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Smart Containers: Temperature Sensitive Logistics

Aimed at creating the first fully autonomous container based on the blockchain, consequently disrupting the logistics industry

stage Ended crowdsale

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    • Employees5


    man Nico Ros

    CTO & Co-Founder

    Nico is the mastermind behind Smart Containers Group
    and its technology. Growing up in Basel, Switzerland,
    he discovered his passion for mathematics very early
    on, which spurred him to study mathematics, physics
    and engineering. A natural talent, he won prestigious
    architectural prizes during his studies and quickly
    became managing partner at ZPF an engineering company
    in Basel. Nico has constructed the most expensive
    buildings in Switzerland in collaboration with the
    famous architects Herzog & DeMeuron. Nico’s key
    strengths are his state-of-the-art engineering expertise
    and his efficient team management, leading highly complex, multimillion franc projects to success.
    However, engineering was not enough for Nico. With
    his passion for business and management, he decided
    to complete additional studies at the University of
    Fribourg, meeting Richard along the way. Everyone who
    meets Nico rapidly becomes aware of his sharp mind
    and his passion for inventing new technologies. It is
    therefore not surprising, that both he and Richard have
    ended up where they are today, together

    man Richard Ettl

    CEO & Co-Founder

    Since he was a child, Richard has always wanted to
    know exactly how things work. This grew into a passion
    for engineering and management. After growing up in Vienna, Austria and studying in Stanford USA and the University of Fribourg, Switzerland, Richard began his career at Bobst Group, a global leader in producing
    packaging machines.
    In 2009, Richard decided to launch his own business
    together with his university friend Nico. After broad scientific research and various proof of concepts, they
    founded Smart Containers Group as well as SkyCell in
    2012. Since then Richard has lead the companies to
    commercial success, seamlessly finding the right partners
    and investors at crucial points, as well as convincing
    more and more clients of the unrivaled benefits SkyCell can offer.

    man Andreas Ernst

    Chief Financial Officer

    Andreas is the company‘s logistic finance expert. He
    spent his entire career in various financial roles at logistic
    service providers: from Swissair (today Swiss International Airlines), to Swissport (the biggest ground service provider for airlines) where he was regional CFO for the Middle East and Africa. His last role before joining Smart Containers Group was CFO of Unitpool (now called Unilode), the largest independent air-freight container pooling company in the world.
    He brings with him extensive field experience in financial
    leadership, corporate finance and M&A projects and
    knows the industry inside out. We are confident that
    Andy has a vigilant eye on our scaling process and the
    potentials it brings with it.

    man Thomas Taroni

    Head of IT

    Thomas is an IT-architecture mastermind. His first claim
    to fame is the creation of the largest media database,
    shared by all media houses in Switzerland: more than
    two million articles are uploaded every year, then queried
    and shared seamlessly and efficiently among multiple
    news companies. He founded his own IT company to
    design IT architectures focusing on process automation
    (eliminating paper and endless emails), and as a result
    won other clients (large banks, pharma companies
    and publicly tendered government contracts). SkyCell
    became his client when they needed a bespoke asset
    management system to track and trace their containers
    around the world. He joined SkyCell four years ago and
    has since become the head of IT for all companies in the
    Smart Containers Group.
    Thomas has the unique ability to envision business processes rapidly in IT architectures. He has a “no bullshit” attitude and loves simplicity. This is why every system within Smart Containers Group is already built on parts of blockchain technology. As a result, we currently collect over 5 m container data points every month, and
    this number is increasing rapidly.

    man Carla Bünger

    CMO & Business Development Manager

    Carla is a marketing and sales expert. She derives huge
    satisfaction from building strong brands on solid foundations and convincing clients to buy their products.
    She gained her experience through managing various
    international consumer brands for companies such as
    Nestlé, Lindt and Coty. She discovered her passion for
    blockchain technology roughly 18 months ago and has
    been an active participant in Switzerland‘s Crypto Valley
    Community ever since. The sheer endless application
    possibilities make her strive for more, and she draws
    energy and enthusiasm from developing new business
    schemes based on the technology.
    Her “can do” attitude helped put together the high-level advisory team around our ICO. As connector and
    advisor to various blockchain start-ups like Lykke, she
    brought this project to life and will ensure its outcome.

    Yannick Zehnder

    Community Manager

    Marcos Benitez

    Community Manager


    man Oliver Bussmann

    Strategic adviso

    CEO and founder of Bussmann Advisory, former CIO of UBS and SAP and the president of the Crypto Valley

    man Gabriela Hauser

    Legal Advisor

    Gabriela Hauser-Spuehler was part of the team of MME, the well-known law firm in the crypto space.

    man David Wachsma

    Communications advisor

    David Wachsman and Emma Walker from Wachsman PR, the crypto community’s most experienced PR agency.

    man Dr. Fabian Schär

    Strategic Blockchain Advisor

    Dr. Fabian Schär, Managing Director, Center for Innovative
    Finance at the University of Basel, blockchain expert and author.

    man Lykke Corp

    Technology partner

    Lykke Corp. our highly trustworthy expert in smart contract programming and ICO execution.

