Dedrone, a San Francisco, CA-based developer of drone detection software, raised $15m in Series B funding.
The round was led by Felicis Ventures and John Chambers, executive chairman of Cisco, with participation from Menlo Ventures.
The company intends to use the funds to increase marketing and sales efforts, as well as investing in global research and development.
Founded in 2014 by the serial entrepreneurs Joerg Lamprecht, Rene Seeber and Ingo Seebach, Dedrone offers security solutions addressing airspace vulnerabilities exploited by the advances in consumer and commercial drone technology. Its software platform detects aerial intrusions, provides early warning of malicious drone activities and is used to protect data centers, prisons, airports and other critical facilities from, corporate espionage, smuggling, terrorism and hacking.
The company also has production, research and development in Kassel, Germany.