Israeli drone technology startup Dronomy scores $1.5 million from Battery Ventures, Saul Klein and others

Dronomy, a Tel Aviv-based drone tech startup, today announced that it has received $1.5 million in funding in a round led by investment firm Battery Ventures. Also chipping in: lool ventures, Oryzn Capital and big-shot angel investors such as former Skype CEO Josh Silverman, former head of engineering for Skype, Toivo Annus, and former Index Ventures partner Saul Klein.

Dronomy's technology basically aims to make it easier and safer for people to fly drones autonomously and avoid obstacles, especially in cluttered outdoor environments.

Dronomy says it plans to use the capital to 'refine its product and demonstrate it globally', as well as expand its team and partner with companies in specific verticals.

Dronomy's co-founder and CEO, Ori Aphek, previously worked on autonomous drones in the Israeli air force and, later, at a large Israeli defense company that acquired his previous startup (Optigo).

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