Drone monitoring technology company Uavia, based out of France, has closed its first round of financing, totaling $2.5 million, which came from Airbus Ventures, Sofimac Innovation, Bpifrance, and a pool of entrepreneurs and business stakeholders who were shareholders in the company.
Uavia’s patented cloud control technology enables real-time remote supervision of autonomous robots and drone fleets deployed on sensitive industrial sites.
“Uavia Robotics Platform” allows users to connect their drones and robots to the cloud though any mobile-IP network available, the company says. The platform allows for multiple users across the world to control heterogeneous fleets of drones and robots while having data processed, analyzed and shared in real time.
“This financing round allows us to reinforce our capabilities and our technical teams (Web and data, embedded intelligence, data processing, robotics) to further develop our technological advance. We’re also scaling our commercial operations to serve industrial sectors on which we observe a global traction,” says Clement Christomanos, CEO and co-founder of Uavia.
“We have been convinced by Uavia’s right mix between technology and strategic vision,” says François Auque, chairman of Airbus Ventures, which is the venture arm of Airbus. “Uavia has unlocked multiple technological barriers which will allow drones and other robots to become connected and safer and also to be involved in real-time collaborative use cases. Uavia Robotics Platform matches today’s needs of major industries and will become the center of a world-class applicative robotics ecosystem.”