Counter-Drone Solution for Correctional Facilities

Our mission

We Protect Organizations from Malicious Drones

About Dedrone

Drone technology has advanced tremendously in the past few years, and today drones significantly aid in surveying, disaster relief, delivery, and myriad business and consumer applications. In the wrong hands, however, a drone’s accessibility, capabilities, and ease of flying makes it especially suitable for hacking, surveillance, and terrorism.

Dedrone protects organizations from malicious drones by securing the airspace using advanced hardware and software technology.

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Our Leadership Team

Aaditya Devarakonda

Aaditya Devarakonda

CEO

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Aaditya Devarakonda

AD leads the global Dedrone team, advancing our vision of airspace security. He has advised and partnered with multiple CEOs, boards and management teams to build and scale highly successful companies globally.

Joerg Lamprecht

Joerg Lamprecht

EC, Co-Founder

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Joerg Lamprecht

is one of Germany's most successful entrepreneurs, having co-founded several companies and led them to successful exits.

Ingo Seebach

Ingo Seebach

COO, Co-Founder

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Ingo Seebach

In 2013 when a toy drone crashed into a stage in front of Angela Merkel, Ingo Seebach was the first to have the idea of creating technology to protect from drone threats.

John Fernandez

John Fernandez

Chief Financial Officer

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John Fernandez

brings core expertise in M&A, scaling organizations in advance of a public offering (e.g., while at Netflix, NetLogic Microsystems, Audience), and raising debt and equity capital.

Ben Wenger

Ben Wenger

Chief Revenue Officer

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Ben Wenger

leads Dedrone’s global sales team to provide best-in-class counter-drone technology to enterprise and government customers around the world. Ben has previously served as Vice President of Sales for emergency communication technology company Everbridge, where built the go-to-market strategy to include strategic global integrators and scaled the global sales team to meet significant revenue growth.

Mary-Lou Smulders

Mary-Lou Smulders

Chief Marketing Officer

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Mary-Lou Smulders

leads Dedrone's global marketing and communications team. During her twenty-year high-tech career, Mary-Lou served as CMO at several enterprise software entities including financial technology company 9th Gear and crisis communication systems leader AtHoc. Additionally, she served as Senior Vice President of Global Applications and Services Marketing for Oracle Corporation and started her career as a rig engineer.

Balaji Tamirisa

Balaji Tamirisa

CTO

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Balaji Tamirisa

has spent over two decades in engineering, program management, and telecommunications. He most recently served as the VP, R&D at Itron, where he helped to grow the business significantly by launching new products and software for industrial IoT devices. He also spearheaded an overhaul in design, development, and testing cycles to ensure customer commitments were met.

Rob Campbell

Rob Campbell

VP, North America Public Sector

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Rob Campbell

brings over 25 years of federal business development experience to Dedrone, leading strategy, and go-to-market for the North American Public Sector team. As the public sector leader, Campbell provides Dedrone’s smart airspace security solution to military installations, government agencies, law enforcement, and correctional facilities across North America.

Michael Dyballa

Michael Dyballa

VP of Software Engineering

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Michael Dyballa

leads the development of Dedrone’s software, DedroneTracker, which identifies, classifies, locates and mitigates small drones, and Dedrone’s proprietary database of drone signatures, DedroneDNA. Prior to Dedrone, Michael managed software development at JouleX, a software company that specializes in energy management, which was acquired by Cisco in 2013.

John Knag

John Knag

VP of Defense Technology

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John Knag

is a technology developer with broad experience. His innovations have transformed defense RF electronics, renewable energy, rotary-wing aircraft, and environmental sensing, creating value for organizations ranging from massive defense primes to tiny start-ups.

David Prantl

David Prantl

VP of Technology

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David Prantl

is a technology expert for startups and established companies, specializing in enterprise networks, security and energy management.

Jan Peter Schween

Jan Peter Schween

VP of Sales EMEA

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Jan Peter Schween

has been involved in counter-drone technology for more than five years and advises and supports Dedrone customers in planning, purchasing, and building effective C-sUAS systems.

Dan Anixt

Dan Anixt

VP & General Counsel

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Dan Anixt

leads Dedrone’s legal team and is responsible for all transactions, regulatory compliance, and litigation and risk management. Over his 22 year career, he held executive level legal roles at several global companies (Verizon, China Telecom, and Mitel). He closed successfully over $1 billion in transactions and navigated numerous regulatory challenges and high stakes litigation over the course of his career.

Our Employees

Though our employees are located across many continents, the Dedrone team feels like one. A mix of folks from successful startups, large enterprises, prestigious universities, and even pure science, we work diligently to develop technology that solves the most advanced security challenges our customers face today.

