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Apr 28, 2015 10:44 EST

GoCoin: Global Leader in Blockchain Payments & Innovation

iCrowdNewswire - Apr 28, 2015

GoCoin

GoCoin

Global Leader in Blockchain Payments & Innovation

GoCoin is raising $2,000,000 with a minimum reservation of $10,000.

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 5,500 Total Merchant Signups in 2014
  • PayPal, Shopify & Apriva gateway integrations
  • Team of digital currency experts & elected to Bitcoin Foundation

ELEVATOR PITCH

The payments revolution has begun, from mobile wallet convergence to digital currencies. GoCoin is positioned to strengthen the relationship between merchants and consumer with advanced payments.

RAISE DETAILS

  • Funding Goal$2,000,000
  • Minimum Reservation$10,000
  • Interest (% per year)6.00%
  • Term Length (Months)12 months
  • Valuation CapN/A
  • Conversion Discount (%)20%
  • Warrant Coverage (%)N/A
  • Open Date08/01/2014
  • Closing DateN/A

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Why We Started This Company

Bitcoin has revolutionized the way that value is transferred between parties over the internet. The underlying technology of Bitcoin known as the “Blockchain” provided endless opportunities to disrupt the world of payments. GoCoin provides online merchants with easy to install software to allow blockchain based digital currencies (Bitcoin, Litecoin, Dogecoin & Tether) to act as the payment rails for eCommerce transaction at a 1% fee instead on high fee credit cards (typically 3 – 5%). 

What Sets Us Apart

1st movers in international markets targeting unbanked shoppers Early sales efforts targeted merchants offering products in high demand by those holding Bitcoin. We will target industries where there is payment friction that drive consumers to purchase Bitcoin for the utility and fungibility it offers so they can transact with it. Open Restful APIs with many end points offers easy integration for high volume merchants. Easy plug-ins for eCommerce platforms Magento, WooCommerce & more

Our Keys To Success

The keys to GoCoin’s success are : Entering markets where Bitcoin and altcoins can have the most impact by providing a payment option where there are currently few if any others. Launching a scalable product that is secure, while maintaining a fast, to-market approach. Maintaining the highest level of security and accountability. Ensuring our Merchants receive their settlements expeditiously and in their local currency.

GOCOIN COMPANY UPDATE 2/10/2015 PRESENTED BY 

Cut and paste this link into your browser to listen to GoCoin’s CEO updates … Note the audo starts at about the 0;30 mark. So be patient…

http://bit.ly/1vm7yQg

TRACTION

Crossed over the $1M transaction mark 

APRIL, 2014

Crossed over the 1,000th merchant to signup up for services 

JUNE, 2014

Significant jump from June where we processed about 1,000 transactions 

JULY, 2014

With a very small team, through low cost PR and organic marketing we have reach the 1st page on Google for search terms ie”Bitcoin Payments” 

AUGUST, 2014

Transaction volume doubled from last week with the addition of new merchants to the platform 

AUGUST, 2014

For the month ending Sept 30, set a record month with 9,000 transaction on the platform 

OCTOBER, 2014

Over $5M in total transaction in 2014 

NOVEMBER, 2014

On 9/23, PayPal announced GoCoin had been integrated into their PaymentsHub. 

SEPTEMBER, 2014

Shopify added GoCoin to their platform making Bitcoin, Litecoin and Dogecoin payments available to their 120,000 merchants 

NOVEMBER, 2014

5,500 Merchants Signed up 

JANUARY, 2015

GoCoin & Steve Beauregard topped the list of “Hot 50 2015 – Upstarts and Explorers” 

FEBRUARY, 2015

Signed first major real estate partnership with RE/MAX UK to offer digital currency payments for their rental customers 

FEBRUARY, 2015

LEADERSHIP

Kevin Beauregard

Kevin Beauregard

VP Engineering

 
 
