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COMPANY: Droners.io

ELEVATOR PITCH

Get anything filmed by a drone.

PRODUCT/SERVICE DESCRIPTION

Droners.io connects you with local, professional drone pilots to film your wedding, real estate, surf session, anything. Read reviews, compare prices and hire the pilot that best fits your needs and budget.

DIFFERENTIATORS VS. THE COMPETITION

Not only are we the leading consumer-focused two-sided marketplace for drone pilots, but were the only marketplace that allows a user to interact with hundreds of pilots. As a client who has submitted a job, you’ll be able to compare reviews, prices, and portfolios to select the best pilot for your needs and budget. No other drone marketplace does this.

FOUNDERS

Dave Brown, the founder, is a senior software engineer and entrepreneur. He has been building web applications for over 10 years. Over the last two years he has built several two-sided marketplaces, including the Google-funded CustomMade.com, a similar type of marketplace for makers of custom furniture, jewelry, leather, and anything else you can imagine. Armed with the experience of what it takes to build and scale a two-sided marketplace, Dave knew exactly what he needed to do to get Droners.io off the ground. Two months later, he launched Droners.io with a slew of features, including platform messaging so that clients and pilots could easily communicate together, a secure online payment platform to allow clients to easily pay their pilot, and reviews to help pilots build their brand and reputation.

BUSINESS MODEL

The site is free to use for clients. Pilots pay 10 percent for each job, with a $1,000 cap.

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HEADQUARTERS: South Kingstown, Rhode Island

WEBSITE: droners.io

YEAR FOUNDED: 2015

TWITTER: @dronersio

FACEBOOK: facebook.com/droners.io

LINKEDIN: linkedin.com/company/10076692