Skydio makes smart drones that include computer vision and motion planning algorithms coupled with image sensors and processors in mobile phones. This will deliver a step change in usability, reliability, and capability for the emerging drone market, allowing existing applications to scale while opening up many new ones.

Redwood City, US
Size (employees)
75 (est)+8%
Skydio was founded in 2014 and is headquartered in Redwood City, US
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Skydio Office Locations

Skydio has an office in Redwood City
Redwood City, US (HQ)
114 Hazel Ave
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Skydio Financials and Metrics

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Total Funding

$42 m

Latest funding size

$14 m

Time since last funding

4 months ago


Skydio's latest funding round in February 2018 was reported to be $14 m. In total, Skydio has raised $42 m
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Skydio News and Updates

This drone can shoot video of your car on the go

This $2,500 drone could be a boon to filmmakers–and, in the wrong places, a risk to public safety. A friend of mine recently bought a pretty spiffy truck. He also has a drone. And recently, as we were admiring his new vehicle–which he’s kind of in love with–I said I bet he could shoot video of it wh…

Skydio’s self-flying drone can now track down cars

Skydio‘s first major update to their crazy cool self-flying drone fixes its 13 eyes on a new object to follow at high speeds: cars. The Bay Area startup has expanded following capabilities of its R1 drone beyond just humans, with cars now firmly within their sights. Now, you’ll still be limited by t…

Check out these awesome workshops at TC Sessions: Robotics May 11 at UC Berkeley

Hard to believe, but TC Sessions: Robotics is just over a week away. We’ve got some of the top minds in the industry on the schedule for the event, including Andy Rubin, Laura Tyson, Marc Raibert, Robert Full, Melonee Wise, Ayanna Howard, Pieter Abbeel and Chris Urmson. As we told you last week, we’…

Skydio R1 review: a mesmerizing, super-expensive self-flying drone

The idea of a robot methodically hunting you down isn’t the most pleasant of concepts. A metal-bodied being zooming after you at up to 25 miles per hour with multiple eyes fixed on your location seems… out of your best interest. The Skydio R1 drone seems friendly enough. though. I wouldn’t call it l…
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