Airware

  • Caterpillar invests in Airware bringing drone tech to mining and construction enterprises

    Caterpillar invests in Airware bringing drone tech to mining and construction enterprises

    The venture arm of Caterpillar Inc., a major manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, has invested in San Francisco drone tech startup Airware. Rather than make its own unmanned aerial vehicles, Airware has focused its efforts around providing software and services that help large enterprises use drones throughout their operations. Airware’s cloud-based software helps… Read More

  • How drones will reshape the enterprise Crunch Network

    How drones will reshape the enterprise

    Most people associate drones with troops and mad scientists tinkering around in their backyards. Thanks to technological breakthroughs — including longer and safer flights — and new federal guidelines enacted this year, drone use is expanding beyond military and consumer markets and is seeping into the enterprise. Read More

  • Airware buys Redbird to build a full-stack drone services empire

    Airware buys Redbird to build a full-stack drone services empire

    “I want to be the global leader. I don’t want to build the non-relevant European or French player.” That’s why Emmanuel de Maistre just sold Redbird, his drone-powered analytics provider for construction and mining companies, to US drone services giant Airware. Together they can sell packages of aerial vehicle hardware, flight software, data collection, cloud… Read More

  • Airware snatches $30M to sell complete drones to the Fortune 500

    Airware snatches $30M to sell complete drones to the Fortune 500

    Airware used to sell drone operating systems. Now it’s swiveling to sell the whole flying kit and caboodle: drone hardware, the software to control them, and the cloud where their data goes. It discovered that big enterprise companies didn’t know how to piece together drone systems themselves, so they were slow to adapting to the tech that could save them money and keep employees… Read More

  • How GoPro Is Building Its Future Drone Platform Foundations Crunch Network

    How GoPro Is Building Its Future Drone Platform Foundations

    GoPro started working on drones a few months ago in order to stake a claim in this multibillion-dollar market. This is a natural for them, as they will be able to offer the best flying immersive camera on the market — completely autonomous, no pilot required. We explain here why they could be the next big player in the emerging drone market. Read More

  • Airware And DJI/Accel Launch Drone Investment Funds

    Airware And DJI/Accel Launch Drone Investment Funds

    Airware makes a flexible drone operating system. DJI makes the top consumer drones. But they need to bundle up with industry-specific hardware and software makers to sell whole commercial drone packages to big construction, oil, and insurance companies. So by some cosmic coincidence, both are separately launching commercial drone investment funds today. Airware is announcing the Commercial… Read More

  • Airware’s Drone Operating System Gets Strategic Investment, Tech, Clients From GE Ventures

    Airware’s Drone Operating System Gets Strategic Investment, Tech, Clients From GE Ventures

    Dull, dirty, and dangerous. Those are the tasks robots are best for, but it also describes jobs with General Electric’s Field Services division, inspecting wind turbines and oil pipelines. So today GE Ventures made one of its first major strategic investments in robotics through a new partnership with drone hardware, software, and cloud services platform startup Airware. GE will provide… Read More

  • Commercial Drones Are Coming, And Sooner Than You Think

    Commercial Drones Are Coming, And Sooner Than You Think

    When Jeff Bezos talked about delivering your Amazon packages by drone last year on 60 minutes, it seemed like a grand publicity stunt designed to get his company some attention, but the fact is we are not that far away from seeing widespread use of commercial drones –including package delivery and much more. Over the coming decade, drones will very likely become commonplace. Today, when… Read More

  • Airware Preps Launch Of Its Commercial Drone Operating System With $25M From Kleiner

    Airware Preps Launch Of Its Commercial Drone Operating System With $25M From Kleiner

    Building a drone’s hardware and software from scratch is tough and expensive, but open source drone kits are inflexible. So to power businesses looking to customize drones for commercial uses from agriculture to industrial inspections, Airware has raised a $25 million Series B led by Kleiner Perkins. The money will fund the launch of Airware’s drone operating system later this… Read More