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Flash Scientific Technology

Lightning Prediction Technology

Flash Scientific Technology

Lightning Prediction Technology

Palmetto , GA
Technology
Flash Scientific Technology is an inventive weather intelligence company at the forefront of artificial intelligence-based forecasting technology. With a vast array of weather prediction applications including lightning prediction, FLASH is poised to significantly enhance critical, life-saving predictions of adverse weather conditions.

$395,178

raised
$1,036,766
previously crowdfunded
220
Investors
$89.8M
Valuation
$0.75
Price per Share
$345.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$3.93M
Offering Max
0
Days Left

$395,178

raised
$1,036,766
previously crowdfunded
220
Investors
$89.8M
Valuation
$0.75
Price per Share
$345.00
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$3.93M
Offering Max
0
Days Left
This offering ended on June 16, 2022 and is no longer accepting investments.

Reasons to Invest

  • Flash has a patented, working prototype with the unique ability to predict lightning with 15-25 minutes of lead time, 96.5% accuracy in summer and 99.6% accuracy in other seasons. The company can predict the first strike before any storm has developed and the last strike from an active storm.
  • Over 2,000 people die per year due to lightning in 24 countries and overall weather losses for the US economy are approaching $6-7 billion per year, affecting thirty percent of US businesses.
  • The Flash team is made up of research meteorologists with a combined 75 years in lightning research and AI applications, and industry experts representing the largest potential markets for monetary gain, namely the aviation, insurance, and public safety sectors. Flash is currently in the prototype stage.


In addition to our cornerstone lightning prediction product, we have now expanded the lightning suite to include 1 hour, 2 hour, and 3 hour AI based lightning prediction products that will enable mitigating actions to prevent wildfires for just one example, well in advance of a storm.


But we didn’t stop there. With 22 events, 2020 had the most billion-dollar extreme weather events of any year—nearly one-third more than the second-worst year on record, 2016. From 1980 to 2020, the annual average of billion dollar events is 7.1 events, but the annual average for the past five years (from 2016 to 2020) is 16.2 events per year. (Source) The AI platform we have designed lends itself nicely to mitigating these increasing disasters by accurately predicting a broad set of weather phenomena including tornadoes, wind storms, hail, winter storms, onset and ending times of precipitation among many others. 

Since our last raise


FLASH Continues to Grow & Develop 

There have been numerous significant developments at FLASH since our last raise detailed below…


  • We have taken the lightning prediction algorithm from a research premise to an actual validated product across the entire United States. This was not done without tremendous effort from our software team which has been able to store and handle data on the order of something you would see with a streaming game platform. For our first prototype, it could take as long as a minute and 20 seconds to produce a forecast for a 10 miles radius. Now, we are in a continuous manner, providing continental lightning forecasts in less than 500 ms through our API which will be easily accessible for a variety of customers.


*Flash is currently in the prototype stage.


  • With our first lightning prediction product complete, it was time to validate the product through a series of Beta tests. Our first was support for the Miami condo collapse where FLASH provided continuous lightning updates for rescue workers for a 5 day period following the collapse. This included the challenging forecasts centered around the approach of tropical Storm Elsa. Flash also attended an Alloy-sponsored NASCAR race team event during the NASCAR Xfinity race in August of 2021 providing weather support. 



  • Once we had a working lightning prediction product based on real time data, it was time to infuse AI and Deep Learning into the process in order to produce 1 hour, 2 hour, and 3 hour lightning predictions. To aid in this FLASH hired Dylan Steinkruger, a doctoral candidate out of Penn State to run our AI program. We now have a working prototype for these extended lightning forecasts that we will be able to bundle and productize.


The image below shows the 3 hour lightning forecast by FLASH AI represented by the shaded area over Florida. The yellow, orange, and red shading indicates higher probabilities of lightning to occur. The purple dots are the actual lightning that occurred that day. You can see how well the FLASH AI predicts lightning 3 hours in advance!


