xCraft Enterprises, Inc.

America's Drone Company

xCraft Enterprises, Inc.

America's Drone Company

Coeur d'Alene, ID
Technology
Coined the “American Drone Company”, xCraft designs and manufactures customized, unmanned aerial systems for enterprise and military markets.

$712,828

raised
$2,138,256
previously crowdfunded
729
Investors
$35M
Valuation
$7.82
Price per Share
$351.90
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$7M
Offering Max
Reg A+
Offering

$712,828

raised
$2,138,256
previously crowdfunded
729
Investors
$35M
Valuation
$7.82
Price per Share
$351.90
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$7M
Offering Max
Reg A+
Offering

Rewards

Get rewarded for investing more into xCraft Enterprises, Inc.:

$1,000+
Investment
Lifetime VIP Discount
Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website.*
$5,000+
Investment
VIP + 5% Bonus Shares
Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website.* ·5% Bonus Class B Shares. ·Maverick Drone.**
$10,000+
Investment
Custom Drone + 10% Bonus Shares
·Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website.* ·10% Bonus Class B Shares. ·Custom-designed Maverick Drone.**
$25,000+
Investment
Executive VIP + 15% Bonus Shares
Lifetime VIP discount of 10% on all purchases through the xcraft.io website.* ·15% Bonus Class B Shares. ·Custom-designed Maverick Drone.** ·Private zoom call with our chief executive officer and one or more of our high profile supporters.

Offering Circular | Selected Risks Related to this Offering | SEC EDGAR Page | Signed to Trade

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* While the company has signed a quotation agreement to trade the securities offered on StartEngine Secondary’s new alternative trading system (the “ATS”), a company which intends to be quoted on the marketplace will be subject to certain requirements which the company may or may not be able to satisfy in a timely manner. Even if a company is qualified to quote its securities on the market, there is no guarantee an active trading market for the securities will ever develop, or if developed, be maintained. You should assume that you may not be able to liquidate your investment for some time or be able to pledge these shares as collateral.


OUR VISION FOR THE FUTURE




Flying Cars


Urban Air Mobility (AKA “flying cars”) is an exciting space that people have dreamed about for decades. It was part of our founder’s original vision to see xCraft’s technology used to help move people and things efficiently and autonomously through the vast open airspace.


Image is a rendering of the type of UAM Vehicle we intend to build


xCraft has developed the flying car concepts through vehicle and logistical system design.  These concepts have been discussed with our IP attorneys and patent applications have been initiated although not yet submitted.

What we do



America’s Drone Company


xCraft develops technology that powers the future of autonomous flight. With a launch on ABC’s Shark Tank, xCraft has become “America’s Drone Company” creating an arsenal of innovative, patented drone systems that have forever changed the UAV landscape. Now we’re launching our products into a marketplace full of demand for the solutions we’ve crafted.



Technology built to solve the world’s toughest challenges


At xCraft, we partner with companies in defense, energy, security, public safety, and other industries to develop tailored applications that solve real world problems.

The Problem



The drone market lacks innovation and improvement


Drones expand our horizons as a human race, enabling us to quickly deliver life-saving medications, more efficiently search for lost persons, safely spot wildfires, and even communicate in areas without cellular reception. But, prior to xCraft, there was a gap in the market for well-built drones that can fly extremely fast and far, while communicating with their counterparts



The SOlution



Faster, more efficient drones built with uniquely patented technology


At xCraft, we have developed patented technologies to take the drone industry to new heights, improving safety, health and quality of life for people all over the world. xCraft’s unique drones are made with patented technologies designed to outperform each and every one of our competitors. These technologies, among others still in development, will be used in the Urban Air Mobility (UAM) market.


The Market



A fast growing multi-million dollar market


The global urban air mobility market is projected to reach USD $86.83 Billion by 2035 (Source), while the commercial drone market size is projected to reach USD $35.4 Billion Million by 2026 (Source). Meanwhile, the military drone market is expected to reach USD $21.76 Billion by 2026 (Source).


