Talent Acquisition Lead (Full Time, 6 month FTC)

Widely regarded as a technical leader in the emerging field of Drone Traffic Management (UTM), Altitude Angel develops cloud-scale systems to facilitate the safe integration of unmanned vehicles into national airspace worldwide. In short, we don’t make drones; we make them safe.

We are looking for an experienced Talent Lead to join our HR & Talent team on a contract basis for the next 6 months, with the possibility of a permanent role. As our Talent Lead at Altitude Angel, you will help shape the future of the Company by playing a vital role in delivering on our hiring strategy whilst partnering with hiring managers to deeply understand requirements and how they fit within the wider organisation. Having exposure to recruitment across the technology space, you will understand the global talent market and will engage with candidates through practical and creative sourcing strategies.

You will be an experienced recruiter ready to get stuck in and make a real impact. You will be responsible for building talent pipelines through utilising a diverse sourcing strategy including, social media channels, job board, referrals, and your own personal network.

The role is fast-paced and innovative; requiring an outgoing, confident, and proactive individual, able hit the ground running.

As our Talent Lead at Altitude Angel, you will:

  • Be responsible for sourcing, selecting, and securing top talent for our rapidly growing business in line with Altitude Angel’s hiring strategy.
  • Own the management of Altitude Angel’s recruitment across all business areas, with a strong focus on technical positions (e.g., Technical, Sales, Customer Success and Operations).
  • Ensure a strong focus on providing a consistently outstanding candidate experience through all points of the recruitment process.
  • Place a strong emphasis on direct recruitment channels to fill current roles, whilst building sufficient pipelines for future vacancies across the business.
  • Work proactively with Hiring Managers to develop exciting campaigns to identify candidates with real aptitude and potential.
  • Maintain a high level of market awareness and best practice, helping develop inclusive and sustainable talent acquisition strategies and internal processes.
  • Capture and present recruitment analytics in order to provide stakeholders with a dashboard view and drive the talent acquisition strategy.
  • Define key recruitment metrics and data to ensure scalability of our recruitment strategy.

What you can offer:

  • Wide exposure to the full end-to-end recruitment process across the technology space, with a particular focus on Engineering positions.
  • Proven experience of managing a defined recruitment process within a fast-paced environment, ideally with experience of managing both in-house and agency recruitment.
  • Hands-on experience recruiting for challenging positions across all business units, including both permanent and contract roles.
  • Proven experience of driving a direct hiring model with extensive knowledge of the range of routes to market and an inquisitive mindset around future methods.
  • Passionate about talent acquisition with a personal pride for finding the ‘right candidate’, whilst ensuring an exceptional candidate experience every time.
  • Methodical and organised people person who can manage multiple projects simultaneously, whilst making high quality decisions at speed.
  • The ability to think creatively with sourcing techniques to attract top talent.
  • Previous experience working in a tech start up through a period of hyper-growth.
  • International recruitment experience desirable.

We are committed to our values of Trust, Safety, Respect and Innovation, and offer a range of inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and incentives to support staff from different backgrounds. As an Equal Opportunities Employer, we value applications from all backgrounds, cultures, and abilities.

This is an office-based/hybrid role. Please only apply if you can commute to our Reading HQ for 3-4 days per week.

Up to the challenge? Get in touch today and join the global company defining the future of aviation.

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Seven different approaches to designing urban air mobility vertiports – Unmanned airspace

By Philip Butterworth-Hayes

As the urban air mobility (UAM) market approaches its commercialisation phase, there are emerging seven different concepts of vertiport design: the essential, the simple, the elevated, the integrated, the enclosed, the urban hub and the UAM/AAM regional hub. The distinctions between these are sometimes blurred (an elevated vertiport can also be an urban hub), but these different categories reflect the need to develop very different types of infrastructure to support different AAM/UAM services.

The April 2023 update of Unmanned Publications’ Global Urban Air Mobility Market Map now lists UAM and AAM projects underway in 130 cities and regions of the world. Updates and additions added in April 2023 comprise Villacarrillo and Zaragoza (Spain), Hezhou City and Hunan Province (China) Dubai and Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma, Greenport Austin Aviation Campus and San Marcos Texas in the USA.

