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ChaseArt

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ChaseArt

ChaseArt it is a platform that offers opportunities to buy fractions of artworks. The artworks offered for sale are selected after careful curation. The specialty are lost masterpieces.

 

HIGHLIGHTS - CHASEART

 

  1. Focused on worn-out artworks, which for some momentary circumstance has its value below the market value, but which may have high potential gain, inserted in a market of $60B;
  2. Partnership with doctors and masters linked to the main European museums and universities, led by the famous Italian professor Antonio Sgamellotti, author of more than 350 technical publications on restoration techniques for artwork and artifacts;
  3. Contract with Artwork owners in Europe and Africa, with the first project contracted with owners of a potential Gainsbourg  – One of the greatest British artists of all time;
  4. Chaseart has partnerships with institutes around the world, to Certification of Authenticity for authorship or restoration of artwork;
  5. Experienced founders, successful in their previous activities, with international experience in the USA, Europe, Africa, and Asia and more than 15 years of involvement with the Art market.

 

 

The Company plans to achieve the following in the next 12-18 months:

 

  1. Launch the sale in fractions of the artworks that today are under a brokerage contract with ChaseArt: the artwork The Woodman; and the Chokwe African artworks collection;

  2. Develop your digital platform for the exhibition of artworks and negotiation;

  3. Capture new works of art to work with fractional sales, with a total sales volume of up to U$ 100,000,000;

  4. Grow your network of experts advisors;

  5. Establish commercial partnerships with renowned Art Galleries and traditional Auction Houses; and

  6. Evaluate the creation and launch of your first token on the blockchain backed by artwork.

 

Investing in Art


The goal of ChaseArt is to become the authority in "Treasure Hunting", chasing lost works of art and making them extremely valuable. The painting in the left, "The Woodman", to Be Confirmed a Thomas Gainsborough original - the famous 18th century British painter. It is currently in London being studied and restored by the world’s leading center for the study of the history and conservation of art and architecture. Once the conservation studies and interventions have been completed, the restored painting will be prone to be submitted to a subsequent step, e.g., the authentication studies, which will be carried out by independent scholars specialised in the artist. If the authorship is confirmed, it will be considered a masterpiece with a market value comparable to that of the great masters.. If authenticity is proven, the work will be worth millions and will mean great returns to ChaseArt and its investors.

 

 

THE PROBLEM

How to bring lost art work to the market

 

There are thousands of works of art lost in time which are even subject for films and documentaries. Who would not remember the movie The Monuments Men with George Clooney and Matt Damon? Well, this film based on a true story is a portrait of the economic potential of the world of masterpieces which at some point in the past left their regular course and today are buried treasures, not on islands or under the sea anymore, but under old furniture or forgotten under beds or offices.

These works of art due to various reasons lie outside the billion-dollar art market. Some were lost during wars, others due to forgetfulness, or even ignorance of its value.

Many owners have no idea about the value of these paintings and their authenticity or even origin. Sometimes these artworks need to be evaluated by experts and in some cases restored by technicians, which requires financial resources and much technical knowledge.

Indeed, artwork owners, especially those who own worn-out works of art, that is, artwork that for momentary circumstances have their value below market value, have a major problem, as they do not have the knowledge or the connections or the financial resources to be able to overcome the circumstances that penalize the value of the artwork and fail to achieve the maximization of the asset's value or even provide liquidity to them.

We are facing a billionaire potential of the market, which no company so far has been willing to present solutions until the arrival of Chaseart.

 

SOLUTION

Knowledge, technology, and fractionation of property

 

Knowledge, technology, and fractionation of property

Gathering a qualified network of experts and connoisseurs of the art market, we structured a business process to efficiently prospect and discover works of art that are stressed and have great potential for appreciation.

In order to make the appropriate treatment of worn-out artwork financially feasible and take them to the peak of market pricing, through our digital platform we offer the general public the possibility of acquiring fractions of these artworks so that they may, eventually, benefit from future gains.

When we identify a work of art that has great potential for appreciation, our group of specialists directs the best way for obtaining the authentication, restoration and appreciation of the artwork. Following this plan, we carry out the necessary tasks and start to manage the sale of the artwork as a Project, understanding the best time to obtain liquidity and appreciation and, in the process, selling fractions of its properties to risk investors who seek alternative assets for their portfolios.

Thus, through well-structured processes, dictated by the greatest specialists in the art market, we are able to draw up an efficient plan to overcome the circumstances that penalize the work of art, guiding it to obtaining its maximum value. With the appeal of our platform for acquisition of fractions and investment in works of art, we gather financial resources and provide liquidity to the owners.

 

 

The Company’s Products and/or Services

Product / Service

Description

Current Market

Digital platform for investment in fractional ownership of artwork.

Opportunity to invest in a fractional ownership of artworks. Individuals can purchase shares in various artworks.

Once they own one or more shares in a artwork, they can treat them like any other investment — holding, selling, or trading it depending on fluctuations in the value of the artwork.

Direct to consumer focused on investors looking for alternative investments in the artworks. 

Digital platform to offer works of art with great potential for appreciation.

Alternative sales channel: Liquidity channel for art owners (private collector, art dealer, gallery, museum)

Direct to consumer focused on art owners (private collector, art dealer, gallery, museum)


 

TRACTION

The treasure hunt

 

 

ChaseArt has already started its activities with a very important collection of artwork to work on and sell.

The first project is  "The Woodman", to Be Confirmed a Thomas Gainsborough original - the famous 18th century British painter. This work of art was considered lost until it was discovered by our Treasure Hunters, and is currently in the process of restauration with the respectable Institute, on London. If the authorship is attested, it will be considered a Masterpiece with a market value comparable to that of the great Masters.

Following our purpose, we were hired to work on and sell a collection of more than 200 art pieces from the Chokwe Culture, of African origin. The Chokwe culture has suffered political persecution for decades and much of its artistic expression has been destroyed. Currently, there is a reclaim for the value and conservation of the artworks of the Chokwe Culture, whose quality and artistic importance are unquestionable.

In addition, we have signed contract with representatives of owners of works of art in Europe, who seek the ChaseArt solution to maximize value and provide liquidity to their assets.

In our short period of activity, we have already managed to add internationally acknowledged specialists to our group, whose career and experience helped to shape the way in which today one seeks to authenticate the authenticity of an artwork or proceed to its restoration.

 

 

 

CLIENT

The convenience of digital

We meet the demands of the owners of stressed works of art, as they do not have the knowledge, the connections or the financial resources to be able to overcome the circumstances that penalize the value of the artwork and fail to achieve the maximization of the asset's value and to provide liquidity to them. These clients come from various countries, being part of an asset market of more than 1 trillion dollars, according to a report prepared by Deloitte on the art market.

On the other hand, we have the investors of alternative assets who are our clients that buy the fractions of ownership of works of art, this audience being composed of people with a greater tendency for risky investments, inserted in Generation X and Millennial Generation.

 

BUSINESS MODEL

Sales Share

Our business model is the intermediation of business on works of art, receiving a success-based fee of up to 20% (twenty percent) of the venal value of the artwork. 

 

 

MARKET

A billion dollar market

The estimated value of artwork in the hands of private owners is 1.7 trillion dollars, according to a Deloitte report, with annual market sales being of more than 60 billion dollars, according to a UBS/Art Basel report, between private sales and public auctions. 

Out of that amount of annual sales, online sales in the USA alone make up more than 2.7 billion dollars, in a market that grows each year and is driven by the massive adhesion of digital businesses.

 

 

COMPETITION

There is plenty of room to grow

The fractional sales market for the property of works of art has been gaining maturity and new competitors every day. In the USA, the Masterworks platform stands out, which is dedicated to the fractional sale of artwork considered "blue chips", that is, the most well-known and valued artworks on the market, but which already have their market pricing matured. There are also other platforms that are focused on the tokenization of artworks for the sale of their fractions, such as Maecenas and Portion, without yet showing traction and transaction volume, as well as not demonstrating the real potential of appreciation of the artworks sold. The main distinction of ChaseArt from the other platforms that exist in the market lies in the works of art that are negotiated, because, having ChaseArt in its essence the search for lost or depreciated works of art, that is, artwork that due to momentary circumstances of have their value below market value, only artworks that have a great potential for appreciation are negotiated. The ChaseArt model brings great potential of return, given the risk of alternative investment in works of art, distancing itself from the average returns normally offered by the market.

We compete against other platforms online that sell artwork in fraction for investment.Key competitors are those who use tokenization to split up works of art and sell their small pieces as investments, as well as those who split up through crowdfunding or issuing shares by a specific company. Examples: Masterworks (https://www.masterworks.io), Maecenas (https://www.maecenas.co), Malevich (https://malevich.io), Singulart (https://www.singulart.com), e Portion (https://portion.io).

 

VISION

Global recognition

Being the main digital platform for the fractional sale of stressed works of art, that is, artwork that, due to momentary circumstances, have their value below the market value, in the next 2 years. Consolidating itself as one of the main liquidity channels for artwork owners (private collectors, go-betweens, galleries and museums.) 



 

Use of Proceeds

 

USE OF PROCEEDS

We will adjust roles and tasks based on the net proceeds of the Offering. 

The following table lists the use of proceeds of the Offering if the Minimum Amount and Maximum Amount are raised.

