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Blokable

A high-performance modular building system for developers to deliver residential, retail, and mixed-use projects in a fraction of the time.


About Blokable

With the Blokable system of configurable, connectable modules, we can deliver move-in ready building blocks to create homes and communities. Our flexible spaces allow for the creation of single or multi-story living spaces.

All units are built in our factory in the state of Washington and shipped to the job site, and are smart-home enabled and monitored for security and safety events via our BlokSense software platform.

We’re dedicated to creating appealing housing that makes people feel at home, where they can spend days and nights in peace, safety, and comfort.  Blokable’s beauty lies in its versatility. The system can be adapted for diverse housing needs to suit a wide range of environments and populations.  

Product & Service

The Blokable system gives developers freedom and flexibility to build a multitude of projects, including market rate, student, senior, veteran, and mixed-use housing. Bloks are connectable, stackable modules that can create multiple configurations.

Blokable projects can be completed faster and more affordably than traditional construction projects. Bloks are plug-and-play, with power, lighting, and smart home capabilities built-in.  The ability to disassemble, move, and re-use Blokable units make it a sound investment for builders, developers, and municipalities.

  • Building Communities - Simple, open floor plans with thoughtfully curated spaces for living. Every home comes with BlokSense, our vertically integrated software / hardware system.
  • Impact Development - Our manufactured and prefinished building modules come in a range of sizes and configurations called “Bloks.”
  • Multi-family Development - We build the Bloks and prepare the package of interior features while contractors apply for site permits, prepare the site, and build the foundation.

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Team Story

Aaron and Tim worked together at Amazon, building out the company's first physical retail store in Seattle in 2015. Michael was a service provider for the same project, designing and fabricating hardware. Michael and Blair worked together at Leatherman and talked for years about building a modular housing solution. In December of 2015, Aaron started Blokable and pitched the team on the idea of creating a modular building 'product' that would plug and play and empower people to create entire vibrant communities of small format building blocks. In January of 2016 the team got to work and Blokable started to take form.

Founders and Officers

Aaron is an accomplished business and product leader and currently serves as CEO of Blokable, Inc.

From 2014 through 2015 Aaron worked with Amazon leading the product management team for Amazon’s first physical retail store. Aaron worked with Amazon senior leadership to define product strategy, recruit and hire product management teams, create product development and go to market plans, and design and implement multi-channel customer experiences. Aaron owned the design, engineering, and production of point of sale and price check hardware and software, physical security hardware and software, store marketing and content management systems, and planogram software. The project was launched in 8 months and has been a success.

In August of 2012, Aaron relocated to the Seattle area to co-found Mylio, a software startup focused on developing software to protect and organize large libraries of personal photographs and memories. The founders raised $10MM from private investors. Aaron currently serves as an advisor to the company which is in growth mode.

In 2006, Aaron founded and led the GLOBALedit software business for Industrial Color, a leader in digital media software and services. Aaron led the company’s SaaS business, technology teams and facilities, go to market strategy, and business development. Aaron built a portfolio of partners and customers including NBC, Warner Bros, Victoria’s Secret, Neiman Marcus, Sony Pictures, Gap / Old Navy, CBS, and Publicis and served on the company’s Board of Directors. Industrial Color closed two private equity transactions totaling $90 Million in enterprise value. 

Sandy Anuras

VP, Technology

Product and technology executive with a passion for pragmatic, scalable solutions that drive business value.

She executes high quality, complex technology projects on time by hiring for fit and passion and removing friction and bottlenecks for product managers and engineers. She has a track record of building and optimizing new teams and achieving business objectives.

Specialties: Product development, organizational management, business relationship management, affiliate technology, white-label technology, financial institution partnerships.

My Tam Nguyen

VP, Business Development

Experienced partner with a history of building successful teams, projects, and delivering under intense pressure and deadlines. Skilled in navigating bureaucracy, developing leadership, and building trusted relationships. Strong entrepreneurial professional with backgrounds in politics, urban planning, social entrepreneurship, and social impact.

Michael Duncan

Co-Founder and VP Manufacturing

Michael brings his experience in product development and manufacturing to Blokable. Before co-founding the company, he was an Advanced Technology Manager at Fathom and Advanced Development Sourcing Engineer at Leatherman Tool Group.

Timothy Miller

Co-Founder and VP Design

Timothy is a human-centric designer, business strategist, and architect, implementing uniquely designed solutions for companies that are willing to hold the user at the center of their product or service.

Before co-founding Blokable, he had experience at Amazon, where he was a Senior Program Manager, at Teague, where he was an Accounts Manager, Design and Environments Strategy, and at Steelcase where he was a Design Consultant. He graduated from Tulane University with a Masters in Architechture, and from the Illinois Institute of Technology where he graduated with a MDes, MBA studies, Design Strategy, and Business Management.

Blair Barnes

Co-Founder and VP Product

Blair is an Innovator, concept developer, and product manager with experience in consulting, corporate and education environments. He specializes in future trend generation, consumer insight gathering, and imagining exciting and functional solutions. He is primarily involved with innovation and entrepreneurial businesses engaged in next generation product creation.

