This East Falls Startup, Makers of an Automated Drone Hub, Raised $1M

With drones poised to play a starring role in automating industries like agriculture and construction, the infrastructure that accompanies the flying gizmos needs to be able to keep up.

That’s the driving premise behind Asylon, an East Falls startup working to bring more efficiency to industrial drone operations. The startup, founded in 2015, quietly raised $1 million of “pre-seed” capital last fall to ramp up its operations and push its integrated product, DroneCore, further to market.

“Airlines don’t just own aircraft, they also own about 100 other pieces of support equipment,” said CEO and founder Damon Henry. “We thought drones won’t be the exception and built an infrastructure for drones.”

Last year, we learned of Asylon as the makers of Drone Home, which automated battery replacement through a robotic arm. Now, with DroneCore, the company’s making a more complete sell to customers in the security space, with automated video uploads to the cloud and an artificial intelligence component.

See their pitch and read the full article here