SkySafe Raises $30M in Series B Funding


SkySafe, a San Diego, CA-based airspace security and management technology company, raised $30m in Series B funding.

The round was led by Kingfisher Investment Advisors with participation from new investors Gaingels, and MIT alumni investment fund Castor Ventures, as well as previous investor Andreessen Horowitz.

The company, which has raised $45m in total financing, intends to use the funds to accelerate growth through strategic hiring, R&D, and expanded production of its airspace security system for commercial adoption.

Founded in 2015 by former U.S. Air Force Officer Grant Jordan, along with fellow MIT alum Scott Torborg and Michael Spindel with co-founder Paul Wicks, SkySafe provides drone defense and airspace control solutions to military, public safety, and commercial customers. The company applies advanced radio technology, reverse engineering, and deep threat analysis to develop tools to safely and effectively operate authorized drones while protecting against threats for airspace security. Its modular hardware and software can be tailored to specific regulatory environments to protect public spaces from potential drone threats. Simultaneously, it supports the adoption of commercial drone use for surveying, disaster relief, delivery, hobbyists and other consumer applications.

SkySafe technology is deployed to customers globally in more than 30 countries. International airports, prisons, stadiums, border patrol, law enforcement agencies, and U.S. and allied militaries all use the technology.