US-based Robotic Skies, a marketplace for commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), announced a new round of funding on 14 December 2020, to support continued growth and technology development. The investment will help to grow its Drone Support Services.
The funding round was led by San Francisco-based Thayer Ventures. Other participants included existing investors Boeing HorizonX Global Ventures, Cerracap Ventures, Kickstart Seed Fund, Sun Mountain Capital and new investors Side X Side Management.
About Robotic Skies
Founded in 2014 by Brad Hayden, Robotic Skies is a global network of commercial UAS maintenance Service Centers. It has more than 190 independently owned and operated certified repair stations in its network, spanning more than 40 countries.
Robotic Skies’ comprehensive turnkey field service programs are designed to provide scalable local maintenance solutions for manufacturers and operators, designed to scale with the needs of enterprise UAS fleet operators and are uniquely positioned to support the growing Advanced Air Mobility industry. The company is also the first and only global maintenance marketplace for commercial Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in the U.S.
“With this funding, we will continue to develop our marketplace, connecting UAS operators with the highly qualified and local technicians they demand through our global network of certified service centres. Industry regulations continue to develop and require certified technicians to maintain commercial UAS performing complex operations,” said Brad Hayden, Robotic Skies CEO and Founder.
The global Robotic Skies Service Center network consists of more than 200 independently owned and operated aviation repair stations to serve the UAS market.
About Thayer Ventures
Founded in 2009, Thayer Ventures is a venture platform for travel and transportation technology entrepreneurs to leverage expert counsel from Thayer Venture’s experienced team, strategic LPs, industry-leading advisors and the entire Thayer portfolio ecosystem.
What Investors have to say
“We are excited to further our investment in the emerging air mobility market. Innovators like Robotic Skies have the power to disrupt and advance the aerospace industry with new business models supporting next-generation aircraft technology,” said Mark Farrell, Partner at Thayer Ventures.
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