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Invest in Series A Preferred Stock in Gab.com

Open source software that preserves online freedom, sovereignty, and privacy for all people.

NOTE: If you are a US resident, investment in Gab.com is only open to US accredited investors who are certified as accredited, as defined in SEC Rule 501 of Regulation D according to Rule 506(c) under the U.S. Securities Act of 1933. If you are not a US resident, investment in Gab.com is only open to persons other than “U.S. persons” (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) in reliance upon Regulation S under the Securities Act.

Our Misson

Gab is building software that preserves online freedom, sovereignty, and privacy. Our mission is to protect free expression, decentralize the web, and democratize access to information for all people, everywhere.

Individual liberty, open source software, and user privacy are at the core of our company's mission.

We are seeking to raise approximately $10 million from investors who share our values and wish to preserve them on the Internet for the entire world. Our investors help us carry out our commitment to free expression unencumbered by special interests or the venture capitalist old guard that controls Silicon Valley. Only by crowdfunding from people who share our values can we ensure that Gab retains the financial independence that allows us to stay true to our mission.

 

Our Community 

Our most important and powerful asset is our community. 

Gab.com has nearly 1 million cumulative registered users from around the world. Our top five markets are the United States, Brazil, the United Kingdom, Canada and Germany. As of early 2019, approximately 51% of our users were located in the United States, 10% in Brazil, 6% in the United Kingdom, 6% in Canada and 3% in Germany. Our community members are volunteers, code contributors, investors, donors, customers, and several have even become employees. Our community includes people from all different walks of life and numerous different creeds, political opinions, and walks of life. What we all share is a commitment to free expression on the Internet, free from government or corporate censorship, for everyone on the planet. 


Our Products
 

Gab Social: a decentralized and open source social networking platform.

Gab Social is the free and open source social networking architecture that, from July 4th, 2019 onwards, will power Gab.com.

Gab Social is decentralized: anyone can create and host their own Gab Social server, and if one server gets shut down, the others remain unaffected, and/or others can rise up to replace it with minimal disruption. Gab.com is Gab AI Inc's Gab Social server. 

Gab.com has one principal moderation rule: regardless of whether Gab.com's administrators, outside activist pressure groups, "cancel culture" Internet mobs, foreign governments, or any other persons agree with any user's political viewpoints, any user's political speech that is protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution will be allowed on the site. 

Gab.com has approximately 985,000 users as of June 27th 2019. Users of Gab.com will be able to participate in a group of federated web publishing servers, known as the Fediverse, which run either Gab Social, Mastodon, or Gnu Social open source social network architectures.

Registered Users: 985,000
 

The Comment Section Of The Internet Extension

Dissenter.com is Gab's open source commenting platform and browser extension.

The Dissenter.com web browser extension (the "Comment Extension") creates what we at Gab.com refer to as the "Comment Section of The Internet." Gab users who sign into the Comment Extension with their Gab account are able to navigate to any URL on the web, toggle a sidebar, see what comments have been left on that URL by other Dissenter users, and leave comments on any URL that all other Dissenter users can see. As a result, the Comment Extension creates a unique comment section around every URL online and allows any Gab.com user to join any discussion around any URL. The browser extension is supported by all major browsers including Google Chrome, Firefox, Opera, and Safari. The Comment Extension is also installed by default in our own Dissenter web browser. 

As with the core Gab.com social networking offering, regardless of whether Gab.com's administrators, activist pressure groups, "cancel culture" Internet mobs, foreign governments, or any other persons agree with any user's political viewpoints, any user's political speech that is protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution will be allowed on Dissenter.

 

Registered Users: 100,000
 

The Dissenter Web Browser ("Dissenter Browser") is Gab's open source, free speech-oriented web browser. Dissenter Browser was built to serve as the access and app distribution enabler of the free speech internet. Dissenter Browser comes with a native ad blocker and the Comment Extension built in. Dissenter Browser also prevents the Big Tech tracking that happens across the web by default.

All told, Dissenter browser offers users a privacy-friendly, lightning-fast web browsing experience that also allows them to comment on any URL as they surf the web.

Currently all Google Chrome extensions are compatible with Dissenter Browser. We also have current plans to integrate Bitcoin and Lightning Network wallet functionality into the browser. 

Beta Test Downloads: 125,000+ (estimated)

 

Bitcoin: Free Speech Money & Censorship-Resistant Payment Processing

Gab has been no-platformed by numerous payment processors including Paypal, Stripe, Coinbase, Square, Bitpay, and more. While Gab has accepted Bitcoin since we began accepting donations in 2016, we decided it was time to introduce our community to Bitcoin - which we like to call "free speech money" - in January of 2019.

We've since generated tens of thousands of dollars in Bitcoin transactions and have introduced thousands of Gab users to Bitcoin. We believe that Bitcoin is the answer to financial censorship on the internet. Our plans, as mentioned above, are to integrate Bitcoin and the Bitcoin's Lightning Network tooling into our line of free speech products to empower our users to facilitate commerce, tip one another, and be more free from corporate censorship and control. We hope that Bitcoin will be the payment processing backbone of the free speech internet Gab is building. 
 

Our Business Models

GabPro
All of Gab's products are free to use. GabPro is an optional subscription service which unlocks additional features and services that the free versions of our services do not offer. For example, on our social network, GabPro unlocks the ability to become verified, create groups, bookmark posts, and more. Our current plans are for GabPro subscription to also unlock additional features, to be developed, on our Dissenter plugin and Dissenter web browser products. GabPro has different pricing tiers for monthly, semi-annual, annual, and lifetime memberships. 

Merchandise
Gab sells a variety of merchandise as a revenue stream, including our infamous Make Speech Free Again hat and other products. 

