Dedrone Named to CNBC Disruptor 50 List for Second Year in a Row

May 15, 2024

Highly competitive list honors Dedrone for changing the status quo and creating a new era for their market

STERLING, Va., May 15, 2024 -- Dedrone, the global leader in smart airspace security, today announced that it has been named to the 2024 CNBC Disruptor 50, an acclaimed list of ambitious private companies transforming the economy and forcing public giants to reimagine the way they do business. This marks the second year Dedrone has been named to the list, reflecting the company’s ongoing commitment to rapid innovation and its resulting growth from delivering airspace security solutions to a wide variety of industries including governments, law enforcement, border security, airports, stadiums, prisons and more.

“2023 was a huge year for Dedrone across the board from new customer acquisitions to product innovations and revenue growth. 2024 is continuing that trend with our announcement that we have entered a definitive agreement with Axon to close in the second half of this year and this wonderful recognition from CNBC for the second year in a row,” said Aaditya Devarakonda, CEO of Dedrone. “We are driven by our mission to protect people, property and information from the threat of drones while enabling the positive drone economy, and that drive is what has fueled this win and our major growth. We offer our congratulations to the other honorees.”

The annual determination of the CNBC Disruptor 50 is based on a proprietary methodology that incorporates both quantitative and qualitative inputs. Nominees undergo rigorous scrutiny including measurements such as scalability, user growth and use of breakthrough technologies. For the first time, a Disruptor 50 VC AdvisoryBoard also offered feedback on each finalist as an additional component of the qualitative review. To determine the final score and placement, each company’s total qualitative score was combined with its total weighted quantitative score.

Dedrone has received a number of recognitions and honors for its technology and leadership in airspace security. In addition to this second appearance on the CNBC Disruptor 50, the company has earned honors including a TIME Best Inventions award for Dedrone City-Wide DroneDetection, a place on Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list for the security industry and numerous industry awards.

Most recently, the company announced that it was the first counter-drone company to earn Support Anti-Terrorism by Fostering EffectiveTechnologies Act of 2002 (SAFETY Act) Designation status from theDepartment of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of SAFETY Act Implementation(OSAI).

Dedrone is implemented across 32 countries and is used by six of the G-7 nation governments; 829 sites, including 49 airports and 59 stadiums; 15 US federal entities and 20 non-US governments. The company actively provides counter-drone solutions for some of the most high-profile events and organizations, working with public safety entities to protect over 360 sites globally.

About Dedrone

Dedrone is the global leader in smart airspace security. Hundreds of commercial, government and military customers around the world relyon Dedrone’s comprehensive, command and control (C2) solution to protect against the persistent and escalating threat from drones while enabling “good”drones to fly. By leveraging AI/ML, Dedrone is the only solution that provides continuous, autonomous interrogation and verification of drones that enables both multi-sensor and multi-mitigation options onto a single “pane-of-glass.” Whether on-premise/air-gapped or in the cloud, Dedrone customers can easily detect, track, identify, analyze, and mitigate drone threats. Dedrone has been named one of TIME’s Best Inventions in 2023, Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies in 2024 and a CNBC Disruptor 50 recipient for 2023 and 2024. Dedrone is headquartered in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area with additional offices around the world. For more information on drone-related activity visit our Global Incident Center or to reach our airspace security experts, visit and follow us on X, Vimeo, and LinkedIn.

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