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45.000 ‚ā¨

funded by 729 investors

Offcoustic

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Lisboa, PT

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5 years

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5.85%

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Financing the production of 12 phone booths for open-space offices.

Description

To answer the problem of the lack of meeting rooms for calls or video calls in modern open-space offices, Offcoustic designs simple and modern acoustic cabins, produced in Portugal, in a sustainable way, with high ethical considerations and competitive prices - the Phone Booth for One, the Focus Booth for Two and the Meeting Booth for Two.

The funds raised through this campaign will be used to finance 12 cabins that are already in production, according to the signed subscription contracts with customers.

The product has been developed and marketed in Portugal, Spain, and the UK over the last three years following a continuous learning and growth process.

Taking into account that there is demand for varying numbers of Phone Booths for set periods of time, Offcoustic has recently launched a subscription model. For a competitive monthly price, it now offers its clients the use of the booths, its maintenance, and the possibility of changing the number of units or terminating the contract.

This modality allows Offcoustic to think from a circular economy perspective, where the product's life cycle and the quality of materials are optimized. With this incentive to create more durable products, improve maintenance processes, and create greener logistics, Offcoustic is moving away from a business model that is dependent on rapid consumption.

Although they have not found a totally ecological solution for their production, the company is moving in this direction with Tree Planting, choosing the right materials, local production, and optimizing transportation.

Today:

The Impact

Direct

  • Promotion of responsible production: production is based on demand and not on scale. Offcoustic intends to implement a circular economy flow in the future.
  • Incentive to local economy: production happens in Portugal, working with Portuguese carpenters, and using mostly Portuguese materials.

Indirect

  • Offset of carbon footprint: for every unit produced Offcoustic plants 100 trees.

Sustainable Development Goals

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Financial viability

This campaign aims to finance the production costs of 12 Phone Booths, that have been pre-ordered. 

The units will be installed in 30 days, corresponding to the grace period of capital, after which the loan will be paid back using the value of the monthly subscriptions for the rental of the booths. 

All Phone Booths are mobile and can be moved between offices and companies according to the subscription plan which has a minimum term of six months.

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Guarantees

  • Shareholder's pledge.

The Promoter

About WITHOUT HURRY - LDA

WITHOUT HURRY, LDA is the company behind Offcoustic. It emerged in 2020 to launch its line of affordable Phone Booths. These booths are produced in Portugal, with sustainable processes, to create spaces for calls and video calls in open-space offices and companies or coworking spaces.

As a consequence of the pandemic, the Zoom platform saw its number of video calls increase by 3,000% during the year 2020. Modern offices need to adapt to this new reality that is so present in hybrid working models. Whether in the office or in a coworking space the lack of places for calls is a growing problem:

  • In 2021 Offcoustic grew 325% compared to 2020.
  • In 2022 they aim to grow 200% compared to 2021.

Despite knowing that they cannot change the world by making Phone Booths, the company intends to build an ethical and sustainable business and inspire other entrepreneurs to do the same. They are focused on creating products that meet concrete needs in the most effective, efficient, minimalist, and sustainable way possible.

Meet the team:

Rodrigo Pessoa Jorge
Co-Fundador & CEO

Rodrigo holds a degree in management from Universidade C√°tolica de Lisboa. This 26-year-old considers himself a Creative Generalist and an Optimistic Analytic. He founded Offcoustic in 2019 and works full-time as CEO of the company that he grew from scratch. He has experience working in Startups in the areas of Business Development and Partnerships. His passion for music since the age of 4 has led him to perform more than 100 concerts and to learn about audio and acoustics.

"We believe that less is more, in transparency and in good quality of life. We want to work asynchronously, in diverse teams, bringing generalists and specialists together." Rodrigo.


Pedro Aguiar

Operations and Sales Manager 

After studying Economics at NOVA SBE and completing his master‚Äôs in finance at ISEG, Pedro worked in innovation and commercial departments. An entrepreneurship and start-up enthusiast, Pedro is now responsible for Offcoustic's operations and sales. 


(Offcoustic is open to all your ideas and suggestions regarding next steps and sustainability at hello@offcoustic.com. Counting on the GoParity community to help them get further).

Business Model

Offcoustic sells and rents (on a subscription basis) Phone Booths. Their sales have been made through website promotion (41%), Linkedin (20%), Upsell (18%), and organically (21%). They are active in the Portuguese (77%), Spanish (19%), and UK (4%) markets.

Active since

2020

Fiscal country

PT

Operating In

Portugal, Spain and the United Kingdom

Industry

Office supplies

Number of GoParity Loans

1

Women Shareholders

No

Updates

2022-01-26

100% funded

677 investors successfully raised 45.000‚ā¨

2022-01-18

Open for investment

This campaign is open for investment

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