*Flash is currently in the prototype stage.

Overview


Weather analytics designed to save lives

Founder, Jason Deese, has witnessed countless weather-related tragedies during his 25 year public service career as a meteorologist at NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association). The powerlessness he felt in these moments fueled his desire to make a difference. 


Deese set out to create an algorithm that could predict when lightning would strike, providing invaluable lead time for those in harm's way to seek shelter. 



This success prompted Jason to apply for a patent which was issued in September of 2019 and assigned to the company in October of 2020.


This cornerstone product, Flash Lightning, incorporates a patented algorithm with big data to predict first, and equally important last lightning strikes with the utmost accuracy. With no hardware or sensors required, we believe the product is positioned for immediate validation and widespread acceptance. 


 

And, lightning is only the beginning for FLASH

 

Our advances in incorporating 30 years of historical data with artificial intelligence and sophisticated machine learning formats allows for application to a multitude of industry-specific needs pertaining to…. 


  • Lightning
  • Hail  
  • Wind
  • Tornado 
  • Precipitation
  • Hurricanes  
  • Winter Storms
  • Flooding
  • Frost


The speed and accuracy of AI technologies when it comes to data computation in extreme weather patterns means there is a better chance of warning people in harm's way. If AI can track the speed and paths of tornadoes, hurricanes and other disastrous weather events, people will have a better chance of evacuating. And with the increase of such severe storms, the rapidity and accuracy of this tracking system could save lives. (Source)   

THE PROBLEM


Lightning is responsible for thousands of fatalities per year, as well as major economic losses

Over 2,000 people die per year due to lightning in 24 countries (source), and in 2019, more than $900 million in lightning claims were paid out to nearly 77,000 policyholders (source). Lightning losses for the US economy are approaching $6-7 billion per year, affecting thirty percent of US businesses (source). 



Incidents of lightning delaying aircraft take off costs airlines billions, with the current cost to air carrier operators for an hour of delay due to the weather ranging from about $1,400 to $4,500 per aircraft (Source).



Lightning frequency is predicted to possibly increase by 50% through the year 2100, due to climate change (Source), and recent studies indicate that each degree Celsius of global temperature increase will result in 12% higher incidence of lightning (Source). 


THE SOLUTION


Weather intelligence that predicts lightning strikes with up to 99.6% accuracy

At Flash, we have patented an algorithm, and a working prototype implementing that algorithm, that predicts the first and last lightning strike with origin accuracy. This means that we know where the lightning starts in the clouds within a tenth of a mile, and then can predict the 1-2 mile radius down on the ground where the lightning is expected to strike as it branches out and then strikes.


Other companies claim prediction, but they are simply taking lightning that has already occurred and extrapolating out its future location with more or less accuracy. We believe that Flash is the first company to actually predict the first lightning strike to occur - with 15 to 25 minutes lead time, before any lightning storms have developed. Unlike other companies before us, Flash uses new and innovative weather intelligence technology, rather than hardware. 




And lightning is just the beginning. We now have an entire suite of AI generated products to go along with the lightning such as… 



With Flash, we welcome you to the future - a software only solution taking Algorithmic Insights, AI and Machine Learning and combining this with vast data lakes to solve the previously thought unsolvable. 


Here is just one of many examples of what AI can do for weather forecasting. We input 30 years of historical data into a Machine Learning model for extended tornado warning forecasts. The image on the left shows a 3 hour forecast of tornadoes with the highest probabilities in orange and red. The image on the right shows the actual tornadoes for that day in red dots. The red line is for reference to show how accurate the 3 hour forecast was. So imagine hospitals, schools, construction sites etc. having a 3 hour forecast of high tornado probabilities. AI is indeed changing what is capable in the forecast world.


*Flash is currently in the prototype stage.