Use of Proceeds

% of Minimum Proceeds Raised

Amount if Minimum Raised

% of Maximum Proceeds Raised

Amount if Maximum Raised

Intermediary Fees

5.00%

$1,250

5.00%

$53,500

Campaign marketing expenses or related reimbursement

20.00%

$5,000

0.93%

$10,000

Estimated Attorney Fees

20.00%

$5,000

0.47%

$5,000

General Marketing

20.00%

$5,000

9.35%

$100,000

Research and Development

3.00%

$750

0.23%

$2,500

Equipment Purchases

6.00%

$1,500

0.93%

$10,000

Accrued expenses of managers, officers, directors or employees

4.00%

$1,000

23.36%

$250,000

General Working Capital

22.00%

$5,500

12.99%

$139,000

Technology Development

0.00%

 

46.73%

$500,000

Total

100.00%

$25,000

100.00%

$1,070,000

 

The Use of Proceeds chart is not inclusive of fees paid for use of the Form C generation system, payments to financial and legal service providers, and escrow related fees, all of which were incurred in preparation of the campaign and are due in advance of the closing of the campaign. 

The Company does have discretion to alter the use of proceeds as set forth above. The Company may alter the use of proceeds under the following circumstances: The Company has discretion to alter the use of proceeds set forth above to adhere to the Company’s business plan and liquidity requirements. For example, economic conditions may alter the Company’s general marketing or general working capital requirements. 

 

Ownership Structure & Rights of Securities

CAPITALIZATION AND OWNERSHIP

The Company has issued the following outstanding Securities:

 

Type of security

LLC/Membership Interests

Amount outstanding

1,000

Voting Rights

Full voting rights, no limits.

Anti-Dilution Rights

ASSIGNMENT: If at any time a member proposes to sell, assign or otherwise dispose of all or any part of his interest in the company, such member shall first make a written offer to sell such interest to the other Members at a price determined by mutual agreement. If such other Members decline or fail to elect such interest within thirty (30) days, and if the sale or assignment is made and the members fail to approve this sale or assignment unanimously, then, pursuant to the applicable law, the purchaser or assignee shall have no right to participate in the management of the business and affairs of the Company. The purchaser or assignee shall only be entitled to receive the share of the profits or other compensation by way of income and the return of contributions to which that Member would otherwise be entitled.

How this Security may limit, dilute or qualify the Notes/Bonds issued pursuant to Regulation CF

Crowd Safe Units there is no voting rights and no limit or dilute this Security.

Percentage ownership of the Company by the holders of such Securities (assuming conversion prior to the Offering if convertible securities).

100.0%

 

 

Ownership

Below the beneficial owners of 10% percent or more of the Company’s outstanding voting equity securities, calculated on the basis of voting power, are listed along with the amount they own.
 

Name

Number and type/class of security held

Percentage ownership

Rodolfo Andrade Guerra

5,000.00

50,00%

José Rozinei da Silva

2,500.00

25,00%

José Nicomedes Moreira

1,500.00

15,00%

Marco Antônio Lage

1,000.00

10,00%

The Company has no debt.

Valuation

The Company has ascribed no pre-offering valuation to the Company; the securities are priced arbitrarily.

 

Ownership 

A majority of the Company is owned by a few people. Those people are Rodolfo Andrade Guerra, José Rozinei da Silva, José Nicomedes Moreira e Marco Antônio Lage.

Below the beneficial owners of 20% percent or more of the Company’s outstanding voting equity securities, calculated on the basis of voting power, are listed along with the amount they own.

Name

Percentage Owned Prior to Offering

Rodolfo Andrade Guerra

50.0%

José Rozinei da Silva

25.0%

 

THE OFFERING AND THE SECURITIES 

 

The Offering 

 

The Company is offering up to 1,070,000 of CROWD SAFE Units of SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) for up to $1,070,000.00. The Company is attempting to raise a minimum amount of $25,000.00 in this Offering (the "Minimum Amount"). The Company must receive commitments from investors in an amount totaling the Minimum Amount by January 29, 2021 (the "Offering Deadline") in order to receive any funds. If the sum of the investment commitments does not equal or exceed the Minimum Amount by the Offering Deadline, no Securities will be sold in the Offering, investment commitments will be cancelled and committed funds will be returned to potential investors without interest or deductions. The Company has the right to extend the Offering Deadline at its discretion. The Company will accept investments in excess of the Minimum Amount up to $1,070,000.00 (the "Maximum Amount") and the additional Securities will be allocated on a First-come, first-served basis.

 

The price of the Securities does not necessarily bear any relationship to the Company’s asset value, net worth, revenues or other established criteria of value, and should not be considered indicative of the actual value of the Securities.

 

In order to purchase the Securities you must make a commitment to purchase by completing the Subscription Agreement. Purchaser funds will be held in escrow with Prime Trust until the Minimum Amount of investments is reached. Purchasers may cancel an investment commitment until 48 hours prior to the Offering Deadline or the Closing, whichever comes first using the cancellation mechanism provided by the Intermediary. The Company will notify Purchasers when the Minimum Amount has been reached. If the Company reaches the Minimum Amount prior to the Offering Deadline, it may close the Offering at least five (5) days after reaching the Minimum Amount and providing notice to the Purchasers. If any material change (other than reaching the Minimum Amount) occurs related to the Offering prior to the Offering Deadline, the Company will provide notice to Purchasers and receive reconfirmations from Purchasers who have already made commitments. If a Purchaser does not reconfirm his or her investment commitment after a material change is made to the terms of the Offering, the Purchaser’s investment commitment will be cancelled and the committed funds will be returned without interest or deductions. If a Purchaser does not cancel an investment commitment before the Minimum Amount is reached, the funds will be released to the Company upon closing of the Offering and the Purchaser will receive the Securities in exchange for his or her investment. Any Purchaser funds received after the initial closing will be released to the Company upon a subsequent closing and the Purchaser will receive Securities via Electronic Certificate/PDF in exchange for his or her investment as soon as practicable thereafter. 

 

Subscription Agreements are not binding on the Company until accepted by the Company, which reserves the right to reject, in whole or in part, in its sole and absolute discretion, any subscription. If the Company rejects all or a portion of any subscription, the applicable prospective Purchaser’s funds will be returned without interest or deduction.

 

The price of the Securities was determined arbitrarily. The minimum amount that a Purchaser may invest in the Offering is $500.00.

 

The Offering is being made through Fundme.com, the Intermediary.  The following two fields below sets forth the compensation being paid in connection with the Offering.

 

Commission/Fees

 

5.0% of the amount raised

 

Stock, Warrants and Other Compensation

 

.

 

Transfer Agent and Registrar

 

The Company will act as transfer agent and registrar for the Securities.

 

The Securities 

 

We request that you please review our organizational documents and the Crowd Safe instrument in conjunction with the following summary information.

 

Not Currently Equity Interests

 

The Securities are not currently equity interests in the Company and can be thought of as the right to receive equity at some point in the future upon the occurrence of certain events.

 

Dividends

 

The Securities do not entitle the Investors to any dividends.

 

Conversion

 

Upon each future equity financing of greater than $15,000,000.00 (an "Equity Financing"), the Securities are convertible at the option of the Company, into CF Shadow Series Securities, which are securities identical to those issued in such future Equity Financing except 1) they do not have the right to vote on any matters except as required by law, 2) they must vote in accordance with the majority of the investors in such future Equity Financing with respect to any such required vote and 3) they are not entitled to any inspection or information rights (other than those contemplated by Regulation CF). The Company has no obligation to convert the Securities in any future financing.

 

Conversion Upon the First Equity Financing

 

If the Company elects to convert the Securities upon the first Equity Financing following the issuance of the Securities, the Investor will receive the number of CF Shadow Series securities equal to:

 

(a) the quotient obtained by dividing (x) the amount the Investor paid for the Securities (the "Purchase Amount") by (y) the lowest price per share of the Securities sold in such Equity Financing.

 

The applicable denominator that is used in "(y)" above shall be deemed the "First Financing Price" and may be used to establish the conversion price of the Securities at a later date, even if the Company does not choose to convert the Securities upon the first Equity Financing following the issuance of the Securities.

 

Conversion After the First Equity Financing

 

If the Company elects to convert the Securities upon an Equity Financing after the first Equity Financing following the issuance of the Securities, the Investor will receive the number of CF Shadow Series Securities equal to the quotient obtained by dividing (x) the Purchase Amount by (y) the First Financing Price.

 

Conversion Upon a Liquidity Event Prior to an Equity Financing

 

In the case of an initial public offering of the Company ("IPO") or Change of Control (see below) (either of these events, a "Liquidity Event") of the Company prior to any Equity Financing, the Investor will receive, at the option of the Investor, either (a) a cash payment equal to the Purchase Amount (subject to the following paragraph) or (b) a number of shares of common stock of the Company equal to the Purchase Amount divided by the quotient resulting from dividing (x) the Company’s current valuation immediately prior to the closing of the Liquidity Event by (y) the Fully Diluted Capitalization, which is the aggregate number of issued and outstanding shares of capital stock, assuming full conversion or exercise of all convertible and exercisable Securities then outstanding, including shares of convertible preferred stock and all outstanding vested or unvested options or warrants to purchase capital stock, but excluding (i) the issuance of all shares of capital stock reserved and available for future issuance under any of the Company’s existing equity inventive plans, (ii) convertible promissory notes issued by the Company, (iii) any Simple Agreements for Future Equity, including the Securities (collectively, "Safes"), and (iv) any equity Securities that are issuable upon conversion of any outstanding convertible promissory notes or Safes, immediately prior to the closing of the Liquidity Event.