Among these new updates are widening views on how much money and space should be dedicated to vertiport terminals. It is clear from these early designs that one of the key challenges will be scalability, both of eVTOL size and flight frequencies.

A new class of vertiport announced in April 2023 was The essential, “vertiport in a box” design, an affordable, modular, turn-key solution for smaller property sites proposed by Skyportz and Electro.Aero. Speaking at the April 2023 Revolution Aero conference in Dublin, Clem Newton-Brown, Skyportz CEO said “The focus in the industry to date has been on larger vertiports located at existing airports. This is the low hanging fruit which will form the essential backbone of an advanced air mobility (AAM) ecosystem. However, if this industry is to reach its potential we need to break the nexus between aviation and airports and let private property owners develop their own vertiports.

“At Skyportz we are focusing on affordable options that property developers can incorporate right now into new developments or retrofit into existing buildings. We will soon be releasing a beautiful tiny modular vertiport building that can be delivered to site in a shipping container, and assembled without heavy equipment, complete with a high powered battery bank and charger with solar panels.”

The essential

A step-up up from The essential is The simple – a small structure, normally glass-walled with modest spaces for high-throughput passenger flows (as in the Volatus concept below). This design is favoured by Skyports/ADP for the initial Paris UAM operations in 2024 and can be relatively quickly added to existing airport infrastructures and modularly constructed to allow for scalable increases in operations.

The simple

The elevated looks at first sight to be the most elegant solution for an urban vertiport but it comes with some complex engineering and certification challenges (load-bearing structures, rotor downwash issues, for example). While office-top helipads have been in operation for years there are limited options to scale the vertiport to meet future market demand in the UAM/AAM sectors. An image of the model for an EHang autonomous air vehicle (AAV) E-port in the City of Hezhou in Guangxi Province, China, has recently appeared on Twitter. The project was first announced in April 2020. According to the original press release: “The E-port terminal building will be three stories covering 2,500 square meters. Architectural features include a first-floor reception hall, second floor passenger waiting area, and a thrd-floor departure/arrival zone. Four landing pads will be located on the roof-top, which can accommodate the landing/take-off of four AAVs simultaneously.”

The elevated

Another elegant design which promises to reduce takeoff and landing noise and rotor downwash disturbance by surrounding the takeoff and landing area by the vertiport terminal is The enclosed. Urban Air-Port’s Coventry (UK) city-centre airport featured this concept, as does the design below, propsed by DM-AirTech and Giancarlo Zema Design Group.

Dario Milani, CEO/CTO DM-AirTech said: “With this partnership, we will apply our aerodynamics expertise to support the design of highly operable vertiports. Our solutions will help maximise wind regularity on the Final Approach and Take Off (FATO) Area. This approach will help in reducing gust and turbulence impact on operations and increase vertiport throughput and passenger comfort.”

The major drawback will be scalability – as eVTOL sizes grow and operations multiple there will be limited opportunities to expand.

The enclosed

Architects Foster + Partners report that a provisional concept design for a Skyports Infrastructure terminal, located next to Dubai International Airport (DXB), has been endorsed as a vertiport integrated into ground and air travel networks. David Summerfield, Head of Studio, Foster + Partners, said: “The conceptual vertiport connects with Dubai International Airport and the Dubai Metro, to provide seamless, sustainable travel across the city for international and domestic passengers.”

The terminal is situated on an elevated deck to facilitate aircraft take-off and landing, reports the company. “The building wraps around the airfield, connecting the arrival and departure lounges and offering spectacular views of the aircraft and the city beyond. The overhanging roof and façade inclination protects the building from direct sunlight and prevents overheating. The building’s façade corresponds with the adjacent metro station and its edges are softened with green landscaping. The interior spaces are designed with a refined palette of warm, natural materials to create a comfortable and serene environment.”

The integrated

Dubai will host another vertiport concept: the urban UAM hub.

Japanese eVTOL manufacturer SkyDrive and Canadian vertiport manufacturer VPorts are working on developing the AAM Integrator World Centre, a 37,000-square-meter site within Dubai South. This is a large area for a vertiport, featuring 13 landing and take off positions for eVTOLs – though the operational version will require these to be further spaced out to allow for simultaneous operations and scaling of eVTOL sizes.

