This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Drones startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Drones industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.
We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.
We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:
- Innovative ideas
- Innovative route to market
- Innovative product
- Exceptional growth
- Exceptional growth strategy
- Societal impact
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Top Drones Startups
Ware deploys autonomous, self-flying drones—combined with machine learning—inside warehouses to automate their inventory tracking. Designed to solve some of the $1.9 trillion warehousing industry’s most pressing issues, Ware’s product helps their customers operate more efficiently.
A partner of Skydio and funded by Bloomberg Beta, Ware works with the world’s largest 3PL’s and global brands to improve their accuracy, workflows, and save money.. .
Voliro Airborne Robotics
Voliro is developing advanced flying robots to perform Inspection and Maintenance tasks more safely, cost-effectively and faster than traditional methods. Voliro aims to provide innovative UAVs with unique capabilities.
We promote the concept of omnidirectional aerial vehicles, where position and orientation of the flying platform are completely independent. This ability is crucial to achieve robust and reliable interaction with the environment.
With its tiltable rotor system, Voliro expands the abilities of service drones from “fly and see” to “fly, see and touch”. The flying robot can be equipped with a variety of payloads, such as Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) sensors.
The unique 360° drone design of the platform allows inspection of curved and sloped surfaces. No other flying inspection robot boasts these capabilities..
We offer early-detection-warnings for public events and public spaces. Our platform tracks illegal drones in the sky in realtime, to defend VIPs and the people in general.
Meanwhile, it tracks social distancing and human behaviour on an increasing grid of camera’s in cities and soccer stadiums, while enabling farming robots to distinguish carrots from weeds, for organic agriculture.. .
MARUT Drones is a research and product development company using drone technology to curb mosquito menace. The company also provides help in surveillance, land surveying and has found takers from the defense, revenue sectors and police departments.
They are also come up with a platform that will enable artificial intelligence-based prediction of mosquito density, larvae count, prepare real-time reports and identify high and low-risk areas using predictive analytics. MARUT Drones has custom-made drones for defense, logistics, agriculture, surveillance, surveying purposes, and payload drop.
They are transforming the way businesses collect, manage, and interpret drone data. Their custom-built 10-liter drones can spray 5-6 acres per hour at an effective work rate of about 25 acres per day.
The drones make use of GPS and radar for efficient, precision, and uniform spraying with the ability to monitor data from time to time. MARUT Drone was founded on March 28, 2019, and is based in Hyderabad, India..
SUIND is an information technology company that specializes in providing an AI-based system platform for commercial drones. It focuses on commercial drones that are not safe enough to be operated.
SUIND is developing an AI-based safety-critical device, that can be connected to any drone providing safe & precise landing, obstacle avoidance, redundancy for sensor or control failure & emergency parachute deployment.. .
NutzenTech is a green-technology initiative that provides data and technology-focused B2B and B2G solutions to customers to improve their environmental footprint. As NutzenTech, we ensure that our customers receive environmental and camera data, interpretation of all data through our company instead of this dispersed service they receive from more than one company, thanks to a single product and completely unmanned.
We offer our customers EnveDrone, a sustainable, mobile and completely unmanned product. EnveDrone enables companies that generate waste as a result of production to report the contents and amounts of air and water wastes, and to see the pollution source determinations and pollution data on 2-3 dimensional maps in these reports; At the same time, it is a system that allows the tracking of damage and repairs in the facilities to be monitored by the thermal, high resolution and multispectral cameras on it.
Thanks to the Drone-In-A-Box system, which produces its own electricity and the customer does not spend any effort and cost, our product, which we have brought together with the facilities of our customers as a kit, is produced with the imported parts and the software is integrated into the customer’s facility. After this process, after the system login information is given to the personnel in the relevant unit of our customer, all the personnel need to do is send flight requests, check the incoming mail section of the e-mail box after the flight and download and review the reports..
AirSelfie is a technology company that operates in the photography sector and realizes aerial cameras that allow and enhance the photography experiences of its users. The company’s unique vision has developed a tech & lifestyle brand new market category that never existed before: the one of the personal aerial digital cameras.
