DRONE VENTURE CAPITAL FEED

Be up to date on the latest developments in venture capital investments in UAS right here on LaunchPad’s Drone VC Feed. Drone investment is soaring and the new batch of startups is coming to the market with a great mix of traditional aerospace knowledge and a contemporary tech perspective. Over $1.8B has been invested to date and it’s growing! Keep your finger on the pulse of the UAS space and bookmark this page to check back on the action in the market.

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2020-11-24

Percepto

Series B: $45000000

Percepto is a developer of autonomous drone technology for inspection and surveillance. Drones hold the potential to disrupt multi-billion dollar industries including energy, security, insurance, agriculture, and more. Drones completely change the way inspection, measurement, surveillance, and deliveries are done today. Still, the main barrier to making them a must-have platform is the ability of drones to perform tasks autonomously. The company is at the forefront of redefining how industrial sites and critical infrastructure are holistically inspected and monitored, harnessing remote robotics to autonomously collect, aggregate, and analyze visual data. Leveraging its experience with Percepto Sparrow, the most deployed drone-in-a-box solution on the market, Percepto introduced Percepto AIM (Autonomous Inspection and Monitoring) the first end-to-end autonomous inspection and monitoring platform. Percepto AIM empowers the remote operation center of the future to assess risk, minimize downtime, drive efficiency, increase safety, and reduce operational costs.


Top 5 Investors
U.S. Venture Partners (USVP), Hyundai Motor Company, Koch Disruptive Technologies, Courtside Ventures, Spider Capital

Founders

Ariel Avitan, Dor Abuhasira, Raviv Raz, Sagi Blonder

Website

Total Raised: $72500000
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2020-11-23

Sensorem

Corporate Round: Not Listed

Sensorem is new technology data and reporting specialists. They provide drone and laser scanning technology, combined with advanced reporting for asset inspection and survey. We lead the way with technology for unmanned systems.


Top 5 Investors
Aerodyne Group

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2012-01-01
Active

2020-11-20

Drone Defence

Grant: $502204

We believe that Drones are amazing and they will change the way we view, interact with and move around our planet. Throughout history civilizations have been built on the communication systems available at the time. The oldest continuously inhabited cities in the World sprang up along the Silk Road. The Egyptian Empire was built along the Nile. The Europeans spread out across the oceans. The railroad expanded the American Wild-West. Roads, cars, airports and planes and latterly the Internet have shaped the way we live our lives. Drones are the next chapter in this story. While others seem to be looking towards self-driving cars as the answer to congestion problems facing major cities. we believe that we should be looking to the skies. Imagine the impact if autonomous drones were to transport goods and services in cities and take 10-20% of the road traffic away. The positive impacts would be enormous, taking this many cars off the roads in major cities would reduce congestion, air pollution, maintenance costs and road traffic accidents. When drones can be powered through renewable sources then the proposition becomes even more compelling. However, we have recognised the risk that the same technology is being used by reckless, ignorant, criminal and terrorist users to invade privacy, steal secrets, disrupt events & airports, smuggle drugs into prisons. Drone Defence helps organisations of all sizes to prepare and protect themselves from this emerging threat. We have developed cost effective proprietary technologies to detect, track, identify and defeat commercial drones. By preventing drone misuse we enable the advancement of the industry and provide a viable and safe security solution. Without us the authorities would would have no choice but to regulate access to drones and this would have a damaging effect on the development of the industry.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Richard Gill

Website

Total Raised: $1164847
Founded: 2017-07-27
Active

2020-11-15

Fly Vekter, LLC

Non-equity Assistance: Not Listed

Fly Vekter is drone management company focused on developing products to enhance military readiness along with the safety and security of public and private firms.


Top 5 Investors
AFWERX

Founders

Jae Brown

Website

Total Raised: $46500
Founded: 2018-03-01
Active

2020-11-05

American Robotics

Undisclosed: $2000000

American Robotics is an industrial drone developer that specializes in rugged, real-world environments. Through innovations in robot autonomy, machine vision, edge computing, and AI it has created a fully-automated drone capable of continuous, unattended operation. The company was founded by Carnegie Mellon and Stanford roboticists with a shared vision for bringing robotic technology out of the lab and into the real world. American Robotics was established in 2016 and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Eitan Babcock, Reese Mozer, Vijay Somandepalli

Website

Total Raised: $10100000
Founded: 2016-10-01
Active

2020-11-03

Atlan Space

Series A: $1086150


Top 5 Investors
Katapult Ocean, Maroc Numeric Fund

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1086150
Founded: 2016-03-01
Active

2020-11-02

Y Bird Airways

Seed: $200000

The company is a drone consultant for engineering, architecture, construction, and real estate firms.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Jerson Batista

Website

Total Raised: $200000
Founded: 2017-04-04
Active

2020-10-28

Manna Drone Delivery

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

Manna provides drone delivery as a service stack to restaurant chains, dark kitchens, and online food delivery platforms. Using custom-developed aerospace-grade drones, they deliver directly from restaurants and centralized kitchens to consumer's homes. It flies at an altitude of 80 meters and a speed of over 80kph, delivering within a 4km radius in less than 3 minutes.​ The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland.


Top 5 Investors
Founders Fund, Frontline Ventures, ff Venture Capital, Dynamo, Atlantic Bridge

Founders

Bobby Healy

Website

Total Raised: $5200000
Founded: 2018-01-01
Active

2020-10-28

Tevel Aerobotics Technologies

Series C: $20000000

Tevel Aerobotics Technologies is a robotics platform that creates an autonomous concept for orchard harvest and management. Tevel develops a fleet of drones for performing picking, thinning, and pruning tasks in orchards. Tevel’s airborne approach provides a holistic harvesting solution to the farmer. Tevel develops an innovative IP estate, which is protected by a number of broad patents in different complementary fields: Tevel’s UAV concept and mechanics, mapping for harvesting and data collection, fleet management, and holistic farm management. They plan to create a unique service model that will free the growers from the need to recruit temporary labor force every harvesting season.


Top 5 Investors
OurCrowd, Maverick Ventures Israel, Ziv Aviram, Amichai Steimberg

Founders

Yaniv Maor

Website

Total Raised: $30000000
Founded: 2016-10-01
Active

2020-10-22

Ware

Seed: $2500000

Ware deploys autonomous, self-flying drones—combined with machine learning—inside warehouses to automate their inventory tracking. Designed to solve some of the $1.9 trillion warehousing industry’s most pressing issues, Ware’s product helps their customers operate more efficiently. A partner of Skydio and funded by Bloomberg Beta, Ware works with the world’s largest 3PL’s and global brands to improve their accuracy, workflows, and save money.


Top 5 Investors
Bloomberg Beta, 2048 Ventures, Tom McInerney, Coughdrop Capital, Adam Bry

Founders

Ian Smith, Joseph Moster

Website

Total Raised: $2500000
Founded: 2019-01-01
Active

2020-10-14

vHive

Series A: $4000000

vHive develops a cloud-based AI that enables enterprises to deploy autonomous drone hives for the acquisition, management, and processing of field data. It enables enterprises in a variety of industries such as infrastructure, telecom, rail, and civil engineering to scale their drone operations by intelligently using off-the-shelf drones as part of a hive. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Herzliya, Tel Aviv, Israel.


Top 5 Investors
Octopus Ventures, Deutsche Telekom, StageOne Ventures

Founders

Tomer Daniel, Yariv Geller

Website

Total Raised: $11500000
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2020-10-14

Airsmat

Pre-Seed: $100000

Airsmat is a provider of cutting edge software solutions to many rapidly growing industries adopting drones into daily operations by helping to transform the way businesses collect, manage and interpret drone data. We help businesses unlock the power of drone data.


Top 5 Investors
Zetogon

Founders

Ibikunle Adeoluwa

Website

Total Raised: $100000
Founded: 2019-01-01
Active

2020-10-08

SiteAware

Series A: $10000000

SiteAware solves quality control for construction exterior by transforming physical inspections performed on the jobsite into a digital, cloud based automated processes. Siteaware's online and continuous quality conformation technology and analytics enables timely correction of errors and omissions that eliminate costly rework and project delays. Real estate developers and their providers can make data-driven decisions that enable higher performance, better quality and improved profitability with lower risk to workers.


Top 5 Investors
LocalGlobe, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, lool Ventures, Josh Silverman, Oryzn Capital

Founders

Guy Raz, Ori Aphek

Website

Total Raised: $11500000
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2020-10-02

Albora Technologies

Seed: Not Listed

Albora Technologies develops next-generation navigation technologies for autonomous vehicles, drones, and UAVs. Founded in 2017, the company is headquartered in London, England, United Kingdom.


Top 5 Investors
Lukasz Gadowski, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Carlos Domingo, Anselm Adams, Nils Regge

Founders

Anselm Adams

Website

Total Raised: $59464
Founded: 2017-03-03
Active

2020-10-01

Dedrone

Venture - Series Unknown: $12100000

Dedrone is the first automated drone security platform; an extension of physical and cyber security into the airspace that protects a vulnerability gap exploited by the advances in consumer and commercial drone technology. Its aerial intrusion detection platform provides early warning of malicious drone activities and is used to protect data centers, prisons, airports, and other critical facilities from corporate espionage, smuggling, terrorism, and hacking.


Top 5 Investors
Menlo Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Target Partners, TempoCap, John Chambers

Founders

Ingo Seebach, Ingo Seebach, Joerg Lamprecht, Rene Seeber

Website

Total Raised: $67359970
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2020-09-28

Black Girls Drone

Seed: Not Listed

Black Girls Drone is taking flight in pursuit of STEAM equality, education, and visibility for underrepresented women and girls in UAV aeronautics drone pilots.BGD's mission is to bring awareness, eliminate barriers to STEAM initiatives, and increase exposure to creative opportunities in Workforce Development, Entrepreneurship, and Continuing education.


Top 5 Investors
AccelerateHER

Founders

Ernanda White

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2020-01-01
Active

2020-09-28

DRONEDEK

Venture - Series Unknown: $190000

The future of eCommerce delivery is Drone Delivery. DRONEDEK is the smart, safe, secure drone delivery system that provides a temperature-controlled receptacle for drone and autonomous delivery to your personal or commercial address. Today, fortune 500 logistics and eCommerce companies are actively testing drone delivery as developments are accelerating in the marketplace from DOT’s 2017 drone pilot programs as well as the FAA issuance in 2019 and 2020 of Part 135 authorities to Google, UPS, and most recently Amazon. DRONEDEK controls the revolutionary new industry of secured drone delivery. The DRONEDEK patent portfolio was applied for in 2014 and awarded in December 2017 and further expanded in 2019 by founder, inventor, and CEO Dan O’Toole. DRONEDEK will control the piece of real estate where all drone and autonomous delivery terminates.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $365000
Founded: 2014-02-04
Active

2020-09-24

5x5 Technologies

Series B: $6000000

5x5 Technologies pursues Relentless Innovation in 3D spatial computing and artificial intelligence to give superpowers to unmanned aerial systems (e.g. drones). The company's Ávrio engineering platform creates a highly detailed digital graph for advanced asset management, inspection and analysis. 5x5 is enabling organizations around the world in the Telecom, Energy, Transportation and Government sectors to capture revenues and cost-controls that were previously impossible at scale.


Top 5 Investors
Safar Partners, SoftBank Telecom Corp

Founders

Anne Zink

Website

Total Raised: $10375001
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2020-09-22

Voliro Airborne Robotics

Seed: $2173726

Voliro is developing advanced flying robots to perform Inspection and Maintenance tasks more safely, cost-effectively and faster than traditional methods. Voliro aims to provide innovative UAVs with unique capabilities. We promote the concept of omnidirectional aerial vehicles, where position and orientation of the flying platform are completely independent. This ability is crucial to achieve robust and reliable interaction with the environment. With its tiltable rotor system, Voliro expands the abilities of service drones from “fly and see” to “fly, see and touch”. The flying robot can be equipped with a variety of payloads, such as Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) sensors. The unique 360° drone design of the platform allows inspection of curved and sloped surfaces. No other flying inspection robot boasts these capabilities.


Top 5 Investors
Venture Kick, Alpana Ventures, Zürcher Kantonal Bank, BackBone Ventures

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $2204020
Founded: 2019-11-01
Active

2020-09-15

Volansi

Series B: $50000000

Volansi is a developer of logistics solutions with autonomous aerial delivery to facilitate time-critical shipments over long ranges. The company builds and operates long-range, high-payload unmanned aerial systems for various applications, such as the delivery of spare parts and medical supplies. Its drones offer delivery on fixed routes for customers who have a particular pain point around time and costs that enable businesses to deliver goods in less time possible. Volansi was co-founded by Hannan Parvizian and Wesley Zheng in 2015 and it is headquartered in Concord, California.


Top 5 Investors
Alchemist Accelerator, Y Combinator, Lightspeed Venture Partners, Harpoon, Merck Global Health Innovation Fund

Founders

Hannan Parvizian, Wesley Zheng

Website

Total Raised: $75120000
Founded: 2015-08-01
Active

2020-09-15

Blue White Robotics

Series A: $10000000

Blue White Robotics enables an autonomous future by providing ‘Robot as a Service’ - complete solution for seamless & efficient adoption of autonomous technologies on a big scale. Our software platform enables to plan and operate multiple tasks on the same location using air & ground autonomous systems fleets - UAV, drones and robotics, effectively and safely, for agriculture, mobility, security, energy & mining industries. BWR was established in 2017, by ex-IAF pilots and engineers with over 20 years of experience in unmanned and autonomous technologies. We’ve grown by 300% each year, and aim to build the world's leading operation platform of autonomous systems.


Top 5 Investors
Entrée Capital, Peregrine Ventures, Jesselson Capital

Founders

Ben Alfi

Website

Total Raised: $11500000
Founded: 2017-03-01
Active

2020-09-10

HyPoint

Undisclosed: $570000

HyPoint, Inc. is developing the next generation hydrogen fuel cell system with zero CO2 emissions and game-changing energy performance for the air transportation and urban air mobility market. Our solution increases operational time by 5X and utilization rate by 10X while decreasing TCO of any flying platform by 90%.


Top 5 Investors
Alchemist Accelerator, Dmitry Shurygin

Founders

Alex Ivanenko, Brian C. Benicewicz, John Vogel, Rhonda Staudt, Sergey Nefedkin, Sergey Panov, Sergey Shubenkov

Website

Total Raised: $4060000
Founded: 2018-01-01
Active

2020-09-09

AirMap

Grant: $3300000

AirMap is helping make drones a part of everyday life by building the foundations for the low-altitude air navigation systems of the future. The emergence of small, powerful, and autonomous drones, is transforming society. Drones are being used for agriculture, public safety, aerial photography and cinematography, and soon, package delivery. The next century of aviation innovation is happening at the local level, not across oceans, and it's happening below 500 feet. AirMap is organizing this low altitude information so innovation can take flight. AirMap works collaboratively with industry partners to create the future for drones. It focuses exclusively on providing airspace information so that others in the nascent industry can build amazing vehicles and applications. AirMap is a member of the Small UAV Coalition and the NASA Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM) program.


Top 5 Investors
Sony, Qualcomm Ventures, General Catalyst, Lux Capital, U.S. Department of Defense

Founders

Ben Marcus, Gregory McNeal

Website

Total Raised: $78657664
Founded: 2014-12-01
Active

2020-09-08

DroneShield

Post-IPO Equity: $12256412

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, DroneShield is a worldwide leader in drone security technology. The Company has developed the pre-eminent drone security solution that protects people, organisations and critical infrastructure from intrusion from drones. Its leadership brings world-class expertise in engineering and physics, combined with deep experience in defence, intelligence, and aerospace.


Top 5 Investors
Regal Funds Management, Bergen Asset Management

Founders

Brian Hearing, John Franklin

Website

Total Raised: $34375197
Founded: 2013-04-28
Active

2020-09-08

Exyn Technologies

Debt Financing: Not Listed

Exyn Technologies is a spin-off of the GRASP Laboratory at the University of Pennsylvania and is commercializing over a decade of research and development in the area of autonomous flight and aerial robotics. Exyn is creating drone platforms that do not rely on human control or GPS information. Exyn's unique technology is built upon the fusion of multiple redundant sensors, mapping for obstacle avoidance, and autonomous flight planning. Exyn’s robots are highly differentiated and robust, making them ideal and practical for complex commercial environments.


Top 5 Investors
IP Group Plc, Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Yamaha Motor Ventures & Laboratory Silicon Valley, In-Q-Tel, Corecam Family Office

Founders

Nader Elm, Vijay Kumar

Website

Total Raised: $20225000
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2020-09-03

SenseHawk

Venture - Series Unknown: $5100000

Sensehawk provides a digitization platform for solar companies to drive collaboration and productivity across teams that design, build, and operate solar power plants. The company’s mobile and web application suite helps its customers through the solar life cycle of development, construction, and maintenance of solar assets. The product leverages GIS, Artificial Intelligence, drone imagery, and expertise in solar to enhance productivity for the users.   Be it a developer, EPC, O&M contractor, Asset owner, Independent Engineer, or anyone that works on a solar project, the platform provides every organization with tools to enhance productivity, lower costs, and improve ROI. Work/task management, As-built inventory, quality control, project monitoring, safety, commissioning, issue/punch-list resolution, are some of the key business processes that can be managed and run on the platform. Technical processes such as Topography analytics, civil construction management, site monitoring, material monitoring and reporting, thermography, are also supported.


Top 5 Investors
Elevation Capital, Falcon Edge Capital

Founders

Rahul Sankhe, Swarup Mavanoor

Website

Total Raised: $7100000
Founded: 2018-06-01
Active

2020-09-01

Blue Innovation Co.

Corporate Round: Not Listed

Development of a safe flight management system for unmanned aerial vehicles Solutions for R & D and unmanned aerial vehicles Research and development projects System development business General operations Japan UAS Industry Promotion Council (JUIDA) administrative work (secretariat).


Top 5 Investors
Mitsubishi UFJ Capital, Japan Post Capital, Nippon Venture Capital, Shinsei Bank, TIS Japan

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $8538241
Founded: 1999-06-10
Active

2020-09-01

High Lander

Seed: $3000000

High Lander’s software-only solution allows you to instantly and remotely convert any off-the-shelf drone into a pilot-less drone. Easily scalable, it allows for any drone to become part of a coordinated, autonomous, and intelligent fleet of super drones. High Lander’s Mission Control platform was built by a dedicated team driven to unleash the potential of commercial drones. From first response, robotic aerial security, and precision agriculture, it is already making a massive impact on all types of missions.


Top 5 Investors
Israel Innovation Authority, AGV, Paras Aerospace

Founders

Alon Abelson, Ido Yahalomi

Website

Total Raised: $3000000
Founded: 2018-09-01
Active

2020-09-01

Easy Aerial

Series A: $6150000

Easy Aerial is a leading provider of autonomous drone-based monitoring solutions for commercial, government, and military applications. Developed and manufactured in the United States, Easy Aerial’s free-flight and tethered drone-in-a-box systems are fully autonomous, modular, portable, and rugged, with the ability to operate in the most adverse weather conditions. They can be deployed anywhere for a multitude of mission-critical applications such as perimeter and border security, event monitoring, first responder, agriculture monitoring and industrial inspection, without needing a human operator. The company’s customer base includes military, government, aerospace, and commercial organizations in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia. Easy Aerial was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, with regional offices in Tel-Aviv, Israel, and Belgrade, Serbia. Learn more by visiting us at www.easyaerial.com


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Ido Gur, Ivan Stamatovski

Website

Total Raised: $11150000
Founded: 2014-02-11
Active

2020-08-31

SkyDrive

Series B: $36793216

SkyDrive is a start-up for development,manufacturing,sales of the “Flying cars” established by CARTIVATOR members.


Top 5 Investors
NEC Corporation, Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group, STRIVE, ITOCHU Corporation, ITOCHU Technology Ventures

Founders

Matsumoto Hisashi

Website

Total Raised: $53324519
Founded: 2018-01-01
Active

2020-08-26

Raptor Maps

Series A: $5000000

Raptor Maps makes it easy and affordable for solar companies to adopt drone technology as a tool to improve performance, reduce costs, and standardize and compare solar PV assets across a portfolio. The company's AI software helps teams convert drone and asset data into accurate, high-value system analytics, and reports. Raptor Maps works with portfolio owners, asset managers, O&M providers, EPC contractors, and independent engineers, to identify and localize anomalies that affect energy production. Their partnerships with industry leaders in drone hardware and aerial inspections make it easy for anyone to utilize drone technology and inspect their PV assets.


Top 5 Investors
Y Combinator, Data Collective DCVC, Congruent Ventures, Struck Capital, Blue Bear Capital

Founders

Eddie Obropta, Forrest Meyen, Nikhil Vadhavkar

Website

Total Raised: $5100000
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2020-08-20

Swaponz

Seed: $40000

Swaponz is a consumer product company offering a new generation of products that combine our technology with the latest high tech trend. It was founded in 2012 and is based in Natick, Massachusetts.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1050000
Founded: 2012-01-01
Active

2020-07-21

Propeller Aero

Series B: $18000000

Propeller is a global leader in drone-mapping and analytics solutions that give worksites the power to measure and manage themselves. Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, with a North American office in Denver, USA, Propeller’s innovative hardware and software products solve real problems for real people. With visual tools everyone can use, Propeller is helping teams on thousands of worksites track, inspect, and report on job progress and productivity safely and accurately. Founded in 2014 by Francis Vierboom and Rory San Miguel, Propeller serves construction, aggregates, mining, and waste management industries globally.


Top 5 Investors
Accel, Costanoa Ventures, Blackbird Ventures, Sequoia Capital China, Startmate

Founders

Francis Vierboom, Rory San Miguel

Website

Total Raised: $31979621
Founded: 2014-05-01
Active

2020-07-14

DRONE PILOT AGENCY

Seed: $932420

DRONE PILOT AGENCY is provides drone-based solutions.They provide inspections and diagnoses that combine image analysis technology ( AI ) and drones, map distribution, surveying and marketing using drones, and pilots.


Top 5 Investors
KAKUICHI, CyberAgent Capital, B Dash Ventures, Kashiwabara

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1452510
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2020-07-13

Skydio

Series C: $100000000

Skydio is a drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight. The company leverages AI to create intelligent flying machines for use by consumers, enterprises, and government customers. Its solutions are used by enterprises across a wide range of industry sectors.


Top 5 Investors
Playground Global, Andreessen Horowitz, IVP, Accel, NTT DOCOMO Ventures

Founders

Abraham Bachrach, Adam Bry, Matt Donahoe

Website

Total Raised: $170000000
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2020-07-13

Luxelare

Seed: $375000

Luxelare is Mexico´s leading AgTech/InsurTech company, supporting farmers in the transition to a more sustainable agriculture, based on data and best practices. With our Captum Insurance Engine platform we offer a complete digital solution for the agro-insurance sector for running traditional insurances, but also to develop, implement and operate index based insurance products. All our solutions are designed in a friendly and easy to use format, supporting small/medium sized farmers to benefit from the technology change happening in agriculture. We are a proud B Corporation #BCrop.


Top 5 Investors
Wayra, Propeler

Founders

Julio Antonio Lopez Lizarraga, Manuel A. Richter

Website

Total Raised: $593750
Founded: 2016-11-30
Active

2020-07-01

Speedbird Aero

Seed: $554751

Speedbird Aero is the first company in Brazil and Latin America to develop and operate unmanned aerial systems (sUAS/Drones) to perform air transportation and delivery of products and medicines. In 2019, we started the certification process of the first remotely piloted multirotor aircraft in the country. The goal is to continue to develop drone delivery technology in conjunction with our partners and under the guidance and supervision of the Brazilian aeronautical entities that regulate this industry.


Top 5 Investors
DOMO Invest, Anjos do Brasil, Reinaldo (Rei) Carvalho

Founders

Manoel Coelho, Samuel Salomao

Website

Total Raised: $554751
Founded: 2018-01-01
Active

2020-06-30

Augmented Pixels

Convertible Note: $1100000

Augmented Pixels is a technology company that features a proprietary simultaneous localization and mapping technology. It specializes in the fields of augmented reality, navigation, drones, 3d mapping, robots, and virtual reality. The company creates a world where drones and robots can see and navigate as humans do. Augmented Pixels also develops augmented and virtual reality solutions for retail, real estate, interior design, and event marketing. Augmented Pixels was founded in 2010 and headquartered in California, United States.


Top 5 Investors
Plug and Play, Presence Capital, The Hive, ICU Ventures, AVentures Capital

Founders

Vitaliy Goncharuk, Vitaly Samoylik

Website

Total Raised: $4100000
Founded: 2010-03-01
Active

2020-06-30

Sensyn Robotics

Venture - Series Unknown: $20371525

Sensyn Robotics they have been developing business solutions that combine robotics technology such as drones with advanced technology. In particular, by promoting automation and generalization, they are proposing new ways to solve business problems, including saving labor and enabling unattended operations. In this way, in addition to helping tackle the social issues facing Japan, they plan to offer a diverse range of solutions developed in Japan, a front-runner of global challenges, to the rest of the world.


Top 5 Investors
Eight Roads Ventures, Japan Finance Corporation, Future Venture Capital, Mizuho Bank, ITOCHU Technology Ventures

Founders

Kitamura Takuya, Naoaki Mashita, Takahashi Kazuya, Taro Yoshii

Website

Total Raised: $31233925
Founded: 2015-10-01
Active

2020-06-29

AVSS - Aerial Vehicle Safety Solutions

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed


Top 5 Investors
New Brunswick Innovation Foundation, Angel One Network, Drone Fund

Founders

Josh Ogden

Website

Total Raised: $100000
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2020-06-23

AirMatrix

Seed: Not Listed


Top 5 Investors
DMZ, Communitech, Brinc, Hardware.co

Founders

Alexandra McCalla, Armel Njinkeu, Ayaan Haider, Bashir Khan

Website

Total Raised: $100000
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2020-06-18

LaunchPoint Technologies

Seed: $1485000


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Dave Paden

Website

Total Raised: $1485000
Founded: 1992-01-01
Active

2020-06-17

DroneBase

Series C: $7500000

DroneBase is a aerial data analytics company, which provides businesses with a platform to leverage the world’s largest Pilot Network to make better decisions about their most critical assets. Based in Los Angeles, the company is the trusted, go-to software platform for worldwide enterprise clients spanning industries such as renewable energy, insurance, telecommunications, construction, real estate, and media. DroneBase has completed over 100,000 commercial missions flown in over 70 countries and in all 50 states.


Top 5 Investors
DJI, Y Combinator, Union Square Ventures, Accel, FLIR Systems

Founders

Daniel Burton, Eli Tamanaha

Website

Total Raised: $26457370
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2020-06-16

Aerones

Seed: $1600000

We are building heavy lifting drones which can lift up to 200kg (440lbp). We have version which is flying on batteries for rescue and delivery purposes and tethered solution for industrial cleaning and firefighting.


Top 5 Investors
InnoEnergy, Y Combinator, Paul Buchheit, Change Ventures, Janis Krums

Founders

Dainis Kruze, Janis Putrams

Website

Total Raised: $5176978
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2020-06-16

PINC

Private Equity: Not Listed

PINC provides scalable software, hardware, and services that enable companies to move inventory throughout the supply chain faster, cost-effectively, consistently, and more efficiently. Its cloud-based real-time asset tracking platform powered by an Internet of Things (IoT) sensor network that includes passive RFID, GPS, optical, cellular, and other sensors, provides actionable insights and connected expert guidance that allow companies to optimize their supply chain execution. The company was founded in 2004 and is headquartered in Union City, California.


Top 5 Investors
Accel-KKR, Sutter Hill Ventures, Horizon Ventures

Founders

Aleks Gollu

Website

Total Raised: $33293292
Founded: 2004-01-01
Active

2020-06-15

Electric Visionary Aircrafts

Non-equity Assistance: Not Listed

EVA serves as an enabler for drone-applications by gradually connecting cities and countries through the creation of a network of drone control and charging stations.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Urban Us, URBAN-X, AcceliCITY, Techstars Lisbon in partnership with Semapa Next

Founders

Olivier Le Lann

Website

Total Raised: $150000
Founded: 2017-06-01
Active

2020-06-15

Copter Express

Seed: $86195

Kopter Express Technologies Ltd. (COEX) is a developer and manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicles. Multicopters, developed by the company, are intended for the formation, autonomous monitoring of territories and delivery of goods.


Top 5 Investors
Rutech Ventures

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $86195
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2020-06-11

U SCOPE Technologies

Non-equity Assistance: Not Listed

U SCOPE Technologies creates revolutionary property inspection tools to simplify the inspection experience for contractors and property adjusters alike. Their mission is to deliver optimal software solutions to help our clients improve their business profitability by not only creating faster, smarter and more efficient tools and equipment, but also utilizing innovative technology to attract users of all generations, especially millennials. Their team at U Scope Technologies strives to bring you fresh and state-of-the-art solutions to improve everyday work tasks, which is why their slogan is “Assisting You Every Inch of the Way”.


Top 5 Investors
Zane Venture Fund

Founders

Chip Standifer, Earl Randolph, Fernando Pinto, Steve Bachman, Yosep Kim

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2020-06-10

Infinidome

Seed: $1600000

infiniDome is the Wireless Security Company, develops detection & protection solutions for wireless communications of connected and autonomous vehicles & UAVs from jamming and spoofing attacks.infiniDome creates the world's first one-stop-shop wireless end-to-end protection solution not only detecting but also protecting from jamming and spoofing of GPS (GNSS), V2X, cellular and other wireless sensors signals which are essential for localization, sensor-fusion, short-range communications and SOC communication & monitoring. infiniDome's first product, GPSdome, the first ever non-military GPS anti-jammer / anti-spoofer, is commercially available and already deployed worldwide protecting trucks, UAVs and cars.


Top 5 Investors
Boundary Holding, Nextgear Ventures, Aston Partners

Founders

Ehud Sharar, Moshe Kaplan, Omer Sharar

Website

Total Raised: $2700000
Founded: 2016-06-05
Active

2020-06-08

Bitsensing

Seed: $5800000

Bitsensing is a radar technology startup focused on developing smart city solutions to improve citizens' quality of life.


Top 5 Investors
SparkLabs Accelerator, SparkLabs Global Ventures, FuturePlay, LB Investment, KDB Capital

Founders

Jae-eun Lee

Website

Total Raised: $7300000
Founded: 2018-01-01
Active

2020-06-08

vRotors Inc.

Pre-Seed: $120000

vRotors is a real time, live drone racing platform. From home, gamers use their PC or VR headsets to enter virtual cockpits and fly real, remotely connected drones on courses located around the world. The cockpit screen is from the drone camera and the cockpit has full instrumentation including altitude, speed, and direction. Thereby, vRotors is opening real flight experiences to thousands of gamers from their homes. vRotors is a groundbreaking racing game using real drones with AR overlays for mission driven combat racing, scalable to thousands of players in gunner turrets in both traditional PC and VR game clients.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Techstars Starburst Space Accelerator

Founders

Neil Malhotra

Website

Total Raised: $120000
Founded: 2018-11-01
Active

2020-06-05

Aquaai

Non-equity Assistance: Not Listed

Aquaai applies AI, robotics, ML, and data to optimize the aquaculture industry helping fish farmers a)save time and money, b)produce more fish to meet increasing demand, c) deliver healthier seafood, d) keep our oceans clean.


Top 5 Investors
Creative Destruction Lab, Backstage Capital, GrowthX, Boost VC

Founders

Doug Vargas, Liane Thompson, Simeon Pieterkosky

Website

Total Raised: $1240000
Founded: 2014-08-21
Active

2020-06-01

DroneInch

Seed: $125000

DroneInch’s end-to-end operations management platform shatters the barriers that have prevented businesses of all sizes from adopting drones ubiquitously. The company equips organizations with a single platform to plan thousands of flights remotely, Operate autonomous flights checking for compliance and safety, and empower multi-stakeholder collaboration to view, annotate and analyze the results. Individual businesses can manage multiple users and Service Providers can manage multiple clients at scale. The platform is built to fly inexpensive off-the-shelf drones and comprises a mobile app and a web platform. DroneInch serves multiple industries such as military, government, agriculture, vineyards, sports, rails and roads, construction, real estate, mining, oil and gas, manufacturing and public safety.


Top 5 Investors
Microsoft, Google, Amazon Web Services, Multiple Angel Investors

Founders

Srivatsan Desikan, Sudharsan Narayanan

Website

Total Raised: $600000
Founded: 2018-11-01
Active

2020-06-01

Iris Automation

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

Iris Automation is a safety avionics technology company pioneering Detect-and-Avoid (DAA) systems and aviation policy services that enable customers to build scalable Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations for commercial drones; operations unlocking the potential of countless industries. Iris’ DAA system runs entirely onboard Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), allowing them to fly safely at long distances and without human intervention. We work closely with civil aviation authorities globally as they implement regulatory frameworks ensuring BVLOS is conducted safely, partnering on multiple FAA UAS Integration Pilot Programs, NASA's Unmanned Traffic Management program and Transport Canada's BVLOS Technology Demonstration Program. Iris is recognized by AUVSI as the number one Technology and Innovation Leader for 2020. Visit www.irisonboard.com https://youtu.be/H6b7IJtPdFU


Top 5 Investors
GGV Capital, Y Combinator, Bessemer Venture Partners, Social Capital, Liquid 2 Ventures

Founders

Alexander Harmsen, James Howard

Website

Total Raised: $10000000
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2020-06-01

Beehive Technology

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

Beehive Technology is a developer of agricultural drones intended to offer agricultural support with the use of unmanned aerial vehicle services. The company's agricultural drones with the use of robotics and artificial intelligence technology, enables it clients to handle pesticide services in agricultural fields with the use of drones


Top 5 Investors
Tendence Capital, BDC Capital's Growth & Transition Capital

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $9400000
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2020-06-01

AirSelfie

Seed: Not Listed

AirSelfie is a technology company that operates in the photography sector and realizes aerial cameras that allow and enhance the photography experiences of its users. The company's unique vision has developed a tech & lifestyle brand new market category that never existed before: the one of the personal aerial digital cameras. The original inspiration came from the real need of smartphone users of having the possibility of taking photos in brand new ways, as they continuously search for novelties and the aerial photos are an evolutionary step in shooting. The desire for the flying objects is something innate in the human soul and it’s becoming now an explicit and real need once the consumers could find the portable aerial cameras on the market. These pocket sized devices offer a completely new experience to smartphone users and professional photographers. In tiny dimensions AirSelfie cameras permit to take anywhere and anytime photographs from a completely new perspective without the need of anything else than the smartphone. Its creation came from the analysis of the consumption habits of the smartphone users. The aerial camera makes even more people engaged in these social communications by let them share photos taken in a brand new way and this was something not possible since now with the existing devices. The expert know-how in AI and software development of AirSelfie is constantly working on the evolution of new pocket devices that could satisfy all the user needs. AirSelfie has signed important partnerships both in terms of product development and App improvement to guarantee the best possible UX and UI. An in depth analysis of cognitive algorithms and their applications in specific activities is already providing unique and important results to extend and widen the actual supply on the market and present brand new branch lines. AirSelfie’s team of world experts in engineering and design is now working together with the “Enterprises Factory” e-Novia to do an intensive product research and is exploiting the distinctive e-Novia’s skills in Predictive Control, sensing, reasoning, acting and Artificial Perception to realize new functions and features of the AirSelfie cameras and explore new interaction and opportunities in the consumer electronics sector. AirSelfie - the product and its accessories - has been designed by an international team of talent hailing from all over the world. Developers and engineers from Shanghai, Italian designers, experienced corporate leaders all coordinated by the AirSelfie Holdings Group, which through its affiliates, manages development, production and distribution globally.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2019-05-01
Active

2020-05-26

RanMarine Technology

Series A: Not Listed

RanMarine Technology BV is a drone technology company from The Netherlands. They specialise in autonomous drones that swim through water, extracting unwanted material and gathering data about their marine environment.


Top 5 Investors
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Boundary Holding, Rajat Khare

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $89363
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2020-05-21

Neurala

Venture - Series Unknown: $4878210

Neurala is the company behind The Neurala Brain—deep learning neural network software that makes smart products like cameras, robots, drones, toys and self-driving cars more autonomous and useful. Unlike traditional AI companies, which designed for super computers connected to the Internet, our first project was for NASA to be used for autonomous planetary exploration. Super computers were not available. Battery life was limited. Fast internet access was impossible. Our deep learning neural networks had to be lightweight and perform in real-time without ground intervention. With our constraints, we modeled the Neurala Brain on animal brains because animal brains are highly efficient “computers” that do more in less space and with less power consumption than the computers we use today. The brain also knows how to use eyes (cameras) and ears (microphones). This approach worked and we are now bringing The Neurala Brain to market. Our smart, fast, anywhere brain works on systems from single board computers to large servers.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Tim Draper, Idinvest Partners, Draper Associates, Right Side Capital Management

Founders

Anatoli Gorchet, Heather Ames, Massimiliano Versace

Website

Total Raised: $20078210
Founded: 2006-01-30
Active

2020-05-21

Deuce Drone

Seed: Not Listed


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $106500
Founded: 2020-01-01
Active

2020-05-21

LIG Nex1

Grant: $129066777

LIG Nex1 Co., Ltd. develops and produces a wide range of advanced precision electronic systems including missile, underwater weapon systems, radars, electronic warfare, avionics, tactical communication systems, fire control systems, naval combat systems, and electro-optics.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $129066777
Founded: 1976-01-01
Active

2020-05-20

ALZAGRO

Pre-Seed: $90000


Top 5 Investors
Hiventures Investment Fund

Founders

Alex Toth, Alfred Rombolotto, Zalan Turi

Website

Total Raised: $238070
Founded: 2018-05-25
Active

2020-05-20

Aerobotics

Venture - Series Unknown: $5577555

Aerobotics is a data analytics company, making use of aerial imagery and machine learning algorithms focused on precision agriculture.