Our sales model will follow a three track approach initially focusing on the three largest potential sectors: Aviation, Insurance, and Public Safety. In addition to revenue, these initial customers are expected to supply valuable proof of market acceptance that may lead to inclusion of the API services into smartphone, wearable technologies, smart appliances, and other IoT implementations.

The Market


Weather is a multibillion dollar industry

The entire weather industry is worth $7 billion (Source), and $3 trillion dollars of the US economy is made up of weather sensitive industries (Source).



Why Invest


Our mission is noble and our product has the ability to help millions worldwide

We aim to be global leaders in weather intelligence.



We believe our products are unlike anything else on the market, with a cornerstone patented algorithm and AI based weather analytics that produce up to 99.6% accuracy. We hope you’ll join us as we partner with major corporations to make our life saving technology available worldwide.


In Q1 of 2022 we plan to expand our product suite to include AI and Deep Learning based forecasts of 3 hour lightning, hail, winter storms, precipitation onset, hurricanes, strong winds, fire weather and more. With this in place, we will be able to generate revenue through a variety of sources including add ons to existing weather product suites but also enterprise based new products for aviation, insurance, public safety, etc.


At one time or another, we’ve all been faced with challenging weather conditions that perhaps even made us fear for our safety or the safety of our loved ones. At Flash, we understand the dangers that adverse weather can present and we’ve made it our mission to create the ultimate solution to these problems.

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Offering Summary


Company

:

Flash Scientific Technology Inc.

Corporate Address

:

335 Anna Ave, Palmetto , GA 30268

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.75

Offering Maximum

:

$3,929,046.75

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$345.00











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Non-Voting Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

13,333

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

5,238,729

Price per Share

:

$0.75

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$89,755,758.00











*Maximum number of shares offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See bonus info below.

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Early Bird

Friends and Family - First 24 hours | 10% bonus shares 

Volume

Tier 1 ($1,000+) – Wireless Weather Station with Indoor and Outdoor Thermometer and Remote Sensor

Tier 2 ($5,000+) – 5% bonus shares

Tier 3 ($10,000+) – 10% bonus shares

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

Flash Scientific Technology Inc. will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Non-Voting Common Stock at $0.75 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Non-Voting Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $75. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investor's eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are canceled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Insider Investment Notice

Officers, directors, executives, and existing owners with a controlling stake in the company (or their immediate family members) may make investments in this offering. Any such investments will be included in the raised amount reflected on the campaign page.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

We will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$839,329.00 USD
$63.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$658,542.00 USD
$63.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$5,000.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$705,443.00 USD
-$19,905.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

FLASH Video Update: Thank You to Investors - Final Day to Invest

4 months ago

Last chance to Invest in FLASH: Invest Now

FLASH Scientific CF Ends in 2 Days

4 months ago

This is a notice to let you know that our campaign on StartEngine will be closing on Wednesday June 15th, 2022, so please consider investing now if you haven't already.

FLASH Video Update: 6/9/2022

4 months ago

Only 6 Days Left to Invest in FLASH


Only 9 Days Left to Invest in FLASH

4 months ago

This is a notice to let you know that our campaign on StartEngine will be closing on Wednesday June 15th, 2022, so please consider investing now if you haven't already.

Please continue to reach out to us with any questions or comments about our company...and thank you so much for your support!  We look forward to hearing from you during these last days of our StartEngine campaign. 

Big Things Happening for FLASH: Video Update

4 months ago

FLASH JetNet Partnership


15 Days Left to Invest in FLASH

4 months ago

This is a notice to let you know that our campaign on StartEngine will be closing on Wednesday June 15th, 2022, so please consider investing now if you haven't already.

A recording of the FLASH Town Hall and Q&A Session from Friday May 20th is available in the event you missed it...


Please continue to reach out to us with any questions or comments about our company...and thank you so much for your support!  

We look forward to hearing from you during these last days of our StartEngine campaign.

