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YC-Backed, Robust Collision Avoidance Systems for Industrial Drones

YC-Backed, Robust Collision Avoidance Systems for Industrial Drones

Iris Automation is an artificial intelligence and safety avionics company building collision-avoidance systems for autonomous vehicles.

By enabling Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to fly Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations, Iris is the critical missing piece that takes commercial drone operations from theoretical to functional. Thousands of companies can now eliminate hazards and drive efficiency in their day-to-day work with this technology. Iris Automation is based in San Francisco and Reno-Tahoe and is led by a team of experts with experience at NASA and Boeing, among others, and with PhDs in computer vision.

Unlocking an industry is challenging work. We take it on as a team, through collaboration and building our community. Our values inform our culture and our work, from weekly employee-led learning lunches to holding ourselves accountable to the highest safety standards. We are a close-knit team of experts in our field - come and make history with us!

James Howard

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Co-Founder at Iris Automation, Mechatronics Engineer, embedded and autonomous systems.

Alexander Harmsen

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CEO and Co-Founder at Iris Automation Inc, a YC-backed startup building the future through collision avoidance systems for industrial drones!
Total raised


Funded over

3 rounds

Latest round (Jan 2018)

Series A

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