 

In connection with a cash payment described in the preceding paragraph, the Purchase Amount will be due and payable by the Company to the Investor immediately prior to, or concurrent with, the consummation of the Liquidity Event. If there are not enough funds to pay the Investors and holders of other Safes (collectively, the "Cash-Out Investors") in full, then all of the Company’s available funds will be distributed with equal priority and pro rata among the Cash-Out Investors in proportion to their Purchase Amounts.

 

"Change of Control" as used above and throughout this section, means (i) a transaction or transactions in which any person or group becomes the beneficial owner of more than 50% of the outstanding voting Securities entitled to elect the Company’s board of directors, (ii) any reorganization, merger or consolidation of the Company, in which the outstanding voting security holders of the Company fail to retain at least a majority of such voting Securities following such transaction(s) or (iii) a sale, lease or other disposition of all or substantially all of the assets of the Company.

 

Conversion Upon a Liquidity Event Following an Equity Financing

 

In the case of a Liquidity Event following any Equity Financing, the Investor will receive, at the option of the Investor, either (i) a cash payment equal to the Purchase Amount (as described above) or (ii) a number of shares of the most recently issued preferred stock equal to the Purchase Amount divided by the First Financing Price. Shares of preferred stock granted in connection therewith shall have the same liquidation rights and preferences as the shares of preferred stock issued in connection with the Company’s most recent Equity Financing.

 

Dissolution

 

If there is a Dissolution Event (see below) before the Securities terminate, the Company will distribute, subject to the preferences applicable to any series of preferred stock then outstanding, all of its assets legally available for distribution with equal priority among the Investors, all holders of other Safes (on an as converted basis based on a valuation of common stock as determined in good faith by the Company’s board of directors at the time of the Dissolution Event) and all holders of common stock.

 

A "Dissolution Event" means (i) a voluntary termination of operations by the Company, (ii) a general assignment for the benefit of the Company’s creditors or (iii) any other liquidation, dissolution or winding up of the Company (excluding a Liquidity Event), whether voluntary or involuntary.

 

Termination

 

The Securities terminate upon (without relieving the Company of any obligations arising from a prior breach of or non-compliance with the Securities) upon the earlier to occur: (i) the issuance of shares in the CF Shadow Series to the Investor pursuant to the conversion provisions or (ii) the payment, or setting aside for payment, of amounts due to the Investor pursuant to a Liquidity Event or a Dissolution Event.

 

Voting and Control 

 

The Securities have no voting rights at present or when converted.

 

The Company does not have any voting agreements in place. 

 

The Company does not have any shareholder/equity holder agreements in place. 

 

Anti-Dilution Rights 

 

The Securities do not have anti-dilution rights, which means that future equity financings will dilute the ownership percentage that the Investor may eventually have in the Company.


 

Restrictions on Transfer 

 

Any Securities sold pursuant to Regulation CF being offered may not be transferred by any Investor of such Securities during the one-year holding period beginning when the Securities were issued, unless such Securities are transferred: 1) to the Company, 2) to an accredited investor, as defined by Rule 501(d) of Regulation D promulgated under the Securities Act, 3) as part of an IPO or 4) to a member of the family of the Investor or the equivalent, to a trust controlled by the Investor, to a trust created for the benefit of a member of the family of the Investor or the equivalent, or in connection with the death or divorce of the Investor or other similar circumstances. "Member of the family" as used herein means a child, stepchild, grandchild, parent, stepparent, grandparent, spouse or spousal equivalent, sibling, mother/father/daughter/son/sister/brother-in-law, and includes adoptive relationships. Remember that although you may legally be able to transfer the Securities, you may not be able to find another party willing to purchase them.

 

In addition to the foregoing restrictions, prior to making any transfer of the Securities or any Securities into which they are convertible, such transferring Investor must either make such transfer pursuant to an effective registration statement filed with the SEC or provide the Company with an opinion of counsel stating that a registration statement is not necessary to effect such transfer.

 

In addition, the Investor may not transfer the Securities or any Securities into which they are convertible to any of the Company’s competitors, as determined by the Company in good faith.

 

Furthermore, upon the event of an IPO, the capital stock into which the Securities are converted will be subject to a lock-up period and may not be sold for up to 180 days following such IPO.

 

Other Material Terms 

 

  • The Company does not have the right to repurchase the Securities.

  • The Securities do not have a stated return or liquidation preference.

  • The Company cannot determine if it currently has enough capital stock authorized to issue upon the conversion of the Securities, because the amount of capital stock to be issued is based on the occurrence of future events.

 

Anti-Dilution Rights The Securities do not have anti-dilution rights, which means that future equity financings will dilute the ownership percentage that the Investor may eventually have in the Company. 

 

TAX MATTERS 

 

EACH PROSPECTIVE INVESTOR SHOULD CONSULT WITH HIS OR HER OWN TAX AND ERISA ADVISOR AS TO THE PARTICULAR CONSEQUENCES TO THE INVESTOR OF THE PURCHASE, OWNERSHIP AND SALE OF THE INVESTOR’S SECURITIES, AS WELL AS POSSIBLE CHANGES IN THE TAX LAWS. 

TO INSURE COMPLIANCE WITH THE REQUIREMENTS IMPOSED BY THE INTERNAL REVENUE SERVICE, WE INFORM YOU THAT ANY TAX STATEMENT IN THIS FORM C CONCERNING UNITED STATES FEDERAL TAXES IS NOT INTENDED OR WRITTEN TO BE USED, AND CANNOT BE USED, BY ANY TAXPAYER FOR THE PURPOSE OF AVOIDING ANY TAX-RELATED PENALTIES UNDER THE UNITED STATES INTERNAL REVENUE CODE. ANY TAX STATEMENT HEREIN CONCERNING UNITED STATES FEDERAL TAXES WAS WRITTEN IN CONNECTION WITH THE MARKETING OR PROMOTION OF THE TRANSACTIONS OR MATTERS TO WHICH THE STATEMENT RELATES. EACH TAXPAYER SHOULD SEEK ADVICE BASED ON THE TAXPAYER’S PARTICULAR CIRCUMSTANCES FROM AN INDEPENDENT TAX ADVISOR.

Potential Investors who are not United States residents are urged to consult their tax advisors regarding the United States federal income tax implications of any investment in the Company, as well as the taxation of such investment by their country of residence. Furthermore, it should be anticipated that distributions from the Company to such foreign investors may be subject to UNITED STATES withholding tax.

EACH POTENTIAL INVESTOR SHOULD CONSULT HIS OR HER OWN TAX ADVISOR CONCERNING THE POSSIBLE IMPACT OF STATE TAXES.

 

 

Risks & Disclosures

RISK FACTORS 

 

Risks Related to the Company’s Business and Industry 

 

No market for the services we provide currently exists.

Although we have identified what we believe to be a need in the market for our services, there can be no assurance that demand or a market will develop or that we will be able to create a viable business. Our future financial performance will depend, at least in part, upon the introduction and market acceptance of our services. Potential customers may be unwilling to accept, utilize or recommend any of our proposed services. If we are unable to commercialize and market our proposed services when planned, we may not achieve any market acceptance or generate revenue.


 

To date, we have not generated revenue, do not foresee generating any revenue in the near future and therefore rely on external financing.

We are a startup Company and our business model currently focuses on find and restored stressed artworks to sell fractional ownerships rather than generating revenue. While we intend to generate revenue in the future, we cannot assure you when or if we will be able to do so.

 

We rely on external financing to fund our operations. We anticipate, based on our current proposed plans and assumptions relating to our operations (including the timetable of, and costs associated with, new product development) that, if the Minimum Amount is raised in this Offering, it will be sufficient to satisfy our contemplated cash requirements through approximately 6 months, assuming that we do not accelerate the development of other opportunities available to us, engage in an extraordinary transaction or otherwise face unexpected events, costs or contingencies, any of which could affect our cash requirements.

 

We expect capital outlays and operating expenditures to increase over the next several years as we expand our infrastructure, commercial operations, development activities and establish offices.

 

Our future funding requirements will depend on many factors, including but not limited to the following:

 

* The cost of expanding our operations;

 

* The financial terms and timing of any collaborations, licensing or other arrangements into which we may enter;

 

* The rate of progress and cost of development activities;

 

* The need to respond to technological changes and increased competition;

 

* The costs of filing, prosecuting, defending and enforcing any patent claims and other intellectual property rights;

 

* The cost and delays in product development that may result from changes in regulatory requirements applicable to our products;

 

* Sales and marketing efforts to bring these new product candidates to market;

 

* Unforeseen difficulties in establishing and maintaining an effective sales and distribution network; and

 

* Lack of demand for and market acceptance of our products and technologies.

 

We may have difficulty obtaining additional funding and we cannot assure you that additional capital will be available to us when needed, if at all, or if available, will be obtained on terms acceptable to us. If we raise additional funds by issuing additional debt securities, such debt instruments may provide for rights, preferences or privileges senior to the Securities. In addition, the terms of the debt securities issued could impose significant restrictions on our operations. If we raise additional funds through collaborations and licensing arrangements, we might be required to relinquish significant rights to our technologies or product candidates, or grant licenses on terms that are not favorable to us. If adequate funds are not available, we may have to delay, scale back, or eliminate some of our operations or our research development and commercialization activities. Under these circumstances, if the Company is unable to acquire additional capital or is required to raise it on terms that are less satisfactory than desired, it may have a material adverse effect on its financial condition.


 

We have no operating history upon which you can evaluate our performance, and accordingly, our prospects must be considered in light of the risks that any new company encounters.

