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Airmap

Air Map is a drone industry company improving low-altitude-airspace infrastructure to help drone operators can fly safely and legally.

Airmap is a California based technology company developing a low-altitude airspace administration platform for Unmanned aircraft Traffic Management (UTM). The technology provides drones with the up-to-date airspace information so that drone operators can plan and adapt flight plans to local events, restrictions, and even changes in weather around them. The company co-operates with local authorities to manage and regulate safe zones and pathways for drone operation. As of June 2019, Airmap has its services deployed in countries like Japan, Germany, United States, and Switzerland.

Product

Airmap’s U-Space is a platform with a set of interconnected services that provide digital registration, identification, geo-awareness for drone operators, and airspace authorities. Airmap uses multiple data sources to create geo-fenced markers to represent legally safe and restricted areas for drone operation. AirMap has information about UAV ( Unmanned Air Vehicles) laws in over 20 countries. Restricted areas include populated areas, airports, military bases, and bird sanctuary zones. With registration and identification of drones, it can provide real-time traffic of unmanned vehicles in a selected area.

Airmap develops an application for iOS and Android operating systems for DJI drone operators to check detailed information about their airspace. The map overlay provides an easy to use and detailed view of safe and restricted zones in the area. The application allows drone operators a way to get authorization for drone operation in urban areas. The authorization requests include information like fly zone area, altitude restriction, device, and personal information, and duration of the flight.

The company also operates a web-based interactive map with geo-fenced areas. As of June 2019, the map contains detailed drone airspace safety zones in the United States, Germany, and Switzerland. The map is hosted on app.airmap.io.

Airmap.io visualization

History

Ben Marcus and Gregory McNeal founded the company on December 1, 2019, and is headquartered in Santa-Monica, California, United States. Lux Capital Management backed the company in 2017.

Timeline

September 2020
Airmap raises a $3,300,000 grant from U.S. Department of Energy.
February 23, 2017
AirMap announces a $26 million Series B funding round led by Microsoft Ventures, with Lux Capital.

The Series B funding round will bring AirMap's airspace management platform and Unmanned aircraft Traffic Management (UTM) solutions to new markets worldwide

February 2017
Airmap raises a $26,000,000 series B round from Airbus Ventures, General Catalyst, Lux Capital, M12, Qualcomm Ventures, Rakuten Ventures, Sony and Yuneec International.
April 2016
Airmap raises a $15,000,000 series A round from Alpha Edison, Bullpen Capital, General Catalyst, Human Capital, Intact Ventures, Lux Capital, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, Social Capital and TenOneTen Ventures.
July 14, 2015
Airmap raises a $2,600,000 seed round from Bullpen Capital, Comet Labs, Legend Star, Lux Capital Management, Sky Dayton, Social Capital, TenOneTen Ventures, Wonder Ventures and haystack.
January 20, 2015
Airmap was founded by Gregory McNeal.

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People

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Ben Marcus

Co-Founder

Greg McNeal

Co-Founder

Hon Lung Chu

Employee

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Airmap Automated Authorization | How To

Dec 20, 2018

U-space Demonstration at the WEF Drone Innovators Network (Short)

Nov 6, 2018

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Brent Wistrom
June 1, 2020
AmericanInno
Austin sprouts new tech jobs every day, even during a pandemic. And as local startups rise and companies continue to move their headquarters from out-of-state to join Austin's tech and innovation ecosystem, top talent continues to move through the city. We've assembled a list of the the most interesting moves of May 2020 below. You can get more of this type of information on the regular by subscribing to our daily newsletter, the Beat. Here we go ... New hires Marissa Tarleton (courtesy image) Aceable, a driver's ed and online certification startup in Austin, announced that it hired of former RetailMeNot CEO Marissa Tarleton as the company's first president. The ABJ also reported that the startup named as a board member Esther Lem, CMO of California-based Chegg Inc., which has developed a post-secondary school student learning platform. Tarleton began her position at Aceable on May 4. She became RetailMeNot CEO in January 2019 after serving as that company's CMO since 2015. Tarleton
Quynh Nguyen
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DealStreetAsia
AirMap is helping make drones a part of everyday life by building the foundations for the low-altitude air navigation systems of the future.

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