Donations
Gab offers an option for users to make a one-time or reocurrring donation to support the site and our mission.

Future Products
We are presently exploring the possibility of developing other free speech- and privacy-oriented projects such as encrypted chat messaging, a blogging platform, email services, and more. Ultimately, the company hopes to offer a full suite of alternative technology products that respect user privacy, free expression, and explore alternative business models that put people first and give them back their digital soverignty. 

 

Our Market and Industry

We welcome all people to speak freely. To defend themselves and promote their causes, the oppressed need voices, and if one is to adopt an objective principle that defends the free speech and privacy rights of any oppressed group, one has defended all oppressed groups, whether our management agrees with these groups’ beliefs or not. As censorship undertaken by and at the behest of major platforms like Twitter and Facebook grows, marginalized people from every background – and the interesting conversations they have – need a safe place to engage in public, and where necessary anonymous, expression.

Other tech companies follow the rules of whatever overseas jurisdictions they choose to operate in. Gab is an American company and Gab follows American rules on free speech and data privacy. We feel this is a crucial competitive advantage. Furthermore, it places Gab in a unique position to extend crucial civil liberties protections that other countries lack to marginalized people all over the planet, including journalists, members of religious minorities, LGBTQ+ persons, and politically exposed persons or viewpoints.

We also see a unique opportunity to carve a niche in a massively underserved and unrepresented market. As mainstream social networks continue to crack down on "objectionable content," remove or heavily moderate online comment sections, and censor dissenting views, we believe the need for alternative platforms will only continue to rise. We believe the trend of "cutting the cord" will continue as the popularity of streaming content over the internet increases. We believe this will also begin a fragmentation process of the social networking ecosystem into smaller niche communities with shared values and ideals. Gab Social aims to be the center of gravity for that emerging ecosystem. 

Dear Investors,

The Internet is an amazing innovation. It was the world's first 'decentralized' communication system. The Internet was designed to combat censorship. It was designed to withstand the forces of onerous governments and corporations. But as the Internet matured, the limits of its initial design are becoming obvious. We believe what was once considered decentralized, is no longer decentralized enough. The free and open Internet has become increasingly controlled and closed by a handful of elites in Silicon Valley. The freedom brought to us by the Internet, and the economic expansion it offers, is under threat.

Thankfully, there are promising new solutions. With these solutions have come promising new opportunities. Market forces are changing and the time is right to begin work on a new foundation. What follows is a chance to participate in the development of a bold and defiant new Internet. One built, funded, and driven by The People.

Gab was founded on the basis of pushing the limits to what free speech software can achieve. Gab's growth has been achieved by pushing these limits and in the face of seemingly unsurmountable no-platforming by internet infrastructure and distribution channels. 

Our team has a track record of success under pressure. Unlike most teams, our competency is earned and real. We don't just talk about the issues of online censorship: we have been actively building solutions to it since 2016. We not only build free speech products The People need, but we also ensure equal access, viewpoint neutrality, and the export of American values and freedoms to the world via our expressly and unapologetically pro-free speech, and pro-individual liberty, policies. 

Open standards are what allowed the first generation of Internet apps to grow to the size they are today. Open standards will empower the next generation of services to displace incumbents. Now is the time to build and preserve the free and open Internet. To fulfill its promise. To ensure everyone, everywhere is absolutely free to engage, without interference, in the most fundamental human right:

The right to speak one's mind and be heard.

Andrew Torba
CEO Gab AI Inc

Use of Proceeds

Plan of Operations

During the first quarter of 2019, we achieved our milestones of launching the Comment Section Of The Internet, which permits users to comment on any URL on the internet. Throughout 2019, we shall continue to build and improve our core Gab platform, community, and the business model of GabPRO, including, conducting market research into different frameworks and technologies to support an alternative in-house infrastructure. We anticipate that we will need $1.45 million in addition to our current cash on hand, to complete our milestones as outlined below.

 

Estimated Completion Date

 

Task

 

Estimated Cost

 

 

 

 

 

Q3- 2019

 

Refine user experience and user interface to make the product more user friendly. 

 

$150,000

 

 

Integrate new payment processing solutions. 

 

 

 

 

Improve product performance and speed.

Redesign user onboarding experience 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q4 2019

 

Commence development of in-house infrastructure.

Build out developer ecosystem on the Gab API

Refine new payment processing solutions.

Add more value to GabPro.

Continue building out Gab Commenting plugin for third-party publishers.

 

$250,000

 

 

 

 

 

Q-1 2020

 

Expand engineering team to scale backend infrastructure.

Scale Gab Commenting engine for large publishers.

Build out audio/podcast sharing functionality .

 

$750,000

The extent to which we will be able to complete the milestones outlined above is dependent upon the funds raised in this offering. If we do not raise a sufficient amount of funds in this offering, we may not incur all the costs or complete all the milestones outlined above. We reserve the right to change the above use of proceeds if management believes it is in our best interests.

Risks & Disclosures

Please see the Private Placement Memorandum for risk disclosures, selling restrictions, and other disclosures relating to this offering.

The Securities have not been, and will not be, registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”) and may not be offered or sold within the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act. Accordingly, the Securities are being offered and sold only (1) to “accredited investors” (as defined in Rule 501 of Regulation D under the Securities Act) in compliance with Rule 506(c) of Regulation D under the Securities Act and (2) outside the United States to persons other than “U.S. persons” (as defined in Regulation S under the Securities Act) in reliance upon Regulation S under the Securities Act.

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+ Can non-accredited investors participate in this round?

Unfortunately not due to the restrictions and regulations of this type of offering: accreditation is required.

+ When will you get video uploading back, like google, and like you had before?

We are bringing back video uploading in our big new update on July 4th. Thanks for your support!