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The Sky Guys

The Sky Guys

A global Drone Pilot Network and Marketplace

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Deal Type

Equity

Funding Goal

$500,000

Current Reservations

$1,000,000

Minimum Reservation

$15,000

Maximum Reservation

$500,000

Deal Stage

Bridge to Series B

Pre-money Valuation

$10,000,000

Open Date

10/07/2019

Closing Date

11/30/2019

Elevator Pitch

Canada's top drone operator seeks investment to accelerate development of turnkey software applications and capitalize on significant market opportunity

KPIs

$600+ Customers Transaction Volume

Company Overview

Empowering our customers with simple solutions to complex problems. The Sky Guys are global leaders in drone-enabled solutions and technology, leveraging drones to capture, analyze, and report on data for business insight in big industry. With a heavy emphasis on automating complex, recurring operations that are required for compliance and growth, The Sky Guys offers leading-edge inspection, surveying and progress tracking solutions to clients across a wide range of sectors.

Since being founded in March 2015 in Oakville, Canada, The Sky Guys has grown to a client base of over 600 distinct entities across a wide range of sectors and is now ranked in the top 20 drone operators globally and is the top drone operator in Canada for inspections, surveying and mapping.

Operational across Canada and in over 30 US states, The Sky Guys deploys its services globally through a robust network of pilots and infrastructure in cloud data management.

Traction

  • Founded in 2015, now with offices in Toronto, Calgary, Vancouver

    October, 2019
  • $4m+ in financing to date across seed and private placement rounds

    October, 2019
  • Customers include Fortune 500 companies such as General Motors, Shell, Samsung, Vale, ArcelorMittal, AIG, Brookfield, RBC and Nike

    September, 2019
  • Pilot network of 300+ pilots across Canada and within 30 U.S. States

    October, 2018
  • Ranked top 20 drone operator globally, and #1 in Canada for surveys, mapping and inspection

    March, 2018
  • Key contracts and grants - $750k from Ministry of Transportation, NVIDIA, IBM and University of Toronto

    November, 2017
  • Focused approach to sales via partnerships including Fairfax Financial Holdings (TSX:FFH) (20% shareholder and growth partner)

    March, 2017

Pitch Deck

Press Mentions

Key Customers & Partners

Madison Group Mattamy Homes Menkes Mercedes Benz Minto Mistras Morguard Aecom Aecon Adhoc Studio Applus Arcelor Mittal Avison Young BAM Communications Motorola National Post Neezo Studios Nike Norm Li Oxford Properties Pinnacle International The Brand Factory CBRE Cadillac Fairview Camrost Felcorp Canada Post Centrecourt PWC Quadrangle RBC RJC The Remington Group Rogers Samsung Concert Concord Adex Crestwood Deloitte General Motors Shell Vale AIG Brookfield Fairfax IBM Nvidia University of Toronto Ontario Centres of Excellence Ontario Ministry of Transportation

Testimonials

Greg Przezdziecki
Greg Przezdziecki
Team Lead, Architecture
"The Sky Guys are the absolute best at what they do. Constantly innovating in their field, staying current with their aerial and photography gear/skills, but above all are unmatched in their customer service. I can always count on them to try to find ways to get us what we need."
Tim Ng
Tim Ng
Founder
"The best in the biz! Adam and his team 'get it' and we rely on them for awesome aerial photography when we're creating our renderings. Keep up the amazing work guys!"
Chantelle Tinney
Chantelle Tinney
Project Manager
"Adam, and the rest of the team at The Sky Guys have always been incredibly accommodating for me and the company I work for (CBRE Limited). I would highly recommend them for any aerial photography or video work, and am constantly impressed by them. Keep up the amazing work! "
John Goldstein
John Goldstein
Owner
"We've used The Sky Guys for our business working with real estate companies and their work is always fantastic. Great service & great results. We'll keep using them because we can always trust them to provide us with top-notch work."

Previous Funding

  • $1,700,000 Convertible Note
  • Raise Source: Investors
  • November 2018
  • $2,300,000 Equity
  • Raise Source: Investors
  • March 2017
  • $650,000 Equity
  • Raise Source: Friends
  • June 2016

Frequently Asked Questions

Where do you currently operate?

We currently have 300+ pilots across Canada and 30 U.S states with connections to partner on projects worldwide.

How long have you been in business?

The Sky Guys was founded in 2015 and has been in business for 4.5 years.

What services do you specialize in?

Our company focuses on the commercial and industrial side, custom tailoring our offerings to the specific needs of each client. On the commercial side our most common services include view studies, context photos, sales and marketing shots, etc. while on the industrial side we focus more on inspections, surveying and mapping for a wide array of clients including oil and gas, utilities, engineering firms, etc.

Risks & Disclosures

Investment involves risk. As a general rule, you should only investment in business(es) that you are familiar with and understand the risk associated with them. The risk warning described in each investment is not exhaustive, you should carefully consider your investment experience, financial situation, investment objective, risk tolerance level and consult your independent financial adviser as to the suitability of your situation prior making any investment.

This overview contains certain forward-looking statements that may involve a number of risks and uncertainties. Actual events or results could differ materially from Company expectations and projections. The securities regulators has neither approved nor disapproved of the information contained in this overview. This is only intended for accredited investors and close friends and family as defined by the applicable securities legislation pertinent to the offering at hand. This is not a solicitation.

Except for statements of historical fact relating to the Company, certain information contained herein constitutes “forward-looking statements”. Forward-looking statements are frequently characterized by words such as “plan”, “expect”, “project”, “intend”, “believe”, “anticipate”, “forecast” and other similar words or statements that certain events or conditions “may” or “will” occur. Forward-looking statements are based on the opinions and estimates of management at the date the statements are made, and are subject to a variety of risks and uncertainties and other factors that could cause actual events or results to differ materially from those projected in the forward-looking statements. These factors include the inherent risks involved in government approval, or no approval in the foreseeable future, the possibility of project cost overruns or unanticipated costs and expenses, uncertainties relating to the availability and costs of financing needed in the future and other factors.

Circumstances or management’s estimates or opinions could change. The reader is cautioned not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements.

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