    Michael Guzik

    Blockchain Technology Partner

    Crowdsale details

    Budget allocation
    • Launch+Scaling Food Guardians (36%)
    • Scaling SkyCell (42%)
    • Reserves+Team gradification (10%)
    • Marketing for both companies (7%)
    • Develop Smart Containers IT (5%)
    Details Indicators
    Token Symbol SMARC
    Full Token Name SMARC Token
    Pre-crowdsale Start May 1st, 00:00 GMT+03:00
    Pre-crowdsale End Hard cap is reached or May 30th, 00:00 GMT+03:00
    Pre-crowdsale Hard Cap Fixed, $16000000
    Crowdsale Start June 7th, 00:00 GMT+03:00
    Crowdsale End Hard cap is reached or June 30th, 00:00 GMT+03:00
    Crowdsale Hard Cap Fixed, $36000000
    Crowdsale Soft Cap Yes, $4000000
    Domain owner Individual

    Cost of the token

    1 token for 0.432 $

    Price without discounts


    Crowd Sale: June; 11% of tokens
    - first third: -15% discount
    - second third: -10% discount
    - final third: -5% discount

    Bonus Dates Minimum purchase amount
    25% May 01 — 30, 2018 $5’000

    Accepted currency

    • Bitcoin
    • Ethereum
    • Fiat
    • Other

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    Elish Jah May 20, 2018
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    Existing Business with a working product. Established strategic partners (such as Cargolux and Emirates). Niche market focus. Dividend sharing model yields profit for investors. Absolutely strong Team with rich experience. The line-up of advisors is just as high-powered. Clear Business vision. LOGI Token has a low hardcap. Press Coverage. Social media presence.

    Risks and disadvantages

    There isn't a blockchain developer in the Team. Roadmap is vague. Dual token might confuse potential investors. Needs to build hype. Lack of clarity on blockchain infrastructure.


    Existing working product and such big partners give the project's blockchain technology direct access to the industry. Smart Containers ICO is likely attract its investors.


    General questions on Smart Containers ICO

    How will the profit share payouts work?

    20% of dividends will be paid in ETH to all holders of SMARC tokens hat are
    in circulation at the time of the payout. A given business year ends on 31st
    December each year with a general assembly held annually around mid-February.
    Therefore, dividend payout is expected around mid-March each year.
    In the event of a total sale of Smart Containers or the exit of one of its lines of
    business, the holders of SMARC tokens will receive a 20% participation of proceeds.

    Is there a future profit statement?

    No listed company can make an estimation or a commitment to a future return.
    To do so would neither be professional nor ethical. For Smart Containers, as
    with any company, profits may often depend upon a number of external factors,
    such as the general trust in blockchain technology.
    The question to be assessed is how fast a new disruptive technology can replace
    an old system. We believe that Smart Containers Group is well-positioned to
    facilitate this disruption, with a strong plan going forward and experienced team
    working to successfully implement blockchain technology in the supply chain.
    5 years of industry experience, the 4th largest container fleet and a motivated
    team; that’s more than any idea whitepaper ICO.

    Where is my money going and what will it be used for? Is my money going to be used to “cash out” others?

    No money is used to cash out others. All funds contributed during our ICO
    period will be invested to scale both companies, SkyCell and FoodGuardians,
    as well as build up the LOGI CHAIN.
    For further information, please refer to our Whitepaper under “use of proceeds”
    p. 30.

    What specific rights come with my investment?

    The SMARC token is a profit share token. When the company generates profits
    and the company’s general assembly approves a dividend payout, 20% of the
    defined funds attributed to dividends will be distributed proportionally to holders
    of SMARC tokens in circulation.
    In contrast, the LOGI token is a utility token that can be used to pay for transactions
    on the LOGI CHAIN, an open-source logistics platform for all stakeholders
    in the logistics field with the goal to create a seamless, fully integrated, digital
    logistics process.

    Smart Containers will pay out a dividend to SMARC token holders. This would imply that the SMARC token is a security token. Are you compliant with financial regulation on this?

    Smart Containers tokens is not classified as a security in Switzerland under current
    law. This may be different in other jurisdictions such as the USA. Hence the
    SMARC token is not eligible for sale in certain jurisdictions. Our benchmark is
    the Modum token sale from June 2017. We have elected to use the same legal
    structure as it was accepted by regulators in Switzerland and well received by
    the ICO community and exchanges.

    What is the vesting schedule for team and advisors tokens?

