Deep Aero

An autonomous drone economy powered by AI & Blockchain, which will change the urban transportation system by bringing on demand aviation and cargo delivery to your fingertips.

About Deep Aero

DEEP AERO is aiming to build an autonomous drone economy powered by AI & Blockchain. The DEEP AERO UNMANNED TRAFFIC MANAGER (UTM) aims to be a harmonized framework for air traffic managment (ATM) and Drone/UAS traffic managment (UTM). The platform aims to be an autonomous, decentralized, self-governing, intelligent drone and unmanned aircraft system (UAS) traffice managment platform that will be able to ensure safe manned/unmanned aircraft activity in the shared airspace. The platform will be driven by AI and blockchain technologies.
Competitors: AERO, Drone Energy, Mota, Auto-Pilot, Dorado Drones, AirBase
Uniqueness/Advantages to competition: Little to none.

Token Sale Use of Blockchain

Product

2.4
Product
Readiness

Is the product ready for use? Is there a working prototype or MVP? How long until it is operational?

2.0
N/A
2 - Proof of concept or test platform.
Appeal

How appealing is the product? How good or necessary is it? Does it have a distinct edge?

3.0
N/A
3 - Interesting.
Target User Base

Is it mass market or niche?

3.0
N/A
3 - Has growth potential.
Competition

Are there many other similar solutions or is this one of just a few, or even one of a kind?

2.0
N/A
2 - Quite a few / somewhat better competitors.
Innovation

How innovative or inventive is the product, either conceptually or technologically?

2.0
N/A
2 - Some, but nothing outstanding.

Product

DEEP AERO is meant to be an autonomous drone economy powered by AI and blockchain technology. There is currently a publicly accessible github with (21) repositories for the project. The beta dev/testing of the blockchain and full platform launch are planned for after the ICO (see Roadmap). There is appeal to the DEEP AERO product, given the increasing demand for drone technology services and decentralization. There is a disruptive advantage as it would enable users to have access to a transparent drone economy secured by blockchain tech. The potential / target user-base will grow with drone services demand, along with the adoption of cryptocurrency in the general population. There is currently a very large amount of legacy competition in the drone economy (DJI, AeroVironment), and blockchain competition will greatly stiffen over time as adoption continues, given the size of the target market.
Competitors: AERO, Drone Energy, Mota, Auto-Pilot, Dorado Drones, AirBase

Product Whitepaper

Use of Blockchain

2.4
Use of Blockchain
Blockchain Development

Is blockchain technology essential? Does it make the solution significantly different and better?

2.0
N/A
2 - Some smart contract functionality.
Disruptive Blockchain Advantage

How disruptive is the introduction of blockchain technology into the product's market space?

3.0
N/A
3 - Potentially disruptive.
Need for a Custom Token (vs. BTC or ETH)

Is the token essential or could it be done just as well or better with fiat or Bitcoin?

2.0
N/A
2 - Some, mainly network effect.
System Decentralization (besides token)

How decentralized is the system architecture other than the token (e.g., data collection, storage, access, and use, or decision making processes, etc.)?

3.0
N/A
3 - Hybrid; decentralized as far as circumstances allow.
Contribution to Blockchain Ecosystem

How compelling is the solution's contribution to the evolution of blockchain infrastructure and economy?

2.0
N/A
2 - Meh, okay.

Use of Blockchain

The DRONE token is ERC-20 standard and is the main utility for transactions in DEEP AERO marketplace and ecosystem.
DEEP AEROS’ contribution to blockchain development is in the utilization of the Ethereum blockchain for the creation of a decentralized and transparent drone economy.
The project’s primary disruptive advantage is based on its use of advanced technologies – drone tech + AI tech + blockchain tech – in a combined and novel fashion.
The need for a custom token is in allowing users to gain access to the platform and participate in the drone economy and ecosystem.
The contribution to the blockchain ecosystem is in developing a new decentralized drone economy powered by AI and blockchain technology.

Use of Blockchain Roadmap

Whitepaper

3.6
Whitepaper
Comprehensiveness

Does it cover the full scope of the problem and solution?

