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Drone Racing League

Drone Racing League

A sports company with a drone racing circuit for First Person View (FPV) pilots. It is located in New York City, New York and was founded in 2015.

The Drone Racing League is a New York-based company that has created a context in which drones can be raced competitively. It is a combination of e sports and virtual reality.

Product

Competitors use First Person View in the races generate custom-made drones that race at over 90 miles per hour and race through 3D courses. There are two drone products: The Racer3 and The RacerX. The Racer3 has a high-voltage power train, LED lights, a polycarbonate shell, and hardware and software for radio capabilities. The RacerX is made of carbon fiber, copper wire, and fasteners. It is capable of electronic speed control and has a T motor. 18 pilots compete each season, but only 10 can advance to the championship. Pilots can enter the championship by winning races or obtaining the most amount of points.

The Drone Racing League runs its races at various locations throughout the world and has video-game inspired courses. Races can be viewed on outlets such as NBC Sports, Twitter, Sky Sports, ProSieben, and Group AB.

Timeline

June 2019
Drone Racing League raises a $26,400,000 series C round from Allianz X, Ann Berry, Chaifetz Group, Exor Seeds and Touchdown Ventures.
March 2017
Drone Racing League raises a $20,000,000 series B round from Allianz, Allianz X, CRCM Ventures, Hearst Ventures, Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Liberty Media, Lux Capital Management, Rse Ventures, Sky UK and WWE.
September 2016
Drone Racing League raises a $1,000,000 seed round from Courtside Ventures and Sky UK.
August 2015
Drone Racing League raises a $2,000,000 seed round.
2015
Drone Racing League was founded by Nicholas Horbaczewski.

Funding rounds

Patents

People

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LinkedIn

Nicholas Horbaczewski

Founder

Further reading

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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The First Race Of The Season | Drone Racing League 2018

Companies

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News

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Drone Racing League
January 8, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- The Drone Racing League (DRL), the global, professional drone racing property, today announced a deal with DraftKings Inc. (Nasdaq: DKNG) to...
Drone Racing League
November 20, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- The Drone Racing League (DRL), the global, professional drone racing property, today announced new first-time partnerships with premium sports...

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