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Drone Tech that Positively Changes the World

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Once the stuff of science fiction, drones are now a part of our day-to-day lives. These unmanned aerial vehicles have changed so many things and provide an exciting way for people to explore and interact with the world around them.

Drones can be so much more than just a recreational pastime, though. If put to good use, they have the power to affect real and lasting positive change in the world. At xCraft, we recognize this potential, which is why we’ve worked tirelessly to make our technology the gold standard in this still-nascent industry.

In only a few short years, our flagship product, the X PlusOne, has garnered widespread acclaim for its precision, speed and maneuverability. Soon to be released, our PhoneDrone Ethos, which can convert a smartphone into a flying vehicle, will give more people than ever before access to this exciting technology. But, that’s just the start.

We fully believe that our technology can be used to help first responders at the scene of an accident, it can help corporations and governments achieve security at their most vulnerable points, it can help scientists to learn more about our world and to find ways of preserving it, and it can assist greatly with search-and-rescue operations following an environmental catastrophe. In short, we believe that it can change the world.

This is our vision; it’s a grand one... And that’s why we’re turning to you.

Crowdfunding is something that’s woven into the very DNA of xCraft. Since the beginning, we have fueled our innovation by reaching out directly to the public through platforms like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. But, now we’re doing something different.

Instead of offering a bit of swag or a prototype in exchange for your financial contribution, we’re offering you an opportunity to invest in the future. Drone technology has come so far, and it has yet more places to go. With your investment, xCraft can realize the full potential of this exciting technology, a potential that encompasses many industries, from agriculture to transportation and everything in between.

Invest in xCraft today. Be a part of the future, and help us to bring positive change the world.

$1.70/share│When you invest you are betting the company’s future value will exceed $6.0M.

Perks *

$500+ — 10% off of any one purchase of product(s) from our website

$2,500+ — Reservation for a Phone Drone Ethos (1)

$5,000+ — Reservation for a Rogue, our 100 MPH racer (1)

$10,000+ — You will receive your own xPlusOne HD  

  • All Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers who invest will receive a complimentary 20% off any one purchase from our website. Any Phone Drone Ethos or Rogue product received will be shipped when they are ready for market.

Consumer drones and autonomous aerial vehicles have great potential. With your investment and our technology and ingenuity, xCraft aims to change the world.

The Story of xCraft Thus Far

To say that it’s been a wild ride for xCraft would be putting it mildly. Co-founders JD Claridge and Charles Manning met only three years ago, and in that short time they have managed to build a powerful drone company.

This incredible success was not achieved through their work and that of the team alone. It’s due, in no small part, to the thousands of individual contributors who helped to fund xCraft’s flagship product, the X PlusOne, through Kickstarter. That initial crowdfunding campaign managed to triple its goal, and allowed xCraft to make the X PlusOne one of the most powerful and unique consumer drones in the marketplace.

But the vision was never just one powerful drone. The vision was to use drone technology to transform the world, and realizing that vision began with finding a way to get drone technology into more people's hands. And so, the PhoneDrone Ethos was born.

The team at xCraft realized that most people already have the most expensive components of a drone in their pockets. The PhoneDrone Ethos combines forces with almost any smartphone in order to give the average consumer a powerful drone at a fraction of the price. This coming August, this new, exciting and low-cost technology will finally hit the market...

It's this track record of success and xCraft's future potential that led to one of the company's most high-profile successes yet. Appearing on ABC's Shark Tank, JD and Charles were able to bring all five sharks in on a deal worth $1.5 million! 

When you invest in xCraft, you will be making the same decision that business icons like Mark Cuban and Kevin O'Leary did.

A hit with consumers already, xCraft's technology is poised to blaze new trails in a myriad of industries.

  • Over $143,000 raised for the X PlusOne on Kickstarter.
  • Over $325,000 raised for the PhoneDrone Ethos on Kickstarter.
  • Over $64,000 raised for the PhoneDrone Ethos on Indiegogo.
  • xCraft technology is being licensed for uses outside of the consumer market.

When you invest in xCraft, you will be making the same decision that business icons like Mark Cuban and Kevin O'Leary did.

A Look at xCraft's State-of-the-Art Drone Technology

When all five Sharks made the $1.5M offer to xCraft, they instantly recognized the power and refinement of our trailblazing drone technology. But, it was not those things alone that convinced them to offer $1.5M, along with their time and expertise. They recognized that xCraft's technology has applications well beyond the consumer realm. Simply, they realized the power of xCraft...