Top 5 Investors
XL Africa, Startupbootcamp, Google Launchpad Accelerator, AgFunder, Nedbank

Founders

Benji Meltzer, James Paterson

Website

Total Raised: $10328724
Founded: 2014-09-01
Active

2020-05-20

Aerobotics

Venture - Series Unknown: $5577555

Aerobotics is a data analytics company, making use of aerial imagery and machine learning algorithms focused on precision agriculture.


Top 5 Investors
XL Africa, Startupbootcamp, Google Launchpad Accelerator, AgFunder, Nedbank

Founders

Benji Meltzer, James Paterson

Website

Total Raised: $10328724
Founded: 2014-09-01
Active

2020-05-20

Terra Labo

Venture - Series Unknown: $2788253


Top 5 Investors
Drone Fund, Shoko Chukin Bank

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $2788253
Founded: 2014-03-24
Active

2020-05-19

Braintree Technologies

Seed: Not Listed

Braintree provides drone services and AI-powered computer vision algorithm that brings precision and automation to agriculture. The company also specializes in offering technologies in plantation mapping, plantation evaluation, plantation design and planning, plantation database development, and analysis. It was formed in Seri Kembangan, Negeri Sembilan.


Top 5 Investors
500 Startups

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2007-01-01
Active

2020-05-18

Regulus Cyber

Series B: $4000000

Regulus provides affordable GNSS spoofing detection and protection to the mass markets requiring reliability and low-cost. The Pyramid Software technology defends against ever-increasing attacks and interferences. The Regulus Pyramid GNSS technology provides revolutionary tools to defend against GNSS/GPS spoofing attacks for automotive, mobile, maritime, aviation, critical infrastructure and various other applications, markets and users. *(GNSS = Global Navigation Satellite Systems: GPS, BeiDou, Galileo, Glonass, and more.)


Top 5 Investors
Sierra Ventures, btov Partners, Technion, F2 Capital, SPDG

Founders

Yoav Zangvil, Yonatan Zur

Website

Total Raised: $10300000
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2020-05-18

Regulus Cyber

Series B: $4000000

Regulus provides affordable GNSS spoofing detection and protection to the mass markets requiring reliability and low-cost. The Pyramid Software technology defends against ever-increasing attacks and interferences. The Regulus Pyramid GNSS technology provides revolutionary tools to defend against GNSS/GPS spoofing attacks for automotive, mobile, maritime, aviation, critical infrastructure and various other applications, markets and users. *(GNSS = Global Navigation Satellite Systems: GPS, BeiDou, Galileo, Glonass, and more.)


Top 5 Investors
Sierra Ventures, btov Partners, Technion, F2 Capital, SPDG

Founders

Yoav Zangvil, Yonatan Zur

Website

Total Raised: $10300000
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2020-04-20

Liberaware

Venture - Series Unknown: $2414633

Liberaware is a machine learning and artificial intelligence company.


Top 5 Investors
A.L.I. Technologies Japan, Miyako Capital, NEC Capital Solutions, Drone Fund, Venture Labo Investment Co.,Ltd

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $4117955
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2020-04-14

Spiral

Seed: Not Listed


Top 5 Investors
MIRAISE, 01booster, TechAccel Ventures, Shizuoka Bank

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2016-10-27
Active

2020-04-09

FEDS (Falcon Eye Drones)

Corporate Round: Not Listed

FEDS is the leading Drone as a Service company in the Middle East region. Independently ranked as number 1 in the Middle East.


Top 5 Investors
Aerodyne Group

Founders

Rabih Bou Rashid

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2020-03-31

Copperstone Technologies

Pre-Seed: Not Listed

Copperstone helps large mining companies manage liabilities and safety costs associated with their tailings ponds. We do this by building a specialty field robot called HELIX that can access their tailing ponds in a way never before possible. HELIX brings sensors or sampling payloads to a tailings pond, keeping people out of harms way, reducing costs and improving efficiencies for our clients.


Top 5 Investors
Creative Destruction Lab

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2014-01-14
Active

2020-03-30

SOS LAB

Series A: $8000000

SOS Lab, a LiDAR development company focusing on core technology for self-driving cars, plans to present its differentiated hybrid LiDAR system, the SL-1 SOS LAB's long-range, hybrid scanning design combines the advantages of the widely-used motor scanning system with a solid-state MEMS mirror, and will be offered at a much lower price point compared to traditional LiDAR products on the market today. SL-1 is expected to play an important role in the popularization and accessibility of self-driving cars. In addition to the SL-1, SOS LAB offers two additional LiDAR products designed to integrate safe, effective, and affordable LiDAR technology into various industries: the GL-3 for factory automation and robotics, and the TL-3 for security and automatic doors. SOS LAB is also focusing on combining hardware-based sensors and AI-based object recognition and tracking technology using 3D point cloud LiDAR data, and plans to provide LiDAR data space/object recognition solutions for self-driving vehicles. SOS LAB includes jointly developing their hybrid LiDAR with a partner automotive electronic equipment field company, continuing to develop the next generation of Solid-State-LiDAR with global semiconductor companies to overstep the limits of OPA-method LiDAR, and extending the global footprint of SOS LAB to provide the smartest solutions for self-driving and ADAS markets. SOS LAB is planning to enter global markets based on its R&D centers in Seoul and Gwangju and business centers in Silicon Valley.


Top 5 Investors
Hancom, Mirae Asset Venture Investment, Korea Development Bank, FuturePlay, Shinhan Financial Group

Founders

Jiseong Jeong

Website

Total Raised: $14610000
Founded: 2016-06-22
Active

2020-03-25

Skyfront

Venture - Series Unknown: $2300000

Skyfront is an aerospace startup that designs and manufactures long-endurance, autonomous aircraft for governmental and civilian applications.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Grape Arbor VC, Chaac Ventures, Acorn Pacific Ventures, Qualcomm Robotics Accelerator

Founders

Anton Stepanov, Troy Mestler

Website

Total Raised: $2720000
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2020-03-22

AirBoard

Seed: Not Listed

AirBoard is building the world’s most powerful AgTech drone (220 pounds) focusing on the $25.5bn automated aerial AgTech pesticide spraying market. The team, including the fastest drone racing pilot in the world (FAI 2018), a pioneer in the electric car industry and an agriculture expert has developed a vertically integrated solution that decreases the pesticide use by 70% and have signed agreements with customers to replace existing helicopter spraying and are running active pilot tests in Europe vineyards.


Top 5 Investors
Alchemist Accelerator, Y Combinator, Boost VC, Imprimatur Capital Fund Management

Founders

Elviss Straupenieks

Website

Total Raised: $54638
Founded: 2017-01-13
Active

2020-03-17

Avion

Seed: $150000

Avion is an autonomous aerial network that delivers medicals and vaccine supplies via drones. It designs, builds, and operates hybrid, autonomous, vertical takeoff, and landing UAVs for the provision of medium and long-range aerial logistics services.


Top 5 Investors
Y Combinator

Founders

Bitiya Samuel, Brook Ayalneh, Mohammed Ahmed

Website

Total Raised: $150000
Founded: 2007-07-07
Active

2020-03-16

Soar Robotics

Seed: $1000000

Soar enables robust cellular vehicle-to-everything connectivity for autonomous aerial and ground vehicle companies.


Top 5 Investors
Dean Bartosh

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1000000
Founded: 2019-07-20
Active

2020-03-09

Skyports

Series A: $849773

Skyports is an urban air mobility infrastructure provider and drone delivery operator for aviation and managing end to end drone deliveries. The company secures, designs, builds, owns and operates passenger and cargo vertiports enabling safe and efficient flight operations within urban and suburban environments. It also develops, implements, and operates end-to-end drone deliveries overcoming inefficiencies associated with traditional transportation methods. Skysports intends to use the funds to continue its ambitious program of site acquisition for passenger and cargo vertiports in cities around the world, including Singapore and Los Angeles. The company works with vehicle manufacturers and operators, city authorities, regulators and real estate partners to build landing infrastructure are suitable and convenient locations across cities, thereby creating resilient infrastructure networks that enable safe and efficient operations of passenger and cargo drones. Skysports was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in London, England, UK.


Top 5 Investors
Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures, Levitate Capital, Groupe ADP, Irelandia Aviation

Founders

Duncan Walker, Simon Morrish

Website

Total Raised: $7889302
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2020-03-07

Singularity Automation

Seed: $1150000

Singularity Automation is an Internet of things technology provider. Singularity Automation help the companies operating in this industry to manage thousands of properties across multiple cities.


Top 5 Investors
IvyCap Ventures

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1150000
Founded: 2016-10-14
Active

2020-03-05

Wingcopter

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

WINGCOPTER DELIVERS THE FUTURE. Wingcopter’s core innovation is its unique tilt-rotor mechanism. It ensures a smooth and robust transition between hovering like a multicopter and efficient forward flying like an airplane. Engineered by their dedicated team in Germany, they have patented it in all major markets across the world. It is designed to carry up to 6 kilograms of additional payload, covers great distances of up to 100 kilometers and sets the benchmark for commercial VTOL drones, with a world-speed-record of 240 km/h. The WINGCOPTER can be flown autonomously or in position control mode. Delivering medicines to remote health facilities, packages and food to private households or enabling the efficient inspection of public infrastructure – they create technologies to save and improve lives, as their vision is to create a better tomorrow for everyone by building the future of aviation.


Top 5 Investors
Corecam Family Office

Founders

Tom Plümmer

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2020-03-04

SkyX

Series C: Not Listed

The SkyX Unmanned Aircraft System is the ideal platform for capturing data – ranging from infrastructure inspection to detecting hydrocarbon leaks – with great accuracy and at a reduced cost relative to manned aircraft. Our UAS has been purpose-built for inspecting and monitoring over long distances, making it the perfect choice for pipelines or hydroelectric transmission lines. Featuring Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) technology, we can deploy from literally anywhere within an exceedingly short time frame. We do not require special launchers or other equipment; we are up and transmitting data in moments. Our software can upload a complete flight plan to the UAS, allowing us to follow a specific route - and even stop along the way to gather more data at critical locations. We can track our SkyX UAS in real-time from our ground station and capture high-resolution videos and images (and other data). Depending on the mission, our UAS can carry Infrared (IR), Hyperspectral, CCD and other sensors.

Press Release


Top 5 Investors
Drone Fund, Kuang-Chi Science, Almond Tree Enterprise

Founders

Didi Horn

Website

Total Raised: $13500000
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2020-03-01

Skydweller

Undisclosed: Not Listed

Skydweller is a US-Spanish aerospace company developing the world’s first solar-powered, unmanned perpetual flight vehicles. These unprecedented autonomous systems will enhance government and commercial telecommunication, geospatial, meteorological, and emergency operation efforts around the world allowing our customers to operate in more challenging areas for longer durations with reduced environmental impact.


Top 5 Investors
Leonardo, ACE Investment Partners Ltd.

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $10672524
Founded: 2019-07-01
Active

2020-02-27

Evolve Dynamics

Seed: $773228

Evolve Dynamics is an UAV company working on machine vision, aerodynamics, long flight time and fast ready-to-fly solutions.


Top 5 Investors
The FSE Group, Cass Entrepreneurship Fund

Founders

Michael Dewhirst

Website

Total Raised: $773228
Founded: 2014-09-01
Active

2020-02-27

Censys Technologies

Venture - Series Unknown: $1569777

Censys Technologies helps industrial drone users by minimizing overhead and operation headaches with industry-leading, long-range drones. The company serves more than just great performance, but also serves as a partner in success. It was founded in 2017 and headquartered in Daytona Beach, Florida.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1569777
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2020-02-24

Nept

Convertible Note: Not Listed

Nept builds advanced and cost efficient underwater drone for ships.


Top 5 Investors
SOSV, HAX

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded:
Active

2020-02-16

XTEND LTD

Convertible Note: Not Listed

XTEND - Enabling a new way to experience life Extending reality beyond physical limits using advanced new media and flight technologies


Top 5 Investors
TPY Capital, TAU Ventures, lool Ventures, Tau Ventures, i3 equity Partners

Founders

Adir Tubi, Aviv Shapira, Matteo Shapira

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2018-07-01
Active

2020-02-16

XTEND REALITY EXPENSION LTD

Seed: Not Listed

XTEND develops solutions that allow people to interact with drones and other unmanned machine technologies. The company’s technology enables humans to extend themselves into the action by allowing them to virtually sit inside the drone for various tactical missions. Designed for both indoor and outdoor uses, XTEND’s technology can also be used to gamify real-life activities.


Top 5 Investors
lool Ventures, TAU Ventures, TPY Capital, Tau Ventures, i3 equity Partners

Founders

Adir Tubi, Aviv Shapira, Matteo Shapira, Rubi Liani

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2018-07-01
Active

2020-02-16

XTEND REALITY EXPANSION LTD

Seed: Not Listed

XTEND develops solutions that allow people to interact with drones and other unmanned machine technologies. The company’s technology enables humans to extend themselves into the action by allowing them to virtually sit inside the drone for various tactical missions. Designed for both indoor and outdoor uses, XTEND’s technology can also be used to gamify real-life activities.


Top 5 Investors
lool Ventures, TPY Capital, TAU Ventures, i3 equity Partners, Gandyr Group

Founders

Adir Tubi, Aviv Shapira, Matteo Shapira, Rubi Liani

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2018-07-01
Active

2020-02-10

Vermeer

Pre-Seed: $120000

Aerobo is a Drones as a Service (DaaS) provider designed to meet the needs of large enterprise clients in media, sports, real estate, and industrial applications. Since launching in 2015, Aerobo has grown by leveraging a national network of drone operators, significant experience in professional videography, and custom-built drones that enable heavy camera equipment and complex tasks. Aerobo is focused on exceptional quality and customer service so that the technology can be used to its fullest potential. Aerobo is an early provider in the drones-as-a-service (DaaS) market. The drone services industry is in the early innings, as commercial use of drones was only first permitted by the FAA approximately 18 months ago. Frost & Sullivan, Goldman Sachs, PwC, and other industry analysts estimate that the DaaS market will become a multi-billion dollar industry in the next few years.


Top 5 Investors
SeedInvest, Techstars, Valor Ventures, Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars, Shu Duan

Founders

Brian Streem

Website

Total Raised: $2089127
Founded: 2018-01-01
Active

2020-02-10

Target Arm

Seed: $420000

Target Arm is a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars, Stony Lonesome Group

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $420000
Founded: 2017-04-18
Active

2020-02-08

Labelfuse

Seed: $218925

We offer early-detection-warnings for public events and public spaces. Our platform tracks illegal drones in the sky in realtime, to defend VIPs and the people in general. Meanwhile, it tracks social distancing and human behaviour on an increasing grid of camera's in cities and soccer stadiums, while enabling farming robots to distinguish carrots from weeds, for organic agriculture.


Top 5 Investors
Antler, BOM Brabant Ventures

Founders

Jurgen Van der Vlist, Kelvin Aongola

Website

Total Raised: $329033
Founded: 2019-08-15
Active

2020-02-06

CerbAir

Venture - Series Unknown: $6039661

CerbAir is a state-of-the-art airspace surveillance technology.


Top 5 Investors
Boundary Holding, Rajat Khare, Arts et Métiers Business Angels, Val'Angels, AUBE Management

Founders

Lucas Le Bell, Olivier Le Blainvaux

Website

Total Raised: $8457127
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2020-02-04

UASidekick

Grant: $50000

The UASidekick app was originally developed due to the struggles the UAV pilot faced to maintain compliance with FAA requirements – it quickly grew to encompass much more. The development of this app was centered around the Safe Sky’s initiative promoted by the FAA. We have continued to steer the development of the app towards the support of airspace de-confliction and the improvement of communications between pilots, federal entities, and the general public. To that end, we provide a membership into the Coalition of UAS Professionals (www.UASCoalition.org) for all those that download our app. The collaboration between UASidekick and the grassroots efforts of the Coalition of UAS Professionals provides a stronger platform to facilitate the successful growth of unmanned aerial robotics in technology, educational programs, and public outreach. We are pilots, and we have invested in the idea that there is a better way to do things. We also believe that the workload associated with many of the necessary tasks of flying can be eased through technology and enhanced communication. Our commitment to you is to continue improving the app based on your feedback and ideas, iteratively releasing new features that will help both the UAS sector and the public it serves. Thank you for your support as we endeavor to help grow this amazing industry.


Top 5 Investors
South Carolina Research Authority

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $50000
Founded: 2016-05-11
Active

2020-02-04

Aerodyne Group

Series B: Not Listed

Aerodyne is an International drone based managed solutions provider with offices in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Indonesia and the United Kingdom


Top 5 Investors
500 Startups, Gobi Partners, Kejora Ventures, Drone Fund, Leave a Nest

Founders

Kamarulazman Muhamed

Website

Total Raised: $30000000
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2020-01-28

DroneFutureAviation

Seed: $916316


Top 5 Investors
Drone Fund

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $916316
Founded: 2017-09-01
Active

2020-01-14

Matternet

Series B: $5659675

Matternet is a technology platform for urban aerial delivery. In March 2017, Matternet became the first company in the world to be authorized for urban drone delivery operations in Switzerland. In May 2018, the company was selected to participate in the FAA's Drone Integration Pilot Program for operations in North Carolina and San Diego. In March 2019, Matternet and UPS announced a partnership to implement drone delivery services at US hospitals and launched the first ongoing revenue drone delivery operation in US history at Wakemed in North Carolina. Founded in 2011, Matternet is headquartered in Mountain View, California

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Top 5 Investors
Alchemist Accelerator, Andreessen Horowitz, Daimler, Sony Innovation Fund, Wei Guo

Founders

Andreas Raptopoulos, Arturo Pelayo, Dimitar Pachov, Paola Santana

Website

Total Raised: $31140701
Founded: 2011-12-06
Active

2020-01-14

Parallel Flight Technologies

Equity Crowdfunding: $1069774

Parallel Flight Technologies is developing drone technology that saves lives, property, and the environment. They believe that drones can transform the world for the better - saving lives and protecting the environment. The company was founded in 2018 and based in Scotts Valley, California.


Top 5 Investors
StartEngine

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1069774
Founded: 2018-01-01
Active

2020-01-13

Skyqraft

Angel: $505000

Skyqraft conducts aerial inspection of power lines through unmanned airplanes and machine learning in northern Europe. Their unmanned airplanes are the key assets in collecting high volumes of image data which will be used as inputs to a machine learning-based risk assessment system.


Top 5 Investors
Antler, European Space Agency Business Incubation Centre, Noordwijk, Claes Ekstrom, Tomas Kaberger

Founders

David Almroth, Sakina Turabali, Umar Chughtai

Website

Total Raised: $675500
Founded: 2019-03-11
Active

2020-01-13

Rovco

Series A: $6493304

Rovco designs an autonomous underwater vehicle or AUV and remotely operated underwater vehicle or ROV technologies and support services that optimizes how people manage and inspect subsea assets. Its technology offers the process of 3D photogrammetry that involves using high-resolution photos of a static object or site area taken from multiple angles and processed to generate a 3D vector model from point cloud data, enabling oil, gas, and renewables industry clients to evaluate their subsea assets for damage, corrosion or determining levels of marine growth and benefit from inspection related cost savings.


Top 5 Investors
Innovate UK, Foresight Group, Martlet Capital, Cambridge Angels group, Green Angel Syndicate

Founders

Brian Allen, Iain Wallace, Joseph Tidball

Website

Total Raised: $11669728
Founded: 2016-09-05
Active

2020-01-06

Infinidome LTD (GPSDOME)

Series A: Not Listed

1100000


Top 5 Investors
Rajat Khare

Founders

Ehud Sharar, Moshe Kaplan, Omer Sharar

Website

Total Raised: $1100000
Founded: 2016-06-05
Active

2020-01-01

Dronestream

Pre-Seed: Not Listed

Dronestream was founded on the basis that it would contribute to the movement that integrates Unmanned Aerial Systems into society. We wish to see unmanned technology save lives, create more efficient businesses and assist in making the world a safer place. Commercial and emergency service users are able to create secure streaming groups, allow viewers to send messages to the pilot and view current location via the map interface. With many more features and integrations, this pushes a drones capability to real-time, team-wide situational awareness. All this and more, via an easy to use app and browser interface.


Top 5 Investors
Sony

Founders

Denys Babych, Harry Howe

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2017-02-05
Active

2019-12-21

SkySpecs

Series C: $17000000

SkySpecs automates the inspection, diagnostics, and maintenance of utility scale wind turbines with custom autonomous drones. The company develops an affordable form of energy, through the use of an automated drone inspection service and analytics platform that allows for repeatability, high-quality data, and safer inspections. SkySpecs was founded on 2012 and is based in Ann Arbor, Michigan.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Endeavor Catalyst, Ann Arbor SPARK, UL Ventures, Capital Midwest Fund

Founders

Danny Ellis, Jonathan Bendes, Ryan Morton, Samuel DeBruin, Tom Brady

Website

Total Raised: $28500000
Founded: 2012-03-29
Active

2019-12-20

FlytBase

Seed: Not Listed

FlytBase provides drone agnostic software solutions to automate and scale drone operations. It is the world’s first Internet of Drones Platform (IoD), that allows easy deployment of intelligent drone fleets, connected with cloud-based business applications. The commercial drone industry is moving towards fully autonomous BVLOS operations. These drone operations cannot be scaled without automation and connectivity. FlytBase leverages its IoD Platform to provide drone agnostic software solutions for Remote Drone Operations, Emergency Response, Automated Inspections, Security & Surveillance, Warehouse Management, Delivery, etc., integrated with automated Drone-in-a-box solutions. FlytBase won the Global NTT Data Innovation Contest 2019 in Tokyo, Japan. FlytBase graduated from Cisco Launch Pad Accelerator Program in 2017 and was awarded the TiE50 Top-Startup award by TiE Silicon Valley


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Nitin Gupta

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2019-12-18

Seoul Robotics

Seed: $5000000

Seoul Robotics brings the most advanced AI to all 3D sensors.


Top 5 Investors
Artesian VC, Zeroth.AI, KB Investment, FuturePlay, Korea Tech Incubator Program For Startup

Founders

Han Bin Lee

Website

Total Raised: $6100000
Founded: 2017-08-14
Active

2019-12-18

Fixposition

Seed: $3417837

Fixposition provides super-reliable high accuracy navigation for the huge autonomous vehicles market. We do deep integration of computer vision with cm-accurate GNSS/GPS to ensure high accuracy in all kind of environments. Our technology enables more precise, safer and automated operations of industrial drones, robotics and autonomous cars. We currently focus on industrial drone sector as market entrance and already won good customers like Yuneec, Huawei, Robsense, Proceq and others.


Top 5 Investors
True Ventures, Venture Kick, DeepTech Ventures

Founders

Lorenz Meier, Lukas Meier, Tonio Gsell, Zhenzhong Su

Website

Total Raised: $3886770
Founded: 2017-08-18
Active

2019-12-18

Airspace Link

Seed: $3000050

Airspace Link digitizes local airspace for urban air mobility. It provides government, citizen, and business drone solutions to support local government airspace management, fostering citizen empowerment, and business innovation through consumer and b2b air logistical support and services. It was founded in 2018 and is based in Detroit, Michigan.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Ludlow Ventures, Matchstick Ventures, 2048 Ventures, Indicator Ventures

Founders

Ana Healander, Daniel Bradshaw, Michael Healander

Website

Total Raised: $4000070
Founded: 2018-03-28
Active

2019-12-15

IQ Motion Control

Seed: Not Listed

Born out of the University of Pennsylvania’s robotics lab, IQ is a tech startup that delivers the ultimate motor module for versatility and performance. They first gained recognition in the robotics community for their Anticogging technology, and since, they have developed advanced motion control systems that allow their electric motors to achieve increased power and efficiency, as well as superior position and velocity control. Six years worth of development allows us to incorporate both public and proprietary algorithms to deliver the highest performance and reliability.


Top 5 Investors
SOSV, HAX, Gabriel Investments

Founders

Jon Broome, Matthew Piccoli

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2019-12-11

PrecisionHawk

Series E: $32000000

PrecisionHawk is an information delivery company that combines unmanned aerial systems, remote sensing technologies, and advanced data analytics to improve business operations and day-to-day decision making. PrecisionHawk brings value to an emerging market by offering an end-to-end solution for aerial data gathering, processing, and analysis to provide actionable information across a wide range of data-intensive civilian industries. Founded in 2010, the company provides a holistic platform using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for data collection and analysis software tools to deliver better business intelligence to clients across a wide range of civilian industries. PrecisionHawk also owns aerial data software, DataMapper, satellite imagery provider, Terraserver, and the Low Altitude Traffic and Airspace Safety platform for drones, LATAS. PrecisionHawk is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina.


Top 5 Investors
Intel Capital, Third Point Ventures, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Verizon Ventures, USAA

Founders

Christopher Dean, Ernest Earon

Website

Total Raised: $136000000
Founded: 2010-01-01
Active

2019-12-11

AvL Motion

Seed: $1100000


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1100000
Founded: 1993-01-01
Active

2019-12-04

Sterlite Power

Debt Financing: $59414882

Sterlite Power is India’s largest private sector power transmission developer with 31 Extra High Voltage transmission lines and 7 substations with over 7,000 Circuit Km and 12,750 MVA of transformation capacity spanning 15 states. Sterlite Grid is a subsidiary of Sterlite Power Transmission Limited (Sterlite Power) that offers cutting-edge products and solutions for seamless energy delivery to ensure power for all. Sharing lineage with the Vedanta Group, Sterlite Grid is focused on creating a robust power supply infrastructure for the country while focusing on its core values of innovation, creating stakeholder value and respecting the environment the company operates in. Driven by the mission of enabling affordable, adequate and high-quality 24×7 power to every home and enterprise in the country, Sterlite Grid builds transmission corridors connecting key power generating regions with the key load centres. Considering the uneven geographical distribution of natural resources like coal, solar and hydro in the country, transmission corridors play a vital role to transmit power to the utilities that ultimately provides electricity to millions of households and commercial and industrial establishments.


Top 5 Investors
Banco Votorantim

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $59414882
Founded: 2010-01-01
Active

2019-12-01

VOA

Pre-Seed: $400000

Our platform is a market place for farmers and pilots with drones, creating connections based geographic location, availability and technical capacity. Our platform offers a fully automated drone service delivery for biological agents, fertilisers and chemical products. VOA was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in Dover, Delaware.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Nei Salis Brasil Neto

Website

Total Raised: $850000
Founded: 2018-07-25
Active

2019-11-30

Alerion

Venture - Series Unknown: $1322178

Alerion offers automated intelligent drone solutions for infrastructure maintenance tasks, focusing on the wind turbine inspections and similar challenging environments. The company has patented a sophisticated laser navigation and tracking technology, allowing drones to intelligently navigate relative to complex shape structures, track them with high degree of accuracy, and analyse sensor data in real-time, ensuring high quality data in every mission.


Top 5 Investors
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, EASO, Orza Investments

Founders

Oier Peñagaricano Muñoa

Website

Total Raised: $2165615
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2019-11-28

Skyestate

Corporate Round: $593491

Skyestate is a provider of drone operation services.


Top 5 Investors
Sun Frontier Community Arrangement

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $593491
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2019-11-27

DroneTerminus

Pre-Seed: $70000

We are building a remotely monitored, simple to install, piece of hardware that gathers environmental data and uses machine learning to identify hazards, including humans, that may be present at a drone landing site before a flight is even scheduled. We can generate optimal delivery windows and we can help mitigate the risk of human collision during delivery. Drone operators currently have no idea what’s going on at the intended delivery location until their drone actually gets there. We will know what is happening in real-time at all times at the landing site.


Top 5 Investors
Artesian VC, Brinc

Founders

Joe McMillian, Mark Messina, Paul Caprioli

Website

Total Raised: $70000
Founded: 2015-02-01
Active

2019-11-22

MARUT Drones

Seed: $100000

MARUT Drones is a research and product development company using drone technology to curb mosquito menace. The company also provides help in surveillance, land surveying and has found takers from the defense, revenue sectors and police departments. They are also come up with a platform that will enable artificial intelligence-based prediction of mosquito density, larvae count, prepare real-time reports and identify high and low-risk areas using predictive analytics. MARUT Drones has custom-made drones for defense, logistics, agriculture, surveillance, surveying purposes, and payload drop. They are transforming the way businesses collect, manage, and interpret drone data. Their custom-built 10-liter drones can spray 5-6 acres per hour at an effective work rate of about 25 acres per day. The drones make use of GPS and radar for efficient, precision, and uniform spraying with the ability to monitor data from time to time. MARUT Drone was founded on March 28, 2019, and is based in Hyderabad, India.


Top 5 Investors
Vijay Shankar, Kiran Darisi

Founders

Prem Kumar Vislawath

Website

Total Raised: $100000
Founded: 2019-03-28
Active

2019-11-15

First Airborne

Series A: Not Listed

First Airborne develops and provides an autonomous airborne platform and service. First Airborne was founded on 2017.


Top 5 Investors
Roca X

Founders

Boaz Peled

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2019-11-14

SkymatiX

Venture - Series Unknown: $921680

SkymatiX develop and provide remote sensing syng service for drone.


Top 5 Investors
Drone Fund, Hakuodo DY Ventures, Femto Growth Capital, Hideto Fujino

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $9274258
Founded: 2016-10-18
Active

2019-11-13

Hydromea

Seed: $1424592

A scalable multi-robot inspection and sensing system that is permanently installed out at sea, or deployable from mobile autonomous crafts, and can be tasked remotely to carry out regular inspections, environmental measurements and emergency response. Focus is on portability, affordability and ruggedness (to withstand hostile underwater environment).


Top 5 Investors
MassChallenge, SICTIC, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, The Oil & Gas Technology Centre

Founders

Alexander Bahr, Felix Schill, Igor Martin

Website

Total Raised: $3065403
Founded: 2014-12-05
Active

2019-11-13

DroneDeploy

Series D: $35000000

DroneDeploy is a provider of cloud-control software solutions for drones which include automated flight safety checks, workflows, and real-time mapping and data processing.The company has partnered with leading drone manufacturers like DJI to provide its software to end users in a variety of industries, including agriculture, real estate, mining, construction and many other commercial and consumer arenas. DroneDeploy is compatible with any drone.


Top 5 Investors
Bessemer Venture Partners, Redpoint, Uncork Capital, Data Collective DCVC, Emergence

Founders

Jono Millin, Michael Winn, Nicholas Pilkington

Website

Total Raised: $92552367
Founded: 2013-01-01
Active

2019-11-07

Strayos

Grant: $500000

Strayos is a 3D aerial intelligence platform for Mining and Quarry blasting operations to reduce cost, improve productivity and safety by providing highly accurate survey data analytics. Strayos is a powerful data analytics software designed to maximize operational excellence. Founded in 2016 to service the quarry and blasting space, they have since expanded to provide integrated solutions for the civil engineering and mining industries. Strayos utilizes aerial intelligence to uncover actionable insights for businesses of all sizes.


Top 5 Investors
MassChallenge, Techstars, Quake Capital Partners, Dreamit Ventures, 43North

Founders

Ali Ahmadi, Ravi Sahu

Website

Total Raised: $950000
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2019-11-07

Gannet

Product Crowdfunding: $83186

Gannet is the worlds most powerful waterproof payload delivery drones


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $83186
Founded: 1960-01-01
Active

2019-11-05

BMPower

Seed: $60000

1380000


Top 5 Investors
Alchemist Accelerator, Dmitry Shurygin

Founders

Alexey Ivanenko, Sergey Nefedkin, Sergey Panov, Sergey Shubenkov

Website

Total Raised: $1380000
Founded: 2012-01-01
Active

2019-10-29

SUIND

Grant: $10058

SUIND is an information technology company that specializes in providing an AI-based system platform for commercial drones. It focuses on commercial drones that are not safe enough to be operated. SUIND is developing an AI-based safety-critical device, that can be connected to any drone providing safe & precise landing, obstacle avoidance, redundancy for sensor or control failure & emergency parachute deployment.


Top 5 Investors
Venture Kick

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $10058
Founded: 2020-04-02
Active

2019-10-28

Prophesee

Series C: $28000000

Prophesee, formerly Chronocam develops machine vision sensors and systems for applications in all fields of machine vision. The sensor technology is inspired by biological eyes, acquiring and processing visual information. Its sensors and camera systems open vast new potential in areas such as autonomous vehicles, industrial automation, IoT, security and surveillance, and AR/VR. The company is driven by a goal is to initiate a radical paradigm shift in vision sensing and processing across all fields of machine vision. Prophesee was formed by an international group of experienced entrepreneurs and researchers. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Paris, Ile-de-France.


Top 5 Investors
Intel Capital, European Investment Bank, Robert Bosch Venture Capital, 360 Capital Partners, Renault

Founders

Bernard Gilly, Christoph Posch, Luca Verre, Ryad Benosman

Website

Total Raised: $65346833
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2019-10-25

ANRA Technologies

Seed: $2000000

Developer of a cloud-based drone operational platform designed to support commercial entities for launching and managing commercial drone operations. The company's platform offers flight planning, airspace management, data analytics, compliance, drone management, resource management and maintenance information in a singular platform, enabling drone operators and service providers to have access to the command and control for one or multiple unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations at any given time.


Top 5 Investors
Alumni Ventures Group, SaaS Ventures, Osage Venture Partners, Dundee Venture Capital

Founders

Amit Ganjoo

Website

Total Raised: $2485000
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2019-10-17

Lorom Industrial Company

Private Equity: Not Listed


Top 5 Investors
Cornell Capital

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 1988-01-01
Active

2019-10-11

DroneHopper

Grant: $2759747

DRONE HOPPER SL is a Spanish engineering company that manufactures UAS with industrial performances. DRONE HOPPER's flagship is WILD HOPPER, an unmanned aircraft with until 600kg payload and 3 hours of autonomy, co-funded by European Commission.


Top 5 Investors
European Commission, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs

Founders

Pablo Flores Peña

Website

Total Raised: $2988593
Founded: 2015-09-01
Active

2019-10-10

Airobotics

Convertible Note: $15000000

Airobotics has developed a pilotless drone solution, the first of its kind in the global market. Airobotics provides an end-to-end, fully automatic solution for collecting aerial data and gaining invaluable insights. The industrial grade platform is available on-site and on-demand, enabling industrial facilities to access premium aerial data in a faster, safer, more efficient way. The team at Airobotics fuses expertise in aerospace hardware design, robust electronic systems, leading software engineering, and years of experience in commercial drone operations. This varied experience has allowed them to design a solution suited to address the needs of the world’s most complex industrial environments. To learn more, visit: www.airobotics.co.il


Top 5 Investors
OurCrowd, BlueRun Ventures, CRV, M12, Pavilion Capital

Founders

Meir Kliner, Ran Krauss

Website

Total Raised: $123100000
Founded: 2014-12-01
Active

2019-10-09

Vyorius

Pre-Seed: Not Listed

Vyorius is an AI enabled aerial delivery service accessible through a mobile app to enable healthcare providers get daily supplies at a press of a button within few minutes. Vyorius services are a combination of an innovative system which is amalgamation of an AI enabled logistics software to deliver autonomously with operational efficiency, a user interface to book these services as easily as booking an Uber either through SMS, telephone or app with a delivery specific aerial vehicle.


Top 5 Investors
Brinc

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2019-10-09
Active

2019-10-09

SeaProven

Seed: $25000

SeaProven imagines and designs the boats of the future and seeks to become a key player in the surface marine drone market. In addition to the design and manufacture of marine drones on its behalf, the SEA PROVEN Research Department uses its marine robotics expertise to meet the specific demands of its customers: dronization of boat or engine up to design and custom made marine drone manufacturing. It designed the Speed ​​Rescue, a nautical rescue drone at sea and the Speed ​​Survey, an agile and powerful nautical drone.


Top 5 Investors
Ocean Solutions Accelerator

Founders

Fabien de Varenne

Website

Total Raised: $25000
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2019-10-09

Ellipsis Environmental

Seed: $25000

25000


Top 5 Investors
Sustainable Ocean Alliance

Founders

Ellie Mackay

Website

Total Raised: $25000
Founded: 2019-01-01
Active

2019-10-09

Ellipsis Earth

Seed: $50000

Ellipsis Earth specializes in detecting, categorising and tracking plastic waste in the environment (coastlines, oceans, rivers, cities, railways and road networks) and throughout supply chains in commercial businesses. We work with waste management companies, local and national governments, academia and non-profits to provide scientifically robust, globally comparable data on plastic waste movement and management.


Top 5 Investors
Sustainable Ocean Alliance

Founders

Ellie Mackay

Website

Total Raised: $50000
Founded: 2020-01-01
Active

2019-10-09

EcoDrone

Seed: $25000

EcoDrone designs wind and solar powered autonomous marine drones aimed to collect Ocean Data and to patrol shore.


