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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

FORM 10-Q
(Mark One)
 
[X]
QUARTERLY REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
   
For the quarterly period ended: June 30, 2012
 
Or
 
[  ]
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
   
For the transition period from ____________ to _____________
 
Commission File Number: 000-51842
 
SEFE, INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
 
Nevada
20-1763307
(State or other jurisdiction of incorporation or organization)
(I.R.S. Employer Identification No.)
   
4700 Sterling Dr.
Boulder, CO
 
80301
(Address of principal executive offices)
(Zip Code)
   
(303) 444-0584
(Registrant's telephone number, including area code)
 
 
N/A
(Former name, former address and former fiscal year, if changed since last report)
 
Indicate by check mark whether the issuer (1) has filed all reports required to be filed by Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 during the past 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to file such reports), and (2) has been subject to such filing requirements for the past 90 days.
Yes [X]   No [   ]

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant has submitted electronically and posted on its corporate Web site, if any, every Interactive Data File required to be submitted and posted pursuant to Rule 405 of Regulation S-T during the preceding 12 months (or for such shorter period that the registrant was required to submit and post such files).  Yes [X]   No [   ]

Indicate by check mark whether the Registrant is a large accelerated filer, an accelerated filer, a non-accelerated filer, or a smaller reporting company.  See the definitions of “large accelerated filer,” “accelerated filer” and “smaller reporting company” in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act.:

Large accelerated filer   o
Accelerated filer                      o
Non-accelerated filer     o
Smaller reporting company     x
(Do not check if a smaller reporting company)
 
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is a shell company (as defined in Rule 12b-2 of the Exchange Act)
Yes [   ]   No [X]

Indicate the number of shares outstanding of each of the issuer's classes of common stock, as of the latest practicable date:

Common Stock, $0.001 par value
55,083,575 shares
(Class)
(Outstanding as at August 14, 2012)

SEFE, INC.

Table of Contents




PART I – FINANCIAL INFORMATION

Unaudited Financial Statements

The accompanying unaudited financial statements have been prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles for interim financial reporting and pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission ("Commission").  While these statements reflect all normal recurring adjustments which are, in the opinion of management, necessary for fair presentation of the results of the interim period, they do not include all of the information and footnotes required by generally accepted accounting principles for complete financial statements. For further information, refer to the financial statements and footnotes thereto, which are included in the Company's December 31, 2011, Annual Report on Form 10-K, previously filed with the Commission on March 29, 2012.



SEFE, Inc.
(A Development Stage Company)
Condensed Balance Sheets

   
June 30,
   
December 31,
 
   
2012
   
2011
 
   
(Unaudited)
   
(Audited)
 
Assets
           
             
Current assets:
           
   Cash
  $ 139,352     $ 61,384  
   Prepaid expenses and deposits
    72,730       24,854  
      Total current assets
    212,082       86,238  
                 
Fixed assets, net of accumulated depreciation of $42,019 and $29,871 as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively
    83,005       91,952  
                 
Website, net of accumulated amortization of $6,781 and $4,075 as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively
    4,044       5,848  
                 
Total assets
  $ 299,131     $ 184,038  
                 
Liabilities and Stockholders’ Equity (Deficit)
               
                 
Current liabilities:
               
   Accounts payable
  $ 90,695     $ 30,186  
   Accrued interest
    19,263       95,471  
   Notes payable, net of discount of $80,217 and $16,528, respectively
    453,570       306,465  
   Notes payable – related party
    115,000       565,000  
   Payroll liabilities
    -       19,062  
      Total current liabilities
    678,528       1,016,184  
                 
      Total liabilities
    678,528       1,016,184  
                 
Stockholders’ equity (deficit):
               
   
               
   Common stock, $0.001 par value, 200,000,000 shares authorized, 55,083,575 and 31,196,000 shares issued and outstanding as of June 30, 2012 and December 31, 2011, respectively
    55,084       31,196  
   Common stock owed by not issued, 4,078,000 at December 31, 2011
    -       4,078  
   Additional paid-in capital
    2,091,358       959,056  
   Deficit accumulated during development stage
    (2,525,839 )     (1,826,476 )
      Total stockholders’ equity (deficit)
    (379,397 )     (832,146 )
                 
Total liabilities and stockholders’ equity (deficit)
  $ 299,131     $ 184,038  
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed financial statements.


SEFE, Inc.
(A Development Stage Company)
Condensed Statements of Operations
(unaudited)

   
For the three months ended
   
For the six months ended
   
September 24, 2004
 
   
June 30,
   
June 30,
   
(Inception) to
 
   
2012
   
2011
   
2012
   
2011
   
June 30, 2012
 
                               
Revenue
                             
  Sales, net of allowance of $107
  $ -     $ -     $ -     $ -     $ 464  
                                         
Cost of sales
    -       -       -       -       273  
Freight in
    -       -       -       -       95  
                                         
Gross profit
    -       -       -       -       96  
                                         
Expenses:
                                       
   Advertising and marketing
    164,325       5,450       165,715       7,216       286,409  
   Depreciation and amortization
    6,979       6,821       13,953       13,207       48,801  
   Executive compensation
    30,000       85,000       30,000       175,000       418,895  
   General and administrative expenses
    113,969       57,341       188,186       78,203       460,125  
   Professional fees
    182,778       207,362       287,984       261,840       720,828  
   Impairment expense
    -       -       -       -       214,414  
      Total expenses
    498,051       361,974       685,838       535,466       2,149,472  
                                         
Loss before other expenses
    (498,051 )     (361,974 )     (685,838 )     (535,466 )     (2,149,472 )
                                         
Other expense:
                                       
   Interest expense
    (23,450 )     (52,659 )     (52,617 )     (85,962 )     (270,555 )
   Forgiveness of debt income
    -       -       39,092       -       39,092  
      Total other expense
    (23,450 )     (52,659 )     (13,525 )     (85,962 )     (231,463 )
                                         
Loss before provision for income taxes
    (521,501 )     (414,633 )     (699,363 )     (621,428 )     (2,380,839 )
                                         
Provision for income taxes
    -       -       -       -       -  
                                         
Net (loss)
  $ (521,501 )   $ (414,633 )   $ (699,363 )   $ (621,428 )   $ (2,380,839 )
                                         
Weighted average number of common shares outstanding – basicand fully diluted
    57,430,743       60,549,429       51,324,624       60,325,127          
                                         
Net (loss) per share – basic and fullydiluted
  $ (0.01 )   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.01 )   $ (0.01 )        
 
The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed financial statements.

SEFE, Inc.
(A Development Stage Company)
Condensed Statements of Cash Flows
(unaudited)
   
For the six months ended
   
September 24, 2004
 
   
June 30,
   
(Inception) to
 
   
2012
   
2011
   
June 30, 2012
 
                   
Cash flows from operating activities
                 
Net loss
  $ (699,363 )   $ (621,428 )   $ (2,380,839 )
Adjustments to reconcile net loss to net cash (used in) operating activities:
                       
 Shares issued for services – related party
    -       -       17,000  
 Amortization of prepaid stock compensation
    -       88,393       -  
 Depreciation and amortization
    13,953       13,207       48,801  
 Impairment expense
    -       -       213,976  
 Amortization of beneficial conversion feature
    31,109       50,972       149,581  
Changes in operating assets and liabilities
                       
(Increase) in prepaid expenses and deposits
    (47,876 )     (38,002 )     (72,730 )
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable
    60,509       (55,335 )     90,695  
Increase (decrease) in accrued interest
    18,850       33,694       114,321  
Increase (decrease) in payroll liabilities
    (19,062 )     (31,604 )     -  
Net cash (used in) operating activities
    (641,880 )     (560,103 )     (1,819,195 )
                         
Cash flows from investing activities
                       
Acquisitions of fixed assets
    (3,201 )     (10,969 )     (69,824 )
Net cash (used in) financing activities
    (3,201 )     (10,969 )     (69,824 )
                         
