DroneBase acquires UK firm Inspection² to expand drone AI capabilities

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California drone data collection and analytics startup DroneBase has acquired Inspection², a UK-based company that specializes in automating industrial inspections through AI technology. DroneBase plans to utilize the incoming tech stack across telecom and transmission & distribution (T&D) sectors.

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California drone company on hiring spree after raising $20M

Mere months after closing a $12.5 million Series C round, DroneBase, a California-based drone data collection and analytics startup, has raised $20 million in growth funding. The funding is being deployed across product development, international expansion, and go-to-market business units, with the company looking to hire at least 35 additional full-time employees by 2022.

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DroneBase announces Series C funding of $7.5 million

DroneBase has announced it has raised $7.5 million in Series C funding and will be expanding its drone services into Europe with DroneBase Europe located in Germany. The move will see its services in the renewable energy market coming to Europe in the form of its new platform, DroneBase Insights for Wind and Solar.

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COVID-19 could be a boon for the drone industry

Economies around the world are imploding due to the shut-down of businesses in the COVID-19 era. But even in downtimes, there are winners—companies that provide the right products or services for the needs at hand. In the era of social distancing, drones are emerging as a no-contact solution for many jobs.

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Eli Tamanaha, co-founder and former CTO DroneBase, Joins PrecisionHawk as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Co-founder and former chief technology officer of DroneBase, Eli Tamanaha, is joining PrecisionHawk as Vice President of Strategic Initiatives reporting directly to CEO Michael Chasen. An interesting move for sure and one that the company says “underscores PrecisionHawk’s position as the vanguard of aerial intelligence that drives operational insights and as a drone industry pioneer.”

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The U.S. is building a massive, $110 million drone base in the Sahara

Right outside of Agadez, Niger, in the scrublands of the Sahara, the U.S. airforce is building a massive 2,200-acre drone base, costing $110 million and making it the largest troop largest troop labor construction project in U.S. history, according to the Associated Press. The base should be completed in the next couple of month but as you can imagine, building an airfield in the desert tends to be very complicated. The project already is over $22 million budget and delayed by one year. The new drone base will be used to target extremists deep into West and North Africa, regions that are currently hard to reach with drones.

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