Counter-Drone Solution for Correctional Facilities

Our mission

We Protect Organizations from Malicious Drones

About Dedrone

At Dedrone we believe in a flat organization where individual empowerment and open communication drive a more robust and innovative solution set for our customers.

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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.

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.

Russ Haugan

Russ Haugan

Chief Strategy Officer

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Russ Haugan

drives Dedrone’s global strategy including engineering direction and go-to-market focus. His high-tech career spans from engineering execution to business management, including, most recently as CEO of Aerial Armor. He is passionate about airspace security being a cornerstone in public safety now and into the future.

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.

Matt Altman

Matt Altman

Chief Product Officer

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Matt Altman

leads Dedrone’s overall product strategy and engineering execution, leveraging his almost 20 years of technology industry experience and counter-drone expertise. Prior to Dedrone, Matt served as CTO and co-founder of Aerial Armor, a counter-drone company, where he led software development and was instrumental in its success.

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.

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NATIVE LANGUAGES

>30%

WITH PHD

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Office Locations

Board of Directors

Venky Ganesan, Menlo Ventures

Venky Ganesan

MENLO VENTURES

Jörg Lamprecht, Dedrone

Joerg Lamprecht

Dedrone

Anthony Leach

Anthony Leach

Target Partners

Aydin Senkut

Aydin Senkut

FELICIS VENTURES

Aaditya Devarakonda, Dedrone

Aaditya Devarakonda

Dedrone

Achim Woerner

Achim Woerner

AQTON

Henrik Kühl

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

Rob D'Amico

Rob D'Amico

FMR. FBI Counter-Terrorism Expert

$400

Billion market

3.5X

Customer Growth

8

Years old

100+

EMPLOYEES

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Our Investors

Axon,  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

Dec 2022

Dedrone Acquires Aerial Armor to Accelerate Airspace Security Leadership

Jul 2022

Dedrone closes $30 Million Series C-1 Financing led by Axon. DedroneTracker 5.1 releases and becomes 1st true CUAS C2 system.

Apr 2022

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

Dec 2021

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

Jun 2021

1000th DedroneSensor sold

Mar 2021

Dedrone releases DedronePortable, the first cUAS expeditionary kit with AI/ML driven sensor-fusion including RF-sensors, radar & camera

Oct 2020

Dedrone secures $12.1m in funding, led by TempoCap

Sep 2020

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

Jan 2020

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

Nov 2019

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

Oct 2019

Dedrone Acquires DroneDefender, Launches DedroneDefense

Apr 2019

DedroneTracker 4 released, including heat maps and advanced airspace analytics

Sep 2018

Dedrone introduces swarm detection capabilities with DedroneTracker 3.5

May 2017

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

May 2016

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

Apr 2015

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

Jan 2015

Dedrone’s first counter-drone solution launched

Feb 2014

Dedrone is founded and begins development of its first prototype

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