Percepto, a Tel Aviv, Israel-based provider of industrial autonomous drone solutions, raised $15M in Series A funding.
The round was led by U.S. Venture Partners, with participation from existing investors NHN, Spider Capital and Emerge. Previous investors included R&R Venture Partners and Hyundai Motors.
The company, which has to date raised a total of $27.5M, intends to use the funds to:
– scale operations,
– further expand its international presence that already includes energy, oil & gas, mining and other heavy industry businesses in more than ten countries and
– continue research and development.
Founded in 2014 by CEO Dor Abuhasira, Percepto provides on-site autonomous drone solutions for critical infrastructures and industrial sites with no need for human intervention. Its Drone-in-a-Box (DIB) solution improves on-site security, safety, operations, maintenance and compliance with computer vision and AI technology, which enables real-time detection of threats, safety hazards and anomalies, as well as mapping, 3D modelling and emergency response, to be remotely managed over the cloud.
The company’s solution is ideally suited to any large-scale enterprises looking to improve security, increase productivity and reduce safety risks and operational costs.
It is currently in use around the world including a number of Fortune 500 organizations in the US, South America, EMEA and South East Asia.
Among the company’s customers is Enel, the Italian multinational energy company that uses Percepto’s solution to protect and optimize its operations.