Top 5 Investors
Sustainable Ocean Alliance

Founders

Andrea Bertini, Marco Montagni, Nicola Di Luca

Website

Total Raised: $25000
Founded: 2019-01-01
Active

2019-10-02

ZEVA

Seed: $25000

ZEVA was founded in 2017 to compete in the Boeing GoFly competition and then build a business on the back of that effort. ZEVA’s first vehicle is called Zero and will transform the transportation landscape for mission critical travel. Stephen Tibbitts along with Ben Gould began the initial design studies and were accompanied by a growing team of engineers and designers. Team ZEVA has grown to about 25 people of a variety of disciplines. Groundwork for eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) was being laid by Mr. Tibbitts as early as 2003 and in 2005 he submitted a grant proposal to NASA on the subject with ground-breaking concepts.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $25000
Founded: 2018-01-10
Active

2019-10-02

ZEVA AERO

Seed: $255000

ZEVA was founded in 2017 to compete in the Boeing GoFly competition and then build a business on the back of that effort. ZEVA’s first vehicle is called Zero and will transform the transportation landscape for mission critical travel. Stephen Tibbitts along with Ben Gould began the initial design studies and were accompanied by a growing team of engineers and designers. Team ZEVA has grown to about 25 people of a variety of disciplines. Groundwork for eVTOL (electric vertical take-off and landing) was being laid by Mr. Tibbitts as early as 2003 and in 2005 he submitted a grant proposal to NASA on the subject with ground-breaking concepts.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Stephen Tibbitts

Website

Total Raised: $255000
Founded: 2018-01-10
Active

2019-09-24

D-Fend Solutions

Venture - Series Unknown: $28000000

D-Fend provides an autonomous counter-drone perimeter security system, which automatically detects, identifies and intercepts intruding commercial-drones.


Top 5 Investors
Vertex Ventures Israel, Claridge Israel

Founders

Assaf Monsa, Yaniv Benbenisti, Zohar Halachmi

Website

Total Raised: $28000000
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2019-09-18

WhiteFox Defense Technologies

Series A: $12000000

WhiteFox Defense Technologies develops and provides drone threat mitigation device the DroneFox. It offers two systems DroneFox Tactical, a portal mobile device which responds to drone threats based on operator feedback or automatically based on preset conditions; DroneFox Fortify, a fixed device which integrates and provides continues automatic protection of vulnerable facilities and critical infrastructure. WhiteFox Defense's device detects small and modified drones in airspace, analyses target drones based on variables including its model, location, and flight pattern, and reroutes. Additionally, its clientele include critical infrastructure protection, homeland security, public safety, and defense. Luke Fox founded WhiteFox Defense in 2016. It has its headquarters in San Luis Obispo in California.


Top 5 Investors
OCA Ventures, SaaS Ventures, Okapi Venture Capital, Serra Ventures, Frontier Venture Capital

Founders

Luke Fox

Website

Total Raised: $26150000
Founded: 2015-12-14
Active

2019-09-17

Picterra

Seed: $3300000

Geo-information is an essential ressource for the 21st century as well as a key factor of sustainable growth and an enabler of internationally competitive performance. Our ambition is to bring together Artificial Intelligence, satellite, drone and aerial data to provide industry users, public sectors and NGO members with optimized geo-information in order to monitor and anticipate changes in their surroundings. At Picterra, we are convinced that without your expertise and situational awareness, Artificial Intelligence is nothing but an empty shell. This is why, we propose you to partner your field-specific knowledge with an unique interactive and scalable computer vision system, design to work in synergy with you. No programming or deep learning skills needed, simply train, deploy and customize your own AI to extract the geo-information you really care about.


Top 5 Investors
Omidyar Network, Atlantic Labs, Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT), Space Angels, Space Capital

Founders

Frank de Morsier, Pierrick Poulenas

Website

Total Raised: $3404839
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2019-09-16

Unearth

Series A: $7000000

Unearth provides a collaboration software powered by IoT and remote sensing to help built-world industries make maps and manage data. Unearth is developing a revolutionary platform to help eliminate the enormous economic burden and ubiquitous “brain damage” derailed projects create for owners, general contractors, and the public at large. It was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Seattle, Washington.


Top 5 Investors
Madrona Venture Group, Vulcan Capital

Founders

Amy Hutchins, Brian Saab, Nate Miller

Website

Total Raised: $11300000
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2019-09-15

DroneEntry

Seed: $80000

We are a ventured backed drone startup, that provides an online platform Software as a tool (SaaT). Our tool provides enterprise companies with a workflow compliance management system to effectively scale and manage their operations. The platform also allows companies with specialized products/services for this industry to connect directly with their target market of drone pilots through their e-store. Furthermore, premium access gives them a unique perspective into drone usage, user analytics, and versatile data optimization capabilities to understand how their products are being used. DroneEntry also offers a credit system for users to engage in the ecosystem they are building. Based on their competency level, pilots acquire credits over time via endorsements, completed projects, and other achievements. These credits can be securely used in the e-store via the internal transaction system. Users can easily expand their toolbox and get access to exclusive deals.


Top 5 Investors
Artesian VC, Brinc

Founders

Hamid Habib, Uzayr Siddiqui

Website

Total Raised: $180000
Founded: 2017-03-03
Active

2019-09-10

Arpac Drones

Series A: Not Listed

ARPAC delivers important results in pest control through their own research and development of their aircraft and application systems; as well as, performing services in locations where other vehicles can not reach.


Top 5 Investors
ACE Startups, Drone Fund, Francisco Forbes

Founders

Cristiano Silveira, Eduardo Goerl

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2013-01-01
Active

2019-09-03

CIVDRONE

Venture - Series Unknown: $500000

Civdrone is a construction tech startup aiming to revolutionize land surveying. Thanks to their robotic mechanism, marking points has never been so fast, simple and reliable. Civdrone is using a custom-made staking mechanism controlled by autopilot algorithm and data management software.


Top 5 Investors
ff Venture Capital, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, HIGHROAD

Founders

Liav Muler, Tom Yeshurun

Website

Total Raised: $2031868
Founded: 2018-03-01
Active

2019-08-29

Aeronext

Corporate Round: $469873

Aeronext is a Japanese startup that provides a center of gravity control technology to enhance the basic performance of drone.


Top 5 Investors
Drone Fund, aucfan Co.,Ltd., FFG Venture Business Partners, Japan Asia Group, Change Japan

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1175817
Founded: 2017-04-01
Active

2019-08-20

Aero41

Grant: $10224

Aero41 is developing a drone entirely dedicated to crop protection, a flexible and intelligent platform that will integrate AI and collect data to make crop protection more and more eco-responsible while being effective to ensure the necessary yields.


Top 5 Investors
Venture Kick

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $10224
Founded: 2019-01-01
Active

2019-08-13

The Jackfruit Company

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed


Top 5 Investors
Investeco Capital

Founders

Annie Ryu

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2011-01-01
Active

2019-08-08

Aerotronic

Grant: $50000

Aerotronic is a data analytics company that uses aerial and ground data to report on the health of power lines at a significant cost reduction versus existing solutions. Powerline inspections today are qualitative, done manually, and stored as hard copies. Engineers fly in a manned helicopter and take notes on the condition of the lines. Each inspection costs $2K+ per mile and takes time to collate and track. High-speed data capture using manned, unmanned, and ground-based vehicles. The data is processed using a proprietary analytics platform and accessed by clients through a web portal. Late stage discussions with 2 utility companies on pilot studies. Flew power lines in North Carolina after Hurricane Florence, and sent findings to FEMA, Duke Energy, & NCDOT. Aerotronic charges for transmission line inspections at $1000/mile (50% market rates with 80% margin). Subscription model to their portal allows for 3D time-series data access and preventative maintenance predictions using machine learning. Marketplace for vegetation management bids and other services allow us to capture commissions which create an additional revenue stream. Chris, the CEO, is a helicopter pilot, aerospace engineer, and on his second drone company after a successful exit. Neerav, the COO, has an MBA, and ran a manufacturing firm with 50 employees specializing in electro-mechanical assemblies for the DoD and its prime contractors. They have developed a hybrid single rotor autonomous unmanned system capable of flying 500 miles; they can cover entire the US with 14 base stations and 28 aircraft can Inspect the entire transmission grid in 5 days.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Techstars Mobility Accelerator, PlanetM

Founders

Neerav Shah

Website

Total Raised: $170000
Founded: 2015-02-17
Active

2019-08-07

Airinov

Undisclosed: Not Listed

Airinov designs drone solutions for agronomic use.


Top 5 Investors
Wilco, AGORANOV

Founders

Romain Faroux

Website

Total Raised: $2280847
Founded: 2010-01-01
Active

2019-08-01

SkyeBrowse

Seed: $190000

Imagine a world where anyone can make 3D models with their drone with no training required. That vision is now a reality with SkyeBrowse's 2 tap 3D modeling platform. With just 2 taps, SkyeBrowsers can make < 1cm accurate 3D models in 2 minutes. First responders can now document emergency scenes instantaneously, saving countless lives, traffic, and time. The platform is hosted in the cloud using industry standard, aes-256 encryption for compliance. With an intuitive app design, SkyeBrowse allows anyone to make 3D models and gain the forensic insights in just 2 taps on their smart phone.


Top 5 Investors
Artesian VC, Brinc

Founders

Bobby Ouyang, Peter Jin

Website

Total Raised: $460000
Founded: 2018-06-22
Active

2019-07-22

Skygauge

Seed: Not Listed

Skygauge has reinvented the drone to perform work not possible with drones today. Their first application is performing industrial inspections (Ultrasonic Testing). Instead of having workers on ropes, boom lifts, and scaffolding The Skygauge will perform inspections 5-10x faster. This reduces turnaround time, cost of inspection, and increases safety because workers are not exposed to work at height. Once they dominate the inspection market our core technology will branch out into pressure washing/cleaning, painting/coating, and attach a robot arm for general work. The same way robot arms created a workforce in factories their drones will create a workforce in the sky.


Top 5 Investors
SOSV, HAX, Hello Ventures

Founders

Nikita Iliushkin

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2019-07-20

Raven Spatial

Pre-Seed: $287000

We combine satellite imagery and mapping with crowdsourced, on-demand drone and smartphone imagery using gamification, cryptocurrency, and augmented reality.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Cody Christian, Robert Quinn

Website

Total Raised: $287000
Founded: 2018-04-20
Active

2019-07-18

MeshKit

Seed: $1453488

MeshKit is a UAV collaborative application solution provider, dedicated to the UAV-based collaborative application, providing a network for drones. Enable multi-person and multi-machine to generate collaborative workflow, and share functions such as real-time image and voice communication.


Top 5 Investors
Midea Group

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1453488
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2019-07-15

Drone Delivery Systems Corporation

Seed: $1100000

Drone Delivery Systems Corporation secures drone deliveries by AirBox Technology to the end user, keeping packages safe, secure, and private that revolutionizes postal delivery worldwide. AirBox presents an innovative mailbox that lets end users easily and safely collect items delivered by unmanned aerial vehicles. AirBox introduces a solar-powered smart drone mailbox that keeps deliveries safe, private, and secure from the outside world. Medical, retail, and postal items can be delivered to AirBox. AirBox accepts medications, prescriptions, survival supplies, and insulin to patients that need insulated delivery quickly. Drone Delivery Systems Corporation is a U.S.-based company that was founded in 2015 by Brandon Pargoe.


Top 5 Investors
Brinc, Jeremy Tucker

Founders

Brandon Pargoe, Jeremy Tucker

Website

Total Raised: $1170000
Founded: 2015-11-13
Active

2019-07-15

DASH Systems

Pre-Seed: Not Listed

DASH Systems designs, manufactures and deploys low cost, one-way delivery drones built from the ground up to operate in today's air logistics network. Its delivery drones can be mounted to any commercial aircraft, helicopter, or UAV, allowing for fast and rapid deployment into any environment. As an aerial logistics company, DASH Systems directly connects cargo to customers by landing the package, not the plane. It enables cargo planes to deliver packages from altitude without the need for airports, runways, or landing strips, thereby facilitating deliveries to remote, rural, and otherwise inaccessible areas.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Loup Ventures, Techstars Los Angeles Accelerator, MiLA Capital (Make in LA)

Founders

Joel Ifill

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2016-05-14
Active

2019-07-10

Sterblue

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

Sterblue builds software for drones to inspect power lines. Utility companies use Sterblue to inspect millions of miles of power lines looking for corrosion, broken equipment and other safety hazards. Sterblue developed 3D navigation algorithms and AI to automatically detect anomalies on all kind of industrial equipment.


Top 5 Investors
Y Combinator, The Westly Group, Plug and Play, Contrarian Ventures, Gagarin Capital Partners

Founders

Geoffrey Vancassel, Nicolas Draber, Vincent Lecrubier

Website

Total Raised: $2120000
Founded: 2016-01-14
Active

2019-07-10

RigiTech

Grant: $40478

Rigi Technologies is a pioneering drone technology company developing next-generation logistics vehicles for faster, easier and eco-friendly deliveries, enabling universal access to goods to communities, governments, and private businesses.


Top 5 Investors
Venture Kick, Krypto Labs

Founders

Adam Klaptocz, David Rovira Gurrera, Oriol Lopez Guirao

Website

Total Raised: $50496
Founded: 2018-01-01
Active

2019-07-04

Thrust

Seed: $282112


Top 5 Investors
Contrarian Ventures

Founders

Daiva Urbanaviciene, Robertas Urbanavičius

Website

Total Raised: $341078
Founded: 2018-01-01
Active

2019-07-04

Aerodiagnostika

Seed: $282112

300000


Top 5 Investors
Contrarian Ventures

Founders

Daiva Urbanaviciene

Website

Total Raised: $341078
Founded: 2018-01-01
Active

2019-07-02

Unifly

Series B: $19195548

Drones are changing our world. According to research, the global market for UTM services is estimated to be worth 517 million USD between 2018 and 2022. As the drone industry continues to boom, the number of drones in the air is expected to increase exponentially over the coming years. Left unchecked, these drones present a serious threat to manned aviation so safe integration of drone traffic with existing manned air traffic is an absolute necessity. Unifly’s award-winning UTM platform is available on the market today as a mature software product that can be configured to suit the stakeholders’ needs. It connects official entities with operators to integrate drones into the airspace safely and securely. The Unifly platform allows drone pilots to check the legal status of their flight and allows authorities to monitor and manage drone traffic in their airspace. Unifly’s (UTM) platform is already in use today by the national authorities of Germany, Denmark, Austria and Belgium. Recognizing the value of collaboration, Unifly is an active participant in several leading European drone projects. Unifly is a global company. It is active in the US (LAANC certified). Unifly also deployed the first UTM system in Africa to support UNICEF’s drone corridor in Malawi. In Asia, the company provides the technical UTM backbone to ensure safe drone flights at the Fukushima Robot Test Field centre. Unifly as a company was founded in 2015 by a number of aerospace experts. Already in 2012, a team of air traffic controllers, pilots and engineers shared a vision of developing a system that would allow them to manage and track the growing number of drones flying in the air and to easily contact the drone operator if needed.


Top 5 Investors
PMV, Terra Drone, SFPI-FPIM, Qbic Fund, DFS Deutsche Flugsicherung

Founders

Andres Van Swalm, Hans Schrauwen, Jürgen Verstaen, Koen Meuleman

Website

Total Raised: $25851001
Founded: 2015-08-12
Active

2019-07-01

FlyWorks

Seed: $700000

FlyWorks is developing a whole new way to drive multi-rotors for 2nd generation hybrid drones. The company's patent-pending drive technology will allow drones to carry significant payload and fly for hours, but remain light, cost-efficient and safe. Their technology combines the remarkable performance of petrol fuel with the safety and simplicity of the multirotor platform. It works by delivering most of the power that the drone requires to stay in the air directly from an internal combustion engine while a small electric drive system provides a small fraction of power only for maneuvering. FlyWorks technology can be implemented in any drone platform size to create a wide array of high-performance multirotor platforms for various use-cases from land surveying to air-taxis. They enabling high-resolution close-up multi-sensor inspection of the large-scale power line infrastructure.


Top 5 Investors
Israel Innovation Authority, Incubit Technology Ventures, Israeli institutions

Founders

Gad Peleg

Website

Total Raised: $780000
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2019-06-29

HyperSciences

Series A: Not Listed

HyperSciences is a platform technology company that solves challenging problems in tunneling, energy drilling, transportation, aerospace, and materials production. By creating an extensive portfolio of patented and patent-pending hypervelocity technologies, HyperSciences develops a product called HyperCore, an efficient commercial launch system. Utilizing artificial intelligence the system first robotically loads and fires objects. The company changes the efficiency and economics of drilling. The company has been partnered with Shell Energy to demonstrate this disruptive technology. It uses low-cost chemical energy to accelerate consumable projectiles to hypersonic velocities, allowing projectiles upon impact to break and pulverize hard rock faster, deeper, and through a wider range of conditions. It uses this same HyperCore technology to create the Hyper Tunneling Boring and Mining system (HTBM), replacing conventional tunneling methods which typically are slow, and significant capital expense. In most cases, each consumable projectile removes over half a ton of rock per impact. When applied to deep geothermal energy, the drilling system allows for low-cost access to deep energy. The "Energy Anywhere"​ geothermal system generates power by quickly and efficiently reaching untapped geothermal resources and converting it into electrical energy that will cause a significant paradigm change in renewable, clean energy. In 2018 HyperSciences secured a contract with NASA by applying the key components of HyperCore's automated system in order to launch payloads to high-altitudes at extreme velocity. By lowering the cost for hypersonic vehicle development and a new type of stealth program, the system is prepared to support USA government contracts in the aerospace community. HyperSciences was founded in 2014 and is based in Austin, Texas.


Top 5 Investors
Crowdcube, SeedInvest, Erhan Bilici, Alliance of Angels, Erik Peterson

Founders

Mark Russell

Website

Total Raised: $10648152
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2019-06-28

Drone Racing League

Series C: $26402278

Drone Racing League is a drone racing circuit for professional pilots. The company designs and builds a custom in-house racing drone, the Racer3, which speeds more than 85 MPH around the most complex 3D race courses ever imagined outside a video game. It combines media and technology to create thrilling 3D drone racing content with mass appeal. Drone Racing League was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in New York, New York.


Top 5 Investors
Allianz, Lux Capital, Hearst Ventures, Courtside Ventures, Allianz X

Founders

Nicholas Horbaczewski

Website

Total Raised: $49402287
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2019-06-24

Gradient

Pre-Seed: $50000

Gradient is developing an aircraft that never has to land. A solar powered system which collects enough energy during the day to remain aloft throughout the night, and can repeat that cycle indefinitely without fuel constraints. Such a capability allows for High-Altitude Pseudo-Satellites (HAPS) which can provide all the same services as our existing satellite networks, but at vastly reduced cost, complexity, and signal latency. Other attempts are using standard aircraft designs, but cannot achieve the goal with current battery and solar cell technology. Gradient is developing a novel concept aerial system which solves the aerodynamic/structural problem within traditional fixed-wing aircraft, by borrowing a design concept from a helicopter. The Tethered Uni-Rotor Network (TURN) system uses 14X less power than comparable fixed-wing designs, and puts the goal of eternal flight within reach.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Justin Selfridge

Website

Total Raised: $325000
Founded: 2015-02-18
Active

2019-06-20

Rinfon

Series B: $14594492

Rinfon is engaged in the research, development, production, sales and service of satellite and UAV communication products. It is the leading provider of satellite signal and module, system and solution for satellite and drone.


Top 5 Investors
CDF-Capital, Delian Capital, SDIC Unity Capital

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $14594492
Founded: 2013-01-01
Active

2019-06-19

Nido

Pre-Seed: $89886

Nido focuses on the development, manufacture and marketing of efficient and low-cost underwater robots aimed at the underwater sector. The startup has gone through the accelerator Ocean Blue in 2017, with funding from the Xunta de Galicia, and they are currently part of the Shuttle program. They do not have any individual investors, except for a small group that participated in a 3F round (friends, family and own funds) that took place in 2017 and where they managed to raise €25K, with a valuation of 200K. Nido allows to reduce the risk for personnel working in an underwater environment (activity that always harbors certain risks) and the cost of inspection, maintenance, underwater repair, scientific research, etc. In addition its technology allows an improvement of CAPEX and OPEX. In less than two years, the company's activity has been recognized with several awards and grants, such as the Emprendia loan granted by the ICREF and the Murcia Development Institute (valued at €50,000), being part of the RYME + Internationalization program, the recognition as 'Startup of the Month' granted by the Institute of Development of Murcia, and the prize 'Start-up of the year' of Murcia Initiation of the City of Murcia (including €14,000 to fund lost, plus €3.6K of ENAE Business School) . They also received the 2017 INFO-CLH Entrepreneur of the Year award. The headquarters of Nido is in Murcia, from where they maintain commercial relations with different countries of the European Union, such as Greece, Germany, Ireland, Scotland, Norway and Latin America. They have already sold more than 60 robots, characterized by the high capacity to adapt to the specific needs of each use case, and without losing the possibility of being produced in series. Apart from this capacity of "Mass Customatization", the production processes and the materials used allow them to be extremely competitive in terms of costs.


Top 5 Investors
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs

Founders

Enrique Gonzalez Sancho, Roy Petter Dyrdahl Torgersen

Website

Total Raised: $434660
Founded: 2016-02-01
Active

2019-06-16

Gamaya

Series B: $12013262

Gamaya addresses the need to increase efficiency and sustainability of large industrial farming, as well as the productivity and scalability of small-holder farming, by deploying the world’s most advanced solution for mapping and diagnostics of farmland. Gamaya farmland analytics solution improves production efficiency and risk management by facilitating optimum decision making, including use of chemicals and fertilizers, and resulting in larger and better yields, while minimizing the impact on the environment.


Top 5 Investors
Venture Kick, Mahindra Rise, VI Partners, Foundation for Technological Innovation (FIT), ICOS Capital Management

Founders

Dragos Constantin, Igor Ivanov, Yosef Akhtman

Website

Total Raised: $20229632
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2019-06-11

SmartGurlz Inc

Seed: Not Listed

Less than 1 percent of women study computer science. SmartGurlz wants to change that. We are focused on STEM education for girls. We are the makers of the first self-balancing mini-drone for girls, that can be coded using a unique version of Google Blockly called SugarCoded. Our products are: -self-balancing like a segboard - wifi, bluetooth connected and driven by smart devices - integrated camera, video and live streaming - coding software and augmented reality - stories, dolls,missions in all girl's learning community - super cool and really fun! Patent pendng USTPO


Top 5 Investors
SeedInvest, Morgan Stanley, Sunmeet Jolly, CAPNOVA, VentureBot

Founders

Jesper Nissen, Sharmi Albrechtsen, Thomas Kølbæk Jespersen

Website

Total Raised: $1619535
Founded: 2014-11-10
Active

2019-06-11

Electric Sky

Non-equity Assistance: Not Listed

Grid energy on-the-go. The grid holds vast, clean, low-cost energy. Until now, there's been no practical method to tap the grid while moving at high speed. Electric Sky is changing that, developing new techniques for transmitting higher energy over longer distances. We're exploring power-hungry applications like space launch, electric aircraft, UAMs (Urban Air Mobility vehicles), UAVs (drones), electric trucks & cars, UUVs (Unmanned Underwater Vehicles), robotics, handheld power tools, and portable consumer electronic devices. Our customers will appreciate lower costs; the planet will appreciate zero emissions.


Top 5 Investors
Creative Destruction Lab

Founders

Dan DeLong, Jeff Greason, Robert Millman

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded:
Active

2019-06-09

KopterKraft

Grant: Not Listed


Top 5 Investors
Krypto Labs

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2019-09-06
Active

2019-06-09

Forward Robotics

Grant: Not Listed

Forward Robotics develops heavy-lift, long range cargo drones using proprietary avionics and control software. They aim to transform supply chain logistics with DroneLink and on-demand distribution.


Top 5 Investors
SOSV, HAX, Krypto Labs

Founders

Meng Wei, Tamara Finlay

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2018-01-01
Active

2019-06-07

Hepta Airborne

Seed: $736936

Hepta Airborne brings accurate airborne inspection to power grid operators while saving time, costs and environment. We have built 6 hour flight time drones which work in a synergy with our autonomous data processing platforms and sensors. We work with satellites, helicopters, sensors, software. It's not about drones, it's about big data, and collecting&analyzing the data as efficiently as possible.


Top 5 Investors
Contrarian Ventures, Thorgate Ventures, Expansion Capital

Founders

Henri Klemmer

Website

Total Raised: $736936
Founded: 2017-08-14
Active

2019-06-03

Aatonomy

Seed: $100000


Top 5 Investors
Alchemist Accelerator

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $100000
Founded:
Active

2019-06-01

Edgecase.ai

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

Edgecase is a data factory for artificial intelligence companies that provides synthetic data and data labeling. It provides data annotation, synthetic dataset, and APIs for startups in the fields of retail, agriculture, medicine, and security.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, METRO Xcel, Sarona Ventures

Founders

Brad Cohen, Kyle Giddens

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2019-05-27

FullDepth

Venture - Series Unknown: $3104647


Top 5 Investors
SMBC Venture Capital, Beyond Next Ventures, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Venture Capital, Drone Fund, Freebit Investment

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $4847794
Founded: 2014-06-04
Active

2019-05-27

Cervi Robotics

Grant: Not Listed

Hello, we are Cervi Robotics, the team which fabricate your individual ideas into spectacular products. We are: - the robotic oriented company that boost leader client’s businesses across the world. - focus on innovations and growth - manufacturing and implementing tailor-made solutions for the Industry 4.0 Enjoy our products for your better future.


Top 5 Investors
Space3ac

Founders

Vadym Melnyk

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-09-03
Active

2019-05-24

Swift Navigation

Series C: Not Listed

Swift Navigation, Inc. was founded in 2012 to make GPS positioning technology more accurate and affordable. Today Swift Navigation has gained a reputation for defining a new category of GNSS systems as the industry’s first low-cost, high accuracy real-time kinematics (RTK) receiver. Its GPS and GNSS positioning products are available at a fraction of the price of the competition and deliver 100 times better accuracy than the GPS in a cell phone. Swift Navigation’s technology benefits a multitude of industries and applications—including autonomous vehicles, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), precision agriculture, robotics, surveying and space. With its innovation and technology honored by Inc.’s and Forbes 30 Under 30 lists, Swift Navigation is enabling a world where fields farm themselves, drones fly safely and autonomous transportation can take you home. Swift Navigation provides an end-to-end GNSS solution with a line of Piksi® Multi and Duro® / Duro Inertial receivers, Starling® Positioning Engine and Skylark™ Cloud Corrections Service. Learn more online at swiftnav.com, follow Swift on Twitter @Swiftnav


Top 5 Investors
Qualcomm Ventures, Eclipse Ventures, Felicis Ventures, First Round Capital, New Enterprise Associates

Founders

Colin Beighley, Fergus Noble, Timothy Harris

Website

Total Raised: $48800000
Founded: 2012-01-01
Active

2019-05-23

Wingtra

Series A: $10000000

Wingtra is a professional drone manufacturer based in Zurich, Switzerland. The company produces the VTOL WingtraOne drone, which collects high-precision aerial data for surveying and mapping applications. Since its market entry in 2017, Wingtra has partnered with more than 50 of the biggest surveying equipment dealers across the globe, such as RDO Inc. and SITECH.


Top 5 Investors
Investiere, Wingman Ventures, Zürcher Kantonal Bank, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Gentian Investments

Founders

Basil Weibel, Elias Kleimann, Maximilian Boosfeld

Website

Total Raised: $18981446
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2019-05-22

VOOM Insurance

Series A: $5000000

VOOM is the world’s first on-demand, telematics-based InsurTech platform for Specialized Mobility products, dedicated to protecting users for anything they ride, fly, or sail. The company’s first product, SkyWatch.AI, leverages the power of machine learning to assess and mitigate risks and provide on-demand insurance for thousands of drone pilots operating across the US. VOOM’s data-driven, usage-based insurance products include multiple high-risk, episodic-usage mobility verticals, including e-scooters, e-bikes, powersports, motor boats, and small planes. Headquartered in Tel Aviv with an office in Palo Alto, CA, VOOM is a licensed insurance broker in all 50 US states.


Top 5 Investors
Plug and Play, Verizon Ventures, F2 Capital, Arbor Ventures, Kaedan Capital

Founders

Ori Blumenthal, Ronny Ahituv, Tomer Kashi

Website

Total Raised: $7000000
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2019-05-21

Dronistics

Grant: $9890

Dronistics is developing a personal and human friendly drone delivery system for last centimeter delivery to hard-to-reach places. The drone is connected to the internet via 4G modem and it is controlled by the web application of Dronistics available on any device e.g. smartphone, tablet or laptop. The delivery is fully autonomous using GPS. The software has a series of safety checks to ensure safety for people during flight and while unloading the parcel.


Top 5 Investors
Venture Kick

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $9890
Founded: 2019-01-01
Active

2019-05-17

ROBOEATZ

Undisclosed: $60000

Roboeatz is a fully robotized restaurant system that operates without human labor on a daily basis delivering personalized hot meals freshly made from regular food products. The company is a startup from Latvia developing a fully automated foodservice system to cook and serve custom made meals prepared from the fresh ingredients. It develops robotic systems to replace the human workforce in the foodservice market. Roboeatz's machine cooks and serves individual meals made from raw ingredients without human help.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $60000
Founded: 2018-02-21
Active

2019-05-10

Aerial Applications

Venture - Series Unknown: $4500000

Aerial Applications provides turn-key drone services for enterprise clients. Its products operate as a software as a service to view, manage, analyze, and share drone-based visual data. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in Washington, District of Columbia.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Jeff Brooks, Joe Sullivan, Kyle Bembnister, Mike Ledermann, Nathan Sullivan, Rene Brana

Website

Total Raised: $4500000
Founded: 2015-11-01
Active

2019-05-07

Precision Autonomy

Venture - Series Unknown: $3083489

Precision Autonomy is an information technology company that specializes in the fields of exponential technology, innovation strategy, business model development, and autonomous. The company co-designed its platform with insurers and drone operators to deliver drone deployment, asset management, and pay-per-minute insurance through one intelligent system. It was founded in 2014 and headquartered in Austin, Texas.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Mark Halverson

Website

Total Raised: $3083489
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2019-05-06

Olimpia Splendid

Private Equity: Not Listed

Olimpia Splendid is in air conditioning, heating, air treatment and hydronic systems thanks to their unique, innovative products.


Top 5 Investors
Alto Partners SGR

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 1956-01-01
Active

2019-05-06

Flyability

Series B: Not Listed

Flyability is a Swiss company building safe drones for inaccessible places. By allowing drones to be used safely inside cities, buildings, and in contact with people, it enables new interactions and services with UAVs and solves the two most critical issues of one of the fastest growing industries: collision and injury risks. The company’s main market is in industrial inspection where it avoids sending people in dangerous and confined spaces for the inspection of Power Generation, Oil & Gas or Maritime infrastructures. It is also active in Search & Rescue and Security to assess emergency situations without putting humans at risk. Flyability is the winner of the 1M USD Drones for Good Award and over 11 other technology and business prizes. Read more on www.flyability.com.


Top 5 Investors
Venture Kick, GoBeyond, ETF Partners, The Dow Chemical Company, Swisscom Ventures

Founders

Adrien Briod, Patrick Thevoz

Website

Total Raised: $18029567
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2019-05-01

Aker Technologies Inc.

Seed: $2600000

Aker delivers timely and actionable crop diagnostics and analytics using drones and other field sensors to increase farm efficiency and profitability.


Top 5 Investors
Lewis and Clark Ventures, Flyover Capital, Clean Energy Trust, Central Illinois Angels

Founders

Orlando Saez

Website

Total Raised: $5000000
Founded: 2016-06-30
Active

2019-04-19

PloughUAV

Venture - Series Unknown: $7457788


Top 5 Investors
HIT Robot Group, TIANMA, Xiaomiao Longcheng

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $8716444
Founded: 2015-08-11
Active

2019-04-02

Latecoere

Post-IPO Equity: $106800000

Latecoere specializes in the manufacturing and marketing of structures for the aeronautics sector. Latecoere develops, manufactures and offers product support activities (repair, replacement, etc.) in the field of both Aerostructures and Interconnection Systems. Latécoère works closely with the major aircraft manufacturers and airlines.


Top 5 Investors
Searchlight Capital Partners, Tikehau Capital

Founders

Pierre-Georges Latécoère

Website

Total Raised: $106800000
Founded: 1917-01-01
Active

2019-04-01

Flyer Technology

Seed: $446996


Top 5 Investors
Hainan Information Industry Investment

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $446996
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2019-04-01

Datumate

Series A: $4000000

Datumate is leading the automation and digitalization of the construction processes with daily monitoring of progress, quality and budgets in infrastructure construction projects complete life cycle via an automated, collaborative data analytics platform.


Top 5 Investors
Battery Ventures, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Al Bawader

Founders

Jad Jarroush

Website

Total Raised: $13083346
Founded: 2012-01-01
Active

2019-03-29

Indshine

Pre-Seed: $14400

Indshine is a technology company that provides enterprise drone software and solutions for infrastructure, mining, forestry, and other industries. Its cloud-based, collaborative GIS application enables teams to work on drone and satellite maps using any device directly from the browser. The company was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Newark, Delaware.


Top 5 Investors
First Cheque

Founders

Himanshu Nagrath, Manish Sahu, Prince Diwakar, Saksham Bhutani

Website

Total Raised: $14400
Founded: 2016-06-06
Active

2019-03-27

Kespry

Series D: Not Listed

Kespry provides an aerial intelligence platform that transforms how organizations capture, analyze, and share insights about their business. It provides the information they need to accelerate their operations. Purpose-built for industrial use yet simple enough for any user, a wide variety of industries rely on Kespry to solve business-critical problems. Delivering a fully integrated solution from drone data capture to industry-specific analytics, Kespry serves customers across North America, Europe, and Australia, including John Deere, Hancock Claims Consultants, Catastrophe Response Unit (CRU), Fluor, Lehigh Hanson/Heidelberg, and Colas USA.


Top 5 Investors
Salesforce Ventures, Lightspeed Venture Partners, DCM Ventures, Cisco Investments, Shell Ventures

Founders

Parker Clark, Paul Doersch

Website

Total Raised: $61352000
Founded: 2013-01-01
Active

2019-03-26

Xerall

Product Crowdfunding: $36964

Xerall a company specialising in innovative all-terrain drones. Their goal is to bring new technology to the field of drones, with an emphasis on the way they move. They hope to create the drone/vehicle that can operate in any environment, water, ground and in the air. Their first model B-Flying Car, which was successfully launched on Kickstarter platform. The project extended its goal and reached 122 000 GBP. Over 500 models were delivered worldwide to happy backers. Since they continue developing, even more, exciting drones.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $36964
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2019-03-14

Nileworks

Series B: $14316968

Nileworks is a multicopter that automatically recognizes the shape of the field.


Top 5 Investors
Sumitomo Corporation, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan, SPARX Group, Sumitomo Chemical, Drone Fund

Founders

Yanagishita Hiroshi

Website

Total Raised: $21446200
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2019-03-14

Thanos Technologies

Non-equity Assistance: Not Listed

Thanos is a drone technology company building innovative aerial solutions to conventional terrestrial problems.


Top 5 Investors
CIE at IIIT

Founders

Pradeep Palelli

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2016-05-24
Active

2019-03-13

Trajectory

Venture - Series Unknown: $1079020

Trajectory is a operator of an AI Traffic Control system designed for fully autonomous navigation of unmanned aircraft.The company's products include automated drones which can fly for a long time, enabling clients access to an environment where everyone can use UAV (Unmanned Aircraft) easily and safely, and contributes to solving customer problems.


Top 5 Investors
DNX Ventures, A.L.I. Technologies Japan, Drone Fund, Archetype Ventures, DBJ Capital

Founders

Kenji Koseki

Website

Total Raised: $1079020
Founded: 2018-02-01
Active

2019-03-11

Skysys

Seed: $10000000

Skysys is a company that focuses on data acquisition and analysis services for drones. It provides customers with complete solutions for automatic charging, automatic scheduling, automatic acquisition and automatic analysis. It is committed to becoming the leading enterprise in data collection and analysis of Chinese civil rotary aircraft. From the data and services to gold mining, the development of mature rotorcraft drone automatic driving artificial intelligence.


Top 5 Investors
CM Venture Capital, Lighthouse Capital Management

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $11510000
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2019-03-08

Zipline

Series D: $120000000

Zipline is a California-based automated logistics company that designs, manufactures, and operates drones to deliver vital medical products. Zipline's mission is to provide every human on Earth with instant access to vital medical supplies. In 2014, Zipline was created to deliver medicine to those who need it most. Since then, the company has built the world's fastest and most reliable delivery drone, the world's largest autonomous logistics network, and a truly amazing team. Zipline designs and tests its technology in Half Moon Bay, California. The company assembles the drones and the technology that powers its distribution centers in South San Francisco. Zipline performs extensive flight testing in Davis, California, and operates distribution centers around the planet with teams of local operators.


Top 5 Investors
Goldman Sachs, Techstars, Sequoia Capital, Temasek Holdings, Andreessen Horowitz

Founders

Keenan Wyrobek, Keller Rinaudo, Will Hetzler

Website

Total Raised: $233000000
Founded: 2011-01-01
Active

2019-03-07

Vtrus

Seed: $2917500

Vtrus develops ABI (Autonomy Brain Implant): A modular unit that enables robots to understand the world around them. The system abstracts away perception, planning and control, presenting a simpler message-passing interface to developers to quickly get robotics projects off the ground. Welcome the era of Software-Defined Robotics.


Top 5 Investors
City Light Capital, Air Street Capital

Founders

Carlos Sanchez, Jonathan Lenoff, Renato F. Salas-Moreno

Website

Total Raised: $2917500
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2019-03-07

Syecomp

Grant: Not Listed

Syecomp specializes in the acquisition, processing, analysis and synthesis of imagery from remotely sensed satellites and multispectral image data from drones to monitor field crops/vegetative status and identify and mitigate potential diseases across fields in Sub-Saharan Africa on farms in Ghana. Syecomp sought to put satellite derived information and geospatial mapping solutions in the hands of farmers and agribusiness clients on a continual basis to incorporate into their on or off-farm decision-making processes.


