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BetaKit

Drone Delivery Canada, U of T, DRDC partner to develop drone navigation tech beyond GPS

@pkafka via Re/code

Bankrupt drone startup Lily is telling customers it has no time frame for refunding their preorders

avc

Dronbase API and Dronebase Pilot

Flying Apps & Services Cloud
e27

AI-focused early-stage VC firm pi Ventures makes the first close of maiden fund at US$13M

Tech in Asia

Why an AI-focused venture fund just raised $13m, backed by India’s top tech mavens

Funding Asia Intelligent machines
EU-Startups

10 Swiss startups to keep an eye on in 2017

$15,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
TechCrunch , PE Hub

PebblePost raises $15M to combine online data and old-school mail

Funding Advertising
TechCrunch

DARTdrones pitches Shark Tank to build a flight school for drone pilots

$26,000,000 Venture capital (Series B)
TechCrunch , VentureBeat , PE Hub , +5

AirMap raises $26 million to manage air traffic as drone use surges

Robotics Flying Funding
PE Hub

RRE to raise two funds, including $250 mln seventh core fund

Funding Messaging
Acquisition
PE Hub

Verizon buys VC-backed drone platform provider Skyward

Funding
GeekWire , ZDNet , TechCrunch

Verizon acquires Portland startup Skyward, a maker of drone management software

$350,000 Seed fund
vccircle

Exclusive: Drone management platform AirZaar raises $350K seed funding

TechCrunch , PE Hub , FinSMEs

To detect prying eyes in the sky, Dedrone raises $15 million

Funding
$15,000,000 Venture capital
VentureBeat , ZDNet

Former Cisco CEO John Chambers invests in counter-drone security firm Dedrone

Funding Flying
Re/code

A drone software firm has hired two execs from Salesforce and NetSuite

TechCrunch

Energy giants AES partner with Measure to improve worker safety with drones

$10,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
PE Hub , TechCrunch

Merus Capital leads Series A round for TerrAvion - PE Hub

Funding Energy Apps & Services
Venture capital (Series A)
TechCrunch , PE Hub

Caterpillar invests in Airware bringing drone tech to mining and construction enterprises

Funding Flying Apps & Services