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THE STORY

MobileQubes was created to solve the problem of on-the-go charging for smartphone users all over the world. Our phones were constantly running low on power, and we had been frustrated by the existing solutions out there. We got tired of carrying our charging cords in our pants pocket and searching for a wall outlet, or being tethered to a charging pole just to squeeze a little more juice into our phone batteries when we could. We also didn’t want to buy expensive external battery packs that we would have had to remember to charge and carry with us. We wanted something easy, affordable, and everywhere… so we built it. MobileQubes’ self-service, fully automated kiosks give smartphone users power where they need it—on-the-go and in their hands. No cords, no stopping, no problem.

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The Company

Management

Sean Carrigan Sean Carrigan

Sean Carrigan

Sean is an entrepreneur at heart. After spending seven years in business development, sales and marketing in the publishing and media world, he wanted to take his knowledge and experience and help create something new. Sean was on the founding team of adverCar, an OOH media start-up that connects brands with customers in targeted ways. After helping to grow the company, Sean set off on his next venture and founded MobileQubes in early 2012 where he currently serves as CEO.

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Jason Palmer Jason Palmer

Jason Palmer

Jason is an experienced technologist with a passion for creating great products. Prior to MobileQubes, Jason was an engineer at Abbott Laboratories where he worked on automated medical diagnostic devices, and also served as a graduate research assistant at Louisiana State University developing nanotech-laser treatments for breast cancer. As COO, Jason leads product management, manufacturing, and business operations.

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Josh Reyher Josh Reyher

Josh Reyher

Josh is a creative an energetic driver who raises our output by a factor of ^Q. For the last 22 years he has served our nation as a Naval Officer deploying to nearly every corner of the globe. He is a proven leader in the field, around the table, and in the university classroom. A certified champion of improving processes utilizing Lean Six Sigma techniques and Project Management Professional (PMP) processes. As VP of Integration and Operations Josh now leads our roll out and systems integration effort

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Jacob Robinson Jacob Robinson

Jacob Robinson

Jacob manages MobileQubes' strategic partnerships as Director of Business Developmet. Prior to joining the team, he worked in business development for social dining startup, Dinner Lab. He came to New Orleans via Venture for America, an entrepreneurship fellowship that connects recent grads with early stage companies in developing cities. Outside of work, Jacob enjoys volunteering with the youth of New Orleans as well as adding to his music library.

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Advisors

Mike Melito

Mike Melito

Mike is a technology entrepreneur with over 25 years of experience. After a highly successful 12-year tenure at Sharp Electronics Corporation, he resigned to start his own company, Nexstar Inc., a wireless communications company. He sold Nexstar after a profitable 14-year venture, and quickly connected with the tech entrepreneurial circles in New Orleans. Mike is a co-founder of MobileQubes and helped to develop and launch the company. Currently Mike serves as a Board Member and Strategic Advisor.

Mike Eckert

Mike Eckert

Mike Eckert is seasoned business executive with particular skills in start up businesses and early stage investing and financing.. Professionally he was a member of the launch team of The Weather Channel and served as its President and CEO for 14 years. He also served as Chairman and CEO of Pathfire, a technology start-up which grew into a leading digital asset management and distribution provider to media companies. Mike currently is actively engaged in various facets of the early stage business and investing eco-system: sitting on the Board of Directors of the national Angel Capital Association, chairing its Public Policy Committee; as Chairman of the NO/LA Angel Network in New Orleans, as a member of the Investment Committee of the New Orleans Start-Up Fund, and as Executive Mentor of the incubator cohort at the Propeller entrepreneur facility in New Orleans. He also served as Chairman of the Atlanta Technology Angels, leading the turn-around of a near defunct angel group and building it into one of the major angel investing groups in the US market; as a Fellow at Georgia Tech's VentureLab, on the Mentor-Steering-Committee at the Advanced Technology Development Center in Atlanta, on the Executive Committee of Start-Up Atlanta, and as Executive in Residence at the Idea Village entrepreneur center in New Orleans. He also is an active angel investor, a limited partner in a number of venture capital funds, and a board member of many early stage companies.

Randy Fagundo

Randy Fagundo

Randy began his career as Co-Founder of Southwest Coin Company serving as the Managing Partner from 1987 to 1991. He went on to hold several positions at American Coin Merchandising (ACMI) including VP of Operations, President, and CEO from 1991 to 2007. In 1995 the company completed an IPO and was listed on the NASDQ (AMCN). In 1997 they were named by Forbes as number 13 in its list of the 200 Best Small Companies, and in Business Week as number 54 in its list of Hot Growth Companies. In 2002 ACMI completed a public to private transaction ($110M) with Wellspring Capital. In 2004 Randy completed the sale of American Coin to Coinstar, Inc. for $235M and stayed on as President of Coinstar Entertainment Services until October, 2007. In 2010 Randy became CEO of Minute Key. Minute Key distributes the world’s first ever self-service, fully automated key duplication kiosks. The kiosks are currently placed in over 3,000 locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. Minute Key was named a Colorado Company to Watch in 2013, was recently named as one of Boulder Valley's fastest growing companies from 2012 to 2014, ranked the 11th fastest-growing private company by Inc. 500 in 2014 and 302nd in 2015.

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