FLASH Town Hall and Q&A Session from Friday May 20th (Video Available)

4 months ago


20 Days Left to Invest in FLASH

4 months ago

This is a notice to let you know that our campaign on StartEngine will be closing on Wednesday June 15th, 2022, so please consider investing now if you haven't already.

A recording of the FLASH Town Hall and Q&A Session from Friday May 20th will be made available soon for those who might have missed it.

Please continue to reach out to us with any questions or comments about our company...and thank you so much for your support!  We look forward to hearing from you during these last days of our StartEngine campaign.

FLASH Scientific Technology in the News

5 months ago

JETNET LLC, is proud to announce its partnership with FLASH Scientific Technology Inc. of Palmetto, GA at this year’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva.


“JETNET continues to be at the forefront of Aviation Intelligence. With this partnership, FLASH aims to do the same for Aviation Weather Intelligence, using AI to produce products never seen before in this space”

- Jason Deese (FLASH Founder) at European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva


Full Press Release Available

 




FLASH Scientific Technology Reg CF Closing Soon - June 15th 2022

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JETNET Announces Partnership with FLASH Scientifc Technology at EBACE 2022

5 months ago

UTICA, NY - JETNET LLC, is proud to announce its partnership with FLASH Scientific Technology Inc. of Palmetto, GA at this year’s European Business Aviation Convention & Exhibition (EBACE) in Geneva. FLASH is the market leader in AI lighting prediction technology across the globe. FLASH has a patented deep learning product suite with the unique ability to predict lightning up to 1 hour in advance with a 96.5% accuracy. The FLASH team is made up of research meteorologists with a combined 75 years in lightning research and AI application experience. 

“JETNET has always served its customers with unique data sets that provide the industries deepest and most insightful intelligence, this continues once again with this exclusive partnership with FLASH. JETNET remains committed to the research of business aircraft markets, fleets, and individual aircraft information,” stated Greg Fell, JETNET Chief Executive Officer. 

"JETNET continues to be the leader in Aviation Intelligence. With this partnership, FLASH looks to do the same for Aviation Weather Intelligence by utilizing AI to produce products never before seen in this space,” added Jason Deese, Founder of FLASH. 

“The integration of global weather data and analytics complement the comprehensive global aircraft owner and operator dataset and provide new market potential for customers not previously served by JETNET over the past 25+ years. JETNET’s deep understanding of global economic drivers and industry trends complemented by this exclusive partnership with FLASH will be the first of its kind in the aviation space and will set the foundation for the next generation of weather prediction and forecasting. JETNET will continue development of its market offerings as growth within the organization continues,” Fell continued. 

Fast, first, and foreword thinking. Never stop your quest to know more with JETNET’s latest insights. 

JETNET welcomes all EBACE attendees to join us at booth #X112.

About JETNET

As the leading provider of aviation market information, JETNET delivers the most comprehensive and reliable business aircraft research to its exclusive clientele of aviation professionals worldwide. JETNET is the ultimate source of information and intelligence on the worldwide business, commercial, and helicopter aircraft fleet and marketplace, comprising more than 108,000 airframes. Headquartered in its state-of-the-art facility in Utica, NY, JETNET offers comprehensive, user-friendly aircraft data via real-time internet access or regular updates. 

For information on JETNET and our exclusive services, visit jetnet.com or contact Paul Cardarelli, JETNET Vice President of Sales, at 800.553.8638 (USA) or paul@jetnet.com; Derek Jones, Lead Sales Contact: Americas & Asia Pacific, at 800.553.8638, or derek@jetnet.com; Karim Derbala, Lead Sales Contact: EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa), at +41.0.43.243.7056 or karim@jetnet.com.

FLASH Town Hall and Investor Q&A Starts In 1 Hour (5/20/22 6:00PM EST)

5 months ago

Last Chance to Register,

As we are in the final stretches of our StartEngine campaign, we wanted to give you the opportunity to ask questions about where we are and where we are headed as a company. Some truly exciting things are happening everyday for us and we will share this news as well. So join us for a Town Hall and Q&A webinar by registering at the link below. We couldn't have done any of this without you and we are all going to be a part of this incredible journey of saving lives.  We will have our Lead Software Engineer and Lead AI Engineer on to present and answer questions.

