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Zoptiks

The Mobile Animal Kingdom

Small OPO
Columbus, OH
Software & Services
Accepting International Investment
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The Mobile Animal Kingdom

Biodiversity Redefined

 At Zoptiks, we view digital technology such as websites and mobile applications as tools that empower humanity to connect, grow and empathize with the world we live in.


We set out to build a company that focuses on removing technological obstacles standing in the way of people around the world, preventing them from experiencing wildlife through zoos, aquariums, safaris, and wildlife sanctuaries.


Zoptiks aims to be the go-to resource for anyone to learn about nature, directly connecting users to the zoological organizations. Zoptiks.com is a geodirectory of zoological organizations around the world that contains Zoopedia: A modern zoologist curated animal encyclopedia and blog for zoological research, news, and photography. 


When you dig down to the core purpose of Zoptiks, it is to connect users interested in wildlife and convert them into visitors of zoological organizations. Zoptiks makes money on providing mobile infrastructure for zoos, advertising, ticket commissions, and event promotions.


What's next? Learn more about Zoptiks plan's to grow into a leading Augmented Reality, Artificial Intelligence and "ZooTech" company.

The Offering


Investment
$0.15 / Membership Unit│When you invest you are betting the company’s future value will exceed $1.6 Million Dollars 


For details on the bonus, please see the Offering Summary below.

Zoptiks

When you want to learn about an animal, the first step anyone takes is to Google the name of the organism and click on one of the top links. Zoptiks will be one of the top links for every organism and zoo in the world. As a zoologist curated resource, Zoptiks provides quality factual content directly from the people who dedicate their careers to working with wildlife. 


Zoptiks takes users interested in learning about wildlife and connects them directly with zoological organizations around them. While a digital experience can be rewarding, actually seeing wildlife in person inspires the human imagination and allows for humanity to empathize with the world we live in.


What do you get out of Zoptiks?


For Zoological Organizations:

  • Showcase Your Organization
  • Interactive Live Map
  • Sell Tickets and Products
  • Promote Events and Your Zoologists' Research.
  • Convert Online Visitors to Your Zoo.
  • Gather Feedback from Visitors
  • Advertise Products and Drive Sales!

For Visitors:

  • ZooPedia: A Modern Animal Encyclopedia
  • Zoological GeoDirectory: Find organizations near you and purchase tickets.
  • SmartMaps: Explore exhibits and attractions before you visit the zoo. 
  • Forum: Your nature questions, answered.
  • Research: Access the latest research from zoologists.


Learn more at Zoptiks.com

Mobile Features

Through extensive outreach to zoos, aquariums, associations and user interviews, we narrowed down what zoological organizations and their visitors need from a mobile app. They are:


  • Digital Maps
  • Mobile Tickets and Products Payments
  • Exhibit and Organizational Information
  • Outreach, Events and Contact Information


The Zoptiks mobile app provides exactly this, for every single zoological organization in the world. It takes the resources on the Zoptiks web platform such as Zoopedia, Events and Zoological Research and brings it into a convenient mobile application.


It's like carrying around the entire animal kingdom in your pocket!

Web Features

From a web perspective, Zoptiks allows users to explore wildlife and zoological organizations like never before by providing a resource and submission portal. Users are able to: 


  • Browse zoos, aquariums, safaris and wildlife sanctuaries around the world.
  • Understand with Zoopedia: A modern animal encyclopedia
  • Ask Questions and Browse the Latest News.
  • Purchase Tickets and Products
  • Rate and Review
  • Instant SEO Boost for all Organizations.

On the other hand, zoos are able to add and manage their information and content as well as contribute to Zoptiks independently and automatically.