We were incorporated under the laws of Florida on March 24, 2020. Accordingly, we have no history upon which an evaluation of our prospects and future performance can be made. Our proposed operations are subject to all business risks associated with a new enterprise. The likelihood of our creation of a viable business must be considered in light of the problems, expenses, difficulties, complications, and delays frequently encountered in connection with the inception of a business, operation in a competitive industry, and the continued development of advertising, promotions, and a corresponding client base. We anticipate that our operating expenses will increase for the near future. There can be no assurances that we will ever operate profitably. You should consider the Company’s business, operations and prospects in light of the risks, expenses and challenges faced as an early-stage company.


 

We may face potential difficulties in obtaining capital.

We may have difficulty raising needed capital in the future as a result of, among other factors, our lack of an approved product and revenues from sales, as well as the inherent business risks associated with our company and present and future market conditions. Our business currently does not generate any sales and future sources of revenue may not be sufficient to meet our future capital requirements. We will require additional funds to execute our business strategy and conduct our operations. If adequate funds are unavailable, we may be required to delay, reduce the scope of or eliminate one or more of our research, development or commercialization programs, product launches or marketing efforts, any of which may materially harm our business, financial condition and results of operations.


 

Our management team has limited experience in our industry and has not managed a business with similar risks and challenges specific to our business.

Members of our management team may make decisions detrimental to our business and/or be unable to successfully manage our operations. The ineffective management of our business will have a negative effect on our results of operations.


 

In order for the Company to compete and grow, it must attract, recruit, retain and develop the necessary personnel who have the needed experience.

Recruiting and retaining highly qualified personnel is critical to our success. These demands may require us to hire additional personnel and will require our existing management personnel to develop additional expertise. We face intense competition for personnel. The failure to attract and retain personnel or to develop such expertise could delay or halt the development and commercialization of our product candidates. If we experience difficulties in hiring and retaining personnel in key positions, we could suffer from delays in product development, loss of customers and sales and diversion of management resources, which could adversely affect operating results. Our consultants and advisors may be employed by third parties and may have commitments under consulting or advisory contracts with third parties that may limit their availability to us.


 

The development and commercialization of our services is highly competitive.

We face competition with respect to any products that we may seek to develop or commercialize in the future. Our competitors include major companies worldwide. Many of our competitors have significantly greater financial, technical and human resources than we have and superior expertise in research and development and marketing approved services and thus may be better equipped than us to develop and commercialize services. These competitors also compete with us 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, our competitors may commercialize products more rapidly or effectively than we are able to, which would adversely affect our competitive position, the likelihood that our services will achieve initial market acceptance and our ability to generate meaningful additional revenues from our products.


 

We depend on third-party service providers and outsource providers for a variety of services and we outsource a number of our non-core functions and operations.

In certain instances, we rely on single or limited service providers and outsourcing vendors around the world because the relationship is advantageous due to quality, price, or lack of alternative sources. If production or service was interrupted and we were not able to find alternate third-party providers, we could experience disruptions in manufacturing and operations including product shortages, higher freight costs and re-engineering costs. If outsourcing services are interrupted or not performed or the performance is poor, this could impact our ability to process, record and report transactions with our customers and other constituents. Such interruptions in the provision of supplies and/or services could result in our inability to meet customer demand, damage our reputation and customer relationships and adversely affect our business.


 

We depend on third party providers, suppliers and licensors to supply some of the hardware, software and operational support necessary to provide some of our services.

We obtain these materials from a limited number of vendors, some of which do not have a long operating history, or which may not be able to continue to supply the equipment and services we desire. Some of our hardware, software and operational support vendors represent our sole source of supply or have, either through contract or as a result of intellectual property rights, a position of some exclusivity. If demand exceeds these vendors’ capacity or if these vendors experience operating or financial difficulties or are otherwise unable to provide the equipment or services we need in a timely manner, at our specifications and at reasonable prices, our ability to provide some services might be materially adversely affected, or the need to procure or develop alternative sources of the affected materials or services might delay our ability to serve our customers. These events could materially and adversely affect our ability to retain and attract customers, and have a material negative impact on our operations, business, financial results and financial condition.


 

In general, demand for our products and services is highly correlated with general economic conditions.

A substantial portion of our revenue is derived from discretionary spending by individuals, which typically falls during times of economic instability. Declines in economic conditions in the U.S. or in other countries in which we operate may adversely impact our consolidated financial results. Because such declines in demand are difficult to predict, we or the industry may have increased excess capacity as a result. An increase in excess capacity may result in declines in prices for our products and services.


 

The use of individually identifiable data by our business, our business associates and third parties is regulated at the state, federal and international levels.

Costs associated with information security – such as investment in technology, the costs of compliance with consumer protection laws and costs resulting from consumer fraud – could cause our business and results of operations to suffer materially. Additionally, the success of our online operations depends upon the secure transmission of confidential information over public networks, including the use of cashless payments. The intentional or negligent actions of employees, business associates or third parties may undermine our security measures. As a result, unauthorized parties may obtain access to our data systems and misappropriate confidential data. There can be no assurance that advances in computer capabilities, new discoveries in the field of cryptography or other developments will prevent the compromise of our customer transaction processing capabilities and personal data. If any such compromise of our security or the security of information residing with our business associates or third parties were to occur, it could have a material adverse effect on our reputation, operating results and financial condition. Any compromise of our data security may materially increase the costs we incur to protect against such breaches and could subject us to additional legal risk.


 

Through our operations, we collect and store certain personal information that our customers provide to purchase products or services, enroll in promotional programs, register on our web site, or otherwise communicate and interact with us.

We may share information about such persons with vendors that assist with certain aspects of our business. Security could be compromised and confidential customer or business information misappropriated. Loss of customer or business information could disrupt our operations, damage our reputation, and expose us to claims from customers, financial institutions, payment card associations and other persons, any of which could have an adverse effect on our business, financial condition and results of operations. In addition, compliance with tougher privacy and information security laws and standards may result in significant expense due to increased investment in technology and the development of new operational processes.


 

We operate in virtually every part of the world and serve customers in several countries.

Our operations are subject to the effects of global competition and geopolitical risks. They are also affected by local economic environments, including inflation, recession, currency volatility and actual or anticipated default on sovereign debt. Political changes, some of which may be disruptive, can interfere with our supply chain, our customers and all of our activities in a particular location. While some of these global economic and political risks can be hedged using derivatives or other financial instruments and some are insurable, such attempts to mitigate these risks are costly and not always successful, and our ability to engage in such mitigation may decrease or become even more costly as a result of more volatile market conditions.


 

Our global operations are required to comply with the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and similar anti-bribery laws in other jurisdictions and with U.S. and foreign export control, trade embargo and customs laws.

If we fail to comply with them, we could suffer civil and criminal sanctions.


 

Our international operations could be affected by currency fluctuations, capital and exchange controls, expropriation and other restrictive government actions, changes in intellectual property legal protections and remedies, trade regulations and procedures and actions affecting approval, production, pricing, and marketing of, reimbursement for and access to our products, as well as by political unrest, unstable governments and legal systems and inter-governmental disputes.

Any of these changes could adversely affect our business. Many emerging markets have experienced growth rates in excess of the world’s largest markets, leading to an increased contribution to the industry’s global performance. There is no assurance that these countries will continue to sustain these growth rates. In addition, some emerging market countries may be particularly vulnerable to periods of financial instability or significant currency fluctuations or may have limited resources for healthcare spending, which can adversely affect our results.


 

We are required to comply with various import laws and export control and economic sanctions laws, which may affect our transactions with certain customers, business partners and other persons and dealings between our employees and subsidiaries.

In certain circumstances, export control and economic sanctions regulations may prohibit the export of certain products, services and technologies. In other circumstances, we may be required to obtain an export license before exporting the controlled item. Compliance with the various import laws that apply to our businesses can restrict our access to, and increase the cost of obtaining, certain products and at times can interrupt our supply of imported inventory.


 

The Company intends to use the proceeds from the Offering for unspecified working capital.

This means that the Company has ultimate discretion to use the proceeds as it sees fit and has chosen not to set forth any specific uses for you to evaluate. The net proceeds from this Offering will be used for the purposes, which our management deems to be in our best interests in order to address changed circumstances or opportunities. As a result of the foregoing, our success will be substantially dependent upon our discretion and judgment with respect to application and allocation of the net proceeds of this Offering. The Company may choose to use the proceeds in a manner that you do not agree with and you will have no recourse. A use of proceeds that does not further the Company’s business and goals could harm the Company and its operations and ultimately cause an Investor to lose all or a portion of his or her investment.


 

We are subject to income taxes as well as non-income based taxes, such as payroll, sales, use, value-added, net worth, property and goods and services taxes, in both the U.S. and various foreign jurisdictions.

Significant judgment is required in determining our provision for income taxes and other tax liabilities. In the ordinary course of our business, there are many transactions and calculations where the ultimate tax determination is uncertain. Although we believe that our tax estimates are reasonable: (i) there is no assurance that the final determination of tax audits or tax disputes will not be different from what is reflected in our income tax provisions, expense amounts for non-income based taxes and accruals and (ii) any material differences could have an adverse effect on our financial position and results of operations in the period or periods for which determination is made.


 

We are not subject to Sarbanes-Oxley regulations and lack the financial controls and safeguards required of public companies.

We do not have the internal infrastructure necessary, and are not required, to complete an attestation about our financial controls that would be required under Section 404 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002. There can be no assurance that there are no significant deficiencies or material weaknesses in the quality of our financial controls. We expect to incur additional expenses and diversion of management’s time if and when it becomes necessary to perform the system and process evaluation, testing and remediation required in order to comply with the management certification and auditor attestation requirements.


