The Safe Social Cloud for Kids & Families Around the World
Omnigram, Inc. is raising $500,000 with a minimum reservation of $5,000.
- The Safe Social Network for Kids and Families Around the World . . .
- At 500 M Internet-connected Kids, this is the largest untapped market.
- Curated, parent-controlled message content w/ language translations.
There are nearly 500 million Internet-connected kids worldwide under the age of 13. Omnigram will provide a safe and secure messaging and media network to kids, parents and trusted kids’ sites.
- Funding Goal $500,000
- Current Reservations $25,000
- Minimum Reservation $5,000
- Interest (% per year) 8.00%
- Term Length (Months) 36 months
- Valuation Cap N/A
- Conversion Discount (%) 20%
- Warrant Coverage (%) N/A
- Open Date 01/05/2015
- Closing Date 04/30/2015
The Safe Social Network for Kids Around the World
Responding to the recent explosive adoption of tablets and smartphones worldwide by 500+ million children below the age of 13 – Omnigram will provide a safe and secure messaging and media network to kids, parents and trusted providers of kids’ content and services.
A safe social site for kids and families online – Omnigram will be the parent-trusted alternative to unsafe social media sites and mobile texting – curated for clean language and content, translated between cultures and open sourced to all trusted kids’ sites and apps.
Omnigram’s mission is to provide a global private cloud where kids and their families may safely exchange messages, tweets, pictures, videos, etc. with protective oversight from parents and educators.
Omnigram’s purpose is to provide a range of safely networked multimedia services, accessible to kids, families and classrooms, and also accessible from the many legacy kids’ web sites and mobile apps.
Our goal is to be the worldwide solution to the private and safe exchange of all forms of messages and media between kids and families of all nations and cultures.
Omnigram is not;
. . . in the business of providing games, videos, or other entertainment or educational content for kids. Those needs are well served by the many existing kids’ web sites.
There are 1.7 billion kids in the world under the age of 14. Half of them live below the poverty level. This leaves approximately 850 million kids in the developed nations that are potential consumers of tablet and smartphone services. At this time, more than half of those kids – nearly 500 million – already have a smart mobile device. More importantly, they also have affluent parents with credit cards whose concerns over their children’s online safety creates a potentially large economic engine that is yet to be tapped.
For the lack of a safe social network that meets the needs of children, they have turned by the millions to the unsafe and limited popular social media services like Facebook, Instagram, etc. As younger children watch their teenage siblings and parents use social media services, they can only participate by turning to the same unsafe services, in spite of the dangers and their parent’s disapproval. At these high risk sites their personal information is exposed to inappropriate advertising, predators, and other exploits.
The child’s online experience is also currently fragmented by legacy kids’ sites that focus on games, sports, hobbies, pets, fashion, etc. – but provide almost no messaging.
Driven by parental concerns, Congress created COPPA (Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act) that requires the protection and parental consent of the use of personal information of children under the age of 13.
Very few children’s web sites and none of the social media sites are COPPA compliant.
- The kids’ online family space is the largest remaining untapped market segment on the Internet.
- There are 500+ million children worldwide below the age of 13 with handhelds, and their parents with Credit Cards with a growing concern for their children’s safety online.
- The opportunity for a private, parent-curated and feature-rich social media service for kids and families has emerged in the past three years and remains unmet.
- Omnigram will make money from premium service bundles (~$ 5.00 mo/child), advertising to parents, kids merchandise shared revenues,and other sources as the market develops.
Meeting Market Needs
Omnigram will provide an omnibus set of messaging services that curate all content with parental oversight. The account relationship with be jointly with the child and parent; further protected by avatar aliases that mask all personal information across all messages.
- Utilizing advanced security technologies, all activity will be encrypted while the “Private Family Cloud” – for family and invited friends only – will provide a safe equivalent to the highly exposed Facebook Wall.
- Jifigram messages will enable freemium incentive programs to draw kids and parents to Omnigram.
- A secure and curated interface to Twitter will open the Twitter world safely to underage kids while protecting them from unwanted or dangerous tweet content.
- Secure texting – with parental controls and translations – will supplant the unsafe mobile texting plans from Verizon, ATT, etc.
- All kids messaging coming and going will be reflected back to parents and all kids’ online activity, external to Omnigram, will also be trackable by parents.
- Automated translations between many languages will expand the cultural awareness and growth opportunities for kids while encouraging language learning through the messaging network.
- While Omnigram may be considered a competitive threat to a few legacy kids’ web sites, an open source API will allow trusted kids’ sites and apps to connect via the Omnigram network, benefiting from the curated messaging services and translations, and sharing revenue from click and advertising activity.
The size and economic potential of the kids’ messaging market has been proven by the millions of kids on the many social media sites, however the safety needs of children and families have been left behind. An investment in Omnigram is an investment in the future potential of the worldwide kids’ market online that today is extremely large but remains untapped.
Management’s exit strategy is the sale of the company, or an IPO, within five years.