Coming Soon

 ZooAR, Commerce and Analytics

With the core of the app built, the focus now turns to bringing in and retaining app users. An app is nothing without its users, and the more features we provide, the more people will use it, leading to more visits to zoos, as well as ticket sales and revenue for Zoptiks. A few features that I've been working on are:


  • Advanced Points of Interest: Integration with real-time geolocation on a custom mapping platform.
  • Photo Booth: Has anyone gone to the zoo and not taken a picture? 
  • Tours: Custom tours based off of Advanced Points of Intrest.
  • Augmented Reality: Recreating the Animal Kingdom on your mobile device.
  • Visitor Analytics: Provide advanced visitor analytics to zoological organizations regarding how visitors interact with their organization. 
  • Interstitial Full Page and Subliminal Advertising: As the advertising cycle begins for the Zoptiks app, advertising in multiple ways will help increase our revenue.
  • ECommerce and Ticket Integration

ZooAI and Enterprise Systems

With the information derived from Zoptiks and Zoopedia, we will have an abundance of zoological data to morph into an artificial intelligence. While artificial intelligence is still in its early phases, Zoptiks expects to be a pioneer in its adaption for the zoological field. A few uses cases for this transition are the following

  • Organism Identification and Classificaiton
  • Behaviorial Analysis
  • Data Propagation for research
  • Enterprise System Integration

Business Model

"Directly Connecting People Interested in Wildlife with Zoological Organizations"

Zoological Listings

While each zoological profile is free, having the various points of interest in each zoo costs extra. These listings allows zoos to use Zoptiks as their go to mobile app by providing an interactive geolocated mobile map for their visitors.

Commission-Based Tickets and Merchandise

Tickets and products are charged a commission. Zoos never run out of space and are looking for more visitors all the time, and with Zoptiks, planning your next visit is fluid and at the tip of your fingers. It's a win-win situation. 

Advertising Space

Allow zoos and sponsors of zoos to advertise and promote their products for a fee. We can direct consumers to zoo's stores to increase their revenue. Imagine an advertisement on your phone for a cold drink thats available 100 feet away while at the zoo. We drive more sales for products sold by zoos themselves!



Events and Promotions

Listing events at zoos and promoting any individual zoo in their region are a separate fee. Animal feedings, shows, exhibits, and special events are charged an extra fee on a time basis. With thousands of events globally, it's a revolving income stream.

Member's Apps

Zoptiks has partnered with Bobile, an easy to use no code app builder and management system to provide custom apps for zoological organizations that want to have a "member's only app". This app builder comes with extensive features such as a mobile store, mobile booking, push notifications, live chat with an integrated customer management system.


As an add-on to the Zoptiks package, this custom app allows for zoological organizations to improve customer retention, implement customer loyalty programs and provides a mobile member management solution.

Source

Zoological Associations

Zoptiks is a commercial member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Zoptiks is a commercial member of the Aquarium and Zoo Facilities Association

Markets

Source 1          Source 2          Source 3

Global Zoological Market

Zoptiks caters to zoological organizations such as zoos, aquariums, safaris, wildlife sanctuaries, aviaries, insectariums, wildlife photographers and visitors of zoological organizations. Furthermore, we will offer zoological tickets, product sales and advertising.


  • 1,500 Global Zoological Organizations
  • 175 million visitors per year
  • 50 million annual child visitors

Total Addressable Market: $1.88 Billion per Year

Service Addressable Market: $47 Million per Year
Service Obtainable Market: $12.5 million per year

Competition

Zoptiks' competition arises in primary three categories: institutional data management systems, online knowledge bases and existing mobile solutions, such as NaviZoo, or custom mobile applications
created by zoological organizations.


Managment Systems: The primary global system in place is ZIMS connected to Species 360. This resource is a zoologist-built resource for other zoologists and has extensive membership requirements, Zoptiks is available for anyone to use. 


NaviZoo: A concept mobile application that caters only to zoo navigation, does not have a market product, outreach or association membership.


Custom Apps / Builders: There are many ways for mobile apps to be made, and while Zoptiks is not a complete replacement for an in-house app, it actually connects new users to zoological organizations.


In short, Zoptiks is unique in that it provides e-commerce, advertising, ZooPedia (zoologist sourced info) on a web and mobile platform affordably and with concrete plans for upcoming technologies such as augmented reality and artificial intelligence.

ZIMS Source          NaviZoo Source

Why Invest in Zoptiks

Social Cause

Support wildlife conservation efforts, zoos and enable human empathy to grow. Fund a global zoological movement that will revolutionize the animal kingdom. 

