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Letter from Tim Hysell


ZincFive Investor Update

April 30, 2017

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Letter from Tim Hysell


ZincFive Investor Update

April 30, 2017

Letter from Tim Hysell

 
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Dear Friends,

I hope this letter finds you doing well and enjoying 2017.

Within the last six months at ZincFive we have seen significant business development and growth.  I'm pleased to report increased market adoption of our commercialized nickel-zinc technology and solutions, as well as, continued particiaption in our capital raise.

We continue to raise operating capital from existing and new investors via our Series B offering.  We have now raised over $10 million in operating capital.  As you will see in this update, our trajectory to amazing success is well underway.  If you or someone you know is interested in our current investment opportunity, please have them contact me.

It is with great pleasure that I provide you with the following ZincFive Investor Update.  Feel free to explore this newsletter to learn more about our amazing progress.

Thank you for your continued support and passion.

Warmest regards,

Tim Hysell
CEO/Co-founder
ZincFive, Inc.

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Increased Financial Performance


Increased Financial Performance

Increased Financial Performance


Increased Financial Performance

Increased Financial Performance

Revenue for Q1-2017 has outperformed projections, through the outstanding efforts of the sales, marketing and manufacturing teams.  The Q1 revenue plan was $422k versus an actual of $436k.  In addition, ZincFive’s expenses were $100k, 5% below plan for Q1-2017.

You can see from the graph at the right, ZincFive is expecting substantial revenue growth in Q2-2017, seeing a $991k or 127% growth over Q1-2017.  More on this topic in the Sales & Business Development section of this update.

 

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Positive Sales & Business Development


Positive Sales & Business Development

Positive Sales & Business Development


Positive Sales & Business Development

Positive Sales & Business Development

Q1-2017

Booked orders and committed orders were above our 2017 expectations, providing a clear line of sight to $10 million in annual revenue, a five times revenue growth over 2016.

  • ZincFive received a $6 million purchase order in Q1-2017 for an emergency vehicle start/stop application as well as other new vertical markets.
  • A large city in California intends on purchasing nearly $1 million in UPStealth® Battery Backup Systems in 2017.

January 2017

Major development in the traffic market with a state agency, which intends to write and publish a specification around the UPStealth® Battery Backup System (public announcement anticipated in Q3-2017).  This announcement is expected to accelerate revenue in our battery backup traffic business for 2017 and beyond.

December 2016

Signed two major distributor agreements in the traffic sector of our business.  Effectively went from approximately 16 sales people across the US and Canada in 2016 to over 90 in 2017.

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Manufacturing & Capacity Expansion


Manufacturing & Capacity Expansion

Manufacturing & Capacity Expansion


Manufacturing & Capacity Expansion

Manufacturing & Capacity Expansion

ZincFive has hired new employees and is expanding manufacturing capacity due to the continued acceptance of nickel-zinc products and solutions.

April 2017

Received “unsecured” equipment financing line of credit from a leasing company to support capacity expansion in China.  Purchase orders for capacity expansion equipment were placed in April 2017.

New hires to support demand needs in China:

  • 20 new hires were approved April 14, 2017
  • 11 of the 20 new hires started at our facility in China on April 17, 2017
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Productive Business Progress


Productive Business Development

Productive Business Progress


Productive Business Development

Productive Business Development

Q1-2017 

Six months of incredible productivity at ZincFive has resulted in some amazing developments to share.

Exceeded revenue targets for Q1 and controlled expenses to below plan levels.

March 2017

Patent granted on the bendable battery designed for the traffic industry:

  • ZincFive now has 72 issued patents around our nickel-zinc technology and solutions

Introduced a new ultra-rate battery for automotive manufacturers.  Our ultra-rate battery delivers unprecedented start-stop performance due to the low internal resistance of our NiZn battery.

ZincFive has been nominated by the Technology Association of Oregon as a finalist for the 2017 Oregon Technology Awards – celebrating excellence and achievement in the region’s technology industry.  Specifically, we were nominated for Most Disruptive Technology of the Year

  • The winners will be revealed at the Oregon Technology Awards Ceremony, at the Oregon Convention Center on Thursday, May 11, 2017.

January 2017

Launched our data center proof-of-concept product and started interactions with targeted alpha customers.

 

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Capital Growth


Capital Growth

Capital Growth


Capital Growth

Capital Growth

A term sheet from an institutional investment firm has been received, with others expected to follow, demonstrating great interest in ZincFive’s investment opportunity—positioning us for a very bright future.

The $15 million term sheet from a private equity growth firm, equivalently aligned with our current Series B, priced at $1.00 per share for Preferred stock.  A second firm has indicated an intend to submit a term sheet, as well.

ZincFive is in discussions with several other firms that are showing interest in the ZincFive investment opportunity.

ZincFive Series B offering is active for new and existing investors:

  • Priced at $1.00 per share for Preferred stock
  • We have raised over $10 million

If you or someone you know is interested in our current investment opportunity, please have them contact Tim Hysell.

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Strategic Relationship Activity


Strategic Relationship Activity

Strategic Relationship Activity


Strategic Relationship Activity

Strategic Relationship Activity

Q1-2017

Business opportunities are inbound and strategic relationships are building as the world hears about ZincFive and its amazing products and solutions.

Working on a White Label agreement with a large traffic manufacturer for our UPStealth® Battery Backup System. Expect that the agreement will accelerate revenue growth and market adoption of our UPStealth battery backup system.

Working on a memorandum of understanding with a strategic partner in the Data Center market for battery backup.

Entering into field testing stage with a large truck manufacturer for anti-idling application utilizing nickel-zinc batteries.

In strategic discussions with several lead-acid battery backup manufactures that are interested in our nickel-zinc battery backup system.

ZincFive has recently received inbound inquiries about our nickel-zinc technology from:

  • Global electric forklift manufacturer, and
  • Global battery manufacturer that may have a large specific use case for our nickel-zinc battery backup technology
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Heads Up!


Heads Up!

Heads Up!


Heads Up!

Heads Up!

Now that you know what's going on at ZincFive, here are a few items that are critical to our success moving forward.

It is critical that the capacity equipment in China is online by July 2017 to support nickel-zinc battery demand and market adoption/expansion in multiple active vertical markets.  The timing of this capacity equipment coming online has significant implications for our 2017 revenue plan of $19 million.

Need for additional participation in our Series B offering from existing and new investors for proper working capital until our institutional capital raise is complete (anticipated in July 2017). 

If funding from institutional investors takes longer than the projected July 2017 timeline, it would have significant implications on our 2017 revenue plan of $19 million.

Please contact Tim Hysell if you or someone you know might be interested in the ZincFive investment opportunity.