Propeller Aero, a Sydney, Australia-based drone mapping startup, raised US$3.1m in funding.
Backers included Blackbird Ventures and Chinese drone seller DJI.
Founded in 2014 by Francis Vierboom and Rory San Miguel, Propeller Aero provides businesses with a 3D visualisation cloud platform to instantly measure drone data, volumes and distances on any site, and track changes over time.
In addition to the software offering, Propeller Aero has launched a hardware product known as AeroPoints — a smart ground control system that delivers survey-grade data for engineering precision.
The first batch of AeroPoints sold out within days, to customers around the world, including NASA. A second, larger product batch is now in production and currently available to pre-order.
Propeller Aero currently employs 16 people in Sidney and NYC.