Cash flows from financing activities
                       
Bank overdraft
    -       (6,324 )     -  
Donated capital
    -       -       830  
Proceeds from sale of common stock
    244,000       378,000       910,500  
Repurchase of common stock
    (4,500 )     -       (4,500 )
Proceeds from note payable
    540,557       302,250       768,454  
Proceeds from note payable –related party
    -       -       455,000  
Forgiveness of debt income
    (39,092 )     -       (39,092 )
Payments to from note payable
    (17,916 )     (3,477 )     (62,821 )
Net cash provided by financing activities
    723,049       670,449       2,028,371  
                         
Net increase (decrease) in cash
    77,968       99,377       139,352  
                         
Cash at beginning of period
    61,384       -       -  
                         
Cash at end of period
  $ 139,352     $ 99,377     $ 139,352  
                         
Supplemental disclosures:
                       
Interest paid
  $ -     $ -     $ -  
Income taxes paid
  $ -     $ -     $ -  
                         
Non-cash activities:
                       
Shares issued for services – related party
  $ -     $ 150,000     $ 17,000  
Number of shares issued for services – related party
    -       150,000       17,000,000  
Shares issued for assets and debt
  $ -     $ -     $ 30,000  
Number of shares issued to acquire assets and debt
    -       -       30,000,000  
Acquisition of notes payable for assignment agreement
  $ -     $ -     $ 250,000  
Warrants issued for services
  $ -     $ -     $ -  
Number of warrants issued for services
    -       -       125,000  
Shares issued for debt converted into common stock
  $ 760,000     $ -     $ 760,000  
Number of shares issued for debt converted
    23,750,825       -       23,750,825  
Accrued interest payable forgiven
  $ 96,906     $ -     $ 96,906  

The accompanying notes are an integral part of these condensed financial statements.

SEFE, Inc.
(A Development Stage Company)
Notes to Condensed Financial Statements

Note 1 – Basis of presentation

The interim financial statements included herein, presented in accordance with United States generally accepted accounting principles and stated in US dollars, have been prepared by the Company, without audit, pursuant to the rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).  Certain information and footnote disclosures normally included in financial statements prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles have been condensed or omitted pursuant to such rules and regulations, although the Company believes that the disclosures are adequate to make the information presented not misleading.

These statements reflect all adjustments, consisting of normal recurring adjustments, which, in the opinion of management, are necessary for fair presentation of the information contained therein.  It is suggested that these condensed interim financial statements be read in conjunction with the financial statements of the Company for the year ended December 31, 2011 and notes thereto included in the Company's annual report on Form 10-K.  The Company follows the same accounting policies in the preparation of interim reports.

Results of operations for the interim periods are not indicative of annual results.

Note 2 – History and organization of the company

The Company was originally organized on September 24, 2004 (Date of Inception) under the laws of the State of Nevada, as Midnight Candle Company.  On July 20, 2010, the Company amended its articles of incorporation to change its name from Midnight Candle Company to SEFE, Inc.  The Company is authorized to issue up to 200,000,000 shares of its common stock with a par value of $0.001 per share.

The business of the Company is to commercialize the ability to harvest atmospheric electricity.  The Company has limited operations and in accordance with FASB ASC 915-10, “Development Stage Entities,” the Company is considered a development stage company.

Note 3 – Going concern

The accompanying financial statements have been prepared assuming the Company will continue as a going concern.  As shown in the accompanying financial statements, the Company has incurred a net loss of ($2,380,839) for the period from September 24, 2004 (inception) to June 30, 2012, and had minimal net sales of $464.

In order to continue as a going concern, the Company will need, among other things, additional capital resources.  The Company is significantly dependent upon its ability, and will continue to attempt, to secure equity and/or additional debt financing.  The Company has recently issued debt securities and is contemplating conducting an offering of its common stock to raise proceeds to finance its plan of operation.  There are no assurances that the Company will be successful and without sufficient financing it would be unlikely for the Company to continue as a going concern.

The financial statements do not include any adjustments relating to the recoverability and classification of recorded assets, or the amounts of and classification of liabilities that might be necessary in the event the Company cannot continue in existence.  These conditions raise substantial doubt about the Company's ability to continue as a going concern.  These financial statements do not include any adjustments that might arise from this uncertainty.


Note 4 – Accounting policies and procedures

Use of estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.

Loss per share
Net loss per share is provided in accordance with FASB ASC 260-10, “Earnings per Share”.  Basic loss per share is computed by dividing losses available to common stockholders by the weighted average number of common shares outstanding during the period.  Diluted income (loss) per share gives effect to all dilutive potential common shares outstanding during the period. Dilutive loss per share excludes all potential common shares if their effect is anti-dilutive. The Company had dilutive common stock equivalents, such as stock options or warrants as of June 30, 2012.  See Note 8.

Revenue recognition
The Company recognizes revenue when all of the following conditions are satisfied: (1) there is persuasive evidence of an arrangement; (2) the service has been provided to the customer; (3) the amount of fees to be paid by the customer is fixed or determinable; and (4) the collection of our fees is probable.  There was no revenue for the six months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011.

Sales related to long-term contracts for services (such as engineering, product development and testing) extending over several years are accounted for under the percentage-of-completion method of accounting.  Sales and earnings under these contracts are recorded based on the ratio of actual costs incurred to total estimated costs expected to be incurred related to the contract under the cost-to-cost method based budgeted milestones or tasks as designated per each contract. Anticipated losses on contracts are recognized in full in the period in which losses become probable and estimable.

For all other sales of product or services the Company recognizes revenues based on the terms of the customer agreement.  The customer agreement takes the form of either a contract or a customer purchase order and each provides information with respect to the product or service being sold and the sales price.  If the customer agreement does not have specific delivery or customer acceptance terms, revenue is recognized at the time of shipment of the product to the customer.

Recent Accounting Pronouncements
The company evaluated all of the other recent accounting updates through August 2012 and deemed that they would not have a material effect on the financial position, results of operations or cash flows of the Company.

Reclassifications
Certain reclassifications have been made to the prior years’ financial statements to conform to the current year presentation.  These reclassifications had no effect on previously reported results of operations or retained earnings.

Note 5 – Prepaid expenses and deposits

On January 12, 2011, the Company entered into a legal retainer agreement with a law firm, for which the Company paid a legal retainer of $2,500.  The retainer will be expensed at the sole discretion of the law firm and all ongoing legal fees are billed to the Company as incurred.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company recognized legal expenses of $2,228.  As of June 30, 2012, the balance in prepaid expenses was $272.


On April 1, 2011, the Company entered in a one year lease agreement for office space.  The Company was required to pay a security deposit of $1,740 which was recorded as a deposit.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company recognized rent expenses of $1,740.  As of June 30, 2012, the balance in prepaid expenses was $0.

On May 15, 2011, the Company financed an annual insurance policy and recorded prepaid insurance expense totaling $43,000.  The Company will amortize over twelve months which is the term of the insurance policy.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company has recognized $14,333 in insurance expense and $0 remained in prepaid expenses as of June 30, 2012.

On September 14, 2011, the Company financed an annual insurance policy and recorded prepaid insurance expense totaling $7,719.  The Company will amortize over twelve months which is the term of the insurance policy.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company has recognized $3,860 in insurance expense and $1,287 remained in prepaid expenses as of June 30, 2012.

On February 21, 2012, the Company entered in a one year lease agreement for office space.  The Company was required to pay a security deposit of $4,000 which was recorded as a deposit as of June 30, 2012.

On May 18, 2012, the Company entered into a retainer agreement with a consulting firm, for which the Company paid a retainer of $20,000.  The retainer will be expensed at the sole discretion of the consulting firm and all ongoing fees are billed to the Company as incurred.  As of June 30, 2012, the balance in prepaid expenses was $20,000.

On May 21 2012, the Company financed an annual insurance policy and recorded prepaid insurance expense totaling $46,471.  The Company will amortize over twelve months which is the term of the insurance policy.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company has recognized $0 in insurance expense and $46,471 remained in prepaid expenses as of June 30, 2012.

During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company received a credit from a vendor totaling $700.  The credit will be utilized for future filings.  As of June 30, 2012, the balance in prepaid expenses was $700.

Note 6 – Debt and interest expense

Through June 30, 2012, the Company borrowed a total of $15,000 from a former officer and director of the Company.  The notes bear no interest, are due on demand and contain no prepayment penalty.