The urban UAM hub

Finally, there are new concepts emerging for regional UAM/AAM hub vertiports. amd.sigma-strategic airport development GmbH, a Berlin based subsidiary of Munich Airport International, has published a prototype design of a battery-electric inter-regional airport.

“The idea for an inter-regional eAirport was inspired by a research project in Germany funded by the government, which aims to design and eventually build two prototypical vertiports. The project involves partnerships with Munich Airport International, Airbus, Bauhaus Luftfahrt, and several universities to explore Advanced Air Mobility (AAM)” says the abstract to the report which continues:

“Following extensive research, the team determined that exploring the potential for using eVTOL aircraft to transport individuals from urban areas to nearby regional airports – located within a radius of 100km from the city – was a promising direction to pursue. These regional airports – many of which are former military airfields – are either currently in operation or abandoned and have the potential to serve as intermodal nodes for eVTOL and small electric short and conventional takeoff and landing (eSTOL/eCTOL) aircraft. The latter type of aircraft has a longer range than an eVTOL, but still requires a runway.

“In designing a prototypical terminal concept, the team sought to create a simple, cost-effective, energetically sustainable (with a focus on on-site production) and modular building structure that allows for future expansions. The enhanced passenger experience facilitated by short transit times was also a key consideration.”

The AAM/UAM regional hub

(Main image: Spain’s Zaragoza will become the first European city to have a vertiport in an urban environment. The Ayuntamiento de Zaragoza has set aside a 7,500 m² space in the city for 10 years for an urban vertiport to be co-developed by Expodrónica under the umbrella of the SESAR JU U-ELCOME project.)

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Women and Drones Names Hall of Fame Inductees: DRONELIFE Editor Miriam McNabb Honored

women and drones hall of fameWomen and Drones has announced the list of inductees being named to the Women in Emerging Aviation Technologies Hall of Fame. The awards will be given at the live event, Women in Emerging Aviation Technologies Awards at CES 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday, January 6th.

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DroneLife · Women – And – Drones – Hall – Of – FameThe Hall of Fame Award sponsored by Sabrewing Aircraft Company, METIS and MatrixSpace recognizes highly experienced and accomplished businesswomen in relevant emerging aviation technologies and industry-enabling career fields. From the numerous and impressive nominations received from around the world, a panel of judges has chosen these twelve outstanding women as the inaugural class of Hall of Fame inductees:

Lisa Ellman – Executive Director of the Commercial Drone Alliance and Partner at Hogan Lovells

Sally French – Journalist and Founder of The Drone Girl Website

Fiona Lake – Founder of Australia’s Rural Drone Academy

Tracy Lamb – CEO of Quantum AI, Commercial Pilot/Instructor Crewed and Uncrewed Aircraft

Miriam McNabb – Editor of DRONELIFE.com

Robin Murphy – Director of the Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue, Professor of Computer Science and Engineering

Marilyn Pearson – Global Regulatory Lead for AAM/eVTOL/UAS, Pilot/Instructor Commercial Crewed and Uncrewed Aircraft

Jennifer Pidgen – COO at Sundance Media Group and UAS book Co-Author

Erin Roesler – Director of Operations for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site

Sabrina Saunders-Hodge – Director of Research Engineering and Analysis Division, FAA Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Office

Anita Sengupta – Founder/CEO of Hydroplane Ltd, Aerospace Engineer, Commercial Pilot, Space Program Veteran

Huy Tran – Director of Aeronautics at the NASA Ames Research Center

According to Lori DeMatteis, Chief Revenue Officer, MatrixSpace and honorary global ambassador for Women and Drones, “Recognizing this diverse set of expertise showcases not only the incredible women across this dynamic industry but also the range of roles critical to making this industry successful. From operations and legislation to technology initiatives it takes this breadth of areas to make uncrewed aviation a reality. It’s an honor to recognize their accomplishments.”

“I’m honored and humbled to be included among this list of accomplished professionals,” said DRONELIFE Editor Miriam McNabb. “After writing about some of them for years, I’m looking forward to having the opportunity to meet some of my heroes in person at the awards ceremony in January.”

For more information on the Hall of Fame inductees and their accomplishments, visit the Hall of Fame page. They will be honored during the Women in Emerging Aviation Technologies Awards.  CES is the world’s most influential technology event giving a global audience access to major brands and startups, as well as the industry’s most influential leaders and advocates.