Top 5 Investors
Mastercard Foundation Fund for Rural Prosperity

Founders

Elorm Allavi

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2009-11-25
Active

2019-03-01

Valqari

Seed: $1605000

Valqari is a hardware company offering autonomous logistics solutions for drone and logistic problems. The company's patented Drone Delivery Station is an intelligent mailbox that accepts manned and unmanned deliveries, such as drones and autonomous vehicles. Valqari's mobile application allows customers to digitally sign for packages from anywhere in the world, reducing failed delivery attempts. It provides infrastructure and communication for unmanned delivery modes to enable safe, secure, and reliable deliveries. Valqari gives users and businesses everywhere peace of mind knowing their packages, property, and loved ones protected. Valqari was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, USA.


Top 5 Investors
Creative Destruction Lab

Founders

Alex Falesch, Ryan Walsh

Website

Total Raised: $2105000
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2019-03-01

Silent Flyer

Angel: Not Listed

The Silent Flyer is an autonomous bird-like flapping-wing drone developed in co-operation with Reykjavik University. The Silent Flyer uses flapping flight for lift and propulsion instead of a propeller. The unique wing design allows independent real-time control of the wings for flapping, tilting the wings, moving the wings back and forth and in and out (morphing). The wings can also be folded to the body of the bird for easy transport. Later on the wing design will enable the device to hover. The Silent Flyer combines the capabilities of a multi-rotor device such as a quad-copter and a fixed-wing airplane.


Top 5 Investors
Technology Development Fund, Spakur Finance, Reykjavik University

Founders

Egill Hardarson, Hjalti Hardarson, Leifur Thor Leifsson

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2008-01-01
Active

2019-03-01

PreNav

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

PRENAV was founded in October 2013 with a goal of solving autonomous flight in complex environments. Since then, they’ve assembled one of the top robotics teams in the world, with experts in computer vision, mechanical engineering, aeronautics, embedded systems, and software. In their short history, they’ve taken their technology to large industrial sites, inspected wind turbines, designed playful light shows, filmed music videos, and traveled around the world for their customers. And they’re only just getting started. At PRENAV, they’re solving fundamental challenges in robotics around localization, materials, planning, and computer vision in order to build autonomous systems that are ready for the real world.


Top 5 Investors
Alumni Ventures Group, Liquid 2 Ventures, Pear VC, Crosslink Capital, Hack VC

Founders

Asa Hammond, Naim Busek, Nathan Schuett

Website

Total Raised: $6503000
Founded: 2013-10-01
Active

2019-02-28

Hylio

Pre-Seed: Not Listed

Hylio is a US based company that provides a proprietary, crop-spraying UAV system to businesses in the agricultural sector. Hylio’s technology allows their clients to perform autonomous spraying of agrochemicals over crops at substantially cheaper and faster rates than traditional methods. The robustness of Hylio’s technology also allows for clients to service markets which were previously restricted due to geographical challenges, unlocking untapped revenue streams.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2019-02-28

Flygildi ehf

Angel: Not Listed

Silent Flyer is a flapping-wing bird-like drone with wings that can morph their shape during flight and fold unto the body. The Silent Flyer is manufactured by Flygildi ehf, Reykjavik, Iceland.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2012-09-09
Active

2019-02-27

UAVC

Series B: $2990788


Top 5 Investors
Jizhuan Venture Capital, Juyuan Incubator, Sichuan Zhongxin Asset Management

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $6684861
Founded: 2014-06-16
Active

2019-02-26

Mockingbird

Seed: $1600000

Mockingbird is a new baby gear brand on a mission to empower parents. With a focus on premium design, thoughtful functionality, and a relentless devotion to safety, they create products that solve the needs of today’s new families.


Top 5 Investors
Rick Heitzmann

Founders

Eric Osman

Website

Total Raised: $1600000
Founded: 2019-01-01
Active

2019-02-21

Fotokite

Series B: Not Listed

Fotokite’s mission is to make aerial sensing simple and safe. Fotokite systems fly 100% autonomously for 24+ hours and provide real-time video and sensor data streams from above to customers in News & Sports Broadcast, Public Safety, and Industrial Inspection markets. The Fotokite was born at ETH Zurich’s Flying Machine Arena, one of the world’s most advanced research lab in aerial robotics. Sales and deliveries of Fotokite's 1st Generation products began in 2016 and include customers such as CNN, BBC, Tribune Media, and AFP.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Qualcomm Ventures, Credit Suisse, SICTIC, GoBeyond

Founders

Sergei Lupashin

Website

Total Raised: $2451868
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2019-02-18

Cleo Robotics

Pre-Seed: Not Listed


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Air Force Accelerator Powered by Techstars

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2019-02-11

Cisco Equipment

Private Equity: Not Listed

Cisco Industrial Services LLC (“Cisco”) is a leading provider of equipment, services, parts and supplies to the midstream infrastructure, general construction, agriculture and general industrial markets. Based in Odessa, Texas, Cisco has been providing industry leading sales, rental and service of industrial equipment since 1978. The Company is widely respected for providing quality and innovative solutions while being sensitive and responsive to customers’ service needs.


Top 5 Investors
Stellex Capital Management

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 1978-01-01
Active

2019-02-07

Redwing Labs

Pre-Seed: $120000

Redwing Labs engages in designing and manufacturing of autonomous unmanned drones and operating systems. It technologies were designed for purposes like payload delivery (load bearer drones), long-range flight and surveillance, and aerial mapping. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Bangalore, Karnataka.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Techstars Bangalore Accelerator

Founders

Anshul Sharma, Arunabha Bhattacharya, Rishabh Gupta

Website

Total Raised: $120000
Founded: 2018-01-28
Active

2019-02-04

Nando Drones

Private Equity: $1500000

Nando is a drone-based autonomous platform that offers a wide variety of solutions. Drones can perform surveillance and patrols autonomously without any human intervention. The products are mission-specific and depend on the needs of the client. Nando's drones can hover above a site for up to 70 minutes at a time and are capable of detecting movement and the human form at a range of up to 250 meters. The combination of the drones' superior field of vision and exceptional flight time means that a single eye in the sky is capable of replacing perimeter patrol at a fraction of the cost.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Dvir Simhi, Nir Shahrabani

Website

Total Raised: $1500000
Founded: 2017-04-04
Active

2019-02-01

Kray Technologies

Convertible Note: Not Listed

Kray Technologies provides Kray Protection UAS - new generation drone-based solution for aerial crop protection. They built the solid solution to replace agriculture planes and ground sprayers. Kray Protection drone demonstrates outstanding performance of crop dusting while lowering farmers’ expenses. It prevents yield losses that are inevitable when using other crop protection methods.


Top 5 Investors
Chernovetskyi Investment Group, Michael Puzrakov, VentureBot, Ruslan Savchyshyn, Maxim Surdu

Founders

Dmitry Surdu, Maxim Surdu, Viktor Sakharchuk

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-10-15
Active

2019-01-24

Asylon Incorporated

Pre-Seed: $1000000

Asylon manufactures and distributes a range of field deployable infrastructure to its clients. The company manufactures DroneHome, a field-deployable battery swap station. It offers data linking, coverage, mesh networking, and mixed fleet support. Asylon was founded in 2015 by Adam Mohamed, Damon Henry, and Brent McLaughlin and is based in Pennsylvania.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Adam Mohamed, Brent McLaughlin, Damon Henry

Website

Total Raised: $1000000
Founded: 2015-08-25
Active

2019-01-24

ThreeSixty

Venture - Series Unknown: $25000000

ThreeSixty Group, originally known as MerchSource, was founded in Southern California in 1999. Today, ThreeSixty designs, sources and distributes consumer products across diverse categories under a portfolio of owned and licensed brands. The Company provides curated merchandise programs which it distributes to major retailers across almost every retail channel in the U.S. representing over 70,000 retail stores.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Kirk McLean

Website

Total Raised: $25000000
Founded: 1999-01-01
Active

2019-01-18

ITD Lab

Corporate Round: $1366432

ITD Lab stereo camera supports a wide range of applications, such as
 self-driving car, 
drone flight control and soon.Intelligent Stereo Camera Module (ISC) is based on our proprietary "Stereo Range Imager" technology. While "EyeSight" is only for car driver assistant system of Subaru, our Intelligent Stereo Camera Module (ISC) can be applied to a wide range of applications, such as automobile, drone, construction machinery, industrial robot and so on.


Top 5 Investors
Nissay Capital, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Venture Capital, Sony Semiconductor, Fuji Electronics, MINATO HOLDINGS

Founders

Akihiro Ogura, Keiji Saneyoshi, Shigaki Takuo, Takao Shigaki

Website

Total Raised: $6151825
Founded: 2016-05-06
Active

2019-01-15

Wildlife Drones

Seed: $670000

Wildlife Drones has developed the world’s most innovative animal radio-tracking system using drones so you can track your radio-tagged animals like never before. With over 25 years experience undertaking ecological and scientific animal research, they understand the immense frustration when trying to track the movements of highly mobile animals. Receiving clear signals from radio-tagged animals can be difficult to achieve and is often a very labour intensive and expensive process. The main issue is height. When using hand-held radio-tracking from the ground, you often have to get the antenna as high as possible in order to improve signal detection. This often means finding higher ground, or even hiring helicopters or planes to get the slightest “ping” of a distant radio-tag. Unfortunately, it also often results in losing track of the precious animals you have worked so very hard to tag in order to understand their movements.


Top 5 Investors
Uniseed Ventures

Founders

Debbie Saunders

Website

Total Raised: $670000
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2019-01-15

Ascendance Flight Technologies

Grant: Not Listed

At Ascendance we are building tomorrow’s flying taxi: Atea, a unique Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) aircraft with a hybrid propulsion system. We believe that the future of mobility will include the sky and that operational fit will be key to support the emergence of this market. Therefore we focused our efforts in designing an innovative, safe, silent, clean and affordable aircraft that will be able to blend into existing infrastructures and regulations to ease its deployment and maximise social acceptance.


Top 5 Investors
Bpifrance, Wilco, AGORANOV

Founders

Benoit FERRAN, Clément DINEL, Jean-Christophe LAMBERT, Thibault BALDIVIA

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2018-01-12
Active

2019-01-08

Flytrex

Series B: $8000000

The Drone Delivery Pioneers. Offering a delivery solution simpler, faster, cheaper and greener than ever before. Whether you're a drone operator seeking to expand, logistic service, or, setting up a new business, Flytrex provides everything you need to start delivering with drones easily and affordably! Currently operating in Iceland and the U.S. (as part of the FAA drone pilot program).Amit Regev and Yariv Bash founded it on November 1, 2013, with its headquarters in Tel Aviv in Israel.


Top 5 Investors
btov Partners, Benhamou Global Ventures, VI Partners, BackBone Ventures, Armada Investment AG

Founders

Amit Regev, Yariv Bash

Website

Total Raised: $11000000
Founded: 2013-11-01
Active

2019-01-01

Vizzbee

Pre-Seed: $20000

Vizzbee Robotic Solutions Pvt. Ltd. is an early age startup developing new solutions for a variety of applications using automate and artificial intelligence. Using robots, we aim to aid our disaster emergency force in tackling catastrophes like floods, earthquakes and landslides in a more efficient and quicker way to minimize the toll on life and properties. Also, we hope to provide the civilian community of India with a novel package delivery systems that will decrease the time it takes to ship product drastically. Currently, we are a team of 2 people, Ayush Jindal and Vibhu Tripathi. Both are engineers in their final semester who have come together with a common goal of putting Vizzbee in the list of top startups and benefiting the society along the way. Ayush is a B.Tech in Production and Industrial Engineering from IIT Delhi, while Vibhu is a B.Tech Mechanical Engineer from RGPV Bhopal. Both share a passion for Robotics and bring about a tangible improvement in the world by deploying latest advances in technology. Vizzbee is currently focussed on developing autonomous technology that will be deployed in the areas of disaster and used by the army and other task forces for mapping the combing through it to find people, animals and other valuable objects. The images obtained from such scenes can also aid in 3D reconstruction which will provide better insights in a disaster, helping authorities define causes and perpetrators. Such a system can be used in a train wreck or road crash for both search and rescue as well as forensic analysis. It was this vision of Vizzbee that caught the attention of a Hong Kong based investor, Zeroth SPC. They invited Vizzbee to be a part of their 3 months long accelerator program, all set to provide aid to the founders for realising this dream of theirs. They saw the technology as a force of tomorrow in making today. With this positive boost at so soon into our company realisation, we hope to achieve and do justice to our aims and play a vital role in influencing the technological revolution happening all around us.


Top 5 Investors
Zeroth.AI

Founders

Ayush Jindal, Vibhu Tripathi

Website

Total Raised: $20000
Founded: 2018-12-22
Active

2019-01-01

Threod Systems

Grant: $81868


Top 5 Investors
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs

Founders

Kristjan Tiimus, Mikk Murumae

Website

Total Raised: $81868
Founded: 2012-08-03
Active

2019-01-01

Terabee

Grant: $4006941

Terabee designs, develops and produces the TeraRanger brand of small, fast and lightweight 2D and 3D distance sensors and solutions. Frequently used in fast-moving ground and airborne robots for localization, navigation and collision avoidance, our sensors also enable many automation, industry 4.0 and IoT applications. We also work with clients to assist with added intelligence. If required, we can help you with algorithms, control systems, sensor development or turn-key solutions for industrialized sensor-based solutions.


Top 5 Investors
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs

Founders

Bjarne Hadland, Claudio Parrinello, Max Ruffo

Website

Total Raised: $4006941
Founded: 2012-01-01
Active

2019-01-01

STRAX Intelligence Group

Convertible Note: $4900000

The STRAX Platform delivers improved situational awareness, information dissemination, communication, collaboration tools, data analysis and actionable intelligence. The open architecture design provides for current and future data fusion, enabling integrations of video, data, legacy systems, as well as new innovative technology. STRAX enables the creation of a real-time response network by integrating public and private solutions, including operational and security systems, databases, mobile applications, buttons/sensors, and video feeds from security cameras, helicopters, and drones, used in conjunction with edge/cloud Artificial Intelligence (AI) generated alerts. Through this network, STRAX can provide connected building video, sensor data, and floor plans directly to the screens of 911 telecommunications and responders.


Top 5 Investors
Responder Ventures, Stonehenge Growth Equity

Founders

Rex Ciavola, Scott Adams

Website

Total Raised: $19131000
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2019-01-01

RoBird

Grant: $81868

Clear Flight Solutions is a Dutch company combining expert knowledge of unmanned aerial vehicles with extensive expertise in the ecological domain. Whether the situation requires a robotic bird of prey or a stable multicopter, the Company provides a working solution. With the Robirds, flying on unique patented flapping wing technology, the Company offers unmatched effectiveness in the field of bird control. Clear Flight Solutions also offers unique platforms for wildlife observation and protection, safety and surveillance, and surveying and mapping. After winning the UVS International Innovation Award in 2011, the Company was founded in 2012 as a spin-off of the University of Twente. Clear Flight Solutions has obtained a $1.7 million investment from the Cottonwood Euro Technology Fund early 2015. The Company was elected Startup of the Year in the Twente region in 2015 and has recently been awarded with the euRobotics Technology Transfer Award, the ASME Young Technology Award, as well as the first ever EU Drone Award for best drone-based solution.


Top 5 Investors
Cottonwood Technology Fund, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, AERIUM Analytics

Founders

Nico Nijenhuis, Robert Jonker

Website

Total Raised: $4841788
Founded: 2012-12-11
Active

2019-01-01

NavStik Autonomous Systems

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

NavStik is building the platform (flight-computer, operating-system) for enabling the fast emerging market of commercial drone applications. NavStik's platform allows drone-makers to build custom applications suited for variety of end-use, such as, precision agriculture, aerial delivery, inspections, surveys, photography.


Top 5 Investors
GenNext Ventures

Founders

Nitin Gupta

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2013-07-01
Active

2019-01-01

Keelcrab

Grant: $81868

KeelCrab is an underwater, mechanical, automated system, the first of the technologies conceived, designed and implemented by the company. Produced with the aim of cutting running costs and reducing the risks associated with the cleaning operations carried out by underwater technical operators, it also combats the pollution caused by the chemicals currently used on million of boats and boosts the performance of the boats and thus the pleasure of sailing
.


Top 5 Investors
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs

Founders

Fabio Terzaghi

Website

Total Raised: $81868
Founded: 2012-01-01
Active

2019-01-01

ideaForge

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

ideaForge develops and produces Unmanned Aerial Systems that offer unmatched usability due to our user-centric innovations and design. With focus on sustainable use in operation, we ensure the highest quality and performance of our products. We are in a constant pursuit of creating products that inspire a new vision.


Top 5 Investors
Infosys, IndusAge Partners, WRVI Capital, Trifecta Capital Advisors, Walden Riverwood Ventures

Founders

Ankit Mehta, Ashish Bhat

Website

Total Raised: $15344721
Founded: 2007-02-08
Active

2019-01-01

Gather AI

Pre-Seed: $135000

Gather AI is a software-only autonomous inventory management platform developed for warehousing. Gather AI is an inventory management on auto-pilot that can automate tasks. Users can use off the shelf drones, and can do 24 hour replacement.The company is a team of PhD's and research engineers in the sector of autonomous vehicles and vision systems from the Carnegie Mellon Robotics Institute. Gather AI is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Top 5 Investors
XRC Labs

Founders

Daniel Maturana, Geetesh Dubey, Sankalp Arora

Website

Total Raised: $135000
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2019-01-01

FlyGuys

Series A: $1500000

Fly Guys is comprised of federally compliant drone pilots, digital media and marketing automation experts, and post production film and photograph editing specialists with a couple of programmers tossed in the mix. Their drones can survey across spectrums. They can create 3d maps, heat maps, track progress, inspect areas of interest, send machines where man dared not go, then take the imagery and data and present it intelligibly to their clients. Knowledge is power. Please reach us at https://flyguys.com/


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Adam Zayor, Timothy Handley

Website

Total Raised: $1500000
Founded: 2014-12-01
Active

2019-01-01

Drones Tech Lab

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

Providing customized geospatial solutions through unmanned systems with speed, accuracy, innovation and a resilient service ethic. Manufacturer of customised agricultural drones and surveillance drones in India. Exclusive distributor of DJI Drones including - DJI Phantom 3 Standard | DJI Phantom 3 Professional | DJI Phantom 4 Pro | DJI Phantom 4 Pro Plus | DJI Spark Standalone Model | DJI Spark Fly More Combo | DJI Mavic | DJI MavicFly More Combo |DJI Inspire 1 V2. You can also Mi/Xiaomi drones and 3DR Drones from us.


Top 5 Investors
IIM Calcutta Innovation Park

Founders

Biswajit Dey, Ritesh Kanu

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2016-04-26
Active

2019-01-01

Drone Harmony

Grant: $81868

Drone Harmony was founded in 2016 by a team of problem solvers with a passion for drones, software and automation. From their very early days, they have set out to tackle the mathematical and engineering challenges of enabling cost-effective deployment of drone technology in industries, where existing technologies were unable to deliver. Drone Harmony reinvents the way people fly drones commercially. Its 3D flight planning software turns anyone with a drone into an inspection professional. Sophisticated algorithms reduce complex industrial inspection tasks to automated and scalable workflows.


Top 5 Investors
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs

Founders

David Adjiashvili, Gil Adjiashvili, Martin Fuchsberger

Website

Total Raised: $81868
Founded: 2016-08-01
Active

2018-12-22

Qelzal

Undisclosed: Not Listed

Qelzal develops the next generation of Obstacle Avoidance systems for small commercial drones. Their systems make drones autonomous and safer in near-earth flights. To make it possible they leverage their expertise in brain-inspired engineering, deep learning and machine learning.


Top 5 Investors
EvoNexus, Motus Ventures

Founders

Olivier JMD Coenen

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2018-12-20

Unmanned Life

Grant: $120000

Unmanned life enables industries to be fully autonomous through its full stack AI for Autonomy software platform that deploys and manages coordinated and interoperable swarms / fleets of unmanned ground vehicles, aerial vehicles and other robotics systems through a single unified management interface, whether on-Premises, over-the-Cloud or on the Edge. Unmanned life’s vision is to deploy “Autonomy as a Service” (#AutonomyasaService) across different industry sectors: Autonomy-as-a-Service is the provisioning and management of on-demand, scalable, flexible and agile autonomous workforces, composed of swarms / fleets of different types of drones, robots and IoT devices working together seamlessly. The world’s first and only Autonomy-as-a-Service company, Unmanned Life’s platform can scale without limits in deploying large and flexible autonomous swarms of robots and drones and IoT over wifi, 4G and 5G to enable industry 4.0 use cases across industrial sectors such as autonomous logistics, autonomous public safety, and autonomous transport management, to name a few. This ground-breaking platform is now being used by the world’s top Telco and Supply Chain companies like Verizon, Deutsche Telekom, Telefonica, Swiss post and US and European logistics giants. Unmanned Life has already developed strategic partnerships with the likes of NVIDIA, US Telco Council, GSMA, IATA, Silicon Valley Bank, PwC, Telecom Infrastructure Project and others. Unmanned Life has generated an impressive 12.5x YoY growth, revenue acquisition of more than 600 K USD till date, and 2.5 M USD of funding from global marquee investors. Unmanned Life has achieved multiple world firsts in this short period with its key customers including the world’s first autonomous multi-drone swarm for emergency rescue with Verizon and Nokia (https://vimeo.com/300315201) and the world’s first fully autonomous sorting center with Swiss Post (https://vimeo.com/283651695), as well as the world’s first transatlantic autonomous drone flight over 5G with BT and Ericsson earlier this year (https://vimeo.com/289780893). Unmanned has received 6+ prestigious awards in the field of AI, Telco, Supply Chain, Deep Tech including the UK’s most Disruptive Innovation Award and National Technology Award and Postal Industry’s Sorting Center Innovation of the Year Award. Unmanned Life has impeccable references from the executive leadership of Verizon, Deutsche Telekom, Swiss Post and other notable figures. Unmanned Life’s 15+ highly skilled staff from over 9 nationalities have been educated at the world’s top schools in their respective disciplines and together have acquired more than 100 years of combined deep tech, management and business experience in some of the world’s leading companies in their respective domains before joining Unmanned Life to create a powerhouse team. Unmanned Life’s founders, as a result of their achievements, are appointed members of prestigious global organisations such as the World Economic Forum, European Union, The Telegraph, IATA, and their views have been published by New York Times, Bloomberg and tech giants like Microsoft. Unmanned Life has been featured by both CNN and BBC as industry leaders with ground-breaking technology and its founders have been invited to speak at major conferences around the world including South by South West, World Summit AI, Mobile World Congress, Websummit, South Summit and institutions like the European Parliament, European Commission and Stanford University. Unmanned Life was invited to debut Autonomy-as-a-Service at the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2019 as a pioneer of AI for Autonomy, which is seen by the WEF as a key enabler for Industry 4.0.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Kumardev Chatterjee, Nicholas Zylberglajt

Website

Total Raised: $2495000
Founded: 2015-10-02
Active

2018-12-19

Path Robotics

Series A: $12500000

15000000


Top 5 Investors
Drive Capital, Basis Set Ventures, Lemnos VC, Xplorer Capital, Eudaimonia Capital

Founders

Andrew Lonsberry

Website

Total Raised: $15000000
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2018-12-17

Flythere

Pre-Seed: Not Listed

Flythere is a wireless control company that creates immersive entertainment. They use a remote drone for their customers' experience. This real-time drone will take them to the most beautiful places in the world. Flythere was founded by Arik Yavilevich.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Techstars New York City Accelerator, Jonathan Cornelissen

Founders

Arik Yavilevich

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2017-08-01
Active

2018-12-16

Rizse

Seed: Not Listed

Rizse is a robotics artificial intelligence company developing innovative, cutting edge technologies with a focus on machine learning and A.I. The Rizse technology platform is targeting the pain points experienced by the Aerospace & Defense sector. The critical pain point is the methodology of aircraft inspections, which can be performed with far greater efficiency and increased safety to personnel.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Braedon O'meara, Jacolby Harvey

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2018-12-05
Active

2018-12-12

Storelectric

Venture - Series Unknown: $1262446

Storelectric Ltd is a developer of projects using two highly efficient forms of Compressed Air Energy Storage (CAES) using existing technologies, at a grid scale, efficiently and cost-effectively. Both Storelectric’s CAES systems offer the ability not only to generate electricity but also store it when there is excess, to respond to intermittency issues and to provide ancillary services to the grid. When there is surplus electricity on the grid, Storelectric’s CAES uses it to compress air to around 70 bar pressure, also storing the heat. When electricity is required, air and heat are released through turbines to generate it. Power rating of storage, power rating of discharge and amount of energy stored are all independent variables in the design of these plants, enabling it to be optimised for baseload, fast response, interconnection, wind farm management and many other load cases.


Top 5 Investors
350 PPM

Founders

Jeff Draper, Mark Howitt

Website

Total Raised: $1262446
Founded: 2013-01-01
Active

2018-12-11

Cosmosair

Seed: Not Listed

We at Cosmosair Ltd. are an Aerospace Company that designs and manufactures intelligent aircraft and drones that integrate Artificial Intelligence at the core for civilian and military applications. We developed our flight simulation system Cosmosair FS with a global geospatial scenario, new aircraft models and a new 360º simulation platform that allow the pilots to train with the aircraft that they will be flying. Our Artificial Intelligence Framework is adapted for Comercial Aircraft, Military Aircraft and Drones.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Jacobo Guerra

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2018-12-11
Active

2018-12-10

Tarsier

Seed: Not Listed

Tarsier develops optical-based drone detection and tracking systems for elite military, government, and commercial users. Tarsier's AirScout technology utilizes state-of-the-art artificial intelligence to provide comprehensive airspace awareness of malicious and reckless drones. If you're interested in exploring opportunities at Tarsier, please check out our careers page at www.tarsier.co/careers or send us an email at careers@tarsier.co.


Top 5 Investors
Alchemist Accelerator, Merus Capital, Stanford Angels and Entrepreneurs, Diehl Ventures

Founders

Kyle Meloney, Markus Diehl

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2018-12-03

Unleash live

Series A: $4750000

Unleash live is a secure cloud-based software platform which uses A.I. algorithms to track and monitor objects from live video streams from a number of sources including cameras, drones, satellites and IoT sensors. Real-time, live camera feeds can be streamed by multiple users allowing for faster decision making and real-time collaboration. Solutions are provided across multiple industries including infrastructure, pipelines and resources, construction and emergency services. Unique extensions are able to added onto the account, such as: - 2D, 3D modelling and VR immersion - Remote drone and robot operations in real time - IoT sensor integration - Broadcastingand Media Production - Data Analytics and Visualisation / Graphing Unleash live are enabling new experiences and business models through a scalable software platform for the collection, storage and distribution of data from connected intelligent machines. The connected cloud platform is changing the way people interact with networked devices in the field, providing an innovative solution for small and medium sized businesses as well as larger enterprises.


Top 5 Investors
Revel Partners, Smarter Capital, Rolf Hansen, Peter O'Connell

Founders

Hanno Blankenstein, Jason Grier

Website

Total Raised: $4750000
Founded: 2016-05-01
Active

2018-12-01

YI Technology

Series D: $10000000

YI Technology, the leading international provider of advanced, intelligent imaging technologies, has announced the launch of the industry’s first and only action camera that provides 4K60 video recording with the longest ever recording time.


Top 5 Investors
Xiaomi, Qiming Venture Partners, 5Y Capital

Founders

Sean Da

Website

Total Raised: $100000000
Founded: 2014-02-01
Active

2018-12-01

Orqa FPV.One

Angel: $339630


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Ivan Jelusic, Srdjan Kovacevic, Vlatko Matijevic

Website

Total Raised: $339630
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2018-12-01

Orby

Pre-Seed: Not Listed

Orby is the first flying robot assistant with advanced navigation and indoor mapping abilities. We're building the future of indoor robotics. Using our indoor flying robots and our space-time analytics platform, a business can track its assets, optimize inventory, scan barcodes, run surveillance and even map out their warehouses, backrooms, and stores. We're bringing these safe flying robots to help our workforces and be the perfect helpers. In short, we're at the intersection of next-generation drone technology and navigation for indoor, GPS-denied applications. We just happen to help businesses to collect data for now.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Carlo Basile, Shrey Malhotra

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2018-01-01
Active

2018-12-01

bitsensing

Venture - Series Unknown: $1000000

1500000


Top 5 Investors
SparkLabs Global Ventures, FuturePlay, KDB Capital, SJ Investment Partners

Founders

Jae-eun Lee

Website

Total Raised: $1500000
Founded: 2018-01-16
Active

2018-12-01

Fixar

Pre-Seed: $500000

FIXAR is a developer and manufacturer of integrated unmanned aerial solutions for industry-specific outdoor and indoor tasks. FIXAR products are based on the market's request and provide end to end solutions to the current challenges in the fields of aerial photography, laser scanning, real time monitoring, delivery, agriculture, and anti drone sector as well as for inspection of confined spaces. All solutions are created for the needs of customers to deliver more efficiency and reliability comparing to the alternatives.


Top 5 Investors
The Untitled Venture Company

Founders

Vasiliy Lukashov

Website

Total Raised: $500000
Founded: 2017-11-01
Active

2018-11-30

Tekuma

Non-equity Assistance: Not Listed


Top 5 Investors
Pitch@Palace

Founders

Annette McClelland, Michael Griffin

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2016-03-01
Active

2018-11-20

Windlift

Debt Financing: $75000

Windlift is an engineering and computer programming company that develops airborne wind energy systems that use tethered drones to capture wind energy at 200-400 feet. The drone (pictured above) flies much like a kite, and electric power is generated with 4 onboard motors. The AWE uses 10% of the material that horizontal axis wind turbines use. This drastically reduces the cost of energy as this technology scales. Windlift was founded in 2006 and is headquartered in Morrisville, North Carolina, United States.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Rob Creighton

Website

Total Raised: $125000
Founded: 2006-01-01
Active

2018-11-19

Metro Weather

Venture - Series Unknown: $1956329

Metroweather is a venture from Kyoto University that develops a high-performance Doppler lidar that measures the direction and speed of wind several tens of kilometers away from minute movements of fine particles in the atmosphere. We aim to contribute to the safety of the sky by completing a three-dimensional wind map, which has never been realized,based on years of research at the Kyoto University Research Institute for Sustainable Areas.


Top 5 Investors
Drone Fund, Real Tech Fund, NEDO

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1956329
Founded: 2015-05-13
Active

2018-11-15

Teal

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

Teal has raised over $20M in venture financing and is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. We build our own hardware and software drone platforms for Consumer and Enterprise applications. Teal One, our flagship product, is one of the highest performing drones in the market, offering an incredible flight experience to users, premium hardware and design, and a software platform that fuels innovation.


Top 5 Investors
Peter Thiel, New Enterprise Associates, Highland Capital Partners, Kickstart, Pelion Venture Partners

Founders

George Matus

Website

Total Raised: $13300000
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2018-11-13

XCo

Grant: $800000


Top 5 Investors
Western Innovation (WINN) Initiative

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $800000
Founded: 2014-05-01
Active

2018-11-06

SolidEnergy Systems

Series C: $28875000

SolidEnergy manufactures rechargeable cells at a pilot scale for prototype demonstration and specialized aerospace markets. But their real future lies in the materials they supply—anodes and electrolyte—for mainstream markets such as consumer electronics and electric vehicles. They supply these to large Li-ion cell manufacturers to be integrated with a separator and cathode into full cells which can be customized for different applications including drones, consumer electronics, and electric vehicles. Because their anode and electrolyte materials are compatible with existing Li-ion cell manufacturing processes, they can achieve scalability by using existing infrastructure. This eliminates the need for costly infrastructure investment. It’s all part of their open ecosystem. It means a more seamless end-user experience, faster prototyping, and no limits to growth.


Top 5 Investors
Temasek Holdings, Khosla Ventures, Vertex Ventures, Dyson, Applied Ventures

Founders

Qichao Hu

Website

Total Raised: $86074997
Founded: 2012-01-01
Active

2018-11-05

Emesent

Seed: $2524103

Emesent is a venture-backed technology company that automates the collection and analysis of critical data in challenging underground environments. Our flagship product is the award-winning Hovermap; a LiDAR-mapping and autonomy payload for industrial drones. Hovermap allows drones to fly and map in GPS-denied environments such as underground mines. Through Hovermap and other solutions, we deliver revolutionary efficiency, safety and operational insights to underground mines and other GPS-denied environments. Our growing team of experienced roboticists and engineers are dedicated to creating cutting-edge drone autonomy and data analytics for industrial applications.


Top 5 Investors
Main Sequence Ventures, ACAC Innovation

Founders

Farid Kendoul, Stefan Hrabar

Website

Total Raised: $2524103
Founded: 2018-01-01
Active

2018-11-05

Dotterel Technologies

Seed: $1060000

Dotterel is a company based in Auckland, New Zealand that develops noise reduction and audio recording technology for UAVs. They have been providing award-winning solutions for the screen industry, security/defence and noise mapping since 2015. Their company provides technology that passively makes UAVs quieter in noise sensitive applications It also separately allows aerial audio recording directly from the UAV in real-time. This technology opens the use of UAVs in applications and industries where use was previously impossible due to their noise. Being a Techstars company, they develop solutions in partnership with various Universities. Their partners include The University of Auckland, University of NSW, University of Sydney and M.I.T.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Jelix Ventures, K1W1, New Zealand Venture Investment Fund, Snowball Effect

Founders

Matthew Rowe, Shaun Edlin

Website

Total Raised: $1636839
Founded: 2015-08-03
Active

2018-11-01

Skyx

Grant: $81446

Spray your farm at the push of a button. We deliver a complete, ready to go, spraying solution based on our proprietary agriculture-drone technology. We present an autonomous swarm that covers farms fast and precise, or “spot spray” zones in the farm to greatly reduce chemical use. In addition to our autonomy and spot spraying, we reduce labor, operational, and service costs while boosting productivity and safety. The company offers growers the ability to purchase the entire solution, or to invite us to apply spraying as a service. Skyx US operation started earlier this year, and our value proposition is commercially available.


Top 5 Investors
MassChallenge, Israel Innovation Authority, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Rimonim Fund, IMPACT Growth

Founders

Eylon Sorek, Itzik Turkel

Website

Total Raised: $81446
Founded: 2017-01-18
Active

2018-11-01

DreamVu

Undisclosed: Not Listed

DreamVu has developed the world's first omni-stereo camera hardware and software platform for unifying human and machine vision. Our technology has a billion fold advantage in capturing and processing visual information in comparison to the current solutions available in the market. DreamVu platform's 7D output enables live VR streaming and preview, seamless localization and mapping, and object tracking to name a few. We capture 4D light field function into a single sensor, which simplifies the processing pipeline. With a wide range of applications from VR, AR to autonomous machines (vehicles, drones and robots) to smart invasive systems, DreamVu is all set to revolutionize the way we capture reality.


Top 5 Investors
SRI Capital

Founders

Rajat Aggarwal, Rohan Bhatial

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2017-03-13
Active

2018-10-30

LYF Rescue Drone

Grant: $2487

About 150 ski freeriders die in avalanche each year. The current technology used by skiers today is the avalanche victim detector (AVD). About 50 000 AVD are sold each year. The search for victims using an AVD is usually slow and user dependent. Time is the most crucial factor in the search of victim. That is why we aim to automatize the process of search using a portable drone to reduce the human factors. LYF rescue drone localises the victim, contact the rescuing team and assists the skier.


Top 5 Investors
École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Founders

Paul Campredon, Valentin Ibars

Website

Total Raised: $2487
Founded: 2018-10-01
Active

2018-10-23

Poduhvat

Seed: $35000

Poduhvat is the developing a whole new ecosystem based on sustainable energy. It has developed and patented next generation wind turbine called VETAR. VETAR solves all the problems of traditional wind turbines such as: noise, vibration, size, light flickering and bio-hazard to flying fauna. VETAR is significantly more efficient than current HAWT and VAWT technology, that is, for the same power output VETAR wind turbine is 2,6 times smaller than regular HAWT and 4 times smaller compared to regular VAWT. By all accounts Poduhvat seems to have created one of the the world's most advanced wind turbines. As an advanced technology VETAR is used as a cornerstone for other Poduhvat systems including wind - sun hybrids and modular MW class of devices such as VRELO and VETROSTUB. Poduhvat is also working on marine implementation of VETAR and is developing TRIVAL, first unlimited range ship, powered exclusively by renewable energy of wind and sun. In addition to renewable energy generation, from 2016-2018, Poduhvat has founded 3 more development divisions for developing and testing of new propulsion systems for Marine, UAV and space launch systems. For its work Poduhvat has been awarded with numerous international recognition including Balkan Venture forum winner in 2012, Open Innovation Forum (Moscow) 2013, New Energy Forum (Astana) 2016, Climate Smart Urban Development Challenge - UNDP (Belgrade) 2018.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $185000
Founded: 2006-01-01
Active

2018-10-17

Drone Pilot

Pre-Seed: Not Listed


Top 5 Investors
Startup Wise Guys

Founders

Kristers Jursevskis

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2017-11-01
Active

2018-10-11

Inkonova

Undisclosed: $345310

Inkonova develops drone solutions for underground mines, and UAV autonomy for dark, GPS-denies, and constricted spaces.


