Business Operations – Page 9

Airware Acquires Redbird: A Marriage of Enterprise Drone Solutions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 22, 2016

Commercial drone solutions provider Airware has bought Redbird, a Paris-based company that develops solutions to collect, process and deliver drone data for construction sites, quarries, mines and landfills. Founded in 2011, San Francisco-headquartered Airware offers enterprise drone solutions built on [Read More]

Enterprises, Don’t Make These Mistakes When Launching Your Drone Program

Betsy Lillian
Written by Eric Ringer on September 20, 2016

The capabilities of drones are increasing rapidly, and we can’t yet imagine all the business applications that will emerge over the next five years. What is clear is that some of the most groundbreaking use cases are emerging from major [Read More]

Commercial Drone Alliance Unveils New Executive Committee

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 16, 2016

The recently established Commercial Drone Alliance, a nonprofit co-located in California’s Silicon Valley and Washington, D.C., says its members have elected the alliance’s first officers of the board. Michael Latiner, chief strategy officer at Uplift Data Partners, was elected chairman. [Read More]

Matternet Finds Drone-Delivery Partner in Mercedes-Benz

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 07, 2016

Matternet, a developer of autonomous drone logistics systems, has announced a strategic partnership with Mercedes-Benz Vans, which has made a multimillion-dollar investment in the company. In addition, Matternet has unveiled its second-generation drone, Matternet M2. Through the partnership, Matternet and [Read More]

3DR’s Colin Guinn Departs the Company

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 06, 2016

Colin Guinn, chief revenue officer of Berkeley, Calif.-based drone developer 3DR, is departing the company after having held the position since February 2014. In a post on his LinkedIn page, Guinn writes the following: “These past years at 3DR have [Read More]

Draganfly Gets Green Light for UAV Flights Across Canada

Posted by Betsy Lillian on September 01, 2016

Draganfly Innovations – a Saskatoon, Saskatchewan-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) company – has received Standing Special Flight Operations Certificates (SFOCs) for unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) operations across Canada (except for Quebec). Draganfly, a wholly owned subsidiary of Trace Intelligent Systems, [Read More]

A Rundown of the Industrial Applications of Drones

Betsy Lillian
Written by Yunhong Liu on September 01, 2016

Advances in smart hardware technology have fueled the development of drones, which are playing an increasingly bigger role in our everyday world. Drones are not only allowing us to explore the unknown, but also, more and more, they’re helping us [Read More]

Domino’s and Flirtey Establish Pizza-by-Drone Delivery Model

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 25, 2016

Domino’s Pizza Enterprises Ltd. (DPE) and Reno, Nev.-base drone company Flirtey have partnered to create what they say is the first commercial pizza-by-drone delivery model. The two companies exhibited the first stage of their partnership with a demonstration of pizza [Read More]

Silicon Valley Drone Start-Up PRENAV Raises Millions

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 25, 2016

San Carlos, Calif.-based PRENAV has raised $6.5 million in seed financing from investor Crosslink Capital, along with Haystack, Liquid 2 Ventures and WI Harper Group. These organizations join existing investors Pear Ventures, Toivo Annus and a number of others. PRENAV [Read More]

DroneDeploy Snares $20M Funding from Silicon Valley Investor

Posted by Betsy Lillian on August 24, 2016

DroneDeploy, a San Francisco-based provider of a cloud software platform for commercial drones, has raised $20 million in Series B financing, led by Scale Venture Partners. The company says its total funding has now reached $31 million. Silicon Valley-based Scale [Read More]