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How Much Do Aerial Photographers Make?

Aerial photography is a new and emerging business that has changed and helped many industries. With the emergence of drones and commercial pilot licenses, individuals are able to make a living off shooting aerial photography.

In this article, we will discuss the different amounts an aerial photographer can get paid per job and what you can expect on average based on the industry the aerial photographer is providing photography to.

Aerial Real Estate Photography

Image Courtesy of Unmanned Aerial Operations

One of the most common jobs for an aerial photographer is a real estate shoot. Real estate agents or landowners might contract an aerial photographer to come out and shoot a property overhead.

Often, the aerial photographer will also shoot ground-level photos. However, for the sake of this article, we’ll just focus on the pilot shooting aerial photography. 

Depending on the company contracted to shoot aerial photography, or in the case where you’re an independent contractor, the aerial photographer may charge different rates.

Oftentimes, a new pilot will charge less than an experienced pilot or a large company.

It’s hard to put a definite figure on any aerial photography service, but for real estate shoots, most of the time, an aerial photographer will charge between $50 to $200 for a job.

This can change depending on drive time, expenses of travel, and the type of drone or camera the pilot is using to capture aerial photography.

For example, if an aerial photographer was using a DJI Phantom 4, which is considered to be outdated, the photographer might charge closer to $50 to $100.

However, if you have an aerial photographer using a Mavic 3 or a Matrice drone with a DSLR camera attached, the aerial photographer may be charging $200 or more.

A lot has to do with what the client is willing to pay and the budget they have. Many drone platforms where pilots might find work offer low-budget jobs, which for a professional drone pilot may not be suitable in the price range.

Most drone pilots doing professional aerial photography don’t charge by the hour because real estate shoots often last for less than an hour. This is why there is a flat rate as discussed above.

Supply and demand also play a part in what the aerial photographer might charge. If the client is demanding, such as if the shoot has to be done the day that the client contacts an aerial photographer, the aerial photographer might be able to charge more than they usually charge for the same service.

Another factor that may increase the price an aerial photographer can charge is the availability of drone pilots in their area.

For instance, if an aerial photographer is the only drone pilot in the county, it is likely that a real estate agent would have to meet the aerial photographer’s higher price in order to complete the job.

Real estate shoots are oftentimes going to pay less than other types of aerial photography. However, this is only when dealing with residential real estate.

When shooting commercial real estate, the budget of the real estate agent may be higher, meaning the area photographer can charge more without fear of losing the job to another drone pilot.

For example, a residential home only has a certain value, and the real estate agent will make a smaller commission than if the agent was selling a skyscraper in Manhattan.

If the aerial photographer was to shoot a skyscraper in Manhattan, not only would they be able to charge more for the risks involved, but also because the budget of the real estate agent is higher.

Aerial Wildlife Photography

Moving on to another sector of aerial photography, next, we’ve got wildlife photography.

This form of aerial photography is not as common but aerial photographers can still make a decent amount of money because the need demands it.

If this is the case, a construction company may hire an aerial photographer to take photos of wildlife sitting or nesting in areas where they plan to build.

A construction company usually has a relatively large budget. The aerial photographer may be able to charge more.

An example of this is if a construction company wishes to demolish a building, but there is an endangered bird living in the building nesting eggs.

This situation actually happened when a company called Unmanned Aerial Operations was hired by a construction company to investigate and photograph an osprey’s nest.

As shown below, the osprey did indeed have eggs in the nest, which meant the construction company would have to wait for the eggs to hatch before tearing down the structure and building a new one.

Image Courtesy of Unmanned Aerial Operations

Other forms of wildlife photography are in documentaries and magazines such as National Geographic.

Shooting wildlife photos for National Geographic or a company of a similar size will prove to be extremely profitable, and an aerial photographer might be able to charge upwards of $1,000.

The aerial photographer may be able to charge even more if travel is involved because of expenses and time on site.

Aerial Photography of Construction Progression

An aerial photographer conducting a construction progression photography job may benefit from being able to charge a moderately high rate because construction companies have fairly large budgets, as mentioned.

With that said, usually, construction progression only calls for an orbit around the project site, which means little to no skill is involved.

Oftentimes a construction company, whilst having a large budget, does not wish to spend any more than they have to. It’s because the more money they have in the bank, the more interest will incur, so they will want the aerial photographer to do it for as little as possible.