Our Traction



A Shark Tank favorite with major media accolades


xCraft appeared on Shark Tank and was immediately approved and backed by all five celebrity investors. Following our debut on the show, we were featured in multiple major press outlets including VentureBeat, Inc.com, Fortune, Business Insider, MarketWatch, USA Magazine, Fast Company and TechCrunch.

Recently, we developed a USA-Built multirotor with a 2Kg payload for DoD and tactical operations and delivered drones to the US Air Force Academy for UAS training. We also added an aviation pioneer and founder of Scaled Composites, Burt Rutan, to our board.

Why Invest



Join the ranks of Shark Tank investors, as we take xCraft to the next level!


xCraft has proven its staying power, after nearly 7 years of disrupting the drone industry. Our innovative, patented drone technology is outperforming our competitors and solving some of the world’s biggest challenges. 



As “America’s Drone Company”, we see it as our mission to bring better, more efficient, life-saving solutions to the drone industry. We raised over $2.1M during our last two Reg CF campaigns, which enabled us to develop three new game-changing drone systems. Our company’s investors include over 3,500 shareholders. We hope you’ll join us, too, as we move into our next phase of innovation and continue to bring life-changing technology to the market.


AN OFFERING STATEMENT REGARDING THIS OFFERING HAS BEEN FILED WITH THE SEC. THE SEC HAS QUALIFIED THAT OFFERING STATEMENT, WHICH ONLY MEANS THAT THE COMPANY MAY MAKE SALES OF THE SECURITIES DESCRIBED BY THE OFFERING STATEMENT. IT DOES NOT MEAN THAT THE SEC HAS APPROVED, PASSED UPON THE MERITS OR PASSED UPON THE ACCURACY OR COMPLETENESS OF THE INFORMATION IN THE OFFERING STATEMENT.


THE OFFERING CIRCULAR THAT IS PART OF THAT OFFERING STATEMENT CAN BE FOUND HERE.


THE OFFERING MATERIALS MAY CONTAIN FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS AND INFORMATION RELATING TO, AMONG OTHER THINGS, THE COMPANY, ITS BUSINESS PLAN AND STRATEGY, AND ITS INDUSTRY.  THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS ARE BASED ON THE BELIEFS OF, ASSUMPTIONS MADE BY, AND INFORMATION CURRENTLY AVAILABLE TO THE COMPANY’S MANAGEMENT.  WHEN USED IN THE OFFERING MATERIALS, THE WORDS “ESTIMATE,” “PROJECT,” “BELIEVE,” “ANTICIPATE,” “INTEND,” “EXPECT” AND SIMILAR EXPRESSIONS ARE INTENDED TO IDENTIFY FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, WHICH CONSTITUTE FORWARD LOOKING STATEMENTS. THESE STATEMENTS REFLECT MANAGEMENT’S CURRENT VIEWS WITH RESPECT TO FUTURE EVENTS AND ARE SUBJECT TO RISKS AND UNCERTAINTIES THAT COULD CAUSE THE COMPANY’S ACTUAL RESULTS TO DIFFER MATERIALLY FROM THOSE CONTAINED IN THE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS.  INVESTORS ARE CAUTIONED NOT TO PLACE UNDUE RELIANCE ON THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS, WHICH SPEAK ONLY AS OF THE DATE ON WHICH THEY ARE MADE.  THE COMPANY DOES NOT UNDERTAKE ANY OBLIGATION TO REVISE OR UPDATE THESE FORWARD-LOOKING STATEMENTS TO REFLECT EVENTS OR CIRCUMSTANCES AFTER SUCH DATE OR TO REFLECT THE OCCURRENCE OF UNANTICIPATED EVENTS.




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Updates

There Goes $700K!!

3 days ago

Another Billionaire to space and another $100K!  WOW, With your help, we have raised $700K! 

xCraft emphatically welcomes our new investors! We are accomplishing really exciting things, and a huge thanks to all of you for helping to make that possible! 

