15 Early-Stage Drone Companies To Watch

Notable early-stage drone startups include companies focused on anti-collision software and pay-as-you-fly drone insurance.

CB Insights

News Article | Aug 9, 2017

Drone startups account for a large slice of funding to the broader robotics and IoT landscape, and have received significant investment and press coverage in recent years.

We used the CB Insights platform to surface 15 notable, early-stage startups developing technologies related to unmanned aerial, marine, and/or land vehicles designed for unstructured environments. We selected these companies based on the recency and size of their disclosed funding and their Mosaic score, CB Insights’ algorithm that uses financial and non-financial signals to predict private company health.

Of the companies on our list, 10 are Series A startups that have raised funds since Q1’16 and 5 are seed or angel-stage companies that have raised funds in the last year. We have listed them in descending order of disclosed funding.

Headquarters: Provo, Utah

Disclosed Funding: $5.5M

Select Investors: Data Collective, Signia Venture Partners

Fortem Technologies allows organizations to transition their unmanned aircraft operations beyond human line of sight as well as protect their resources from threats in the air.

About Fortem Technologies

Fortem Technologies is the leader in airspace awareness, safety and security for a drone world. Fortem delivers commercially available solutions that detect and measure intention of drones in real time to maintain airspace safety, while actively protecting No-Fly Zones. Based in Pleasant Grove, Utah, the company is privately held and backed by Boeing, Signia Venture Partners, DCVC, Mubadala Investment Company, and others.

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