Through June 30, 2012, the Company borrowed a total of $2,500 from a former officer and director of the Company.  The notes bear no interest, are due on demand and contain no prepayment penalty.
 
On June 25, 2010, the Company entered into a Bridge Loan Agreement, whereby the Company borrowed $120,000 from a related party entity.  The loan is due and payable in full on the earlier of June 25, 2011 or at the closing of a private placement offering that nets the Registrant a minimum of $2,000,000.  The loan bears an interest rate of 10% per annum, payable on maturity.  During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the lender agreed to convert the full amount of the principal into 3,661,016 shares of common stock and agreed to cancel the entire balance of accrued interest payable.  As of March 31, 2012, the principle balance owed on this loan is $0 and a total of $19,726 in forgiven accrued interest has been recorded as additional paid-in capital.  In connection with the loan, and for no additional consideration, the Company issued to the note holder an aggregate of 450,000 shares of common stock.  See Note 7 – Stockholders’ Equity for additional discussion regarding the issuance of shares.
 
 
 
On June 25, 2010, the Company entered into a Bridge Loan Agreement, whereby the Company borrowed $145,000 from a non-related entity.  The loan is due and payable in full on the earlier of June 25, 2011 or at the closing of a private placement offering that nets the Registrant a minimum of $2,000,000.  The loan bears an interest rate of 10% per annum, payable on maturity.  During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the lender agreed to convert the full amount of the principal into 4,423,728 shares of common stock and agreed to cancel the entire balance of accrued interest payable.  As of March 31, 2012, the principle balance owed on this loan is $0 and the Company recognized $23,835 in income related to the forgiveness of accrued interest.  In connection with the loan, and for no additional consideration, the Company issued to the note holder an aggregate of 500,000 shares of common stock.  See Note 7 – Stockholders’ Equity for additional discussion regarding the issuance of shares.
 
On June 25, 2010, the Company entered into a Bridge Loan Agreement, whereby the Company borrowed $25,000 from a non-related entity.  The loan is due and payable in full on the earlier of June 25, 2011 or at the closing of a private placement offering that nets the Registrant a minimum of $2,000,000.  The loan bears an interest rate of 10% per annum, payable on maturity.  During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the lender agreed to convert the full amount of the principal into 762,712 shares of common stock and agreed to cancel the entire balance of accrued interest payable.  As of March 31, 2012, the principle balance owed on this loan is $0 and the Company recognized $4,110 in income related to the forgiveness of accrued interest.  In connection with the loan, and for no additional consideration, the Company issued to the note holder an aggregate of 50,000 shares of common stock.  See Note 7 – Stockholders’ Equity for additional discussion regarding the issuance of shares.
 
Pursuant to the July 16, 2010 Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement, the Company assumed liabilities totaling $250,000 in the form of convertible notes payable, due equitably to two holders, one of which is a related party entity.  The notes were due and payable in full on May 5, 2011.  The notes bear an interest rate of 5% per annum.  During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the lender agreed to convert the full amount of the principal into 7,627,118 shares of common stock and agreed to cancel the entire balance of accrued interest payable.  As of March 31, 2012, the balance owed on this loan is $0 and the Company recognized $11,147 in income related to the forgiveness of accrued interest and a total of $11,147 in forgiven accrued interest has been recorded as additional paid-in capital.
 
On November 2, 2010, the Company entered into a Bridge Loan Agreement, whereby the Company borrowed $50,000 from a related party entity.  The loan was due and payable in full on the earlier of November 2, 2011 or at the closing of a private placement offering that nets the Registrant a minimum of $2,000,000.  The loan bears an interest rate of 10% per annum, payable on maturity.  During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the lender agreed to convert the full amount of the principal into 1,525,424 shares of common stock and agreed to cancel the entire balance of accrued interest payable.  As of March 31, 2012, the principle balance owed on this loan is $0 and a total of $6,438 in forgiven accrued interest has been recorded as additional paid-in capital.
 
On January 25, 2011, the Company entered into a Convertible Debenture Agreement, whereby the Company borrowed $100,000 from a related party.  The loan is due and payable in full on the earlier of January 25, 2012 or at the closing of a private placement offering that nets the Registrant a minimum of $2,000,000.  The loan bears an interest rate of 10% per annum, payable on maturity.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the lender agreed to convert the full amount of the principal into 3,050,827 shares of common stock and agreed to cancel the entire balance of accrued interest payable.  As of June 30, 2012, the principle balance owed on this loan is $0 and a total of $12,830 in forgiven accrued interest has been recorded as additional paid-in capital. Interest expense through June 30, 2012 in relation to this note is $12,830.  The note was convertible at the sole discretion of the Company into shares of the Company’s par value common stock at a rate of $0.50 per share of common stock.  The Company and the related party agreed to reduce the conversion rate to $0.03 per share of common stock in order to satisfy the debt.  Resultantly, a discount of $50,000 was attributed to the beneficial conversion feature of the note, which amount was amortized over a period of twelve months.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, a total of $6,250 has been amortized and recorded as interest expense.  As of June 30, 2012, the discount was $0.
 
On February 14, 2011, the Company entered into a Convertible Debenture Agreement, whereby the Company borrowed $100,000 from a third party entity.  The loan was due and payable in full on the earlier of February 14, 2012 or at the closing of a private placement offering that nets the Registrant a minimum of $2,000,000.  The loan bears an interest rate of 10% per annum, payable on maturity.  As of June 30, 2012, the principle balance owed on this loan is $100,000.  As of the date of this filing, the loan is in default.  Interest expense through June 30, 2012 in relation to this note is $14,441.  The note is convertible at the sole discretion of the Company into shares of the Company’s par value common stock at a rate of $0.50 per share of common stock.  Resultantly, a discount of $50,000 was attributed to the beneficial conversion feature of the note, which amount is being amortized over a period of twelve months.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, a total of $3,472 has been amortized and recorded as interest expense.  As of June 30, 2012, the discount was $0.
 
On March 11, 2011, the Company entered into a Convertible Debenture Agreement, whereby the Company borrowed $70,000 from a related party.  The loan was due and payable in full on the earlier of February 14, 2012 or at the closing of a private placement offering that nets the Registrant a minimum of $2,000,000.  The loan bears an interest rate of 10% per annum, payable on maturity.  During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the lender agreed to convert the full amount of the principal into 2,700,000 shares of common stock and agreed to cancel the entire balance of accrued interest payable.  As of June 30, 2012, the principle balance owed on this loan is $0 and a total of $7,672 in forgiven accrued interest has been recorded as additional paid-in capital.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, a total of $6,806 has been amortized and recorded as interest expense.  As of June 30, 2012, the discount was $0.
 
On May 15, 2011, the Company entered into an insurance premium finance agreement, whereby the Company borrowed $32,250 from a third party.  The loan bears interest at 9% per annum with nine monthly payments of $3,719 including principal and interest.  See Note 5 – Prepaid Expenses and Deposits for additional discussion regarding the insurance premiums.
 
On September 14, 2011, the Company entered into an insurance premium finance agreement, whereby the Company borrowed $5,377 from a third party.  The loan bears interest at 12% per annum with nine monthly payments of $628 including principal and interest.  As of June 30, 2012, the balance due was $0.  See Note 5 – Prepaid Expenses and Deposits for additional discussion regarding the insurance premiums.
 
On May 21 2012, the Company entered into an insurance premium finance agreement, whereby the Company borrowed $40,557 from a third party.  The loan bears interest at 9% per annum with nine monthly payments of $4,684 including principal and interest.  As of June 30, 2012, the balance due was $0.  See Note 5 – Prepaid Expenses and Deposits for additional discussion regarding the insurance premiums.
 
On April 21, 2012, the Company entered into a debenture with an unrelated third party for $200,000 with interest at 8% per annum and a balloon payment of principal and interest due on April 18, 2013.  In addition, the Company issued 50,000 stock warrants which were valued at $86,648 utilizing the Black Scholes model.  Resultantly, a discount of $60,456 was attributed to the discount on the note, which amount is being amortized over a period of twelve months.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, a total of $11,587 has been amortized and recorded as interest expense.  As of June 30, 2012, the discount was $48,869.
 