X PlusOne

As xCraft's flagship product, the X PlusOne has a host of killer features that have made it a darling among drone enthusiasts. It's perhaps best known for being the ultimate hybrid, capable of hovering one moment and zooming at speeds approaching 100 kph the next. But that's just the tip of the iceberg.

The X PlusOne also features:

  • Autonomous flight plans that can be programmed through xCraft software
  • A loiter mode that keeps the drone in one GPS-defined stationary position
  • An auto-landing feature that makes getting the drone back to earth a cinch
  • Follow-me function that can sync to the location of a user's smartphone
  • The ability to hook up with a GoPro or similar camera

These features combined with our precision engineering are proof of the trailblazing technology that fuels xCraft's capacity for innovation.

PhoneDrone Ethos

We believe that as many people as possible should have access to drone technology. That's where the PhoneDrone Ethos comes in.  This unique device leverages the procession power and telemetry equipment of a smartphone and combines it with our expertly engineered drone hardware. The result is a powerful drone for nearly half the price that consumers have come to expect.

The PhoneDrone Ethos also features:

  • Low-battery auto-land, so you never have to worry about your phone
  • The utmost safety, being waterproof, shock resistant and floatable
  • A companion app through which the PhoneDrone can be controlled
  • The same follow-me function made popular by the X PlusOne
  • Mirror lens that allows for video below, forward and to both sides

This powerful, smartphone-enabled technology is poised to change the consumer drone market forever. We can't wait for you to see it in action this Spring!

xCraft: Realizing the True Potential of Drone Technology

We’re incredibly proud of the X PlusOne and excited to witness the various applications people will have for the PhoneDrone Ethos. But, these two products are only the beginning for xCraft.

Ultimately, the future of drones, and particularly autonomous aerial vehicles, lies outside of the consumer realm. When you invest in xCraft, you're helping to bring a diverse array of applications for drone technology to the fore.


In a world that's constantly growing and that is beset by environmental disasters, a more efficient and bountiful agricultural industry is of paramount importance. Drones can help farmers all over the world to maximize their yields and to develop new ways of planting and harvesting in a sustainable manner.

Emergency Response

The first minutes after an environmental catastrophe or another calamity are critical. First responders, though, can only respond to what they're able to see. Drones can put eyes and ears in the sky, helping these first responders to offer superior assistance to those who are in the most dire need.


With roadways becoming more and more backed up every day, it's readily apparent that new solutions to congestion are needed. It's xCraft's belief that autonomous aerial vehicles can be used to provide a new means of transportation, alleviating grid-lock traffic in the world's most populous cities. Even better, they can help to curb the pollution that threatens our world.


As the world becomes more technologically advanced, the nature and scope of security threats only continue to expand. Drone technology can be leveraged by private individuals, businesses, institutions and governments in order to provide tighter and more efficient security in an increasingly dangerous world.

These are just some of the myriad ways in which xCraft's drone technology can be deployed to change the ways in which various industries and services go about their businesses. Our state-of-the-art technology can be utilized by people in fields as diverse as energy, insurance, environmental science and even in the exploration of other worlds. Because of all of this, xCraft is uniquely positioned to affect positive change in the world.

The Present and the Future of the Drone Industry

"You guys are going to own this market."

- Kevin O'Leary AKA "Mr. Wonderful"

Speaking to JD and Charles on "Shark Tank"

Accelerating Growth Potential

When examining the present and future of the drone market recently, Goldman Sachs reached some noteworthy findings. Namely, the commercial market for drones is expected to grow to $20.6 billion globally within the next five years.

This will outpace that already accelerating market for consumer drones, which is still in its infancy. According to the same study by Goldman Sachs, the consumer drone market could be valued at $14.5 billion globally within five years and $3.6 billion within the U.S. alone.

While we will continue to manufacture and sell state-of-the-art consumer drones, the commercial market is what really excites us at xCraft. Drones have applications across a variety of different industries, and our technology and software is uniquely poised to capitalize upon this.

Utility companies can drones them to conduct vital maintenance inspections. Farmers can use drones for crop monitoring. Journalists can use them to gather footage in the most remote areas... "Drones can be game changers in many industries! Not just those you think of right away."

Where We've Flown and Where We'll Be Flying

The FAA put in place a new drone certification program that had over 3,000 test-takers on the first day. That’s big. Where will all of this go?  