4.0
N/A
4 - Satisfactory coverage, well written.
Readability

Is it easy enough to understand?

4.0
N/A
4 - Easy to read and understand.
Transparency

Does it candidly describe and disclose where the project now stands, how much exists and how much still needs to be done, etc.?

3.0
N/A
3 - Basic honesty with some hype.
Business Plan Presentation

Does it contain a viable, comprehensive business plan?

4.0
N/A
4 - Clear, well thought out, realistic.
Technology Presentation

Does it present a well thought out technological architecture? Does it address implementational challenges?

3.0
N/A
3 - More information required.

Whitepaper

The whitepaper is professional, visually pleasing, and informative, and provides a balanced mixture of media and textual explanation. The whitepaper is 39 pages long and is overall readable and understandable. The whitepaper includes the following sections: Abstract, Disclaimer, Introduction, Vision, DEEP AERO UTM Platform, Cargo Drones and Passenger Drones, Drone Marketplace, Roadmap, and DRONE Token Distribution. The business plan behind DEEP AERO is detailed and concisely explained including detailed textual and graphical explanations. The technology presentation warrants a more detailed explanation of the connection between the blockchain technology the drone technology.

Whitepaper Compliance

Roadmap

2.6
Roadmap
Concreteness

Is there a concrete and practical development plan (vs. just a conceptual vision)?

3.0
N/A
3 - An overall plan, major milestones stated.
Feasibility

Is the development plan realistic? Is it based on reasonable goals and timelines?

2.0
N/A
2 - Very ambitious.
Vision

Is there a larger, long-term vision?

3.0
N/A
3 - A trend with potential.
Dependencies (services or capabilities)

How available, operational, or trusted are the other systems or capabilities on which the project relies?

3.0
N/A
3 - Imperfect but available, or using substitutes.
Current Position

Where is the project now, relative to its vision and plans?

2.0
N/A
2 - Critical obstacles ahead.

Roadmap

A vague project roadmap is given with milestones presented on a monthly basis. Obstacles lie ahead as development/deployment of the beta and final platform will occur after the ICO. The roadmap provides major milestones and no descriptions of the intermediate steps required to complete each milestone.

Platform Roadmap:
Oct. 2017 Concept development of DEEP AERO ecosystem
Nov. 2017 DEEP AERO UTM Platform Development
Jan. 2018 DEEP AERO Whitepaper
Mar. 2018 DEEP AERO Token Pre-sale
May 2018 DEEP AERO Token ICO / DEEP AERO Drone Marketplace Development
Jun. 2018 DEEP AERO Cargo Drone research and development
Jul. 2018 Launch DEEP AERO Drone Market Place Beta Version
Aug. 2018 DEEP AERO Passenger Drones research and development
Sep. 2018 Launch DEEP AERO Marketplace
Nov. 2018 DEEP AERO Cargo Drone testing
Dec. 2018 Blockchain deployment for DEEP AERO UTM Platform
Jan. 2019 DEEP AERO Passenger Drone testing
Apr. 2019 Launch DEEP AERO UTM Platform Beta Version
Jul. 2019 Launch DEEP AERO Cargo Drones
Oct. 2019 Launch DEEP AERO UTM Platform
Jan. 2019 Launch DEEP AERO Passenger Drones

Roadmap Company and Team

Compliance

3.0
Compliance
Token Utility (value through usage)

How much use is there for the token itself (regardless of its value as an investment vehicle)?

3.0
N/A
3 - Limited or uncertain use cases.
Token as Security (tradable instrument)

How valuable is the token as an investment vehicle or financial instrument?

2.0
N/A
2 - Primarily, with few additional rights.
Token/Smart-Contract Readiness

Is the blockchain infrastructure of the project ready for use? Is there a working prototype or MVP? How long until it is operational?

2.0
N/A
2 - Proof of concept or test platform.
Attention to Compliance Issues

How much attention is given to compliance (via token and ecosystem design, token sale participation, etc.)? Is this issue addressed directly and coherently?