 
On May 17, 2012, the Company entered into a debenture with an unrelated third party for $100,000 with interest at 8% per annum and a balloon payment of principal and interest due on May 16, 2013.  In addition, the Company issued 25,000 stock warrants which were valued at $20,950 utilizing the Black Scholes model.  Resultantly, a discount of $17,321 was attributed to the discount on the note, which amount is being amortized over a period of twelve months.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, a total of $2,095 has been amortized and recorded as interest expense.  As of June 30, 2012, the discount was $15,226.
 
On June 11, 2012, the Company entered into a debenture with an unrelated third party for $200,000 with interest at 8% per annum and a balloon payment of principal and interest due on June 10, 2013.  In addition, the Company issued 50,000 stock warrants which were valued at $18,604 utilizing the Black Scholes model.  Resultantly, a discount of $17,021 was attributed to the discount on the note, which amount is being amortized over a period of twelve months.  During the six months ended June 30, 2012, a total of $898 has been amortized and recorded as interest expense.  As of June 30, 2012, the discount was $16,122.
 
Note 7 – Stockholders’ equity

The Company was originally authorized to issue up to 100,000,000 shares of one class of common stock, par value $.001.  On October 15, 2008, the Company amended the Company’s Articles of Incorporation to increase the authorized capital stock of the Company from 100,000,000 shares with a par value of $0.001 per share to 200,000,000 shares of par value common stock

On June 25, 2010, the Company issued an aggregate of 1,000,000 shares of its par value common stock to two note holders, in connection with the Bridge Loan Agreements discussed in Note 4 – Debt and Interest Expense, above.  The shares were issued pursuant to an exemption from registration under Section 4(2) of the Securities Act at a price per share of $0.001.

On July 16, 2010, the founding shareholder and an officer and director of the Company returned and cancelled an aggregate of 144,900,000 shares of common stock of the Company.


During the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company sold a total of 1,274,000 shares of common stock for total cash of $637,000.  As of December 31, 2011, the Company issued 1,166,000 shares of common stock and 108,000 shares remain unissued.  During January of 2012, the shares were issued.
 
On October 1, 2011, the Company cancelled 30,000,000 shares of its common stock as part of a Separation and Release Agreement with Mr. Ogram and Mr. Rod, former officers of the Company.

As of October 1, 2011, the Company agreed to issue a total of 4,000,000 shares of its common stock to Mr. Ogram and Mr. Rod, former officers of the Company, as part of a Separation and Release Agreement which was considered compensation.  The shares were valued at $4,000,000 based on the fair value of the common stock issued.  During the year ended December 31, 2011, the Company issued a total of 30,000 shares to Mr. Ogram and Mr. Rod and 3,970,000 shares remain unissued as of December 31, 2011.  These shares were issued in the three months ended March 31, 2012.
 
During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the Company sold a total of 275,000 shares of common stock for total cash of $125,000.

During the three months ended March 31, 2012, the Company issued a total of 20,699,998 shares of common stock for total the conversion of debt totaling $660,000.  Additionally, the lenders agreed to forgive accrued interest of $76,404 which was recorded to additional paid in capital.
 
On May 3, 2012, the Company repurchased 4,500,000 shares of common stock from a former member of the board of directors for $4,500.  The shares were cancelled during the six months ended June 30, 2012.
 
During the three months ended June 30, 2012, the Company sold a total of 283,750 shares of common stock for total cash of $119,000.

During the three months ended June 30, 2012, the Company issued a total of 3,050,827 shares of common stock for total the conversion of debt totaling $100,000.  Additionally, the lenders agreed to forgive accrued interest of $23,830 which was recorded to additional paid in capital.

As of June 30, 2012, there have been no other issuances of common stock.

Note 8 – Warrants
 
During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the Company granted a total of 125,000 stock warrants in connection with a debenture.  See Note 6 – Debt and interest expense for additional discussion regarding the issuance of shares.
 
The following is a summary of the status of all of the Company’s stock warrants as of June 30, 2012 and 2011 and changes during the six months ended on those dates:

   
Number
Of Shares
   
Weighted-Average
Exercise Price
 
Outstanding at December 31, 2010
    125,000     $ 1.00  
Granted
    0     $ 0.00  
Exercised
    0     $ 0.00  
Cancelled
    0     $ 0.00  
Outstanding at June 30, 2011
    125,000     $ 1.00  
Granted
    0     $ 0.00  
Exercised
    0     $ 0.00  
Cancelled
    0     $ 0.00  
Outstanding at December 31, 2011
    125,000     $ 1.00  
Granted
    125,000     $ 1.00  
Exercised
    0     $ 0.00  
Cancelled
    0     $ 0.00  
Outstanding at June 30, 2012
    250,000     $ 1.00  
Warrants exercisable at June 30, 2011
    57,292     $ 1.00  
Warrants exercisable at June 30, 2012
    244,791     $ 1.00  


The following tables summarize information about stock options outstanding and exercisable at June 30, 2012:

     
STOCK OPTIONS OUTSTANDING
 
 
Range of
Exercise Prices
   
Number of
Shares
Outstanding
   
Weighted-Average
Remaining
Contractual
Life in Years
   
Weighted-
Average
Exercise Price
 
$ 1.00       250,000       2.49     $ 1.00  
          250,000       2.49     $ 1.00  

     
STOCK OPTIONS EXERCISABLE
 
Range of
Exercise Prices
   
Number of
Shares
Exercisable
   
Weighted-
Average
Exercise Price
 
$ 1.00       244,791     $ 1.00  
          244,791     $ 1.00  

Note 9 – Agreements

On July 16, 2010, the Company entered into and closed an Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement by and between SEFE, Inc., a Delaware corporation, the Company and Ms. Helen C. Cary, the majority shareholder of the Company’s issued and outstanding common stock.  In accordance with the Assignment, the Company acquired all of SEFE’s right, title and interest in and to various information, inventions, discoveries, writings, expressions, ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques, innovations, systems, processes, procedures, methods, prototypes, designs, and technical data involving or relating to certain atmospheric static electricity collectors, as generally described in four U.S. Patent Applications, which have since become issued patents.  In exchange for the assignment of the Patents, the Company agreed to the following:

1.  
The assumption of liabilities of SEFE, in the aggregate of $250,000;
2.  
The issuance of 30,000,000 shares of the Company’s unregistered common stock; and
3.  
The cancellation by Ms. Cary of 144,900,000 shares of the Company’s common stock owned by her.

On August 3, 2010, the Company entered into a legal services agreement with a law firm for certain services to be provided over a period of three months.  The monthly retainer was $2,500 and did not take effect until approximately October 2010.  As of March 31, 2011, the Company paid a total of $5,000 in accordance with the agreement and currently owes a balance of $2,500.  As additional compensation, the Company issued options to purchase 125,000 shares of common stock of the Company, with an exercise price of $1.00.  The aggregate fair value of such options totaled $0 based on the Black Scholes Merton pricing model using the following estimates:  3.3% risk free rate, 106% volatility and expected life of the options of 24 months.  No additional amounts are due and the agreement has expired as of December 31, 2010.

On February 21, 2012, the Company entered into a lease agreement for office space for a period of one year.  The monthly base rent is $4,000 plus common area maintenance fees.  The Company was required to pay a security deposit totaling $4,000.
 
On May 18, 2012, the Company entered into an investor relations agreement at a total cost of $60,000 per month.
 

Note 10 – Related party transactions

On June 25, 2010, the Company entered into a Bridge Loan Agreement, whereby the Company borrowed $120,000 from a related party entity.  In connection with the loan, and for no additional consideration, the Company issued to the note holder an aggregate of 500,000 shares of common stock.

On July 16, 2010, the Company entered into a Bridge Loan Agreement, whereby the Company borrowed $250,000 from a related party entity.

On November 3, 2010, the entered into a Bridge Loan Agreement, whereby the Company borrowed $50,000 from a related party entity.

During 2007 and 2008, the Company borrowed a total of $15,000 from an officer of the Company.  The notes bear no interest, are due on demand and contain no prepayment penalty.