Steve Beauregard
 
Steve is serial entrepreneur with a keen eye for emerging technologies and the business instincts to develop companies in the critical path of the trends. In the early 90�s, Steve helped DIRECTV launch the first commercial satellite television service in the US and Latin American countries. He played a key role in the design and integration of their business systems and the in-country rollout of service. As the Internet gained steam, Steve identified email as the next �killer app� and launched a successful Enterprise Messaging and Collaboration practice for international fortune 100 companies. In 1998, Steve took that practice mobile after RIM showed him an early prototype of a two-way mobile email pager (the device was ultimately rebranded as the BlackBerry.) Recognizing the trend early, Steve positioned his company REGARD as the first west coast BlackBerry partner and at one point become the largest independent reseller of BlackBerry products in the US. After the Y2K craze, REGARD expanded into a high-end boutique Internet strategy firm to compete with Razorfish, March-First and the like. REGARD quickly added clients TRW, VPA (bought by Fidelity), DIRECTV and John Deere while the mobility division landed Sony Pictures, Universal Studios, Wells Fargo Bank, Countrywide, Hughes, LIONSGATE, Creative Artists Agency and myriad state & federal gov’t agencies. In 2003, REGARD opened an Indian software development subsidiary and established a nationwide reputation with RIM, Microsoft, AT&T, Sprint/NEXTEL, & Verizon a �go-to� mobile and eCommerce company. Steve has been COO of a publicly traded eCommerce business, conducted due diligence and made countless angel investments into startups, acted as outside business process and technology strategist to countless �C-Level� executives of Fortune-500 and SMB Businesses. Steve was featured in Entrepreneur Magazine (9/07), is often quoted in trade rags, and speaks at southern California universities & tradeshows on entrepreneurship, mobility, social media, and NOW cryptocurrencies!
Margot Ritcher
 
 
Darren Rush

Darren Rush

Acting CTO

 
Technology and business development executive for high-tech startups. Proven track record of building teams, driving KPIs and improving shareholder value. Technology expertise in search, open source, distributed systems, and high-scale network architecture.
William Quigley

William Quigley

Board Member

 
William Quigley joined Clearstone Venture Partners (formerly idealab Capital Partners) shortly after its formation and concentrates on its Internet, Gaming and Communications related investments. William�s current portfolio reflects his belief in the enormous opportunities in the consumer Internet, wireless and enterprise markets (Xfire.com, Titan Gaming, AOptix Technologies, SoonR, Meru Networks, Novariant). He is also focused on emerging companies offering managed services in the enterprise and consumer sectors (Communicado, Spock Networks). William is a member of the board of directors of AOptix Technologies, Meru Networks, Novariant, SoonR, Xfire and Evertune. William joined Clearstone from Mid-Atlantic Venture Funds, where he invested in early- stage Internet and communications companies. Prior to MAVF, he was the chief financial officer of Disney’s merchandise licensing division, the world’s largest licensor. Before Disney, he was a consultant with Arthur Andersen where he worked with media entertainment and banking clients.
Brock Pierce

Brock Pierce

Co-Founder & Chairman

 
Brock Pierce is a 15x entrepreneur best known for pioneering the market for digital currency. He is Co-Founder of GoCoin, ExpressCoin, BlockStreet, Coin Congress, ZenBox, Crypto Currency Partners, KnCMiner.cn, and Robocoin Asia. Pierce is a sought-after commentator on the Bitcoin economy and sits on the Board of the Bitcoin Foundation. Pierce is a prolific angel investor, city leader of BitAngels Los Angeles and runs the first Bitcoin syndicate to achieve top 10 status on AngelList. Pierce has raised more than $200 million on behalf of his companies and led more than 30 acquisitions in his career. Pierces entrepreneurial activities are focused in the areas of digital currencies like Bitcoin, gaming, ad tech and payments. He is the founder of IMI Exchange, the worlds leading digital currency marketplace for games with sales exceeding US$1 billion annually, which raised over $100 Million from blue chip investors such as Goldman Sachs and Oak Investment Partners; ZAM, one of the worlds largest media properties for gamers with more than 15 million monthly users which was sold in January 2012 to Tencent; IGE, the company credited with pioneering the market for digital currency in online games, which generated $100 million in revenue in 2006 and was sold in early 2007. He is also a founder of Playsino, Five Delta, Evertune, GamesTV, Digital Entertainment Network. Pierce also led the acquisition of Xfire from Viacom. Pierce is also an active supporter of non-profit and advocacy organizations and is a member of Clinton Global Initiative. He has also been a guest lecturer at Stanford, USC, and UCLA.
Matt Beller

Matt Beller

Chief Compliance Officer

 
 

TOP INVESTORS

Team Member Name

500 Startups

Early-stage seed fund and incubator program 
Team Member Name

Owen Van Natta

Former COO at Facebook 

Specialties:Leadership, Strategy, High-Performance Team Building 
Team Member Name

Cryptocurrency Partners

Driving innovation in the bitcoin ecosystem 
Team Member Name

sean percival

Partner @ 500 Startups 

I’m a Venture Partner at 500 Startups where I focus on Bitcoin investments and run the accelerator in Mountain View, California. Full stack marketer who is p… 
Team Member Name