The original inspiration came from the real need of smartphone users of having the possibility of taking photos in brand new ways, as they continuously search for novelties and the aerial photos are an evolutionary step in shooting. The desire for the flying objects is something innate in the human soul and it’s becoming now an explicit and real need once the consumers could find the portable aerial cameras on the market.
These pocket sized devices offer a completely new experience to smartphone users and professional photographers. In tiny dimensions AirSelfie cameras permit to take anywhere and anytime photographs from a completely new perspective without the need of anything else than the smartphone.
Its creation came from the analysis of the consumption habits of the smartphone users. The aerial camera makes even more people engaged in these social communications by let them share photos taken in a brand new way and this was something not possible since now with the existing devices.
The expert know-how in AI and software development of AirSelfie is constantly working on the evolution of new pocket devices that could satisfy all the user needs. AirSelfie has signed important partnerships both in terms of product development and App improvement to guarantee the best possible UX and UI.
An in depth analysis of cognitive algorithms and their applications in specific activities is already providing unique and important results to extend and widen the actual supply on the market and present brand new branch lines. AirSelfie’s team of world experts in engineering and design is now working together with the “Enterprises Factory” e-Novia to do an intensive product research and is exploiting the distinctive e-Novia’s skills in Predictive Control, sensing, reasoning, acting and Artificial Perception to realize new functions and features of the AirSelfie cameras and explore new interaction and opportunities in the consumer electronics sector.
MightyFly is enabling worldwide access to goods with fast, on-demand delivery services for businesses and consumers. We’re putting the infrastructure in place to connect remote locations together with long range, heavy cargo aircraft.
Many areas in the world today suffer from an inability to obtain critical and often urgently needed goods and supplies at an affordable cost. Our goal at MightyFly is to solve this problem through express, customized aerial drone delivery services.
MightyFly drones will transport cargo to multiple locations in a single flight across hundreds of miles of remote terrain that is difficult if not impossible to cross with trucks or other ground vehicles. We are developing vertical-takeoff-and-landing (VTOL) drones that fly more than 300 miles, and carry payloads in excess of 50 pounds at a fraction of the cost of helicopters.
Featuring automated cargo loading and unloading, and requiring no launch or recovery infrastructure, MightyFly drones will accommodate ad-hoc deliveries to undeveloped sites as well as servicing locations along established routes.. .
CHECKTOBUILD is born because of the necessities that the construction sector presents nowadays. Considering only construction megaprojects, this sector is moving around 7 trillion $ a year.
And following their previsions, megaprojects are going to grow a 109% in the next 10 years. It is extremely huge.
So, it is absolutely incoherent that 1200 construction workers die a year only in the Qatar market. It is threatening that construction supervisor is the #9 most dangerous job in the world.
And also, it does not make sense that with this giant market, almost the 98% of the megaprojects in the world finish their tasks overbudget and overtime nowadays. To help construction projects, their designing and planification are increasing the adoption of the BIM methodology.
The Building Information Modeling is revolutionizing the construction sector and it is planned to be used in the 98% of the megaprojects in the next 5 years. So CHECKTOBUILD is born based in two fundamental pillars: These necessities that we have explained and the big opportunity that BIM represents.
CHECKTOBUILD is a construtech startup that provides an autonomous inspection service and business intelligence for big construction projects. We do it integrating BIM models, that the construction companies must develop, with IoT and drone`s sytems by a software platform.
HevenDrones is a drone manufacturer based in Israel. Over the next few years as technology progresses, the drone market will continue to grow at exponential levels.
Right now, most drone companies are focused on surveillance applications, such as mapping or security, but we don’t see enough drones that can carry out actionable missions. HevenDrones developed a breakthrough stability technology that enabled it to disrupt the heavy lifting drone industry by making actionable drones that can not only see a situation, but also respond to it.
With our platform capable of lifting 60kg in extreme weather conditions while flying at a speed of 90 kph for 45 minutes, we customize solutions for civilian and security use cases.. .
EQUINOX’ S DRONES
Awarded for the Best UAV Company of the year in 2019. We render Specialized Drone services for projects across India, including Aerial Photography, Drone Survey, Volumetric Analysis, UAV.