    Everyone will receive SMARC and LOGI tokens at the same time. Minting will
    occur at the end of the token sale. Advisors will have lock up periods depending
    on how many tokens they receive. Team members have a lock up period of
    12 months.

    Is the smart contract for both the SMARC and LOGI token be deployed for the ICO?

    Yes, it will be published on Github. We will communicate as soon as it is ready
    for review.

    Has your smart contract been audited by an independent cybersecurity company?

    Cyber security is a top priority for us. We were able to review and learn from
    the success and failures of other ICOs and, along with multiple partners, have
    devised an informed security strategy. As part of this strategy, Smart Containers
    Group engaged with an independent cyber security auditor, Lykke, which has
    extensive experience in this field.

    Is there a link to your Github repo?

    Our GitHub repo will be published it in the next few weeks with our community being notified in our communication channels.

    Registration and operational questions

    Why has the company’s name changed?

    We changed the name of our company for the ICO to make it more international
    and recognizable. Smart Containers Group AG replaces the name REP
    AG (Swiss registry of commerce, UID: CHE- 141.664.882), which is/was the
    holding company for SkyCell and FoodGuardians. It is registered for 5 years.
    On around 22nd February it has been changed to Smart Containers Group AG.
    If you want more information, you can find details on the website of the Swiss
    Registry of Commerce: www.zefix.ch

    Why was your domain smartcontainers.ch only listed on December 20th 2017?

    As our company name was changed in order to make it more international and
    recognizable, we have recently registered a new domain name to reflect this
    change and better represent ourselves. See: https://www.nic.ch/de/whois/?domain=smartcontainers.ch&lan-

    Do you have a working product available to test?

    We are a successfully running company with several products. Please refer to
    our Whitepaper for further descriptions, illustrations, and information on the
    product and services we provide.
    Are there financial statements? If so, are they audited, and by whom?
    Yes, there are financial statements for all our companies. They are audited by
    PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). To preserve our competitive advantage in the
    market, we have decided not to publish our financial figures online at this moment
    in time.

    Can I have details of any intellectual property which the company has created, registered or applied to register?

    We have 96 patents on our technology. All are registered in relevant key markets.
    To protect our competitive advantage, we prefer not to list all of our registered
    patents online at this time. As a larger investor ($250,000+ ), you may get
    access this documentation upon signing a non-disclosure agreement (NDA).

    Are Modum and Smart Containers competitors?

    Modum and Smart Containers are not competitors, more future partners.
    Modum rents/sells sensors to track and trace shipments on temperature,
    whereas Smart Containers rents/sells the containers, in which products including
    sensors are put inside.
    Of course our containers have sensors that record data for quality control, but
    Smart Containers does not sell these data sets. In the end Modum and Smart
    Containers will address to the same clients - Smart Containers provides the
    container and Modum will put a sensor in it.

    About SkyCell

    What are SkyCell’s main competitors?

    There are 25 companies active in the field, we are currently fourth in the industry.
    Our 3 main competitors are: 1. Envirotainer, 2. C-Safe, 3. Va-Q-Tec.

    Are SkyCell containers an approved ULD according to IATA regulations?

    SkyCell containers are exempt from the ULD rules by IATA. This has the huge
    advantage that, compared to our competitors, the SkyCell container can not
    only fly but can also leave the airport. Skycell containers are therefore a doorto-door
    solution. Our competitors’ containers, on the other hand, have to be
    Smart Containers Group
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    unloaded at the airport and packed into a new transport unit in order to continue
    their journey from the airport to the final destination, increasing the risk of
    temperature excursion, and loss.

    How many airlines fly SkyCell containers?

    In addition to our major partners, Emirates and CargoLux, more than 30 airlines
    fly SkyCell containers.

    What destinations does SkyCell serve?

    SkyCell is a global company. We are shipping containers around the world and
    reach each pharma client within 24-48 hours. This is accomplished through our
    airline partners, that can fly ready-to-use containers to more than 150 airports.

    Do you have existing business with your key clients (Roche, Novartis, etc.) or are you just approved by them?

    Yes, we have regular running business with them and win one pharma tender
    after the other. Twelve of the top twenty pharma companies are currently using
    SkyCell services or are running implementation projects. Many of our clients
    have not changed solutions in over ten years. So once we are in, we are likely
    to stay in for a very long time. This field of business is very constant.

    Where do you position yourself compared to Envirotainer?

    Envirotainer is the number one container company with the largest container
    fleet today. We are currently fourth globally, but we reached this position in less
    than 5 years operating in this space. SkyCell containers have been tested and
    shown to be technologically superior to Envirotainer containers (5x more runtime,
    up to 35% lighter) which translates into safer pharma distribution and cost
    savings as well as a reduced CO2 footprint.