Customers include telecommunications giant NTT DOCOMO, NTT West subsidiary Japan Infra Waymark and leading drone services provider FLIGHTS

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TOKYO — November 16, 2020 — Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight technology, today announced it is seeing rapid adoption of its solution in the Japanese market with several enterprise customers, including telecommunications giant NTT DOCOMO, NTT West subsidiary Japan Infra Waymark, and drone services provider FLIGHTS. This news comes quickly on the heels of Skydio’s recent announcement of the establishment of their first international office and subsidiary, Skydio Japan. …


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November 11, 2020 — Redwood City, Calif.Skydio, the leading US drone company and world leader in autonomous flight, today announced several new strategic hires as part of its expanded sales strategy appointing Trent Hall, as Vice President, Channel & Alliances, Sai Williams and Ron Bellavia, as Federal Account Managers, and Dylan Hamm, as Solutions Engineer. They join a growing team of experts — which includes Chuck McGraw, Head of Federal Sales, Brendan Groves, Head of Policy and Regulation, Alden Jones, Sr. …


Roy Goldman as Head of Product Management, Ryan Reading as Head of Software Engineering and Mike Ross as Senior Director of Product Management

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November 5, 2020 — Redwood City, Calif. — Skydio, the leading US drone company and world leader in autonomous flight, announced the addition of three key product and engineering leadership hires as it continues its rapid growth into the enterprise and public sector markets. Roy Goldman is appointed Head of Product Management, Ryan Reading appointed Head of Software Engineering and Mike Ross appointed Senior Director of Product Management. These critical hires come on the heels of the company’s recent $100M Series C raise to fund the next phase of product development for the enterprise, public sector and defense markets. Roy, Ryan and Mike bring industry leading R&D expertise in IoT, cloud computing, autonomy, security, and aviation. …


In partnership with Skydio, NCDOT is the first to secure a state-wide beyond visual line of site waiver for bridge inspection

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REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — 10/5/2020 — Skydio, the leading U.S. drone company and world leader in autonomous flight, today announced the FAA has granted the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) a first-of-its-kind, state-wide approval to fly Skydio drones beyond visual line of site (BVLOS) to inspect bridges. Achieved in partnership with Skydio, this waiver marks a new era in unmanned flight by breaking barriers that have traditionally imposed costs and limited the efficacy of drones. …


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EagleView, a leading technology provider of aerial imagery, data analytics, and GIS solutions today announced an exclusive property inspection partnership with Skydio, a leading U.S drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight technology for automated residential roof inspection with drones. This is part of a multi-year, multi-million-dollar exclusive partnership to deliver Skydio House Scan™ to several major country markets. The partnership brings the power of precision drone technology and AI to insurance carriers, claims adjusters, and government bodies and will result in the largest ever commercial drone deployment with thousands of units deployed.

“EagleView is excited to partner with Skydio to deliver breakthrough innovation for residential roof inspection that puts autonomous drone technology and unparalleled image quality to work for our customers,” said Chris Jurasek, CEO of EagleView. “EagleView’s images are already 16 times clearer than those of satellites, and with Skydio’s drones you’ll be able to not only spot a dime on the roof but see the face of Franklin D. Roosevelt stamped on it. This partnership allows customers to confidently make decisions while lowering costs.” …


Jacqueline Sharma, VP of People Operations, and Devon DiPietro, Director of Marketing

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September 23, 2020 — Redwood City, Calif. — Skydio, the leading US drone company and world leader in autonomous flight, announced today the appointment of key leadership roles Jacqueline Sharma as Vice President of People Operations and Devon DiPietro as Director of Marketing. They join a growing team of talent that already includes industry heavyweights like Nicole Bonk who has served as Head of Flight Testing for the last three years and played an integral role in the development of Skydio’s category leading technology. This comes on the heels of the company’s recent $100 million Series C funding round. …


Adds new executive leadership to serve public sector customers

Partners with government supplier ADS, Inc.

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Redwood City, Calif. — August 20, 2020 — Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight, today announced that the new Skydio X2D has been selected as a trusted drone platform for the Department of Defense and Federal Government as part of DIU’s Blue sUAS Project. This is a major milestone in Skydio’s strategy to bring the power of its world leading autonomy engine to public sector customers. …


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Our mission is to make the world more productive, creative, and safe with autonomous flight.

We consider the holistic impact our products have on communities and countries. Our focus is on advancing our mission to make the world more productive, creative, and safe. We are shaped by core values of accountability, transparency, and the protection of privacy and civil liberties. Informed by these values, we seek positive impact. This also requires us to proactively understand and mitigate potential misuse.

We use our role as a leader in autonomous flight technology to promote the responsible development and use of Artificial Intelligence (AI).


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Skydio X2 Prototype gets ready for bridge inspection testing.

Redwood City, Calif., July 13, 2020 — Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight technology, today announced the upcoming availability of a new autonomous drone platform for enterprise and public sector, the Skydio X2. Skydio also announced several new software solutions that simplify inspections and situational awareness workflows: Skydio Autonomy Enterprise Foundation, Skydio 3D Scan, and Skydio House Scan. These software technologies, which are also available on Skydio 2, are part of the company’s accelerated product roadmap for the enterprise and government market, and were announced today in concert with $100M Series C funding.

Despite the tremendous potential that drones hold, their adoption among enterprises remains limited. In a recent poll, 55% of enterprise users pointed at the risk of crashes as the top concern with conventional manual drones, followed by hiring experienced pilots and data security concerns. The productivity loss and safety issues created by manual drones prevent organizations from scaling their programs. …


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Skydio 2 and Skydio Dock Prototype Concept.

Redwood City, Calif., July 13, 2020 — Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight technology, today announced it has raised $100 million in Series C funding led by Next47 with participation from Levitate Capital, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, and existing investors including Andreessen Horowitz, IVP, and Playground, bringing the company’s total funding to $170 million. Building on the consumer success of Skydio 2, Skydio plans to leverage the new funding to accelerate product development and go-to-market expansion in enterprise and public sector markets.

Manually-operated consumer drones have dominated the last decade of drone technology adoption in the enterprise. Drones have become critical tools for many enterprises, federal agencies, and public safety organizations. But a variety of factors have limited the scope of deployments, including the complexity, risk, and training costs associated with manpower-intensive manual flight. Founded in 2014 by M.I.T. engineers with world-class expertise in AI, robotics, cameras, and electric vehicles, Skydio unlocks the promise of drones through unmatched AI-powered autonomy. Building on the success of Skydio 2, the leading autonomous drone for consumers and enterprises, Skydio plans to further grow its enterprise customer base by introducing several new products and adding top executive talent. …

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