Volansi

Volansi

A company offering delivery service for time-critical shipments using high-speed long-range drones

Volansi is a logistics company in California that focuses on aerial delivery. It offers delivery services for time-critical shipments using high-speed long-range drones. Founded 2015 in San Francisco, California, United States by Hannan Parvizian and Wesley Zheng, Volansi has raised a total of $25.1M in funding over five rounds as of June 2020. The company is funded by four investors, with Y Combinator and Lightspeed Venture Partners as the most recent investors. Volansi builds and operates long-range, high-payload unmanned aerial systems for various applications, such as delivery of spare parts and medical supplies. It helps customers save money on down-time costs, receive life-saving supplies when needed most, and conduct industrial jobs.

Volansi is a company that participated in the Class XII cohort of The Alchemist Accelerator in November 2015 and raised an estimated $120,000.

Timeline

May 1, 2020

Volansi Announces The Launch Of The Long Range Voly M20 UAS 

February 28, 2020

Volansi, Inc. Hires Former Amazon PrimeAir Co-Founder as Chief Technology Officer 

June 26, 2019

Paul Ricci Joins Board Of Directors At Drone Delivery Start-Up, Volansi, Inc. 

May 13, 2019

Volansi Raises $20 Million in Series A Funding

The funding was led by Lightspeed Venture Partners, who was the lead investor for Volansi's seed round funding, with support from Y Combinator.

The Series A funding enables Volansi to expand its operations in the commercial and defense markets and build out its product offerings. "Volansi brings a new means of transportation and aerial autonomy to the market," says Hannan Parvizian, CEO of Volansi. "We are very proud to have the support of Lightspeed Partners and our other investors as we expand our services and support our customers.

2015

Founded

Funding rounds

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Funding type
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Funding round date
Investment
Volansi Series B round September 2020
50,000,000
September 2020
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Daniel Buchmueller

CTO

Hannan Parvizian

Founder & CEO

Wesley Zheng

Founder

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Documentaries, videos and podcasts

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Volansi | Autonomous Aerial Delivery Systems

June 14, 2019

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News

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Heather Landi
October 20, 2020
FierceHealthcare
One of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world is testing the delivery of vaccines via drone to get them to patients faster. Merck is working with drone company Volansi to deliver cold chain medicines from its Wilson, North Carolina, manufacturing site to Vidant Healthplex - Wilson, a Vidant Health clinic.

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