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PE Hub , Xconomy

Farming drones developer American Robotics nets $1.1 mln seed

SiliconANGLE Media

Kittyhawk launches comprehensive commercial drone platform - SiliconANGLE

$5,000,000 Venture capital (Series A)
TechCrunch

Ceres Imaging raises $5 million to pinpoint crop stress for farmers

TechCrunch

Volans-i shows off its long-range delivery drones in Texas

@ruhanirabin via The Verge

This spider-shaped Nixie tube clock will kill you probably

Robotics Materials Animals
TechCrunch

The Nixie Machine II is a mean-looking clock for serious geeks

Materials
TechCrunch , Re/code

Parrot positions its consumer drones for 3d modeling, mapping and agricultural uses

$53,000,000 Venture capital (Series D)
TechCrunch , PE Hub

Investors are betting 3DR can find life after Solo as a drone data platform

Flying Funding
BetaKit

Aeryon Labs founder Dave Kroetsch moves to CTO role; Bill McHale named new CEO

Apps & Services Strategy
$1,500,000 Venture capital
GeekWire

LaserMotive raises $1.5 million to boost innovations in laser power transmission

Venture capital
Technical.ly

This drone inspection company got Chestnut Street Ventures' first investment Philly

Funding City life
TechCrunch

Drone Racing League’s new drone will go 0-80 MPH in under a second

Tech.eu

Lyft engineering VP Luc Vincent joins Spotscale as investor and advisor

$10,500,000 Venture capital (Series A)
FinSMEs , SiliconANGLE Media

Shield AI Raises $10.5M In Series A Funding

Funding
TreeHugger.com

Trees talk to each other and recognize their offspring

Robotics Animals
TechCrunch

Matternet cleared to fly blood samples in delivery drones over Swiss cities

£1,500,000 Grant
TechCrunch

Is it a bird? Is it a bug? No it’s a biomimetic microdrone with flapping wings

The Robot Report

The Robot Report's database of robotic providers - tracking news about the business of robotics

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