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47 Revolutionary Drone Startups to Follow

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One of the biggest stories of the decade in personal technology is the rise of drones. They have completely revolutionized the photography and video industries.

Drones have been widely used in areas where it was unsafe, difficult or too expensive to get an operator into the air—such as the fight against wildfires, law enforcement, search and rescue, and aerial surveys of bridges, power stations and cityscapes.

Drones, which are flying robots, are built to order for any purpose, and startups are working on dozens of applications.

A new generation of startups are increasingly focusing on creating entirely new applications for drones, as well as on the enabling technologies. This nascent market is ready to disrupt a dozen industries within the next year.


1. Mockingbird

The idea behind this startup: Mockingbird is a new baby gear brand on a mission to empower parents.

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: Consumer Goods, Drones, E-Commerce, Fashion, Leisure

Founders: Eric Osman

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2. Skydweller

The idea behind this startup: Skydweller Aero Inc, and would lead marketing of the drone in Italy, the United Kingdom and Poland.

Headquarters: Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Industries: Aerospace, Drone Management, Drones

Founders: Unknown

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3. Skyqraft

The idea behind this startup: Skyqraft provides autonomous aerial infrastructure inspection.

Headquarters: Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Drones, Machine Learning, Power Grid

Founders: David Almroth, Sakina Turabali, Umar Chughtai

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4. Soar Robotics

The idea behind this startup: Reliable Connectivity for the Autonomous World.

Headquarters: West Hollywood, California, United States

Industries: Autonomous Vehicles, Drones, Robotics, Telecommunications

Founders: Unknown

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5. Labelfuse

The idea behind this startup: Data structuring for AI simplified

Headquarters: Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Drones, Health Diagnostics, Image Recognition, Machine Learning, Robotics

Founders: Jurgen Van der Vlist, Kelvin Aongola

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6. MARUT Drones

The idea behind this startup: MARUT Drones is a research and product development company using drone technology to curb mosquito menace.

Headquarters: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Information Technology, Software

Founders: Prem Kumar Vislawath

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7. Ellipsis Earth

The idea behind this startup: Ellipsis Earth specializes in detecting, categorising and tracking plastic waste in the environment and throughout supply chains

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: Drones, Information Technology, Waste Management

Founders: Ellie Mackay

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8. Voliro Airborne Robotics

The idea behind this startup: Voliro develops advanced aerial robots capable of performing physical work. Voliro’s UAVs are “Hands in the Sky”

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Drones, Software

Founders: Unknown

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9. SUIND

The idea behind this startup: SUIND is an AI-based system platform for commercial drones.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Drone Management, Drones, Information Technology, Software

Founders: Unknown

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10. Deuce Drone

The idea behind this startup: Deuce Drone designs and operates a drone delivery system for retailers.

Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Industries: Drones, Last Mile Transportation

Founders: Unknown

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11. Ware

The idea behind this startup: Autonomous, self-flying drones + AI for warehouse inventory

Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Enterprise Software, Logistics, Machine Learning, Robotics, Software

Founders: Ian Smith, Joseph Moster

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12. Aero41

The idea behind this startup: Aero41 is developing a drone entirely dedicated to crop protection.

Headquarters: Aigle, Vaud, Switzerland

Industries: Agriculture, Drones, Robotics

Founders: Unknown

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13. EcoDrone

The idea behind this startup: EcoDrone designs wind and solar powered autonomous marine drones aimed to collect Ocean Data and coastal monitoring.

Headquarters: Firenze, Toscana, Italy

Industries: Autonomous Vehicles, Drones, Energy, Information Technology

Founders: Andrea Bertini, Marco Montagni, Nicola Di Luca

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14. AirSelfie

The idea behind this startup: Technology company that operates in the photography sector and realizes aerial cameras that enhance the photography experiences of users.

Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Industries: Consumer Electronics, Drones, Photography, Robotics

Founders: Unknown

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15. Tangram Robotics

The idea behind this startup: Simplified sensor integration and maintenance for autonomous robots

Headquarters: Boulder, Colorado, United States

Industries: Autonomous Vehicles, Drone Management, Drones, Robotics, Sensor

Founders: Adam Rodnitzky, Brandon Minor

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16. MightyFly

The idea behind this startup: Connecting remote locations with fast, low cost, long-range aerial drone delivery services

Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States

Industries: Aerospace, Delivery Service, Drones, Logistics, Robotics

Founders: Manal Habib, Scott Parker

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17. Skyway

The idea behind this startup: End to end automated drone solutions

Headquarters: Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Industries: Drones, Software

Founders: Unknown

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18. Space Forms

The idea behind this startup: Space Forms aims to build space drones for autonomous fault detection and maintenance of satellites and space structures.

Headquarters: Reading, Reading, United Kingdom

Industries: Drones, Hardware, Software, Space Travel

Founders: Rohan Dsilva

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19. Vyorius

The idea behind this startup: Healthcare Aerial Delivery Service

Headquarters: Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland

Industries: Delivery Service, Drones, Health Care, Logistics

Founders: Unknown

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20. AJ-Drone Ltd

The idea behind this startup: AJ-Drone Ltd is a photography and videography business.

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: Drones, Film, Photo Editing, Photography, Video, Video Editing

Founders: Ashley Widowson

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21. CHECKTOBUILD

The idea behind this startup: We are an autonomous inspection service that faces overbudget and overtime in construction projects, with a differential quality value.