Note 11 – Subsequent Events
 
The Company’s Management has reviewed all material events through the date of this report in accordance with ASC 855-10, and believes there are only the following material subsequent events to report:

On August 1, 2012, the Company entered into a debenture with an unrelated third party for $50,000 with interest at 8% per annum and a balloon payment of principal and interest due on July 31, 2013.  In addition, the Company issued 12,500 stock warrants.
 

Management's Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Plan of Operation

Forward-Looking Statements

This Quarterly Report contains forward-looking statements about SEFE’s business, financial condition and prospects that reflect management’s assumptions and beliefs based on information currently available.  We can give no assurance that the expectations indicated by such forward-looking statements will be realized.  If any of our management’s assumptions should prove incorrect, or if any of the risks and uncertainties underlying such expectations should materialize, SEFE’s actual results may differ materially from those indicated by the forward-looking statements.

The key factors that are not within our control and that may have a direct bearing on operating results include, but are not limited to, acceptance of our services, our ability to expand our customer base, managements’ ability to raise capital in the future, the retention of key employees and changes in the regulation of our industry.

There may be other risks and circumstances that management may be unable to predict.  When used in this Quarterly Report, words such as,  "believes,""expects," "intends,""plans,""anticipates,""estimates" and similar expressions are intended to identify forward-looking statements, although there may be certain forward-looking statements not accompanied by such expressions.

Overview

We were originally incorporated in the State of Nevada on September 24, 2004 as “Midnight Candle Company.”  On July 16, 2010, we entered into an Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement by and between SEFE, Inc., a Delaware corporation, Ms. Helen C. Cary, the majority shareholder of our issued and outstanding common stock, and Midnight Candle Company.  In accordance with the Assignment, we acquired all of SEFE’s right, title and interest in and to various information, inventions, discoveries, writings, expressions, ideas, know-how, concepts, techniques, innovations, systems, processes, procedures, methods, prototypes, designs, and technical data involving or relating to certain atmospheric static electricity collectors, as generally described in four U.S. Patent Applications, which have since become issued patents. In exchange for the assignment of the Patents, we agreed to the following:

1.  
The assumption of liabilities of SEFE, in the aggregate of $250,000;
2.  
The issuance of 30,000,000 shares of the Registrant’s unregistered common stock; and
3.  
The cancellation by Ms. Cary of 144,900,000 shares of the Registrant’s common stock owned by her.

For a more detailed explanation of the above transactions please see the Company’s Form 8-K filed with the SEC on July 19, 2010, and subsequent amendments made thereto.

On July 20, 2010, we amended our articles of incorporation with the Secretary of State of Nevada to change our name from Midnight Candle Company to “SEFE, Inc.”

As of October 1, 2011, we entered into Separation Agreements, with Addendums thereto, for the principals of SEFE Delaware to return for cancellation 26,000,000 of the 30,000,000 shares of common stock issued to SEFE Delaware originally issued in connection with the July 13, 2010 Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement.  Messrs. Rod and Ogram are each retaining 2,000,000 of the remaining 4,000,000 shares still issued and outstanding.


SEFE was founded to develop and bring to market a renewable source of energy that naturally occurs in the atmosphere.  The system is designed to capture static electric energy and convert it to usable electricity with the proprietary methodology developed by our company.  SEFE’s energy production methodologies and technologies are un-intrusive to existing communities, easily adoptable, aim to have high output and leave a low carbon footprint.  This is a renewable source, but also one that is non-polluting and economical.

Our patents will provide barriers to entry and fortify our foundational business construct. In addition, SEFE will continue its forward-looking strategy resulting in additional patent filings and applications with the United States Patent and Trademark Office with the goal of protecting our Inventions through the development of our business model.  Through the date of this quarterly report, we have four issued patents, three pending with the USPTO awaiting patent numbers and 19 more at various stages of the filing process:

1.  
Issued Patent Number:.: 7,855,476
Title: Atmospheric Electrical Generator

2.  
Issued Patent Number: 8,102,078
Title: Dynamic Electrical Converter System

3.  
Issued Patent Number: 8,102,082
Title: Atmospheric Electricity Collector

4.  
Issued Patent Number: 8,102,083
Title: Atmospheric Electrical Generator with Change of State

5.  
Application No.: 13/103,988
Title: Strain Reduction On A Balloon System In Extreme Weather Conditions

6.  
Application No.:  13/103,963
Title:  Atmospheric Energy Collection

7.  
Application No.:  13/106,759
Title:  Collection of Atmospheric Ions

Management’s Discussion and Analysis

Results of operations

Operating Expenses

In the course of our operations, we incur operating expenses composed largely of research and development costs, general and administrative costs and professional fees.  General and administrative expenses are essentially the cost of doing business, and encompass, without limitation, the following: licenses; taxes; general office expenses, such as postage, supplies and printing; utilities; bank charges; website costs; and other miscellaneous expenditures not otherwise classified.  Accounting fees include: auditing by our independent registered public accountants, bookkeeping, tax preparation fees for filing Federal and State income tax returns and other accounting-specific consulting services.  Professional fees include: transfer agent fees for printing stock certificates; consulting costs for marketing and advertising; general business development; and Edgarization fees for the submission of reports and information statements with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.  We have also incurred costs that are the result of the development and testing of our proprietary technologies, which aim to harvest atmospheric electricity.

 
   
Three Months Ended
             
   
June 30,
   
Change
 
   
2012
   
2011
          $   %
Operating Expenses:
                         
Advertising and marketing
  $ 164,325     $ 5,450     $ 158,875       2,915.1 %
Depreciation and amortization
    6,979       6,821       158       2.3 %
Executive compensation
    30,000       85,000       (55,000 )     (64.7 %)
General and administrative expenses
    113,969       57,341       56,628       98.8 %
Professional fees
    182,778       207,362       (24,584 )     (11.9 %)
Impairment expense
    -       -       -       -  
                                 
Total operating expenses
  $ 498,051     $ 361,974     $ 136,077       37.6 %

Advertising and marketing expense increased $158,875 from June 30, 2011 to June 30, 2012.  The significant increase can be attributed to our efforts to generate greater awareness of our technology and attract potential partnerships or joint research and development alliances.  Our advertising and marketing expense is dependent upon our working capital and success in attracting interest in our technology; therefore we expect ongoing investment in advertising and marketing to vary substantially from quarter to quarter.

Depreciation expense increased $158 from $6,821 during the quarter ended June 30, 2011 to $6,979 in June 30, 2012.  The slight 2.3% increase during the comparable periods is attributable to the addition of testing equipment and computer software to advance the development of our technology.  Any increase in depreciation expense is directly correlated with increases in fixed assets.  Due to our continued research and development efforts, we expect to continue to periodically purchase additional fixed assets for the foreseeable future; thus, we expect depreciation expense to increase, the level of which is entirely unpredictable.
 
Executive compensation expense decreased $55,000 during the quarter ended June 30, 2012 from the comparable year ago period ended June 30, 2011.  The decrease is due primarily to our October 1, 2011 decision not to renew the employment of two former officers.  We cannot predict future levels of executive compensation at this time.
 
General and administrative expenses increased 98.8% from the three months ended June 30, 2011 to the comparable period ended June 30, 2012.  The significant increase is due, in part to increases in the costs of furthering the research and development of our Harmony technology, including, but not limited to, employee wages, insurance costs, test materials, repairs and other associated expenses.  These costs are highly variable and cannot be predicted with any level of certainty.

During the quarter ended June 30, 2012, professional fees decreased by $24,584 from the quarter ended June 30, 2011.  The 11.9% decrease is difficult to attribute to a single factor, as most of the consultants and other third party professionals are contracted on a per-project or short-term basis, as opposed to a guaranteed long-term engagement.  While we expect to continue to incur professional fees for the foreseeable future, we are unable to predict the impact and variability of such fees.

 
   
Six Months Ended
             
   
June 30,
   
Change
 
   
2012
   
2011
          $   %
Operating Expenses:
                         
Advertising and marketing
  $ 165,715     $ 7,216     $ 158,499       2,916.5 %
Depreciation and amortization
    13,953       13,207       746       5.6 %
Executive compensation
    30,000       175,000       (145,000 )     (82.9 %)
General and administrative expenses
    188,186       78,203       109,983       140.6 %
Professional fees
    287,984       261,840       26,144       10.0 %
Impairment expense
    -       -       -       -  
                                 
Total operating expenses
  $ 685,838     $ 535,466     $ 150,372       28.1 %

As stated previously, our advertising and marketing expense is dependent upon our working capital and success in attracting interest in our technology; therefore we expect ongoing investment in advertising and marketing to vary substantially from quarter to quarter.

