The evolving hardware and software stack for robotics as a service continues to grow with new vendors and use cases. Last week, drone services provider Easy Aerial Inc. said that it has raised $6.15 million in Series A funding. The Brooklyn, N.Y.-based company said it will use the funding to rapidly scale to meet growing commercial, government, and military demand in the U.S. and internationally. Easy Aerial also plans to add sales and support offices in Israel.
Easy Aerial was founded in 2015 and provides autonomous drone-based monitoring software, hardware, and services. The company designs and manufactures its drones in the U.S. It said its Smart Aerial Monitoring Systems (SAMS) include both free-flying and tethered “drone in a box” systems.
Easy Aerial offers autonomous, custom applications
Easy Aerial claimed that its unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are modular, portable, and rugged and are capable of operating in adverse weather conditions with little to no infrastructure support. The company’s line of Smart Aerial Monitoring Systems (SAMS) includes free-flight and tethered autonomous systems. Its products include the Falcon military quadcopter, as well as the Albatross, Alpine Swift, Eagle, and Osprey drones, which can carry a variety of sensor payloads.
Easy Aerial said its UAVs can be deployed anywhere, taking off and landing from a portable, rechargeable enclosure without the need for on-site human intervention. SAMS can conduct scheduled monitoring missions, trigger-based missions, and remotely piloted missions.
The company, which also has offices in Belgrade, Serbia, added that its UAVs are fully autonomous and are suitable for applications such as perimeter and border security, event monitoring, first responder, agriculture monitoring, and industrial inspection. Its team supports its Easy Remote Monitoring Software and can work with customers on custom applications.
Funding to support new product development
The Series A funding round was led by the same private investment group that participated in the company’s initial seed rounds totaling $4.75 million between 2017 and 2019, said the startup. The oversold round, which was closed prior to its opening, also saw the participation of several new strategic investors. The company declined to name its lead investor.
“New product innovation is a key area of focus for Easy Aerial, and this investment means we have the resources to develop game-changing, robust, and versatile systems that define the reputation and execution excellence that is inherent in our mission,” stated Ido Gur, co-founder and CEO of Easy Aerial.