If you had the chance to help make the United States of America become the safest country in the world, would you help make it happen?
Reg A+ IPO
Raise: Up to $50,000,000
Use of Proceeds: Growth Capital
Minimum Investment: $1,000
Join Us and Be a Force for Good
The Offering Circular filed with respect to the Knightscope Reg A+ IPO, which contains important information and disclosures, including financial statements and risk factors, is available here.
Knightscope’s mission is to make the United States of America the safest country in the world. We don’t believe the Founders of our country ever expected us to build a society where going to work, going to school, going to a movie theater, or going shopping literally came with a risk of being shot or killed.
Over the last 6 years, Knightscope has developed a game-changing fully autonomous security platform combining self-driving technology, robotics and artificial intelligence – to help our nation’s brave women and men in uniform better secure our country.
The Knightscope solution is three-fold. First, deploy large, fully autonomous security robots that provide an effective physical deterrence as well as force multiplier effect alongside human law enforcement and security professionals. Second, gather an unprecedented amount of real-time on-site data (90+ terabytes per annum). Third, provide the live and recorded sensor data, video, audio and anomalies to humans providing unprecedented situational awareness and forensics.
Knightscope security robots provide really smart eyes and ears for humans to conduct their jobs much more effectively. Today we not only provide a consistent physical deterrence but 360 degree live-streaming eye-level video, we can read 1,200 license plates a minute, can detect a person in an area they shouldn’t be, run a thermal scan, check for signals in the environment - the guards can even speak through a #securityrobot as if it were a mobile public address system.
CRIME has a $1 trillion negative economic impact on the U.S. every single year. It is a hidden tax we all pay in blood, tears and treasure. A violent crime occurs every 24.6 seconds, a property crime every 4.1 seconds, a gun is stolen and a mass shooting occurs every single day. Our country has only 2+ million law enforcement and security professionals trying to secure 320+ million people across 50 states. The math just doesn’t work. Security is a recurring need and it is unlikely “the market for crime” will ever collapse as it is ongoing societal issue.
When some new horrific tragedy happens in our country who is accountable? Who gets fired? Why can’t we invest in building new technologies to help?
Knightscope has documented and verified recent reports of the following benefits achieved utilizing its technologies at numerous locations:
Armed Robbery - security robot provided the best evidence of armed robbery and theft of vehicle. Data provided to law enforcement in time to arrest suspect.
Be On The Lookout - assisted a law enforcement agency with an investigation by providing high definition quality video and license plate detections for 30 instances over a period of 4 months of the BOLO (Be On The Lookout)
Burglaries - elicited confession to a law enforcement agency for two burglaries and felony property damage using evidence solely collected from a Knightscope robot
Feeling of Safety - improved sense of security voiced to Administration and Security Director by nurses and doctors while walking to their cars after dark
Fire - identified heat anomaly in a hair styling kiosk; officers dispatched, removed kiosk covering and found equipment left turned on; thermal camera on security robot helped to avoid a major fire
Fraud - assisted a real estate owner in stopping a fraudulent insurance claim
Hit and Run - helped in identification and verification of car involved in hit and run in parking lot; security robot data was directly responsible for catching the suspect
Perimeter Expansion - assisted a casino operator with extending their signal detection perimeter capabilities to outside of facility and adding eye level high definition video at critical ingress / egress location
Sexual Predator - helped law enforcement issue an arrest warrant for a sexual predator
Stolen Bikes - significantly reduced bike theft, with numerous bikes stolen prior to the Knightscope deployment, and only one incident since
Thief - helped a security guard catch a thief in a retail establishment
Trespassing - client has prevented trespassers and substance abusers from loitering and sleeping on their premises. As a result of deploying the Knightscope security robot, they haven't had a trespasser in 6 months.
Vandalism - assisted a corporation in tracking down a vandal
Vehicle Break-Ins - client was experiencing 1 - 2 vehicle break-ins or thefts per week; has gone down to ZERO in the last 10+ months since Knightscope machine was deployed
Knightscope designs, engineers, builds, deploys and supports these award-winning crime-fighting Autonomous Data Machines (ADMs) on a subscription basis in the U.S. on a Machine-as-a-Service (MaaS) basis. We count more than 10 of the Fortune 1000 corporations as clients and our state-of-the-art security robots operate in 15 states across 4 times zones running fully autonomously 24/7/365 both outdoors and indoors - wherever you might typically see a security guard - and have significant field experience with 700,000 operating hours.