We serve industries like Agriculture, Roadways, Railways, Mining, Urban planning, Building Surveillance, Solar farm inspection, Power line inspection, Wind turbines etc. We are team of GIS Experts, Pilots, Engineers using Drones to solve real world problems..
Skyway Solutions S.L. is an award winning aerial intelligence company that enables enterprises to realise the transformative benefits of using drone technology into its operations.
With our comprehensive software solution, specialised data engineering team and highly skilled flight operators, we provide bespoke solutions designed and executed to suit customer demands and problems, bringing about a significant cost and time advantage.. .
At the moment, low security is the main obstacle to the widespread use of drones. In many ways, the problems associated with accurate landing in places with limited zones.
Until now, manufacturers and system developers continue to use manual control – as an opportunity to adjust the landing in those places where the accuracy of receiving GPS signals is limited. Existing systems do not provide reliable results in various conditions.
Some do not work in low light, other systems have limited range and accuracy of determining the landing site. And in general, the existing systems are very unstable in gusting wind conditions, as a result of which the drone has to perform sharp maneuvers.
That is why we decided to develop a system that will solve all these issues. Our main task is to make the operation of unmanned aerial vehicles simple and safe..
DronePro USA is an e-commerce platform designed to make drones safe and more accessible. Drones from DJI, Parrot, Autel, Yuneec and more along with parts and accessories.
Their support team is always happy to help with any questions on how to get started.. .
Zyro is an aerial drone game and brainchild of veteran engineers, drone enthusiasts, and rugby players for outdoor sport. The team started up the project based on a decade of experience building the Gumstix, Inc.
electronics that are used in drones.. .
Drone Industry Wire
Drone Industry Wire enables companies operating within the drone and unmanned systems industries to upload, manage, and send their press releases to other businesses and media who’re interested in drones. These include manufacturers, distributors, service and software providers, as well as non-profits.
By focusing exclusively on the drone industry, we get through the background noise of other press release distribution channels and deliver news to those genuinely interested in drone news.. .
Arbito provides image inspection, analysis, and repair service using AI. In 2019, the company started automatic inspection services for wind power plants.
Arbito solves the possible risk current heights inspection work due to damage, failure, and the associated downtime. The company operates collaborative R & D with various partners to expand service functions such as the judgment of scratch/damage pattern identification (type determination), damage level determination by pattern, and improve accuracy..
Drones are no more just for the supreme enthusiasts, these devices have penetrated the world of technology and our lives and a lot of businesses are looking forward to utilize the capacities of these machines to the best effects. Uses cases start from life saving : rescue operations, law enforcement, disaster management, healthcare and surveillance, through professional services like filming and journalism, geo-mapping and agriculture all the way down to consumer use cases like shipping goods and even taking selfies.
But the most troubling issue with drones today is their payload weight boundary. The largest weight a drone can carry today is around 20Kg and for a duration of no more than 20 min with x2 charge duration.
McFly’s goal is to commercialize a VTOL drone which lifts Large weight in air for a long duration while maintaining small form factor and a tiny charge time.. .
All In Drone
All In Drone is an all-in-one solution to property drone video nationwide. Our drone pilots and video editors speak the language of commercial real estate and are dedicated to showcasing properties and portfolios within high-quality branded or unbranded formats.
Contact us today regarding our quick-turnaround BASIC, PREMIUM and CUSTOM aerial photo and video packages.. .
Mobile App. “Prope: photographer near me” – this is a unique application that opens access to many operators of the world, at an affordable price.
The application also gives operators the opportunity to express themselves and be at the center of events, to do their favorite thing, to photograph events and to be involved in events. To receive a reward, practically without spending time on client search, traffic, negotiations and waiting for an order..
Ultrabot Innovations is a group of companies. The company has subsidiaries in Recruiting Services, Investment Banking, Drone manufacturing etc.
The company was founded by Naveen Kumar Meena. The primary business of company was consumer drones, later it expanded to various fields including Recruiting, Investment banking etc.
Company has it’s headquarters in Jaipur, Rajasthan.. .