- 85,000+ renter database with 200+ online reviews including an average 4.9-star rating on Google
- Signed agreements with 170+ multi-family buildings including 11 of the country's Top 25 largest apartment managers
- Co-Founders have a combined 30+ years of real estate, technology and marketing experience, including roles as Special Advisors to Kathy Ireland and cbdMD
- Notable Partner: Kathy Ireland (kathy ireland® Worldwide), which has $2.6B in annual sales and is the 26th largest licensor in the world (Forbes 2016 & License Global 2019)
- Notable Advisory Board: Kathy Ireland, Pierre Calzadilla (Trulia), DR Dwyer (Related Companies), and Matt McFee (BriteVerify)
- Total Amount Raised: US $130,481
- Total Round Size: US $2,000,000
- Seed :
- Minimum Investment: US $1,000 per investor
- : Preferred Equity
- US $8,000,000 :
- Side by Side Offering
When the co-founders of Padlist were moving to a new city, it was a real challenge trying to learn the neighborhoods and find the perfect place at an ideal price. They realized an opportunity to capitalize on an underserved market. Today, they are looking to grow their current business by improving and speeding up the moving process with Padlist’s smart technology.
Renters and landlords need an easier and faster way to find each other. However, data is limited, images look different from reality, and renters lack access to local info and vendors that could help make their move more seamless.
Padlist connects renters and landlords easier and faster. Renters are empowered with options - they can work with a local expert, or use Padlist’s AI and drone technology platform to match with homes online. Landlords receive lead value with qualified referral generation. Padlist creates additional revenue streams, and benefits communities, by connecting renters to local resources through an interactive data map and vendor lists.
Industry rates are approx. $1000-$2500+/mo subscription fee. Padlist charges multi-family buildings (25+ units) a 3 tiered monthly subscription fee ($250 | $500 | $700). Plus, receives additional revenue streams: 1) Private Landlords: Free to list, pay premium to upgrade; 2) Renters: Application fee; 3) Affiliate + advertising revenue; 4) Not just a lead gen/advertising site, Padlist is also a data company.
A Side by Side offering refers to a deal that is raising capital under two offering types. If you plan on investing less than US $20,000.00, you will automatically invest under the Regulation CF offering type. If you invest more than US $20,000.00, you must be an accredited investor and invest under the Regulation D offering type.
US $14,481 (under Reg CF only)
Investors who invest $50,000 or less will have their securities held in trust with a Custodian that will serve as a single shareholder of record. These investors will be subject to the Custodian’s Account Agreement, including the electronic delivery of all required information.
All non-Major Purchasers will be subject to an Investment Proxy Agreement (“IPA”). The IPA will authorize an investment Manager to act as representative for each non-Major Purchaser and take certain actions for their benefit and on their behalf. Please see a copy of the IPA included with Company's offering materials for additional details.
Early Birds ($5K+ before December 9, 2019) | 3 years free service featuring investor's private rental listing plus Padlist sweatshirt
$5,000-$9,999 | 1 year free service featuring investor's private rental listing plus Padlist hat and t-shirt
$10,000-$24,499 | 5 years free service featuring investor's private rental listing plus Padlist hat and t-shirt
$25,000-$49,999 | Free lifetime service featuring investor's private rental, plus Padlist drone, hat, t-shirt and sweatshirt
$50,000-$99,999 | Above, plus drone footage of investor's private rental; feature and interview on Padlist IGTV and Youtube Channel shared on Padlist social media
$100,000-$249,999 | Above, plus dinner with founding team in Charlotte (flight and accommodations not included), and bi-annual invitation to strategy calls with management
$250,000+ | Above, plus board observer seat and quarterly invitation to strategy calls with management. Additionally, an individual conference call with Kathy Ireland and her executive team to discuss Padlist and receive business advice on investor chosen topics.
It is advised that you consult a tax professional to fully understand any potential tax implications of receiving investor perks before making an investment.
