Dedrone Closes $30M Series C-1 Financing


Dedrone, a San Francisco, CA-based smart airspace security company, closed a $30m Series C-1 financing round.

The round was led by Axon with participation from Aqton Partners, Menlo Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Target Partners and individual Silicon Valley entrepreneurs.

The company will use the funding to continue to grow its team globally, including a second office in California, while also expanding its unique multi-sensor fusion airspace security solution. 

Led by Aaditya Devarakonda, CEO, Dedrone delivers a Command and Control solution for all Counter-Uncrewed Aircraft Systems (C-UAS). It detects, identifies, locates, analyzes and mitigates nearly 300 different drone types across more than 65 different manufacturers. Its flexible solution, which can operate cloud-based or on-prem/air-gapped, includes comprehensive AI/ML-based detection capabilities, fusion tracker software, sensors, mitigation functionality and advanced analytics. The company recently launched its mobile solution, DedroneRapidResponse, which can be deployed in under 30 minutes to ensure uninterrupted airspace protection of outdoor events within a five-kilometer radius.  

Dedrone works across 36 countries including four of the G-7 nation governments; nine U.S. federal agencies, including the Department of Defense; more than 75 critical infrastructure sites; 20+ airports; and 50 correctional facilities worldwide. The company actively provides drone detection services for some of the most high-profile events around the world, and works closely with more than 35 law enforcement agencies.  

Established in 2014, Dedrone has offices in San Francisco, the Washington, D.C.-area, Columbus, Ohio, London, Germany and a second location soon in California.