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Invest in Koloni

A sharing platform that distributes ownership, operations, and revenue with customers

  • $268,000Amount raised
  • $10,000Minimum
  • $5,000,000Valuation cap

Purchased securities are not currently tradeable. Expect to hold your investment until the company lists on a national exchange or is acquired.

Koloni is accepting investments for an Offering under Regulation D through SI Securities, LLC ("SI Securities"). SI Securities is an affiliate of SeedInvest Technology, LLC, a registered broker-dealer, and member FINRA/SIPC. SI Securities will receive cash compensation equal to 7.50% of the value of the securities sold and equity compensation equal to 5.00% of the number of securities sold. The contents of the Highlights, Term Sheet sections have been prepared by SI Securities, LLC (“SI Securities”) and shall be deemed broker-dealer communications subject to FINRA Rule 2210 (the “Excluded Sections”). With the exception of the Excluded Sections noted above, this profile contains offering materials prepared solely by Koloni without the assistance of SI Securities, and not subject to FINRA Rule 2210 (the “Issuer Profile”). The Issuer Profile may contain forward-looking statements and information relating to, among other things, the company, its business plan and strategy, and its industry. These statements reflect management’s current views with respect to future events based on information currently available and are subject to risks and uncertainties that could cause the company’s actual results to differ materially. Investors are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements as they are meant for illustrative purposes and they do not represent guarantees of future results, levels of activity, performance, or achievements, all of which cannot be made. Moreover, no person nor any other person or entity assumes responsibility for the accuracy and completeness of forward-looking statements, and is under no duty to update any such statements to conform them to actual results.


Company Highlights

  • Over $371k in Annual Recurring Revenue in 2019 to date (unaudited)
  • Estimated 20K+ in user transactions in the last 7 months
  • Working with 23 cities, universities, and individual entrepreneurs around the country so far
  • Currently launched at Northwestern University and chosen as the vendor for the Kane County bike share system
  • Participated in the Launch Accelerator and received investment from Jason Calacanis

Fundraise Highlights

  • Total Amount Raised: US $268,000
  • Total Round Size: US $750,000
  • Raise Description:  Seed
  • Minimum Investment:  US $10,000 per investor
  • Security Type:  Convertible Note
  • Valuation Cap:  US $5,000,000

You can now own, operate and generate revenue from your own locker sharing system. Koloni's sharing platform allows customers to manage and generate revenue on a variety of products from scooters, bikes, lockers, and kayaks.


Koloni (pronounced colony) is a platform as a service business, enabling our customers to own, operate and manage their own sharing services.  Koloni has totaled $371K in ARR, increasing ARR by 10x since January 2019.  Koloni has seen this early growth by focusing on mid-markets and reducing operational friction by dispersing operations to the local partner.

Koloni's early growth is attributed to developing a suite of innovative hardware and software products and delivering them through a unique business model.  While many of the sharing companies you've seen recently, maintain ownership, operations, and revenue, Koloni's approach enables them to disperse (or share) ownership, operations and revenue with all of their B2B customers (we call them partners).  

Koloni's B2B2C business model enables them to maintain lean operations while empowering their business partners to make the tough decisions.  Their partners can customize pricing and memberships for the end-user, manage assets, track revenues in real-time.  Koloni's vision for the sharing economy is built on the idea of connecting a variety of products under one platform and sharing the ownership, operations, and revenue with many different partners.

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The Team

Founders and Officers

Brian Dewey

Co-founder | CEO

Brian created his first startup while in college, a home services company in Des Moines.  In 2014, Brian purchased a commercial property and developed a 24/7 gym that still operates today.  Over the past 6 years, Brian has gained experience in international business development in the agricultural technology industry.    

Brian initially founded Koloni in 2016 with the vision of creating a bike-share model that can work in communities of all shapes and sizes. Brian's vision has lead to the company's current mission of creating connected ecosystems in each community.

Brian received a BA in Business Administration from Grand View University.  Captain of the GVU track and field team, all-conference, academic all-conference.  

Brian Dewey

Co-founder | CEO

Brian created his first startup while in college, a home services company in Des Moines.  In 2014, Brian purchased a commercial property and developed a 24/7 gym that still operates today.  Over the past 6 years, Brian has gained experience in international business development in the agricultural technology industry.    

Brian initially founded Koloni in 2016 with the vision of creating a bike-share model that can work in communities of all shapes and sizes. Brian's vision has lead to the company's current mission of creating connected ecosystems in each community.

Brian received a BA in Business Administration from Grand View University.  Captain of the GVU track and field team, all-conference, academic all-conference.  

