Skydio fundingUS drone manufacturer Skydio funding soars by $230 million for a total of over $562 million.

From the Skydio funding announcement:

The $230 million Series E round brings Skydio’s total funding raised to $562 million with a current valuation of over $2.2 billion. Linse Capital led the round, joined by existing investors Andreessen Horowitz, Next47, IVP, DoCoMo, NVIDIA, the Walton Family Foundation and UP.Partners. Skydio also welcomed new investors Hercules Capital and Axon, a technology leader in global public safety and a key Skydio technology partner.

Skydio has grown by 30x since it entered the market 3 years ago, based upon its US manufacturing and a ground breaking autonomy platform.  As demand in both civil and military markets increase, Skydio unveils a new 36,000 square feet manufacturing facility and expects to add 150 manufacturing jobs to the Hayward, CA site and other US locations.

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