SkyWard raises USD1.5m for commercial drone management platform

16 July 2014

SkyWard, the pioneer in Drones as a Service software solutions, raised USD1.5m in seed round financing to build the first operations management platform for commercial robotic aircraft.

Voyager Capital led the round with participation from Draper Associates and Toivo Annus, founder and former head of engineering at Skype.

Aviation management has historically been highly fragmented, paper-based and slow. SkyWard is digitizing the environment to connect commercial operators, regulators, and insurers on a global platform that operates at the speed of the market.

The SkyWard platform is a system for managing aerial robotics flight operations around the world. Unique, portable identities for drones and people give managers real-time visibility on assets in the field; customer requests can be efficiently dispatched; and flight operations can be tracked at all times. Logs for aircraft and personnel are automatically updated and the information flows seamlessly to the regulator and insurer as needed.

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