Negotiating with the construction company for construction progression photographs can be a difficult process, but most of the time, an aerial photographer can charge $100 to $200 per visit to the site.

Since these projects can take years to complete, an aerial photographer can make thousands of dollars throughout the year, returning to the same project site as it turns into a completed site.

Aerial Photography of Roofs

An aerial photographer documenting the state of a roof or structure may be able to charge more or less depending on the size of the building and what is entailed to photograph it.

For instance, if the aerial photographer finds themself conducting a roof inspection on a residential building, it is most likely that they would be only able to charge $100.

It is often because your client will be an individual not familiar with the industry nor will they be in a place to increase the budget.

However, if you are conducting a roof inspection with aerial photography on a commercial building, you may be able to charge much more.

This is similar to the discussion of the real estate agent hiring the aerial photographer in Manhattan. The risk of crashing into the building and causing damage to a commercial building would result in a higher payout on your end.

Since this is the case, the aerial photographer may be able to charge more. If the building the aerial photographer is taking photos of is a large building, residential or commercial, the aerial photographer may be able to make upwards of $300.

Artistic Aerial Photography

Image Courtesy of Unmanned Aerial Operations

Aerial photography for the sake of photography usually doesn’t pay very well.

However, finding the right people willing to pay for your aerial photography isn’t as tricky as it may seem.

Here are some options.

Stock Imagery

One of the best ways to find clients willing to pay for your artistic aerial photography is by posting photographs on stock image websites.

This is amongst one of the worst-paying forms of aerial photography because even though you may charge your regular rates for a series of photographs, the stock photo website that is hosting your photographs and advertising them to clients will take a percentage of the pay. It’s often a large percentage.

You also want to keep in mind that your competition is charging low prices for aerial photography because they have such a high number of aerial photographs they can use.

Just remember, you could be producing the video that a billion-dollar company is going to use, so price it high but reasonably.


Another way to sell artistic aerial photography is at art expos and festivals or in coffee shops and restaurants.

At an art expo, you’ll be in competition with many other aerial photographers and ground-level photographers alike.

It’s important to keep in mind that for all these following avenues, you need to print out your aerial photography and usually frame it, which will undercut your profits.

Competing with other aerial photographers is not an easy task so your aerial photography will have to be top-notch to sell at a higher rate. At art expos, the prices for aerial photography may vary from $100 to $1,000.

Festivals are of a similar nature to art expos in that you’ll be competing with other artists. At a festival, there are many people are looking to spend money, so it may be slightly easier to sell your aerial photography here.

Depending on what you spent to take the aerial photograph as well as frame it and print it out, you may want to charge prices between $100 and $200. Charging low prices will mean that you will sell many of your aerial photographs.

With any luck, putting your aerial photographs in coffee shops and restaurants allows for the establishment to have art on the wall so often, they will not charge you anything for having your aerial photography displayed.

You’ll need to put a price tag on your aerial photograph so that people within the coffee shop or restaurant know that it is for sale.

This is going to be one of the lowest-priced forms of selling aerial photography (for $15 to $100 per piece), so you want to make sure you have plenty of prints within the coffee shop or restaurant.

Investigative Aerial Photography

Image Courtesy of Unmanned Aerial Operations

Another interesting way that aerial photographers can make money is by doing private investigation work.

In some places, you must have a license to be a private investigator. However, working with a private investigator to collect information is possible without a license.

There are cases where no private investigator is necessary but when working with a private investigator you may be able to charge more for your work.

It’s tough to put a price tag on this kind of work but it will likely be based on what the private investigator is making themselves.

However, when conducting investigatory work by yourself in a legal fashion, such as being hired by a client to investigate a property for squatters, you can charge up to $500. This is on the higher end of aerial photography work in this area since there is great risk associated with the work you are doing.

Shown below, a client hired Unmanned Aerial Operations to conduct a search taking aerial photographs of the client’s property.

Since the client lived in another state, they wouldn’t be able to investigate the property themselves. As an aerial photographer, this is a situation where you’ll be able to charge more.

The client had heard news that there were people living on that land and asked Unmanned Aerial Operations to take photographs of the property to identify the area they were staying in and if they were staying there at all.