Market Industry & Size
Rental platform company acquisitions range from $13M-$3.5B. Padlist is targeting multi-family buildings (25+ units) because this market has an extensive budget and uses numerous (all relevant) advertising sites. CoStar (data conglomerate/potential exit) owns Apartments.com and 11 sites just like it. Their goal is to acquire more rental sites to collect more data and charge more subscriptions, not to consolidate into one company.
- 43M+: Renter households nationwide (total available market according to nmhc.org)
- 206K: Multi-family buildings (serviceable available market of 25+ units according to nmhc.org)
- 2K+: Padlist’s goal is to reach 1% multi-family building market share
The development and commercialization of the Company’s products and services are highly competitive. It faces competition with respect to any products and services that it may seek to develop or commercialize in the future. Its competitors include major companies worldwide. The online real estate market is an emerging industry where new competitors are entering the market frequently. Many of the Company’s competitors have significantly greater financial, technical and human resources and may have superior expertise in research and development and marketing approved services and thus may be better equipped than the Company to develop and commercialize services. These competitors also compete with the Company in recruiting and retaining qualified personnel and acquiring technologies. Smaller or early stage companies may also prove to be significant competitors, particularly through collaborative arrangements with large and established companies. Accordingly, the Company’s competitors may commercialize products more rapidly or effectively than the Company is able to, which would adversely affect its competitive position, the likelihood that its services will achieve initial market acceptance and its ability to generate meaningful additional revenues from its products and services.
The Company forecasts project aggressive growth post-raise. If these assumptions are wrong and the projections regarding market penetration are too aggressive, then the financial forecast may overstate the Company's overall viability. In addition, the forward-looking statements are only predictions. The Company has based these forward-looking statements largely on its current expectations and projections about future events and financial trends that it believes may affect its business, financial condition and results of operations. Forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other important factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements to be materially different from any future results, performance or achievements expressed or implied by the forward-looking statements.
The Company’s business model is capital intensive. The amount of capital the Company is attempting to raise in this Offering may not be enough to sustain the Company’s current business plan. In order to achieve near and long-term goals, the Company may need to procure funds in addition to the amount raised in the Offering. If that is the case, there is no guarantee that the Company will be able to raise such funds on acceptable terms or at all. If the Company is not able to raise sufficient capital in the future, then it may not be able to execute its business plan, its continued operations may be jeopardized and it may be forced to cease operations and sell or otherwise transfer all or substantially all of its remaining assets, which could cause a Purchaser to lose all or a portion of his or her investment.
The Company’s expenses will significantly increase as they seek to execute their current business model. They will be ramping up cash burn to promote revenue growth, further develop R&D, and fund other Company operations after the raise. Doing so could require significant effort and expense or may not be feasible.
The Company does not currently hold any intellectual property and they may not be able to obtain such intellectual property. Their ability to obtain protection for their intellectual property (whether through patent, trademark, copyright, or other IP right) is uncertain due to a number of factors, including that the Company may not have been the first to make the inventions. The Company has not conducted any formal analysis of the “prior art” in their technology, and the existence of any such prior art would bring the novelty of their technologies into question and could cause the pending patent applications to be rejected. Further, changes in U.S. and foreign intellectual property law may also impact their ability to successfully prosecute their IP applications. For example, the United States Congress and other foreign legislative bodies may amend their respective IP laws in a manner that makes obtaining IP more difficult or costly. Courts may also render decisions that alter the application of IP laws and detrimentally affect their ability to obtain such protection. Even if the Company is able to successfully register IP, this intellectual property may not provide meaningful protection or commercial advantage. Such IP may not be broad enough to prevent others from developing technologies that are similar or that achieve similar results to theirs. It is also possible that the intellectual property rights of others will bar the Company from licensing their technology and bar them or their customer licensees from exploiting any patents that issue from the pending applications. Finally, in addition to those who may claim priority, any patents that issue from the patent applications may also be challenged by competitors on the basis that they are otherwise invalid or unenforceable.
