Today, we’re thrilled to announce that DroneBase has raised $12 million in Series B funding to expand our drone operations services for enterprises. Union Square Ventures (USV) and Upfront Ventures co-led the round alongside DJI and new investors Hearst Ventures and Pritzker Group. This brings the company’s total funding to more than $17 million.
“DroneBase has addressed two key challenges in the industry by providing reliable, affordable and scalable drone services for enterprises across industries while offering opportunities for pilots of all skill sets with purposeful reasons to fly their drones,” said Jan Gasparic, Head of Enterprise Partnerships, DJI. "This round marks DJI's third investment in DroneBase through SkyFund, which demonstrates our confidence in their continued success in an industry that, while growing at a rapid pace, is just at the beginning of realizing its full potential.”
As the largest global drone operations company, we recently completed over 100,000 commercial drone missions for enterprise clients across various industries such as real estate, insurance, telecommunications, construction, and media.
We’re proud to have created the largest, most engaged and skilled drone pilot network, which has grown 10x year over year for the past two years. Because of our network’s vast reach, we’re able to turn around a client mission in less than 48 hours anywhere in the United States.
One of the focuses of this next growth stage for the company includes scaling our pilot operations through partnerships with other industry leaders:
“DroneBase is privileged to work with leading enterprises who have best-in-class data analytics solutions for construction, insurance, property, energy & agriculture. We hear over and over how incredibly difficult it is to scale ROI-positive drone operations to acquire aerial data” said CEO Dan Burton. “By using the DroneBase API, our partners can access drone imagery and data from all over the world that is scalable, affordable, and easy to integrate with their platforms, allowing them to focus on their core business.”
We’ll also focus on expanding its enterprise offering to include AirCraft Pro, a commercial build upon our initial AirCraft product. AirCraft Pro will enable companies from insurance to construction and real estate to telecom to use the AR technology for a wide variety of use cases.
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