Headquarters: Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Industries: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction, Drones, Information Technology, Smart Building, Software

Founders: Unknown

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22. Heven Drones

The idea behind this startup: HevenDrones is a drone manufacturer based in Israel focusing on the hardware and software to support heavy-lifting applications.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Drones

Founders: Bentzion Levinson, Dudu Parpara

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23. Unmanned Systems Operations Group

The idea behind this startup: A systems integration company specializing in the design and implementation of drones for Medical Asset Delivery and Coastal Security

Headquarters: San Diego, California, United States

Industries: Delivery, Delivery Service, Drones, Health Care, Logistics, Public Safety, Risk Management, Robotics, Security

Founders: Pharns Genece

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24. Zyro

The idea behind this startup: Zyro is an aerial drone game and brainchild of veteran engineers, drone enthusiasts, and rugby players for outdoor sport.

Headquarters: Redwood City, California, United States

Industries: Apps, Drones, Recreation

Founders: Unknown

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25. Brain Pool Tech

The idea behind this startup: Brain Pool Tech integrates high precision drone data with 2nd and 3rd layer data in an easy to use software eco-system

Headquarters: Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Industries: Drones, Information Technology, Software

Founders: Unknown

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26. EQUINOX’ S DRONES

The idea behind this startup: We render Specialized Drone services for projects across India, including Aerial Photography, Drone Survey, Volumetric Analysis, UAV

Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Industries: Aerospace, Drone Management, Drones, Farming, Geospatial, Mapping Services, Military, Mining Technology, Service Industry

Founders: Unknown

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27. Aero Company

The idea behind this startup: Intelligent operations and processes through drones and machien learning

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: AgTech, Big Data, Drones, IaaS, Machine Learning, Mining, Mining Technology, SaaS

Founders: Octavio Lizana

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28. DronePro USA

The idea behind this startup: Consumer and Prosumer Drones

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Drones

Founders: Fadl Azzam, Shayne Chatterton

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29. Sensefarming

The idea behind this startup: Sense farming – Farming that makes sense.

Headquarters: Kyiv, Kyyiv, Ukraine

Industries: Agriculture, AgTech, Big Data, Drones, Farming, Information Services

Founders: Unknown

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30. UAVLAS

The idea behind this startup: UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES LANDING ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS

Headquarters: Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

Industries: Aerospace, Delivery, Drone Management, Drones

Founders: Unknown

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31. DragonX

The idea behind this startup: DragonX provides automated drone-on-demand service.

Headquarters: Benei Zion, HaMerkaz, Israel

Industries: Drones, Service Industry

Founders: Unknown

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32. BetterDrones

The idea behind this startup: Betterdrones provides training services for developing the ecosystem for the Drone industry.

Headquarters: Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Industries: Drones, Education, Training

Founders: Unknown

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33. Pera AI

The idea behind this startup: Pera AI provides AI-enabled power management systems and real-time monitoring of the system in electric mobile devices and EVs.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Robotics, Software

Founders: Nima Schei

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34. Minoair

The idea behind this startup: Minoair is cloud based platform to convert on-site Drone Images into 2D and 3D Maps and do analytics and collaborate.

Headquarters: Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Industries: Cloud Infrastructure, Drone Management, Drones, Information Technology, Software

Founders: Mohit Sahu, Puru Agrawal

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35. Arbito

The idea behind this startup: Arbito provides image inspection, analysis, and repair service using AI.

Headquarters: Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Industries: Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Internet of Things, Machine Learning

Founders: Unknown

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36. Aeronica Advance Technologies

The idea behind this startup: Aeronica Advance Technologies offers UAV survey and mapping, GIS data processing and UAV maintenance services.

Headquarters: Pune, Maharashtra, India

Industries: Aerospace, Drones, Virtual Reality

Founders: Unknown

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37. Brisk

The idea behind this startup: Drone Delivery Service

Headquarters: Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Industries: Drones, Logistics

Founders: Adetola Anifalaje

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38. VIZYAL

The idea behind this startup: VIZYAL creates cutting-edge computer vision & AI-based image processing solutions for Defence and Security.

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Drones, National Security, Software

Founders: Unknown

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39. Drone Industry Wire

The idea behind this startup: Press Release Distribution for the Drone Industry

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Content, Digital Media, Drones, Public Relations

Founders: Unknown

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40. Emi Lab

The idea behind this startup: Emi Lab is a manufacturer and seller of custom-made drones and robots.

Headquarters: Suwa, Nagano, Japan

Industries: Drones, Manufacturing, Robotics

Founders: Unknown

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41. Skartum

The idea behind this startup: Skartum offers construction stitching, documentation, drone mapping and scanning services.

Headquarters: Prestfoss, Buskerud, Norway

Industries: Construction, Document Management, Drones

Founders: Unknown

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42. Ultrabot Innovations

The idea behind this startup: Ultrabot Innovations is a group of companies. The company has subsidiaries in Recruiting Services, Investment Banking, Drone manufacturing..

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Drones, Funding Platform, Internet, Manufacturing, Recruiting

Founders: Naveen Meena

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43. JWStuff

The idea behind this startup: Online retailer specialising in Jeep Accessories and Drones.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Automotive, Drones

Founders: Unknown

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44. Prope

The idea behind this startup: Mobile App. “Prope: photographer near me” – professional photographer, videographer and drone operator, finder.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Apps, Drones, Photography, Video

Founders: Sergii Mashevskyi

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45. Drone Aerial Mapping Inc

The idea behind this startup: Drone Service in Lincoln, NE

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Drones

Founders: Unknown

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46. All In Drone

The idea behind this startup: An All-In-One Solution to Property Drone Video Nationwide

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Commercial Real Estate, Drones, Video Editing

Founders: Dave Lewand

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47. PrintDrone

The idea behind this startup: PrintDrone is a robotic flying drone, able to print murals, decorations and advertisements on walls of public spaces.

Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Industries: Autonomous Vehicles, Drones

Founders: Unknown

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