San Francisco, CA – April 1, 2016 - Dedrone, the global leader in drone detection technology, announced today that Sebastian Blum will join the San Francisco team as Vice President of Business Development as of April 1st. In this role, Blum will lead the development and implementation of growth opportunities and strategic partnerships. Blum joins Dedrone from Europe based venture capital firm ACTIVE Venture Partners where he served as Partner. “With his comprehensive background in global technology partnerships, Sebastian is uniquely qualified to manage our aggressive growth strategy and strategic partnerships,” states Joerg Lamprecht, CEO of Dedrone. “Sebastian is a tremendous asset in driving our overall business development and advancing our strategic business initiatives. I look forward to working with Sebastian as we continue to make Dedrone the destination for drone detection solutions."“It is an exciting time to join Dedrone and I look forward to steering the company toward new growth opportunities, capitalizing on my experience and history in the technology industry,” said Blum. "Dedrone continues to enhance what is already the industry's most compelling drone technology solution for its customers and I look forward to being a part of the team."Prior to ACTIVE Venture Partners, Sebastian was the VP of Business Development at Palo Alto based Cooliris which was acquired in 2014 by Yahoo. At Cooliris, he drove global partnerships and distribution deals with Google, Facebook, Tencent, Baidu, Yandex and many other internet companies. Before Cooliris, he was with T-Venture, the venture capital arm of Deutsche Telekom, where he served as Managing Director for their Silicon Valley office. As part of this role, Sebastian fundamentally drove partnerships between startup companies and Deutsche Telekom throughout the United States and Europe.
Dedrone provides a professional civilian drone early-warning and detection system. Founded in 2014, the company has raised $2.9 million in VC funding, including an investment by successful security entrepreneur Tom Noonan (Internet Security Systems, JouleX). The company leverages acoustic, video and frequency detection technology to detect the drone threats faced by governments and industry. Once detected, it allows prisons and other facilities to react quickly, gathering contraband, locking down jail cells, and looking for pilots close by. The system not only provides real time video of the <g class="gr_ gr_49 gr-alert gr_gramm gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim Punctuation only-del replaceWithoutSep" id="49" data-gr-id="49">incident,</g> but records the threat for video evidence. www.dedrone.com
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