Business Operations – Page 4

Verizon Acquires Drone Operations Management Company Skyward

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 16, 2017

Some big M&A action is happening in the commercial unmanned aircraft systems space: Portland, Ore.-based Skyward is now a Verizon company.

Drone-Detection Software Company Inks Investment, Notes Milestones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 13, 2017

Dedrone, a developer of software to detect unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) near critical infrastructure, has secured another investment, which the company will use to increase marketing and sales efforts, as well as global research and development (R&D). Led by Joerg [Read More]

DroneDeploy Teams With sUAS Manufacturer, Names New Execs

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 09, 2017

DroneDeploy, a San Francisco-based provider of a cloud-based drone software platform, has added two new senior executives to its team, as well as inked its first drone reseller agreement. Scott Lumish – who previously held business development and OEM sales [Read More]

Financial Services Firm Mates with Drone Racing League

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 08, 2017

German financial services company Allianz has signed a multiyear, global partnership with the Drone Racing League. In turn, the firm is launching the Allianz World Championship series, which will include six races to test piloting skills and the limits of [Read More]

Super Bowl LI: Lady Gaga, Another Pats Win and 300 Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 06, 2017

Intel – along with its fleet of quadcopters – was responsible for that nifty halftime performance. So, how did the tech giant pull it off?

Caterpillar Invests in Drone Solutions Provider Airware

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 02, 2017

Aiming to advance work-site intelligence, Caterpillar Venture Capital Inc., an arm of construction giant Caterpillar Inc., has made a strategic investment in Airware, a provider of end-to-end solutions that turn aerial drone data into actionable business intelligence. Airware says the investment [Read More]

U.S. Senator Gives Kudos to Drone Company in Congressional Record

Posted by Betsy Lillian on February 01, 2017

U.S. Sen. Jim Risch, R-Idaho, who serves as chairman of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, has named drone company xCraft Enterprises LLC “Small Business of the Month” for January 2017. Based in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, xCraft was [Read More]

GIS Firm Bolsters UAV Services with New Hire

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 30, 2017

As part of a move to further its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) mapping services, GEO Jobe, a GIS software and solutions provider founded in 1999, has named Jeff Lawrence to a role in UAV business development. According to the Hermitage, [Read More]

Drone Tech Company PrecisionHawk Names New Chief Exec

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 25, 2017

PrecisionHawk, a provider of advanced commercial drone technologies, has appointed a new CEO: Michael Chasen, co-founder and former CEO of education technology platform company Blackboard. According to PrecisionHawk, Chasen brings more than 20 years of software experience to the company. [Read More]

Selfie Dronie App Developer Closes $14M Funding Round

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 19, 2017

Neurala, a Boston-based software company that focuses on making robots, drones, consumer electronics, toys and smart devices more intelligent, has closed $14 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Pelion Venture Partners and included participation from Sherpa [Read More]