Airware acquires Redbird: Impact 2016 Alumni

On September 22nd, 2016, Impact 2016 Alumni Redbird was acquired by Airware for an undisclosed amount yet Airware’s CEO, Jonathan Downey, said it was “much more than an acquihire” as the Paris office and its 38 employees will remain and eventually become Airware’s headquarter in Europe.

Redbird, who had raised $3.19 Million in venture capital so far, provides a drone data analytics platform for mines and quarries and had already secured Caterpillar as global partner to provide additional services to their clients.

The aim of the deal is for Airware to offer end-to-end drone services to compete with other drone companies such as DJI or Kespry and offer new commercial application for their drones.

While going through Impact (formerly known as ubi i/o), Redbird had been helped on its Go-To-Market strategy which had allowed them to find new clients and also network with industry leaders. We are very proud to see how much they’ve accomplished since in such a short time.

We wish Emmanuel all the best for his future endeavors.


Additional reads:
Airware blog: Airware acquires drone data analytics pioneer Redbird
Techcrunch: Airware buys Redbird to build a full stack commercial drone services empire 

 

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