4.0
N/A
4 - Specific, detailed.
Legal Review/Risk Assessment

What kind of legal documentation (reviews or agreements) and risk assessment are provided?

4.0
N/A
4 - Professional.

Compliance

The DRONE token is the main utility for transactions in DEEP AERO’s marketplace and ecosystem. The token smart-contract code is not posted for review and there is no publicly accessible github repo for the project. There is an existing legacy platform with mobile apps available on the website for testing. The whitepaper and token sale document contain a disclaimer and a discussion of risk factors. The token sale document provides a thorough terms of sale and states that KYC is enforced with a registration process that is also compliant with AML/CFT laws. The legal disclaimer states that the tokens are intended for use as functional utility tokens and and come with no warranties. The pre-sale token purchase agreement aims to absolve the company of any liability regarding the ICO and any problems that may occur, and provide a general statment that the tokens are not to be deemed a security and will comply with all laws in areas which the platform is offered.

Compliance Token Sale

Company and Team

3.6
Company and Team
Company Stage and Foundation

Is the company already established? Has it raised funds before? Is it mature?

4.0
N/A
4 - Established with some fundraising history.
Background of Lead Team Members

Do we know who they are? Do they have LinkedIn profiles? Do they have solid, relevant backgrounds?

3.0
N/A
3 - Minimally sufficient.
Team Assembly and Commitment

Is a solid, fully committed core team in place? Do they have online (e.g. LinkedIn) profiles showing sufficient relevant experience? Is their participation transparent?

3.0
N/A
3 - Mostly assembled and committed.
Team Skill Set Relevance

Does the amount of talent and skill in each area seem to fit the project requirements?

4.0
N/A
4 - Well suited to project requirements.
Team Skill Set Balance

Is the team well-rounded (biz/tech/blockchain)? Is there sufficient talent and skill in all areas of required development?

4.0
N/A
4 - Good, sufficient for each aspect.

Company and Team

DEEP AERO has an established team with 13 team members and 10 advisors.
The core team has experience in drone technology, automation, finance, sales/marketing, software development/architecture and consultation, blockchain design/development, and ICO advisement.
The advisors have experience with drones, blockchain development, law, finance, investments, AI, machine learning, blockchain projects, and unmanned delivery systems. The chief blockchain architect has experience working with blockchain projects like wagerr and Surebanqa.
All advisors and team members have verifiable work experience credentials via LinkedIn profiles, however some profiles provide little information. Some members of the team appear to be dedicated to other projects outside of DEEP AERO.
Positives: The core team is well rounded with a dedicated sales staff, some core members and advisors who have previous experience or are part of cryptocurrency/blockchain/smart-contract projects, and many blockchain developers.
Negatives: Not all members are fully dedicated to the project.

Company and Team Product

Token Sale

2.6
Token Sale
Raise Amount Max

Is there a clear cap? Is the maximum raise amount modestly sufficient (as opposed to either greedy or insufficient)?

2.0
N/A
2 - Somewhat greedy or unrelated to plans.
Raise Amount Min

Is the minimum raise reasonable considering the development plan? Are there raise-amount dependent milestones?

1.0
N/A
1 - None or nonsensical.
Fund Allocation

Is fund distribution and allocation reasonable and justified?

3.0
N/A
3 - Rough estimates, but sensible.
Token Allocation

Is the ratio of tokens sold to those kept reasonable? Does it prevent the company from having too much control?

4.0
N/A
4 - Most tokens sold, vesting periods on kept tokens.
Media Presence and Following

Is the sale being talked about in Reddit, Bitcointalk, Social Media, Medium, etc.? Is information available and accessible? Is there interest?