Before co-founding Blokable, he worked as a Product Manager and Senior Lead Industrial Designer at the Leatherman Tool Group. He additionally brings his experience as an Associate Professor and Industrial Design Program Leader at Massey University, Advanced Product Designer/Innovation Director at Nike, and other industrial design experience to Blokable. He graduated from The Ohio State University with Master of Arts (MA), Design Management and Planning and BSID, Product Design.

Aaron Holm

CEO

Aaron is an accomplished business and product leader and currently serves as CEO of Blokable, Inc.

From 2014 through 2015 Aaron worked with Amazon leading the product management team for Amazon’s first physical retail store. Aaron worked with Amazon senior leadership to define product strategy, recruit and hire product management teams, create product development and go to market plans, and design and implement multi-channel customer experiences. Aaron owned the design, engineering, and production of point of sale and price check hardware and software, physical security hardware and software, store marketing and content management systems, and planogram software. The project was launched in 8 months and has been a success.

In August of 2012, Aaron relocated to the Seattle area to co-found Mylio, a software startup focused on developing software to protect and organize large libraries of personal photographs and memories. The founders raised $10MM from private investors. Aaron currently serves as an advisor to the company which is in growth mode.

In 2006, Aaron founded and led the GLOBALedit software business for Industrial Color, a leader in digital media software and services. Aaron led the company’s SaaS business, technology teams and facilities, go to market strategy, and business development. Aaron built a portfolio of partners and customers including NBC, Warner Bros, Victoria’s Secret, Neiman Marcus, Sony Pictures, Gap / Old Navy, CBS, and Publicis and served on the company’s Board of Directors. Industrial Color closed two private equity transactions totaling $90 Million in enterprise value. 

Sandy Anuras

VP, Technology

Product and technology executive with a passion for pragmatic, scalable solutions that drive business value.

She executes high quality, complex technology projects on time by hiring for fit and passion and removing friction and bottlenecks for product managers and engineers. She has a track record of building and optimizing new teams and achieving business objectives.

Specialties: Product development, organizational management, business relationship management, affiliate technology, white-label technology, financial institution partnerships.

My Tam Nguyen

VP, Business Development

Experienced partner with a history of building successful teams, projects, and delivering under intense pressure and deadlines. Skilled in navigating bureaucracy, developing leadership, and building trusted relationships. Strong entrepreneurial professional with backgrounds in politics, urban planning, social entrepreneurship, and social impact.

Michael Duncan

Co-Founder and VP Manufacturing

Michael brings his experience in product development and manufacturing to Blokable. Before co-founding the company, he was an Advanced Technology Manager at Fathom and Advanced Development Sourcing Engineer at Leatherman Tool Group.

Timothy Miller

Co-Founder and VP Design

Timothy is a human-centric designer, business strategist, and architect, implementing uniquely designed solutions for companies that are willing to hold the user at the center of their product or service.

Before co-founding Blokable, he had experience at Amazon, where he was a Senior Program Manager, at Teague, where he was an Accounts Manager, Design and Environments Strategy, and at Steelcase where he was a Design Consultant. He graduated from Tulane University with a Masters in Architechture, and from the Illinois Institute of Technology where he graduated with a MDes, MBA studies, Design Strategy, and Business Management.

Blair Barnes

Co-Founder and VP Product

Blair is an Innovator, concept developer, and product manager with experience in consulting, corporate and education environments. He specializes in future trend generation, consumer insight gathering, and imagining exciting and functional solutions. He is primarily involved with innovation and entrepreneurial businesses engaged in next generation product creation.

Before co-founding Blokable, he worked as a Product Manager and Senior Lead Industrial Designer at the Leatherman Tool Group. He additionally brings his experience as an Associate Professor and Industrial Design Program Leader at Massey University, Advanced Product Designer/Innovation Director at Nike, and other industrial design experience to Blokable. He graduated from The Ohio State University with Master of Arts (MA), Design Management and Planning and BSID, Product Design.

Notable Advisors & Investors

Alliance of Angels

Investor, A group of 140+ active angel investors.

Vulcan Capital

Investor, Investment arm of Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen.

Jason Calacanis

Investor, Investor in 150 startups, including Uber.com & Thumbtack (first rounds).

Gratitude Railroad

Investor, A community of investors committed to solving environmental and social problems.

Jennifer Lum

Investor, Cofounder, Adelphic, Advisor.

Urban.Us

Investor, Venture fund for startups that are making cities better.

Steve Kalalian

Investor, CEO, Industrial Color Brands and Software.

Kapor Capital

Investor, Centure capital investment arm of the Kapor Center for Social Impact.

Borealis Ventures

Investor, Firm that focuses on early stage ventures in the design and engineering space.

Nelson Del Rio

Advisor, Prosperity of the Commons International Founder and Chairman

Heather Redman

Advisor, VP Business Operations and General Counsel, Indix Corporation.

Jay Poizer

Advisor, Principal, Bridge City Steel, LLC.

Joe Wallin

Advisor, Principal, Carney Badley Spellman, P.S.

