BASE.INFO team has interviewed Oleksandr Bondarenko the Founder & CEO of Discoperi project. We have asked the most topical questions to get acquainted with the project and to learn the future plans of the Discoperi team.
Please welcome, Oleksandr Bondarenko.
Please describe your company/project in 2 sentences.
Discoperi saves lives by preventing road accidents and enables drivers to control and motivate their data.
Why did you decide that blockchain should be the basis of your project?
In order to enable easy transactions within the data monetization (in order every driver trusts the system that it works properly, in order to protect information from being hacked, etc., in order to execute simple smart contract-based transactions between drivers and data buyers). Quite a lot of use cases here.
Yes, and another one - to stay independent from large corporates which want to acquire us and make their KPIs rather then save people's lives and reduce traffic inefficiencies.
Why did you launch the ICO? Was it the only option to collect the funds?
For us ICO is initially for community building purpose. We want to raise attention of the drivers community on what we do, why and how. System Eye is all about connecting drivers together into the network and enabling them say "Enough" to what the current status-quo is. Funding idea came up later than community-building purpose.
We actually walked away from a $50mm deal with a single fund, because we understood that it's going to be the same as taking money from a VC - no community is there. If we have no community - our system doesn't really work and we solve no problem. And solving road safety problem is important for me personally.
Briefly describe your team. Why these people became the engine of your project?
Well, we work with an amazing team. These guys are part of our team since May 2016. We attract unique people who have both knowledge (are professionals in what the do) as well as passion to our mission and our product (you need to be freaky to change the world and fight against large corporates with infinite R&D & marketing budgets). We are 8 R&D people & 5 business people. Plus an army of advisors and supporters. Plus three BOD members. Plus thousands of supporters around the world.
What are the main centerpiece and the highlight of your project? What will attract the investors' attention?
Our experience team built on AI, IoT, big data and blockchain based solution for solving one of the global top-10 causes of death. And is doing that in a very elegant and agile way, by building global drivers' community and enabling them control and monetize their automotive data. This is fairly new and unique approach, which no-one dear to try before.
What are your thoughts about ICO marketing? Can it be really effective due to all the restrictions and other phenomenas?
We consider ICO marketing as a must step, however don't really believe that random people gathered around an idea, which doesn't resonate with them, yet is just too flashy, is a good way of doing marketing. We don't intend to invest heavily in marketing and trust more to word of a mouth.
Why is your project better than your competitors?
We have a real use case for the blockchain technology. We are not just an idea, but almost ready-to-go product. We can show what we can do today and in the future the level of technologies and innovations will just go up.
What are the major ways of monetization for your project?
We make money on enabling transactions between drivers' community and data buyers. As larger community we build and as many partners we invite and add to our Ecosystem - the more level of synergy we have and strong money stream flows in.
Which markets are the most attractive for you right now? Do you take in consideration the USA and other countries with the legal restrictions for the crypto crowdfundings?
We consider ourselves as a global company. We consider for the ICO as main markets Asia and EU. US, as it is under strict regulations, is not a priority for us.
Describe your project in 3 years? Will it change something in the world?
In three years Discoperi will be the largest ecosystem of drivers community with over 10 million of members and thousands of large companies involved. We help lower number of road accidents by 25% and save at least 300 thousand lives.
Our Discoperi Blockchain Protocol now used for many automotive and IoT related businesses and operations, enabling users to access a safe and reliable distributed data storage.