Tally Capital

VC Firm Focused on Investing in the Digital Currency Ecosystem
Team Member Name

Charles Allen

CEO – Bitcoin Shop Inc 

Team Member Name

BitFury

We are the Future of Bitcoin 
Team Member Name

W Bradford Stephens

Crypto Currency Partners, LP 

 
Team Member Name

Malcolm CasSelle

CEO at Timeline Labs 

I am a serial entrepreneur and have played almost every role in a traditional startup: finance, sales, marketing, PR, legal, R&D, production, manufacture and… 
Team Member Name

Darren Rush

CEO at GrantIQ 

Technology and business development executive for high-tech startups. Proven track record of building teams, driving KPIs and improving shareholder value. Te… 
Team Member Name

Matthew Roszak

Venture Capital Investor, Entrepreneur, Philanthropist 

 
Team Member Name

William Quigley

Managing Director at Clearstone Venture Partners 

William Quigley joined Clearstone Venture Partners (formerly idealab Capital Partners) shortly after its formation and concentrates on its Internet, Gaming a… 
Team Member Name

Mikael Pawlo

Co-Founder at Maltese Online Casino Mr. Green Ltd 

Online gambling & casions 
Team Member Name

Jon Congdon

Co-founder and President, Beachbody LLC 

I co-founded Beachbody, LLC in 1998. I serve as president of the company, which has approximately 670 employees and is the marketer of the brands P90X, Insan… 
Team Member Name

Brendan Blumer

Venture Capital & Technical Execution 

Brendan Blumer (born August 8, 1986) is an American tech entrepreneur based in Asia. Brendan started his first venture at the age of 15, selling virtual a… 
Team Member Name

Ronnie Wee

Founder and Managing Partner at IncuVest 

Tech VC and serial entrepreneur 
Team Member Name

Michael Terpin

CEO, SocialRadius/Transform, CoinAgenda; Chairman, BitAngels, CommPro; Founder, Marketwire 

Michael Terpin co-founded BitAngels (www.bitangels.co), the worlds first angel network for digital currency startups, in May, 2013, and now serves as its ch… 
Team Member Name

Bill Lee

Investor at Tesla & SpaceX 

Angel investor in Tesla, SpaceX, Yammer HootSuite. Founder at Twist. 
Team Member Name

David Wang

CMO at SEGA 

Seasoned executive with over 15 years experience in the gaming, media and entertainment industries throughout US, Europe and Asia. Extensive expertise in all… 
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Gary Stiffelman

Partner at Los Angeles entertainment law firm Ziffen Brittenham LLP 

GARY SCOTT STIFFELMAN received his Bachelors Degree in pre-medical studies from Kansas University in 1974, his Masters Degree in Film from USC in 1976 and hi…
Team Member Name

Rafe Furst

Crowdfunder, Inc., Senior Vice President 

Rafe is an entrepreneur, investor and advisor who connects ideas, people and resources to make good things happen faster. Beginning in Silicon Valley in the … 
Team Member Name

Gil Penchina

Angel Investor 

Looking for opportunities to help found/kick-start companies with technical partners. Angel investor in Linkedin, Wikia, Fastly, Paypal, Indiegogo, Angellis… 
Team Member Name

Brock Pierce

Incubating and investing in the Crypto economy 

Brock Pierce is a 15x entrepreneur best known for pioneering the market for digital currency. He is Co-Founder of GoCoin, ExpressCoin, BlockStreet, Coin Cong… 

TEAM

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Eric Benz 

European Business Operation

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS / ADVISORS

Team Member Name

Charles Allen

CEO – Bitcoin Shop Inc

 
Team Member Name

Mikael Pawlo

Co-Founder at Maltese Online Casino Mr. Green Ltd

Online gambling & casions
Team Member Name

Malcolm CasSelle

CEO at Timeline Labs

I am a serial entrepreneur and have played almost every role in a traditional startup: finance, sales, marketing, PR, legal, R&D, production, manufacture and… 
Team Member Name

Will Wheeler

CEO at Expresscoin

I love working on massive projects with awesome people, and challenging myself to be better than I was yesterday.
Team Member Name

David Wang

 
Team Member Name

Melissa Blau

Consultant for iGaming Sector (Director, iGaming Capital)

Melissa Blau has been in the Online Gaming sector for ten years as both an operator and advisor. She is currently the Founder & Director of iGaming Capital,… 
Contact Information:

Kevin Beauregard
Steve Beauregard
Margot Ritcher
Darren Rush
William Quigley
Brock Pierce
Matt Beller

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