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56 Drone Startups Taking 2020 By Storm

This article showcases Startup Pill’s top picks for the best Drone startups. These startups are taking a variety of approaches to innovating inside of the Drone industry and around the world. They are all exceptional startups well worth a follow.

We selected these startups for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

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1. Ware

The idea behind this startup: Autonomous, self-flying drones + AI for warehouse inventory

Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Enterprise Software, Logistics, Machine Learning, Robotics, Software

Founders: Ian Smith, Joseph Moster

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2. Mockingbird

The idea behind this startup: Mockingbird is a new baby gear brand on a mission to empower parents.

Headquarters: New York, New York, United States

Industries: Consumer Goods, Drones, E-Commerce, Fashion, Leisure

Founders: Eric Osman

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3. Airsmat

The idea behind this startup: Airsmat is a provider of cutting edge software solutions to many rapidly growing industries adopting drones into daily operations.

Headquarters: Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Industries: Drones, Software

Founders: Ibikunle Adeoluwa

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4. Skydweller

The idea behind this startup: Skydweller Aero Inc, and would lead marketing of the drone internationally.

Headquarters: Oklahoma, United States

Industries: Aerospace, Drone Management, Drones

Founders: Unknown

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5. Voliro Airborne Robotics

The idea behind this startup: Voliro is developing advanced flying robots to perform Inspection and Maintenance tasks. Voliro’s flying robot can “fly, see and touch”.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Drones, Robotics, Software

Founders: Unknown

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6. Skyqraft

The idea behind this startup: Skyqraft provides autonomous aerial infrastructure inspection.

Headquarters: Stockholm, Stockholms Lan, Sweden

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Autonomous Vehicles, Drones, Machine Learning, Power Grid

Founders: David Almroth, Sakina Turabali, Umar Chughtai

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7. Soar Robotics

The idea behind this startup: Reliable Connectivity for the Autonomous World.

Headquarters: West Hollywood, California, United States

Industries: Autonomous Vehicles, Drones, Robotics, Telecommunications

Founders: Unknown

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8. Labelfuse

The idea behind this startup: End-to-end computer vision for event driven analytics

Headquarters: Eindhoven, Noord-Brabant, The Netherlands

Industries: Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Computer Vision, Drones, Health Diagnostics, Image Recognition, Machine Learning, Robotics, Software

Founders: Jurgen Van der Vlist, Kelvin Aongola

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9. MARUT Drones

The idea behind this startup: MARUT Drones is a research and product development company using drone technology to curb mosquito menace.

Headquarters: Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh, India

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Information Technology, Software

Founders: Prem Kumar Vislawath

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10. Ellipsis Earth

The idea behind this startup: Ellipsis Earth specializes in detecting, categorising and tracking plastic waste in the environment and throughout supply chains

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: Drones, Information Technology, Waste Management

Founders: Ellie Mackay

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11. Deuce Drone

The idea behind this startup: Deuce Drone designs and operates a drone delivery system for retailers.

Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Industries: Drones, Last Mile Transportation

Founders: Unknown

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12. Aero41

The idea behind this startup: Aero41 is developing a drone entirely dedicated to crop protection.

Headquarters: Aigle, Vaud, Switzerland

Industries: Agriculture, Drones, Robotics

Founders: Unknown

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13. SUIND

The idea behind this startup: SUIND is an AI-based system platform for commercial drones.

Headquarters: Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Drone Management, Drones, Information Technology, Software

Founders: Unknown

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14. EcoDrone

The idea behind this startup: EcoDrone designs wind and solar powered autonomous marine drones aimed to collect Ocean Data and coastal monitoring.

Headquarters: Firenze, Toscana, Italy

Industries: Autonomous Vehicles, Drones, Energy, Information Technology

Founders: Andrea Bertini, Marco Montagni, Nicola Di Luca

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15. AirSelfie

The idea behind this startup: Technology company that operates in the photography sector and realizes aerial cameras that enhance the photography experiences of users.

Headquarters: Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States

Industries: Consumer Electronics, Drones, Photography, Robotics

Founders: Unknown

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16. Tangram Vision

The idea behind this startup: Infrastructure software to simplify sensor integration and management for vision-enabled devices.

Headquarters: Boulder, Colorado, United States

Industries: Autonomous Vehicles, Drone Management, Drones, Robotics, Sensor

Founders: Adam Rodnitzky, Brandon Minor

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17. MightyFly

The idea behind this startup: Connecting remote locations with fast, low cost, long-range aerial drone delivery services

Headquarters: San Francisco, California, United States

Industries: Aerospace, Delivery Service, Drones, Logistics, Robotics

Founders: Manal Habib, Scott Parker

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18. Vyorius

The idea behind this startup: Healthcare Aerial Delivery Service

Headquarters: Poznan, Wielkopolskie, Poland

Industries: Delivery Service, Drones, Health Care, Logistics

Founders: Unknown

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19. Aerologix

The idea behind this startup: Aerologix is a platform that connects customers with drone pilots.