What Unmanned Aerial Operations found was that during their aerial photography mission, there was a base camp in a block of woods where the squatters cleared out an area to post up their tent as well as gather supplies.

For this job, $500 was the baseline price.

As an aerial photographer, make sure you’re charging your worth so you don’t devalue the industry!

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Grand Farm applauds Legislature and Governor’s work to invest in North Dakota entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology – sUAS News – The Business of Drones

Fargo, ND – Grand Farm, led by Emerging Prairie, applauds the work of the North Dakota Legislature and Governor Burgum to invest federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds into the state in ways that will support and bolster entrepreneurship, innovation, and technology through the passage and signing of State Senate Bill 2345.

“It’s been amazing to see the collaboration around this by leaders across all levels of our government including Rep. Michael Howe and Sen. Ron Sorvaag and the state legislature, Governor Doug Burgum and his executive team, and Sen. John Hoeven and the North Dakota delegation,” said Greg Tehven, CEO of Emerging Prairie and Co-founder of Grand Farm. “This investment will have a transformative impact on the state’s future.”

SB 2345 included an allocation of $10 million to the North Dakota Department of Commerce intended to invest in matching grants towards autonomous agricultural technology in the state. With a goal of championing the region’s potential in the agriculture and technology industries, Grand Farm was active in the process to further establish North Dakota as a leading agtech ecosystem.

“North Dakota has the opportunity to be the epicenter of advanced agriculture technology with Grand Farm harboring unlimited potential for established businesses, aspiring companies, and entrepreneurs,” said State Representative Michael Howe (R-West Fargo). “The ARPA funds dedicated by the Legislature is the result of great enthusiasm by legislators from all corners of the state and a recognition that Grand Farm will be a large part of North Dakota agriculture as we move forward into the 21st Century.”

Grand Farm empowers a neutral platform for industry, producers, higher education, and government to collaborate on autonomous and advanced agriculture technology. Grand Farm works regularly with companies and startups from North Dakota and around the world to better understand their products, provide capabilities for demonstration and development, and to amplify the technologies in North Dakota. It currently operates a test site on donated agricultural acres to demonstrate and test new and innovative ag technologies. 

Public Safety Drone Market: BRINC Scores $25 Million in Series A Funding

public safety drone market BRINC investmentBRINC, an emerging leader in the public safety drone market, has announced a $25 million Series A funding round.  Financing was led by Index Ventures with participation from Sam Altman, Tusk Venture Partners, Jeff Weiner’s Next Play Ventures, Dylan Field, Elad Gil, Patrick Spence, Alex Wang, and former Acting Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan. BRINC previously raised a seed round of $2.25M led by Sam Altman, CEO of OpenAI.

BRINC’s Lemur series drones were developed in response to the tragic rise in mass shooter events like the Mandalay Bay shooting in founder Blake Resnick’s home town.   The Lemur fills a very specific need in the public safety drone market, flying inside of structures using LiDAR technology  – functioning without GPS.  BRINC’s drones are a force multiplier for SWAT team operations, providing two-way communications and eyes and ears inside of a suspect structure: a tool that demonstrably works to keep both suspects and officers safe.

The public safety drone market is estimated at over $1Billion globally.  BRINC’s purpose-built drone is getting major traction in the market – reaching global customers and delivering hundreds of drones now.

“BRINC was built with deep customer empathy and a real-world understanding of the situations faced by first responders…” said Erin Price-Wright, Principal, Index Ventures.  “We think that BRINC’s commitment to never build lethal drones sets them apart in the industry.  Blake and his team are committed to values and ethics that forge public trust among their customers and communities.”  Price-Wright joined BRINC’s Board of Directors.

“After watching the response to the Oct. 1 [Mandalay Bay] mass shooting, I felt a real call to serve and create something that would have a material impact and keep people safe.  In the six months since we started selling, our team has seen overwhelming demand and this new funding will help us accelerate hiring to scale and support rapid growth,” said Blake Resnick, CEO and founder of BRINC.

BRINC’s announcement of the funding round provides some insight into future plans.  “Looking ahead, BRINC is building a system designed to respond to emergencies in seconds and succeed the police helicopter.  This system would create a distributed network of drones in multiple locations to aid first responders when lives are at risk.  In addition, BRINC is developing drones for industrial use cases that are dangerous for people.”