As part of its effort to build a nationwide operation, Drone as a Service company Measure has established a base in Galveston, Texas.
The technology company is headquartered in Washington, D.C., and also operates in New York City; Atlanta; Vancouver, British Columbia; Australia; Warsaw, Poland; Madrid, Spain; and Dakar, Senegal.
Measure’s new Houston-area office is located in the Marine Building in the Strand Historic District on Galveston Island. Company CEO Brandon Torres Declet says the Houston area is “especially welcoming for technology companies,” and Measure will be able to provide “real-time data analysis to energy and insurance companies.”
As noted in the recent Measure and the American Red Cross study on drones for disaster response, drones allow insurers to identify properties and infrastructure that have been flooded or are in the path of rising waters. Risk managers can use aerial data to better understand the factors leading to property damage and collect data in support of the claims and underwriting processes, explains Measure.
In September, the company announced a significant capital raise, which would be used to expand sales, marketing, operations and customer support functions, as well as establish the Texas office.