Don't forget, xCraft is signed to trade on StartEngine's Secondary Market, check it out! There is still time to own a piece of this incredible company, join us while you can!


StartEngine Secondary: While the company has signed a quotation agreement to trade the securities offered on StartEngine Secondary’s new alternative trading system (the “ATS”), a company which intends to be quoted on the marketplace will be subject to certain requirements which the company may or may not be able to satisfy in a timely manner. Even if a company is qualified to quote its securities on the market, there is no guarantee an active trading market for the securities will ever develop, or if developed, be maintained. You should assume that you may not be able to liquidate your investment for some time or be able to pledge these shares as collateral.

This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

The Momentum Builds!!

5 days ago

Congrats to Astronaut Richard Branson!!

10 days ago

We want to officially congratulate Sir Richard Branson and the Virgin Galactic team for their extraordinary achievement this week.  The team successfully flew a small rocket plane, the SpaceShipTwo, with 6 crew members to the official edge of space.  No small undertaking!


This is also a great time to mention that xCraft's very own board member, Burt Rutan, developed the first version of the Virgin Galactic space plane, the SpaceShipOne, with his team at Scaled Composites.  This team won the Ansari X Prize for the first non-government funded spaceflight in 2004.  


We're proud of the achievements of these amazing humans and their teams.  Way to go space people!

 



Scaled Composites Founder and xCraft Board Member Burt Rutan


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.


Building Drones in Texas?

17 days ago



xCraft has had a fantastic year! We continue to deliver powerful, innovative drones and it's becoming more and more evident that we are outgrowing our space! 

This led us to Groesbeck, Texas to link up with a fellow Shark Tank entrepreneur to check out a potential manufacturing space. We really like Texas and would love to open a location in the Lone Star State. We will keep you posted on our progress!



Introducing the xCraft Shadow V2.0!!

19 days ago



We are excited to unveil xCraft’s new Shadow V2.0! 


Shadow V2.0 is a portable unmanned aerial system capable of 24hr+ tethered flight at altitudes of up to 100ft. 

Set up is as easy as removing the UAS from the hard-shell travel case, connecting the 110/240VAC tether and sending the launch command through the controller. Pre-loaded flight stabilization software keeps the UAS hovering above the launch point at a fixed altitude, adjusting for wind (up to 30 knots or 34 mph) and light.

The Shadow V2.0 optionally integrates with Rajant Kinetic mesh networks as a relay node and offers real time streaming HD and/or thermal video, making it a valuable asset for any situation requiring secure pop-up surveillance and/or communication. When the mission is complete a simple “land” command from the operator returns the UAS to the ground where it can be unplugged, packed, and ready for transport in minutes. The system includes an emergency backup power system that safely returns the UAS to the ground in the event of a primary system interruption.











Tech Specs

  • Tether Length: 100 ft

  • Flying Weight: 1.8 kg

  • Payload: 250kg

  • Wind Tolerance: Up to 30 mph

  • Maximum Flight Time: Virtually Unlimited

  • Camera Options: RGB 4K, FLIR

  • Controller Options: HereLink, Skyroid H12

  • GCS Software: Q Ground Control

  • Radio Link: Rajant Mesh or 2.4 GHz

  • Backup Battery: 6S 17Wh

  • Case Dimensions: 24 x 24 x 10 in


Includes

  • Shadow V2.0 UAS

  • 4K RGB Camera

  • 3-Axis Gimbal

  • Controller with Integrated Android

  • Backup Battery

  • Battery Charger

  • (2) Extra Propellers

  • Custom Hard Case

  • User Manual and Quick Start Guide



We successfully delivered our first unit earlier this year, more details on that to come!

$600K and Climbing!

24 days ago

Many thanks to all who have invested in xCraft, America’s Drone Company! We’re so excited to welcome our new investors! Thank you all for believing in our vision and joining us on our journey.  Don’t forget to check out StartEngine’s Secondary Market which we are thrilled to be signed to trade on, we still have room for more investors, so join us while you still can. 