The Company’s success depends on the experience and skill of the board of directors, its executive officers and key employees. In particular, the Company is dependent on Blake and Lindsay Van Leer. There can be no assurance that they will continue to be employed by the Company for a particular period of time. The loss of the Company's key employees or any member of the board of directors or executive officer could harm the Company’s business, financial condition, cash flow and results of operations.
The Company's principal shareholders own voting control of the Company. The Company's current officers, directors, founders, and principal shareholders currently own a total of 950,000 shares of its Common Stock or 100% of the total issued and outstanding capital stock of the Company. The principal shareholders will own a majority of the Company's Common Stock following the Offering. These shareholders are able to exercise significant control over all matters requiring shareholder approval, including the election of directors and approval of significant corporate transactions. This concentration of ownership may have the effect of delaying or preventing a change in control and might adversely affect the market price of the Company's common stock. This concentration of ownership may not be in the best interests of all shareholders.
The Company’s founders and executive officers, Blake Van Leer and Lindsay Van Leer, are married. This could introduce unique risks, given the idiosyncrasies of interpersonal relationships. Interpersonal issues such as divorce or severe disruption in a familial relationship could disrupt the day-to-day operation of the business, and could negatively impact the financial position of the Company.
The Company does not have employment contracts in place with its employees. Employment agreements typically provide protections to the Company in the event of the employee’s departure, specifically addressing who is entitled to any intellectual property created or developed by those employees in the course of their employment and covering topics such as non-competition and non-solicitation. As a result, if any employee were to leave Smart International Inc., the Company might not have any ability to prevent their direct competition, or have any legal right to intellectual property created during their employment. There is no guarantee that an employment agreement will be entered into. The Company has confirmed that there are Non-Disclosure Agreements in place.
The Company’s cash position is relatively weak. The Company currently has roughly $13,968.96 in cash balances as of October 31, 2019. This equates to about 3 months of runway post-raise. The Company could be harmed if it is unable to meet its cash demands, and the Company may not be able to continue operations if they are not able to raise additional funds.
The Company has conducted related party transactions. Beginning in 2015, the Company has advanced various amounts to its managing members and companies owned by the managing members with no stated interest rate. Advances are due on demand. The balances receivable at December 31, 2018 and 2017 totaled $22,251 and $38,046, respectively. Since the Company’s inception, a member of the Company and a relative of the members of the Company have loaned money to the Company with no stated interest rate. The balance due as of December 31, 2018 and 2017 is $29,009 and $39,009, respectively. No interest expense was recorded on these balances during the years ended December 31, 2018 or 2017. Advances are due on demand.
During the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, the Company made guaranteed payments to the managing members for their management services totaling $6,041 and $53,746, respectively, that is included in general and administrative expenses on the statement of operations and members’ deficit.
The Company rents office space on a month-to-month basis from a Company owned by one of its members. Total related rent expense of $0 and $8,735 is recorded in general and administrative expenses for the years ended December 31, 2018 and 2017, respectively.
Subsequent to December 31, 2018, the Company has advanced an additional $3,600 to related parties and received repayment of $2,000 of the amounts due from related parties. The Company has evaluated subsequent events that occurred after December 31, 2018 through October 3, 2019, the issuance date of these financial statements. There have been no other events or transactions during this time which would have a material effect on these financial statements.
The Company has not prepared any audited financial statements. Therefore, you have no audited financial information regarding the Company’s capitalization or assets or liabilities on which to make your investment decision. If you feel the information provided is insufficient, you should not invest in the Company.
The company is subject to many U.S. federal and state laws and regulations, including those related to privacy, rights of publicity, and law enforcement. These laws and regulations are constantly evolving and may be interpreted, applied, created, or amended, in a manner that could harm our business. The technology and use of the technology in our product may not be legislated, and it is uncertain whether different states will legislate around this technology, and, if they do, how they will do so. Violating existing or future regulatory orders or consent decrees could subject us to substantial monetary fines and other penalties that could negatively affect our financial condition and results of operations.
