Aegees
Timeframe:
> 12 m
Complexity:
Price:
$3m

About project

A secured and encrypted messaging platform that offers the highest level of data protection and privacy in the world today.

Facts

Investment Round with Valuation of $16M
$3m Budget
50 Developers
Timeframe 2 Years

Customer

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Goal

We were tasked with the objective of creating a communication application that could withstand all security threats:
  • Device research in laboratory conditions
  • Forcing a device user to reveal authorization data
  • Substitution of the other contact's device
  • Substitution of the other contact's SIM card
  • Protection from impersonators
  • Integrity of the data on servers being compromised

Tasks

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Synchronized web and mobile iOS, Android) versions
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Password protected container storage
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Full encryption (including meta data)
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Secure text and voice message exchange
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Secure voice calls, video calls and voice conferences
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Secure file, photo and video exchange

Implementation

Idea (2Q 2017)

Our project manager first had meetings with the customer. An action plan was developed after we had a clear understanding of what our new clients wanted.

Step 1. Proof of Concept (3Q 2017- 4Q 2017)

  • The research was conducted to gain a clear picture of the state of secured communications at that point in time, with regards to technology and the market.
  • We figured out the correct technology stack and the timeframe. Appropriate recommendations were made. Project costs and probable outcomes calculated.
  • The brand identity was developed in collaboration with LABBRAND from Germany.
  • Aegees was registered in Cyprus and the UAE jurisdictions as a company.
  • Highly skilled secure communications and programming professionals were handpicked from all regions of Russia and CIS.
  • First mobile version for Android and iOS platforms with basic functionality that included text messaging, file transfer and audio calling was released. 

Step 2. MVP (4Q 2017 - 1Q 2019)

  • The crypto container for storing app data in encrypted form within the app, allowing us to avoid storing data on remote servers.
  • Webpage designed.
  • First closed testing of the product conducted.
  • We added secure video conferencing, a user notepad and stickers, and implemented ARGON 2i, the encryption algorithm that protects device memory from hacking.
  • Desktop version developed.
  • Working on the synchronization of all platforms and conducted final tests.
  • Fully functional product released.

Step 3. Working Business (1Q 2019 - 2Q 2019)

  • Project documentation with the technical specs prepared as per the request of the client in the preparations for the investment round.
  • Legal aspects of the project finalized.
  • Investment round conducted with our participation. Part of the Company shares successfully sold to the new investor. Project valued at 16 million USD.

2Q 2019

  • Investment Round
  • Valuation $16 mil

Results

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In a timeframe of 2 years we’ve delivered a secure and encrypted instant messaging platform for safe communication that offers an exceptionally high level of data protection and privacy in the world today. It effectively counteracts methods and tools faced by people who may become objects of surveillance, harassment or espionage. Aegees, at the same time, provides them with a comfortable way of communication of the highest standard.

Technologies

Version control system
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Git

Platforms

Web services
Mobile applications

Team