Top 5 Investors
Terra Drone

Founders

Ahmed AlNomany, Pau Mallol

Website

Total Raised: $345310
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2018-10-09

Animal Dynamics

Series A: $7894061

At Animal Dynamics they know that nature’s evolved designs are more efficient, elegant and powerful than anything yet built by man. However, the last decade has seen revolutions in analytical technology that allow us to evaluate high-performance animals to a previously unachievable degree, and use cutting-edge science to understand the fundamental mechanisms underlying this performance. AnDy does not simply attempt to replicate the high-performance natural designs, but marries fine-engineering skills with a deep understanding of the fundamental mechanisms, to produce revolutionary machines that will change the shape of the future, taking inspiration from their environment in order to protect it, and capable of performance beyond anything currently found in nature or engineering.


Top 5 Investors
Kindred Capital, Parkwalk Advisors, Oxford Sciences Innovation, Talara Capital Management, Defence Science and Technology Lab(DSTL)

Founders

Adrian Thomas, Alex Caccia

Website

Total Raised: $9765643
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2018-10-03

Kittyhawk

Corporate Round: $3000000

Kittyhawk unifies the mission, the aircraft and the data to empower commercial drone operations. Kittyhawk's platform is used to power a wide array of enterprise drone programs like CNN, Traveler's Insurance and a wide array of law enforcement customers. As a full stack platform, Kittyhawk's platform not only controls the drones but also helps managers and Chief Pilots know their team is complying by offering transparency into how, where and when their team is operating. The Kittyhawk platform has an iOS, Android and Web application to make sure every stakeholder has the information they need when they need it.


Top 5 Investors
Bonfire Ventures, Freestyle Capital, Travelers Insurance, Boeing HorizonX Ventures, The Flying Object

Founders

Jon Hegranes, Joshua Ziering

Website

Total Raised: $9500000
Founded: 2015-03-01
Active

2018-10-02

FLIGHTS

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

FLIGHTS is a multidisciplinary drone services from EC, media, pilot training, consulting, insurance and localization of foreign softwares.


Top 5 Investors
East Ventures, Skyland Ventures, partyfactory

Founders

Taoshita Shuuhei

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded:
Active

2018-10-01

SkyAgTech

Seed: $39000

SkyAgTech is a precision agricultural tech company based in Augusta, Georgia that focuses on providing solutions to farmers, golf courses, and agriculture professionals internationally.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Brad Pond, Daniel Scheiner, Danielle Satterfield

Website

Total Raised: $39000
Founded: 2017-10-10
Closed

2018-09-28

SLAMcore

Seed: $5000000

SLAMcore’s mission is to make quality spatial AI accessible to all Their team of world-leading spatial AI experts are doing this by developing SLAM (simultaneous localization and mapping) algorithms that allow robots and drones to truly understand the space around them. Underpinned by research from Imperial College London, SLAMcore isn’t just creating better SLAM solutions. Their team of leading academics, roboticists, engineers and developers are creating the future of it. Pushing the boundaries of what's possible today and what SLAM will look like tomorrow. They are making spatial AI solutions more accessible to businesses by unlocking huge market opportunities in robotics with robust SLAM algorithms that can survive in the real world. By bridging the divide between demo videos and real-world performance, we are transforming the vision of their customers into a tangible reality. Their product is software but in robotics it is essential to consider the full system. They have a deep understanding of the interplay between software and hardware and work closely with their partners to help specify the full Spatial AI system including software, sensors and processor. It is through this system-level design that they ensure they deliver the right balance between performance and affordability. They provide the enabling technology for spatially-aware products with a quickly expanding portfolio of supported applications. Through partnership with OEMs, they will provide the core technology that will allow robots to become a meaningful part of everyday life.


Top 5 Investors
Octopus Ventures, Amadeus Capital Partners, Toyota AI Ventures, MMC Ventures, Mirai Creation Fund

Founders

Andrew Davison, Hanme Kim (left), Jacek Zienkiewicz, Owen Nicholson, Stefan Leutenegger

Website

Total Raised: $5000000
Founded: 2016-02-11
Active

2018-09-28

Hangzhou Jiayi Keji Co. Ltd.

Series A: $1455815


Top 5 Investors
Fenghui Consulting, Hangzhou Ronghe

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1907544
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2018-09-14

Tripleize

Corporate Round: Not Listed

Tripleize is a provider of IT consulting,System integration,Cloud service and Acquiring.


Top 5 Investors
TOKAI Communications, Cube System

Founders

Yabe Yukihiro

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2008-09-03
Active

2018-09-13

Identified Technologies

Seed: Not Listed

Identified Technologies offers its industrial customers with a mapping drone solution to increase project visibility and team productivity. Its integrated software and services take care of everything from FAA compliance and flight planning to advanced analytics. It was founded in 2013 and headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.


Top 5 Investors
Innovation Works, Birchmere Ventures, Startbot, Xalisco Ventures

Founders

Andy Wu, Dick Zhang

Website

Total Raised: $3700000
Founded: 2013-07-10
Active

2018-09-07

Smart Robotics Japan

Seed: $900859

Smart Robotics is a development and sales of robot-related products development of robots, drones, and IOT devices (hardware and software).


Top 5 Investors
Hideki Hayashi

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $900859
Founded: 2016-03-01
Active

2018-09-05

UVL Robotics

Seed: $527933

UVL Robotics is a high-tech company engaged in the development and production of multi-rotor UAVs with vertical takeoff and landing on hydrogen-air fuel cells.


Top 5 Investors
Moscow Seed Fund, Phystech Ventures

Founders

Evgeniy Grankin

Website

Total Raised: $827933
Founded: 2018-01-01
Active

2018-09-05

Sentera

Series A: $14000000

Sentera’s forward-thinking team of engineers have seamlessly blended elegant design concepts with deep customer understanding to produce advanced, lightweight and customizable drone, sensor, interpretive software and data management solutions. Sentera brings meaning and organization to data and images.


Top 5 Investors
S2G Ventures, AgFunder, Continental Grain Company, Middleland Capital

Founders

Steve Kickert

Website

Total Raised: $22500000
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2018-09-04

Auterion

Seed: $10000000

The ecosystem of software-defined drones, payloads, and apps within a single easy to use platform. At Auterion we care about providing enterprise and government with an ecosystem of software-defined drones, payloads, and third party applications within a single easy to use platform based on open-source standards. We’re leaders in an open-source movement bigger than ourselves that works together to meet the needs of enterprises, government, and drone manufacturers. We believe in openness, partnership, engineering excellence, and empowering the drone industry. With offices in California and R&D in Switzerland, we’ve raised $25M in venture-backed funding. Today, our software platforms powers the drones of some of the leaders in the industry, including General Electric (GE) Aviation, Quantum Systems, Freefly Systems, Avy, and the U.S. Department of Defense.


Top 5 Investors
Costanoa Ventures, Lakestar, Mosaic, Tectonic Ventures

Founders

Kevin Sartori, Lorenz Meier

Website

Total Raised: $10000000
Founded: 2017-11-16
Active

2018-09-03

QWESTLAND HOLDING, LLC

Seed: Not Listed

QWESTLAND LED: -The Green Light Revolution / Light that make your investments grow !!!


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-05-06
Active

2018-09-01

Flugauto

Seed: $1000000

Flugauto is a B2B tech company developing a world-class platform for aerial delivery of industrial cargo for the energy industry. For businesses that want to transport cargo we offer the benefits of a helicopter, speed and access to remote locations, but at the cost of ground transportation. We do this by leveraging our proprietary UAS technology which we provide as a Platform-as-a-Service. This helps companies streamline their material management, reduce costs and carbon emissions associated with logistics, warehousing and unplanned maintenance, as well as reduce the risk of injuries and fatalities.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, GINCO Investments, Techstars Dubai

Founders

Alexander Xydas, Frank Noppel

Website

Total Raised: $1120000
Founded: 2018-01-24
Active

2018-09-01

Canard Drones

Grant: Not Listed

CANARD Drones is the smart, green and cost effective alternative for inspection and calibration of aeronautical Navigational Aids. CANARD provides real-time inspection and calibration of Navigational Aids in airports, by using sensor equipped RPAs (Remote Piloted Aircraft, or drones), to perform satellite-precise positioning and highly accurate Flight Inspections, which saves time and money to airport operators. All with zero emissions. This brings to market a high potential technology ready for exponential international growth, and to disrupt the established value of the Flight Inspection´s €3.9B EUR/year global market. CANARD saves massive amounts of time and money to airport managers as it divides by four the time needed to perform the Flight Inspection, and therefore decreases operational costs and avoids the opportunity cost of lost income by reducing downtime of closed runways. We proudly support an eco-friendly zero CO2, zero NO2 and zero noise emissions procedure, increase the availability of Flight Inspections, avoid putting human lives at risk while performing the Flight Inspection procedure, and comply with all international regulations. CANARD´s excellence has been recognized internationally, and has been selected and funded as one of the most promising European tech solutions.


Top 5 Investors
Startupbootcamp, Breed Reply, FIWARE, ESA Business Applications, Startupbootcamp Smart City & IoT Amsterdam

Founders

Ana Perez, Juan Francisco Díaz Bejarano, Rafael Aguado

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-12-01
Closed

2018-09-01

ProDrone

Grant: $1555268

Founded in 2015, ProDrone works toward the vision of a competitive renewable energy sector driven by ​efficient asset management built on predictive diagnostics and optimized maintenance. ProDrone has established itself as a global player in the wind industry by developing a high quality and innovative inspection solution of wind turbine blades, with autonomous drone flight, digitizing a key aspect of wind turbine O&M. The ProDrone technology has inspected +9000 blades in +10 countries through a global network of licensed service providers.


Top 5 Investors
InnoEnergy, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, H2020-SME-Instrument program, Betwixt Ventures

Founders

André Moura

Website

Total Raised: $2285685
Founded: 2015-02-23
Active

2018-09-01

BladeInsight

Grant: $1555268

Founded in 2015, BladeInsight works toward the vision of a competitive renewable energy sector driven by ​efficient asset management built on predictive diagnostics and optimized maintenance. BladeInsight has established itself as a global player in the wind industry by developing a high quality and innovative inspection solution of wind turbine blades, with autonomous drone flight, digitizing a key aspect of wind turbine O&M. The ProDrone technology has inspected +11000 blades in +16 countries through a global network of licensed service providers.


Top 5 Investors
InnoEnergy, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, H2020-SME-Instrument program, Betwixt Ventures

Founders

André Moura

Website

Total Raised: $2285685
Founded: 2015-02-23
Active

2018-08-28

RED DOT DRONE

Seed: Not Listed

RDD is a drone startup developing autonomous chase technology for any sports events utilising drones and also doing drone racing.


Top 5 Investors
Drone Fund, Leave a Nest

Founders

Akira Hirakawa, Nozomu Miura

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2017-02-14
Active

2018-08-22

Corvus Robotics

Seed: Not Listed

Corvus Robotics make indoor drones for warehouses Inventorying. They provide an advanced inventory & inspection solution for warehouse and manufacturing facilities.


Top 5 Investors
Y Combinator, Erik Peterson

Founders

Jackie Wu

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2018-08-21

Zhong Ke Bo Yi

Series B: $2921200


Top 5 Investors
Haitong Anyuan, Ruipeng Touzi, Shanxi Keji Chuangye Touzi, Jinan Tongtai, Xigu Wei Dianzi

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $4941467
Founded: 2012-07-01
Active

2018-08-20

Xunyi

Series A: $4381033


Top 5 Investors
Sequoia Capital China, Gobi Partners, Panda Capital, UnityVC

Founders

Heng Li, Lei Zhang, Liang Zhao

Website

Total Raised: $4381033
Founded: 2015-08-01
Active

2018-08-15

EnerDrones

Pre-Seed: $70000

EnerDrones charging system is a station for drones where to land and charge their batteries in a matter of minutes intead of hours, performing a completely wireless charging and effectively increasing the range and overall capabilities of the drones, improving efficiency and profitability.


Top 5 Investors
Brinc

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $70000
Founded: 2018-01-01
Active

2018-08-08

FairFleet

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

FairFleet is a full-service partner for professional drone services, providing optimal supervision for both customers and pilots - from insurance or licensing of professional drone pilots to post-production of aerial photography. With our worldwide network you fly exclusively with professional, licensed and insured drone pilots.


Top 5 Investors
High-Tech Grunderfonds

Founders

Eldar Gizzatov, Florian Waubke, Marco Kreuzer

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-10-19
Active

2018-08-01

Horus Aeronaves

Equity Crowdfunding: $2000000

Horus Aircraft is a Santa Catarina-based company that was founded in 2014. Focused on the needs of its customers, the company is constantly developing to offer the best aero-drilling solutions with drones. Owning proprietary technologies, resulting from years of research and development encouraged by innovation programs available in Santa Catarina, the company still has integrated services such as the image processing platform, which facilitates the experience of users who already perform flights with drones and Have difficulty processing maps. With a young and innovative profile, Horus Aircraft is already a reference in the Brazilian drone market, it is recognized for the quality of its products, the active technical support and the excellent relationship with its customers. The courses and training of operation are carried out in theoretical and practical stages, which guarantees a safe operation of the equipment. The company emerged through an identification of market opportunity in mid-2010. At the time, the founding partners of Horus worked with unmanned aircraft construction on research projects at the Federal University of Santa Catarina, participating in national and international competitions , Winning even a Brazilian title in the year 2012. During this experience it was realized that conventional aerial photogrammetry was expensive and not very feasible since it was performed with manned aircraft. As such, the development of drone technology would make this type of service cheaper and more efficient, opening up a new market full of opportunities.


Top 5 Investors
EqSeed, SP Ventures, Darwin Startups

Founders

Fabrício Hertz

Website

Total Raised: $2960860
Founded: 2012-10-01
Active

2018-08-01

Duro UAS

Seed: $150000

Duro UAS develops unmanned autonomous systems to gather maritime data conveniently and affordably. Specialties: AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles) Autonomous Water Quality Monitoring Systems Intelligent Systems Coastal Inspection Bridge Scour Surveying Data Collection


Top 5 Investors
Quake Capital Partners

Founders

Brian Wilson, Gabriel Foreman

Website

Total Raised: $150000
Founded: 2015-03-01
Active

2018-07-28

Marvelmind Robotics

Seed: Not Listed

Precise (+-2cm) indoor navigation system for autonomous robots, drones and VR


Top 5 Investors
Skolkovo Foundation

Founders

Maxim Tretyakov

Website

Total Raised: $88000
Founded: 2016-08-01
Active

2018-07-25

Sitemark

Grant: $2112881

Sitemark is a drone analytics company enabling enterprises take full advantage of aerial data and turn it into valuable business insights that can be shared and acted on across sites, teams, and geographies.


Top 5 Investors
Horizon 2020, Chroma Impact Investment, Startupbootcamp Smart Transportation & Energy Berlin

Founders

Maxime Bossens, Stanislas van der Vaeren, Vishal Punamiya

Website

Total Raised: $3274902
Founded: 2016-08-01
Active

2018-07-19

Nearthlab

Series A: $2641984

Nearthlab is a technology-driven startup founded by M.S. and Ph.D. graduates in aerospace engineering from KAIST (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology), often called the “MIT of Korea.” Nearthlab is focusing on developing autonomous drones, powered by proprietary deep learning algorithm, to automate safety inspection of industrial facilities, an industry with estimated market size of billions of dollars. Nearthlab’s first product is an “all-in-one” automated inspection solution for wind turbine blades, which covers gathering visual data using drones, detecting cracks and damages by AI, and generating reports with minimal human involvement. Nearthlab is currently servicing numerous wind farms in Korea, with ongoing negotiations with various partners in Korea and overseas, including Japan and the United States, for wind farms and other facilities such as cell tower.


Top 5 Investors
FuturePlay, Bon Angels Venture Partners, Stonebridge Capital, Company K Partners, Devsisters Ventures

Founders

Jayhyuk Choi, YoungSuk Chung

Website

Total Raised: $2896404
Founded: 2015-05-15
Active

2018-07-14

Fling

Seed: $60118

Drone Services in Southeast Asia


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Michael Currie

Website

Total Raised: $310118
Founded: 2017-07-01
Active

2018-07-05

AtmosUAV

Series A: Not Listed

ATMOS UAV designs and manufactures high-end reliable aerial data gathering solutions for professional users. Their R&D team consists of expert engineers with a wide variety of technological backgrounds that share a common passion for aeronautics and working at the cutting edge of innovation. That’s why in 2012 ATMOS UAV was the first in the world to design and built an autonomous unmanned aircraft that successfully and effectively combined vertical take-off and landing and efficient horizontal flight. The passion to create something unique that outperforms the state of the art is deeply embedded in the company. The company originates from a design-project at the Technical University of Delft for which a drone was developed. Inspired by practical knowledge gained through this project, encouraged by its success and with the support of the faculty of Aerospace Engineering and her employees, the project grew into the fast-growing spin-off company ATMOS UAV.


Top 5 Investors
Disruptive Technology Ventures

Founders

Dirk Dokter, Joost Bouman, Ruud Knoops, Sander Hulsman

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2013-01-01
Active

2018-07-02

Scout Drone Inspection

Venture - Series Unknown: $550884

Scout Drone Inspection is developing an autonomous drone that will provide a complete visual inspection and non-destructive testing (NDT) solution for enclosed and poorly lit environments.


Top 5 Investors
Investinor, nHack

Founders

Thor I. Fossen

Website

Total Raised: $550884
Founded: 2017-11-01
Active

2018-07-01

Quaternium

Grant: $1751927

Quaternium is the leader company for hybrid multirotor drones for commercial applications. This company became the first to develop a hybrid fuel-electric drone, in 2014, and set the World Record of Endurance with a flight of 8 hours and 10 minutes.


Top 5 Investors
European Commission, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs

Founders

Jose Luis Cortes

Website

Total Raised: $1806218
Founded: 2011-01-01
Active

2018-06-29

Zenaura

Seed: $1010000

Zenaura is a IoT controlled home fragrance with aspirational design.


Top 5 Investors
Hambro Perks Ltd.

Founders

David Main, Richard Grogan, Simon Sassoon

Website

Total Raised: $1010000
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2018-06-28

MANNA Robotics

Seed: $500000

MANNA Robotics is a software company that creates AI Drones. MANNA Robotics was founded in 2012 and is headquartered in San Francisco, California.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $500000
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2018-06-28

Ceres Imaging

Series B: $25000000

Ceres Imaging is a California-based aerial spectral imagery and analytics company that serves farmers and agribusinesses. Using proprietary sensors, analytics, machine learning models, and plant science, Ceres delivers university-validated imagery-based intelligence to farms in the US and Australia. This enables customers to identify pest, disease, water, and fertilizer issues weeks before they are visible to the naked eye.


Top 5 Investors
Insight Partners, Elemental Excelerator, Silicon Badia, Romulus Capital, LaunchCapital

Founders

Ashwin Madgavkar

Website

Total Raised: $35500000
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2018-06-27

Hangar Technology

Undisclosed: Not Listed

Hangar is building an automated platform for drones to deliver fast, professional aerial data across industry. Using a proprietary autonomous flight engine deeply integrated with the world’s top selling drones, Hangar allows a worldwide network of pilots to safely and professionally acquire data. This data is processed and analyzed using proprietary and market leading technology to deliver actionable results to their clients.


Top 5 Investors
Lux Capital, Fontinalis Partners, Teamworthy Ventures, R/GA Ventures, Interlock Partners

Founders

Colin Guinn, James McAndrew, Jeffrey DeCoux

Website

Total Raised: $6500000
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2018-06-26

Dronisos- drone shows

Seed: $3145372

Dronisos provides indoor or outdoor drone light shows.


Top 5 Investors
AQUITI Gestion, Galia Gestion, Expanso Capital

Founders

Jean Meillon, Jean-Dominique Lauwereins

Website

Total Raised: $3145372
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2018-06-26

UFLYING

Series A: $1519756


Top 5 Investors
CSC Group, Zhongke Fenghuang

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1962095
Founded: 2015-02-26
Active

2018-06-25

DAV

Initial Coin Offering: $24500000

DAV Foundation is a blockchain-based open source global transportation company. It has a decentralized transportation network, which enables different kinds of transportation companies to join the network. This network can work with autonomous vehicles, trucks, drones, cars, and rovers. The infrastructure enables users to access a network of autonomous vehicles using a single token The decentralized network being built by DAV is meant to offer an alternative to closed proprietary networks currently developed by automakers and transportation companies.


Top 5 Investors
Block Crafters Capital

Founders

Joe Lopardo, John Frazer, Noam Copel, Tal Ater

Website

Total Raised: $24500000
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2018-06-21

Inertial Sense, INC

Seed: $2000000

Inertial Sense provides high precision micro-navigation solutions for a world that is beginning to move on its own. With an initial focus on small workhorse devices such as robotic mowers, last-mile delivery vehicles, precision agriculture, and consumer equipment, Inertial Sense is transforming how the world moves. It was established in Lindon, Utah in 2013 by Walt Johnson.


Top 5 Investors
DataTribe

Founders

Walt Johnson

Website

Total Raised: $2000000
Founded: 2013-01-01
Active

2018-06-19

Chasing Innovation

Seed: $3000000

Chasing Innovation Technology, founded in 2016, is focusing on developing & manufacturing Submersible Drone related products and solutions. Headquartered in Shenzhen, China, it has offices in Beijing, Kunming and Chengdu. Chasing Innovation was formed by a group of passionate divers and technology geeks with backgrounds from Huawei Technology, LG and CSIC. As our first product, Gladius is a smart submersible drone built for filming, observing and exploring. It is a portable and user friendly device that is able to dive up to 100 meters depth and take high quality photos & videos in full HD. Whether you are diving, fishing, island hopping, Search & Rescue and Aquaculture monitoring, the GLADIUS is an excellent tool for you.


Top 5 Investors
Shenzhen Capital Group

Founders

Jacky Yang, Joen Zhou, Johnson Zhang, Leon Lee, Yun You

Website

Total Raised: $3000000
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2018-06-17

Above

Seed: $500000

Above uses AI and autonomous aerial unmanned vehicles to collect and aggregate Environmental Analytics to inform decisions on business and policy to solve the worlds biggest problems.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Austin Burch, Dirk Beth

Website

Total Raised: $500000
Founded: 2017-05-22
Active

2018-06-13

Aria Insights

Debt Financing: $4553372

Aria Insights fuses information across a team of intelligent aerial robots to transform data into actionable insights. They enter logistically difficult and potentially dangerous settings to bring data to the decision makers, thus keeping people out of harm’s way.


Top 5 Investors
Motorola Solutions, General Catalyst, Bessemer Venture Partners, Lux Capital, DNX Ventures

Founders

Helen Greiner

Website

Total Raised: $39003374
Founded: 2008-11-14
Closed

2018-06-12

Irondrone

Pre-Seed: Not Listed

IronDrone is a new startup in the field of drone detection and interception.


Top 5 Investors
The 13 Ventures

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2018-06-12

Azur Drones

Venture - Series Unknown: $3524547

Azur Drones performs thermographic operations, topographic surveys, inspections of drones, as well as training, advice and monitoring. Azur Drones puts both its military and civilian experience in drones operations at the service of a wide range of customers.


Top 5 Investors
Investisseurs privés

Founders

Jean Gagneraud, Stéphane Morelli

Website

Total Raised: $7708535
Founded: 2012-01-01
Active

2018-06-08

Oculii

Series A: $6774980

Oculii is an advanced radar sensor developer specializing in 4D radar design and fusion. 4D sensors have traditionally been the domain of high power, expensive military grade radar or laser systems. Backed by top-tier Silicon Valley angel investors and VCs - they've turned this paradigm on its head, leveraging advanced sensor fusion techniques to manufacture smarter, high precision sensors and systems. Their technology allows us to extract unprecedented accuracy, range, and 4D positioning information from commodity off the shelf low-cost radar elements, bringing high resolution radar imaging to the next frontier.


Top 5 Investors
Qihoo 360 Technology, SIG China (SIG Asia Investments), PreAngel, Decent Capital, China Equity

Founders

Steven Hong

Website

Total Raised: $21078200
Founded: 2013-09-01
Active

2018-06-05

Verity Studios

Series A: $18286698

Verity Studios is focused on developing interactive and autonomous flying machines. The company was founded in 2014 and is based in Zurich, Switzerland. Verity Studios is creating a new breed of dynamic flying machines and related systems for the live entertainment industry, leveraging technological innovation, scientific principles, advanced algorithms, and the art of design in unprecedented ways. Verity Studios'​ synthetic swarm of 33 Fireflies debuted at TED 2016, performing above a live audience, and our work has been featured in a variety of live events, including PARAMOUR, the Broadway show by Cirque du Soleil, Metallica’s current arena tour, and at every New York Knicks pre-game show at Madison Square Garden.


Top 5 Investors
Alumni Ventures Group, Kitty Hawk, Sony Innovation Fund, Airbus Ventures, Castor Ventures

Founders

Markus Hehn, Markus Waibel, Raffaello D'Andrea

Website

Total Raised: $21269390
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2018-06-01

VENTURI

Equity Crowdfunding: $198100


Top 5 Investors
Crowdcube

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $198100
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2018-06-01

SOS Lab

Series A: $6000000

6610000


Top 5 Investors
Hancom, Mirae Asset Venture Investment, FuturePlay, KDB Capital, SL Investment

Founders

Jiseong Jeong

Website

Total Raised: $6610000
Founded: 2016-06-22
Active

2018-06-01

Mission Mule

Grant: $1200000

Mission Mule enables last mile camera and sensor access. Using autonomous drone technology, Mission Mule supports data retrieval efforts for researchers, environmentalists, and industry professionals working in the most remote, dangerous, and inaccessible corners of the planet. The drone, or "Data Mule", preprogrammed with GPS coordinates of ground-based sensor stations, flies to and circles over each data station as sensor data is wirelessly uploaded to the onboard computer. The UAS will then autonomously return home and land loaded with the critical sensor data.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Daniel Carelli, Martin Slosarik, Zane Mountcastle

Website

Total Raised: $1200000
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2018-06-01

area17

Seed: Not Listed

Autonomous navigation and collision avoidance systems for machines. Leveraging technology originally developed by SRI International for the Department of Defense, their software provides robust navigation information to machines, allowing them to operate collision-free in unstructured, GPS-denied indoor, urban, and harsh environments with no operator supervision. Their team consists of experts in computer vision, robotics, and consumer electronics from Google, SRI International, GRASP Lab, HP and Skype with decades of combined experience on robotic projects for commercial and government agencies worldwide, including DARPA, IARPA and the US DoD.


Top 5 Investors
Morado Ventures, Revel Partners, Red Dog Capital

Founders

Poojitha Preena

Website

Total Raised: $2000000
Founded: 2015-12-01
Active

2018-05-31

Beat Drone

Grant: $13900


Top 5 Investors
Diamond Bank

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $13900
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2018-05-29

Flock Ltd.

Seed: $2982198

Flock is a London-based, VC- and Government-backed insurtech startup, pioneering the use of Big Data to intelligently price insurance. In partnership with Allianz, Flock has formed a global partnership with Allianz, the world's largest aviation insurer, to launch their first product 'Flock Cover': a pay-as-you-fly insurance and safety app for drone pilots.


Top 5 Investors
Innovate UK, Anthemis Group, Downing Ventures, Plug and Play, London Co-Investment Fund

Founders

Antton Peña, Ed Leon Klinger

Website

Total Raised: $4344133
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2018-05-24

Notilo Plus

Series A: $2227200

Notilo+ is the company behind iBubble, the world's first autonomous underwater drone that follows you during your dives and captures beautiful footage, hands-free. With iBubble, we’re designing the first intelligent, user-friendly, and completely autonomous diving drone. Thanks to our patented underwater localization technology, iBubble follows you and films entire diving sessions, hands-free. iBubble opens a whole new world of filming opportunities. You will create shots that were, until today, only accessible by professional means: record what you see from a distance, follow and film yourself, orbit around you, and much more.


Top 5 Investors
Bpifrance, Turenne Capital, Paca Investissement, Provence Business Angels, Kapinno

Founders

Benjamin Valtin, Nicolas Gambini

Website

Total Raised: $3135967
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2018-05-22

Heurobotics

Grant: Not Listed

Heurobotics researchers will further evolve the Mark II technology. “Heurobotics will be using the Agrowing company’s proprietary sensor technology to perform both remote and close sensing in the field to identify crop stress,” explained Kerry Karl, Heurobotics’ chief executive officer. “Agrowing’s team will work with Heurobotics engineers to develop optimal flight-profile requirements of a small unmanned aerial system of their configuration to collect meaningful data.”


Top 5 Investors
Israel Innovation Authority, Space Florida

Founders

Carolina Anderson, Kerry Karl, Richard P. Anderson, Zachary Kern

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2018-05-19

Aero Systems West

Seed: Not Listed


Top 5 Investors
Alchemist Accelerator

Founders

Charles Neal, Daniel Neal, Jeff Marconet

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-11-01
Active

2018-05-15

Saildrone

Series B: $60000000

Saildrone designs and manufactures wind and solar powered autonomous surface vehicles called Saildrones, which make cost-effective ocean data collection possible at scale. We are busy building the world's largest high resolution ocean datasets, working with governments and private companies around the globe. We believe that better inputs in planetary models in turn yield better outputs and that the new insights gained in weather forecasting, carbon cycling, global fishing and climate change will have tremendous impact on humanity.


Top 5 Investors
Lux Capital, Social Capital, Horizons Ventures, Exor Seeds, Capricorn Investment Group

Founders

Richard Jenkins

Website

Total Raised: $88500000
Founded: 2012-01-01
Active

2018-05-15

Insight Robotics

Venture - Series Unknown: $9000000

Insight Robotics safeguards industry’s natural resources and infrastructure with intelligent threat detection. Data collected through robots and sensors are presented as early-stage intelligence through their GIS platform so that stakeholders can intuitively assess their risk and respond based on real-time data. They're a passionate team pioneering new ways to make the world a better, safer place to live. Their specialty is helping their customers visualize data across large land areas easily and intuitively, thanks to their patented inventions like: - Their wildfire detection robots that use artificial intelligence to increase the range that thermal sensors can see - Insight Globe GIS which assists a single wildfire detection robot in finding the location of a fire without triangulation Founded in 2009 by Kevin Chan and Rex Sham, their company is made up of engineers and experts from more than a dozen nationalities. They love to innovate and challenge each other, to push the boundaries of technology, and to work closely with their customers on end-to-end solutions for their industrial challenges. They foster an environment of inspiration and positive disruption, continuously striving to make a difference by protecting the world’s resources, assets and lives. Saving the world, bit by bit, grid by grid.


Top 5 Investors
Fresco Capital, Empower Investment, Radiant Venture Capital, Bright Success Capital, Beyond Ventures

Founders

Kevin Chan, Rex Sham

Website

Total Raised: $16000000
Founded: 2009-06-16
Active

2018-05-09

Lorenz Technology

Seed: Not Listed

Lorenz Technology works with drone monitoring security / inspection tasks in particular industrial and port areas.


Top 5 Investors
Syddansk Innovation

Founders

Helge Munk, Lars Lorenzt

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2018-05-05

FoodBots

Seed: Not Listed

FoodBots Robotically Grows, Packages and Delivers 100-top grocery store food items in daily and weekly delivery batches; 30,000 Lettuce per day; 20,000 mushrooms per day, meats, baked goods, and so on. Our teams build robotics, grow and deliver profitable, top quality products with a model that scales to ensure abundance and eradicate extreme poverty internationally. Come and Grow with Us


Top 5 Investors
Worthwhile Industries Campuses

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2016-06-22
Active

2018-05-01

KanduAI

Seed: $3500000

KanduAI is a technology company that specializes in the development of machine learning inference engine for mobile and embedded devices. Its mission is to bring artificial intelligence to everyday devices. The company was founded in 2018 and is headquartered in Tel Aviv, Israel.


Top 5 Investors
State of Mind Ventures

Founders

Alex Koltun, Ariel Semesh

Website

Total Raised: $3500000
Founded: 2018-05-01
Active

2018-05-01

INVOLI

Grant: $85651

INVOLI is a Swiss-based company that develops and produces air traffic awareness systems for professional drone applications. The increasing traffic in the airspace, as well as the exponential growth of drone users, has given rise to more and more complex situations, especially at lower altitudes and in uncontrolled areas. INVOLI creates the bridge between the airplane world and the drone world, making for the lack of information, infrastructure, and regulation. We offer the definitive solution for airplanes and drones to safely share the airspace, avoid collision and respect the law.


Top 5 Investors
Venture Kick, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs

Founders

Cristina Mihalachioiu, Emanuele Lubrano, Melanie Guittet

Website

Total Raised: $95586
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2018-05-01

Avular

Venture - Series Unknown: $1798679

Avular is an agile and innovative robotics company. We push the boundaries of current innovation and introduce disruptive technology. Our multi-disciplinary team is always at the forefront of new technologies within various expertise areas. The cooperation between these expertises in our open workspace forms the base of our success. We are located at the most creative location of the area; Strijp-T, Eindhoven, between many other innovative companies.


Top 5 Investors
Startupbootcamp, Startupbootcamp HighTechXL, Lumipol Holding

Founders

Albert Maas, Gerbert van de Ven, Ramon Haken

Website

Total Raised: $2320690
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2018-05-01

Avision

Convertible Note: $600000

Avision provides airspace and flight management technology to the global drone industry. The company is an FAA approved USS (UAS service supplier) for LAANC (low altitude authorization and notification capability) powering real-time digital flight authorizations in controlled airspace. In partnership with NASA, Avision UTM (unmanned traffic management) system enables advanced air mobility. For more information visit www.avision.io


Top 5 Investors
500 Startups

Founders

Alex Mozolyuk, Stas Mozolyuk

Website

Total Raised: $1000000
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2018-04-19

Uavia

Seed: $3085848

Uavia Robotics Platform enables industries to connect autonomous drones and robots to the cloud. Multiple users across the world can use Uavia's A.I. to collaboratively control heterogeneous fleets of smart drones while having data processed, analyzed and shared in real-time for a wide range of high value-added applications.


Top 5 Investors
Bpifrance, Airbus Ventures, Wilco, Sofimac Partners

Founders

Clement Christomanos, Luc Clement, Pierre Pele, Pierre Vilpoux

Website

Total Raised: $3220270
Founded: 2015-05-21
Active

2018-04-18

Airware

Venture - Series Unknown: $8499993

Airware is an enterprise drone analytics company enabling enterprises to harness aerial data and turn it into valuable business insights that can be shared and acted on across sites, teams, and geographies. Their solutions enable enterprises to reinvent their organizations for the digital era by translating aerial data into business impact. Drones are enabling companies to more efficiently and effectively capture data, and Airware allows enterprises to integrate this data with existing information and workflows to improve efficiency, productivity, and safety. Airware provides aerial insights drone solutions for insurance, mining, construction, and aggregates.


Top 5 Investors
Intel Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Kleiner Perkins, Y Combinator, GV

Founders

Jonathan Downey

Website

Total Raised: $118049993
Founded: 2011-05-01
Closed

2018-04-15

ApolloShield

Undisclosed: Not Listed

ApolloShield develops the world's first active, plug & play anti-drone system. ApolloShield detects unauthorized drones and sends them a "go home" command, disconnecting the original operator and forcing them to land safely. ApolloShield detects supported drones using multiple technologies including cameras and audio and radio sensors. ApolloShield can estimate the location of the detected drones and their operators, allowing security teams to assess the risk. ApolloShield also finds the unique identifiers of most drones, allowing law enforcement agencies to pursue irresponsible operators.


Top 5 Investors
Soma Capital, Y Combinator, AltaIR Capital, Data Collective DCVC, Root Ventures

Founders

Gilad Beeri, Nimo Shkedy

Website

Total Raised: $2620000
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2018-04-09

Prodrone

Corporate Round: $6603813

Prodrone is focused on the manufacturing of drone systems for industrial and commercial purposes. It offers PD4-AW, PD6-AW, PD6B, and PD6B-AW. It facilitates a website that enables its customers to find information and compare prices of its products. Prodrone offers drone service providers and manufacturers with consulting services to develop their businesses. Prodrone was founded by Kiyokazu Sugaki, Kazuo Ichihara, and Masakazu Kono in January 2015. It is based in Nagoya, Japan.


Top 5 Investors
Mitsubishi Corporation, KDDI, Canon Marketing Japan, AISAN TECHNOLOGY, Nagoya Small and Medium Business Investment & Consultation

Founders

Kazuo Ichihara, Kiyokazu Sugaki, Masakazu Kono

Website

Total Raised: $15435902
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2018-04-09

EFY-Tech

Series A: $15800000


Top 5 Investors
Aviation Industry Corporation of China

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $15800000
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2018-04-03

Zhuoyi Zhineng

Series A: $1590259


Top 5 Investors
Zheyin Capital, Changcheng Zhangfu Touzi

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $2043725
Founded: 2015-09-08
Active

2018-04-01

Alpha Aerospace Inc.

Seed: $20000

Alpha Aerospace Inc. is a company that designs, manufactures, and markets commercial modular drone platforms. The off-the-shelf platform has proprietary technology that allows it to perform with DIY-like capabilities, increasing the performance and reducing the cost and time associated with building custom platforms for each research project or commercial operation. This shifts the focus from spending time and money building the platform to bringing new and innovative drone powered technologies. Self-funded by its founder, Alpha Aerospace Inc. is now seeing revenues in its first month of operation and expects to see its first profit in less than a year.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Daniel Seryani

Website

Total Raised: $20000
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2018-04-01

AERIAL COBOTICUS

Angel: $229642

Aerial Coboticus develops and manufactures Aerial Machines dedicated to the industry (building, shipbuilding industry ...). This next generation tethered drones can perform remote actions such as sodablasting, sandblasting, painting, high pressure cleaning, nondestructive testing ...