Headquarters: Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Industries: Drones, Information Technology, Service Industry

Founders: Rakesh Routhu, Tom Caska

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20. AJ-Drone Ltd

The idea behind this startup: AJ-Drone Ltd is a photography and videography business.

Headquarters: London, England, United Kingdom

Industries: Drones, Film, Photo Editing, Photography, Video, Video Editing

Founders: Ashley Widowson

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21. CHECKTOBUILD

The idea behind this startup: We are an autonomous inspection service that faces overbudget and overtime in construction projects, with a differential quality value.

Headquarters: Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Industries: Architecture, Civil Engineering, Construction, Drones, Information Technology, Smart Building, Software

Founders: Unknown

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22. Space Forms

The idea behind this startup: Space Forms aims to build space drones for autonomous fault detection and maintenance of satellites and space structures.

Headquarters: Reading, Reading, United Kingdom

Industries: Drones, Hardware, Software, Space Travel

Founders: Rohan Dsilva

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23. Heven Drones

The idea behind this startup: HevenDrones is a drone manufacturer based in Israel focusing on the hardware and software to support heavy-lifting applications.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Drones, Manufacturing

Founders: Bentzion Levinson, Dudu Parpara

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24. Robotics Eye

The idea behind this startup: Automated drone solutions, AI-driven

Headquarters: Jeddah, Makkah, Saudi Arabia

Industries: Aerospace, Artificial Intelligence, Drone Management, Drones, Internet of Things, Machine Learning, Mapping Services, Robotics

Founders: Abdullah Ajlan

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25. Sensefarming

The idea behind this startup: Sense farming – Farming that makes sense.

Headquarters: Kyiv, Kyyiv, Ukraine

Industries: Agriculture, AgTech, Big Data, Drones, Farming, Information Services

Founders: Unknown

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26. Brain Pool Tech

The idea behind this startup: Brain Pool Tech integrates high precision drone data with 2nd and 3rd layer data in an easy to use software eco-system

Headquarters: Singapore, Central Region, Singapore

Industries: Drones, Information Technology, Software

Founders: Unknown

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27. Unmanned Systems Operations Group

The idea behind this startup: A systems integration company specializing in the design and implementation of drones for Medical Asset Delivery and Coastal Security

Headquarters: San Diego, California, United States

Industries: Delivery, Delivery Service, Drones, Health Care, Logistics, Public Safety, Risk Management, Robotics, Security

Founders: Pharns Genece

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28. Skyway

The idea behind this startup: End to end automated drone solutions

Headquarters: Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Industries: Drones, Software

Founders: Unknown

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29. EQUINOX’ S DRONES

The idea behind this startup: We render Specialized Drone services for projects across India, including Aerial Photography, Drone Survey, Volumetric Analysis, UAV

Headquarters: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

Industries: Aerospace, Drone Management, Drones, Farming, Geospatial, Mapping Services, Military, Mining Technology, Service Industry

Founders: Unknown

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30. DroneSec

The idea behind this startup: Drone Security

Headquarters: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Industries: Corrections Facilities, Cyber Security, Drone Management, Drones, Penetration Testing, Security, Training

Founders: Mike Monnik

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31. DronePro USA

The idea behind this startup: Consumer and Prosumer Drones

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Drones

Founders: Fadl Azzam, Shayne Chatterton

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32. BetterDrones

The idea behind this startup: Betterdrones provides training services for developing the ecosystem for the Drone industry.

Headquarters: Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India

Industries: Drones, Education, Training

Founders: Unknown

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33. Zyro

The idea behind this startup: Zyro is an aerial drone game and brainchild of veteran engineers, drone enthusiasts, and rugby players for outdoor sport.

Headquarters: Redwood City, California, United States

Industries: Apps, Drones, Recreation

Founders: Unknown

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34. Aeronica Advance Technologies

The idea behind this startup: Aeronica Advance Technologies offers UAV survey and mapping, GIS data processing and UAV maintenance services.

Headquarters: Pune, Maharashtra, India

Industries: Aerospace, Drones, Virtual Reality

Founders: Unknown

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35. UAVLAS

The idea behind this startup: UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES LANDING ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS

Headquarters: Warsaw, Mazowieckie, Poland

Industries: Aerospace, Delivery, Drone Management, Drones

Founders: Unknown

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36. Skartum

The idea behind this startup: Skartum offers construction stitching, documentation, drone mapping and scanning services.

Headquarters: Prestfoss, Buskerud, Norway

Industries: Construction, Document Management, Drones

Founders: Unknown

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37. Arbito

The idea behind this startup: Arbito provides image inspection, analysis, and repair service using AI.

