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BetaKit

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

Apps & Services Strategy
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

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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

avc

Dronbase API and Dronebase Pilot

Flying Cloud Apps & Services
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