Business Operations – Page 5

Velodyne LiDAR Cuts Ribbon on San Jose ‘Megafactory’

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 17, 2017

Velodyne LiDAR Inc., a provider of light, detection and ranging (LiDAR) technology, has opened up a new “megafactory” that the company says will significant ramp up production of its 3D LiDAR sensors, including for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Located in [Read More]

With $15M Investment, Measure Prepares for Expansion to New Markets

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 17, 2017

Measure, a Washington, D.C.-based Drone as a Service company, has raised $15 million in Series B financing led by Cognizant Technology Solutions. LionTree Advisors acted as financial advisor for the investment. Measure and its national network of licensed pilots provide turnkey [Read More]

San Francisco Drone Developer Shutting Down, Facing Lawsuit

Betsy Lillian
Written by Betsy Lillian on January 16, 2017

A suit representing “the people of the state of California” alleges that Lily Robotics Inc. conducted “unlawful business practices” and used false advertising in a promotional video for its Lily Camera drone.

New CEO Named at Drone Software Company Kespry

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2017

Kespry, an aerial intelligence platform provider based in Menlo Park, Calif., has announced an executive shakeup: George Mathew, formerly with self-service analytics software provider Alteryx, is now the company’s chairman and CEO. Mathew, who was most recently president and chief [Read More]

Drone-Detection Developer Secures Another Big Investment

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 11, 2017

Dedrone, developer of the DroneTracker, a platform for the detection of civilian unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), has secured a seven-figure investment from Silicon Valley investors. Investing in the San Francisco-based start-up are Dominic Orr, CEO of Aruba Networks; Selina Lo, [Read More]

Drone Delivery Canada Brings its Work to Alberta UAS Test Site

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 10, 2017

Drone Delivery Canada (DDC) has formalized an agreement to expand its testing from the Waterloo, Ontario, region to Foremost, Alberta, which has an unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) test range. DDC, based out of Vaughan, Ontario, focuses on the design, development [Read More]

Parrot Reorganizing Drone Business, Reducing Workforce

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 09, 2017

As of the end of the fourth quarter of 2016, Parrot has reported revenues of around EUR 85 million, which is below its target of around EUR 100 million, as announced at the end of November. In turn, as part [Read More]

Yuneec Announces Expanded Customer Service for U.S., Canada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on January 06, 2017

Consumer drone company Yuneec International has expanded its customer service offerings in the U.S. and Canada. These customer service upgrades include a new one-year warranty on the Typhoon and Breeze drones, a total of 12 authorized service locations for after-warranty [Read More]

UAS Company AeroVironment Announces New Exec

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 21, 2016

Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) provider AeroVironment Inc. has appointed Teresa Covington chief financial officer (CFO). Based in Monrovia, Calif., AeroVironment makes UAS, tactical missile systems, and electric vehicle charging and test systems. Most recently, the company unveiled the Quantix consumer [Read More]

Flirtey, 7-Eleven Carry out Slew of Autonomous Drone Deliveries

Posted by Betsy Lillian on December 21, 2016

Flirtey says it has now completed 77 autonomous drone deliveries to customer homes in the U.S. The deliveries are the result of Flirtey and 7-Eleven’s commercial collaboration, which kicked off in July with an autonomous drone delivery to a customer’s [Read More]