The relatively minor 5.6% increase during the comparable periods is attributable to the addition of testing equipment and computer software to advance the development of our technology.  Due to our continued research and development efforts, we expect to continue to periodically purchase additional fixed assets for the foreseeable future; thus, we expect depreciation expense to increase, the level of which is entirely unpredictable.

The significant decrease in executive compensation expense is due primarily to our October 1, 2011 decision not to renew the employment of two former officers.  We cannot predict future levels of executive compensation at this time.

General and administrative expenses increased 140.6% during the six months ended June 30, 2012 compared to the six month period ended June 30, 2011.  These costs are highly variable and cannot be predicted with any level of certainty.

Professional fees increased by $26,144 from the six months ended June 30, 2011 to the comparable six months ended June 30, 2012.  While we expect to continue to incur professional fees for the foreseeable future, we are unable to predict the impact and variability of such fees.

Other Expenses

During the three months ended June 30, 2012, we recorded interest expense of $23,450, related to debt financing we obtained to fund our expected operational strategies.  In the three months ended June 30, 2011, interest expense totaled $52,659.  The significant 55.5% decrease is attributable to the conversion of $760,000 of notes payable into 23,750,825 shares of our common stock during the six months ended June 30, 2012.  Similarly, we experienced a 38.8% decrease in interest expense from the six month period ended June 30, 2011 compared to the six months ended June 30, 2012.



In connection with the conversion of debt during the first quarter of 2012, the debt holders forgave all interest accrued thereupon since the creation of the notes.  During the three month periods ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, no interest was forgiven; therefore we did not record any income.  In the six months ended June 30, 2012, we realized $39,092 of income on the forgiveness of debt related to the cancelation of accrued interest on notes payable to non-related parties.  Accrued interest forgiven by related party note holders in the amount of $57,814 was recorded as additional paid-in capital.  Due to the conversion of these notes, we anticipate interest expense to be significantly lower in upcoming reporting periods.  During the comparable six months ended June 30, 2011, we did not record any forgiveness of debt income.  Due to the conversion of these notes, we anticipate interest expense to be significantly lower in upcoming reporting periods.
 
Net Losses

We have experienced net losses in all periods since our inception.  Our net losses for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 were $521,501 and $414,633, respectively.  During the six month periods ended June 30, 2012 and 2011, we incurred net losses of $699,363 and $621,428, respectively.  Our net loss since September 24, 2004, the date of our inception, through June 30, 2012 was $2,380,839.  We anticipate incurring ongoing operating losses and cannot predict when, if at all, we may expect these losses to plateau or narrow.

Liquidity and Capital Resources

Cash used in operations during the six months ended June 30, 2012 was $641,880, compared to $560,103 of cash used in operations during the comparable period ended June 30, 2011.  Since inception, we have used $1,819,195 in cash for general operations and developmental activities.

During the six month period ended June 30, 2012, we purchased fixed assets of $3,201.  In comparison, we purchased $10,969 in fixed assets during the six months ended June 30, 2011.  From inception to June 30, 2012, cash used in investing activities was $69,824 related to the purchase and acquisition of fixed assets and intellectual property.

During the six month period ended June 30, 2012, net cash provided by financing activities totaled $723,049.  The bulk of cash was provided by the issuances of debt securities, totaling $540,557, during the period.  We also sold 558,750 shares of our common stock $244,000 in cash.  In comparison, during the period ended June 30, 2011, financing activities provided $670,449 in cash, primarily from issuances of our notes payable aggregating $302,250 in cash and sales of common stock totaling $378,000.  Since our inception through June 30, 2012, $2,028,371 in cash was provided by financing activities.

As of June 30, 2012, we had $139,352 of cash on hand.  Our management believes this amount is not sufficient to maintain our operations for at least the next 12 months.  We are continuously engaged in raising additional capital by conducting issuances of our equity and debt securities for cash.  We cannot assure you that any financing can be obtained or, if obtained, that it will be on reasonable terms.  As such, our principal accountants have expressed doubt about our ability to continue as a going concern because we have limited operations and have not fully commenced planned principal operations.
 
During the six months ended June 30, 2012, the period covered by this annual report, our management has made significant attempts to bolster our balance sheet and obtain operating capital.  To this end, we have arranged with our note holders to convert $760,000 of our bridge notes, into 23,750,825 shares of our common stock.  Additionally, the lenders agreed to forgive accrued interest of $96,906, of which $57,814 was recorded to additional paid in capital and $39,092 was treated as income related to the forgiveness of debt.  All interest accrued thereupon, as of the date of conversion, was forgiven.
 
Our management expects to incur up to, but not in excess of, $425,000 in research and development costs.


We do not have any off-balance sheet arrangements.

We currently do not own any significant plant or equipment that we would seek to sell in the near future.

We have not paid for expenses on behalf of any of our directors.  Additionally, we believe that this fact shall not materially change.
 
Plan of Operation

SEFE has recognized an alternative source of energy that naturally occurs in the atmosphere.  SEFE believes this energy can be captured and converted to usable electricity with a proprietary methodology developed or otherwise owned by SEFE.  The SEFE system is designed to capture static electricity from the atmosphere and making it usable for utility companies, mining and manufacturing concerns, emergency relief efforts, and others.  This is a renewable source, but also one that is non-polluting and economical.  The SEFE system is designed to operate in the following manner:

Ø  
An electrical lead held aloft by a suspension mechanism
Ø  
Static electricity is absorbed by the lead
Ø  
The direct current of electricity is converted to an alternating current using our proprietary methods
Ø  
The collected electricity is sent to an isolated platform
Ø  
The platform sends the current to a converter to do either one of the following:
o  
Translate the direct current into an alternating current in usable form and
o  
Convert the electricity back into direct current and stores it in batteries for later use
Ø  
Electricity is communicated to existing residential and commercial locations (using the existing power distribution infrastructure from the utility companies)

We currently work with a number of professional firms who provide various consulting, advisory and/or other service essential to our operations:

1.  
Greenberg Traurig, LLP – securities counsel
2.  
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, PC – intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions and general counsel
3.  
Weaver, Martin & Samyn, LLC – independent registered certified public accounting firm

For additional information about our company and our business, you can visit our corporate website at www.sefelectric.com.  It currently contains access to our reporting information and we plan to continue providing access to our reporting information through this corporate website.

Ongoing data collection continues to measure the amount of atmospheric electricity available in various weather conditions, amounts of cloud cover, altitudes, and elevations above sea level.  The latest tests occurred in the Q2 2012.  We will capitalize on the information gleaned from our most recent and upcoming tests in order to move into fabrication of our commercial grade units.  We have strategically studied topography and weather conditions throughout the United States in order to determine the areas where we might harvest the maximum amount of electricity.  In 2012, the Company will continue developing, building, and doing in-lab testing of SEFE’s proprietary detection system that begun in 2011.  This system will help determine where we might find maximum available atmospheric energy sources in order to best concentrate our sales efforts and an aggressive testing calendar has been formulated.  We continue to reach out to potential clients and nurture new relationships into the various needs of mining, manufacturing, and construction concerns across the United States to determine how SEFE’s technology could fit into their existing infrastructures and what effects might be had on their costs.  In the event that we are unable to receive funding, it may be impossible for us to meet these stated milestones and continue on the path toward the generation of revenue.  


We plan on generating revenue by selling the electricity produced by our Harmony III commercial grade units,, as well as by leasing the units themselves, if applicable.  The key to our Harmony III unit is its ability to capture and translate the electrical source found in the atmosphere into a usable current.

 
 
Milestones to be met on the way to commercializing the Harmony III include: 

1.  
Completing the data collection to determine how much electricity can be generated and stored by each unit over a period of time based on location, altitude, weather, and other factors; 

2.  
Securing contracts with mining organizations and/or utility companies

3.  
Implementation of the communications, monitoring methodologies, and security for each unit through our Network Operations Center where applicable.