Watch for our New Product Launch, Coming Soon!!


This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

While the company has signed a quotation agreement to trade the securities offered on StartEngine Secondary’s new alternative trading system (the “ATS”), a company which intends to be quoted on the marketplace will be subject to certain requirements which the company may or may not be able to satisfy in a timely manner. Even if a company is qualified to quote its securities on the market, there is no guarantee an active trading market for the securities will ever develop, or if developed, be maintained. You should assume that you may not be able to liquidate your investment for some time or be able to pledge these shares as collateral.

Powerful Robots Changing the World!

about 1 month ago

Check out our CEO, JD, navigating the xCraft Matrix Mini, equipped with Rajant’s Mesh Radio systems, preparing the way and minimizing the risk for brave First Responders. Thank you Rajant for partnering with us!  Enjoy!




 Stay tuned, more great things to come! 

Meet the xCraft Team!

about 1 month ago

This month’s featured employee is Ryder H.  We are thrilled to welcome Ryder into xCraft’s Summer Internship Program.  

Ryder is an energized and high-achieving computer engineering undergraduate from Grainger Engineering at the University of Illinois. He has a strong background in robotics, having attended Purdue’s Seminar for Top Engineering Prospects and led his high school’s First Robotics Competition robotics effort for four years. 


This young, ambitious entrepreneur even holds a few patents of his own!  He hopes to gain invaluable programming hands-on experience this summer and will be working with our team of engineers, programming on various projects and adding new software features to the drones. Currently, he is hard at work programming a Raspberry Pi to work as a coprocessor for a drone.  


 He is sure to be a valued contributor, developing powerful flying robots that change the world.  


Welcome to the xCraft Team, Ryder! 

xCraft is Signed to Trade on StartEngine Secondary. What does that mean for you?

about 1 month ago


You may have heard that xCraft has signed to trade on StartEngine Secondary but you might not know what that means.  We wanted to take some time to explain what it is and how it can be a benefit for our investor community.  


WHAT? xCraft Regulation A+ Investors will soon have the opportunity to trade their shares through StartEngine Secondary, one of the first markets in the US where non-accredited investors can publicly trade investments in startups that have raised capital via Regulation A+. Start Engine Secondary will provide an alternative to waiting for a liquidity event and thus allowing xCraft Regulation A+ Investors the option to trade available shares with other investors. 


WHEN/HOW? The timeline for this is not yet determined, as our current Regulation A+ offering is still active. Once our Regulation A+ campaign has concluded, we will undergo the diligence process for quotation. If and when approved for launch, we will alert our investors that quotation is available, at which time, our Regulation A+ investors can offer their shares for sale on StartEngine Secondary and begin to browse, buy, and trade online. 


WHO? StartEngine is still working to find a way for previous round investors from our Regulation CF campaigns to trade their shares as well. However, initially, StartEngine Secondary is only available to our Regulation A+ investors. Keep your eye out for updates on this process as StartEngine is hard at work to open the trading up for all investors. 


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Important Information about StartEngine Secondary:


While the company has signed a quotation agreement to trade the securities offered on StartEngine Secondary’s new alternative trading system (the “ATS”), a company which intends to be quoted on the marketplace will be subject to certain requirements which the company may or may not be able to satisfy in a timely manner. Even if a company is qualified to quote its securities on the market, there is no guarantee an active trading market for the securities will ever develop, or if developed, be maintained. You should assume that you may not be able to liquidate your investment for some time or be able to pledge these shares as collateral.

This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

The Momentum Builds!

about 2 months ago


Wow!! We’re thrilled to see the momentum building since our $500K update!  Sincerest thanks to all of you who have joined our family! Stay tuned, we are excited to show you what we have been working on and watch for our new product launch coming soon!



