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Reserve a spot in Taloflow

Cloud management platform for optimizing spend in real-time

  • $10,000Minimum
  • $8,600,000Valuation cap
  • Convertible NoteSecurity Type

By making a reservation, you are requesting a spot to invest in Taloflow's upcoming offering. A reservation is non-binding and you may change the amount at any time.

Taloflow is not yet offering any securities to investors on the SeedInvest platform. Before being able to offer securities to prospective investors, Taloflow must first satisfactorily complete SeedInvest's due diligence process. In the interim, Taloflow is currently in preview mode and accepting reservations. Any reservation made by a prospective investor while Taloflow is in preview mode is non-binding and involves no obligation or commitment of any kind. Since Taloflow has not yet completed the due diligence process, SeedInvest cannot attest to the accuracy of all information presented on Taloflow’s profile. Additional information will be included on Taloflow’s final profile once the due diligence process is completed and the profile goes live. There may not be sufficient information available as currently presented to make an informed investment decision. Prospective investors should review Taloflow’s final profile, with complete information, before making any investment decisions.


Company Highlights

  • Raised over $1.3mm from investors including Plug & Play Ventures, Scott Belsky (Venture Partner at Benchmark Capital), Victory Square, and others
  • Currently in beta mode with 8 companies (including unicorns and large enterprises)
  • CEO is a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree and founded Wiivv, which broke 2 Kickstarter records
  • Participated in Creative Destruction Lab - Toronto's AI cohort and graduated from Plug and Play Enterprise 2.0 Accelerator
  • Company is an Advanced APN Technology Partner of Amazon Web Services

Fundraise Highlights

  • Total Round Size: US $500,000
  • Raise Description:  Seed
  • Minimum Investment:  US $10,000 per investor
  • Security Type:  Convertible Note
  • Valuation Cap:  US $8,600,000
  • Target Minimum Raise Amount:  US $100,000

Taloflow's prediction engine reveals and predicts your cloud spend in real-time so developers can catch anomalies and worrying trends before they rack up the bill.


At least 30% of all IaaS/PaaS spend on the major cloud providers (Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform) is wasted, equating to $15B annually. For cloud-native companies, a major reason for this is the lack of granular understanding of the cloud bill and the lack of real-time feedback on spend that would support their frequent deployments, changes in business events and the impact of infrastructure changes made in service-oriented teams.

Taloflow's dynamic alerting and trend-spotting gives you the information you need to know when you need it. You can see reference points in your spending history to make sense of any anomalous or worrying situation. Taloflow's observability features surface real-time metrics to quickly detect cost anomalies and can help developers correlate those events to infrastructure or business events. You can also break things down based on tags, owners, and resource types.

Taloflow is currently working with at least 8 companies to mitigate the huge cost, time, and effort that goes into solving cloud spend issues, anomalies, and worrying trends that result from the gap in real-time information and beyond. Taloflow is raising a seed round to fulfill its objective of making its infrastructure monitor generally-available to AWS users in Q4 of 2019.

Pitch Deck

Product & Service

Taloflow's Infrastructure Monitor, Tim, collects all the activity from your AWS infrastructure through the AWS Event Bus and your AWS Cost and Usage Report (all non-invasive) to give you the following benefits with regards to monitoring cloud spend:

1) Improve reaction time:

Taloflow's dynamic alerting and trend-spotting gives you the information you need to know when you need it. With real-time forecasting and alerting, you don't have to wait days or weeks to react or mitigate incidents.

2) Investigate what matters:

Taloflow uses machine learning to reduce noise and false positives. Drill deeper into your data with smart filters such as resource types, tags, and more.

3) Correlate events and find patterns

Taloflow allows you to gain a better understanding of your AWS spend by correlating business and infrastructure events such as deployments so that you can find likely root causes faster.

Media Mentions

The Team

Founders and Officers

Louis-Victor (or “LV”) has worked with AI technologies for the last 5 years. He’s a Forbes 30 Under 30 list-maker, and before Taloflow, he co-founded Wiivv, a category leader in computer vision for body measurements.

At Wiivv, LV raised over $14M and built a team of 40+ people in Vancouver and San Diego. Before that, he worked with Atlassian’s Developer Ecosystem team.

LV loves to share big ideas at technology forums. He's presented at Inside 3D Printing, TTIVanguard, TechCrunch Battlefield, Mobile World Congress, and the Kairos Global Summit.

Louis-Victor Jadavji

CEO

Louis-Victor (or “LV”) has worked with AI technologies for the last 5 years. He’s a Forbes 30 Under 30 list-maker, and before Taloflow, he co-founded Wiivv, a category leader in computer vision for body measurements.

At Wiivv, LV raised over $14M and built a team of 40+ people in Vancouver and San Diego. Before that, he worked with Atlassian’s Developer Ecosystem team.

LV loves to share big ideas at technology forums. He's presented at Inside 3D Printing, TTIVanguard, TechCrunch Battlefield, Mobile World Congress, and the Kairos Global Summit.

Todd Kesselman

CTO/Chairman

Todd is a hands-on technologist with 3 decades of experience bringing technology to market. He is the inventor of the unique rules engine application on which Taloflow -- a cost optimization platform for AWS -- is built, which is the culmination of 5 years of research and work into complex rules-based systems. Todd is also a very early adopter of AWS, building large data-driven systems on the platform as early as 2007.

Todd was the (co-)founder, CEO, CTO, and COO/CFO for several technology-based companies including One World Networks, a thought-leading online direct-to-consumer company that employed behavior modification techniques as early as 2000 to sell over $250 million in direct-to-consumer products and Inventory Capital Group which was arguably one of the first Fin-Tech platforms launching in 2004 to investor acclaim.

Todd Kesselman

CTO/Chairman

Todd is a hands-on technologist with 3 decades of experience bringing technology to market. He is the inventor of the unique rules engine application on which Taloflow -- a cost optimization platform for AWS -- is built, which is the culmination of 5 years of research and work into complex rules-based systems. Todd is also a very early adopter of AWS, building large data-driven systems on the platform as early as 2007.

Todd was the (co-)founder, CEO, CTO, and COO/CFO for several technology-based companies including One World Networks, a thought-leading online direct-to-consumer company that employed behavior modification techniques as early as 2000 to sell over $250 million in direct-to-consumer products and Inventory Capital Group which was arguably one of the first Fin-Tech platforms launching in 2004 to investor acclaim.

Jason Kim

VP of Product

Jason Kim is the VP Product at Taloflow. He is a designer, developer, and marketer obsessed with building products people love.

Jason was employee #4 at Wiivv, a company using computer vision AI and 3D Printing to build custom footwear, where he met LV (Taloflow CEO) and worked closely with him building out the early product, brand, and customer base.

He was the former Director of Product at the Fintech company, Grow, where he helped the company build and ship enterprise SaaS products going from 0 to 1 Million in ARR in under 12 months. 

Jason Kim

VP of Product

Jason Kim is the VP Product at Taloflow. He is a designer, developer, and marketer obsessed with building products people love.

Jason was employee #4 at Wiivv, a company using computer vision AI and 3D Printing to build custom footwear, where he met LV (Taloflow CEO) and worked closely with him building out the early product, brand, and customer base.

He was the former Director of Product at the Fintech company, Grow, where he helped the company build and ship enterprise SaaS products going from 0 to 1 Million in ARR in under 12 months. 

Frequently Asked Questions

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


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 Taloflow 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 Taloflow does not plan to list these securities on a national exchange or another secondary market. At some point Taloflow 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 Taloflow 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 Taloflow'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 Taloflow’s profile.