Thanks, Jason Deese
Founder/CEO FLASH AI

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 

When: May 20, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: FLASH Town Hall

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Hwv3edFvTO66R8dAImlY7g

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

***Reminder*** FLASH Town Hall and Q&A Session Friday May 20th @6PM EDT

5 months ago

Just a Reminder FLASH Investors and Followers,

As we are in the final stretches of our StartEngine campaign, we wanted to give you the opportunity to ask questions about where we are and where we are headed as a company. Some truly exciting things are happening everyday for us and we will share this news as well. So join us for a Town Hall and Q&A webinar by registering at the link below. We couldn't have done any of this without you and we are all going to be a part of this incredible journey of saving lives.  We will have our Lead Software Engineer and Lead AI Engineer on to present and answer questions.

Thanks, Jason Deese
Founder/CEO FLASH AI

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 

When: May 20, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Topic: FLASH Town Hall

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Hwv3edFvTO66R8dAImlY7g

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

As a sneak preview, here is a flyer for our notification services that is going out to outdoor venues near you!

FLASH Town Hall and Q&A Session Friday May 20th @6PM EDT

5 months ago

Greeting FLASH Investors and Followers,

As we are in the final stretches of our StartEngine campaign, we wanted to give you the opportunity to ask questions about where we are and where we are headed as a company. Some truly exciting things are happening everyday for us and we will share this news as well. So join us for a Town Hall and Q&A webinar by registering at the link below. We couldn't have done any of this without you and we are all going to be a part of this incredible journey of saving lives. 

Thanks, Jason Deese
Founder/CEO FLASH AI

You are invited to a Zoom webinar. 

When: May 20, 2022 06:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 

Topic: FLASH Town Hall

Register in advance for this webinar:

https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Hwv3edFvTO66R8dAImlY7g

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

As a sneak preview, here is a flyer for our notification services that is going out to outdoor venues near you!


FLASH Campaign Closing June 15th!

5 months ago

First of all, thank you to all of the FLASH investors. You are by far the most enthused and engaged investor base I have witnessed and so proud to have all of you part of Team FLASH. We have announced a close date as we are focusing our attention fully on generating revenue with our FLASH Alerts product as well as our Enterprise geared suite of products that is drawing continued high interest from Aviation, Public Safety, Utilities and even a major theme park. Now more than ever, we need to focus on execution. Besides helping on the financial side, this crowdfunding campaign had the indirect effect of generating many more customer leads. We need to switch gears and prioritize operations over fundraising activities.

This is a notice to let you know that our campaign on StartEngine will be closing on Wednesday June 15th, 2022, so please consider
investing now!

Please continue to reach out to us with any questions or comments about our company...and thank you so much for your support!  We look forward to hearing from you during these last days of our StartEngine campaign.


FLASH Alerts Is Officially Live and Generating Revenue

5 months ago

Greetings All,

We are very pleased to announce that after a little over a year from having a patented algorithm and an idea, we at FLASH have developed our first in a long series of revenue generating products. FLASH Alerts is live and accepting paid Beta customers!!! This is a notification service only and designed for mainly small to medium businesses with smaller geographic footprints. Still, this is a game changer when it comes to lightning prediction as ANY entity can sign up for the start and end of lightning without ANY hardware to install. Please see our new landing page below and remember, we have extended the campaign for just a short time only.

You can also directly access the page at flash.technology/alerts

Thank you again for all of your support. We are indeed on our way to saving lives!!!



...FLASH Has Extended Its Campaign For a Limited Time Only...

