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Tapinator, Inc. (TAPM) is a leading developer and publisher of mobile games on the iOS, Google Play and Amazon platforms. The Company's portfolio includes over 300 mobile gaming titles that have received more than 450 million player downloads. Tapinator generates revenue through the sale of branded advertisements and consumer app store transactions within its games. Tapinator, based in New York and with product development teams located globally, was founded in 2013 by a visionary team that has been building mobile games and applications since 2007 and has achieved multiple successful exits for investors.

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Tapinator's business strategy includes the creation of a select number of best-in-class Full-Featured Games, such as ROCKY™ and Solitaire Dash, which provide game players with more in-depth, unique content that supports long-term retention and monetization and which can generate significant investment returns. The Full-Featured Games model creates the potential for sustainable $100+ million franchise-type games that have product lifespans of five to ten years. Tapinator uses a proprietary set of dynamic development and marketing processes factored upon gaming category, estimated player retention and projected player profitability.

Recent successful launches of two new Full-Featured titles – Big Sport Fishing 2017 and Dice Mage 2 – were both recognized as "New Games We Love" on Apple's iOS platform. During its first seven days after global release, BSF2017 received over 520,000 player downloads and Dice Mage 2 has generated over 600,000 player installs to date. On iOS, Dice Mage 2 reached #52 in Top Grossing for the Adventure Games category in the United States and generated over $135,000 in gross bookings during the first 30 days after global launch.

Three new titles, ColorFill, Fusion Heroes and Divide & Conquer are in the pipeline for release in Q4 2017 and early 2018 as well. The formula for these game combines proven gameplay elements with best-in-class monetization systems, supplemented by Tapinator's strong creative team of developers, strategists and product specialists. The company's Rapid-Launch Games division also saw increasing player interest recently with the launch of games such as Scary Shark Evolution 3D.

Tapinator's revenue sources are diversified and include 54 percent derived from advertising placed within its mobile games and 46 percent from consumer app store purchases. The company limits advertising placements to between game levels and also runs rewarded video ad units that are tied directly into the game's virtual currency. Tapinator's portfolio includes more than 300 active titles, with no single game accounting for more than 25 percent of total revenues during the first half of 2017.

As Tapinator looks toward the future, opportunities in Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) show great promise. The company has released several prototype VR games to gather data before pursuing a more significant VR product. Recent market reports suggest that the VR industry will hit $30 billion by 2020 and the AR industry will surpass that with a projected $120 billion. Tapinator also plans to pursue publishing transactions that leverage its network, platform relationships and operational excellence. Significant opportunities for expanding Tapinator's IP library to new gaming platforms are also on the horizon. The company is targeting 30%+ annual bookings growth for 2017-2019.

Investment Considerations

• Diversified portfolio of 300+ mobile gaming titles with hundreds of millions of players
• Mobile games developed for the iOS, Android and Amazon platforms
• Full-Featured Game revenues expected to increase more than 200% in 2017 based on the launch of new games and existing game updates
• Worldwide mobile gaming revenue projected to reach $74.6 billion by 2020 with mobile advertising revenue topping $166 billion by 2018
• Veteran management team experienced in building digital media businesses



A mobile gaming leader

Tapinator, Inc. is a leading developer and publisher of mobile games for the iOS, Android, and Amazon platforms. Revenues are generated from the sale of branded advertisements within its growing portfolio of mobile games and through app store transactions. Ten of Tapinator's games have been featured as "New Games We Love" and eight of these titles have reached the Top 50 in Games on iOS.

Founded in 2013, the company is headquartered in New York City with product development teams located in the United States, Germany, Pakistan, Indonesia, Russia and Canada. The company is listed on the OTCQB market with a market capitalization of approximately $10 million.