3.0
N/A
3 - Some presence, lukewarm reception.

Token Sale

DEEP AERO Token (DRONE)
Total supply: 5 billion DRONE
Token Price: If 1 ETH = 1,000 USD then 1 DRONE = 0.05 USD
Hard Cap: 2.5 billion DRONE
Min Cap: N/A
*Tokens that are not sold in ICO shall be burned after the completion of ICO

Bonus Structure
>100 ETH 10-100 ETH <10 ETH
Pre-sale 35% 30% 25%
Phase 1 25% 20% 15%
Phase 2 15% 10% 5%
Phase 3 0% 0% 0%

Token Allocation
50% ICO
25% Founders (Locked for 24-months)
10% Advisors
10% Pre-sale
05% Marketing

ICO Proceeds Distribution
50% Research & Development
25% Marketing & Promotion
10% Administration
10% Technology Infrastructure
05% Legal

Social Media Presence & Following
There is some community engagment and reception.

Product

DEEP AERO is meant to be an autonomous drone economy powered by AI and blockchain technology. There is currently a publicly accessible github with (21) repositories for the project. The beta dev/testing of the blockchain and full platform launch are planned for after the ICO (see Roadmap). There is appeal to the DEEP AERO product, given the increasing demand for drone technology services and decentralization. There is a disruptive advantage as it would enable users to have access to a transparent drone economy secured by blockchain tech. The potential / target user-base will grow with drone services demand, along with the adoption of cryptocurrency in the general population. There is currently a very large amount of legacy competition in the drone economy (DJI, AeroVironment), and blockchain competition will greatly stiffen over time as adoption continues, given the size of the target market.
Competitors: AERO, Drone Energy, Mota, Auto-Pilot, Dorado Drones, AirBase

Category Breakdown
Readiness

Is the product ready for use? Is there a working prototype or MVP? How long until it is operational?

2.0
N/A
2 - Proof of concept or test platform.
Appeal

How appealing is the product? How good or necessary is it? Does it have a distinct edge?

3.0
N/A
3 - Interesting.
Target User Base

Is it mass market or niche?

3.0
N/A
3 - Has growth potential.
Competition

Are there many other similar solutions or is this one of just a few, or even one of a kind?

2.0
N/A
2 - Quite a few / somewhat better competitors.
Innovation

How innovative or inventive is the product, either conceptually or technologically?

2.0
N/A
2 - Some, but nothing outstanding.
Product Score:
2.4

Use of Blockchain

The DRONE token is ERC-20 standard and is the main utility for transactions in DEEP AERO marketplace and ecosystem.
DEEP AEROS’ contribution to blockchain development is in the utilization of the Ethereum blockchain for the creation of a decentralized and transparent drone economy.
The project’s primary disruptive advantage is based on its use of advanced technologies – drone tech + AI tech + blockchain tech – in a combined and novel fashion.
The need for a custom token is in allowing users to gain access to the platform and participate in the drone economy and ecosystem.
The contribution to the blockchain ecosystem is in developing a new decentralized drone economy powered by AI and blockchain technology.

Category Breakdown
Blockchain Development

Is blockchain technology essential? Does it make the solution significantly different and better?

2.0
N/A
2 - Some smart contract functionality.
Disruptive Blockchain Advantage

How disruptive is the introduction of blockchain technology into the product's market space?

3.0
N/A
3 - Potentially disruptive.
Need for a Custom Token (vs. BTC or ETH)

Is the token essential or could it be done just as well or better with fiat or Bitcoin?

2.0
N/A
2 - Some, mainly network effect.
System Decentralization (besides token)

How decentralized is the system architecture other than the token (e.g., data collection, storage, access, and use, or decision making processes, etc.)?

3.0
N/A
3 - Hybrid; decentralized as far as circumstances allow.
Contribution to Blockchain Ecosystem

How compelling is the solution's contribution to the evolution of blockchain infrastructure and economy?

2.0
N/A
2 - Meh, okay.
Use of Blockchain Score:
2.4

Whitepaper

The whitepaper is professional, visually pleasing, and informative, and provides a balanced mixture of media and textual explanation. The whitepaper is 39 pages long and is overall readable and understandable. The whitepaper includes the following sections: Abstract, Disclaimer, Introduction, Vision, DEEP AERO UTM Platform, Cargo Drones and Passenger Drones, Drone Marketplace, Roadmap, and DRONE Token Distribution. The business plan behind DEEP AERO is detailed and concisely explained including detailed textual and graphical explanations. The technology presentation warrants a more detailed explanation of the connection between the blockchain technology the drone technology.