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Asma Bouaouaja, Clement Serrat

Website

Total Raised: $942521
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2018-03-28

Arone

Angel: $100000

Arone is a nigerian drone startup . Arone has world class technical ideas and knowledge .Arone plans to create a network of charging stations for drones in Nigeria in order to facilitate and increase the speed of deliveries in Nigeria.


Top 5 Investors
Echukwudi Daniel, Chibuzo Ujam

Founders

Chioma Udoh, Emmanuel Ezenwere

Website

Total Raised: $100000
Founded: 2018-03-23
Active

2018-03-26

Juniper Unmanned

Series A: $3400000

Juniper Unmanned is a team of experienced aviation, technical and business professionals dedicated to implementing safe, effective and compliant unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) programs for enterprise clients.


Top 5 Investors
MARCorp Financial

Founders

Jeff Cozart

Website

Total Raised: $4400000
Founded: 2014-03-01
Active

2018-03-19

X Control

Angel: $473670


Top 5 Investors
Phegda Venture Investment

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $473670
Founded: 2014-01-08
Active

2018-03-18

doks. innovation

Venture - Series Unknown: $1412306

doks. innovation you will get smart solutions that will help to speed up digitization and automation in your company the key factors for the 4th industrial revolution. With doks. AppStore they offer a platform for individual and standard applications and best practice solutions. doks. AppStore is more than just a simple PaaS market place, it connects sensor systems with existing business cases and enables your ADAMone® to develop new skills.


Top 5 Investors
Metamorphoses GmbH, Gecoin GmbH, mind.fabric GmbH

Founders

Benjamin Federmann, Martin Fiedler, Martin Lang, Quang Hien Mike Becker

Website

Total Raised: $1412306
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2018-03-16

IVADRONES

Pre-Seed: $172147

140000


Top 5 Investors
Sowefund

Founders

Grégoire Saint-Cast

Website

Total Raised: $172147
Founded: 2017-11-17
Active

2018-03-16

IvaDrones

Pre-Seed: $172147

IvaDrones is an engagement platform for booking and monitoring interventions by drone designed for manufacturers. The platform provides simple, immediate, and agile access to clear offers whose quality is certified and controlled. It has developed a reservation application, allowing its customers to order a mission simply, follow the progress of the mission and retrieve the reports of interventions. IvaDrones was founded in 2017 and is headquartered in Paris, Ile-de-France, France.


Top 5 Investors
Sowefund

Founders

Grégoire Saint-Cast

Website

Total Raised: $172147
Founded: 2017-11-17
Active

2018-03-15

Fortem Technologies

Series A: $16370669

Fortem Technologies is an innovative leader in AI-enabled airspace security and safety. The company provides real-time intrusion detection and detect-and-avoid solutions. Fortem delivers a military-tested, commercially available solution that alerts, identifies and classifies drones and other unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAVs). A Silicon Valley venture funded company that delivers innovative technologies to enable safe autonomous airborne operations, Fortem Technologies’ proven solutions allow organizations to transition their unmanned aircraft operations beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS). The company is privately held and backed by multiple investors.


Top 5 Investors
The Boeing Company, Data Collective DCVC, Mubadala Capital | Ventures US, Signia Venture Partners, New Ground Ventures

Founders

Adam Robertson, Timothy Bean

Website

Total Raised: $21870669
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2018-03-15

FLYT

Seed: $153303

FLYT is the online marketplace for booking helicopter charter. It also offers a unique combination of speed, convenience, and luxury. FLYT makes helicopter hire easily accessible through its intuitive online and mobile platform. The company was established in 2016 and is headquartered in London, England, United Kingdom.


Top 5 Investors
Ignite Accelerator, ADV, Will Brooks, Will Martin, Earlymarket

Founders

Andy King, James Palmer

Website

Total Raised: $302635
Founded: 2016-11-07
Active

2018-03-12

Airspace Systems

Series A: $20000000

Airspace Systems designs, develops, and builds specialized drones. Its products solve meaningful problems that impact the world. Its teams are from the some of the best companies in the world. And we are backed by an amazing group of investors and advisors. Airspace Systems is the only drone security solution capable of identifying, tracking, and autonomously removing rogue drones from the sky. Its hardware and software are purpose-built for this challenge—and get better with every mission—so that users can protect their airspace with the tap of a finger.


Top 5 Investors
Shasta Ventures, S28 Capital, Granite Ventures, Singtel Innov8, Sterling.VC

Founders

Earl Stirling, Jaz Banga, Noah Moore

Website

Total Raised: $25000000
Founded: 2015-09-24
Active

2018-03-08

Brickant Tech Limited

Seed: Not Listed


Top 5 Investors
SOSV, HAX

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded:
Active

2018-03-07

Aarav Unmanned Systems

Seed: $384566

Aarav Unmanned Systems is a bunch of designers, artists, developers & engineers from IIT Kanpur, IIT Bombay, IISc Bangalore & IIST building the future of Drones and their applications in enterprise space. Their Drones provide high-value engineering solutions to enterprises across GIS Surveying/Mapping, Industrial inspection & Precision agriculture. Their drones are 10X faster & generate million X richer data, helping create insightful analytics so that businesses make well-informed decisions. Cost-savings & revenue raise follow naturally. The company develops professional drone solutions for enterprises Aarav Unmanned Systems builds autonomous drones which come with ease of operation and can be operated by any user without specialized training. Drones at AUS are constantly setting world-class tech benchmarks due to tremendous efforts on Drone Intelligence, Hardware optimization & Design innovation for the last 3 years of its existence. The goal is to be global; Having served key players across the verticals,


Top 5 Investors
500 Startups, 3one4 Capital, growX ventures, StartupXseed Ventures, ANG Group

Founders

Nikhil Upadhye, Suhas Banshiwala, Vipul Singh, Yeshwanth Reddy

Website

Total Raised: $748499
Founded: 2013-01-01
Active

2018-03-05

Precision Navigation Systems OÜ

Seed: $24673

20000


Top 5 Investors
Startup Wise Guys

Founders

Dmitrii Kislenko, Simon Litvinov

Website

Total Raised: $24673
Founded: 2018-01-01
Active

2018-03-05

Precision Navigation Systems

Seed: $24673

Precision Navigation Systems OÜ is developing software and hardware solutions for the variety of non-standard applied and infrastructural tasks using GNSS technology and geotechnical sensors. Our flagman product — HIVE — is a cloud based software that builds infrastructure for high-precision GPS positioning and navigation. HIVE is a cloud service that provides an easy access to continuously operating reference stations for super-accurate GPS-positioning. It’s mission critical for construction, road building, mining, marine, drone, automotive, agricultural companies who use automotive GPS-equipped vehicles in their businesses.


Top 5 Investors
Startup Wise Guys

Founders

Dmitrii Kislenko, Simon Litvinov

Website

Total Raised: $24673
Founded: 2018-04-17
Active

2018-03-01

SkySeeker

Corporate Round: $894781

Sky Seeker mainly develop solutions utilizing industrial drones. We also sell and rent drones and provide training. Employees all love drones and are growing on-site every day.


Top 5 Investors
Metawater, Iwagin Jigyo Souzou Capital

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $894781
Founded: 2015-12-01
Active

2018-03-01

ARDN Technology

Initial Coin Offering: $2000000

ARDN Technology team is developing a universal platform with a high cargo carrying capacity for a global market. This unmanned VTOL platform features separation of lifting and steering rotors as the fundamental aerodynamic principle. The development of SKYF Platform started in 2014. The debut flight of a full-size prototype took place in the spring of 2016. Our Technical Team is heavily involved in the creation of a new mathematical model and the development and implementation of a unique flight control system that is considerably different from flight control systems applicable to quadcopters and other multirotors. As of 2017, over 30 technical experts are engaged in the development of the platform. We run continuous tests and implement ongoing prototype improvements.


Top 5 Investors
First Imagine! Ventures, FPI Innovation Fund

Founders

Dmitry Arsentiev, Marat Sabirov, Nail Zinnurov

Website

Total Raised: $2700000
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2018-02-16

SICdrone

Seed: $120000

SICdrone is an aerospace company that develops high-speed and high-stability drones for commercial applications. SICdrone aircraft specializes in structural and energy asset inspections and aerial operations in harsh environments. These aircraft are designed for maximum flight efficiency and enhanced mission capabilities enabling to approach the FAA speed limit of 100mph. SICdrone is a Techstars backed company that has strategically partnered with companies like DroneSeed, SlantRange, Unearth, MicaSense, and SOFWERX for projects involving government, security, and agricultural drone services. It was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Boston, MA.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Techstars Autonomous Technology

Founders

Daniel Bosch

Website

Total Raised: $120000
Founded: 2016-01-08
Active

2018-02-09

MassRobotics

Grant: $2500000

MassRobotics is a nonprofit hub that provides labs and expensive equipment that startups need for testing and prototyping.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Daniel Theobald, Fady Saad, Joyce Sidopoulos, Steve Paschall, Tye Brady

Website

Total Raised: $2500000
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2018-02-04

H3 Dynamics Holdings

Series B: $8300000

H3 Dynamics is a global AI and Robotics as a service company that turns unstructured data from the physical world into digital / interactive inspection reports as a service. By placing scanner robots and other devices at client sites, the company can acquire physical world data autonomously, send this data to its automated data processing workflow on cloud, and turn this data into reports and interfaces for different user types. The company also enables seamless rectification work orders, which can be tracked and visualised over time. With robots operating remotely, the company can also have these respond to incidents at client locations on demand or autonomously, producing live video feeds into client command centers.


Top 5 Investors
Mirai Creation Fund, Audacy Ventures, V-CUBE, Capital Management Group, AOI Holdings

Founders

Taras Wankewycz

Website

Total Raised: $16250000
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2018-02-01

Sniffer Robotics, LLC

Series A: $500000

Sniffer Robotics is developing a patent-pending drone-based autonomous solution that provides a safer, faster, and more accurate method of detecting methane gas emissions in the Municipal Solid Waste industry. Sniffer Robotics additionally provides drone (UAV) aerial data acquisition and photogrammetry solutions with proprietary SaaS for environmental applications.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Arthur Mohr, Jr., Bob Dentzman, David Barron, Kyle Dorosz

Website

Total Raised: $540000
Founded: 2016-12-01
Active

2018-02-01

AeroShield

Seed: Not Listed

AeroShield is a drone security company creating autonomous drones that protect against criminal activity and rapidly respond to and engage active shooters in communities, businesses, and other public locations with non-lethal force.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Alekos Michael, Melese Michael

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2018-01-01
Active

2018-01-31

Raven[Ops]

Seed: $3500000

Our mission is to foster a thriving ecosystem of hundreds of innovative robotics companies as they solve an array of important problems. To succeed, they are going to need access to the same quality of development tools and data infrastructure that made the web and mobile revolutions possible, but built to their needs. That's where Raven[Ops] comes in.


Top 5 Investors
Accel, Lemnos VC, Half Court VC

Founders

Chris Post, Joshua Ouellette, Randall Shults

Website

Total Raised: $4500000
Founded: 2016-04-28
Active

2018-01-30

Muniu Technology

Series A: Not Listed

Muniu Technology is Beijing-based radar sensor system developer. It provides sensor and smart control solutions for drones, automobiles, security and smart home applications.


Top 5 Investors
Legend Capital

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2018-01-30

Altitude Angel

Series A: $4500000

Altitude Angel provides airspace management data & services for drone manufacturers, developers and airspace stakeholders. Their flagship services are built on top of the Altitude Angel cloud platform, which offers scalable solutions for drone automation, UTM ("Air traffic control for drones") and identity and registration. They are an aviation technology company who create global-scale solutions that enable the safe integration and use of fully autonomous drones into global airspace. Their purpose-built cloud platform supports both U-Space and UTM, and delivers market-leading services to drone operators, manufacturers and software developers. Their innovative solutions for ATM enable them to access a rich source of real-time airspace, environmental and regulatory data which is expertly customised to the specific operation.


Top 5 Investors
ADV, Seraphim Capital, Frequentis, Microsoft Accelerator London, Kevin Beales

Founders

Richard Parker

Website

Total Raised: $4880000
Founded: 2014-12-03
Active

2018-01-29

KVS Technologies

Seed: Not Listed

They believe in a world where humans and drones collaborate to perform demanding tasks. their mission is to provide electrical utility companies with a safer and smarter way to monitor the conditions of their power grids. their AI-driven software enables smart drones to carry out autonomous power line inspections and surveys for their customers, offering reduced operational risk and increased efficiency. By developing a complete end-to-end solution for scaling inspections, their goal is to operate fleets of autonomous drones from anywhere in the world. KVS Technologies is a growing team of passionate and motivated engineers, working out of offices in Stavanger and Oslo.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Cato Vevatne, Haakon Kjerkreit, Steffen Solberg

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2018-01-29

Cuberg

Seed: Not Listed

Cuberg is a startup commercializing a next-generation battery technology to power the future of electric mobility. The battery delivers a generational improvement in energy density and safety compared to the best lithium-ion batteries in the world today. The technology, based on a groundbreaking non-flammable electrolyte combined with a lithium metal anode, is a complete drop-in solution that leverages the robust lithium-ion manufacturing base and supply chain. Commercial prototypes have been evaluated and are now being integrated by marquee customers in the defense, aerospace, automotive, and oil and gas industries. This technology will power a future in which humans move around in the air, on the ground, and through the sea with efficient electric propulsion.  Cuberg has secured over $7M in funding from private investments and grants, including from Boeing HorizonX Ventures, the California Energy Commission, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, and the U.S. Army. The company spun out of the materials science department at Stanford in 2016 and was initially supported by the TomKat Center for Sustainable Energy at Stanford. Cuberg graduated from the prestigious Cyclotron Road entrepreneurial fellowship program at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in 2018.


Top 5 Investors
Boeing HorizonX Ventures

Founders

Mauro Pasta, Richard Wang

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-04-01
Active

2018-01-29

Mothership Aeronautics

Seed: $1450000

Mothership Aeronautics focuses in developing aircraft by combining lighter-than-air lifting technologies with high power density photovoltaics.


Top 5 Investors
Draper Associates, Boost VC, Cerebro Labs, Shatter Tech Venture Holdings

Founders

Jonathan Nutzati

Website

Total Raised: $3225000
Founded: 2016-08-28
Active

2018-01-25

Converge

Seed: $750000

AI-fueled software so drones can take on the dull, dirty and dangerous work, allowing businesses to focus on their customers


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Techstars Ventures, Kima Ventures, Right Side Capital Management, Samsung NEXT

Founders

David Pitman, Paul Quimby

Website

Total Raised: $750000
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2018-01-22

URSA

Seed: $740000

URSA, Inc. is THE risk management platform for unmanned systems, turning data into powerful insights for our customers. A New Hampshire based startup that was in the Techstars ’18 Autonomous Technology Accelerator with the U.S. Air Force, URSA’s platform is being developed for investigators, auditors, operators, and manufacturers. David Kovar, CEO, is the founder of drone forensics and is a frequent speaker at Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) industry events, has presented to INTERPOL, HTCIA, and SANS.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Techstars Autonomous Technology

Founders

Benjamin Barrows, David Kovar

Website

Total Raised: $740000
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2018-01-22

OmniPreSense

Seed: $120000

OmniPreSense develops small form factor, short-range radar enabling systems to view the world around it. By visualizing in the millimeter wave spectrum, the solutions provide information such as speed, direction, range, and angle of arrival for objects in a field of view. The unique IP delivers detection ranges of 25-100m and utilizes electronic beam steering to improve resolution and accuracy. With this capability, OmniPreSense brings autonomous operation to non-automotive systems including drones, robots, and other IoT solutions. OmniPreSense was founded on 2016 and is headquartered in San Jose, California.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Techstars Autonomous Technology

Founders

Rob Frizzell

Website

Total Raised: $120000
Founded: 2016-02-01
Active

2018-01-22

URSA, Inc.

Seed: $740000

URSA is the definitive UAS and Counter-UAS analytics platform. We deliver risk management capabilities at scale to system operators through our vendor agnostic telemetry data analysis and visualization solution.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Techstars Autonomous Technology

Founders

Benjamin Barrows, David Kovar

Website

Total Raised: $740000
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2018-01-21

Cool High Technology

Series A: $3131949


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $3563933
Founded: 2016-11-08
Active

2018-01-20

SafeSkies Systems

Seed: Not Listed

SafeSkies is the leading provider of automated safety systems and parachutes for mid-size commercial & industrial UAVs


Top 5 Investors
Alchemist Accelerator

Founders

Jesse Williams, Ryan Mangroo

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2017-03-01
Active

2018-01-19

AI Bird UAV

Undisclosed: $156086


Top 5 Investors
Shanghai Huace Navigation Technology

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $959761
Founded: 2010-05-31
Active

2018-01-15

Magpie Education

Seed: $413825

Creating curriculum tools for teachers to inspire the next generation of STEM Innovators. Their platform supports teachers by integrating the best in class resources and the latest educational technology. They aspire to better educational outcomes and to equip students with the skills for the modern workplace.


Top 5 Investors
British Robotics Seed Fund

Founders

Somesh Selvachandran

Website

Total Raised: $413825
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2018-01-15

Elistair

Seed: $2453358

Elistair designs and manufactures tethered drone systems, offering extended flight times, increased safety and secured high-speed data transfer, for persistent surveillance and communications. The company's products are deployed by police forces, public safety departments, private security companies and government on over 30 countries. Elistair has won several awards in Europe and in the US, acknowledging Elistair as a fast-growing top-innovative company. Elistair is proud to be the recipient of the 2016 Technology Innovation Award from Frost & Sullivan.


Top 5 Investors
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Starquest Capital

Founders

Guilhem de Marliave, Timothee Penet

Website

Total Raised: $3598327
Founded: 2014-10-17
Active

2018-01-11

VineView

Venture - Series Unknown: $3000000

Based on NASA technology, using aerial-based sensors, ultra-high resolution imagery and advanced scientific algorithms, VineView is transforming the way vineyard operators monitor grapevine health. By offering specialized data solutions tuned for the complexities of vineyards, VineView enables growers to improve grape quality, protect against disease, and optimize vineyard productivity. Highlights - Over 15 years of unparalleled experience in remote sensing for vineyards, including unmatched UP and expertise around disease detection. - Offer most advanced, calibrated, and accurate measurement of vine vigour available. - First data analytics provider capable of offering vineyard specific disease detection capabilities from a drone platform. Key Products Calibrated Vine Vigour Data Products: Using ultra-high resolution imagery, advanced calibration techniques, and the Enhanced Vegetation Index, VineView offers the world’s most advanced measurement of grapevine health. With VineView’s suite of Calibrated VIne Vigour data products, growers can achieve vine balance, drive vineyard uniformity, and monitor the impact of water, fertilizer, and canopy management decisions with ease and efficiency. Disease Detection Technology: Grapevine disease can cause catastrophic damage to a vineyard. Using technology based on NASA remote sensing techniques, VineView can detect harmful grapevine diseases like Grapevine Leafroll and Grapevine Yellows (Flavescence Doree), helping growers protect against disease, target resources, and recover lost profits. Milestones - VineView SAI opens its doors for business in Napa Valley, California (2002) - SkySquirrel is founded in Nova Scotia, Canada (2013) - SkySquirrel closes $1M round of funding (2015) - VineView & SkySquirrel launch joint venture (2015) - SkySquirrel secures $3M in funding (2017) - Skyquireel & VineView SAI merge to form VineView (2018)


Top 5 Investors
Innovacorp, The Pearse Lyons Accelerator, Skyeboat Family Capital

Founders

Richard van der Put

Website

Total Raised: $4946158
Founded: 2012-05-01
Active

2018-01-09

Nongtian Guanjia

Series A: Not Listed

Beijing Nongtian Guanjia Technology operates an agriculture platform. The firm was founded in 2016 and is headquartered in Beijing, China. Farmland steward, the nation's largest Internet agriculture service platform, cut off the flight defense plant protection (UAV sprayed pesticides), allowing farmers a single click online and enjoy the agricultural science and technology dividend. So far, it has won several tens of millions of dollars in investment from Shunwei Capital, GGV Capital, Gobi Venture Capital, Yunqi Capital and True Fund. Up to now, over 3,000 fly-defense organizations have been deployed on the farmland steward platform, nearly 10,000 planes can be dispatched to deploy branches in Heilongjiang, Hubei, Hunan, Shandong, Jiangsu, Henan, Hebei, Anhui, and Jiangxi. Anti-service covers nearly 100 cities in more than 10 provinces in 2017, the total operating area of more than 800 acres. Through the popularization of UAV applications, farmland stewards have improved the efficiency of agricultural production on the one hand, and have solved the predicament of the shortage of agricultural labor force. On the other hand, the visualization of spraying operations on the platform can help farmers enhance their land management ability. In addition, the cloud-based dispatcher management system independently developed by a farm keeper can obtain the planting data through the artificial intelligence algorithm, and further promote the standard of the anti-filter service industry standard and realize the agricultural production informatization. In the future, farmland stewards will achieve the extension of the whole industry chain by intelligently cross-regional dispatching and big data accumulation in the business, hoping to cover the whole process of agricultural production from planting to harvesting and truly become a housekeeper of farmland so as to make agricultural production easier and allow peasants Life is happier, just as Alibaba brought innumerable small and medium-sized foreign trade enterprises online, and we hope that all the farmers in the village and town will be brought online to redefine agricultural production.


Top 5 Investors
GGV Capital, ZhenFund, Shunwei Capital, Yunqi Partners, Gobi Partners

Founders

Dana Hou, Fanqi Meng, Yang Yu

Website

Total Raised: $11029549
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2018-01-09

Autonomous Control Systems Laboratory

Venture - Series Unknown: $18620841

ACSL is an industrial drone manufacturer and solution provider in Japan originated from the laboratory of Professor Kenzo Nonami at Chiba University since 1998. ACSL is engaged in the R&D, manufacturing, sales and building solutions for industrial drone applications. With its proprietary technologies made and developed in Japan, ACSL aims to lead to the new industrial revolution of the global skies.


Top 5 Investors
Rakuten, Mizuho Capital, Mirai Creation Fund, iGlobe Partners, UTEC- University of Tokyo Edge Capital

Founders

Kenzo Nonami, Washiya Satoshi

Website

Total Raised: $26534003
Founded: 2013-11-01
Active

2018-01-02

The Sky Guys

Convertible Note: $1359189

The Sky Guys are leaders in UAV-enabled services and aerial technology. Using the most cutting-edge equipment, they help clients across all sectors save money, make money, market like never before and make data-driven decisions for big business growth. Their UAV School and Consulting services can help integrate any company – big or small – into the booming industry of UAVs. Contact us for exceptional service alongside a champion product.


Top 5 Investors
Fairfax Financial Holdings, Nicole Verkindt

Founders

Adam Sax, Tom Hanson

Website

Total Raised: $3511249
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2018-01-01

vDrone

Non-equity Assistance: Not Listed

Smart Farming powered by Drones. We use drones to help farmers understand their crops better. This helps improve crop health, and in turn crop yield as well.


Top 5 Investors
International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2018-01-01

Quadrocopter

Seed: $750000

Quadrocopter is a one stop solution for drones sales, support, and training, services and software – with a focus on aerial cinematography. As a leader in the sUAS industry, Quadrocopter has added support for multiple industry verticals beyond cinematography to mapping, modeling, agriculture analytics, and much more. Quadrocopter created eSpective a done data platform to store and manage data from drone images and video.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Adele Scholl, Henry Valentino, Jeff Scholl

Website

Total Raised: $750000
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2018-01-01

Naon

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

Naon is a smart living system to increase your daily comfort in your home. With its user centric approach and the naon market app store concept it sets new standards in design and usability. The naon platform is very flexible and hardware agnostic. The software is able to run on different hardware systems as well as in the cloud. Through the “naon market” a variety of smart home use cases as well as additional digital services is available for the enduser and can be easily installed with just one click.


Top 5 Investors
Grotthuss Invest

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2012-01-01
Active

2018-01-01

EyeROV (IROV Technologies Pvt. Ltd.)

Seed: $70000

EyeROV is a underwater drone to perform Visual inspection/survey of submerged structures. It is a cost effective underwater intervention to do works up to a depth of 200m. EyeROV is a light rover which can be easily controlled using a laptop/joystick. A camera fitted on to the underwater drone gives live video feed of the underwater environment. Their product find a variety of application which include ship hull inspection, fish farm inspection, dam inspection, port structure inspection, bridge foundation inspection etc...


Top 5 Investors
Brinc

Founders

Johns T Mathai

Website

Total Raised: $70000
Founded: 2016-10-01
Active

2018-01-01

Drone Major

Seed: Not Listed

Drone Major is the world’s first company to connect the entire drone industry at every level. With their suite of solutions, they are changing how manufacturers, suppliers, and service providers engage with the commercial drone sector. Drone Major Group is uniquely positioned to be the focal point for the global drone sector now and in the future. In 2017 Drone Major Group launched the first ever online platform showcasing the world’s leading and specialised Suppliers within the drone sector. The services which have evolved from this audacious start now support Buyers, Suppliers and decision makers at every level around the world.


Top 5 Investors
Level39

Founders

Robert Garbett

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2018-01-01

DJI

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

DJI develops and manufactures innovative drone and camera technology for commercial and recreational use. Their platforms empower them to capture images that were once out of reach. Their flying and camera stabilization systems redefine camera placement and motion. Headquartered in Shenzhen, widely considered China’s Silicon Valley, DJI benefits from direct access to the suppliers, raw materials, and young, creative talent pool necessary for sustained success. Drawing on these resources, they have grown from a single small office in 2006 to a global workforce. Their offices can now be found in the United States, Germany, the Netherlands, Japan, South Korea, Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong. As a privately owned and operated company, DJI focuses on their own vision, supporting creative, commercial, and nonprofit applications of their technology.


Top 5 Investors
Accel, Sequoia Capital China, Lighthouse Capital Management

Founders

Frank Wang

Website

Total Raised: $105000000
Founded: 2006-11-06
Active

2018-01-01

ADPM Drones

Seed: $360323

ADPM Drones is an Italian start-up focused on designing and manufacturing lightweight B2B multi-copter and fixed-wing smart UAS (Drones). It designs and realizes APR (Remote Pilot Aircraft) B2B, very light and unparalleled ease of use, which enable professionals and companies to deliver innovative services in vertical market segments (surveillance, asset digitization, specialized uses such as smoke detection) characterized from a very strong request for service. ADPM Drones was one of the finalists of the CISCO Special Award and won the IngDan Far East Development Special Prize in the 2016 edition of the Gaetano Marzotto Award , the most important Italian award and one of the most important awards in the world for entrepreneurship. ADPM Drones won the InnovAzione Competition , promoted by Assocamerestero , by the 79 Italian Chambers of Commerce abroad and by the ITA (Italian Trade Agency) with the aim of supporting the internationalization of the winning startup activities.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Matteo Forte

Website

Total Raised: $474621
Founded: 2013-11-30
Active

2018-01-01

BORO

Seed: Not Listed

BORO has changed the way you access the things you need. This unique service is packed with amazing products from around the world - from tools you need to start a home project to drones that you can fly on your time off. Book private products from others around you or list your own. BORO is fun, fast and secure.


Top 5 Investors
Ontario Centres of Excellence

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2016-12-08
Active

2017-12-31

Planck Aerosystems

Venture - Series Unknown: $4400000

Planck Aero has developed an entirely new capability for drone flight — the ability to launch and land on a moving vehicle. Planck integrates artificial intelligence into government and commercial drone applications, helping these organizations unlock new capabilities. Planck's core technology is vision-based navigation and control that vastly expands the operational applications of drones across security, defense, maritime, and logistics industries.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Dave Twining, Josh Wells

Website

Total Raised: $4400000
Founded: 2014-05-05
Active

2017-12-20

aeronitor

Angel: $455857


Top 5 Investors
Renbao Yuanwang, Tus-S&T Service Group

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $455857
Founded: 2017-12-20
Active

2017-12-07

LinkPlay Technology Inc.

Series C: Not Listed

Linkplay Technology is the lead turn-key Wi-fi audio solution provider developing cutting-edge wireless technology for a variety of products and applications featured in top brands on the market. It has launched 200 connected products worldwide w/ 20+ stream service partnership across 70 brands such as Harman, Marshall, JBL, Jam Audio, AudioPro, Edifier, and more. Its solution is widely adopted in the home audio market and is now optimized to integrate in devices across multiple verticals including smart home, IOT, car accessories, enterprise and more.


Top 5 Investors
Empower Investment

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2017-12-06

Stratospheric Technologies

Seed: $1320000

Disrupting the Drone Industry using Decentralized Technologies


Top 5 Investors

Founders

No one Here

Website

Total Raised: $1320000
Founded: 2016-10-03
Active

2017-12-05

Aeronyde Corporation

Seed: $4700000

Aeronyde is an Autonomous Aerial Systems company that builds Unmanned Traffic Management systems for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs). Aeronyde specializes in design and development of customized long-range fixed-wing platforms and heavy-lift sUAS capable of carrying a variety of imaging and data collection solutions for applications in thermal imaging, 3D terrain mapping, photogrammetry, search and rescue, wildlife observation, crop health inspection, infrastructure development and environmental pollution. We put forth our best effort to ensure that our sUAS are fabricated with the highest quality materials and components on the market. We also offer consultation on hardware customization and UAV program implementation for mission-specific applications. Our tailored training programs are designed to accelerate sUAS integration into your current and future business operations.


Top 5 Investors
JASTech Co

Founders

Alexander Bilous, Danny Chung, Edgar Munoz

Website

Total Raised: $4700000
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2017-12-04

Boying

Series B: $3021079


Top 5 Investors
CASH Capital, Qinglin Huacheng

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $4561019
Founded: 2015-02-10
Active

2017-12-01

QLEX

Grant: $59464

QLEX offers Creo, a vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone. The QLEX Creo can take-off and land like a helicopter. You can fly missions in any environment. There is no need for a runway or a parachute. Once up in the air, the to be patented propulsion system switches towards horizontal windbound flight.


Top 5 Investors
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $59464
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2017-12-01

Aerial Insights

Grant: $59464

Aerial Insights is a software company based in Spain whose main focus is on the development and operation of imaging services with drones. Created in 2015 by a team of experienced and successful entrepreneurs, the company launched its new platform in 2016 to provide drone operators an affordable and innovative solution to extract drone imagery information from aerial data. Through its online platform you can generate different types of maps (orthophotos, 3d volumes, point clouds ) which are are compatible with all types of drones and cameras on the market.


Top 5 Investors
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs

Founders

Fernando Navarro

Website

Total Raised: $59464
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2017-12-01

Advanced Protection Systems

Grant: $53518

Advanced Protection Systems has developed and offers SafeSky a unique, based on proprietary technologies, drone detection system that allows for a reliable operation night and day under any weather conditions, including clouds, fog and rain with an effective drone detection distance of minimum 500 m. It is perfectly suited to protect: a) critical infrastructure installations (airports, power plants, ports, etc.) b) government buildings and installations c) sports facilities d) VIPs e) borders f) private property g) events The system is based on three different sensors: 1. Radar - operating in the unlicensed 10 GHz band is based on in-house developed silicon IC that integrates full RF front end functionality in one single chip of 3x3 mm size. It is miniaturized, low power and affordable while delivering superior drone detection capabilities. Advanced signal processing algorithms minimize false alarm rates and enable to differentiate drones from birds. 2. Acoustic - a specially designed microphone array performs beam forming detecting sound sources in different directions. Machine learning and classification algorithms provide for fault proof operation under surrounding noise conditions. The sensor differentiates between different sound sources pointing to drones only. 3. Vision cameras - a set of cameras allows visualization of drones and recording incident footage for post-incident actions. The system comes with a friendly to use software that provides for drones monitoring, incidents archiving, sms, email and system alerts. The system is easily scalable allowing cost-efficient implementation for both large and small areas/installations. The system comes with a friendly to use software that provides for drones monitoring, incidents archiving, sms, email and system alerts. The system is easily scalable allowing cost-efficient implementation for both large and small areas/installations.


Top 5 Investors
Space3ac

Founders

maciej klemm

Website

Total Raised: $1553518
Founded: 2015-08-01
Active

2017-11-30

DroneSeed

Venture - Series Unknown: $3700000

DroneSeed is making reforestation scalable--to make a dent in carbon emissions. It is paid per acre to plant tree seed vessels with DroneSwarms. It is one of the most advanced drone companies in the US as it has obtained three precedent setting FAA approvals. It is the 1st and only company allowed to operate heavy-lift drone swarms each carrying a 57lb payload. It is also the first to be able to operate heavy lift swarms BVLOS (Beyond visual line of sight). Its customers include timber companies, non-profits such as The Nature Conservancy, and government agencies. It was founded by Grant Canary in 2015 and went through Techstars Seattle in 2016.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Social Capital, Techstars Ventures, Right Side Capital Management, Spero Ventures

Founders

Grant Canary, Ryan Mykita

Website

Total Raised: $4820000
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2017-11-28

MicroMultiCopter Aero Technology Co

Venture - Series Unknown: $30000000

Shenzhen MicroMultiCopter Aero Technology Co., Ltd is a Chinese high-tech enterprise specializing in researching and developing multi-rotor drones. Their products can be used for aerial photography, film and television, advertising, aerial remote sensing, land monitoring, city planning, forest fire prevention, traffic management, aerial reconnaissance, disaster relief, etc.


Top 5 Investors
Plum Ventures

Founders

Lu Zhihui

Website

Total Raised: $30000000
Founded: 2010-01-01
Active

2017-11-26

AERDRON

Seed: $5000000

AERDRON is an innovative aerospace company that specializes in the development, and manufacturing of unmanned aerial vehicles. It specializes in designing prototypes, turnkey solutions, and finished commercial products to their clients requirements. They work with their clients through all stages of product development, and offer training and post sales support. AERDRON focuses on developing aerospace technology innovations for the unmanned aerial vehicle industry. They collaborate with both private, and public entities to further our R&D projects to the commercial market. AERDRON can also help other companies outsource development, and prototype manufacturing.


Top 5 Investors
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Irelandia Aviation

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $5056966
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2017-11-13

Natilus

Seed: Not Listed

Natilus is a large scale drone manufacturing company. The company specializes in the manufacturing of Boeing 747 sized drones which provides inter-continental cargo delivery services and helps in reducing air freight costs. Natilus was founded by LZ Zhang, Anatoly Starikov and Aleksey Matyushev in 2016. First flight of their 2200 lbs / 30 ft drone is scheduled for Summer 2018. At the end of 2018, Natilus completed a flight test of their 2200 lbs prototype. The first production vehicle scheduled for 2020 customer delivery underwent wind tunnel testing in April, 2019. Natilus currently holds an aircraft order book rumored to be in excess of $1B+.


Top 5 Investors
Draper Associates, Seraph Group, Starburst Ventures, Gelt VC, Outpost Capital

Founders

Aleksey Matyushev, Anatoly Starikov, LZ Zhang

Website

Total Raised: $750000
Founded: 2016-04-01
Active

2017-11-13

Drone Complier

Seed: Not Listed

With Drone Complier you can manage your entire drone operation with one intuitive, enterprise-grade solution. Plan and assign your drone fleet to flights around the world, track pilots, batteries and gear, customize safety plans and automate your compliance obligations with any country's civil aviation authority with one tool that goes wherever you fly. We have offices in the USA and Australia. The Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), which is the equivalent of the USA's FAA, selected Drone Complier as the official app to inform drone pilots where it is safe and legal to fly drones as a hobby and where you need to be certified in order to conduct commercial drone operations. DRONE COMPLIER seamlessly links administrative control and mobile accessibility to ensure everyone involved in the company's drone operations is working from the same playbook. Administrators and risk management professionals get total visibility and ensure compliance with regulations and company policies, while operators get a valuable mission planning, logging and management app they can take anywhere they go. Our solution was selected by the ASSURE consortium of leading US Universities (including Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University) as their official drone program management solution, and has been proven in the field in events like Embry-Riddle's Storm Chasers program, which made national headlines when students and faculty assisted first responders with real-time aerial imagery after tornados devastated Kansas. Customer testimony from Patrick Cape - Social Media and Communications Officer - Australian Civil Aviation Safety Authority "The 'Can I fly there?' app has proven to be immensely popular with the drone community in Australia, with over 20,000 users in the first week after its release. With its easy-to-understand guidance about where you can and cannot fly, 'Can I fly there?' provides every drone operator in Australia, regardless of their aviation knowledge and experience, the ability to make every flight a safe one. The team at Drone Complier have been great to work with in developing the app, going above and beyond to ensure the product was delivered on time and to our specifications. We look forward to continuing to work with the Drone Complier Team..."


Top 5 Investors
Rogue Venture Partners, Alliance of Angels, Portland Seed Fund, Toivo Annus

Founders

Brian Whiteside, Wayne Rochat

Website

Total Raised: $1155000
Founded: 2015-01-01
Closed

2017-11-11

AutoModality

Seed: $500000

AutoModality is dedicated to creating autonomous mobile systems that sense, explore, and analyze the world around us. They provide technology and services for automated close-up inspection using drones and are currently focused on the Agriculture and Infrastructure inspection markets. AutoModality is also the home of Team Autero, the winner of the 2016 DJI SDK Challenge.