 

The Company has indicated that it has engaged in certain transactions with related persons.

Please see the section of this Memorandum entitled "Transactions with Related Persons and Conflicts of Interest" for further details.


 

The Company’s business operations may be materially adversely affected by a pandemic such as the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

In December 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus was reported to have surfaced in Wuhan, China, which spread throughout other parts of the world, including the United States. On January 30, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern.” On January 31, 2020, U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II declared a public health emergency for the United States to aid the U.S. healthcare community in responding to COVID-19, and on March 11, 2020 the World Health Organization characterized the outbreak as a “pandemic.” COVID-19 resulted in a widespread health crisis that adversely affected the economies and financial markets worldwide. The Company’s business could be materially and adversely affected. The extent to which COVID-19 impacts the Company’s business will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including new information which may emerge concerning the severity of COVID-19 and the actions to contain COVID-19 or treat its impact, among others. If the disruptions posed by COVID-19 or other matters of global concern continue for an extended period of time, the Company’s operations may be materially adversely affected.


 

We face risks related to health epidemics and other outbreaks, which could significantly disrupt the Company’s operations and could have a material adverse impact on us.

The outbreak of pandemics and epidemics could materially and adversely affect the Company’s business, financial condition, and results of operations. If a pandemic occurs in areas in which we have material operations or sales, the Company’s business activities originating from affected areas, including sales, materials, and supply chain related activities, could be adversely affected. Disruptive activities could include the temporary closure of facilities used in the Company’s supply chain processes, restrictions on the export or shipment of products necessary to run the Company’s business, business closures in impacted areas, and restrictions on the Company’s employees’ or consultants’ ability to travel and to meet with customers, vendors or other business relationships. The extent to which a pandemic or other health outbreak impacts the Company’s results will depend on future developments, which are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted, including new information which may emerge concerning the severity of a virus and the actions to contain it or treat its impact, among others. Pandemics can also result in social, economic, and labor instability which may adversely impact the Company’s business.

 

If the Company’s employees or employees of any of the Company’s vendors, suppliers or customers become ill or are quarantined and in either or both events are therefore unable to work, the Company’s operations could be subject to disruption. The extent to which a pandemic affects the Company’s results will depend on future developments that are highly uncertain and cannot be predicted.


 

We face risks relating to public health conditions such as the COVID-19 pandemic, which could adversely affect the Company’s customers, business, and results of operations.

Our business and prospects could be materially adversely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic or recurrences of that or any other such disease in the future. Material adverse effects from COVID-19 and similar occurrences could result in numerous known and currently unknown ways including from quarantines and lockdowns which impair the Company’s business including: marketing and sales efforts, supply chain, etc.. Quarantine interrupted works to restore works of art, including "The Woodman". The trips to look for lost and stressed works of art were interrupted. Investments were halted. If the Company purchases materials from suppliers in affected areas, the Company may not be able to procure such products in a timely manner. The effects of a pandemic can place travel restrictions on key personnel which could have a material impact on the business. In addition, a significant outbreak of contagious diseases in the human population could result in a widespread health crisis that could adversely affect the economies and financial markets of many countries, resulting in an economic downturn that could reduce the demand for the Company’s products and impair the Company’s business prospects including as a result of being unable to raise additional capital on acceptable terms to us, if at all.


 

The Securities do not accrue interest or otherwise compensate Investors for the period in which the Company uses proceeds from the Offering.

The Securities will accrue no interest and have no maturity date. Therefore, Investors will not be compensated for the time in which the Company uses the proceeds from the Offering before a possible Equity Financing or Liquidity Event that could result in the conversion of the Security, to the benefit of the Investor.


 

When forecasting the hypothetical value of their holdings in different liquidity event scenarios, Investors should consider the overall valuation of the Company in addition to their individual return.

Due to the nature of the discount rate of the Crowd Safe, when forecasting the hypothetical value of their holdings in different liquidity event scenarios, Investors should consider the overall valuation of the Company in addition to their individual return. In a liquidity event in which the value of an Investor’s stake is determined by the discount method (that being situations where applying the Valuation Cap results in a lower return for such Investor), the Investor’s individual return will be the same regardless of the Company’s valuation. As an example, a $1,000-dollar investment in Crowd Safe units of a hypothetical company with a discount of 20% and a valuation cap of $10 million would result in a $250 return upon a liquidity event in which the company is valued at either $5 million or $10 million. However, Investors should consider that an ownership stake in a higher-valued company is generally preferable to an ownership stake with the same absolute value in a lower-valued company. The higher-valued company will have been assessed by the market to be worth more and will have additional funding with which to pursue its goals and is therefore more likely to produce greater returns to the Investor over the longer term.


 

The United States tax rules applicable to an investment in the Securities and the underlying Bitcoins are uncertain and the tax consequences to an investor of an investment in the Securities could differ from the investor’s expectations.

The tax rules applicable to the Securities and the underlying Bitcoins held by the Company are complex, and no statutory, judicial, or administrative authority directly addresses the characterization of an investment in Bitcoins. The tax consequences to an Investor of the Securities could differ from the Investor’s expectations. Investor’s should consult their own tax advisors.


 

Regulatory changes or actions may alter the nature of an investment in the Securities or restrict the use of Bitcoins or the operation of the Bitcoin network in a manner that adversely affects an investment in the Securities.

Until recently, little or no regulatory attention has been directed toward Bitcoins and the Bitcoin network by U.S. federal and state governments, foreign governments and self-regulatory agencies. As Bitcoins have grown in popularity and in market size, the U.S. Congress and certain U.S. agencies (e.g., FinCEN and the Federal Bureau of Investigation) have begun to examine the operations of the Bitcoin network, Bitcoin users and the Bitcoin exchange market. Local state regulators such as the California Department of Financial Institutions and the New York State Department of Financial Services have also initiated examinations of Bitcoin. Additionally, a U.S. federal magistrate judge in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas has ruled that "Bitcoin is a currency or form of money," although there is no indication yet whether other courts or federal or state regulators will follow the federal magistrate’s opinion. There is a possibility of future regulatory change altering, perhaps to a material extent, the nature of an investment in the Securities or the ability of the Company to continue to operate. Currently, neither the SEC nor the CFTC has formally asserted regulatory authority over the Bitcoin network or Bitcoin trading and ownership. To the extent that Bitcoins are determined to be a security, commodity future or other regulated asset, or to the extent that a U.S. or foreign government or quasi-governmental agency exerts regulatory authority over the Bitcoin network or Bitcoin trading and ownership, trading or ownership in Bitcoins or the Securities may be adversely affected.


 

To the extent that future regulatory actions or policies limit the ability to exchange Bitcoins or utilize them for payments, the demand for Bitcoins will decrease.

New regulations may make it more difficult to acquire and/or use Bitcoins. Furthermore, regulatory actions may limit the ability of end-users to convert Bitcoins into fiat currency (e.g., U.S. Dollars) or use Bitcoins to pay for goods and services. Such regulatory actions or policies would negatively affect our business and decrease the value of the Securities.


 

Bitcoin currently faces an uncertain regulatory landscape in not only the United States but also in many foreign jurisdictions such as the European Union.

While the German Ministry of Finance has declared Bitcoin to be "Rechnungseinheiten" (a form of private money that is recognized as a unit of account, but not recognized in the same manner as fiat currency), most regulatory bodies have not yet issued official statements regarding intention to regulate or determinations on regulation of Bitcoin, Bitcoin users and the Bitcoin network. Conversely, regulatory bodies in some countries such as Canada and India have declined to exercise regulatory authority when afforded the opportunity. Various foreign jurisdictions may, in the near future, adopt laws, regulations or directives that affect the Bitcoin network and its users, particularly Bitcoin exchanges and service providers that fall within such jurisdictions’ regulatory scope. Such laws, regulations or directives may conflict with those of the United States and may negatively impact the acceptance of Bitcoins by users, merchants and service providers outside of the United States and may therefore impede the growth of the Bitcoin economy. We are not able to predict the effect of any future regulatory change on the Company or Bitcoins, but such change could be substantial and adverse to the Company or the value of the Shares.


 

It may be illegal now, or in the future, to acquire, own, hold, sell or use Bitcoins in one or more countries.

Although currently Bitcoins are not regulated or are lightly regulated in most countries, including the United States, one or more countries may take regulatory actions in the future that severely restricts the right to acquire, own, hold, sell or use Bitcoins or to exchange Bitcoins for fiat currency. Such an action may also result in the restriction of ownership, holding or trading in the Securities. Such a restriction could result in the termination and liquidation of the Company at a time that is disadvantageous to Investor, or may adversely affect an investment in the Company.


 

The Company may be deemed a "money transmitter."

To the extent that the activities of the Company cause it to be deemed a "money transmitter" under the regulations promulgated by FinCEN under the authority of the U.S. Bank Secrecy Act, the Company may be required to comply with FinCEN regulations, including those that would mandate the Company to implement anti-money laundering programs, make certain reports to FinCEN and maintain certain records. Such additional regulatory obligations may cause the Company to incur extraordinary expenses, possibly affecting an investment in the Securities in a material and adverse manner. Additionally, certain states including California, Idaho and New York require Bitcoin businesses to register on the state level as money transmitters.


 

Current and future legislation, CFTC and SEC rulemaking and other regulatory developments may impact the manner in which Bitcoins are treated for classification and clearing purposes.