Category Breakdown
Comprehensiveness

Does it cover the full scope of the problem and solution?

4.0
N/A
4 - Satisfactory coverage, well written.
Readability

Is it easy enough to understand?

4.0
N/A
4 - Easy to read and understand.
Transparency

Does it candidly describe and disclose where the project now stands, how much exists and how much still needs to be done, etc.?

3.0
N/A
3 - Basic honesty with some hype.
Business Plan Presentation

Does it contain a viable, comprehensive business plan?

4.0
N/A
4 - Clear, well thought out, realistic.
Technology Presentation

Does it present a well thought out technological architecture? Does it address implementational challenges?

3.0
N/A
3 - More information required.
Whitepaper Score:
3.6

Roadmap

A vague project roadmap is given with milestones presented on a monthly basis. Obstacles lie ahead as development/deployment of the beta and final platform will occur after the ICO. The roadmap provides major milestones and no descriptions of the intermediate steps required to complete each milestone.

Platform Roadmap:
Oct. 2017 Concept development of DEEP AERO ecosystem
Nov. 2017 DEEP AERO UTM Platform Development
Jan. 2018 DEEP AERO Whitepaper
Mar. 2018 DEEP AERO Token Pre-sale
May 2018 DEEP AERO Token ICO / DEEP AERO Drone Marketplace Development
Jun. 2018 DEEP AERO Cargo Drone research and development
Jul. 2018 Launch DEEP AERO Drone Market Place Beta Version
Aug. 2018 DEEP AERO Passenger Drones research and development
Sep. 2018 Launch DEEP AERO Marketplace
Nov. 2018 DEEP AERO Cargo Drone testing
Dec. 2018 Blockchain deployment for DEEP AERO UTM Platform
Jan. 2019 DEEP AERO Passenger Drone testing
Apr. 2019 Launch DEEP AERO UTM Platform Beta Version
Jul. 2019 Launch DEEP AERO Cargo Drones
Oct. 2019 Launch DEEP AERO UTM Platform
Jan. 2019 Launch DEEP AERO Passenger Drones

Category Breakdown
Concreteness

Is there a concrete and practical development plan (vs. just a conceptual vision)?

3.0
N/A
3 - An overall plan, major milestones stated.
Feasibility

Is the development plan realistic? Is it based on reasonable goals and timelines?

2.0
N/A
2 - Very ambitious.
Vision

Is there a larger, long-term vision?

3.0
N/A
3 - A trend with potential.
Dependencies (services or capabilities)

How available, operational, or trusted are the other systems or capabilities on which the project relies?

3.0
N/A
3 - Imperfect but available, or using substitutes.
Current Position

Where is the project now, relative to its vision and plans?

2.0
N/A
2 - Critical obstacles ahead.
Roadmap Score:
2.6

Compliance

The DRONE token is the main utility for transactions in DEEP AERO’s marketplace and ecosystem. The token smart-contract code is not posted for review and there is no publicly accessible github repo for the project. There is an existing legacy platform with mobile apps available on the website for testing. The whitepaper and token sale document contain a disclaimer and a discussion of risk factors. The token sale document provides a thorough terms of sale and states that KYC is enforced with a registration process that is also compliant with AML/CFT laws. The legal disclaimer states that the tokens are intended for use as functional utility tokens and and come with no warranties. The pre-sale token purchase agreement aims to absolve the company of any liability regarding the ICO and any problems that may occur, and provide a general statment that the tokens are not to be deemed a security and will comply with all laws in areas which the platform is offered.

Category Breakdown
Token Utility (value through usage)

How much use is there for the token itself (regardless of its value as an investment vehicle)?

3.0
N/A
3 - Limited or uncertain use cases.
Token as Security (tradable instrument)

How valuable is the token as an investment vehicle or financial instrument?

2.0
N/A
2 - Primarily, with few additional rights.
Token/Smart-Contract Readiness

Is the blockchain infrastructure of the project ready for use? Is there a working prototype or MVP? How long until it is operational?

