I can safely say there has never been a more exciting time in the history of our industry! I'm excited for the future of MAINGEAR and the passionate community that they have built. As one of the most established high end PC builders on earth we wanted to do a non-traditional raise and offer people from this community the opportunity to invest at the ground floor.”

Rahul Sood, CEO of Unikrn

Over a million followers

Significant social media presence

We’ve organically grown an audience of lifelong customers and fans. With the funds from this offering, we’ll develop a new line of products to further serve our already well-established base of existing customers.

MAINGEAR's vision is to expand into a global gaming brand. As a leader in the US market already with a passionate community, and with a strong and dedicated team, MAINGEAR is poised to continue its successful growth and lead the expanding PC gaming market.

Our partnerships keep us ahead of the competition

Established partnerships with leading hardware manufacturers

We work closely with the world's top hardware manufacturers. As a launch partner with vendors such as Intel, AMD, NVIDIA, and through our co-designed products with HP and Razer, we’re able to provide our customers with the most advanced hardware available.

Our work speaks for itself

Our collaborations have conceived some of the industry’s most unique and celebrated custom PC builds. We’ve worked with the industries biggest influencers and companies from deadmau5, to Coca Cola, Zedd, and many more. From full chassis modifications, exotic components and liquid cooling, to hand-painted exterior finishes, every MAINGEAR PC is truly a handcrafted work of art. When Coca Cola approaches you to build a custom PC, you know you’re the best in the business.

Coca-Cola Collaboration
Watch Us Breathe Life Into This Custom Coke Esports Gaming PC
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deadmau5 Collaboration
Watch Us Give Him A Tour When He Picks Up Two Custom PCs For His Studio
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Our leadership team

Wallace Santos

Wallace Santos founded MAINGEAR in 2002. Since the beginning, he has focused on building high-performance custom PCs and tuning them for the best gaming experience possible. Wallace has established himself as a trendsetter in the space with his avant garde ideas, commitment to immersive design, along with the pursuit and integration of new technologies. Wallace's bold business tactics and commanding leadership have earned the company a prominent position in this competitive industry. As a thought leader in gaming, Wallace also serves on Intel’s Board of advisors helping to define the future of their PC gaming strategy.

Rahul Sood

Rahul Sood is the CEO and founder of Unikrn, a gaming and esports company based in Seattle. He previously was the founder of luxury computer creator VoodooPC (est 1991), Voodoo was acquired by Hewlett-Packard. He spent 18 years as an entrepreneur before joining Microsoft. At Microsoft he worked with startups and entrepreneurs, and created and lead Microsoft Ventures. He is also an investor and advisor at Vrvana and on the board of advisors for Razer.

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Wallace Santos
Wallace Santos
CEO & Founder
Rahul Sood
Rahul Sood
Lead Investor
Sean Cadet
Sean Cadet
Product Director
Ivan Bimbolob
Ivan Bimbolov
Operations Director
Ron Reed
Ron Reed
Marketing Director
Wendel Santos
Wendel Santos
Creative Director
Netcapital Industry snapshot: Gaming PCs

In 2012, PCs overtook consoles to become the number one gaming platform in the world.

Gaming Desktop Global Revenue Increased by 55% in the first half of 2017.

665 Million people watch videos online about Games.

Updates

Microcenter logo

We have some exciting news to share about the future of MAINGEAR products! We are finally able to announce that we will be expanding our product offerings into a range of PC gaming components, peripherals, and accessories that will be available exclusively at Micro Center.

When we announced this equity crowd raise, our goal was to use the funding to help drive PC gaming by bringing our expertise to a new line of exciting premium gaming products. Available exclusively through Micro Center, MAINGEAR will use the same attention to detail and incredible build quality of our PCs to bring these products to market later this year.

Micro Center is among the nation's leading computer and electronics device retailers, operating twenty-five large stores in major markets nationwide. Founded in 1979 in Columbus, Ohio, Micro Center has grown steadily and has become the gamer's choice for purchasing gaming hardware. By partnering with Micro Center, our product and brand will be available in retail location across the county for the first time. This Partnership will expose the MAINGEAR brand to millions of people across the country and will be a key factor in our growth going forward.

Empowered by the overwhelming response to this crowd raise, we will now have the resources to makes this happen! Thank you to all who have invested so far, but there is still time to own a piece of the future of PC gaming.

How your investment helps MAINGEAR grow

Funds will develop new products

The purpose of this offering of common stock is to develop innovative new PC designs and products to expand Maingear’s offerings into a line of uniquely engineered gaming peripherals. We plan on leveraging our growing global audience to make our products readily accessible and build the infrastructure needed for growth. This raise will enable MAINGEAR to expand its product strategy and scale its production to capture consumer demand at a wider range of price points and move into online and retail sales channels.

New Inventory (39%)
Account receivable (26%)
Production Enhancements (24%)
Employee Salaries (11%)

Terms

This is a side-by-side offering of Common Stock, under registration exemptions 4(a)(6) and 506(c), in Maingear Inc. Up to $1,070,000 may be raised under the 4(a)(6) exemption. Netcapital will determine which exemption applies to your investment and notify you before you complete your investment.

This offering must raise at least $10,000 by August 31, 2018 at 4:00pm ET. If this offering doesn’t reach that target, then your investment will be fully refunded. MAINGEAR may issue securities to raise up to $4,000,000, the offering’s maximum.

$10,000 minimum
$299,845 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:

$3.50×7,157,563$25,051,471
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The minimum investment is $101.50.

Financials

Financials reviewed by an independent accountant

These financial statements have been reviewed and verified by Artesian CPA, LLC an independent Certified Public Accountant.

SEC filings

140 point Netcapital compliance review completed

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 exemptions 4(a)(6) and 506(c) of the Securities Act of 1933. Similar information is sometimes offered in a Private Placement Memorandum for 506(c) offerings.

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

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