In particular, Bitcoins may not be excluded from the definition of "commodity future" or "security" by such future CFTC and SEC rulemaking, respectively. As of the date of this Memorandum, the Company is not aware of any rules that have been proposed to regulate Bitcoins as commodity futures or securities. The Company cannot be certain as to how future regulatory developments will impact the treatment of Bitcoins under the law. Such additional registrations may result in extraordinary expenses of the Company thereby materially and adversely impacting the Securities.


 

We operate in a highly regulated environment, and if we are found to be in violation of any of the federal, state, or local laws or regulations applicable to us, our business could suffer.

We are also subject to a wide range of federal, state, and local laws and regulations, such as local licensing requirements, and retail financing, debt collection, consumer protection, environmental, health and safety, creditor, wage-hour, anti-discrimination, whistleblower and other employment practices laws and regulations and we expect these costs to increase going forward. The violation of these or future requirements or laws and regulations could result in administrative, civil, or criminal sanctions against us, which may include fines, a cease and desist order against the subject operations or even revocation or suspension of our license to operate the subject business. As a result, we have incurred and will continue to incur capital and operating expenditures and other costs to comply with these requirements and laws and regulations.


 

The collection, processing, storage, use and disclosure of personal data could give rise to liabilities as a result of governmental regulation, conflicting legal requirements or differing views of personal privacy rights.

We receive, collect, process, transmit, store and use a large volume of personally identifiable information and other sensitive data from customers and potential customers. There are federal, state and foreign laws regarding privacy, recording telephone calls and the storing, sharing, use, disclosure and protection of personally identifiable information and sensitive data. Specifically, personally identifiable information is increasingly subject to legislation and regulations to protect the privacy of personal information that is collected, processed and transmitted. Any violations of these laws and regulations may require us to change our business practices or operational structure, address legal claims and sustain monetary penalties and/or other harms to our business.

 

The regulatory framework for privacy issues in the United States and internationally is constantly evolving and is likely to remain uncertain for the foreseeable future. The interpretation and application of such laws is often uncertain, and such laws may be interpreted and applied in a manner inconsistent with our current policies and practices or require changes to the features of our platform. If either we or our third party service providers are unable to address any privacy concerns, even if unfounded, or to comply with applicable laws and regulations, it could result in additional costs and liability, damage our reputation and harm our business.


 

Negative public opinion could damage our reputation and adversely affect our business.

Reputation risk, or the risk to our business from negative public opinion, is inherent in our business. Negative public opinion can result from our actual or alleged conduct in any number of activities, including [lending and debt collection practices, corporate governance, and actions taken by government regulators and community organizations in response to those activities]. Negative public opinion can also result from media coverage, whether accurate or not. Negative public opinion can adversely affect our ability to attract and retain customers and employees and can expose us to litigation and regulatory action.


 

Our business and operating results may be impacted by adverse economic conditions.

General economic factors and conditions in the United States or worldwide, including the general interest rate environment, unemployment rates and residential home values, may affect borrower willingness to seek loans and investor ability and desire to invest in loans. For example, during the 2008 financial crisis, banks severely constrained lending activities, which caused a decline in loan issuances. A similar crisis could negatively impact the willingness of investors and borrowers to participate on our marketplace. Although the U.S. and global economies have shown improvement, the recovery remains modest and uncertain. If present U.S. and global economic uncertainties persist, many of our investors may delay or reduce their investment in the loans facilitated through our marketplace. Adverse economic conditions could also reduce the number of individuals seeking to invest in loans facilitated on our marketplace, reduce the number of qualified borrowers seeking loans on our marketplace and result in borrowers being unable to make payments. Should any of these situations occur, our revenue and transactions on our marketplace would decline and our business would be negatively impacted.


 

Our regulatory compliance programs and other enterprise risk management efforts cannot eliminate all systemic risk.

We have devoted significant time and energy to develop our enterprise risk management program, including substantially expanded regulatory compliance policies and procedures. We expect to continue to do so in the future. The goal of enterprise risk management is not to eliminate all risk, but rather to identify, assess and rank risk. The goal of regulatory compliance policies is to have formal written procedures in place that are intended to reduce the risk of inadvertent regulatory violations. Nonetheless, our efforts to identify, monitor and manage risks may not be fully effective. Many of our methods of managing risk and exposures depend upon the implementation of federal and state regulations and other policies or procedures affecting our customers or employees. Management of operational, legal and regulatory risks requires, among other things, policies and procedures, and these policies and procedures may not be fully effective in managing these risks.

 

While many of the risks that we monitor and manage are described in this Risk Factors section of this Memorandum, our business operations could also be affected by additional factors that are not presently described in this section or known to us or that we currently consider immaterial to our operations.


 

Our operating results may fluctuate due to factors that are difficult to forecast and not within our control.

Our past operating results may not be accurate indicators of future performance, and you should not rely on such results to predict our future performance. Our operating results have fluctuated significantly in the past, and could fluctuate in the future. Factors that may contribute to fluctuations include:

 

* changes in aggregate capital spending, cyclicality and other economic conditions, or domestic and international demand in the industries we serve;

 

* our ability to effectively manage our working capital;

 

* our ability to satisfy consumer demands in a timely and cost-effective manner;

 

* pricing and availability of labor and materials;

 

* our inability to adjust certain fixed costs and expenses for changes in demand;

 

* shifts in geographic concentration of customers, supplies and labor pools; and

 

* seasonal fluctuations in demand and our revenue.


 

Our ability to sell our products and services is dependent on the quality of our technical support services, and our failure to offer high quality technical support services would have a material adverse effect on our sales and results of operations.

Once our products are deployed within our end-customers’ operations, end-customers depend on our technical support services to resolve any issues relating to these products. If we do not effectively assist our customers in deploying these products, succeed in helping our customers quickly resolve post-deployment issues, and provide effective ongoing support, our ability to sell additional products and services to existing customers would be adversely affected and our reputation with potential customers could be damaged. As a result, our failure to maintain high quality support services would have an adverse effect on our business and results of operations.


 

We rely on agreements with third parties to provide certain services, goods, technology, and intellectual property rights necessary to enable us to implement some of our applications.

Our ability to implement and provide our applications and services to our clients depends, in part, on services, goods, technology, and intellectual property rights owned or controlled by third parties. These third parties may become unable to or refuse to continue to provide these services, goods, technology, or intellectual property rights on commercially reasonable terms consistent with our business practices, or otherwise discontinue a service important for us to continue to operate our applications. If we fail to replace these services, goods, technologies, or intellectual property rights in a timely manner or on commercially reasonable terms, our operating results and financial condition could be harmed. In addition, we exercise limited control over our third-party vendors, which increases our vulnerability to problems with technology and services those vendors provide. If the services, technology, or intellectual property of third parties were to fail to perform as expected, it could subject us to potential liability, adversely affect our renewal rates, and have an adverse effect on our financial condition and results of operations.

 

Our business could be negatively impacted by cyber security threats, attacks and other disruptions.

Like others in our industry, we continue to face advanced and persistent attacks on our information infrastructure where we manage and store various proprietary information and sensitive/confidential data relating to our operations. These attacks may include sophisticated malware (viruses, worms, and other malicious software programs) and phishing emails that attack our products or otherwise exploit any security vulnerabilities. These intrusions sometimes may be zero-day malware that are difficult to identify because they are not included in the signature set of commercially available antivirus scanning programs. Experienced computer programmers and hackers may be able to penetrate our network security and misappropriate or compromise our confidential information or that of our customers or other third-parties, create system disruptions, or cause shutdowns. Additionally, sophisticated software and applications that we produce or procure from third-parties may contain defects in design or manufacture, including "bugs" and other problems that could unexpectedly interfere with the operation of the information infrastructure. A disruption, infiltration or failure of our information infrastructure systems or any of our data centers as a result of software or hardware malfunctions, computer viruses, cyber attacks, employee theft or misuse, power disruptions, natural disasters or accidents could cause breaches of data security, loss of critical data and performance delays, which in turn could adversely affect our business.


 

If we do not respond to technological changes or upgrade our websites and technology systems, our growth prospects and results of operations could be adversely affected.

To remain competitive, we must continue to enhance and improve the functionality and features of our websites and technology infrastructure. As a result, we will need to continue to improve and expand our hosting and network infrastructure and related software capabilities. These improvements may require greater levels of spending than we have experienced in the past. Without such improvements, our operations might suffer from unanticipated system disruptions, slow application performance or unreliable service levels, any of which could negatively affect our reputation and ability to attract and retain customers and contributors. Furthermore, in order to continue to attract and retain new customers, we are likely to incur expenses in connection with continuously updating and improving our user interface and experience. We may face significant delays in introducing new services, products and enhancements. If competitors introduce new products and services using new technologies or if new industry standards and practices emerge, our existing websites and our proprietary technology and systems may become obsolete or less competitive, and our business may be harmed. In addition, the expansion and improvement of our systems and infrastructure may require us to commit substantial financial, operational and technical resources, with no assurance that our business will improve.


 

We have a limited operating history upon which you can evaluate our performance, and accordingly, our prospects must be considered in light of the risks that any new company encounters.

The Company is still in an early phase and is just beginning to implement its business plan. There can be no assurance that it will ever operate profitably. The likelihood of its success should be considered in light of the problems, expenses, difficulties, complications and delays usually encountered by companies in their early stages of development. The Company may not be successful in attaining the objectives necessary for it to overcome these risks and uncertainties.


 

Failure to declare the authenticity of an artwork or failure to value a stressed artwork.