Top 5 Investors
The SkyFund (backed by DJI & Accel)

Founders

Daniel Hennage, Ed Koch

Website

Total Raised: $500000
Founded: 2014-08-20
Active

2017-11-09

TechX Aviation Innovation Technology

Series A: $7500000

It is a Chinese drone manufacturer, which provides drones and supporting services for military and high-end industrial users.


Top 5 Investors
Fosun RZ Capital

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $7500000
Founded: 2004-01-01
Active

2017-11-09

TECHX

Series A: $7531755


Top 5 Investors
Fosun International

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $7531755
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2017-11-07

MotionPilot

Seed: $100165

MotionPilot is an electronic company that revolutionizes the way to interact with drones with an intuitive and immersive remote control. The company made its product bundle as intuitive as possible. A live video stream of the drone in the goggles allows a complete immersion. With MotionPilot, the user can control the drone by moving the hand. Simply lean the controller forward and the drone moves forward. Leaning it sideways and the drone automatically turns.


Top 5 Investors
Venture Kick

Founders

Timothée Peter

Website

Total Raised: $130165
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2017-11-06

Drone TechniXX

Seed: $116112


Top 5 Investors
Digital Attraxion

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $116112
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2017-11-03

MotionDSP

Venture - Series Unknown: $4650000

MotionDSP is a Silicon Valley-based company making advanced computer vision and image processing software that helps companies extract critical information from real-time video to answer high-stakes questions. Pair expert FMV (drone) analysts with the best image processing engineers and you’ve got an unbeatable ally in your quest to extract valuable information from your video. MotionDSP uses deep IP to dramatically improve the fidelity of video captured by a wide range of sources: from surveillance cameras to drones and manned surveillance aircraft in commercial, law enforcement, commercial security and military applications. MotionDSP is used by organizations like NCIS, US Special Operations, and Scotland Yard — organizations that make high-stakes decisions (often life or death). No one has more riding on getting the right answer fast. Hear some of our customer stories. MotionDSP is headquartered in Burlingame, California and is led by an experienced management team, trained at Stanford University and the United States Naval Academy. With subject matter experts and the brightest engineers in their fields, MotionDSP creates powerful solutions to the industry's toughest problems.


Top 5 Investors
NVIDIA, In-Q-Tel

Founders

Sean Varah

Website

Total Raised: $6442817
Founded: 2005-01-01
Active

2017-11-02

Drone Workforce Solutions

Angel: Not Listed

Drone Workforce Solutions is dedicated to helping the next generation of drone pilots through training programs.


Top 5 Investors
SmartInvest Ventures

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded:
Active

2017-11-01

Droneable

Seed: Not Listed

DRONEABLE, they believe that a better future can be created with Drones, that is why they create the best drones with industrial purposes customized to the needs of their customers, they have development of Drones for purposes such as: agriculture, aerial surveillance, 3D scanning, marketing, shows and much more.


Top 5 Investors
Brinc, Hardware.co

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded:
Active

2017-10-31

X-Clouduav

Angel: $452069


Top 5 Investors
Chuangjin Ziben

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $452069
Founded: 2016-12-01
Active

2017-10-30

GreenSight

Series A: $2604001

GreenSight is developing the second generation commercial drone platform. The company's full stack product is an enterprise platform that enables flying autonomous robots at scale. Through a mix of custom hardware and software the platform allows businesses in enterprise and government to get daily low altitude aerial intelligence with zero labor. They combine autonomy, advanced sensors, and data analytics to deliver land managers actionable alerts in agriculture, energy, construction and infrastructure. GreenSight has built and tested its technology providing daily agricultural analytics services to the golf course industry. GreenSight has built a complete digital management solution for golf courses which includes labor management, agronomy planning and aerial intelligence. In golf, the technology can save the industry over $1B annually by reducing water consumption allowing them to save on the costs to buy and pump the 752B gallons of water they use each year. They can save them hundreds of millions more on fungicides, pesticides, and fertilizer while improving course quality and improving staff efficiency.


Top 5 Investors
The Toro Company, Emerald Development Managers, Tabard Venture Capital

Founders

James Peverill, Joel Pedlikin

Website

Total Raised: $3704001
Founded: 2015-02-20
Active

2017-10-30

CLUE, Inc.

Series A: $2123611

CLUE, Inc. is a technology startup that develops and offers drone-based operating systems, platforms, cloud services, and smartphone apps. CLUE, Inc. was founded in 2014 and is based in Tokyo, Japan.


Top 5 Investors
ANRI, Dream Incubator, Adways Inc., Spiral Ventures, Drone Fund

Founders

Ryosuke Abe

Website

Total Raised: $2488223
Founded: 2014-08-22
Active

2017-10-27

RTech.Studio

Angel: $451141


Top 5 Investors
Wuhan Optics Valley Elite Investment Management

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $451141
Founded: 2015-10-28
Active

2017-10-12

Cape

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

Cape Aerial Telepresence™ provides the ability to effectively control a flying camera anywhere in the world in real-time. Their platform unlocks the full potential of commercial drones by removing the traditional complexities such as needing an onsite technical expert. By focusing on telepresence, They remove those limitations offering an easy to use, safe, and cost-effective platform that allows for drones to be remotely operated.


Top 5 Investors
Gradient Ventures, Madrona Venture Group, Telstra Ventures, New Enterprise Associates, XSeed Capital

Founders

Jason Soll, Louis Gresham, Thomas Finsterbusch

Website

Total Raised: $10000000
Founded: 2014-06-13
Active

2017-10-11

SKYROBOT

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed


Top 5 Investors
Kaga Electronics

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2014-09-09
Active

2017-10-01

Tachyon Oil and Gas

Seed: Not Listed

Tachyon Oil & Gas, inc. is focused on bringing responsibly safe drones for oil and gas inspection to market. We are developing a UL compliant drone that will be undergoing a UL Intrinsically Safe certification testing that will resolve concerns over hot work permits and ignition safety on oil and gas drill floors and rig pads. Current Drone Inspection services are unable to operate without a hot work permit or a work stoppage without endangering the lives of everyone on the rig. The solution to this is to use Intrinsically Safe or EX-P drones that allow the drilling and extraction operations to continue while the inspection flights take place. We have planned for two drones to be developed: The Canary This drone is being built to meet standards to operate in Hazardous Gas Area Zone 0 T4 classified location, primarily inside voids, tanks, and pipes. No longer will you have to shut down operations and gas check the area before doing visual inspections with UAV systems. Features: HD/IR Camera Remote gas detection The Warbler A large commercial drone, with advanced avionics, capable of operating in Class 1 locations. Tachyon Oil & Gas is currently building and testing a large scale commercial drone specifically designed for operations within electrical hazardous locations. Features: HD/IR Cameras Remote gas detection 45 minute+ flight time 3+ mile range Our drones will be using a number of proprietary features that we intend to patent including the navigation system, the engines, and the power flow system.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Dean Crawford, Richard Parliman, Ryan Cagney

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2017-06-27
Active

2017-10-01

Chouette

Seed: Not Listed


Top 5 Investors
Angelsquare, Paris Business Angels, Investessor

Founders

Charles Nespoulous, Cyril de Chassey

Website

Total Raised: $332044
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2017-10-01

FUNSNAP

Angel: $3003504


Top 5 Investors
Dream Chaser Capital, Kingkey Group, SPRIGHT

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $3003504
Founded: 2016-12-28
Active

2017-09-28

Sunflower Labs

Seed: $4000000

Sunflower Labs makes an autonomous outdoor security system that senses and deters unwanted visitors before they’re at your door. Our elegant sensors detect motion and vibration, differentiating between people, animals, and cars. When they detect something unusual, they’ll notify you and deploy a fully autonomous drone. The drone flies directly to the scene and streams live video of what’s happening. Guided by our sensors, it follows the activity, performs a security “sweep,” and lands itself safely in its weatherproof docking station.


Top 5 Investors
General Catalyst, SDVentures, Stanley Ventures

Founders

Alex Pachikov, Christian Eheim

Website

Total Raised: $6100000
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2017-09-15

OpenROV

Convertible Note: Not Listed

OpenROV is the creator of low cost robotic submarines intended to make underwater exploration accessible to everyone. With a depth capability of 100m, the OpenROV kit, as well as the upcoming ready-to-fly OpenROV Trident are able to see parts of the world that have never been explored before. The aspiration of OpenROV is to not only change how many discoveries are being made about the least-known part of the planet, but also change who it is making those discoveries.


Top 5 Investors
True Ventures, Bradley Horowitz, SK Ventures, Jovono

Founders

David Lang, Eric Stackpole

Website

Total Raised: $1300000
Founded: 2012-01-01
Active

2017-09-03

Hoversurf inc.

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

The Hoversurf is a human-carrying drone company founded by Alexander Atamanov. It is a tried and true addition to any futuristic science fiction arsenal. Hoversurf project is a system of transport of the future generation. Expected that Hoversurf will solve the problem in cities with traffic jams and help to save on the construction of infrastructure. The Hoversurf is a unique electric-powered vessel, bringing speed agility and stability of flight to the hands of amateur and professional navigators, according to the company.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Alexander Atamanov

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2017-09-02

Accès Industrie

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

Accès Industrie is a company specializing in the rental and sale of elevation equipment: aerial work platforms (aerial work platforms ts, articulated boom lifts, self-propelled platforms, telescopic boom lifts, truck-mounted platforms) and fork-lift trucks (telescopic forklifts, industrial trucks, off-road trucks).


Top 5 Investors
Idinvest Partners

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 1997-01-01
Active

2017-09-02

Accès Industrie

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed


Top 5 Investors
Idinvest Partners

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 1997-01-01
Active

2017-09-01

sitebots GmbH

Grant: $1340395

Sitebots develops flying robots and charging stations that create high-resolution photographs and video clips from the air. The use of the charging station with automated battery exchange also enables non-stop monitoring and offers the possibility of real-time video transmission to any location. On request, a satellite or radio-based control unit allows spontaneous and individual reconnaissance flights to anywhere within the flight radius. The control can be made from any location with internet access. Sitebots was founded in August 2013 and is based in Velten, Brandenburg.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $2844587
Founded: 2013-08-08
Active

2017-09-01

Pro-Drone

Grant: $59309

650000


Top 5 Investors
InnoEnergy, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Betwixt Ventures

Founders

André Moura

Website

Total Raised: $730417
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2017-08-29

UVS

Series B: $3032025


Top 5 Investors
SZHTI Group, Zhaoren Touzi, Huazhang Jiye Equity Investment Fund Management, Desheng Asset Management, Rongma Touzi Investment Management

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $5043733
Founded: 2014-08-13
Active

2017-08-25

Advanced Aircraft Company

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

Advanced Aircraft Company (AAC) is an aeronautical engineering and aircraft manufacturing company based in Hampton, Virginia. AAC produces vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aerial systems (UAS) targeting commercial and military markets. The Hercules UAS is the first aircraft product of AAC, to be followed by Greased Lightning, a NASA licensed technology. Hercules uses a series hybrid electric propulsion system based on current NASA research and development. Our patent-pending design is optimized to fly at higher airspeed with greatly improved range/endurance than other multi-rotors on the market today. Greased Lightning, a true VTOL UAS, requires no launch or recovery equipment. Designed with a low acoustic signature, our quiet drone is able to run in “Silent Mode” for 15 minutes. Additionally, Greased Lightning can continue safe flight following the loss of any electric motor.


Top 5 Investors
CIT GAP Funds, Charlottesville Angel Network

Founders

William Fredericks, William Fredericks

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-10-02
Active

2017-08-23

Laserpas

Venture - Series Unknown: $3072247

Laserpas is a new type of company – a helicopter and drone operator, working only with power grids. Laserpas solutions compete with typical on-ground inspection, allowing acquisition of larger than before amounts of data at an unprecedented frequency.


Top 5 Investors
Sistema Finance

Founders

Mantas Vaskela

Website

Total Raised: $3072247
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2017-08-22

ThereCraft

Seed: Not Listed

ThereCraft is a logistics company that transports urgent supplies using drone planes. The company's flying-wing drone, dubbed “YCS17,” has a compartment for transporting items and a release mechanism to drop its payload. This type of aircraft can fly faster and for longer distances than a pure rotor-propelled drone. ThereCraft is based in Los Angeles, California.


Top 5 Investors
Y Combinator

Founders

Star Simpson

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2017-08-21

Skyways

Pre-Seed: $120000

Skyways is creating a new form of transportation to advance our civilization. The company's focus in the immediate future is on cargo transportation with the idea to then fund a new personal air transportation vehicle that will be operated as a service. Skyways has a big focus on software to enable full autonomy and large scale fleet operations. Skyways was founded in 2017, is YC-backed and is headquartered in Austin, Texas.


Top 5 Investors
Y Combinator, Liquid 2 Ventures, Social Capital, NextView Ventures, Capital Factory

Founders

Charles Acknin, Chris Craighill

Website

Total Raised: $1120000
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2017-08-11

Airdog

Product Crowdfunding: $303588


Top 5 Investors
Chris Sang, Base Ventures, Carthona Capital, Daniel Curran, Wistron Corporation

Founders

Agris Kipurs, Edgars Rozentals, Ilja Nevdahs

Website

Total Raised: $7677759
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2017-08-10

FlyNex

Seed: $1177020

FlyNex provide a business operating software that supports any business on their drone related workflow in terms of planning, execution and analytics. By collaboration within or across companies they not only save operating costs and time but improve the quality of service and increase the revenue of their customers by an automated data driven workflow. They let companies scale their drone business solutions.


Top 5 Investors
High-Tech Grunderfonds, SpinLab - The HHL Accelerator, TGFS - Technologiegründerfonds Sachsen

Founders

Andreas Dunsch, Christian Caballero, Holger Dirksen, Michael Petrosjan

Website

Total Raised: $1177020
Founded: 2015-09-03
Active

2017-08-08

Citadel Defense Company

Series A: $11999995

Citadel develops an automated and modular drone defense solution that uses proprietary machine learning algorithms to detect and engage unwanted drones. Citadel's team is made up of experts from the commercial and military drone industries with decades of experience in delivering exceptional solutions. Current customers include the United States Department of Defense, Defense Innovation Unit-Experimental (DIUX), Special Operations Communities, Army, Navy, Air Force, Department of Homeland Security, Coast Guard, Customs and Border Patrol, and classified Defense customers.


Top 5 Investors
Lightspeed Venture Partners, EvoNexus

Founders

Daniel Magy, Henrik Borgstrom, Joseph Makol

Website

Total Raised: $13754114
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2017-08-07

Skycatch

Secondary Market: Not Listed

Skycatch builds technology to autonomously capture, process, and analyze 3D drone data to provide companies with an accurate visualization of the physical world. It is the leading industrial data collection and analytics company, focused on indexing and extracting critical information from the physical world. They use a combination of hardware, software, and artificial intelligence to deliver high precision data at unprecedented speed and ease of use. It was incorporated in 2013 and is based in San Francisco, California.


Top 5 Investors
Qualcomm Ventures, GV, Autodesk, MS&AD Ventures, Entrée Capital

Founders

Christian Sanz, Christopher Bumgardner

Website

Total Raised: $46570000
Founded: 2013-01-01
Active

2017-08-02

DRALONG

Series A: $1487351


Top 5 Investors
JD.com, Xian Changxiang Touzi

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1919809
Founded: 2015-10-16
Active

2017-07-31

Atlas Dynamics

Venture - Series Unknown: $8000000

Atlas Dynamics, founded in 2015, is a leading provider of fully autonomous drone-based solutions for professional users. Utilizing its proprietary technology, the company provides users with valuable data, quickly and safely, through highly resistant, intuitive and easy-to-use products. Atlas serves a range of visual-line-of-sight (VLOS) and behind-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) applications. Atlas drones can achieve longer flight times, wider ranges, faster speeds and greater altitudes with versatile sensors and payloads to serve key markets including infrastructure inspection, construction, security, first response, delivery and insurance. For more information, please visit: www.atlastdynamics.eu.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Igor Zhydanov, Ivan Tolchinsky

Website

Total Raised: $8000000
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2017-07-24

Fathom

Convertible Note: $120000

Fathom is the future of underwater exploration through an affordable, easy to use, underwater drone. Fathom’s first product, the Fathom One, allows anyone to be able to dive underwater without getting wet.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Right Side Capital Management, Techstars Mobility Accelerator

Founders

Danny Vessells, John Boss, Matt Gira

Website

Total Raised: $120000
Founded: 2015-04-01
Active

2017-07-20

SkySafe

Series A: $11500000

The SkySafe system can take control of a rogue drone over the air and safely land it. With detailed event history and real-time notifications, SkySafe offers an unprecedented level of airspace security. SkySafe was founded in 2015 in San Diego, CA. The SkySafe team consists of drone experts from MIT, UC San Diego, the Air Force Research Lab, and more. Our goal is to build safe, secure airspaces as a new wild west of drone development and innovation emerges.


Top 5 Investors
Andreessen Horowitz, BoxGroup, SV Angel, Sound Ventures, Founder Collective

Founders

Grant Jordan, Scott Torborg

Website

Total Raised: $14500000
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2017-07-17

Iridium Dynamics

Seed: Not Listed

Iridium Dynamics is an Australian drone manufacturer with offices in Brisbane, Australia and Toulouse, France. They offer high performance fixed-wing UAVs for commercial markets, and supply a range of accessories for fixed-wing UAVs. Iridium Dynamics was founded in Sydney in 2015 by Ian Conway Lamb, and is now headquartered in Brisbane. The company was accelerated by the Techstars Adelaide accelerator in 2017, and the Airbus Bizlab accelerator in 2018. They use advanced technologies to develop aircraft, ground-based robotics, batteries, and avionics which outperform existing solutions in the fixed-wing UAV market. Their products take the greatest advantage of the efficiency of fixed-wing aircraft to squeeze out every last bit of performance.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Techstars Adelaide Accelerator, Advance Queensland

Founders

Ian Conway Lamb

Website

Total Raised: $173962
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2017-07-17

CRON Systems

Seed: Not Listed

CRON Systems was founded in 2015 to cater to the complex security problems at the Indian borders. Our founding team spent the initial months at the field to understand the customer pain-points. We realised that the fragmented sensing solutions’ market was overpopulated with sensors that were nothing near field ready. To take these to the field, one would have to invest in numerous integrations, time and engineering resources. We decided to build to fill the void that these myopic sensors left in the market. In our effort to provide intelligent sensing that integrates multiple sensors, was weather and terrain agnostic, we developed CRON’s very own Smart Sensor Fusion platform. This platform is designed to flawlessly fuse data from different types of sensors. Simply put, it combines the information from multiple sensors to help perceive the environment and if/when one sensor is compromised by the terrain or the weather conditions, another sensor jumps into action. With little to no false alarms, accurate object/human detection, tracking and classification our advanced suite of products and technology solutions are designed to augment situational awareness i.e. makes you fully aware of the environment around you. What started as a venture to secure our hostile borders has now become a quest to build a more robust sensor platform that will ensure the integration of multiple different sensors with ease, thereby transforming the way sensing works today.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, YourNest Venture Capital, Techstars Adelaide Accelerator

Founders

Saurav Agarwala, Tommy Katzenellenbogen, Tushar Chhabra

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-10-16
Active

2017-07-12

Spacedat

Seed: $420000

Spacedat is Bringing BIG DATA to agriculture with a DRONE enabled digital platform. Spacedat have 10+ years of experience in aerial imagery analysis and startup strategies.


Top 5 Investors
NXTP Ventures, Start Up Peru

Founders

Guillermo De Vivanco

Website

Total Raised: $500000
Founded: 2014-05-11
Active

2017-07-07

Intelligent Flying Machines, Inc.

Seed: Not Listed

IFM is a data analytics company using computer vision and robotics to automate data capture. Its core technology enables its high-performance flying robots to operate fully autonomously in indoor environments with centimeter accuracy. IFM's first product uses these flying robots to automate inventory counting in warehouses.


Top 5 Investors
Dorm Room Fund

Founders

Marc Gyongyosi

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2017-06-20

NAR

Seed: Not Listed

NAR is the 1st software for drones to help you analyze data in real-time, saving you time & money. NAR has been leveraged for 5,000+ hours of aerial inspections so far.


Top 5 Investors
Leap Ventures, Speed Accelerator

Founders

Charlie El Khoury, Nicolas Zaatar

Website

Total Raised: $500000
Founded: 2015-09-01
Active

2017-06-20

Fastout

Seed: $170843

FastOut’s ambition is to map the world with 360° interactive drone views and become the world’s largest IT platform that connects local professional drone pilots with customers. Through their global self-service platform, customers can easily place a drone order and get access to the database containing 360° drone views that can be instantly customized. Their unique IT platform makes it possible to build efficient and innovative services in virtual reality, digital communication and marketing. With their sharing economy business modell the incentive for pilots to join their community is high.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Håkan Lindgren

Website

Total Raised: $170843
Founded: 2013-01-01
Active

2017-06-17

Dronefence

Series A: Not Listed

Founded in 2016 by Benny Drescher, Dronefence develops tracking and security systems for the detection of commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The company is currently developing sky-tracking modules that can be customized to monitor air space over a wide variety of terrains, suitable for commercial businesses and public venues, such as shopping malls and concert arenas, to government buildings, airports, and industrial plants.


Top 5 Investors
Larnabel Ventures, Boundary Holding, Rajat Khare, VP Capital

Founders

Benny Drescher

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2017-06-07

DroneUA

Seed: Not Listed

DroneUA is an international system integrator of unmanned solutions. The company’s structure includes its own engineering and production units, a data processing center has been opened. Drone.UA is a distributor of commercial and industrial solutions by DJI and Parrot, a distributor of Drone Deploy and Pix4D software in Eastern Europe and the Caucasus. The company operates in the fields of energy and the oil and gas industry, as well as in the fields of geodesy and topography. The main areas of work of Drone.UA are the development and implementation of industry solutions based on drone technology, the provision of services using UAVs, as well as the processing of data obtained using unmanned aerial vehicles. Drone.UA technologies are used on more than 4 million hectares of sown area of ​​Ukraine. The Drone.UA group of companies is TOP 3 the most innovative enterprise in the agricultural sector of Ukraine according to the FORBES publication. And is included in the list of TOP 20 most innovative enterprises in Ukraine.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Fevzi Ametov, Valerii Iakovenko

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2013-01-01
Active


Top 5 Investors
Zijin High-Tech Venture Capital

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $437758
Founded: 2014-11-04
Active

2017-05-14

UAV-IQ Precision Agriculture

Undisclosed: Not Listed

UAV-IQ, which stands for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Intelligence, helps growers easily and profitably adopt some of the most advanced agricultural technology. We are an AgriTech company that leverages deep experience in large-scale drone operations and precision agriculture to develop and scale solutions for growers. The company now offers drone-based biological control (or “biocontrol”) service, a revolutionary integrated pest management (IPM) service that uses drones to efficiently release beneficial insects to control pest populations as an effective alternative to pesticides. We currently provide this service in California, and are underway in our plans to make it available in new markets in the near future. We started off as one of the first companies authorized by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct commercial drone operations to provide crop scouting services for California vineyards, and have since grown to the point where the platform and software we built to serve our own customers has been used by drone operators on five continents to serve local growers. UAV-IQ now stands poised to scale a groundbreaking new service after a successful first year of commercial service in California. This initiative is drone-based biological control (“biocontrol”) service, a revolutionary integrated pest management (“IPM”) service that uses drones to efficiently release beneficial insects to control pest populations as an effective alternative to pesticides. Partnered with the world’s largest multinational company in the $3.8B agricultural biocontrol industry, we are underway in our plans to make this service available in new markets throughout the U.S. and beyond. We have a well-balanced team with strength in critical areas. Andreas Neuman, the CEO, was Assistant Director of Operations for the US Air Force’s first squadron operating the Global Hawk Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), which carries the most sophisticated remote sensing equipment in operation. He has successfully led multidisciplinary teams in both his civilian and military careers and has routinely been entrusted with assets valued at over $200 million and the completion of multi-million-dollar projects. He has identified and solved complex and evolving regulatory and technical issues that led to a six-fold increase in mission capability by defining and implementing new programs and policies. After separating from the military, he gained experience in the startup world as an analyst for Tech Coast Angels and earned his MBA from the Anderson School of Management at UCLA, building on credentials that include a BA in economics from Columbia University and an MA in International Relations from American Military University. Vice President of Agriculture, Robert “Bob” Starnes, joins the company with a renowned record of developing and applying innovative agriculture technology in world-class academic institutions as well as successful commercial ventures. Before joining the company, Bob was the Senior Superintendent of Agriculture at UC Davis in the Entomology Department for 15 years. While there, he managed a research lab that studied integrated pest management and remote sensing in agriculture and also founded Shale Peak Horticulture, a company offering customized biological pest management solutions to growers as an alternative to using pesticides. Thomas Grandperrin is our Director of Business Development. He has Masters Degrees in management from ESEC Barcelona and Toulouse Business School and is an alum of Start-Up Chile, where he met the UAV-IQ team. Originally from France and fluent in three languages, he has spent the last 10 years working in agriculture focusing on developing new technologies in India, Argentina, California, and Chile. He is now based out of Barcelona, Spain where he is focused on building awareness for UAV-IQ’s services and preparing for expansion into the EU. Michael Clark is an accomplished database engineer and strategist who brings expertise to the backbone of the product—its enterprise architecture. He also provides programming and developing skills which have already borne results for UAV-IQ as it builds its platforms. UAV-IQ has graduated from prominent business accelerator programs and has been advised by key faculty members and researchers at UC Davis to gain unique access to their industry-leading expertise. It has gained several prestigious awards including the Food + City Challenge at South by Southwest (SXSW), and media attention from major outlets such as CNN and AgFunder. As a result, UAV-IQ has solidified itself as a leader in an emerging industry, specializing in bridging the gap between drone flight service providers and the agriculture industry. Our goal is to continue growing UAV-IQ into an agriculture technology company that provides the infrastructure, platform, analytics and tools necessary to tackle complex agronomic, farm management and pest control challenges. Using a globally accessible cloud-based infrastructure, UAV-IQ will form the central hub for decision-makers and service providers responsible for profitably producing high-value agriculture.


Top 5 Investors
SVG Ventures, Thrive Agtech Accelerator

Founders

Andreas Neuman, Michael Clark, Rick Smith, Robert Starnes, Thomas Grandperrin

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-02-23
Active

2017-05-12

Global Energy Transmission

Seed: $2500000

Global Energy Transmission (GET) uniquely enables battery-powered drones to fly forever by safely and quickly recharging while still in flight. Drones simply hover for a short time (few minutes!) in one of our large charging area, which can be installed kilometers apart along flight routes, and inside. GET offers GET Air solution which includes Ground Station for wireless power transmission and commercial grade drones equipped with built-in GET technologies, including Wireless Power Receiving system and Rapid Battery Charging pack. GET corp is US-based company with engineering center in Russia.


Top 5 Investors
Draper Associates

Founders

Leonid Plekhanov, William Kallman

Website

Total Raised: $2500000
Founded: 2015-04-21
Active

2017-05-08

RightHook, Inc.

Venture - Series Unknown: $1910000

RightHook's tools and platforms allow automotive, aviation and other robotic applications to test in the harshest conditions on earth, safely. RightHook has taken the best from robotics, artificial intelligence and proven web scale technologies to provide the ultimate solution for development and testing.RightHook is the leader in autonomous system simulation specializing in Automotive, Aerospace, and Service Delivery.


Top 5 Investors
First Round Capital

Founders

Jon Mullen

Website

Total Raised: $1910000
Founded: 2016-10-01
Active

2017-05-02

Rokk3r

Undisclosed: Not Listed

Rokk3r Labs is the best place in the world to launch companies that change the world. It is a platform for entrepreneurs to create startups that perform at least 10x greater than competitors, and a strategic partner for investors and organizations to increase value, mitigate risks and stay at the edge of innovation. With a focus on leveraging exponential technologies (e.g., the blockchain, artificial intelligence, and 3D printing) and implementing new-age methods of raising capital, Rokk3r Labs is harnessing global collective genius to cobuild companies that change the world. Currently, Rokk3r Labs has a portfolio of 30+ companies.


Top 5 Investors
Scout Ventures, Jon Gosier, Eight Dragons, Lorenzo de Leo, Juan Calle

Founders

Brian Sanchez, Charles Irizarry, German Montoya, Juan Montoya, Nabyl Charania

Website

Total Raised: $5000000
Founded: 2012-01-01
Active

2017-05-01

XOTAR

Seed: Not Listed

XOTAR was an R&D organization studying various computational requirements and methods for developing safety critical, reliable, trustworthy autonomous systems by leveraging simulation and advanced verification methodologies.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Robert Rossi

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2017-01-01
Closed

2017-05-01

Resprana

Pre-Seed: $100000

Resprana is empowering people around the world to own their air and protect themselves in polluted environments. Our first product is an in-nose wearable air filter.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $100000
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2017-05-01

Archon

Non-equity Assistance: $545430

Archon specializes in providing automated operations with UAVs. Archon technology utilizes drones and recharging stations to reduce the costs, decrease the risks, and to increase the quality of surveillance, inspections and monitoring services that today are performed with cameras, satellites, and human personnel. The company was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Modena, Italy.


Top 5 Investors
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs

Founders

Davide Ghezzi, Davide Venturelli, Roberto Navoni

Website

Total Raised: $788183
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2017-04-28

iRobotics Japan

Seed: Not Listed


Top 5 Investors
Arco Partners

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2017-04-27

3D Robotics

Series D: $53000000

3DR makes advanced drone technology easily accessible to the construction, mining, and surveying industries for use in data analysis. It helps users in land mapping and site scanning services in collecting accurate aerial data of the Jobsite, turning urns the drone photos into maps, models, point clouds, and providing comprehensive onboarding and ongoing support, enabling clients to take the batter and informed decisions related to construction sites. It was founded in 2009 and headquartered in Berkeley, California.


Top 5 Investors
Qualcomm Ventures, True Ventures, Foundry Group, Autodesk, Mayfield Fund

Founders

Chris Anderson, Jordi Munoz

Website

Total Raised: $178775000
Founded: 2009-01-01
Active

2017-04-26

SV Tech

Series A: $1450852


Top 5 Investors
Zhengqin Ziben

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1450852
Founded: 2013-05-09
Active

2017-04-26

Harwar

Angel: $435255


Top 5 Investors
Fortune Venture Capital, Shenzhen Investment Holdings

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $435255
Founded: 2014-11-01
Active

2017-04-06

Technidrone

Debt Financing: $26608

Technidrone is a company dedicated to the manufacture, technical service, and maintenance of unmanned aircraft for civil use. The company believes in the strength of technology to accurately design the most robust, powerful, and most autonomous UAVs on the market. With Technidrone people will get accurate information in real time, allowing them make accurate decisions, optimize processes, reduce costs and increase quality and productivity in agricultural, topographical, thermographic, and endless utilities.


Top 5 Investors
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, SODENA

Founders

Alain Zabalegui

Website

Total Raised: $80935
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2017-04-05

Sixdof Space

Seed: $1000000

Sixdof Space has developed a light-based optical sensor and set of algorithms that can determine accurate location and positioning at ultra high speeds and extremely low cost and power. Sixdof Space uses optical pre-processing to reduce the amount of data and computational complexity by approximately 3 orders of magnitude. The technology leverages existing room lights to serve as location reference points instead of expensive cameras and hardware. Applications include AR/VR, robotics, drones, automotive, and indoor positioning and tracking.


Top 5 Investors
Cornerstone Venture Partners

Founders

Daniel Greenspan, Klony Lieberman, Mark Goldfarb

Website

Total Raised: $1000000
Founded: 2017-02-01
Active

2017-04-04

DroneAi

Seed: $2000000

DroneAi is a drone navigation company, solving issues facing drone delivery using patent navigation system and AI.


Top 5 Investors
YBR Capital

Founders

Nitya Singh

Website

Total Raised: $2000000
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2017-04-03

OCTO INC.

Angel: Not Listed

OCTO INC. main solution its Octopull. A platform (PaaS) that provides software and hardware infrastructure for industrial automation and digitalization with IoT & Unmanned Vehicles technology. Facilitating preventive maintenance and predictive security we help transforming the work of the future, allowing people to dedicate themself to strategic work and not to risk and tedious tasks.


Top 5 Investors
ABC Accelerator, Roberto Stanley

Founders

Juan Puelpan, Pablo Massera, Rodrigo Morgado

Website

Total Raised: $212200
Founded: 2015-10-30
Active

2017-03-30

ucair GmbH

Seed: Not Listed

ucair utilizes the most recent developments in drones and sensors to make the inspection of photovoltaic plants easier, faster and more transparent for owners, operators and investors. Founded in early 2017 by Christian Shuster and Marian Krüger in Berlin, the startup utilizes a steadily growing network of drone pilots with thermographic cameras to capture infrared images of the customers’ PV plants. After the aerial inspection, the data is transmitted to ucair for further analysis. Using a semi-automated process, the company combines the processing speed and accuracy of analysis software with the human expertise of a network of PV experts to detect yield-reducing defects such as defective strings or damaged modules. In the end, the customer receives a transparent report, detailing the status of the PV plant, the defects that were identified and the inherent yield potential. The report also includes recommendations for suitable maintenance services and their financial benefits in the short, medium and long run.


Top 5 Investors
Future Energy Ventures

Founders

Christian Shuster, Marian Krüger

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2017-03-20
Active

2017-03-22

AIRTEAM

Seed: Not Listed

AIRTEAM is a drone pilot to business platform. We connect businesses that need aerial shots with pilots that can execute these shots. We create stunning aerial photos, videos, 360 videos, 3D models, virtual tours, thermal imaging and inspections. We offer aerial drone services all over Germany catering for customers in real estate, energy, construction and TV & events. What makes AIRTEAM unique is our own 3D Preview software. Directly after we receive a customer request we send a free 3D visualisation of the requested drone flight to our customer. Thereby our customers (1) know exactly what the drone pilot will shoot, (2) our pilots know exactly what shots to take and (3) we can speed up the process from order to delivery by 2x in comparison to other drone services.


Top 5 Investors
Startupbootcamp

Founders

Gautier Chapuis, Thomas Gorski

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2017-03-15

Ascent AeroSystems

Seed: $600000

Ascent AeroSystems designs and manufactures unique “coaxial” drones for the industrial, public safety and military markets. The rugged cylinder-shape is more portable and durable than conventional multi-rotors vehicles and is ideal for mission-critical operations in tough environments. Hundreds have been delivered to professional, commercial, government and military customers worldwide.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Jonathan Meringer, Nathaniel Meringer, Peter Fuchs

Website

Total Raised: $1006000
Founded: 2015-01-15
Active

2017-03-14

Digital Eagle

Series A: $1446043


Top 5 Investors
Jiumei Fiberglass, Juxian Capital, Yancheng Gaoxinqu Touzi

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1916843
Founded: 2013-10-23
Active

2017-03-07

Zero Zero Robotics

Series B: $144875

Co-founded in 2014 by Stanford Ph.D’s, MQ Wang and Tony Zhang, ZeroZero is a forward-thinking robotics company pioneering the future of smart flying robotics that empower people to enhance their lives. Two years ago, ZeroZero introduced its first flagship product, the Hover Camera Passport, a consumer-friendly smart flying camera built for capturing fun and unique perspectives and exciting memories. It received widespread acclaim, won numerous awards, such as Best of the Best from Red Dot Design, IF Design, CES, among others, and entered into a worldwide partnership with Apple retail. ZeroZero, with over 120 employees, is headquartered in Beijing, with offices in San Francisco, Shenzhen, Hangzhou, and Taiwan. Investors include IDG, GSR Ventures, ZhenFund, among others.


Top 5 Investors
ZhenFund, GSR Ventures, IDG Capital, Chiratae Ventures, Zuig Investment

Founders

Mengqiu Wang, Tong Zhang

Website

Total Raised: $25234641
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2017-03-03

AMKOU Aeronautics GP

Seed: Not Listed


Top 5 Investors
DigitalCPR

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2013-01-01
Active

2017-03-01

Hemav

Grant: $75257

Hemav develops and offers UAV technology do address civil matters. The company aims to develop, innovate, and commercialize UAV technology in order to offer integral solutions for civil UAV applications. Hemav is a company that extends, facilitates and approaches the drone technology to improve processes and guarantee innovative solutions to the needs of civil society by combining the capture of aerial data with new information technologies. It envisions to be a leading international company and a reference as an operator of civil air services with high added value through drone technology and new information technologies. The company was founded by Irene Gallego and is based in Barcelona, Spain.


Top 5 Investors
Crowdcube, EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs, Scranton Enterprises BV, Osborne Clarke, ACCIONA I'MNOVATION

Founders

Alex Gomar Manresa, Xavier Silva García

Website

Total Raised: $3862213
Founded: 2012-01-01
Active

2017-03-01

4th Law, LLC

Angel: $135000

4th Law provides modular, configurable, extendable, and portable control systems on its own proprietary intelligent Command and Control platform for Robots and Terrestrial, Aerospace, and Deep Space Unmanned Vehicles.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

David Mittelman, Eric Shuss

Website

Total Raised: $135000
Founded: 2016-06-10
Active

2017-02-28

Poladrone

Seed: Not Listed

At Poladrone, we play with cutting edge UAV and remote sensing technologies to gather huge amount of data, which we then eagerly dig through the mess using algorithms to make sense of it for business applications! Founded in 2016 by two aerospace engineers in Malaysia, we’ve established strategic partnerships around the world in Hong Kong, China, Spain and Croatia. We were selected as one of three finalists in the ReimagineDrone Incubator out of over 200 drone startups globally where we spent three months in Barcelona learning from industry experts. Our mission is to utilise drones for good and tackle challenging industrial issues, starting with oil palm in Malaysia. We seek to increase efficiency within plantations thus creating sustainable farming practices and protecting our rain forests from further deforestation. Our work had been featured in leading media platforms such as TechInAsia, Mashable, Focus Malaysia, and had been awarded the Judge's Choice award for the Top 100 Pitch at Echelon Malaysia.


