FlyGuys, a Lafayette-based drone services provider, raised $2m in Series A funding.
Advantage Capital, a venture capital firm and small business lender, made the equity investment in connection with the Louisiana New Markets Tax Credit Jobs Act.
The company intends to use the funds to ramp up sales and marketing, purchase new equipment and drones, and triple its staff in Lafayette over the coming years.
Led by Adam Zaynor, founder and CEO, FlyGuys connects its network of vetted drone pilots to clients with aerial imaging data needs, such as those in the construction, energy and utilities, agriculture or real estate industries. The platform connects users of drone data with independent drone pilots across the country.
As drone use expands and its business grows, FlyGuys expects to add as many as 29 new jobs in the Lafayette area, primarily in sales, project management and software development.