Dedrone, the market and technology leader in airspace security, today announced record sales and business growth in bookings and its customer base. Additionally, Dedrone launched several new products, including DroneTracker 3, the first solution that includes automated summary reporting for instant diagnosis of airspace activity. They also added technology partners to their global operations and completed their Series B funding round.
“Our team will always be innovating and solving our customer’s airspace security issues, whether it is to protect against hacker drones, terrorist attacks, or wayward pilots,” shares Joerg Lamprecht, CEO and co-founder of Dedrone. “Drone incidents are increasingly occurring, demonstrating the urgency for organizations to protect their infrastructure with drone detection technology.”
Dedrone's record growth from 2016 to 2017 included several significant milestones:
2.5X bookings growth
3.5X growth in new customer accounts
10X growth in expansion deployments from existing customers
Signed 2X new partners
Dedrone secured new business in a variety of industries, including:
Enterprises, armed forces, data centers, financial institutions, correctional facilities, stadiums, universities, public and private events, and private homes
Notable installations included:
The company expanded on multiple fronts:
Launched DroneTracker 3, the first solution that includes automated summary reporting for instant diagnosis of airspace activity
Actively hired and continues to recruit in multiple departments in 2018, including development, engineering, sales, and production
Capital was raised to increase marketing and sales efforts, as well as investing in global research and development. All of Dedrone's Series A investors participated in the Series B.
Raised $15 million for Series B funding round, led by Felicis Ventures and John Chambers, Chairman Emeritus of Cisco Systems
Dedrone’s exceptional growth in the past year is attributed to a combination of persistent, energetic executive leadership, paired with unparalleled patented technology,” said Dedrone investor Venky Ganesan, Partner at Menlo Ventures. “They are pioneering a new market segment and gaining the confidence of global corporations, who are integrating Dedrone’s technology in record numbers. I’m excited to watch Dedrone’s growth and success in the airspace security market.”
Dedrone provides a complete, automatic drone detection and security solution. Early warning, classification, and protection against drone threats are enabled through machine learning software combined with data from intelligent sensors. The Dedrone platform integrates with passive and active countermeasures to deliver automated protection against drone threats.
Based in San Francisco, Dedrone was founded in 2014 and is backed by investors including Felicis Ventures, Menlo Ventures, and John Chambers, Founder of JC2 Ventures and Chairman Emeritus of Cisco Systems.