BENGALURU, 07 July 2021: Skylark Drones, a drone platform company, announced that it has secured USD 3 million in a pre-series A funding round to strengthen its product offerings and fuel international expansion.
Following the company’s previous seed funding round, which took place in 2018. This funding round was co-led by investors InfoEdge Ventures and IAN Fund with participation from AdvantEdge Founders, Fowler Westrup, Redstart Labs, IKP, and Vimson group.
The company will primarily use the new funding to enhance the actionable insights from drone data that it provides, in order to aid and simplify superior business decisions and strategies for its clients. The investment will also be used to spur international product expansion and development of its drone data analytics products.
Skylark Drones, which has offices in the USA and India, aims to elevate worksite productivity and safety by providing geospatial intelligence to different enterprises in sectors such as mining, solar power, real estate, agriculture, and inspection. It provides its clients with the ability to use AI-powered technology products such as Spectra and Drone Mission Ops.
Skylark Drones offers end-to-end solutions with Spectra enabling worksite intelligence and several platform integrations and API access. Drone Mission Ops enables project and fleet management for large enterprises and individual operators to effectively plan and execute drone missions. It also offers Dronepass, a device to enable drone manufacturers to comply with local airspace regulations. These solutions allow customers to tap into the advantages of drone data analytics and use it to plan better, construct faster, and operate in a safer way.
Mughilan Thiru Ramasamy, CEO, and co-founder of Skylark Drones said "Our vision is to unlock the economic potential of aerial intelligence. We thank the lead investors of this round and believe the participation of Fowler Westrup, a leading agriculture solution company, and Vimson Group mining conglomerate will help further strengthen the sector focussed solutions we offer our customers. ”
Rajnish Kapur, Managing Partner at IAN Fund said, “The global drone software market size is projected to reach USD 9,961.6 million by 2027, growing at a CAGR of 25.05?tween 2020 and 2027. With the rising adoption of advanced technologies such as AI and ML, Skylark Drones’ solutions can unlock potential while increasing productivity and ensuring the safety of work sites. What impressed us most was a strong and unique business model – one that is easily scalable in India and beyond. We are delighted to make this contribution and hope the company marks its presence globally.”
“Drones are becoming the norm for remote worksite monitoring and inspections, and we have seen rapid adoption from marquee enterprises like Tata Steel, Ultratech Cement, Softbank Energy over the past few years. We look forward to serving more enterprises in the next leg of our growth story.”, said Mrinal Pai, co-founder of Skylark Drones.
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