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About Blokable

Blokable is a high-performance modular building system designed to allow developers to deliver smart, energy efficient housing, for multi-family and mixed-use projects in a fraction of the time.

A single plug-and-play modular building unit can be used as a small format home. Two or more can snap together laterally or stack for instant offices or pop-up retail space. They can be shipped on trucks or trains to locations in need of affordable housing or disaster relief. Units can be joined to create a multitude of configurations, from single-family housing to multi-unit smart communities.

Each plug-and-play unit is built in factory, delivered by truck, rapidly assembled on site, and embedded with Blokable's proprietary and seamless technology platform. Individual Blokable units link vertically and horizontally via unit connectors allowing information and utilities to flow freely between the units. In this way, Blokable networks can manage their own performance and become smarter and more efficient over time.

Product & Service

Blokable believes building isn't an endgame; it's the beginning of a relationship.

Each Blokable unit integrates hardware and software that connects and controls everything from lighting to utilities to media to security systems. Units ship with pre-installed smart home components to manage security, temperature, lighting, power, water flows, and air quality.

Individual Blokable units link vertically and horizontally via unit connectors (uC) allowing information and utilities to flow freely between the units and to form housing networks. The unit connectors communicate with our Smart Panel which sends energy usage and smart home data to the cloud for collection and analysis. In this way, each Blokable network measures its own performance and can become smarter and more efficient over time as owners and their smart devices adjust behaviors in response to real time feedback and usage.

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.  

Meet the Founders

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 & 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.   

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.

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. Hi 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.

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.

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 & 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.   

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.

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. Hi 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.

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.

Notable Advisors & Investors

Alliance of Angels

Investor, A group of 140+ active angel investors.

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.

Tom Williams

Investor, Founder of BetterCompany, pioneer of crowdfunding. Supporter of entrepreneurs.

Jennifer Lum

Investor, Cofounder @Adelphic, Investor, Advisor.

Stephen Gullo

Investor, Managing Director of CBRE Private Equity.

Daniel Kranzler

Advisor, Managing Partner, efund LLC; Co-Founder, Seeds of Compassion.

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.

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 email us at cancellations@seedinvest.com. Please include your name, the company's name, the amount, the investment number, and the date your made your investment.


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.


How do I keep track of this investment?

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


Other General Questions
What is this page about?

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.