Strong existing and growing client base, including operating experiences in malls, logistics facilities, manufacturing plants, property managers, corporate campuses, residential, airports, hospitals, stadiums, casinos and warehouses. Future expansion opportunities include schools, power plants, auto dealerships, lodging, farms, ranches and government facilities at the local, state and federal levels
Over $40 million in equity financing since inception in April 2013 backed by 6,000+ family offices, private investors, accelerators and 4 major corporations. Investors include Konica Minolta, NTT DOCOMO, Flex, NetPosa, Plug and Play Ventures, F50, Bright Success Capital, Proud Ventures
The Knightscope Machine-as-a-Service (MaaS) strategy targets an effective, profitable business model with high recurring revenues at scale with hardware, software, and support components. Our contracts can generate up to $96K per annum providing clients an effective hourly rate of approximately $6 - $12 per hour depending on type of machine and options selected. We target recovering $60K in bill-of-material cost of the robot in year one and we also target $250K estimated profit per robot over targeted life of 5 Years.* Approximately 30% of customers pre-pay full year contract in advance.
* Assumes K5 machine under contract for 5 years at $96K per annum and assumes $60K bill-of-material cost. Also, assumes $34,000 per annum support/maintenance/service costs and long-term durability target of 5 years versus current depreciation period of 3 - 4 years
WHY INVEST NOW
The world is going to change more in the next 10 years than the last 100 years combined. Self-driving autonomous technology, robotics and artificial intelligence are profound drivers of that change and Knightscope is at the forefront of commercializing new capabilities in the $500 billion global security market - and has proven an ability to execute in the marketplace. The Company is at an inflection point as it focuses on scaling operations to profitability with a unique business model addresses a recurring societal need while eyeing a possible public listing.
William Santana Li, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer
Seasoned entrepreneur, intrapreneur and former corporate executive at Ford Motor Company
Founder and COO of GreenLeaf, which became the world's 2nd largest automotive recycler (now part of NASDAQ: LKQ)
BSEE from Carnegie Mellon University and MBA from University of Detroit Mercy
Stacy Dean Stephens, Executive Vice President and Chief Client Officer
Former Dallas-area law enforcement officer and seasoned entrepreneur
Government Technology magazine’s Top 25 Doers, Dreamers & Drivers for commitment to advancing law enforcement technology
Mercedes Soria, Executive Vice President and Chief Intelligence Officer
Winner of GHC 17 Leadership ABIE Award for Women in Technology and Silicon Valley Business Journal’s 2017 Woman of Influence Award
Former Deloitte software engineer and leader with 15+ years of experience in enterprise, artificial intelligence and machine learning
Aaron Lehnhardt, Executive Vice President and Chief Design Officer
20+ years in two- and three-dimensional product and industrial design
Digital design expert including modeling and Virtual Reality (VR)
Former Ford Motor Company senior designer and Alias 3D instructor at the College for Creative Studies
Marina Hardof, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
15+ years of financial leadership and corporate management in both public and private enterprise
Former CFO of Cloudmark, Inc. a messaging security company (acquired by Proofpoint, Inc.); various financial roles at Unwired Planet, Inc. (f.k.a. Openwave Systems, Inc.), which was acquired by a private equity firm
Nine years with Ernst & Young and Deloitte serving clients in the technology industry. Licensed CPA in California
KNIGHTSCOPE LEADERSHIP PHOTO (left to right): Mercedes Soria, Stacy Dean Stephens, William Santana Li, Aaron Lehnhardt, Marina Hardof
Q. Can both accredited and unaccredited investors invest in this offering?
Q. Can I invest through my IRA?
A. Yes. If you choose to invest through your IRA, the names on all of the investment paperwork must reflect that account. As such, most IRA providers will title the account something along the lines of “XYZ IRA fbo (investor name)”. All documents must be titled appropriately for the investment to be approved. If your current IRA provider does not hold startup investments, we suggest you take a look at our preferred custodian STRATA Trust Company (visit www.stratatrust.com). Simply open account, fund the account, then direct the investment you wish to make.
Q. When will Knightscope IPO?
A. Concurrent with this live offering and contingent upon various factors, including raising a sufficient amount of funds and meeting applicable listing standards, the Company plans to begin preparing an S-1 format Form 1-A and Nasdaq Capital Market application in anticipation of a possible public listing of the stock at the conclusion of the Regulation A+ Initial Public Offering. The ticker symbol “KSCP” has been reserved by the Company on Nasdaq.
Q. Can international investors participate?
A. Please email us your name, country, and amount being considered to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will follow-up with you directly.
Q. How do I accept my shares?
A. After you complete all of the necessary steps to invest in Knightscope, you will receive an email from Carta, our SEC-registered Transfer Agent. When you receive your email, you will be prompted to accept your shares.
Q. What is Regulation A+?
A. It is a law intended to encourage funding of small businesses in the United States by easing many of the country's securities regulations. You can read our blog on the subject here.
Q&A with the CEO
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