Malcolm Hamilton

Advisor, Co-Founder, Chinodin Enterprises.

Stephen Chin

Advisor, Principal, Financial Structures and Advisory, Inc.

Stephen Gullo

Advisor, Managing Director, CBRE Global Investors.

Q&A with the Founder

  • What happened to the larger Portland water project anticipated in Q4 2016?
    It is still pending because the developer is facing Oregon water environmental review given it is being built on the river.
  • What is current manufacturing capacity and output?
    Two factors determine this. First is the space, which we have and acquired a 30,000 sq. ft facility. Second is the labor which is where we are lacking. We have two dedicated fabricators that can build 3­‐4 units/month. In July, we will be recruiting and training more fabricators for the September 2017 deliveries and to achieve 6-8 units/month capacity by end of year. In the next year, we will begin robotics assembly for heavy conjoined, repeatable tasks; with an assembly process built and a potentially find larger space, we are hoping to get to 10-­12 units/month (also a milestone for the next Series A round).
  • What is the regulatory status in Washington, Oregon, and California?
    The three steps for approval are roughly the same for these states: 1) construction drawings assessment at manufacturing facility, 2) physical inspections on site, and 3) final inspection with stamp certification and approval. The second and third phases are easier to achieve after step 1 is achieved which will enable easier approval for future SKUs. Approvals at the state level are on file for three years. Most of our capital spent to date has been on building and product specifications for state approval. We should receive feedback from California in four weeks and Oregon in two weeks. After which, we will order materials and supplies, start dialing up the first projects in these states, and start selling again.
  • What is your timing on delivery?
    We expect first units delivered in September and have built prototypes and temporary housing units to date. As soon as you install permanent housing, you fall under a whole different regulatory scheme and set of state approvals. Each state has a process for reviewing modular units with multiple inspections. For example, Microbloks are dwelling units that needed to hit minimum structural and energy usage standards. Basically we’ve made many engineering and math adjustments to achieve certification. We are using Rushing Consulting to guide us and they help write energy codes for Washington (e.g., plumbing, venting, electricity).
  • Is there still a path to projected sales of $3.3M in 2017? We see that you have “Current value of sales pipeline $30,892,900”.
    Yes, we have the Auburn project ($800,000), a number of projects in the in $300,000-­500,000 range, and in the fall, 50-­60 units that we anticipate will come in. We will generate revenues in this second half of the year from deposits and consulting and initial planning.
  • The Q&A with the Founder is based on due diligence activities conducted by SI Securities, LLC. The verbal and/or written responses transcribed above may have been modified to address grammatical, typographical, or factual errors, or by special request of the company to protect confidential information.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Making an Investment in Blokable
    How does investing work?

    When you complete your investment on SeedInvest, your money will be transferred to an escrow account where an independent escrow agent will watch over your investment until it is accepted by Blokable. Once Blokable accepts your investment, and certain regulatory procedures are completed, your money will be transferred from the escrow account to Blokable in exchange for your shares. At that point, you will be a proud owner in Blokable.


    What is the difference between preferred equity and a convertible note?

    Preferred equity is usually issued to outside investors and carries rights and conditions that are different from that of common stock. For example, preferred equity may include rights that prevent or minimize the effects of dilution or grants special privileges in situations when the company is sold.

    A convertible note is a unique form of debt that converts into equity, usually in conjunction with a future financing round. The investor effectively loans money to a startup with the expectation that they will receive equity in the company in the future at a discounted price per share when the company raises its next round of financing.

    To learn more about startup investment types check out “How to Choose a Startup Investment” in our academy.


    What will I need to complete my investment?

    To make an investment, you will need the following information readily available:

    1. Personal information such as your current address and phone number
    2. Employment and employer information
    3. Net worth and income information
    4. Social Security Number or government-issued identification
    5. ABA bank routing number and checking account number (typically found on a personal check or bank statement)

    What if I change my mind about investing?

    Until a closing occurs, you may cancel your investment at any time, for any reason. You will receive an email when the closing occurs and your shares have been issued. If you have already funded your investment and your funds are in escrow, your funds will be promptly refunded to you upon cancellation. To cancel your investment, please go to your portfolio page.


    After My Investment
    How can I sell my shares in the future?

    Currently there is no market or liquidity for these shares. Right now Blokable does not plan to list these shares on a national exchange or another secondary market. At some point Blokable may choose to do so, but until then you should plan to hold your investment for a significant period of time before a “liquidation event” occurs. A “liquidation event” is when Blokable either lists their shares on an exchange, is acquired, or goes bankrupt.


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    You can return to SeedInvest at any time to view your portfolio of investments and obtain a summary statement.


    Other General Questions
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    This is Blokable's fundraising profile page, where you can find information that may be helpful for you to make an investment decision in their company. The information on this page includes the company overview, team bios, and the risks and disclosures related to this investment opportunity.


    What are the risks of this investment?

    This investment is highly speculative and should not be made by anyone who cannot afford to risk the entire investment amount. In addition to these risks, you should carefully consider the specific information and risks disclosed in Blokable’s profile.