This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

Check out the Streamblade. xCraft's eVTOL Development Project!

about 2 months ago

xCraft's R&D Team has been hard at work on a new development project for an enterprise client.  We wanted to share a "behind the scenes" view of the project as it takes shape.  Enjoy!


Meet the xCraft Team!

about 2 months ago

This month's featured employee is Gabriel Joyce.  Gabe is a Designer/Drafter for xCraft, creating some amazing 3D models.  We call him our SolidWorks Ninja!  


Gabe has been with xCraft for over two years designing UAV components.  He comes with a strong background in mechanical design, manufacturing, and repair.  He's also a very handy builder so we put him to work assembling prototypes whenever there's an opportunity.  


Glad you're part of the xCraft team Gabriel!


Our mission is to develop powerful flying robots that change the world. We are based in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  Here, we design, build, and fly drones for enterprise and military customers. We are looking for Rockstar people to join our team and help us fulfill our mission. Apply today!

xCraft Drones in Action Supporting First Responders

2 months ago

Watch xCraft drones supporting our First Responders.  Many thanks to our Mesh Technology Partner, Rajant for putting this excellent video together.  Enjoy!


xCraft Corporation is laser-focused on innovation in flight, developing powerful technology that can change the world. xCraft has developed patented technologies that have wide-spread applications in consumer drones, professional, military markets, and even human-carrying autonomous aircraft. xCraft won’t rest until our technology becomes the industry standard. For more information, visit www.xcraft.io.


This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

$500k Milestone!!!

3 months ago

Investors,

We’re thrilled to announce that xCraft has crossed the $500k Threshold!!

A huge thank you to all who made that happen.  We owe you!

We still haven’t lost sight of our vision to change the world for good with drones. Let’s keep pressing on toward the goal!

Best,

JD Claridge

CEO and Co-Founder


This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

We're Almost There!!

3 months ago

$500K is just around the corner!  We're excited to see a recent surge in investments and would like to officially welcome all of our new investors to the xCraft family.  Thank you for joining us on this journey! 


We've also got some exciting news that we haven't shared publicly but wanted our investors to be the first to know. We've been developing a completely new xCraft drone for the Surveying and Mapping Market.  We can't share any more information at this time but here's a pretty picture of a prototype to hold you over.  Stay tuned for details!

There is still room to get in if you haven't yet invested.   If that's you, we'd love to see your name on the investor list!


-JD Claridge

CEO and Co-Founder


This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

xCraft Signed to Trade on StartEngine Secondary!!

3 months ago

Friends and Investors,


We are very excited to announce that xCraft has signed to be listed on StartEngine's Secondary market!  We plan to go live with our listing as soon as our current offering closes.  If successful, this means that you will be able to buy, sell, and trade xCraft's stock right on StartEngine's website!

Find out more here.  For xCraft's investor community, this is big news!  This is one of the first markets in the US where non-accredited investors can publicly trade investments in startups that have raised capital via Regulation Crowdfunding and Regulation A+. StartEngine Secondary is an alternative trading system regulated by the SEC and operated by StartEngine Primary, LLC, a broker dealer registered with the SEC and FINRA.  

Sincerely,

-JD Claridge

CEO and Co-Founder


Disclaimer re: StartEngine Secondary: While the company has signed a quotation agreement to trade the securities offered on StartEngine Secondary’s new alternative trading system (the “ATS”), a company which intends to be quoted on the marketplace will be subject to certain requirements which the company may or may not be able to satisfy in a timely manner. Even if a company is qualified to quote its securities on the market, there is no guarantee an active trading market for the securities will ever develop, or if developed, be maintained. You should assume that you may not be able to liquidate your investment for some time or be able to pledge these shares as collateral.

This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC Member FINRA/SIPC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

PhoneDrone

4 months ago

Investors ,

 

In response to some of the recent comments about our PhoneDrone Kickstarter campaign, we want to reiterate our commitment to take care of those supporters through refunds.  If this is you, please know that we are making every effort to move as quickly as possible even though it often seems like a slow process.  

