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Why do we think that an investment in DzineBox is a wise investment? Because DzineBox is poised to disrupt a portion of the $400B home remodeling business that has been doing business the same way for ...

Why do we think that an investment in DzineBox is a wise investment? Because DzineBox is poised to disrupt a portion of the $400B home remodeling business that has been doing business the same way for hundreds of years.



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    Better Living By Design
  • Problem
    Home owners need help designing and building out their home improvement projects
    Everyone admires good design, but most home owners consider professional design too costly
    Designers and contractors rarely seek opportunities outside their local area
    Designers and contractors spend far too much time driving around to see potential clients many of whom are tire kickers
    DIY websites aren’t personal enough, are too vague or only scratch the surface
    The way home owners interact with designers and builders is inefficient and archaic
  • Solution
    DzineBox connects home owners with designers from around the world
    Designers can offer their services in a more cost effective manner
    Contractors can bid on projects designed by DzineBox professionals
    Customers have more choice of designers and contractors through our professional network
  • The Call to Action
    Encourage home owners to share home improvements projects
    DzineBox creates “community” through photo sharing and discussion of home improvement projects and ideas
    Home owners upload completed projects (pride-factor) or potential projects (need-factor)
  • Platform
    Consumer-oriented social platform
    Home Owners
    Professional Designers
    Rich Data Repository – captures consumer trends for home interiors, architecture, landscapes, gardening, building materials, furniture, color schemes, design trends, etc.
  • Product
    Home owners describe their project on DzineBox
    Designers offer their services to the home owner from anywhere in the world
    Home owners choose from a wide array of designers worldwide
    Home owners find contractors in the same user-friendly DzineBox environment
    Home owners upload design projects, photos, videos and select “friends” among designers and other members
  • Technology
    DzineBox is a crowdsouring and social media platform rolled into one…
    Built on open source technologies like Django and JQuery
    Building iPhone, Droid and iPad apps
    Rich photo and video sharing capabilities
    Designers can create their own portfolios with pictures, videos and documents…
  • Market Size (US-only)
    130,873,000 housing units (80,000,000 single-family detached)*
    200,000 licensed designers (architects, interior designers, landscape architects)
    650,000 remodeling contractors in 2007**
    $300B home improvement market in 2010
    * US Census Bureau Data approximately 61% of housing units were detached single family homes** excludes the large number of part-time, semi-retired, and “moonlighting” contractors reporting gross revenues of less than $25,000.
  • Management Team
    Mike Flaugh, Co-Founder and Landscape Architect
    Florida licensed landscape architect for 18-years participating in site analysis, planning, “hardscape” design, environmental mitigation and landscape sustainability consultation.
    Cam Collins, Co-Founder – Software Technologist
    23 years in the software industry from development and design to sales, marketing and operations. Cam is the CEO at Exuma Technologies
  • Monetization
    Designer subscription fees
    Advertising revenue from suppliers to the home improvement market
    Affiliate programs with home goods retailers and suppliers
  • Traction
    40 designers signed up to date – little resistance to get designers to sign-up for FREE
    2 projects completed to date
    No customer traction – soft launch to designers only at this time
  • Funding
    $2.0M valuation. Need to raise $400,000 to:
    Develop the BuildItBox contractor app
    iPhone, Droid and iPad app
    Fund Adwords, Facebook and YouTube ad campaigns
    Allow founders to focus on building the business and spreading “Better Living By Design”
  • Summary
    $300B industry
    Model for vetting designers and contractors is inefficient and archaic
    Trend towards creating better living through “green” design principles
    DzineBox fosters connections between design and building professionals, and their customers