12

NATIVE LANGUAGES

>30%

WITH PHD

5

Office Locations

Board of Directors

Aaditya Devarakonda, Board of Directors, Dedrone

Aaditya Devarakonda

Dedrone

Venky Ganesan (Menlo Ventures), Board of Directors, Dedrone

Venky Ganesan

MENLO VENTURES

Achim Werner (AQTON), Board of Directors, Dedrone

Henrik Kühl

AXON

Joerg Lamprecht, Board of Directors, Dedrone

Joerg Lamprecht

Dedrone

Anthony Leach (Target Partners), Board of Directors, Dedrone

Anthony Leach

Target Partners

Aydin Senkut (Felicis Ventures), Board of Directors, Dedrone

Aydin Senkut

FELICIS VENTURES

Achim Werner (AQTON), Board of Directors, Dedrone

Achim Woerner

AQTON

Achim Werner (AQTON), Board of Directors, Dedrone

Henrik Kühl

AXON

Advisory Board

Chris Brady (GDMS), Advisory Board, Dedrone

Chris Brady

President, General Dynamics
Mission Systems

John Chamber (Former CEO Cisco), Advisory Board, Dedrone

John Chambers

Former ceo
cisco systems inc.

Daniel Elwell (Fmr. Acting Administrator FAA), Advisory Board, Dedrone

Daniel Elwell

Fmr. Acting Administrator,
Federal Aviation Administration

$400

Billion market

3.5X

Customer Growth

8

Years old

90+

EMPLOYEES

5

OFFICE LOCATIONS

1

TEAM

Our Investors

TempoCap,  Dedrone Investor
Felicis Ventures, Dedrone Investor
Menlo Ventures, Dedrone Investor
 Target Partners, Dedrone Investor
TempoCap,  Dedrone Investor

Aydin Senkut

FELICIS VENTURES

Venky Ganesan

MENLO VENTURES

Waldemar Jantz

TARGET PARTNERS

John Chambers

EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN & FORMER
CEO OF CISCO SYSTEMS, INC.

Dominic Orr

PRESIDENT OF ARUBA NETWORKS

Selina Lo

CEO OF RUCKUS WIRELESS

Hans Robertson

investor

Tom Noonan

INVESTOR

Trevor Healy

INVESTOR

Stefan Quandt

Chairman & Managing Director, AQTON

Olav Ostin

Managing Partner, Tempocap

Milestones

FEBRUARY 2014

Dedrone is founded and begins development of its first prototype

JANUARY 2015

Dedrone’s first product is launched into the market

APRIL 2015

Dedrone receives $3 million in seed funding from venture firm Target Partners

JANUARY 2016

Dedrone relocates its headquarters to San Francisco

MAY 2016

Dedrone raises $10 million in series A funding, led by Menlo Ventures

maY 2017

Dedrone raises $15 million in Series B funding, led by Felicis Ventures and John Chambers, ex-CEO of Cisco

AUGUST 2018

Dedrone wins Thunderdrone’s Game of Drones competition

SEPTEMBER 2018

Dedrone introduces swarm detection capabilities with DedroneTracker 3.5

APRIL 2019

DedroneTracker 4 released, including heat maps and advanced airspace analytics

OCTOTBER 2019

Dedrone Acquires DroneDefender, Launches DedroneDefense

November 2019

Dedrone releases DedroneTracker 4.1, providing advanced radar & PTZ camera integration

January 2020

Dedrone releases new DedroneSensor RF-160 with increased detection range, integrated LTE and advanced analytics

September 2020

Dedrone and General Dynamics Mission Systems enter strategic partnership

September 2020

Dedrone releases DedroneSensor RF-360 for advanced detection in urban environments

October 2020

Dedrone secures $12.1m in funding, led by TempoCap

March 2021

Dedrone releases first full expeditionary kit with sensors, radar and camera

June 2021

1000th DedroneSensor sold

DEC 2021

Dedrone closes $30.5 million Series C financing round led by Axon

April 2022

Dedrone launches first trailer-based unit, DedroneRapidResponse, for law enforcement

July 2022

Dedrone closes $30 Million Series C-1 Financing led by Axon


DedroneTracker 5.1 releases and becomes 1st true CUAS C2 system

August 2022

Dedrone releases DedronePortable, a mobile and quick set-up drone response kit with optional mitigation

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    +1 703 2608051
  • US SF number
    +1 415-813-6116
  • UK number
    +44 3303 410920
  • DE number
    +49 561 8617990

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