As mentioned in a previous update (See “Flying Cars and Flying Phones”), we have already provided many refunds as we have available funds to do so.  We are not yet able to do a “mass” refund but try to work through several per week.  

We know the work is not yet done.  We must refund every single backer before xCraft can move on to more exciting endeavors.  We've now put this in writing.  The "Use of Proceeds" table in our offering document reflects this promise.  As long as we are successful with this raise, we plan to refund every backer. We think that it is worth it to take care of the people who have helped us be successful!

 

Sincerely,

-JD Claridge

CEO and Co-Founder


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

Big News in the Drone Industry!!

5 months ago

Investors and Friends,

I am so impressed with our community.  You have helped push our campaign past the $250K mark!  I would like to personally welcome all our new investors.  Thank you so much for joining us on this journey!  

There's been a lot of positive things happing in the drone industry lately and I wanted to share some of them with our investor community. 

  • FAA Has Unveiled the Final Drone Rules for Remote ID, Nighttime Flights and Operations Over People:  About a month ago, the Federal Aviation Administration issued several new rules which outline details of future drone operations and hardware requirements.  These regulations pave the way for mass adoption of drones in national airspace to perform life-saving and critical work such as fire spotting, medical and vaccine delivery, infrastructure inspection, package delivery, and much more.  Read more about these new rules here. We believe that these rules will allow xCraft's technology to be utilized in these growing markets.
  • First Fully Automated Commercial Drone Flights Approved:  Earlier last month, the FAA granted a small Massachusetts-based company permission to operate drones without hands-on piloting or direct observation by human controllers.  The decision by the FAA limits operation of automated drones to rural areas, and altitudes below 400 feet, but is a potentially significant step in expanding commercial applications of drones for farmers, utilities, mining companies and other customers.  This might not sound like much, but it's a major step toward large-scale automated drone operations.  xCraft's PANADRONE is a fully-autonomous "drone-in-a-box" that we feel hopeful will be able to deliver it’s full potential in a regulatory environment that allows for such operations. We are excited to see where this is headed!
  • DJI Added to US Commerce Blacklist: The Chinese drone company, DJI,  was added to the US Commerce Department's "Entity List".  Read more about this action here.  
  • Made in America/USA Drone Executive Order:  In recent months President Trump and Biden have released executive orders that are aimed to help to ensure that the federal government procures goods and services from American companies whenever possible. Read more about this here and here.

With all that said, it is a good time to be  "America's Drone Company".  xCraft is well positioned with its technology and products to catch the wave of new opportunities headed this way!  


Thank you for your support and fly high!


-JD Claridge

CEO and Co-Founder


This Reg A+ offering is made available through StartEngine Primary, LLC. This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment. For more information about this offering, please view xCraft’s offering circular as well as the risks associated with this offering.

xCraft's new Partnership in Airborne Mesh Networks!

6 months ago

Investors,

Exciting news about a new strategic partnership!  We've teamed up with Rajant to bring mesh network capability to the skies!

With the xCraft MATRIX R and PANADRONE R, integrated with Rajant's DX2, we've enabled air-to-air and air-to-ground communication with seamless incorporation into any existing Rajant mesh network. 

Read more here!


Live-streaming and edge processing via aerial applications are enabled for applications in markets including military, mining, O&G, utilities, public safety, agriculture, and many others.  

We're thrilled to bring this added value to the company and, by extension, to our investor community!


-JD Claridge

CEO and Co-Founder



$100K Milestone!!

7 months ago

POWERFUL FLYING ROBOTS


Investors,

It's been a fantastic week!  We've already crossed our first milestone; $100,000!  A huge thank you to all our early investors!  


We've also been making some big improvements to our website.  We added our latest product, the Matrix SE to our growing list of game-changing drones.  


With 4.4 pounds of payload and up to 42 minutes of flight time, the Matrix SE is a powerful and efficient American-made workhorse! It can carry an array of sensors to complete virtually any job including Thermal, Multispectral, and LIDAR.