5 months ago

FLASH is pleased to announce that we have extended the current campaign for a very limited time. To kick off this extension, we will be holding a Question and Answer Town Hall session coming this week. Details to follow in a subsequent post. I do apologize for the infrequent updates but it has been a whirlwind of a spring as thunderstorm season is in full swing and FLASH continues to expand and test its suite of lightning prediction products. Some highlights...

1. Now that our FLASH First Strike and FLASH All Clear  products are complete, we are nearing deals with several enterprise customers including those in the Theme Park, Aviation, Wildfire, and Weather arenas. Details to come soon.

2. As we complete these Enterprise deals this month, we have also launched a separate notification service called FLASH Alert. Beta tests were ongoing during the spring for this service that notifies the user of when lightning will affect their area and when safe conditions will resume. It has been a resounding success and we have signed our first major golf and country clubs up for the service. The following is from one of our Beta testers in Indiana who was quite enthused.

Again, thanks for the tremendous support thus far. As we transition to revenue, this will likely be the last time equity in FLASH is offered to the crowd so please take advantage before we close.

Thanks,

Jason Deese

Founder/CEO FLASH

Notice of Material Change in Offering

5 months ago

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Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Flash Scientific Technology offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Issuer is extending the campaign and updating their financials per the most recent fiscal year.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

Notice of Material Change in Offering

5 months ago

[The following is an automated notice from the StartEngine team].

Hello! Recently, a change was made to the Flash Scientific Technology offering. Here's an excerpt describing the specifics of the change:


Issuer is extending the campaign and updating their financials per the most recent fiscal year.


When live offerings undergo changes like these on StartEngine, the SEC requires that certain investments be reconfirmed. If your investment requires reconfirmation, you will be contacted by StartEngine via email with further instructions.

FLASH AI Demo: Tampa Lightning Strike - Two Struck Yankees Training Camp Game

6 months ago

Hi, this is Jason with FLASH AI. In this video update you will see our software run on a case from just a couple of days ago in Tampa, FL where 2 individuals were struck while leaving the Yankees Spring Training game. The video will show FLASH AI had almost an hour lead time on the first strike that was within 8 miles of the stadium. Getting this product into the hands of decision makers is paramount so that incidents like this are avoidable in the future.


FLASH AI Demo: Tragic 50 Car Pileup in a Snow Squall on I-81

6 months ago

Hi All,

This is Jason with FLASH AI. Today's demo comes from the tragic 50 car pileup in a snow squall on I-81 in Pennsylvania in which 3 people lost their lives. The video contained is graphic and disturbing but the FLASH products that follow show what we are doing to prevent such horrific accidents in the future.

UGA Meeting - Giving a little back

7 months ago

As we have been aided by the generosity of those looking to do good in this world, FLASH was happy to give back a little bit. The University of Georgia has been doing some wonderful things in the areas of research and broadcast meteorology as well as AI. One thing lacking for production type weather broadcasts was a software suite to produce graphics. FLASH was more than happy to fulfill three quarters of their needs for this much needed software and the kids have reached their goal in no time. 

As a result, the professors Dr John Knox and Dr. Marshall Shepherd (Wx Geeks show in weather channel, Forbes magazine contributor, etc) invited me to campus to discuss a partnership and have me guest lecture the meteorology classes which was super cool for me. 

FLASH has agreed to partner with UGA to engage in a mutually beneficial relationship where FLASH fosters the young minds for internships and possible future employment and UGA provides continued innovative infusion of the latest research and technologies from a top 20 institution in  the nation according to a recent publication. Truly a win win for all!! 

FLASH in Action NASCAR Wawa 250 Xfinity Race (August 29th 2021)

7 months ago

On August 29th 2021 during the NASCAR Wawa 250 Xfinity race, FLASH was tasked with 2 main areas of demonstration. One being the advance notice of lightning in the area and secondly the onset of precipitation at the track utilizing our patented AI and Machine Learning predictive tools. This request came from the DGM race team that operates the car for #92, Josh Williams. They had seen how advanced weather analytics could aid drivers in pit strategy and wanted to employ our technology to do the same. The team owner was nice enough to have our logo placed on the car as well and have team members of FLASH inside the Pit Box during the race to aid in strategy. The first validation came with the onset of rain during the Friday night race. Utilizing the technology in the image below we were able to provide a 20 minute lead time on a shower that impacted race operations. In fact, the remainder of the race was cancelled for that evening based on recommendations.


