It’s hard to believe that nearly two years ago Ryan and I were pitching the Sharks on ABC’s Shark Tank. Back then we were in the midst of engineering the Smart Vent and Keen Home had recently graduated from the prestigious Techstars + R/GA accelerator program. The day we entered the Tank was in many ways our launch party: for the first time millions of people throughout the United States learned about our company and our innovative product. Robert Herjavec saw the potential in what we were building and came along for the ride to help us grow the company.
In the months after our Shark Tank debut, we received dozens of daily requests for information about investment opportunities. At the time our only option was to thank individuals for their interest before politely explaining that due to U.S. regulations, we could only accept investment from accredited investors. Still, the idea of letting our community invest in us was intriguing.
In the Summer of 2016 the federal government lowered the barrier to invest in private companies like ours with the enactment of Title III and Title IV of the JOBS Act. Given this new legislation, Keen Home could now open our company up to investment from our community. We partnered with SeedInvest this past spring and launched an initial “Testing the Waters” campaign to gauge interest, and in under a month we received a flood of interest. Now just a few months later, we have garnered over $23.5 million in interested investment.
While our Testing the Waters campaign was picking up steam, we were working tirelessly behind the scenes to file documents with the SEC that would enable us to open ourselves up to investment from the general public. Now, as we get ready for this milestone in our company’s history, we are opening our investment round up for reservations.
What does making a reservation mean for you? After making a reservation you will get exclusive early access to make your investment once we are qualified by the SEC before the opportunity is opened up to the general public. This reservation round will be open through mid-December, so be sure to make your reservation before then.
We will send regular updates about our progress and as always, our team is available to answer any questions.
Keen Home is accepting reservations for an Offering under Tier II of Regulation A. No money or other consideration is being solicited, and if sent in response, it will not be accepted. No sales of securities will be made or commitment to purchase accepted until qualification of the offering statement by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Commission”) and approval of any other required government or regulatory agency. A reservation is non-binding and involves no obligation or commitment of any kind. No offer to buy securities can be accepted and no part of the purchase price can be received without an Offering Statement that has been qualified by the Commission. A Preliminary Offering Circular that forms a part of the Offering Statement has been filed with the Commission, a copy of which may be obtained from www.seedinvest.com/keenhome