Crowdwise Investor Panel Featuring Kazoo!

Hello, I’m Kazoo’s CEO, Peter Goodman.

What we’ve developed is a scalable emergency and communications location-based platform for Fortune 1000 companies with millions of customers.

9-1-1 can’t always find you, but Kazoo can!

I recently had the opportunity to interview with Brian Belley from Crowdwise for an investor panel. In today’s blog, we are going to highlight some of our frequently asked questions and important topics we discussed.

What Sparked the Idea of Kazoo?

I’ve been working on this idea for over six years. Kazoo was an offshoot of a prototype technology that we were developing that was family based technology to keep kids safe. 

We were trying to think of a way to really expand the market and the services of what our product could include.

Adding safety, social, group communications, and location capabilities all in one app really aggregates all of those functions.

Where is Kazoo’s Product in Terms of Development?

We actually have a working beta, however, right now we’re really focusing on the scalable infrastructure of the product because we need to make sure that the security and scalability is there.

We are hoping to launch the product in late fall, and that’s what a large part of the investment funds are going towards

What’s the Market Strategy?

Our main strategy is business to business rather than trying to get one subscription at a time, we’ve developed an enterprise platform.

One of our main markets are telcos, or wireless carriers, where we have that one to one relationship. Essentially what we’re doing is white labeling our technology.

The concept is basically powered by Kazoo. We charge annual licensing fees per user fees to the telco, and they in turn add value to their customers, also becoming a profit center for them.

Invest in Kazoo on Netcapital!

For more information, I highly recommend everyone watch our full investor panel recap video that we’ve linked above.

I believe in building products that improve people’s lives. We think that our product can not only make an impact on the market, but also redefine the future of personal safety.

We can’t do this alone!Our equity crowdfunding campaign is live on Netcapital, and we need your support. Head over to our raise page and become an early investor for as little as $99.76!

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Laurie Johnston

Head of Finance

As Head of Finance for Kazoo, Laurie is an experienced financial executive with a focus on and expertise in fast-growth tech companies. She has helped secure millions in venture capital and private equity funding while also being a member of multiple management teams over her career. While working as VP of Finance at SOALogix, Laurie worked with the president to secure over $10M in equity financing and private investors, as well as leading the effort with senior management in the development and preparation of 12 to 60-month budgets and financial projections. Laurie has also developed sophisticated financial modeling and cash flow forecasting, including accrual-based financial projections for profit and loss, balance sheets, and cash flow statements.

Scott Woldin

Head of Marketing

Scott is responsible for all branding and design for both corporate and consumer marketing. Scott is highly trained and experienced in developing corporate identities and multi-layered advertising campaigns. He has led the creative efforts of agencies in large markets such as Chicago, Charlotte, Louisville, and Washington, D.C., with a client roster including Sprint PCS, Motorola, YUM! Brands, and the NFL Players Club, to name a few. Formerly serving as the Art Director of One Alliance Communications, an independent creative agency, Scott led the concept development and layout team in all areas of print, outdoor, broadcast, and interactive advertising and design, taking each project from initial meeting to end product.

Peter J. Goodman

CEO

Peter brings the Kazoo vision to life. A lifelong entrepreneur with a strong track record of building and launching rapid-growth SaaS companies in the healthcare, technology, and mobile app sectors, Peter oversees all of Kazoo’s day-to-day operations, including UI/UX design, product engineering and development, release schedules, product roadmaps, channel partnerships, and corporate messaging. Prior in his career, as founder and CEO of an international software development company, he turned a simple desktop application into an algorithmic and scalable enterprise staff scheduling technology platform; this platform is now used by more than 1,200 medical institutions worldwide, including Harvard University Health Services, The Johns Hopkins Health System, and Stanford Medical Center. Another success in Peter’s portfolio of entrepreneurial accomplishments is building an award-winning creative services and web and application development firm, which served both large corporations and nonprofit organizations across the technology, financial, legal and education sectors. His vast experience with website development, application development, advertising, branding, messaging, digital marketing, interfacing with clients, overseeing project management, and architecting and designing custom web-based applications fuels his drive for Kazoo to reach mass adoption on a global scale.