Azur Drones raises a further $2,9 million for its SKEYETECH autonomous drone and strengthens its administration group – Drones Information
Azur Drones, European leader in autonomous drones, announces that a new fundraiser has been completed with a French private investor. The group has now raised nearly $ 29 million in just under four years.
The health crisis as a lever for new opportunities
This new fundraiser will contribute to the continued use of the autonomous SKEYETECH drone in France and abroad, supported by increased demand due to the Covid 19 situation.
“The pandemic has shown that automation and new technologies are needed to ensure continued industrial activity and to limit human exposure during interventions. The resulting economic crisis also requires companies and states to optimize their indirect costs by using technologies that complement human systems.
Our SKEYETECH solution fully corresponds to this logic and we are happy about this fundraising campaign, which makes it possible to fulfill a constantly growing order backlog. Said Jean-Marc CREPIN, CEO of Azur Drones.
The autonomous SKEYETECH drone was developed for the surveillance of sensitive and industrial locations and can be operated directly by a security guard. Therefore, no previous knowledge or remote pilot certification is required. The drone fits directly into the existing security system to perform certain controls, perform perimeter patrols or support security teams during an intervention. This makes it possible to increase the security level of installations and at the same time make the costs of these operations profitable.
Structuring the management team Azur Drones strengthens its management team with the following appointments:
• Grégoire LINARD as deputy managing director for research and development,
• Antoine LECESTRE as R&T Director,
• François COUTANCEAU as director for industry and supply chain,
• Nicolas DOUAUD as director for quality and certification.
In addition to these internal promotions, Emilie LERUSTE has joined Azur Drones as CFO. Emilie
LERUSTE has 15 years of experience with the General Electric Group and excellent knowledge of the industrial sector and international financial systems.
“We are delighted to have Emilie LERUSTE join our management team. Your recruitment, combined with the additional fundraising, will enable us to maintain the expansion of our production and customer deployment activities. We have already started new recruitment campaigns for engineers and technicians. Explains Nicolas BILLECOCQ, COO of Azur Drones.
Several SKEYETECH systems are in operation in France and the Middle East. Azur Drones, holder of the first autonomous flight authorization in Europe, continues its new customer installations while maintaining its technological and regulatory edge.