Key Trends

• Media companies embrace Mobile Games and eSports as a way to engage millennials
• Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are natural market extensions
• Investment in Live Ops + Data Analytics leading to evergreen mobile gaming franchises
• Total time spent in apps worldwide in 2016 reached nearly 900 billion hours
• Downloads increased with more than 13 billion across the leading App Stores


Mobile Advertising & Gaming Markets

Mobile Advertising Revenue Projected to Grow From $101B in 2016 to $166B in 2018

Mobile Gaming Revenue to Grow From $34.8B in 2015 to $74.6B in 2020


Management Team

Tapinator was founded by a visionary team that since 2007 has been working together to build mobile games and applications

Ilya Nikolayev

Ilya Nikolayev, CEO

Ilya Nikolayev is an accomplished technology executive who previously served as the CEO and co-founder of Familybuilder. In 2007, Nikolayev created one of the first successful Facebook applications, Family Tree, and grew the property to over 6 million monthly active unique users and 45 million total users. Nikolayev raised venture capital funding, grew the business to profitability, and successfully sold Familybuilder to Intelius in 2011, generating a significant return for its investors. Nikolayev was also a co-founder at InAppFuel, a patented minigame software for mobile game developers that was sold to Tapinator in 2014. Prior to Familybuilder, he worked in banking for JP Morgan. Nikolayev is a frequently cited industry expert who has appeared recently on Fox Business, Bloomberg and TheStreet. He graduated cum laude from New York University.


Andrew Merkatz

Andrew Merkatz, President

Andrew Merkatz is a finance executive with 20 years of experience as an operator and investor in media and technology growth companies. From 2008-2015, Merkatz was a managing director of investments at Vision Capital where he managed investments in digital media and software technology. Merkatz began his career at private equity firm, Interlaken Capital. He later served as chief operating officer for Site-Specific, one of the first Internet advertising agencies (sold to CKS Group), vice president of corporate development at FLOORgraphics, a pioneering in-store media company (sold to News Corp.), and president of Predict It, a venture-backed digital media company. In 2007, Merkatz co-founded Familybuilder, a leading Facebook app developer, which was sold to Intelius in 2011. In 2013, Merkatz co-founded InAppFuel, a developer of patented minigame software for mobile game developers that was acquired by Tapinator in 2014. Merkatz joined Tapinator as the company's president in June of 2015. Merkatz holds a Bachelor of Arts in economics, with distinction, from the University of Pennsylvania, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.


Robert Crates

Robert Crates, Independent Director

Robert B. Crates has over 25 years of experience in private equity, investing in a broad range of industries and asset categories. Crates has served on the board of directors of numerous public and private companies. He has invested in leading venture capital and hedge funds and served as an advisory director to iEurope, a venture capital fund manager focused on Eastern Europe, and as an advisor/initial investor in the Global Undervalued Securities Hedge Fund. He is currently chairman of Power-by-Power Texas, an electricity procurement, brokerage, and management company. Crates was previously the president and co-founder of Crates Thompson Capital, a private equity investment management company, the General Partner of a private equity fund managed for the principals of Luther King Capital Management, an investment advisory company with more than $10 billion under management, and an analyst in corporate banking with the United States Trust Company of New York. He is a graduate of Yale University.


Teymour Farman-Farmaian

Teymour Farman-Farmaian, Independent Director

Teymour Farman-Farmaian was CMO at Spotify, the world's leading music streaming service, a company he joined in 2011. Farman-Farmaian was responsible for subscription revenues and led a team of over 100 employees. He helped triple revenue growth to hit a $500 million run rate, and achieve 7.5 million DAU. In 2012, Farman-Farmaian left Spotify to focus on various start-ups with heavy viral and engagement components. Before Spotify, Farman-Farmaian spent close to two years with Zynga (ZNGA) as GM of Partnerships. There, he was responsible for Zynga's multi-billion-dollar partnership with Facebook as well as relationships with Yahoo (YHOO) and Google (GOOG). Farman-Farmaian joined Zynga after six years at Google where he held various roles including director of European Sales Operations. Farman-Farmaian has a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University and an MBA from Harvard University.


Tapinator, Inc.
110 West 40th St., Ste 1902
New York, NY 10018
Phone: (914) 960-6232

