By Adam Bry on Jan 5, 2016
We started Skydio to make the power of flight a trusted and useful part of people’s everyday lives. The idea is very simple: make the drone smart enough to fly fully autonomously with agility, visual awareness, and intention beyond the capabilities of an expert pilot.
Seeing the powerful product experiences we envisioned come alive in our prototypes has reinforced this vision. It’s also driven a desire to control the entire product experience, including designing and building the drone itself. Today, I’m excited to announce our $25M Series A, led by Andreessen Horowitz with Accel and a group of angel investors participating in the round.
Our founding team met as grad students at MIT where we developed hardware and software that pioneered intelligent navigation for drones. Our team at Skydio now includes world experts in robotics and computer vision from the top research labs in the world, and engineering leaders from Apple, Tesla, and Google[x]. We’re building a company oriented towards unlocking the incredible magic that lives behind the biggest challenges in the industry. If you want to help make this happen, we’d love to hear from you.