‍The Company searches the market for stressed artworks, which have a problem that negatively impacts their valuation. This stressful condition, be it legal, financial, authenticity, deterioration, whatever it may be, can directly affect the company’s results. The company may not be able to solve the problem of the stressed artwork. The artwork may not achieve any appreciation, sometimes even losing value.


 

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 the Company’s near and long-term goals, the Company may need to procure funds in addition to the amount raised in the Offering. There is no guarantee the Company will be able to raise such funds on acceptable terms or at all. If we are not able to raise sufficient capital in the future, we may not be able to execute our business plan, our continued operations will be in jeopardy and we may be forced to cease operations and sell or otherwise transfer all or substantially all of our remaining assets, which could cause a Purchaser to lose all or a portion of his or her investment.


 

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature.

You should not rely on the fact that our Statement is accessible through the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR filing system as an approval, endorsement or guarantee of compliance as it related to this Offering.


 

Neither the Offering nor the Securities have been registered under federal or state securities laws, leading to an absence of certain regulation applicable to the Company.

No governmental agency has reviewed or passed upon this Offering, the Company or any Securities of the Company.

 

The Company also has relied on exemptions from securities registration requirements under applicable state securities laws. Investors in the Company, therefore, will not receive any of the benefits that such registration would otherwise provide. Prospective Investors must therefore assess the adequacy of disclosure and the fairness of the terms of this Offering on their own or in conjunction with their personal advisors.

 

Compliance with the criteria for securing exemptions under federal securities laws and the securities laws of the various states is extremely complex, especially in respect of those exemptions affording flexibility and the elimination of trading restrictions in respect of securities received in exempt transactions and subsequently disposed of without registration under the Securities Act or state securities laws.


 

The Company has the right to extend the Offering deadline. The Company has the right to end the Offering early.

The Company may extend the Offering deadline beyond what is currently stated herein. This means that your investment may continue to be held in escrow while the Company attempts to raise the Target Offering Amount even after the Offering deadline stated herein is reached. While you have the right to cancel your investment in the event the Company extends the Offering, if you choose to reconfirm your investment, your investment will not be accruing interest during this time and will simply be held until such time as the new Offering deadline is reached without the Company receiving the Target Offering Amount, at which time it will be returned to you without interest or deduction, or the Company receives the Target Offering Amount, at which time it will be released to the Company to be used as set forth herein. Upon or shortly after release of such funds to the Company, the Securities will be issued and distributed to you. The Company may also end the Offering early; if the Offering reaches its target Offering amount after 21-calendary days but before the deadline, the Company can end the Offering with 5 business days’ notice. This means your failure to participate in the Offering in a timely manner, may prevent you from being able to participate – it also means the Company may limit the amount of capital it can raise during the Offering by ending it early.


 

The Company has the right to conduct multiple closings during the Offering.

If the Company meets certain terms and conditions an intermediate close of the Offering can occur, which will allow the Company to draw down on half of the proceeds of the offering committed and captured during the relevant period. The Company may choose to continue the Offering thereafter. Investors should be mindful that this means they can make multiple investment commitments in the offering, which may be subject to different cancellation rights. For example, if an intermediate close occurs and later a material change occurs as the Offering continues, Investors previously closed upon will not have the right to re-confirm their investment as it will be deemed completed.


 

Risks Related to the Securities 

 

The CROWD SAFE Units of SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) will not be freely tradable until one year from the initial purchase date. Although the CROWD SAFE Units of SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) may be tradable under federal securities law, state securities regulations may apply and each Purchaser should consult with his or her attorney.

You should be aware of the long-term nature of this investment.  There is not now and likely will not be a public market for the CROWD SAFE Units of SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity).  Because the CROWD SAFE Units of SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) have not been registered under the Securities Act or under the securities laws of any state or non-United States jurisdiction, the CROWD SAFE Units of SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) have transfer restrictions and cannot be resold in the United States except pursuant to Rule 501 of Regulation CF.  It is not currently contemplated that registration under the Securities Act or other securities laws will be effected. Limitations on the transfer of the CROWD SAFE Units of SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) may also adversely affect the price that you might be able to obtain for the CROWD SAFE Units of SAFE (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) in a private sale. Purchasers should be aware of the long-term nature of their investment in the Company.  Each Purchaser in this Offering will be required to represent that it is purchasing the Securities for its own account, for investment purposes and not with a view to resale or distribution thereof.

 

Neither the Offering nor the Securities have been registered under federal or state securities laws, leading to an absence of certain regulation applicable to the Company.

No governmental agency has reviewed or passed upon this Offering, the Company or any Securities of the Company. The Company also has relied on exemptions from securities registration requirements under applicable state securities laws. Investors in the Company, therefore, will not receive any of the benefits that such registration would otherwise provide. Prospective investors must therefore assess the adequacy of disclosure and the fairness of the terms of this Offering on their own or in conjunction with their personal advisors.

 

No Guarantee of Return on Investment 

There is no assurance that a Purchaser will realize a return on its investment or that it will not lose its entire investment. For this reason, each Purchaser should read the Form C and all Exhibits carefully and should consult with its own attorney and business advisor prior to making any investment decision.

 

A portion of the proceeds from the Offering will be used to pay the accrued and unpaid expenses of CEO, COO and others Directors that will be hired.

These proceeds will not be available for the ongoing operations of the Company but will instead be paid to these insiders as repayment for expenses incurred prior to the Offering and owed to them by the Company.

 

A majority of the Company is owned by a small number of owners.

Prior to the Offering the Company’s current owners of 20% or more beneficially own up to 75.0% of the Company. Subject to any fiduciary duties owed to our other owners or investors under Florida law, these owners may be able to exercise significant influence over matters requiring owner approval, including the election of  directors or managers and approval of significant Company transactions, and will have significant control over the Company’s management and policies. Some of these persons may have interests that are different from yours. For example, these owners may support proposals and actions with which you may disagree. The concentration of ownership could delay or prevent a change in control of the Company or otherwise discourage a potential acquirer from attempting to obtain control of the Company, which in turn could reduce the price potential investors are willing to pay for the Company. In addition, these owners could use their voting influence to maintain the Company’s existing management, delay or prevent changes in control of the Company, or support or reject other management and board proposals that are subject to owner approval.

 

The Company has the right to extend the Offering deadline.

The Company may extend the Offering deadline beyond what is currently stated herein. This means that your investment may continue to be held in escrow while the Company attempts to raise the Minimum Amount even after the Offering deadline stated herein is reached. Your investment will not be accruing interest during this time and will simply be held until such time as the new Offering deadline is reached without the Company receiving the Minimum Amount, at which time it will be returned to you without interest or deduction, or the Company receives the Minimum Amount, at which time it will be released to the Company to be used as set forth herein. Upon or shortly after release of such funds to the Company, the Securities will be issued and distributed to you.

 

There is no present market for the Securities and we have arbitrarily set the price.

We have arbitrarily set the price of the Securities with reference to the general status of the securities market and other relevant factors. The Offering price for the Securities should not be considered an indication of the actual value of the Securities and is not based on our net worth or prior earnings. We cannot assure you that the Securities could be resold by you at the Offering price or at any other price.

 

Purchasers will not become equity holders until the Company decides to convert the Securities into CF Shadow Securities or until an IPO or sale of the Company.

Purchasers will not have an ownership claim to the Company or to any of its assets or revenues for an indefinite amount of time, and depending on when and how the Securities are converted, the Purchasers may never become equity holders of the Company. Purchasers will not become equity holders of the Company unless the Company receives a future round of financing great enough to trigger a conversion and the Company elects to convert the Securities. The Company is under no obligation to convert the Securities into CF Shadow Securities (the type of equity Securities Purchasers are entitled to receive upon such conversion). In certain instances, such as a sale of the Company, an IPO or a dissolution or bankruptcy, the Purchasers may only have a right to receive cash, to the extent available, rather than equity in the Company.

 

Purchasers will not have voting rights, even upon conversion of the Securities into CF Shadow Securities.

Purchasers will not have the right to vote upon matters of the Company even if and when their Securities are converted into CF Shadow Securities. Upon such conversion, CF Shadow Securities will have no voting rights and even in circumstances where a statutory right to vote is provided by state law, the CF Shadow Security holders are required to vote with the majority of the security holders in the new round of equity financing upon which the Securities were converted. For example, if the Securities are converted upon a round offering Series B Preferred Shares, the Series B-CF Shadow Security holders will be required to vote the same way as a majority of the Series B Preferred Shareholders vote. Thus, Purchasers will never be able to freely vote upon any director or other matters of the Company.

 

Purchasers will not be entitled to any inspection or information rights other than those required by Regulation CF.

Purchasers will not have the right to inspect the books and records of the Company or to receive financial or other information from the Company, other than as required by Regulation CF. Other security holders may have such rights. Regulation CF requires only the provision of an annual report on Form C and no additional information. This lack of information could put Purchasers at a disadvantage in general and with respect to other security holders.

 

In a dissolution or bankruptcy of the Company, Purchasers will be treated the same as common equity holders.

In a dissolution or bankruptcy of the Company, Purchasers of Securities which have not been converted will be entitled to distributions as if they were common stock holders. This means that such Purchasers will be at the lowest level of priority and will only receive distributions once all creditors as well as holders of more senior securities, including any preferred stock holders, have been paid in full. If the Securities have been converted into CF Shadow Securities, the Purchasers will have the same rights and preferences (other than the ability to vote) as the holders of the Securities issued in the equity financing upon which the Securities were converted.