During the last rain delay in the pit area, the Flash team was surrounded by multiple drivers, pit crews, and car owners looking over our shoulders in anticipation to see when the rain may stop. At this time, one of the only nearby predictive strikes of the night within 5 miles of the track was displayed on our Flash lightning app and the Flash team asked everyone to step outside (a safe distance away) to witness the predictive lightning strike firsthand. At exactly the 16 minute mark, as predicted, a lightning strike occurred 3.5 miles to the East Northeast of the track. That is when the excitement became overwhelming and team members gave each high fives calling it witch magic we had just performed.  The strikes can be seen with as the yellow dots on the image below. 


We believe the team owner put it best to us in an email..."Thank you everyone for taking the time to share your technology and your passion with us.  There is definitely room for FLASH technology within this sector of sport"

 

AFWERX direct to phase II grant for the US Air Force

7 months ago
FLASH applied for an AFWERX direct to phase II grant for the US Air Force which is funded at a 1.2 million level. To go directly from phase 1 to phase 2, a Memorandum of Understanding is required. 

We Sought 3 MOUs in anticipation of securing at least 1. The 3 we sought were from:

A. Chief Weather Operations for the USAF
B. 52nd Fighter Wing out of Germany
C. 45th Weather Squadron out of Cape Canaveral in charge of all US launch operations

We were honored that all 3 accepted our requests for MOUs but we could only select 1 by rule and accept the remaining 2 as letters of support. We chose the 52nd fighter wing out of Germany for the MOU as this opportunity is best suited to expand our product globally. If accepted , we will be able to deploy our patented AI forecasting system worldwide.


52nd Fighter Wing out of Germany


What Sets FLASH Ahead of the Competition?

7 months ago

Greetings FLASH Investors,

A major aspect that sets apart from any other company besides our lightning prediction is the fact that we do all of it with no sensors and no hardware on our end. Take a look at this video as we recreate in a few seconds what it takes 2000 sensors to do on a nationwide level. Lower cost for us means lower cost for our customer which means we can capture a much larger market share. All of this without even considering the predictive aspects. It is truly a win win for all sides and all because of the FLASH AI Engine.

This is a demo of the capabilities of a software only solution to predict lightning over the entire United States...

FLASH AI Demos: Lightning and Visibility

7 months ago

Below are 2 demo videos of the FLASH AI in action, first using FLASH AI to predict lightning and second using FLASH AI to predicting visibility conditions that could cause auto accidents.



Subscribe to the FLASH YouTube channel for more Demos: FLASH Technology


$100k+ Raised in 2022

7 months ago

We wanted to let our investors and followers know that we've reached the $100k+ raised milestone in 2022. Thank you to all the repeat investors and the investors from the first round that made this possible. We're excited to provide updates as we get more MOUs and Letters of Support from customers we're onboarding and meet other major milestones.


If you missed the Investor Town Hall we hosted on Feb 10th, 2022, below is a link to the recording on YouTube: FLASH Investor Town Hall


Letters of Support from FLASH Customers

8 months ago

We'd like to share 2 letters of support we've received from our customers...

StruckByLightning.org (largest lightning safety advocates in the US)


MYCAPTAIN.IO (Airbnb of Premier Charter Boat Scheduling)



Letter to Investors from FLASH Founder Jason Deese

8 months ago

Thank you to everyone who invested in the first & second CF rounds on StartEngine and those who have been following FLASH on StartEngine. In this update, we’d like to explain the ways FLASH is different from the other companies in our space and answer some of the questions that came up in the comments and from the investor town hall.