Since the beginning of 2011, we have made the following advancements in our business objectives:

1.  
Exhaustive research on existing science and previous iterations of electrostatic motors;

2.  
Initial testing of proprietary Atmospheric Energy Detection System with mechanisms to measure changes in available power in various weather conditions and at a range of altitude, elevation, and humidity levels.

3.  
The United States Patent and Trademark Organization has issued the following patents:

a.  
Issued Patent Number:.: 7,855,476
 
Title: Atmospheric Electrical Generator

b.  
Issued Patent Number: 8,102,078
 
Title: Dynamic Electrical Converter System

c.  
Issued Patent Number: 8,102,082
 
Title: Atmospheric Electricity Collector

d.  
Issued Patent Number: 8,102,083
 
Title: Atmospheric Electrical Generator with Change of State

4.  
 The USPTO has accepted the applications for the following patents:

 
Application No.: 13/103,988
 
Title: Strain Reduction On A Balloon System In Extreme Weather Conditions

 
Application No.:  13/103,963
 
Title:  Atmospheric Energy Collection

 
Application No.:  13/106,759
 
Title:  Collection of Atmospheric Ions

5.  
Expanded our intellectual patent portfolio to 26 patents in various stages.

6.  
Ongoing development of new technologies to improve the commercial scalability of our technology

7.  
Formation of capital to move forward with development, testing, and fabrication

8.  
Research into potential clients across multiple industries which will allow SEFE to generate revenue through several channels (licensing of hardware, maintenance, sale of power, etc.)

 
We are a small, development stage company attempting to establish ourselves in a relatively new, untapped niche in the energy industry.  We are actively engaged in building our infrastructure, upon which we will establish a base of operations.  We are also working on partnerships with Atmospheric Sciences departments within universities in order to perfect SEFE’s core technology.  We anticipate that these relationships will provide us with the manpower to complete the design, testing, and implementation elements for our commercial grade units as well as to build our intellectual property portfolio.  We are also interested in acquiring or entering joint ventures in green technology to expand our intellectual property and/or produce revenues for the Company.  This strategy will allow the company to have several products to diversify future revenue streams.  We anticipate securing equity or debt financing in order to provide the funding for our continued operation and move us into the fabrication of our commercial units.

Anticipated costs of all of the aforementioned efforts are estimated to total about $3,000,000 over the next twelve months.  In order to fund our proposed plan of operation, we are currently contemplating conducting an offering of our common stock to raise a minimum of approximately $3,000,000 up to a maximum of $8,000,000 to finance our plan of operations.  These funds are expected to be raised through equity financing, which will result in further dilution in the equity ownership of the shares currently issued and outstanding.  We are significantly dependent upon obtaining at least the minimum proceeds of this proposed offering in order to pursue the plan of operations set forth herein.  We cannot provide investors with any assurance that we will be able to raise any funds and we have no commitments to raise the additional funding.  In the event we are unable to locate at least the minimum offering amount contemplated, we may be unable to fully execute our business.

Critical Accounting Policies

Our Management’s Discussion and Analysis of Financial Condition and Results of Operations section discusses our financial statements, which have been prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.  The preparation of the financial statements requires us to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenues and expenses during the reporting period.  On an on-going basis, we evaluate our estimates and judgments, including those related to revenue recognition, recoverability of intangible assets, and contingencies and litigation.  We base our estimates and judgments on historical experience and on various other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances, the results of which form the basis for making judgments about the carrying value of assets and liabilities that are not readily apparent from other sources.  Actual results may differ from these estimates under different assumptions or conditions.  The most significant accounting estimates inherent in the preparation of our consolidated financial statements include estimates as to the appropriate carrying value of certain assets and liabilities which are not readily apparent from other sources, primarily the valuation of intangible assets.  The methods, estimates and judgments we use in applying these most critical accounting policies have a significant impact on the results we report in our consolidated financial statements.

Use of estimates

The preparation of financial statements in conformity with generally accepted accounting principles requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of assets and liabilities and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities at the date of the financial statements and the reported amounts of revenue and expenses during the reporting period.  Actual results could differ from those estimates.


Intangible assets

Management regularly reviews property, equipment, intangibles and other long-lived assets for possible impairment. This review occurs quarterly, or more frequently if events or changes in circumstances indicate the carrying amount of the asset may not be recoverable. If there is indication of impairment, then management prepares an estimate of future cash flows expected to result from the use of the asset and its eventual disposition. If these cash flows are less than the carrying amount of the asset, an impairment loss is recognized to write down the asset to its estimated fair value. Management believes that the accounting estimate related to impairment of its property and equipment, is a “critical accounting estimate” because: (1) it is highly susceptible to change from period to period because it requires management to estimate fair value, which is based on assumptions about cash flows and discount rates; and (2) the impact that recognizing an impairment would have on the assets reported on our balance sheet, as well as net income, could be material. Management’s assumptions about cash flows and discount rates require significant judgment because actual revenues and expenses have fluctuated in the past and are expected to continue to do so.
 
The Company capitalizes the costs associated with the development of the Company’s website pursuant to ASC Topic 350.  Other costs related to the maintenance of the website are expensed as incurred.  Amortization is provided over the estimated useful lives of 3 years using the straight-line method for financial statement purposes.   The Company commenced amortization during the quarter ended September 30, 2010, once the economic benefits of the assets began to be consumed.  Amortization expense for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 totaled $902 and $902, respectively.
 
The Company reviews the carrying value of intangible assets for impairment whenever events and circumstances indicate that the carrying value may not be recoverable from the estimated future cash flows expected to result from its use and eventual disposition.  In cases where undiscounted expected future cash flows are less than the carrying value, an impairment loss is recognized equal to the amount by which the carrying value exceeds the fair value.  The factors considered by management in performing this assessment include current operating results, trends and prospects, the manner in which the property is used, and the effects of obsolescence, demand, competition and other economic factors.  On July 16, 2010, the Company obtained certain intangible assets through an Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement.  Management of the Company reviewed the intangible assets and has decided to write down the value of the assets.  As a result of this assessment, the Company recorded impairment expense of $213,976 during the year ended December 31, 2010.

Property and equipment

Property and equipment is recorded at cost.  Expenditures for major additions and improvements are capitalized and minor replacements, maintenance, and repairs are charged to expense as incurred.  When property and equipment is retired or otherwise disposed of, the cost and accumulated depreciation are removed from the accounts and any resulting gain or loss is included in the results of operations for the respective period.  Depreciation is provided over the estimated useful lives of the related assets using the straight-line method for financial statement purposes.  The Company uses other depreciation methods (generally accelerated) for tax purposes where appropriate.  The estimated useful lives for significant property and equipment categories are as follows:
 
Furniture and fixtures
5 years
Equipment
5 years

The Company reviews the carrying value of property and equipment for impairment whenever events and circumstances indicate that the carrying value of an asset may not be recoverable from the estimated future cash flows expected to result from its use and eventual disposition.  In cases where undiscounted expected future cash flows are less than the carrying value, an impairment loss is recognized equal to an amount by which the carrying value exceeds the fair value of assets.  The factors considered by management in performing this assessment include current operating results, trends and prospects, the manner in which the property is used, and the effects of obsolescence, demand, competition and other economic factors.  Based on this assessment there was no impairment as June 30, 2012 or 2011.  Depreciation expense for the three months ended June 30, 2012 and 2011 totaled $6,077 and $5,919, respectively.




Revenue recognition

The Company recognizes revenue when all of the following conditions are satisfied: (1) there is persuasive evidence of an arrangement; (2) the service has been provided to the customer; (3) the amount of fees to be paid by the customer is fixed or determinable; and (4) the collection of our fees is probable.  There was no revenue for the years ended June 30, 2012 and 2011.

Sales related to long-term contracts for services (such as engineering, product development and testing) extending over several years are accounted for under the percentage-of-completion method of accounting.  Sales and earnings under these contracts are recorded based on the ratio of actual costs incurred to total estimated costs expected to be incurred related to the contract under the cost-to-cost method based budgeted milestones or tasks as designated per each contract. Anticipated losses on contracts are recognized in full in the period in which losses become probable and estimable.
 
