Dedrone is launched
- Dedrone GmbH is founded and takes on its first employees.
- A prototype is developed along with the DroneTracker’s current design.
Sensor technology meets software
- An experienced software expert joins the company and it starts gaining momentum.
- The dedrone.com website is launched. Dedrone starts to receive numerous enquiries without one single advertisement or press release.
Dedrone enters the market
- Since then, there have been many reports about incidents involving drones: news of drug smuggling and spy drones, and drones over French nuclear power stations and the Elysée palace are sent around the world.
- In January, a drone crashes in front of the White House – and Dedrone officially announces its market launch.
2.7 million euro to finance growth and start of the beta phase
- Dedrone delivers its first DroneTrackers to reputable customers from the automotive industry, prisons and alarm system installers for testing.
- At the same time, the company receives 2.7 million euro to finance growth under the leadership of the venture capital investor Target Partners.
Dedrone starts mass production
- Due to increasing demand for the DroneTracker, Dedrone extends its production facilities and implements mass production standards and workflows.
- Within the past five months the the size of the team has been doubled to 22 employees.
Growing team and partner network
- The team has been enlarged to 32 employees.
- 80 international sales partners are under contract or in negotiations.
- Dedrone took part in more than 20 international trade shows and conferences.
- Dedrone was mentioned in more than 100 media articles.
Dedrone establishes its headquarters in San Francisco
- Dedrone relocates its global corporate headquarters from Germany to the USA and sets the course for further development and growth in North America.
Dedrone raises $10 million in series A funding
- The round was led by U.S.-investor Menlo Ventures, one of the world’s premier venture capital firms investing in consumer and enterprise technologies.
- Dedrone will use the fresh capital to accelerate the advancement and sophistication of the DroneTracker and to expand its sales and marketing teams.
Dedrone announces cooperation with Airbus
- Dedrone and DS Electronics and Border Security announce that they will combine their skills to protect lower airspace from small drones.
- By pooling the capabilities of Airbus, with their long-range radar and jamming functions, and those of Dedrone, with their market-leading multi-sensor platform, both urban and rural area can be covered.
Dedrone partners with leading European telco Deutsche Telekom AG
- As of December 2016, the Magenta Security business unit of Deutsche Telekom offers DroneTracker to data centers, stadiums, critical infrastructure facilities, and public works in order to protect them against unauthorized drones.
- Deutsche Telekom will provide all services – from sales, project planning, and installation through management of the system.
Four Unicorn CEOs invest in Dedrone and Dedrone releases major software update
- Dedrone secures the support of five well-known founders and executives from Silicon Valley, raising a seven-figure amount.
- At the same time, Dedrone releases DroneTracker 2.5. The enhanced version is notable for even more powerful RF detection to detect drones by their radio frequency (RF) signatures.