Pronounced (Kwi-Key)

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How do you say your name?

QuiQui is pronounced Quicky. Both Q's are capitalized. The founders name is Joshua Ziering.

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How long has QuiQui been around?

We've been working on the technology and execution for about 2 years in hopes that the FAA would come up with commercial drone guidelines. We didn't expect the FAA to lose their lawsuit.

Why only drug store items?

It was the most economically viable option with the most consumer pain. Nobody likes going when they're sick because they don't feel well, and nobody likes going when they're well because there are a lot of sick people there. The pharmacy has traditionally been an awful experience. Now, it's possible to forgo all of the pain of dealing with pharmacies and have your medication arrive via drone.

Do you have any detractors?

Well, we know that gentrification is a hot topic in The Mission and we want to be sensitive to that. We understand that drones cruising around the neighborhood may not be well received. We've worked extra hard to make sure our drones are quiet and respectful of the neighborhood. For example, we avoid schools and parks on our flight paths.

Why Did You Pick The Mission?

The lack of tall buildings and relatively flat landscape make our aerial mapping much easier. Since the drones can fly "as the crow flies", it makes it a great place to start. Also, most of the founders reside here.

Are You Worried About Failures?

The drones we're using have various redundant systems built in to make them as reliable as possible. Additionally, we're methodical about the maintenance of our fleet. We've brought in mechanical consultants who work on life-saving med-evac helicopters to help perfect our process.

Who are your competitors?

We place ourselves in a similar category as Uber and Postmates, but don't consider them competitors. For example, a drone is never going to be able to order your El Farolito just the way you like it. We see a category emerging that could be classified as "On demand luxuries" and we place ourselves there.

How do you handle weather?

Wind and light rain are no problem for our fleet. This encompasses most of San Francisco weather. If the weather becomes a safety concern, we may ask users to return when the conditions are more favorable. In the last year, that would have only occurred a handful of times.

What will you do if the FAA appeals the ruling and wins?

Multiple members of our team are aviators and have great respect for the FAA and NTSB. They've done great work in making aviation safer not just in America, but all over the world. If they appeal and win, the team will abide by their rules and jurisdiction.

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