Next-generation Mapping UAV Raises Capital for Further Expansion - 04/07/2018
Drone start-up Atmos UAV has closed its next investment round with investment firm Disruptive Technology Ventures (DTV). Atmos has developed an industrial unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV or 'drone') that is a crossover between an aeroplane and a helicopter. The drone can already be found flying all over the world to help professionals in mapping large areas of land. The series A of undisclosed amount will enable Atmos to further scale up in terms of distribution, product development and support organisation. DTV will support Atmos by fuelling growth and international roll-out.
The start-up's innovative UAV, named Marlyn, combines the high flight performance of conventional aircraft with the vertical take-off and landing of helicopters, explains Sander Hulsman, CEO of Atmos UAV. With its technology, the company targets professional markets in which large-area mapping plays a key role. The investment, as well as the extensive experience of the DTV team, will help Atmos UAV in achieving its goal of making Marlyn the new standard in the professional mapping industry.
Due to the unique properties of Marlyn in combination with the strong team behind the company, Daan Nollen, fund manager at DTV, is convinced that Atmos will become a major global player. DTV is looking forward to further accelerating the international roll-out of Atmos with their combined expertise.
About ATMOS UAV
Atmos UAV is a Delft (The Netherlands) based company specialised in the design and production of high-end aerial surveying and data collection drones that enable professionals to gather geospatial data effortlessly from the sky, enabling them to make more informed decisions. The flagship drone model Marlyn has a design that combines the high performance of a conventional fixed-wing aircraft with the flexibility of helicopters. With its patented technology the company targets mapping, construction, mining, agriculture, environmental and related applications. To facilitate the fast growth of the company Atmos is currently attracting new talent to expand the team.