Let's build on this early momentum and continue breaking barriers!  Please share this update with friends and family!


Best,

-JD Claridge

CEO and Co-Founder


This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

Flying Cars and Flying Phones!

8 months ago

Flying Cars!

A lot of people have asked for more details on our plans around flying cars so we thought this would be a perfect opportunity to present our thoughts on where xCraft fits in this new and exciting market!

Urban Air Mobility (AKA “flying cars”) is an exciting space that people have dreamed about for decades.  It was part of our founder’s original vision to see xCraft’s technology used to help move people and things efficiently and autonomously through the vast open airspace.  Although it’s an exciting dream that seems to be closer to reality, we foresee several obstacles to full-scale adoption in the marketplace. Most notably, these obstacles are:

1. Intrinsic noise generated by the flying vehicles

2. Passenger throughput capability of a large scale air taxi operation

Noise:  

Aircraft are noisy.  Even a small aircraft such as the Schweitzer 300C helicopter, emits almost 90 dB of noise at 100 feet away (citation).  This is an uncomfortable amount of noise that can cause permanent hearing loss with long-term exposure (citation).  A small flying car (or eVTOL as they are called) would likely generate even more noise than a Schweitzer 300C since they have more rotors with shorter blades which need to spin faster than a helicopter’s to produce the same lift.  We don’t see public acceptance of such noisy eVTOLs being deployed on a mass scale in urban environments until this problem is solved.  That is why it’s one of the key focus areas of xCraft’s future technology development. 

Passenger Throughput:  

Getting people in and out of a flying taxi at the same rate as they can do so in an Uber today is a huge challenge facing the Urban Air Mobility market.  Many proposals revolve around placing eVTOL ports on top of skyscrapers. This presents the obvious challenge of getting people up and down elevators much faster than they do today.  Elevators were not built to handle adequate rider volume.  Also, to compete with ground-based taxis, hundreds, if not thousands of eVTOL flights would need to operate from a single location per hour.  This is simply not feasible given airspace and time constraints.  Consider that the busiest airport in the world (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta) handles approximately 200 flights per hour (citation) with a vastly larger logistical infrastructure than could fit on top of a building.  To overcome this obstacle, clean sheet ideas need to be presented that remove the bottlenecks and allow true competition with existing ground-based transportation approaches.  This is the second key focus area of xCraft’s future technology development.


Flying Phones!

In 2015, xCraft ran a successful Kickstarter campaign and later a Indiegogo campaign for the PhoneDrone.  The concept was just what the name implies; it was a drone that carried a smartphone - using its camera, processor, GPS, and cellular connectivity to create an intelligent flying robot.  xCraft has been issued patents for this technology.  

Although the initial funding went well, the project faced many challenges and delays in delivery, culminating with our manufacturer in China pulling the plug and walking away with almost $300k of our backer's money.  This was a huge blow to a small startup and to our community.  We decided to do the right thing; cancel the project and pledge to refund backers.

Today, we have already provided many refunds but the work is not done.  We must refund every single backer before this company can move on to more exciting endeavors.  We've now put this in writing.  The "Use of Proceeds" table in our offering document reflects this promise.  As long as we are successful with this raise, we plan to refund every backer. We think that it is worth it to take care of the people who have helped us be successful!


So that is our story about flying cars and flying phones.  The past is sometimes dark but the future is bright!  


To the next level!

-JD Claridge

CEO and Co-Founder



This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.


Our new raise is now live!

8 months ago
We are excited to announce that we have launched our next crowdfunding round! Now we need you to help us continue on our next ambitious path as we look to... build flying cars!                                                       


                                                                        

Thanks again for your continued support and belief in our mission! We will continue to keep you updated on our progress so make sure to stay informed.

                       

This investment is speculative, illiquid, and involves a high degree of risk, including the possible loss of your entire investment.

                                                       

    

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