Start-up investing is risky. Investing in startups is very risky, highly speculative, and should not be made by anyone who cannot afford to lose their entire investment. Unlike an investment in a mature business where there is a track record of revenue and income, the success of a startup or early-stage venture often relies on the development of a new product or service that may or may not find a market. Before investing, you should carefully consider the specific risks and disclosures related to both this offering type and the company which can be found in this company profile and the documents in the data room below.
Your shares are not easily transferable. You should not plan on being able to readily transfer and/or resell your security. Currently there is no market or liquidity for these shares and the company does not have any plans to list these shares on an exchange or other secondary market. At some point the company 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 the company either lists their shares on an exchange, is acquired, or goes bankrupt.
The Company may not pay dividends for the foreseeable future. Unless otherwise specified in the offering documents and subject to state law, you are not entitled to receive any dividends on your interest in the Company. Accordingly, any potential investor who anticipates the need for current dividends or income from an investment should not purchase any of the securities offered on the Site.
Valuation and capitalization. Unlike listed companies that are valued publicly through market-driven stock prices, the valuation of private companies, especially startups, is difficult to assess and you may risk overpaying for your investment. In addition, there may be additional classes of equity with rights that are superior to the class of equity being sold.
You may only receive limited disclosure. While the company must disclose certain information, since the company is at an early-stage they may only be able to provide limited information about its business plan and operations because it does not have fully developed operations or a long history. The company may also only obligated to file information periodically regarding its business, including financial statements. A publicly listed company, in contrast, is required to file annual and quarterly reports and promptly disclose certain events — through continuing disclosure that you can use to evaluate the status of your investment.
Investment in personnel. An early-stage investment is also an investment in the entrepreneur or management of the company. Being able to execute on the business plan is often an important factor in whether the business is viable and successful. You should be aware that a portion of your investment may fund the compensation of the company's employees, including its management. You should carefully review any disclosure regarding the company's use of proceeds.
Possibility of fraud. In light of the relative ease with which early-stage companies can raise funds, it may be the case that certain opportunities turn out to be money-losing fraudulent schemes. As with other investments, there is no guarantee that investments will be immune from fraud.
Lack of professional guidance. Many successful companies partially attribute their early success to the guidance of professional early-stage investors (e.g., angel investors and venture capital firms). These investors often negotiate for seats on the company's board of directors and play an important role through their resources, contacts and experience in assisting early-stage companies in executing on their business plans. An early-stage company may not have the benefit of such professional investors.
Representatives of SI Securities, LLC are affiliated with SI Advisors, LLC ("SI Advisors") Representatives of SI Securities, LLC are affiliated with SI Advisors, LLC ("SI Advisors"). SI Advisors is an exempt investment advisor that acts as the General Partner of SI Selections Fund I, L.P. ("SI Selections Fund"). SI Selections Fund is an early stage venture capital fund owned by third-party investors. From time to time, SI Selections Fund may invest in offerings made available on the SeedInvest platform, including this offering. Investments made by SI Selections Fund may be counted towards the total funds raised necessary to reach the minimum funding target as disclosed in the applicable offering materials.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Side by Side offering refers to a deal that is raising capital under two offering types. This Side by Side offering is raising under Regulation CF and Rule 506(c) of Regulation D.
The Form C is a document the company must file with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) which includes basic information about the company and its offering and is a condition to making a Reg CF offering available to investors. It is important to note that the SEC does not review the Form C, and therefore is not recommending and/or approving any of the securities being offered.
Before making any investment decision, it is highly recommended that prospective investors review the Form C filed with the SEC (included in the company's profile) before making any investment decision.
Rule 506(c) under Regulation D is a type of offering with no limits on how much a company may raise. The company may generally solicit their offering, but the company must verify each investor’s status as an accredited investor prior to closing and accepting funds. To learn more about Rule 506(c) under Regulation D and other offering types check out our blog and academy.