Team

Our team is made of up graduates of The Ohio State University. We are efficient, driven and looking to conquer this venture and make it into an outstanding success. 

Growth

Growth projections based off of business models that make sense. Revolving customer streams deliver products that people will use and retain time after time. 

Distributions

Zoptiks LLC shall have the power to make distributions to its members in such amounts and at such intervals appropriate according to law.

What do we need an investment for?

Conferences

Marketing

Team Expansion

Working Capital

In the Press

OSU grad designs app to enhance zoo experience
October 10, 2017

Printed zoo maps could become extinct if an Ohio State graduate’s mobile application finds commercial success. Hari Kunduru, a recent graduate from The Ohio State University, developed the app Zoptiks, focuses on biodiversity education for visits to the zoos and aquariums throughout the country.

Offering Summary

Maximum 713,333* shares of Membership Units ($106,999.95)

*Maximum subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See 10% Bonus below

Minimum 66,666 shares of Membership Units ($9,999.90)


Company
Zoptiks LLC
 

Corporate Address
21 E State St, Columbus, Ohio
 

Description of Business
Mobile Application Development and Publisher
 

Type of Security Offered
 Membership Units

Purchase Price of Security Offered
$0.15
 

Minimum Investment Amount (per investor) 
$252.00











The 10% Bonus for StartEngine Shareholders

Zoptiks LLC will offer 10% additional bonus units for all investments that are committed by StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. shareholders (with ≥ $1,000 invested in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign) within 24 hours of this offering going live.

StartEngine shareholders who have invested $1,000+ in the StartEngine Reg A+ campaign will receive a 10% bonus on this offering within a 24-hour window of their campaign launch date.  This means you will receive a bonus for any units you purchase.  For example, if you buy 1,500 Membership Units at $0.15 / unit, you will receive 150 bonus units, meaning you'll own 1,650 units for $225.   Fractional units will not be distributed and unit bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole unit.

This 10% Bonus is only valid for one year from the time StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. investors receive their countersigned StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. subscription agreement.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

The Company might incur Irregular Use of Proceeds that may include but are not limited to the following over $10,000: Vendor payments and salary made to one's self, a friend or relative; Any expense labeled "Administration Expenses" that is not strictly for administrative purposes; Any expense labeled "Travel and Entertainment"; Any expense that is for the purposes of inter-company debt or back payments.

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Total Assets
$880.00 USD
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Cash And Cash Equivalents
$300.00 USD
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Accounts Receivable
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Short Term Debt
$14,428.00 USD
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Long Term Debt
$0.00 USD
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Revenues And Sales
$0.00 USD
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Costs Of Goods Sold
$0.00 USD
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Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
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Net Income
-$54,069.00 USD
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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

To Earn Your Trust

5 days ago

One year ago today I began the journey to redefine how humanity understood the world we live in. Throughout this journey, interest became passion and passion turned into obsession but knowing that this is one of my life’s purposes has inspired unknown perseverance fueled by the lust of creation. Today Zoptiks is the foundation for a new age of biodiversity education. 

Investing in any company is more than just a monetary transfer. It is a show of faith in the dedication of the team. 

You will not find a more dedicated team than the one at Zoptiks and to prove this we will be journaling our work on this campaign every Friday until the StartEngine campaign is over. This has been an existing (monthly) habit that Zoptiks’ investors have been privy to. 

Every week you can expect the following:

3 Interesting Life Science Articles. 

A fundamental shift towards inspiration comes from sparking intrigue and to do so, knowledge must directly relate to the reader's life. We will find such topics to enable our user's growth.

5 Species, Biomes, and Phenomena

Building Zoopedia will begin with our own content, that scientists are able to "claim" and refine later. 

Platform Updates

We are continuously developing and improving the platform. Stay tuned for new features. 

Outreach Updates

Sales and Marketing are fickle beasts for a new age startup. We are going to start emailing and calling every single zoological organization in the world soon. 


We look forward to earning your trust in the next 60 days. 


Sincerely,

-Hari

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