Kyle Sheker

Co-founder | CCO

Kyle attended Iowa State University where he studied design in both the Midwest and abroad and received his Bachelor of Architecture in 2011. He has been working in the architecture industry since graduating, learning to manage multi-million dollar projects for multiple Fortune 50 Companies. This rapid-paced environment has taught him to work with tight schedules, budgets and high demands.

Outside of architecture, Kyle also acquired his real estate license, building a business involving buying, selling and investing in real estate. He simultaneously became involved with a startup in the lawn furniture industry, leading the marketing and sales for the company. Through these ventures, he gained skills with website design, social media, sales growth, and customer service.

Through these experiences, Kyle realized his passion for business and entrepreneurship. He decided to pursue his MBA where he graduated from the University of Northwestern St. Paul in 2017. Before completing graduate school, Kyle was introduced to Koloni and quickly bought into the company’s vision and purpose.

Kyle Sheker

Co-founder | CCO

Kyle attended Iowa State University where he studied design in both the Midwest and abroad and received his Bachelor of Architecture in 2011. He has been working in the architecture industry since graduating, learning to manage multi-million dollar projects for multiple Fortune 50 Companies. This rapid-paced environment has taught him to work with tight schedules, budgets and high demands.

Outside of architecture, Kyle also acquired his real estate license, building a business involving buying, selling and investing in real estate. He simultaneously became involved with a startup in the lawn furniture industry, leading the marketing and sales for the company. Through these ventures, he gained skills with website design, social media, sales growth, and customer service.

Through these experiences, Kyle realized his passion for business and entrepreneurship. He decided to pursue his MBA where he graduated from the University of Northwestern St. Paul in 2017. Before completing graduate school, Kyle was introduced to Koloni and quickly bought into the company’s vision and purpose.

Kate Lyon

Co-founder | COO

Kate helped found a subsidiary of EcoTech and was instrumental in multi million dollar their growth. Before to her current roles, she co-founded and sold a successful distribution company with revenues in the mid-seven figures annually and practiced in a private law firm.

Currently, Kate volunteers as a Manager on the Board of Ames Seed Capital, an investment firm; in this role, she works with fellow managers to research and invest in preseed and early stage scalable companies. She is also a member of the Corporate Counsel Committee of the Iowa State Bar Association and has been published in multiple publications as well as given talks across the country about the role of law in startup companies.

Kate graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Psychology, top 2% scholar the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Drake University with an M.S. in Counseling, Highest Honors and Drake University Law School; J.D. with Honors.

Kate Lyon

Co-founder | COO

Kate helped found a subsidiary of EcoTech and was instrumental in multi million dollar their growth. Before to her current roles, she co-founded and sold a successful distribution company with revenues in the mid-seven figures annually and practiced in a private law firm.

Currently, Kate volunteers as a Manager on the Board of Ames Seed Capital, an investment firm; in this role, she works with fellow managers to research and invest in preseed and early stage scalable companies. She is also a member of the Corporate Counsel Committee of the Iowa State Bar Association and has been published in multiple publications as well as given talks across the country about the role of law in startup companies.

Kate graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Psychology, top 2% scholar the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and Drake University with an M.S. in Counseling, Highest Honors and Drake University Law School; J.D. with Honors.

Key Team Members

Catherine Edgerton

Business Manager

Jordan Westerman

Product Manager

Parker Aden

Community Manager

Michael Martin

Platforms Manager

Bazyl Horsey

Applications Manager

Notable Advisors & Investors

Jason Calacanis

Investor, Angel Investor

Frequently Asked Questions

Making an Investment in Koloni
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 Koloni. Once Koloni accepts your investment, and certain regulatory procedures are completed, your money will be transferred from the escrow account to Koloni in exchange for your securities. At that point, you will be a proud owner in Koloni.


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 passport
  5. ABA bank routing number and checking account number (typically found on a personal check or bank statement)

Because Koloni is offering its securities under Rule 506(c) of Regulation D, your status as an Accredited Investor will also need to be verified and you will be asked to provide documentation supporting your income, net worth, revenue, or net assets or a letter from a qualified advisor such as a Registered Investment Advisor, Registered Broker Dealer, Lawyer, or CPA.


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 securities 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 by clicking your profile icon in the top right corner.


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

Currently there is no market or liquidity for these securities. Right now Koloni does not plan to list these securities on a national exchange or another secondary market. At some point Koloni 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 Koloni either lists their securities 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 Koloni'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 Koloni’s profile.