How is FLASH different from other companies in the space?

1. We predict the start and end of lightning. I want to lead with that because I feel like it is a very important point as we are the only AI weather intelligence company to do this. If any other company tries to claim otherwise, it is false and we have the patent to support our lightning prediction products. Those who claim lightning prediction are simply taking a storm at point A and moving it to point B. This is not prediction in our book, it is extrapolation and can be done by anyone halfway decent at math. Only FLASH can predict the first strike before a storm ever develops and likewise the cessation of lightning. We get compared to the others in this space often but I equate it to the first microwave ovens. They tried to compare them to conventional ovens which was just not a fair comparison. We have something new, cutting edge, and that no one else has.

2. We have a philosophical difference when it comes to improving forecasts. Some believe more data, more sensors, more hardware. We at FLASH believe the path to better forecasts is not more data, but utilizing the data we already have in more innovative ways. And no additional hardware needed by our solution. Software only. Our patented lightning products are using data that is 20 and in some cases 30 years old. The same data we have always had but injecting AI and Deep Learning to produce forecasts more accurate than has ever been seen. The answers have always been there in the existing data, you just have to look hard enough to find them.

3. Some companies out there are content with providing hyper localized forecasts of weather which is a great thing to focus on. Our focus is different though. We want big solutions to big problems. We aren't concerned with if the high temperature is 82 or 83 in Atlanta on Tuesday. We want to know how much ice the winter storm is going to produce and what it's impacts will be. Where will the hurricane make landfall and who will see the greatest impacts. And yes, when will that first bolt of lightning strike and which softball field will it be impacted.

What is your revenue prediction for 2022 and the next few years?

As to revenue and pricing models. With our current customers and low overhead being a software only solution, we anticipate being break even on with revenue by late summer. Projections beyond that for what we are doing are not as helpful, here is why. We are creating a new market. Before, a wildfire coordinator didn't care as much that lighting was detected in an area and caused a wildfire because there was nothing they could do about it. Now however, they could get 25 minutes notice on the first strike and that would be a game changer for wildfire mitigation and creates in essence a new market. The same can be said for aviation. They have always had to adhere to wait 30 minutes after the last rumble of thunder. FLASH says those days are over. Our pricing studies with a major airline says that if save them but 5 minutes of circling a runway, that equates to tens of millions per year in fuel savings per airline. If we take just a fraction of those savings, we will increase revenue rapidly. This is why we will be focused on enterprise and medium to large businesses initially as opposed to a consumer app. Just a handful of these will realize revenue in excess of 10 million annually quite easily but is difficult to project such large numbers.

What’s next for FLASH in terms of products and goals to measure success?

We are trying to save some of this for down the road, but since you asked, why not? We are going to revolutionize how people are warned of dangerous weather both in the US and globally. With our automated tornado warning product, we will be able to focus on a smaller warned area with increased lead time for residents. This will not only save lives but save money as well as we refrain from warning areas that have little chance of seeing severe weather. The same for hurricanes and winter storms. I cannot divulge too much here in our methods but it will change forever the way the public is alerted to adverse weather conditions. Most in the past have been afraid to address this monumental task, we at FLASH are not.

We look forward to keeping everyone up to date as FLASH onboards new customers, launches new products and hits relevant milestones.

Thanks again,

Jason Deese 



FLASH Town Hall for Investors (2/10/22) Recording Live

8 months ago

The FLASH town hall streamed live on Twitch Feb 10, 2022 and is available now on YouTube for anyone who missed it. The town hall contains the latest updates on FLASH and an idea of where we are are headed as a company. 

FLASH is once again accepting new investments!

8 months ago

FLASH is excited to announce that lightning does indeed strike twice.  Waitlisters, wait no more. FLASH is once again accepting new investments!!!  Come join the weather revolution as Artificial Intelligence meets Big Data to change how we forecast.


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