Top 5 Investors
Brinc, Incubio

Founders

How Yong Guan, Jin Xi Cheong

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2016-06-01
Active

2017-02-28

KapetAIR

Seed: Not Listed

KAPETAIR – a research and development project of a highly efficient patent-pending VTOL UAV for commercial and civilian use. Their mission is to deliver the best and the most versatile lightweight VTOL Drone to the customers worldwide.


Top 5 Investors
Brinc, Incubio

Founders

Luka Kapeter, Marko Velic

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2017-01-01
Active

2017-02-08

Drone Department

Venture - Series Unknown: $136640

Drone Department is a company provides aerial photography and video production aerial photography services.


Top 5 Investors
Drone Fund, Optima Ventures

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $136640
Founded: 2016-07-11
Active

2017-02-06

Drone Delivery Canada

Post-IPO Equity: $10900000

Drone Delivery Canada, is a pioneering technology firm based out of Toronto, Ontario Canada with a focus on designing, developing and implementing a commercially viable drone delivery system within the Canadian geography. They are focused on bringing Innovation to the Canada - utilizing drone technology to redefine the just in time delivery standard for retailers. Their group consists of highly seasoned technology professionals who have successfully built, owned and operated technology ventures in the Canadian marketplace.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Paul Di Benedetto, Tony Di Benedetto

Website

Total Raised: $13650000
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2017-02-01

DRONAMICS

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

Our mission at DRONAMICS is to democratize airfreight and lower the cost of shipping in emerging markets. To achieve this, we are developing a new type of cargo airplane – small, unmanned and extremely fuel efficient. It can transport 350 KG over 2,500 KM for a cost that's 50%+ lower than other airplanes. It flies autonomously, can be monitored and managed remotely via satellite, and the whole system costs less than a sports car. DRONAMICS is IATA's first and only Strategic Partner for drones worldwide.


Top 5 Investors
Speedinvest, Founders Factory, Eleven Ventures, Hardware.co

Founders

Konstantin Rangelov, Svilen Rangelov

Website

Total Raised: $223832
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2017-02-01

CFUAS

Series A: $2179731


Top 5 Investors
One Capital, Yuanzheng Investment, Chuchuang Investment

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $3724347
Founded: 2014-01-22
Active

2017-01-31

GoodBots

Seed: Not Listed

50-top consumer goods, home furnishings and appliances delivered factory-direct or to retailers per market demands.


Top 5 Investors
Worthwhile Industries Campuses

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2017-01-31
Active

2017-01-26

Arctic Robotics

Seed: $320500

Arctic Robotics provide fully autonomous indoor flying drones for all kind of business needs. They are capable of deploying Drone as a Service, off-the-shelf solutions, and customized business specific solutions. Their patent pending indoor navigation solution is independent on GPS or other external sensors, and it works equally well in total darkness as in bright daylight.


Top 5 Investors
Superhero Capital

Founders

Jari Mikkonen, Niko Oksanen, Pauli Isoaho

Website

Total Raised: $759330
Founded: 2015-08-15
Active

2017-01-23

R2TECK

Series B: $2918004


Top 5 Investors
Eagles Fund, Beiruan Angle, Powercloud Venture Capital, Fuxin Chuangtou, Xiwo Zhongchuang Kongjian

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $4923193
Founded: 2015-05-29
Active

2017-01-17

Measure

Series B: $22000000

Measure was an aerial intelligence company that enables enterprises to realize the transformative benefits of drone technology. With end-to-end program management, user-friendly flight control, and in-platform data analysis, our comprehensive software solution, Ground Control, helps businesses save thousands of hazardous man-hours and create millions of dollars in operational benefits. On February 1st, 2020, Measure sold its services business into a joint venture with Aerodyne to form Aerodyne-Measure and reformed as Measure Global (https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/measure-5631)


Top 5 Investors
Cognizant, 32 Ventures, PSP Capital Partners, The Flying Object

Founders

Brandon Torres Declet, Justin Oberman, Robert Wolf

Website

Total Raised: $27500000
Founded: 2014-06-01
Closed

2017-01-17

Measure UAS

Series B: $22000000

Measure was an aerial intelligence company that enables enterprises to realize the transformative benefits of drone technology. With end-to-end program management, user-friendly flight control, and in-platform data analysis, our comprehensive software solution, Ground Control, helps businesses save thousands of hazardous man-hours and create millions of dollars in operational benefits. On February 1st, 2020, Measure sold its services business into a joint venture with Aerodyne to form Aerodyne-Measure and reformed as Measure Global (https://www.crunchbase.com/organization/measure-5631)


Top 5 Investors
Cognizant, 32 Ventures, PSP Capital Partners, The Flying Object

Founders

Brandon Torres Declet, Justin Oberman, Robert Wolf

Website

Total Raised: $27500000
Founded: 2014-06-01
Closed

2017-01-15

Pragmatic Master

Seed: $3694

“Turn-key Advance Aerial Data Solutions “ . Pragmatic Master combines drones, artificial intelligence and remote sensing tools improve daily business decisions. Pragmatic Master brings value by offering a turnkey end-to-end solutions for aerial data analysis. Data gathering , processing and analysis to provide actionable insight across multiple industries.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Zukile Mkhalali

Website

Total Raised: $3694
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2017-01-15

Aquilo

Seed: Not Listed

Aquilo provides crucial data with greater efficiency and cost-effectiveness to companies all over Alaska, using proven industrial drone technology. Aquilo's mission is to provide better information to decision makers while saving them money and keeping people on the ground safe. Aquilo uses proven drone technology to collect better data and information from formerly inaccessible, high risk, or logistically difficult areas.


Top 5 Investors
Launch Alaska, Alyeska Venture Management

Founders

Carl France

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-06-15
Active

2017-01-13

Hoverfly Technologies

Venture - Series Unknown: $3669217

Hoverfly develops aerial robots for specialized workflows for commercial and industrial use. The Company developed the first integrated flight control system for multi-rotors (the HoverflyPro), the first power tether drone (the LiveSky), and the first 1-hour endurance platform (the BigSky). Hoverfly's LiveSky power tether technology is opening up a whole new world of applications for persistent aerial imagery collection in sports, public events, public safety, and inspection markets. Using LiveSky power tether systems (now for consumer drones too), users can keep their vehicle in the air for virtually unlimited amounts of time.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Dr. Alfred Ducharme

Website

Total Raised: $7749217
Founded: 2010-01-01
Active

2017-01-13

GoPato

Seed: $550000

GoPato is a hyperlocal food delivery platform powered by drone technology. Founded in 2015, the company is transforming the way to order food around a city with autonomous delivery drones under 30 minutes. Currently GoPato get the authorization to start commercial operation BVLOS in the urban area of San José Costa Rica with a partnership with Mcdonald's. Awarded by Forbes Central America as one of 30 business promises and mentioned by all national newspapers and media, GoPato is in charge of being your right hand.


Top 5 Investors
Carao Ventures, Grupo Alta

Founders

Jose Navarro, Lionel Peralta

Website

Total Raised: $650000
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2017-01-10

Flyte Technologies

Seed: Not Listed

Flyte provides a dedicated drone flight planning, compliance and operational management system for the commercial drone sector. The primary goal is to provide the trusted planning and reporting infrastructure for pilots and businesses alike which allow them to scale and broaden the use of drones into our day to day business. Flyte Technologies is located in Belfast, United Kingdom. The company was founded in 2016 by Matthew Bradley and Kerr MacKinnon.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Kerr MacKinnon, Matthew Bradley

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2016-03-01
Active

2017-01-10

SINOCHIP

Series A: $1444627


Top 5 Investors
Hualin Innovation Investment

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1444627
Founded: 2011-03-25
Active

2017-01-09

Garcia

Angel: $288279


Top 5 Investors
PreAngel

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $288279
Founded: 2012-12-04
Active

2017-01-08

MyDefence

Venture - Series Unknown: $1325527

MyDefence is an entrepreneurial enterprise rooted in the experience of former military officers. The company leverages a deep understanding of military operations and robust insight into advanced radio technologies, with expertise of highly skilled RF engineers. MyDefence nourishes a disruptive technology culture within our corporation, with a strong desire to develop revolutionary, solid and superior technology, which protects infantry soldiers, from Improvised Explosive Devises (IED) or drones carrying explosives. By listening to our customers, and combining lessons learned with our technology and research, we have made revolutionizing steps towards robust wireless signaling in mission critical environments. The knowledge gained and shared, makes our products truly cutting edge. At MyDefence we realize the terms “Interoperability” and “Mission Critical” are lifesavers. Around these notions, we work our projects and products in order to accommodate the military needs for flexibility and operability.


Top 5 Investors
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1325527
Founded: 2013-01-01
Active

2017-01-05

Robolink

Product Crowdfunding: $217467

Robolink is an education company that offers robotics or drone kits, and videos to help students learn to build robots or code. The company’s product portfolio include CoDrone, a tiny quadcopter drone that allows its users to program it to do whatever they want; and Rokit Smart, a kit that enables students to learn and teach robotics. Robolink was launched by Hansol Hong in April 2012 and is based in San Diego, California.


Top 5 Investors
SOSV, HAX

Founders

Hansol Hong

Website

Total Raised: $476467
Founded: 2012-04-19
Active

2017-01-01

NearSat

Seed: Not Listed

NearSat is an aerial platform that engages in building drones.


Top 5 Investors
muru-D

Founders

Sherard Kueh

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded:
Active

2017-01-01

MyResearch, UAB

Grant: $52647

Company was founded in 2007 in Vilnius (Lithuania). Core businesses are: the designing of communication systems, manufacturing of unmanned flying systems, designing individual mechanical and electronic components to them. Currently, the company specializes in developing and manufacturing unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on brand ECILOP.


Top 5 Investors
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs

Founders

Aleksey Zaitsevsky

Website

Total Raised: $52647
Founded: 2007-01-01
Active

2017-01-01

Pegasus Aeronautics

Pre-Seed: Not Listed


Top 5 Investors
Velocity, MaRS Investment Accelerator Fund

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $26042
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2016-12-30

Zhongju

Angel: $431977


Top 5 Investors
Shenzhen Harmony Investment Funds Co.,Ltd, Dingju Touzi

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $431977
Founded: 2013-05-30
Active

2016-12-23

Robotics Unlimited

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

Today’s ground robots are still relying on old technologies such as wheels or tracks to travel. While these technologies offer good performance for specific applications, there is currently no technology that enable ground robots to move over a large variety of terrains at high speed while being energy efficient, capabilities that are critical in many applications requiring ground robots to operate in different indoor/outdoor environment over various distances. Their first product is a fast, agile and all-terrain ground robotic platform capable of traveling at high speed over any type of terrains. Engineered with mass production in mind, their platform has a low manufacturing cost and offers superior performances.


Top 5 Investors
Florida Institute for the Commercialization of Public Research

Founders

Colton Black, Sebastien Cotton

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2016-12-23

Eagle Brother

Series A: $1439615


Top 5 Investors
HJW Asset Management, Fenda, Hailiang Ziben

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1899361
Founded: 2015-12-25
Active

2016-12-21

Embention

Series B: Not Listed

Embention is a high tech company focused on the UAV and unmanned vehicle industry. The company started in 2007 after winning several I+D awards with Flamingo (an autonomous bomb fulfilled with fire extinguisher agents for forest firefighting). Due to the increasing demand from the UAV industry the company adapted the GNC (Guidance Navigation and Control) technology for the control of any unmanned vehicle. Nowadays Embention is a reference in the industry, thanks to the Veronte Autopilot a highly versatile control system capable of automating the control of any unmanned system.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

David Benavente

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2007-01-01
Active

2016-12-21

Honeycomb Aerospace Technologies

Angel: $432127


Top 5 Investors
TianDi Growth Capital

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $432127
Founded: 2015-07-21
Active

2016-12-20

EasyInspect ApS

Grant: $1956776


Top 5 Investors
Innovation Fund Denmark

Founders

Andreas Larsen, Sylvester Nielsen

Website

Total Raised: $1956776
Founded: 2015-10-29
Active

2016-12-20

Astral AR, LLC

Seed: $155000

Astral AR's patented combination of emergent technologies is an active risk mitigation tool - expressly designed for uniformed first responders to prevent and stop gun violence and make ultra-fast rescue of survivors possible. Utilizing ethical AI and ML, our technology delivers situational awareness, anomaly detection, forced de-escalation, and bulletproof protocol to stop active shooters. *Can find survivors hidden behind walls, in debris. *Our unique, defensible immersive technology is both standalone and can also be combined with a quadcopter for an aerial tool piloted by cognition, eye gaze, and simple command gestures through a holographic interface. *The technology interacts with the environment with a minimum of human control, Astral AR reduces human risk, optimizes strategic public safety, and brings a whole new level of cost-effectiveness, and positive social impact. Our Augmented Reality aerial robotics give operators an autonomous flying shield of bullet-stopping protection from a safe distance. This exponentially increases the lifesaving capabilities data of humanitarian endeavors such as Urban Public Safety, School Security, Wide-Area Search & Rescue, Firefighting, Disaster Management, and Large Venue Security. Astral AR has built the prototypes, permanently patented our IP, and is rolling out pilot programs in public safety agencies starting spring 2020. Currently raising money to scale our go-to-market strategy. Astral AR is a State & Federal Vendor, and affiliated with both FEMA's Emerging Technology Initiative and the IAEM for UAV/UAS SME. We're offering an extremely favorable IP outcome for all investors involved. More info: www.astralar.com


Top 5 Investors
Backstage Capital, Treehouse Capital, Astral Friends & Fam, Ralph Tice

Founders

Jose La Placa Amigò, Leah La Salla

Website

Total Raised: $255000
Founded: 2015-10-01
Active

2016-12-20

Navatics

Series A: $1438683


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $1438683
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2016-12-06

Botlink

Angel: $1620100

Botlink is the world’s most capable UAV software + hardware platform, providing you the capability to control your drone and process data over the cellular network. No matter the task or location, Botlink enables you to do more with your drone.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Alex Kube, Terri F. Zimmerman

Website

Total Raised: $2161600
Founded: 2014-03-05
Active

2016-12-01

FuVeX

Grant: $53319

FuVeX is dedicated to the design, manufacture, and commercialization of drones. The vision of the members of FuVeX is to improve the way in which the great institutions and companies are related to the aeronautics. Moreover, the company's mission is to provide such institutions and companies with an aircraft that allows them to solve their monitoring or transportation needs by flying long distances in a safe, easy and legal way.


Top 5 Investors
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs

Founders

Carlos Matilla Codesal

Website

Total Raised: $53319
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2016-12-01

FalconViz

Series A: $900000

FalconViz is a Saudi registered company focused on 3D surveying and mapping by Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) with autonomous integration of planes, copters and 3D software solutions. FalconViz Drone design, manufacture, and performance evaluations are all conducted in KSA to meet the highest of standards and meet the tailored needs of clients. Founded in 2015, FalconViz is the product of the state-of-art technology coming out of King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST). More than five (5+) years experienced and certified team in UAV design and piloting. More than ten (10+) years expert staff in Survey, GIS Mapping, CAD 3D modeling and visualization. International and Local Patents in UAV hardware, software, and design. Proven solution within KSA with extensive project portfolio.


Top 5 Investors
Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures, KAUST Innovation Fund

Founders

Anas Dahlawi, Luca Passone, Mohamed Shalaby, Neil Smith

Website

Total Raised: $1269337
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2016-11-07

GolfBirdie

Seed: Not Listed

GolfBirdie is a drone video guide to the world's top golf courses. The company provide golfers around the world with a birds eye view of some of the most spectacular courses. GolfBirdie helps anyone plan a golf trip anywhere in the world. No more looking at still images to decide where anyone would like to play. Each course has a 4k promotional video giving the ability to see a course like never before.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Dean Douglas-Evans, Dean Tobin, John Douglas

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2016-01-01
Active

2016-11-04

DroneUp

Seed: $2300000

DroneUp’s pilot management platform deploys the right pilots with the right assets to the right places, regardless of the mission type. We track pilot certification, experience and location through our patent pending “always-on” mobile app to guarantee qualified pilots are alerted for matching missions. From the moment a mission alert is launched, pilots and commanders communicate in real time via encrypted channels, ensuring your projects and data are always secure. Load tested to over one million simultaneous missions; the DroneUp platform is the only system able to match, mobilize and support UAS teams on a global scale.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Tom Walker

Website

Total Raised: $2300000
Founded: 2016-11-01
Active

2016-11-02

Seasmart

Seed: $426919

Seasmart develops a drone for environmental monitoring in aquaculture. Seasmart's drones are used for continuous measurement of environmental conditions in the cage that is wireless, cost effective and maintenance-free. They provide information on how the fish has it - about appetite, stress and fish welfare. It provides reduced feed, better planning, and reduced mortality.


Top 5 Investors
BTO

Founders

Andreas Morland

Website

Total Raised: $426919
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2016-11-01

TG0

Grant: Not Listed

TG0 created a platform technology replacing all electronic sensor complications with one flexible touch-sensitive material, producing 3 dimensional controls that are ergonomic, intuitive and engaging. They use an inexpensive assembly-free manufacturing process. They are developing a series of computer peripheral products while initiating joint development partnerships with major companies in automotive and gaming markets.


Top 5 Investors
MassChallenge, Imperial Create Lab

Founders

Ming Kong

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-09-01
Active

2016-10-26

Simtoo

Series B: $10631960

Simtoo is the creator of world first follow-me and foldable dragonfly drone autopilot by smart watch. Before dragonfly, the core founders of simtoo have spent years’ efforts on developing fly control system for quadcopters.


Top 5 Investors
Renren, Infinitas Interactive Media, Hanking Family Office

Founders

Aaron Zhang

Website

Total Raised: $13772870
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2016-10-22

Fx Lambda

Venture - Series Unknown: $1200000

We are an engineering company that craft Internet of Agriculture technical solutions for clients around the world through research and development for the modern connected farming world.


Top 5 Investors
New England Football Club

Founders

Keth Patsanza

Website

Total Raised: $2100000
Founded: 2013-12-10
Closed

2016-10-21

Advanced Aerial Services

Seed: $175000

Advanced Aerial Services is 100% American owned and operated. Our facilities are located in Pleasant Grove, Utah – between Salt Lake City and Provo. We use Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) to conduct aerial surveys, inspections, photography and video for: • Pipelines, Compressor Stations, Wells & Gathering Systems • Transmission Lines, Substations & Distribution Lines • Wind Farms & Turbine and Rotor Blade Components • Power Line and Pipeline Sites, Routes & Corridors • Dams, Power Plants, Floodgates & Impoundments • Industrial Chimneys, Smoke Stacks & Flares • Farmland, Forestland & Remote Areas • Movie Production Aerials


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Keven Crowther

Website

Total Raised: $175000
Founded: 2013-01-01
Active

2016-10-01

Watersen

Seed: Not Listed

Watersen is a non-intrusive IoT sensor for families to track their household water consumption. Watersen is the world’s first home smart water system for end consumers. The audio-based sensors can be easily strapped around every regular water pipe in your home. A set of Watersens covers the typical home and provides you with immediate insights into your water consumption. Control how much water you use, define reduction goals and be informed when unusual water flows occur, such as left-open taps.


Top 5 Investors
Heywood and Sons

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2016-10-01
Active

2016-10-01

Staaker

Seed: $1000000

The worlds first artificially intelligent flying camera. Staaker flies itself using a tracker to follow you while predicting your movements to deliver epic cinematic footage automatically.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Ole Jørgen Seeland, Sigurd Gran-Jansen

Website

Total Raised: $1000000
Founded: 2013-06-01
Active

2016-10-01

Feromone Robotics

Non-equity Assistance: Not Listed

Their goal at Feromone Robotics is to make search and rescue safe, effective, and simple. They utilize drone technology to achieve this mission. Whether it’s assisting rescuers combat forest fires, aiding during house fires, or to help locate a lost hiker, their drones make rescuer’s jobs safer and easier.


Top 5 Investors
ASU Venture Devils

Founders

Alex Opstad, Corey Hulse

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2016-09-30

Dronesmith Technologies

Convertible Note: $100000

Dronesmith Technologies creates development tools that allow businesses to integrate drone applications into existing workflows. Our software-first solution allows developers to design, test, and iterate their applications in a simulated environment prior to deploying on drone hardware. We help businesses who want to adopt drone technologies go to market faster by lowering the barrier for entry to robotics. Our technologies are being used to incorporate commercial solutions such as hazardous material detection, swarming, precision agriculture, entertainment, and much more. Our aim is to provide a breakthrough platform to power an entire ecosystem of next-generation drone solutions.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Right Side Capital Management, Ray Muzyka, David E. Weekly, Techstars IoT

Founders

Greg Friesmuth, Jinger Zeng

Website

Total Raised: $1200000
Founded: 2014-02-28
Closed

2016-09-16

Airborne Robotics

Venture - Series Unknown: Not Listed

AIRBORNE ROBOTICS drones are delivered worldwide as a complete package, including all the relevant software as well as flight training. The moment one of their customers receives his new AIR6 or AIR8, he can immediately get down to business. The carrier system of an AIR6/8 can accommodate a variety of cameras: Film and photo, thermal imaging cameras, infrared, and diverse measuring sensors for environmental analysis. The system can therefore be adapted to the widest array of applications. Designed as an open platform for developers, specialists from many different fields can program an AIR flying robot for their own purposes and flight jobs, since the interfaces and software are freely accessible.


Top 5 Investors
Arax Capital Partners

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2006-01-01
Active

2016-09-10

Robotopia

Angel: $1123153

Robotopia creates autonomous multi-drone systems for delivery services, agriculture and infrastructure. They put a passive battery in a lightweight housing that moves along a pair of parallel rails. Smart batteries enter the drone on their own, connect to it and go on charging unit of ground station after landing. Patent portfolio also includes a landing platform that reliably aligns and connects the drone to a ground station, provides automatic payload service from all sides and from the bottom. The infrastructure was born compatible with existing conveyor systems of warehouses and production facilities.


Top 5 Investors
Linas Samuolis

Founders

Linas Samuolis, Sergey Odinokov

Website

Total Raised: $1123153
Founded: 2016-09-09
Active

2016-09-01

Ladar Ltd

Grant: $2798750

Ladar develops innovative sensor products based on ladar technology. The ladar system is specifically designed for maritime and offshore operations and enables accurate and real-time surveillance of the ocean surface layer, the water column and the seafloor. The ladar system detects, characterises, classifies and tracks various types of objects in real time, ranging from humans to ice floes, floating debris and oil spills. Due to its unique characteristics, the ladar system is suitable for a wide variety of applications related to maritime security and safety, offshore operations, fishery, environmental monitoring, dredging and offshore wind farms. There are several ways to deploy the ladar system: on an aircraft or UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle); on a vessel, platform or object on the ocean surface; on an object or ROV (remotely operated vehicles) in the water column; or at a well or along a pipeline at the seafloor. The most suitable type of deployment depends on the application at hand.


Top 5 Investors
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $2798750
Founded: 2013-01-01
Active

2016-08-23

Pitohui

Non-equity Assistance: Not Listed

Pitohui Drone Security will create a safe way to stop UAVs (drones) flying into sensitive areas.


Top 5 Investors
eSeed Ventures

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded:
Active

2016-08-22

Reebeez

Seed: $120000

Reebeez creates powerful microengines for UAVs and locomotive robots. Our patented technology results in a specific energy 8x better than batteries at a third of the cost. Reebeez expands the possibilities and applications of UAVs by allowing a drone that can currently fly for only 20 min fly for 2 hours!


Top 5 Investors
Y Combinator

Founders

Ankita Ghoshal

Website

Total Raised: $120000
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2016-08-15

Kiwi Information Technology Co.,Ltd.

Angel: $753317

Kiwi Information Technology is a software development startup. The products of the firm are Mesh and White. Both the products are available in the iOS and Android app stores. Mesh builds a coordinate platform that is based on cameras and UAVs. It helps individuals work together with UAVs and cameras and it helps industries such as filming, construction, rescue, and sports. White represents composing that transforms the images into postcards which embarks stories. Kiwi Information Technology is a China-based company that was founded in 2014 by Cash Lee and Junyu Chan.


Top 5 Investors
Matrix Partners China

Founders

Cash Lee, Junyu Chan

Website

Total Raised: $753317
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2016-08-01

Flyspan

Angel: Not Listed

Flyspan provides a drone fleet management and analytics software platform. Flyspan is based in Irvine, California.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Brock Christoval, Vinny Capobianco

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2013-02-24
Active

2016-07-26

FlyBy Nav Inc.

Seed: Not Listed

FlyBy Nav is a software platform and next generation 3D aeronautical navigation app. It engages in assisting pilots of any aircraft in critical phases of flight, for both VFR and IFR.


Top 5 Investors
Valmiki Capital Management

Founders

Bastian René Huck

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2016-07-26
Active

2016-07-13

Toaero

Series B: $1495514


Top 5 Investors
SIASUN, Far East Smarter Energy, Guoxuan Ziben

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $3409523
Founded: 2012-10-11
Active

2016-07-06

Directed Sensing

Venture - Series Unknown: $2000000

Directed Sensing makes advanced IoT sensors and systems with regulatory-compliant security for utilities and industrial applications. The company is dedicated to make asset inspection and business intelligence faster, safer and smarter. It aims to bring drone-powered asset inspection into the mainstream with automated, real-time data processing technology and our patented sensor data overlay visualization software. With a focus on arming companies with faster, safer, secure and more accurate inspection methodologies, its platform comprises a drone-mounted sensor module, a configurable dashboard to immediately assess in-flight intelligence and a robust data repository for comparative analysis and data science analytics.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $2000000
Founded: 2012-01-01
Closed

2016-07-01

Airnest

Seed: Not Listed

Airnest designs and develops flight planning and data planning software for its clients. Airnest features flight planning, flight logging, flight playback, and health and data metrics. It provides support for DJI Phantom 3, Phantom 4, Inspire, and Inspire Pro. Airnest was founded in 2014 by Ben Brautigam, Justin Miller, and Sherwyn Saul and is based in Pennsylvania.


Top 5 Investors
Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Central and Northern Pennsylvania

Founders

Ben Brautigam, Justin Miller, Sherwyn Saul

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2014-01-01
Active

2016-07-01

Accelerated Dynamics

Seed: Not Listed

Currently, drones, robots & connected IoT devices are limited by their method of control as there is no unifying platform that grants true autonomy and can control multiple robots. This means one or more operators are required per vehicle or robot. Accelerated Dynamics provides an AI software platform that enables autonomous, collaborative robot missions and an ecosystem environment enabling seamless data collection and analytics solutions from third party providers. Our proprietary mission management system is built upon strong IP portfolio based on machine learning and multi-agent technologies, including: autonomous robot decision making, neural network based fleet management and strategy creation, navigation, path planning, collision avoidance for the fleet and autonomy level management for human-robot interaction.


Top 5 Investors
Entrepreneur First, Connect Ventures, Isomer Capital, Asgard - human VC for AI

Founders

Mantas Gribulis, Umar Javed Wani

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2016-07-01

Protability & Precision

Series A: $2404624


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $2404624
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2016-06-28

TECHNI DRONE

Venture - Series Unknown: $1107434

TECHNI DRONE is a company in the civil drone sector that develops two main activities, air services with data processing, and the training of professional drones pilots civil drones. TECHNI DRONE trains pilots with its own fleet of drones, and transports a payload from point A to point B by positioning it in four dimensions. The company's clients are in the construction, communities, mining and quarrying, environment, and energy sectors. Its deliverables are processed based on the demand of customers. TECHNI DRONE was founded on 2013 and is based in France.


Top 5 Investors
Rhone-Alpes Creation

Founders

Pierre-Emmanuel Leclere

Website

Total Raised: $1107434
Founded: 2013-01-01
Active

2016-06-15

Skysset

Seed: $110000

Skysset provides an enterprise software-as-a-service for operators managing bulk materials such as scrap metal and construction aggregates. Skysset's data platform provides and accurate and intuitive method to quantify bulk inventory levels and create detailed reports efficiently.


Top 5 Investors
Toro Ventures

Founders

Antonio Longoria, Jesús Assad

Website

Total Raised: $110000
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2016-06-15

HOPONG

Angel: $455671


Top 5 Investors
Zhongke Know Investment, Xinyu Hongtu

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $455671
Founded: 2002-11-22
Active

2016-06-03

Skyward

Venture - Series Unknown: $2378049

Skyward offers an operations management solution for commercial drone businesses. The cloud-­based software integrates a drone airspace map with flight planning tools and a digital system of record. Skyward was founded by career pilots and computer science experts with a mission to ensure that the standards of safety and professionalism are carried into this new era of aviation.


Top 5 Investors
Techstars, Norwest Venture Partners, Tim Draper, Draper Associates, Techstars Ventures

Founders

Dana Maher, Eric T. Ringer, Jake Weber, Jonathan Evans, Jonathan Evans, Stephen McKeon

Website

Total Raised: $8150048
Founded: 2012-10-01
Active

2016-06-01

Cleandrone

Grant: $55926

Since 2010, Their team has been engaged in research and development for the solar power industry. A few years ago, a bright idea occurred to their CEO while out inspecting their outdoor solar module testing facility. It was a beautiful, sunny day but the modules were underperforming due to a light rain that had left a layer of dust on everything. Even though Barcelona is far from the deserts of North Africa, they often receive rain that leaves a visible layer of dust on their solar panels. Bringing out the squeegee yet again, their CEO asked himself “Isn’t there a better, faster way to get this done?” Fast forward to the present day and they see that bright idea becoming reality. With small drones that have the intelligence to detect soiling problems and clean them autonomously, Cleandrone is helping solar installations – big and small – maintain their potential. They are a technology company launching a suite of products that will make manual glass cleaning a thing of the past.


Top 5 Investors
EASME - EU Executive Agency for SMEs

Founders

Ricard Pardell

Website

Total Raised: $55926
Founded: 2015-09-15
Active

2016-05-31

EAGLESKY

Angel: $455698


Top 5 Investors
Jingu Zichan

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $455698
Founded: 2011-08-26
Active

2016-05-16

SwarmX

Seed: Not Listed

SwarmX is an autonomous drone operation platform that focuses on developing autonomous robots which gathers information to make data driven decisions. The company operates Hive, an autonomous drone base station with weather sensing technology that assists in planning surveillance mission plans. HiveMind OS is a command and control center for drone swarms that identifies and generates alerts for various user-defined events relating to people, vehicles, and static objects. SwarmX is a Singapore-based company that was founded in 2015 by Pulkit Jaiswal.


Top 5 Investors
3one4 Capital, NEXEA Venture Capital & Angel Investors, Expara Thailand, 1823 Ventures, Serguei Netessine

Founders

Nigel Wylie, Pulkit Jaiswal

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2016-05-16

NVdrones

Seed: $200000

NVdrones provides software to manage drone operations for businesses. It give drone businesses the tools to easily know what happened before, during, and after each flight.


Top 5 Investors
Kleiner Perkins, S-Cubed Capital, USC Viterbi Startup Garage

Founders

Alex Nielsen, David Gatti, Emerick Varga, Kevin Mukai

Website

Total Raised: $275000
Founded: 2014-04-10
Active

2016-05-10

Sky-Drones

Pre-Seed: Not Listed

SKY-DRONES TECHNOLOGIES LTD creates professional full stack UAV avionics solutions (hardware and software) including flight control, ground control and communication systems as well as cloud based management platform. Company helps its global customers to build and operate drones for security and commercial applications. Sky-Drones has outstanding background and experience in research and development, manufacturing and delivering products and solutions for the future UAV market.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Kirill Shilov

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2011-11-01
Active

2016-05-01

Third Eye Systems

Seed: Not Listed

The ThirdEye Team believes that today's drones have amazing capabilities and should be accessible by almost everyone, however they lack in Al capabilities that will make them fully autonomous. This gap essentially forces the constraint of one operator per drone, which is very limiting in terms of manpower. They intend to help the world of drones reach a higher potential by easing current operating constraints, such as the ability to work independently, 24/7 at an affordable cost.


Top 5 Investors
ICONYC labs

Founders

Website

Total Raised: Not Listed
Founded: 2010-01-01
Active

2016-05-01

Revuelo Inc.

Seed: $40000

Revuelo is a developer of drone management application platform. It was founded in May 2016.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Fernando J. Arocho Colom, Idalia Noemi Santiago Marrero, Miguel Angel Cotto Morales

Website

Total Raised: $40000
Founded: 2016-05-01
Closed

2016-05-01

Airmada

Seed: $750000

Airmada builds automated ground stations for drones. These ground stations protect the drone, replace its batteries and launch missions. Airmada deploys ground stations at the clients' sites. Once deployed, the ground stations provide persistent drone coverage and availability. The automated ground stations allow operating missions without any human physical presence, thus reducing the price of drone enabled services dramatically.


Top 5 Investors
Y Combinator, Dorm Room Fund, FoundersX Ventures, Project 11 Ventures

Founders

Boris Lipchin, Dan Danay

Website

Total Raised: $870000
Founded: 2015-01-01
Active

2016-04-29

Up Sonder LLC

Angel: $250000

Up Sonder is a marketplace for drones, where drone owners can earn extra money from renting out their drone and/or service. Starting this summer, individuals in New York, San Francisco, and Chicago can conveniently search for drone rentals and drone services from providers in their area on the Up Sonder marketplace, all at an affordable price with seamless delivery options through UberRUSH. With Up Sonder, individuals like wedding photographers, real estate agents, travelers, insurance companies, and even farmers and urban planners, are able to access the Up Sonder marketplace to find and rent a drone near them or on the go. Sign up is simple. ● Providers: Create a free account and list drones or services for rent on their own terms. ● Renters: Create a free account and rent drones or services in their area. Up Sonder builds trust with their liability policy and company guarantee that protects both renters and providers from damages or losses. With Up Sonder, providers can easily accept and manage bookings from within the platform. They can also access payments, scheduling, inventory management, customer messaging, and sales through the online portal. Renters can schedule and make their payment quickly through the platform. It’s easier than renting a car or booking a hotel room.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Derek Waleko

Website

Total Raised: $250000
Founded: 2015-10-12
Active

2016-04-27

Airstoc

Seed: $700000

Airstoc is the world’s first dedicated marketplace for the professional drone industry, connecting customers with operators around the world. They work with thousands of professional operators spread over 80+ countries, enabling us to carry out any aerial work for any industry around the globe, within a matter of hours. They have simple platform to enable customers to book bespoke work with minutes, form initial quotation through to confirmation, eliminating the time, stress and costs typically associated with this process. In addition we showcase and sell incredible aerial stock footage captured by the same professional drone operators. By using drones, it is now possible to see sights around the world form completely new perspectives, adding significant value to any production. Their library covers a wide range of sectors, including landscapes, extreme sports, events, cities, nature and landmarks, spread across all 7 continents. With over 90% of all the footage in their library being exclusive to Airstoc, you can find everything you require all in one place.


Top 5 Investors
Point Nine, Pitch@Palace, LAUNCHub Ventures, Northern Stars

Founders

Andre Ferreira, Giles Moore, Manu Matute

Website

Total Raised: $700000
Founded: 2013-11-01
Active

2016-04-16

FlightWin

Series A: $3087713


Top 5 Investors
ZTEVC, Shanghai Lingyue Yunshang Chuangye Touzi

Founders

Website

Total Raised: $3558652
Founded: 2008-11-21
Active

2016-04-11

Extreme Fliers

Product Crowdfunding: $3386657

Extreme Fliers designs, develops and manufactures Micro Drone - a palm-sized personal Drone. Founded in 2007 by Vernon Kerswell, Extreme Fliers, based in London, the team have become best known in the consumer Drone industry for Micro Drone. Their focus has led to three versions since 2011, with each iteration becoming more sophisticated using advancement in electronics and sensors. Their research lab in London is kitted out with a plethora of advanced R&D equipment where they carry out development and prototyping along with experimenting with the latest available technology.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Vernon Kerswell

Website

Total Raised: $4126657
Founded: 2007-06-01
Active

2016-04-05

Droneshare.club by Sulcisdrone

Seed: $56914

DroneShare.club is a portal for exchanging supply and demand between drone operators and customers who wish to make use of drone services. The Droneshare online platform will allow anyone to find immediate qualified responses appropriate to the times and budgets in the complex ecosystem of drones where together with the specialists in the field live professionals specialized in highly diversified sectors.


Top 5 Investors

Founders

Marco Sanna

Website

Total Raised: $56914
Founded: 2014-04-04
Active

2016-04-04

Phoenix Filming

Seed: $250000

Drones in Sports Aerial photography is becoming the newest tool organizations and individuals use to capture aerial perspectives they otherwise could not. For organizations that strive for the most proficient athletes, for amateur leagues who want to be competitive, or for proud parents who want to show-off their kid's athletic skills, using drones is the easiest and cheapest way to capture amazing action shots. High School, College and Professional Teams From animating a team's playbook to providing footage of players on the field; coaches, trainers and athletes can capitalize on the benefits of drone technology to watch and learn how they are performing and improving. Youth and Adult Organized Sports Organized sport leagues are growing nation-wide. From the thousands of companies organizing corporate softball teams to the Wednesday night 5-on-5 basketball games in the Bronx, players want to know how they are performing and parents want to live-stream it to their friends. Phoenix Filming has developed a Drones as a Service (DaaS