2.0
N/A
2 - Proof of concept or test platform.
Attention to Compliance Issues

How much attention is given to compliance (via token and ecosystem design, token sale participation, etc.)? Is this issue addressed directly and coherently?

4.0
N/A
4 - Specific, detailed.
Legal Review/Risk Assessment

What kind of legal documentation (reviews or agreements) and risk assessment are provided?

4.0
N/A
4 - Professional.
Compliance Score:
3.0

Company and Team

DEEP AERO has an established team with 13 team members and 10 advisors.
The core team has experience in drone technology, automation, finance, sales/marketing, software development/architecture and consultation, blockchain design/development, and ICO advisement.
The advisors have experience with drones, blockchain development, law, finance, investments, AI, machine learning, blockchain projects, and unmanned delivery systems. The chief blockchain architect has experience working with blockchain projects like wagerr and Surebanqa.
All advisors and team members have verifiable work experience credentials via LinkedIn profiles, however some profiles provide little information. Some members of the team appear to be dedicated to other projects outside of DEEP AERO.
Positives: The core team is well rounded with a dedicated sales staff, some core members and advisors who have previous experience or are part of cryptocurrency/blockchain/smart-contract projects, and many blockchain developers.
Negatives: Not all members are fully dedicated to the project.

Category Breakdown
Company Stage and Foundation

Is the company already established? Has it raised funds before? Is it mature?

4.0
N/A
4 - Established with some fundraising history.
Background of Lead Team Members

Do we know who they are? Do they have LinkedIn profiles? Do they have solid, relevant backgrounds?

3.0
N/A
3 - Minimally sufficient.
Team Assembly and Commitment

Is a solid, fully committed core team in place? Do they have online (e.g. LinkedIn) profiles showing sufficient relevant experience? Is their participation transparent?

3.0
N/A
3 - Mostly assembled and committed.
Team Skill Set Relevance

Does the amount of talent and skill in each area seem to fit the project requirements?

4.0
N/A
4 - Well suited to project requirements.
Team Skill Set Balance

Is the team well-rounded (biz/tech/blockchain)? Is there sufficient talent and skill in all areas of required development?

4.0
N/A
4 - Good, sufficient for each aspect.
Company and Team Score:
3.6

Token Sale

DEEP AERO Token (DRONE)
Total supply: 5 billion DRONE
Token Price: If 1 ETH = 1,000 USD then 1 DRONE = 0.05 USD
Hard Cap: 2.5 billion DRONE
Min Cap: N/A
*Tokens that are not sold in ICO shall be burned after the completion of ICO

Bonus Structure
>100 ETH 10-100 ETH <10 ETH
Pre-sale 35% 30% 25%
Phase 1 25% 20% 15%
Phase 2 15% 10% 5%
Phase 3 0% 0% 0%

Token Allocation
50% ICO
25% Founders (Locked for 24-months)
10% Advisors
10% Pre-sale
05% Marketing

ICO Proceeds Distribution
50% Research & Development
25% Marketing & Promotion
10% Administration
10% Technology Infrastructure
05% Legal

Social Media Presence & Following
There is some community engagment and reception.

Category Breakdown
Raise Amount Max

Is there a clear cap? Is the maximum raise amount modestly sufficient (as opposed to either greedy or insufficient)?

2.0
N/A
2 - Somewhat greedy or unrelated to plans.
Raise Amount Min

Is the minimum raise reasonable considering the development plan? Are there raise-amount dependent milestones?

1.0
N/A
1 - None or nonsensical.
Fund Allocation

Is fund distribution and allocation reasonable and justified?

3.0
N/A
3 - Rough estimates, but sensible.
Token Allocation

Is the ratio of tokens sold to those kept reasonable? Does it prevent the company from having too much control?

4.0
N/A
4 - Most tokens sold, vesting periods on kept tokens.
Media Presence and Following

Is the sale being talked about in Reddit, Bitcointalk, Social Media, Medium, etc.? Is information available and accessible? Is there interest?

3.0
N/A
3 - Some presence, lukewarm reception.
Token Sale Score:
2.6

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