Aerial robotics company 3D Robotics announced today that that it collected $30 million in a Series B funding round, adding to a $5 million Series A round last November. Foundry Group and True Ventures (see disclosure) led the round.
3D Robotics builds drones for industrial and consumer use. The funding will go toward improving the abilities of its robots, with a focus on aerial surveillance applications like agriculture. Additional funding came from O’Reilly AlphaTech Ventures and SK Ventures.
“The opportunity to bring ‘big data’ to agriculture through low-cost automated aerial crop surveys could be a game-changer for both farming and the UAV industry alike,” 3D Robotics CEO Chris Anderson said in a release. “Adding UAVs to the precision agriculture toolkit of a 21st century farmer gives them the power to use imaging data to not only increase yield, but decrease water use and the chemical load in both food and…
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