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GuitarSim
Turn your smartphone into a mini guitar and rock on

GS Technologies LLC | Feb. 23rd, 2018

The Problem
Playing guitar is fun. Carrying a guitar with you everywhere isn't. Due to its size and obtrusiveness it's impractical to play guitar while while traveling,
especially without disturbing your neighbors.

Teenage students and
urban professionals feel
this pain.
It's impossible to realistically play guitar on the
school bus or train to work due to the size of
the instrument and the noise annoyance to
other passengers.

There is no viable solution
on the market.
The closest attempt to a solution, the Jamstik,
falls short in solving this problem for consumers
because it positions itself as an at home
substitute for a guitar, and a cost prohibitive
one at that.

The Solution
With GuitarSim, users have a lightweight and powerful alternative to carrying around a guitar with them while they go about their daily lives.

GuitarSim is mobile, and
feature-rich.
GuitarSim is a bluetooth enabled smartphone
accessory that a user clips their iOS or
Android device into to become a fullfeatured miniature guitar.

Powerful software
features.
GuitarSim provides an immersive software
ecosystem that supplements play with useful
functionality.

We provide a convenient and fun way to jam
anywhere.
GuitarSim leverages the technology users already have in their pockets (their phones) and empowers their device in a fun and compelling way.

The Competition

GarageBand

GuitarHero

Jamstik
Budget

Premium

B2B

B2C

Strength: Provides a portable alternative to
a real guitar. Offers tutorial software for
learning
Weakness: Expensive ($189). Form factor
is limited. Tries to be an actual instrument.
Many users feel like its a knock-off
attempt at a real guitar
The Opportunity: Instead of trying to
perfectly mimic a guitar we offer a distinct
alternative device that isn't meant to
replace a guitar, but supplement your
phone and provide entertainment on the
go.

Budget

Premium

B2B

B2C

Strength: Ability to play along with popular
songs without having to learn guitar
Weakness: Not portable. Relies on gaming
console. No translation to real guitar skills
The Opportunity: Rather than mindlessly
pressing buttons, you're learning actual
guitar skills on the go. V2 will include
similar play-along capability.

Budget

Premium

B2B

B2C

Strength: Professional MIDI sound creation
with a variety of instruments
Weakness: No real feel at all. Sounds are
generated via touchscreen taps

The Opportunity: GuitarSim is a hardware
accessory that provides vital tactile
feedback and more nuanced control during
play.

Competitive Advantages
GuitarSim provides an opportunity to create a market by being the first product of its kind. sers get the feeling of can use their phone to play the guitar with the help of a
hand held device that connects wirelessly to your mobile device. their phone by clipping it into our accessory and unlocking new functionality. The device turns your
phone into a mobile guitar with ease-of-use features that enable convenient music creation. It allows you to take your guitar on the go, letting you play, practice and or just
entertain yourself anywhere.

Unique Features
BLE wireless protocol
Lightweight and foldable for carrying
Save and share tracks
Full synthesizer, pitch bend, hammer-ons,
pull-off functionality
Easy-chord menu that turns a beginner into a
pro
5 guitar types and plenty of sound, aesthetic,
and feel customizations available
Beryllium-Copper alloy electrodes substitute
as guitar strings

First to Market

Proprietary Technology

GuitarSim has the potential to be an iconic,
trend-setting item that is the first of its kind.

GuitarSim uses proprietary capactive touch
sensing technology with electrodes that require
zero maintenance to detect the nuances of a
user's touches. Bluetooth Low Energy protocol
allows for lengthy battery life and lightning-fast
responsiveness between the app and the
hardware device. GuitarSim's software interface
takes full advantage of these functions and
provides an unparalleled music creation
experience

Unique Pricing Model
We strive at GS technologies to give to you the
most cutting edge technology at a price that
can be affordable for the masses.
The GuitarSim app is offered a free "lite"
version on iOS and Android with inherently
limited functionality. The GuitarSim device is
planned to be priced at $99.99
Includes : Device , GS Strap , Bluetooth Headphones,
and charger

Timeline
After years of development, GS Technologies is nearly ready to launch its first product
Notes(Timeline: Initial concept, first prototype, reveal at NAMM, production ready design, crowdfunding, production, shipment, updated version (I'm not
seeing a timeline in here, we can do one in ppt and add it as a picture once we decide on color scheme)

50M (est)

$90 - $110

~$40

Global Guitar Players

Price Point

Initial Landed Cost Estimate

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tables, and links.

The Team

Michael Bates
Cody Eddings

Nate Macon

CEO & Co-Founder
An entrepreneur since childhood, Cody has
successfully led multiple product
development teams in his professional
career. With a passion for music, mobile
development, and hardware design, he
personally developed the GuitarSim
prototype and founded GS Technologies
LLC. He graduated from Lehigh University
and holds a B.S. in Computer Engineering.

Chief Operations Officer
Nate has successfully led Sales and
Operations Planning process
implementations at 2 US and 2 Asia Pacific
facilities, unifying cross functional teams and
gaining significant delivery, inventory,
forecast accuracy, and EBIT improvements
for plants ranging from $100 to $150M in
annual revenue. He graduated Lehigh
University in 2015 with a background in
Supply Chain, Information Systems, and
International Relations.

Director of Marketing
Michael has spearheaded various marketing
initiatives and social media campaigns. As an
entrepreneur since early childhood he has a
passion for people and keen insight for
branding and communication. He graduated
from University of Missouri - Columbia with a
bachelor's degree in Political Science.

The Ask
$10,000 in exchange for 2% ownership interest of GS Technologies LLC.

Funding Allocations

Funding Goals
This capital will be used to complete the iOS app, fund a formal patent
search, make final edits to the product housing, and buy inventory
(guitar straps) for pre-launch revenue generation. The cost breakdown
is as such:
- $4500 iOS development
- $2500 patent search
- $1000 guitar straps
- $2000 housing edits/unforeseen expenses

45% iOS Development
25% Patent Search
$10,000
20% Housing Development
10% Guitar Strap Inventory

Timeline
We've successfully created a proof of concept prototype, v1. We'll use most of
this investment to fund the development of v2, which features major ease-ofuse and compatibility improvements. Our target completion of v2 development
is July 2018. Our target ship date is Winter 2018. GuitarSim is an ever growing
platform with a value proposition that evolves with customer feedback, so v3 will
be in development accordingly in early 2019.

GS Technologies LLC
www.guitarsim.com
guitarsimtechnologies@gmail.com
4424 Fleming St.
Philadelphia PA, 19128+1 (314) 477-2985

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