Higher crop yields, faster natural disaster response, better mining and timber inventory, safer infrastructure operations, faster emergency response, improved security, access to medication in remote areas, same day package delivery... And maybe someday... In the not too distant future... Autonomous aerial personal transportation! 

As a famous Shark Tank entrepreneur once said, “The sky is no longer the limit.”

The Team Behind xCraft

In the Press

The 7 Best Shark Tank Pitches Of Season 7, According To The Sharks
September 21, 2016

JD Claridge and Charles Manning pulled an epic feat in getting offers from all five Sharks. Mark Cuban, Daymond John, Kevin O’Leary, Lori Greiner and Robert Herjavec each bid $300,000 for 5% equity each, significantly increasing xCraft Drone’s original valuation. Claridge and Manning came in asking for $500,000 for 20% equity, valuing their company at $2.5 million.

xCraft drone maker wins an investment from Shark Tank celebrity investors
October 25, 2015

The celebrity investors on Shark Tank have unanimously agreed to invest money into drone maker xCraft. Charles Manning and founder JD Claridge made a successful pitch on the popular ABC television show, raising money for a drone that can take off like a helicopter and move forward like an aircraft. The outcome was revealed on Friday, as the pre-recorded Shark Tank episode aired.

Best Shark Tank salespitch ever: The $300 iPhone/Android drone
October 30, 2015

In case you missed it, a young aerospace engineer and a veteran software developer taught a master class in entrepreneurship on prime time television last week. The setting was ABC's Shark Tank, a popular reality show built on the premise that there's rich entertainment value in watching would-be entrepreneurs make fools of themselves before a panel of skeptical celebrity investors led by Mark Cuban.

'Shark Tank' Officially Offers to Invest $100 Million. Here Are Its 8 Biggest On-Air Deals
February 24, 2017

JD Claridge and Charles Manning didn't just get a big deal; they got all the Sharks interested in their drone startup, xCraft. Cuban, O'Leary, Herjavec, Greiner, and Daymond John agreed to give the pair $1.5 million for 25 percent equity, split evenly between the investors, in 2015.

Offering Summary


Our Company

xCraft Enterprises, Inc. (“xCraft” or the “Company”) is a Delaware corporation that has developed uniquely designed unmanned Aerial Vehicles (“UAV’s” or “Drones”) which are specifically engineered to deliver vertical take-off and landing, and high-efficiency and speed in their in-flight performance. 

The Offering

Securities Offered                                        Maximum 58,823 shares of Class B Non-Voting Common

                                                                        Stock ($99,999.10 maximum raise)

Common Shares Outstanding

   Before This Offering:                               3,526,250 shares

Common Stock Outstanding

   After This Offering:                                  3,585,073 shares

Use of Proceeds:                                         The net proceeds of this offering will be used to fund

                                                                       completion and production costs for our PhoneDrone as well

                                                                       as the development of the PhoneDrone mobile application,

                                                                       continued R&D efforts, to fund its marketing program, and for

                                                                       general corporate purposes (including working capital and

                                                                       other expenses). 

Perks *

* All perks are individual, not inclusive of previous perks. Investors only get one perk reward matching your level of investment.

$500+                    10% off of any one purchase of product(s) from our web-site

$2,500+                 Reservation for a Phone Drone Ethos (1)

$5,000+                 Reservation for a Rogue, our 100 MPH racer (1)

$10,000+               You will receive your own xPlusOne HD  

All Kickstarter and Indiegogo backers who invest will receive a complimentary 20% off any one purchase from our web-site. 

  • Any Phone Drone Ethos or Rogue product received will be shipped when they are ready for market.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company does not foresee, nor is there any planned irregular use of any of the proceeds from this offering.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$696,610.00 USD
$411,424.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$160.00 USD
$334,008.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$267,886.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$124,553.00 USD
$25,547.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$300,000.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$828,381.00 USD
$341,108.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$716,090.00 USD
$162,777.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
-$548,100.00 USD
-$65,902.00 USD


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.


Off To The Races!

4 days ago

Wow! Thank you so much for allowing us to reach our $10,000 goal so quickly!  We're now at 219% and climbing.  It is so cool to read through all the names of our new investors!  We are honored and humbled to see such support.  We can't thank you enough!  

We also wanted to let you in on a little secret:  We will be releasing TWO new drones at the AUVSI Xponential Show in two weeks!  Be on the lookout for these game-changing products to hit the market!

Thank you again!


JD Claridge

CEO and Co-Founder

ps: Let's keep up the momentum.  Please share this update with your friends so they too can invest in xCraft!

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