Title III of the JOBS Act outlines Reg CF, a type of offering allowing private companies to raise up to $1 million from all Americans. Prior capital raising options limited private companies to raising money only from accredited investors, historically the wealthiest ~2% of Americans. Like a Kickstarter campaign, Reg CF allows companies to raise funds online from their early adopters and the crowd. However, instead of providing investors a reward such as a t-shirt or a card, investors receive securities, typically equity, in the startups they back. To learn more about Reg CF and other offering types check out our blog and academy.
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 Padlist. Once Padlist accepts your investment, and certain regulatory procedures are completed, your money will be transferred from the escrow account to Padlist in exchange for your securities. At that point, you will be a proud owner in Padlist.
To make an investment, you will need the following information readily available:
- Personal information such as your current address and phone number
- Employment and employer information
- Net worth and income information
- Social Security Number or passport
- ABA bank routing number and checking account number (typically found on a personal check or bank statement)
If you are investing 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.
An investor is limited in the amount that he or she may invest in a Reg CF offering during any 12-month period:
- If either the annual income or the net worth of the investor is less than $100,000, the investor is limited to the greater of $2,000 or 5% of the lesser of his or her annual income or net worth.
- If the annual income and net worth of the investor are both greater than $100,000, the investor is limited to 10% of the lesser of his or her annual income or net worth, to a maximum of $100,000.
Separately, Padlist has set a minimum investment amount of US $1,000.
Accredited investors investing $20,000 or over do not have investment limits.
You are a partial owner of the company, you do own securities after all! But more importantly, companies which have raised money via Regulation CF must file information with the SEC and post it on their websites on an annual basis. Receiving regular company updates is important to keep shareholders educated and informed about the progress of the company and their investment. This annual report includes information similar to a company’s initial Reg CF filing and key information that a company will want to share with its investors to foster a dynamic and healthy relationship.
In certain circumstances a company may terminate its ongoing reporting requirement if:
- The company becomes a fully-reporting registrant with the SEC
- The company has filed at least one annual report, but has no more than 300 shareholders of record
- The company has filed at least three annual reports, and has no more than $10 million in assets
- The company or another party purchases or repurchases all the securities sold in reliance on Section 4(a)(6)
- The company ceases to do business
However, regardless of whether a company has terminated its ongoing reporting requirement per SEC rules, SeedInvest works with all companies on its platform to ensure that investors are provided quarterly updates. These quarterly reports will include information such as: (i) quarterly net sales, (ii) quarterly change in cash and cash on hand, (iii) material updates on the business, (iv) fundraising updates (any plans for next round, current round status, etc.), and (v) any notable press and news.
Currently there is no market or liquidity for these securities. Right now Padlist does not plan to list these securities on a national exchange or another secondary market. At some point Padlist 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 Padlist either lists their securities on an exchange, is acquired, or goes bankrupt.
You can return to SeedInvest at any time to view your portfolio of investments and obtain a summary statement. If invested under Regulation CF you may also receive periodic updates from the company about their business, in addition to monthly account statements.
This is Padlist'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. If the company runs a side by side offering that includes an offering under Regulation CF, you may also find a copy of the Padlist's Form C. The Form C includes important details about Padlist's fundraise that you should review before investing.
For offerings made under Regulation CF, you may cancel your investment at any time up to 48 hours before a closing occurs or an earlier date set by the company. You will be sent a reminder notification approximately five days before the closing or set date giving you an opportunity to cancel your investment if you had not already done so. Once a closing occurs, and if you have not canceled your investment, you will receive an email notifying you that your securities have been issued. If you have already funded your investment, your funds will be promptly refunded to you upon cancellation. To cancel your investment, you may go to your account's portfolio page by clicking your profile icon in the top right corner.
If you invest under any other offering type, you may cancel your investment at any time, for any reason until a closing occurs. 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 account's portfolio page by clicking your profile icon in the top right corner.