Headquarters: Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Industries: Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Internet of Things, Machine Learning

Founders: Unknown

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38. Tulpar Labs

The idea behind this startup: Drone Delivery Professionals

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Drones

Founders: Unknown

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39. Aero Company

The idea behind this startup: Intelligent operations and processes through drones and machien learning

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: AgTech, Big Data, Drones, IaaS, Machine Learning, Mining, Mining Technology, SaaS

Founders: Octavio Lizana

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40. Meshine

The idea behind this startup: Drone as a Service, Software Development

Headquarters: Izmir, Izmir, Turkey

Industries: AgTech, Drone Management, Drones, Energy Management, Media and Entertainment, Physical Security, Software

Founders: Burak YÖRÜK

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41. NutzenTech

The idea behind this startup: NutzenTech is a greentech startup that provides data and technology focused solutions to improve customers’ environmental footprints.

Headquarters: Istanbul, Istanbul, Turkey

Industries: Drones, Information Technology, Sensor, Software

Founders: Unknown

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42. All In Drone

The idea behind this startup: An All-In-One Solution to Property Drone Video Nationwide

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Commercial Real Estate, Drones, Video Editing

Founders: Dave Lewand

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43. Minoair

The idea behind this startup: Minoair is cloud based platform to convert on-site Drone Images into 2D and 3D Maps and do analytics and collaborate.

Headquarters: Raipur, Chhattisgarh, India

Industries: Cloud Infrastructure, Drone Management, Drones, Information Technology, Software

Founders: Mohit Sahu, Puru Agrawal

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44. Pera AI

The idea behind this startup: Pera AI provides AI-enabled power management systems and real-time monitoring of the system in electric mobile devices and EVs.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Artificial Intelligence, Drones, Machine Learning, Robotics, Software

Founders: Nima Schei

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45. Brisk

The idea behind this startup: Drone Delivery Service

Headquarters: Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria

Industries: Drones, Logistics

Founders: Adetola Anifalaje

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46. Emi Lab

The idea behind this startup: Emi Lab is a manufacturer and seller of custom-made drones and robots.

Headquarters: Suwa, Nagano, Japan

Industries: Drones, Manufacturing, Robotics

Founders: Unknown

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47. Drone Industry Wire

The idea behind this startup: Press Release Distribution for the Drone Industry

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Content, Digital Media, Drones, Public Relations

Founders: Unknown

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48. Sun E Mates LLC

The idea behind this startup: Innovative disinfecting secure mailbox replacement.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Drones, Hardware, Internet of Things, Logistics, Supply Chain Management

Founders: Gary Alston

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49. Prope

The idea behind this startup: Mobile App. “Prope: photographer near me” – professional photographer, videographer and drone operator, finder.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Apps, Drones, Photography, Video

Founders: Sergii Mashevskyi

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50. DragonX

The idea behind this startup: DragonX provides automated drone-on-demand service.

Headquarters: Benei Zion, HaMerkaz, Israel

Industries: Drones, Service Industry

Founders: Unknown

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51.Ultrabot Innovations

The idea behind this startup: Ultrabot Innovations is a group of companies. The company has subsidiaries in Recruiting Services, Investment Banking, Drone manufacturing..

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Drones, Funding Platform, Internet, Manufacturing, Recruiting

Founders: Naveen Meena

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51.Ultrabot Innovations

The idea behind this startup: Ultrabot Innovations is a group of companies. The company has subsidiaries in Recruiting Services, Investment Banking, Drone manufacturing..

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Drones, Funding Platform, Internet, Manufacturing, Recruiting

Founders: Naveen Meena

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46. PrintDrone

The idea behind this startup: PrintDrone is a robotic flying drone, able to print murals, decorations and advertisements on walls of public spaces.

Headquarters: Tel Aviv, Tel Aviv, Israel

Industries: Autonomous Vehicles, Drones

Founders: Unknown

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47. VERTLINER

The idea behind this startup: SaaS, drone, marketplace, IoT, cloud

Headquarters: Athens, Attiki, Greece

Industries: Cloud Computing, Data Integration, Drones, Information Services, Internet of Things, Marketplace, Robotics

Founders: Unknown

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46. Brett Currie Photo/Video

The idea behind this startup: Drone Services, Photography & Filmmaking

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Drones, Film, Film Production, Photography

Founders: Unknown

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55. Drone Aerial Mapping Inc

The idea behind this startup: Drone Service in Lincoln, NE

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Drones

Founders: Unknown

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56. JWStuff

The idea behind this startup: Online retailer specialising in Jeep Accessories and Drones.

Headquarters: Unknown

Industries: Automotive, Drones

Founders: Unknown

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