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    Date submitted
  • 17-Aug-2012

Memory Streams, Inc.

Abstract

Executive Summary

Memory Streams is a simple way for anyone to record, organize and share memories online. Memory Streams lets you keep track of the important things in your life. It lets you marry photos and other media with meaningful notes for a long-standing personal history.

Creating lasting memories of your kids or vacations is hard to do. People take loads of photos but they can’t be combined with comments to make it easy to remember where and when the photos were taken. Scrapbooks are expensive and time-consuming.

Sharing on Facebook or other social media sites is fun but the Timeline feature becomes randomized over time. Everything from the cause you support to your son’s prom photos appear in your Timeline. And we all fear Facebook is just too public.

Solution

Memory Streams is an innovative new software application that lets anyone create a cutting-edge chronicle of life. A Memory Stream itself is a sleek new concept that shows your notes and photos together in an entirely new way. Mothers can jot down notes about a new baby, add photos and videos, then share that Memory Stream with family. College students use Memory Streams to keep track of their classes and upload their papers and projects to recall forever. Trainers and designers document their clients’ information recalling it out of the cloud instead of locked in a file in their office. Travelers use Memory Streams to create multimedia trip journals. Seniors write their memoirs for their family to cherish.

Audience

MemoryStreams.com serves the needs of a variety of relatively savvy computer users. It includes mothers, seniors, travelers, college students or anyone with clients. Collectors of fine wines may like to catalog their wine. Travelers can document trips and share their Memory Stream with folks back home. Anyone can remember the details of their purchases, keep track of the facts in an auto accident, or monitor their exercise and weight loss. Movie buffs or foodies can track and remember their favorites.

Technology

Memory Streams is database-driven and has been tested on all leading browsers. The data is cloud-based but secure so users can access their information from anywhere. There are immediate plans to develop a multi-platform app upon funding.

Market and Competition

The market for software that makes sense of the massive quantities of the details of life is developing. Several products have taken a stab at managing memories with little success. Capzuls shows a photo collection. Save my Memories focuses on organizing photos.

Evernote rounds up details for users such as reciepts and interesting websites. About One is a similar product. EverLater helps travelers document their trips.

Chattertree describes itself as a safe, private family room where all members of a family can communicate without security concerns. Penzu seeks to replicate pen and paper for online diary-keeping.

Memory Streams is the perfect solution for a detailed and complex life. It lets the user decide how to organize their memories, topic by topic. Writers might use it in one way; mothers another. It allows for a thoughtful and meaningful record of one’s life that’s private yet shareable. Memory Streams is a database so searching is easy.

Aggressive Growth Stategy

Memory Streams is adding users at solid pace and is implementing an aggressive marketing strategy. The business model uses an ad-based freemium model to drive growth. Several additional monitzation models are being developed including app and book sales, corporate partnerships and enterprise support.

Financial Projections

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Management and Board

• Leigh Haubach, Founder/CEO (Thomson Electronics, Digital Equipment Corporation)

• Payam Manavi, Co-Founder/CTO (Qualcomm, Sun Microsystems)

Company Background

• Headquartered in San Diego, CA – Memory Streams, Inc.

• Founded in 2007

• Website: www.memorystreams.com

• Current employee count: 2

Competitive Advantages

• Fresh, new concept that solves an unmet need with an innovative timeline and Stream

• No direct competitors

• Privacy and security emphasized along with shareability

• In Beta with working product, adding users everyday (www.memorystreams.com)

Funding Stage and Amount

• Founder Leigh Haubach has provided $150,000 seed funding

• Seeking $2- $5 Million in growth equity

Use of Proceeds

• Sales & Marketing

• Continued development of product including a smartphone app

• Reimbursement of partner’s loan/debt

• Working Capital

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Additional Questions

Who is your customer?

Our target customer could be from nearly any demographic, but mothers, seniors, and travelers will be our first focus. Consumers are increasingly seeking meaning in their lives and making Memory Streams is a path to that end. Facebook sign ups and usage levels are leveling out. Everyone is concerned about privacy. Interest in personal storytelling is growing. Memory Streams addresses these concerns and more.

What problem does this idea/product solve or what market need does it serve?

Remembering what's important is a need that is not met well today. Photos are piled in shoeboxes and folders out of context with notes and memories. Facebook allows us to tell our story but in one giant random stream. For many, Facebook is too public and scattershot. Scrapbooks are too expensive and so time-consuming they are beyond consideration for most people. Remembering life's interesting parts in a cohesive way is difficult in one simple-to-use product.

What attributes will make this idea/product successful? Why do you believe that those features will create success?

MemoryStreams.com is a product that is multi-purpose and flexible. It is easy and fun to use. Making a Memory Stream can be done all at once or one Memory at a time. Most of all, when you are done making a Stream, it is fulfilling. It feels like a treasure that you can keep completely private and secure, or you can share it with whomever you like, one email at a time, or to Facebook. I believe that the charm of Facebook is wearing off, and for many people they never saw the charm of sharing once-private matters with so many. MemoryStreams.com has unlimited uses and creates a feeling of accomplishment when you use it. These are just a few of the reasons I think it will be successful.

Explain how you (your team) will execute to make this idea/product successful? What gives you (your team) an advantage over others already in the market or new to this market?

My team, Payam Manavi and myself, have and will continue to work to Memory Streams' success with our unique combination of talents and expertise. My marketing and business skills complement his technical expertise. We have synergistically made Memory Streams what it is today with a combination of a great idea, superbly written code and a comprehensive marketing program.