 

Purchasers will be unable to declare the Security in "default" and demand repayment.

Unlike convertible notes and some other securities, the Securities do not have any "default" provisions upon which the Purchasers will be able to demand repayment of their investment. The Company has ultimate discretion as to whether or not to convert the Securities upon a future equity financing and Purchasers have no right to demand such conversion. Only in limited circumstances, such as a liquidity event, may the Purchasers demand payment and even then, such payments will be limited to the amount of cash available to the Company.

 

The Company may never elect to convert the Securities or undergo a liquidity event.

The Company may never receive a future equity financing or elect to convert the Securities upon such future financing. In addition, the Company may never undergo a liquidity event such as a sale of the Company or an IPO. If neither the conversion of the Securities nor a liquidity event occurs, the Purchasers could be left holding the Securities in perpetuity. The Securities have numerous transfer restrictions and will likely be highly illiquid, with no secondary market on which to sell them. The Securities are not equity interests, have no ownership rights, have no rights to the Company’s assets or profits and have no voting rights or ability to direct the Company or its actions.

 

The Securities do not have a valuation cap.

The Securities do not have a valuation cap to minimize the dilution of the shares into which the Securities are converted upon a future equity financing.  Convertible securities often feature a ceiling or limit, referred to as a "valuation cap," which sets a maximum company valuation for the purposes of calculating the number of shares into which such securities are converted.   This benefits the holders of such convertible securities by establishing a minimum number of shares into which the convertible securities will convert, thereby limiting the extent to which the holders’ ownership percentages are diluted. The Securities do not have such ceiling or limit; thus each Purchaser’s ownership of the Company will be determined based on the valuation of the Company established by the future equity financing.

 

The Securities do not have a discount rate.

The Securities do not have a discount rate, which would be applied to the conversion price of the Securities based on the price of a future equity financing. Convertible securities often provide a discount rate, which is applied to the price of the future financing to determine the conversion price. For instance, if the future equity financing were priced at $10 per share, convertible securities that incorporated a discount rate might be convertible at $8 per share. Such discount rate benefits the convertible security holders, who receive more securities from the conversion than the purchase price of their convertible securities would suggest. The Securities do not have a discount rate and thus, will be convertible at the price established by the future equity financing regardless of the price of such future securities or the future valuation of the Company.


 

In addition to the risks listed above, businesses are often subject to risks not foreseen or fully appreciated by the management. It is not possible to foresee all risks that may affect us. Moreover, the Company cannot predict whether the Company will successfully effectuate the Company’s current business plan. Each prospective Purchaser is encouraged to carefully analyze the risks and merits of an investment in the Securities and should take into consideration when making such analysis, among other, the Risk Factors discussed above.

 

THE SECURITIES OFFERED INVOLVE A HIGH DEGREE OF RISK AND MAY RESULT IN THE LOSS OF YOUR ENTIRE INVESTMENT. ANY PERSON CONSIDERING THE PURCHASE OF THESE SECURITIES SHOULD BE AWARE OF THESE AND OTHER FACTORS SET FORTH IN THIS FORM C AND SHOULD CONSULT WITH HIS OR HER LEGAL, TAX AND FINANCIAL ADVISORS PRIOR TO MAKING AN INVESTMENT IN THE SECURITIES. THE SECURITIES SHOULD ONLY BE PURCHASED BY PERSONS WHO CAN AFFORD TO LOSE ALL OF THEIR INVESTMENT.

 

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Meet the ChaseArt team

Chief Executive Officer
José Nicomedes Moreira

Mr. Moreira has always been passionate about works of art, having acquired some pieces over the years. Three years ago decided to participate professionally in the Art market and started to invest in stressed works of art, culminating in with the foundation of ChaseArt, in which he exercises the role of CEO. His natural leadership and choice by the other business partners to be ChaseArt's CEO comes from his long career as a civil construction executive.

Chief Marketing Officer
Marco Antônio Lage

Brazilian, graduated in Journalism, Publicity and Advertising, he was VP of Casa Fiat de Cultura, in Brazil, where he conceived and fulfilled a Gallery that received Marc Chagall, Rodin, Caravaggio and many other famous artists, as well as sponsoring several exhibitions, museums, festivals, plays, concerts, shows, and films.

Chief Legal Officer
José Rozinei da Silva

Experienced Lawyer focused as investor with a diversified investment portfolio (Fintech, Real Estate, Insurtech, Blockchain Platforms, Sports Platform, wine and arts) with a demonstrated history of working in the investment management industry. Previously was director in Deloitte Consulting and Leading tax consulting in Ernst Young. Actually based in Manhattan-NY, he leads investments in USA and around the world such as Argentina, Portugal, Italy and French as well.

Chief Commercial Officer
Rodolfo Andrade Guerra

Brazilian, resident in Portugal for 3 years, dedicates himself to the art market for over 10 years, having received in 2019 an Innovation award from the "Institut du Monde Lusophone" in Paris, for his dedication to the European art market, especially for the work developed at Galeria de Arte Primner, of which he was a partner and was considered one of the top 10 galleries in Portugal by spontaneous media and held 7 exhibitions in a period of 2 years.

KPIs

Considering ChaseArt's business model, its relevant economic indicator is: (i) the number of artworks it has to explore commercially; (ii) the potential market value of the artworks that it owns.

 

 

Currently, ChaseArt has in its collection the right to commercially explore 2 artworks, which add up to a potential market value of US$300,000,000.00.

 

Press Mentions

(Portuguese only) Caçadores de tesouros querem democratizar negócio da arte

A ChaseArt propõe-se a descobrir obras de arte com potencial de valorização e a comercializá-las por parcelas, como uma empresa cotada em bolsa. O portefólio inicial da ChaseArt inclui ainda máscaras artesanais do povo Chokwe, presente em Angola. A startup sediada em Nova Iorque quer promovê-las dentro de um objetivo alargado de valorização da cultura africana, cujo interesse nos Estados Unidos da América, dizem os fundadores da empresa, tem vindo a crescer em sintonia com o movimento Black Lives Matter.

https://visao.sapo.pt/atualidade/2020-08-14-cacadores-de-tesouros-querem-democratizar-negocio-da-arte/

 

 

 

Advisors

Antônio Sgamellotti

Emeritus Professor of Inorganic Chemistry of the University of Perugia. Member of the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei. Honorary Academician of the Academy of Drawing Arts in Florence. Honorary Doctor of the Universidad National de San Martín, UNSAM, Buenos Aires. Member of the "Villa Farnesina" lynch commission. Co-founder and Honorary President of the Perugia Center of Excellence SMAArt "Scientific Methodologies Applied to Archeology and Art". Co-founder of the "Mobile Laboratory", MOLAB, for non-invasive investigations in situ on artistic artefacts. Author of over 400 scientific publications, in international peer-reviewed journals, concerning: (1) advanced calculations in chemistry, (2) investigations on the electronic and structural properties of molecules and inorganic materials, (3) studies on spectroscopic properties and on chemical-physical characterization of archaeological and historical-artistic objects. Co-editor of the special issue of "Accounts of Chemical Research on Advanced Techniques in Art Conservation" published by "American Chemical Society (2010). Co-editor of the book "Science and Art. The painted surface" published by "Royal Chemical Society" (2014). Co-editor of the book "Science and Art. The contemporary painted surface" published by "Royal Society of Chemistry" (2019).

 

Alberto de Tagle

Dr. Tagle is an exceptional Cuban born and educated conservation scientist who directed research in cultural heritage studies and preservation at the National Centre for Conservation, Restoration, and Museology (CENCREM), Havana, Cuba and lectured as associate professor on colonial architectural decorative paintings at the University of Havana. Dr. Tagle was Head of Research at the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage in Amsterdam and since 2007 he has taught advanced conservation science at the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania. Previously he was Director of the Scientific Program and then Chief Scientist at the Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles. Before that, he was head of the analytical laboratories at the Winterthur Museum and Gardens in Delaware.  Dr. Tagle is visiting Miami returning from the Maya region in Mesoamerica where he works with the Harvard Team preserving Maya sculpture.

 

Brunetto Giovanni Brunetti

Dr. Brunetti is an Italian chemist professor of inorganic chemistry at the University of Perugia, member of the Interuniversity Consortium for Materials Science and Technology (INSTM) and associated with the Institute of Molecular Sciences and Technologies (ISTM). From 2009 to 2014 he was the coordinator of CHARISMA (Cultural Heritage Advanced Research Infrastructures: Synergy for a Multidisciplinary Approach to Conservation, 2009-2014) which consolidates and extends the access activities of Eu-ARTECH. With CHARISMA, access to Large Scale Facilities (SOLEIL, Budapest Neutron Center and the accelerators AGLAE and ATOMKI) is opened, to the MOLAB mobile laboratory (with contributions from the SMAArt Center, CNR-ISTM, CNR-INO, CNRS), and also, for the first time in a coherent and organized way, to the archives of European institutions for the study and conservation of cultural heritage, such as the Center for Research and Restoration of Museums of France; the British Museum; there National Gallery; the Institut Royal du Patrimoine Artistique; the Prado Museum and the Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed (RCE, Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands). Author of about 180 articles, he has carried out experimental activity, with the technique of crossed molecular beams, in the field of dynamics of elementary processes. Since 1998 he has also carried out research in the field of innovative methodologies for the study of materials of works of art. He was co-editor of a special issue of Accounts of Chemical Research entitled Advanced Techniques in Art Conservation and the volume of the Royal Society of Chemistry, entitled Science and Art: The Painted Surface.

 

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