For all other sales of product or services the Company recognizes revenues based on the terms of the customer agreement.  The customer agreement takes the form of either a contract or a customer purchase order and each provides information with respect to the product or service being sold and the sales price.  If the customer agreement does not have specific delivery or customer acceptance terms, revenue is recognized at the time of shipment of the product to the customer.
 
Management periodically reviews all product returns and evaluates the need for establishing either a reserve for product returns or a product warranty liability. As of June 30, 2012 and 2011, management has concluded that neither a reserve for product returns nor a warranty liability is required.

Fair value of financial instruments

Fair value estimates discussed herein are based upon certain market assumptions and pertinent information available to management as of June 30, 2012 and 2011.  The respective carrying value of certain on-balance-sheet financial instruments approximated their fair values. Fair values were assumed to approximate carrying values for cash and payables because they are short term in nature and their carrying amounts approximate fair values or they are payable on demand.  
 
Stock-Based Compensation

The Company records stock based compensation in accordance with the guidance in ASC Topic 718 which requires the Company to recognize expense related to the fair value of its employee stock option awards.  This eliminates accounting for share-based compensation transactions using the intrinsic value and requires instead that such transactions be accounted for using a fair-value-based method. The Company recognizes the cost of all share-based awards on a graded vesting basis over the vesting period of the award.

Reclassifications

Certain reclassifications have been made to the prior years’ financial statements to conform to the current year presentation.  These reclassifications had no effect on previously reported results of operations or retained earnings.


Controls and Procedures

Evaluation of Disclosure Controls and Procedures

Our Principal Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer evaluated the effectiveness of our disclosure controls and procedures (as defined in Rule 13a-15(e) under the Exchange Act) as of the period covered by this Report. Based on that evaluation, it was concluded that our disclosure controls and procedures are not designed at a reasonable assurance level and are not effective to provide reasonable assurance that information we are required to disclose in the reports that we file or submit under the Exchange Act is recorded, processed, summarized, and reported within the time periods specified in the SEC’s rules and forms, and that such information is accumulated and communicated to our management, including our principal executive and principal financial officer, or persons performing similar functions, as appropriate to allow timely decisions regarding required disclosure

Changes in internal controls over financial reporting

There were no changes in our internal controls over financial reporting that occurred during the period covered by this report, which has materially affected, or is reasonably likely to materially affect, our internal controls over financial reporting.

Limitations on Effectiveness of Controls and Procedures

In designing and evaluating the disclosure controls and procedures, management recognizes that any controls and procedures, no matter how well designed and operated, can provide only reasonable assurance of achieving the desired control objectives. In addition, the design of disclosure controls and procedures must reflect the fact that there are resource constraints and that management is required to apply its judgment in evaluating the benefits of possible controls and procedures relative to their costs.


PART II – OTHER INFORMATION

Legal Proceedings

We are not a party to any material legal proceedings.

Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities
 
          During the three months ended June 30, 2012, the period covered by this quarterly report, we have arranged with our note holders to convert $760,000 of our bridge notes into 23,750,825 shares of our common stock.  Additionally, the lenders agreed to forgive accrued interest of $96,906, of which $57,814 was recorded to additional paid in capital and $39,092 was treated as income related to the forgiveness of debt.  All interest accrued thereupon, as of the date of conversion, was forgiven.
 
We believe that the transactions delineated above are exempt from the registration provisions of Section 5 of the Securities Act as such exemption is provided under Section 4(2) because:

1.  
This issuance did not involve underwriters, underwriting discounts or commissions;

2.  
Restrictive legends are placed on all certificates issued;

3.  
The distribution did not involve general solicitation or advertising; and

4.  
The distribution was made only to insiders, accredited investors or investors who were sophisticated enough to evaluate the risks of the investment.  All sophisticated investors were given access to all information about our business and the opportunity to ask questions and receive answers about our business from our management prior to making any investment decision.

During the year ended December 31, 2011, we sold 1,274,000 shares of common stock for total cash raised of $637,000.  The shares were issued at a price of $0.50 per share.  There were no commissions or discounts, was not underwritten and was offered only to accredited investors.  The shares bear a restrictive transfer legend.  These transactions involved no general solicitation and involved only accredited purchasers.  Each purchaser was given the opportunity to ask questions of us and was able to examine all publicly available information filed with the SEC.  Thus, we believe that these sales are exempt from registration under Section 4(2) and Regulation D, Rule 506 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.

From January 1, 2012 through June 30, 2012, we sold 558,750 shares of common stock for cash of $244,000.  There were no commissions or discounts, was not underwritten and was offered only to accredited investors.  The shares bear a restrictive transfer legend.  These transactions involved no general solicitation and involved only accredited purchasers.  Each purchaser was given the opportunity to ask questions of us and was able to examine all publicly available information filed with the SEC.  Thus, we believe that these sales are exempt from registration under Section 4(2) and Regulation D, Rule 506 of the Securities Act of 1933, as amended.



On April 25, 2012, we entered into a Securities Purchase Agreement, with Riverbend, LLC, whereby Riverbend agreed to purchase, and we agreed to issue, Debentures up to a total principal amount of $2,000,000 with warrants attached to purchase up to 500,000 shares of our common stock at $1.00 per share.  Subsequent purchases shall be mutually agreed upon. Each Debenture will accrue interest on the unpaid principal of each individual Debenture at the rate of eight percent (8%) per year (computed on the basis of a 365-day year and the actual days elapsed) from the date each Debenture is created until paid.  We shall have the option to repay the entire principal amount and all accrued interest at any time on or before the Due Date.  Through June 30, 2012, we have issued to Riverbend notes payable in the aggregate amount of $500,000.  Principal and interest accrued thereupon shall begin to be due and payable starting on April 21, 2013.

In connection with the SPA referenced above, we issued warrants to Riverbend to purchase up to an aggregate of 125,000 shares of our common stock at an exercise price of $1.00 per share.  The warrants may be exercised up to five years from the Issuance Date.



Exhibits and Reports on Form 8-K

Exhibit Number
Name and/or Identification of Exhibit
   
3
Articles of Incorporation & By-Laws
   
 
(a) Articles of Incorporation filed September 24, 2004 (1)
 
(b) By-Laws adopted September 27, 2004 (1)
   
10
Material Contracts
   
 
(a) Line of Credit (2)
 
(b) Intellectual Property Assignment Agreement (3)
 
(c) Bridge Loan Agreement with Lynn Cole Capital Corporation (4)
 
(d) Bridge Loan Agreement with Serio Capital, Ltd. (4)
 
(e) Bridge Loan Agreement with Mark J. Choury (4)
   
31
Rule 13a-14(a)/15d-14(a) Certifications
   
32
Certification under Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (18 U.S.C. Section 1350)
   
101
Interactive Data File
   
 
(INS) XBRL Instance Document
 
(SCH) XBRL Taxonomy Extension Schema Document
 
(CAL) XBRL Taxonomy Extension Calculation Linkbase Document
 
(DEF) XBRL Taxonomy Extension Definition Linkbase Document
 
(LAB) XBRL Taxonomy Extension Label Linkbase Document
 
(PRE) XBRL Taxonomy Extension Presentation Linkbase Document
   
(1) Incorporated by reference to the Registration Statement on Form SB-2, as amended, previously filed with the SEC.
(2) Incorporated by reference herein filed as exhibits to the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K/A previously filed with the SEC on June 25, 2010, and subsequent amendments made thereto.
(3) Incorporated by reference herein filed as exhibits to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K previously filed with the SEC on July 19, 2010, and subsequent amendments made thereto.
(4) Incorporated by reference herein filed as exhibits to the Company’s Current Report on Form 8-K previously filed with the SEC on August 26, 2010, and subsequent amendments made thereto.

8-K Filed Date
Item Number
   
August 6, 2012
Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant
 
Item 3.02 Unregistered Sales of Equity Securities
 
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits



Pursuant to the requirements of the Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

SEFE, Inc.
(Registrant)
 
Signature
Title
Date
     
/s/ Donald C. Johnston
President
August 14, 2012
Donald C. Johnston
   
     
/s/ Donald C. Johnston
Principal Accounting Officer
August 14, 2012
Donald C. Johnston
Chief Financial Officer
 

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