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DzineBox - Investment Summary


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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 hundreds of years.

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DzineBox - Investment Summary

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