Hi! Happy Sunday! :-)
I’ll be honest—until recently, I hated fundraising.
I saw it as a necessary evil.
Then we launched our crowdfunding campaign, and something magical and unexpected happened.
Not only did our users start to invest—they started sharing why they invested.
(Many had never invested in a startup before!)
To those who have taken the leap—thank you. You have put so much wind in our sails.
For others reading this, I wanted to share 11 inspiring reasons—according to our investors—why you should consider jumping on board #TeamFocusmate.
We would be honored to have you with us an official founding investor. (As a reminder, the deadline is in just a few days, and you only need $100 to invest.)
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Here are the top 11 reasons why people decided to invest.
11. You are helping solve a REAL problem.
Procrastination and distraction affect everyone. This is a problem that wrecks people’s dreams, hurts families, and allows the world’s problems to fester. We are here to CRUSH these problems and help people make their dreams a reality.
“I really believe in the mission and how effective the product is.” ~Tina Le
10. We’re strategic and focused.
Creating exceptional outcomes requires exceptional focus, and carefully aligned efforts. If you read our 2019 Strategic Plan, you know we take strategy and planning SERIOUSLY. We’re not playing.
“Focusmate is solving a real world challenge that is quickly becoming more and more debilitating for some in the workplace. I appreciate there vision- as well the business plan/scalability model seems feasible.” ~Avery Konda
9. We have a big vision, and we know how to execute.
We can see the future, 10 and even 20 years away, when Focusmate is the digital workplace—the digital environment where people go to get things done. But we’ve also got our feet firmly planted and grind out the nitty gritty every single day.
“This could be the next Apple and [my fiance and I] wanted to get involved in the beginning." ~Una Doyle
8. Our early business results are very promising.
Look no further than this crowdfunding campaign—where 260 people have already voted financially, investing nearly six figures—to see the financial potential of Focusmate. We also have a bursting pipeline of revenue opportunities we’re working to fulfill this quarter.
“I think Focusmate is a killer product, that works well and has high user retention.” ~James Stuber
7. You have a chance right now to change the world and change lives.
“Focusmate has changed my life”. We hear this phrase almost DAILY! This is what we are doing together—we are changing lives, one by one! And we can change millions more!!
You don’t need to be Bill Gates, and have your own foundation. You can change a person’s life, RIGHT NOW, by becoming an investor.
6. There are multiple huge markets $$$ for Focusmate.
Companies are going remote. Education is going online. The freelancer revolution is in full swing. And distractions are at an all time high. This means big business opportunities for Focusmate. We’re already in the process of setting up our first enterprise pilots, including a global consulting firm.
“I will absolutely pay for something that helps me excel in my six figure job. Other people will too. Even if you don't take over the world, FM should be a solid financial success.” ~Philip G.
“It checked boxes for me in that a) it is scalable, b) more and more people will work remote c) having trouble focusing was a HUGE problem for me in grad school d) The habit-forming-products expert guy invested.” ~Michael Vander Meiden
5. We (Mike and Taylor) are humble and hungry.
My co-founder Mike and I are here because we care and want to win, not to validate our egos. We envision an incredible future, and we are gunning hard every single day to make it real.
“I like the product and admire Taylor’s tenacity and systematic approach. I want to see him win.” ~Kareem Shaya
“I believe in the theory of group accountability that the platform is based on...and I think the statistics of the growing freelance population (exploding, really) combined with the social nature of our society today and people's reliance on web-based communities all spells a "win" for the case for Focusmate. Moreover, I know the founder (TJ) and trust his work ethic and vision and intelligence and I know he will give this company every chance to succeed.” ~Nathan Cohen
4. Your investment actually matters.
Raising money is one of the necessary evils of building a startup. We’re doing it because these extra resources help us out-perform our competition. Every single dollar will be invested with painstaking care.
“Nice to have a feeling of being a founder. But mostly I like the platform and want to see it succeed. And the price was right, at $250 it felt like I was paying a fair price to help develop some premium features I could then use.” ~Eloise Feinstein
3. Get awesome perks.
When you invest, you can get incredibly valuable bonus perks like 1 free year of Focusmate premium with an investment of $250 or more. That is in addition to your equity!!!!
“I initially was planning on investing $100 bc I was so impressed w how much FM was helping me to be super productive. Then I decided to invest $550 when I saw the opportunity to get three years of premium services for free. ~Heather Radcliffe-Cedro
2. Be part of our success. If we win, you win.
Like we mentioned, you get actual stock in Focusmate. If we sell or IPO, you will personally, financially, share in our success.
“I would like to take part in Focusmate's future success, and also get a great deal on the premium version :)” ~George Kao, Business Coach
"I wanted to invest in the future of work because the space is fascinating and rapidly changing. After researching Focusmate's traction and founding team, I confidently pulled the trigger." ~Wes Wagner, Microverse
1. Because you can—with only $100.
For the first time in history, you can buy real stock in a startup. If you believe in Focusmate, now’s your chance to get in on the ground floor—and all it takes is $100.
“I really believe in Focusmate as a product and I found it super helpful. I am very excited about it. It was also cool to be on the ground floor and invest in a crowdfunding campaign for a company. I don’t think I have done that before! ~Chinwe Enu
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The deadline to invest is just a few days away. The train is leaving the station. Mike and I would be honored to have you aboard!
Visit our crowdfunding page now to invest→