1324 Lexington Ave.
Suite 117
New York, NY 10128
Phone: (914) 930-6232


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#1637   There's certainly buying going on this morning. grubsteaks 10/21/19 10:47:45 AM
#1636   You know I thought the same thing when Xracertel 10/21/19 10:43:17 AM
#1635   I hope so. Cheetah Mobile already partners and Autonomys21 10/19/19 05:32:44 PM
#1634   I think there may be something bigger happening Jarboetrader 10/19/19 12:17:37 PM
#1633   Americanbulls is Bullish here on $TAPM! Golden_Cross 10/16/19 08:43:01 AM
#1632   TAPM Daily chart Golden_Cross 10/16/19 08:41:51 AM
#1631   Nice news today.. Golden_Cross 10/16/19 08:41:25 AM
#1630   Awesome. Let's keep it going. Like I said Autonomys21 10/16/19 08:30:35 AM
#1629   Looks like they have another casino type game Xracertel 10/16/19 08:13:43 AM
#1628   Will be very thin after a giant RS. MSDR 10/14/19 02:38:50 PM
#1627   Here is a question for all of you; len6 10/14/19 12:50:38 PM
#1626   I don't think they are not smart, their Xracertel 10/11/19 12:03:13 PM
#1625   Working hard and working smart are different. JJ34 10/11/19 10:57:50 AM
#1624   That’s usually my go to comment “how old MSDR 10/11/19 08:12:20 AM
#1623   Even Zynga, a substantially larger mobile games company mobilegames123 10/10/19 04:51:18 PM
#1622   How old are you (with your comment haha)! len6 10/10/19 03:07:35 PM
#1621   MKT cap at 3.5M yet reva will be MSDR 10/10/19 02:48:07 PM
#1620   Not even peanuts. MSDR 10/10/19 02:45:31 PM
#1619   Just under len6 10/10/19 01:53:06 PM
#1618   Just under len6 10/10/19 01:52:58 PM
#1617   Do you think this team isn't working hard? Autonomys21 10/10/19 01:21:24 PM
#1616   “I can say this team is working very JJ34 10/10/19 12:58:00 PM
#1615   Same here. Haven't bought any more since early Autonomys21 10/10/19 12:50:58 PM
#1614   So Len, how much did you make? Xracertel 10/10/19 12:38:02 PM
#1613   Not me, I'm holding and hoping. I'm Xracertel 10/10/19 12:37:22 PM
#1612   I made a fair amount today, did you? len6 10/10/19 11:45:20 AM
#1611   Heavy volume this morning. Looks like some investors ayoachilles 10/10/19 11:43:50 AM
#1610   r/s lets say a 57_2001 10/09/19 09:24:15 PM
#1608   MSDR is absolutely right - management has big mobilegames123 10/09/19 02:55:12 PM
#1607   Of coarse I don’t think he or they ayoachilles 10/09/19 02:52:42 PM
#1606   You can’t stop this RS, they own all MSDR 10/09/19 02:49:39 PM
#1605   Agree again. Even if they are working in ayoachilles 10/09/19 01:23:14 PM
#1604   They're not biased.Think about it before you disagree. len6 10/09/19 01:12:13 PM
#1603   https://appadvice.com/app/castle-builder-epic-slots/1462914098 JJ34 10/09/19 12:49:51 PM
#1602   I agree with you, vote against. ayoachilles 10/09/19 12:30:48 PM
#1601   They should only get those bonuses if the Xracertel 10/09/19 12:17:53 PM
#1600   I was thinking that perhaps they are buying Xracertel 10/09/19 11:56:53 AM
#1599   This is where 100,000 shares turn into 1000 grubsteaks 10/09/19 11:39:49 AM
#1598   That smells like a reverse split to me. grubsteaks 10/09/19 11:36:26 AM
#1597   Item 5.02 — Departure of Directors or Certain CNTrader 10/09/19 11:24:27 AM
#1596   Lots of insiders buying more stock the last MSDR 10/09/19 11:08:19 AM
#1595   Looks like Castle Builder was soft launch in Xracertel 10/09/19 11:06:52 AM
#1594   You know, this reminded me of a movie Xracertel 10/09/19 11:00:59 AM
#1593   Wow, that is actually cheap for a business Xracertel 10/09/19 10:56:38 AM
#1592   Your opinions seem quite biased. jeff8073x 10/09/19 10:46:41 AM
#1591   They published an updated one, no? jeff8073x 10/09/19 10:45:35 AM
#1590   There are insider transactions and positions. Jarboetrader 10/09/19 10:26:17 AM
#1589   The management is screwing everyone that is holding len6 10/09/19 09:28:22 AM
#1588   I think it worked out to about $5700 grubsteaks 10/09/19 09:17:25 AM
#1587   I hope it means they are moving to Xracertel 10/09/19 08:57:51 AM