DroneDeploy

  • 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

  • DroneDeploy launches a directory for professional drone operators

    DroneDeploy launches a directory for professional drone operators

    DroneDeploy wants businesses to be able to find a drone services provider as easily as anyone can find a place to eat dinner, anywhere in the world. So today, the company unveiled a new free Drone Mapping Directory. Take, for example, a real estate developer who needs a finely detailed map of land where it may soon build a giant, corporate campus. Instead of buying drones equipped to scan… Read More

  • DroneDeploy raises $20 million to help any business put drones to work

    DroneDeploy raises $20 million to help any business put drones to work

    A San Francisco-based startup called DroneDeploy has raised $20 million in Series B funding to grow their drone data management platform. The drone tech startup closed its Series B deal just before the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is scheduled to implement new rules governing commercial and industrial drone use. The Part 107 rules, announced by the FAA in June this year, will take… Read More

  • Fixed-wing drones not quite taking off in commercial market, a new DroneDeploy study finds

    Fixed-wing drones not quite taking off in commercial market, a new DroneDeploy study finds

    DroneDeploy released a new study of the commercial and industrial drones market this week, revealing bad news for the makers of fixed-wing drones — quadcopters are far outpacing this type of unmanned aerial vehicle in every industry. Fixed-wing drones, like the SenseFly eBee Ag, 3DR Aero-M and PrecisionHawk Lancaster, promise performance benefits, including endurance and… Read More

  • Africa’s commercial drones take off Crunch Network

    Africa’s commercial drones take off

    Some of Africa’s first commercial drone startups are generating clients and income. South Africa’s Rocketmine and Ghana’s Aeroshutter are completing services such as 3D volumetric image processing, aerial advertising, and music video production for multinational mining companies, global telecoms firms, and African pop stars. Read More

  • DroneDeploy Snags $9M As Its Drone Control Platform Soars Out Of Beta

    DroneDeploy Snags $9M As Its Drone Control Platform Soars Out Of Beta

    DroneDeploy is on a mission to make drones accessible to industrial users who have a business need for conducting outdoor landscape mapping and monitoring. So, in other words, it wants drones to be put to work by people other than enthusiastic dorks with a gadget habit — doing tasks like helping farmers spot crop damage and disease. Read More

  • AngelPad-Backed DroneDeploy Wants To Help You Manage Your Legion Of Drones

    AngelPad-Backed DroneDeploy Wants To Help You Manage Your Legion Of Drones

    The valley has a bit of a thing for drones lately — have you noticed? Airware, which builds brains for commercial unmanned aircrafts, just raised $10.7M. Longtime Wired Magazine editor Chris Anderson left his position to go full-time on his DIY drone company, having raised $5 million. Later this week at the AngelPad demo day, another drone-centric company will make its debut: DroneDeploy. Read More