Telstra has participated in the Series A funding round of Californian drone software startup Cape through its investment arm, Telstra Ventures, joining Google’s Gradient Ventures, Mitsui & Co and NEA in the round.
Brisbane City Council has this week launched a six month trial to allow the flying of drones in selected areas of 10 parks across the city, within regulations.
Techstars Adelaide grad Dotterel Technologies, a startup developing noise reduction and audio recording tech for drones, has raised $500,000 in funding.
Leading investment totals for IoT agtechs is The Yield, which applies its flagship ‘Sensing+’ technology to detect the microclimate of an ecosystem
InsurTech has been pinned as a growing industry thanks to claim and drone startups, although it is faced with fundamental challenges, according to a report.
The federal government has announced this week a $22 million fund that will support the development of telecommunications infrastructure in regional WA.
Sydney-founded, Reno-based drone startup Flirtey has raised a US$16 million ($21.3 million) Series A round to expand its operations.
Yesterday Australia’s leading drone startup, Flirtey conducted the world’s first ever delivery of Domino’s Pizza’s to the doorsteps of its customers in New Zealand.
Canberra’s InnovationACT this week announced the six winning startup teams that will share a $50,000 seed funding pool to help kickstart their ideas. InnovationsACT is an initiative of the Australian National University and is Canberra’s largest innovation program, running over an intensive 10 weeks.
To create a world first marketplace for last mile tracking, Sherpa has recently launched a new platform called Sherpa Fleet. The platform is a management service for a company’s existing fleet, but also has the capacity for third parties to tap into that fleet.
The Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) has finally made changes to Australian commercial drone laws and as of tomorrow people will be able to fly drones in commercial situations without a license. The relaxing of these regulations coincides with Sydney drone startup Propeller Aero raising US$3.1 million to become one of the first startups to take advantage of these new laws.
Sydney startup Propeller Aero launches new product, AeroPoints to increase the technology’s commercial adoption across the world. AeroPoints are portable ground control markers that look to increase the accuracy of drone data capturing.
StartupAUS has today released a report outlining how Australia’s agtech sector can develop into a $100 billion industry by 2030. The report aims to uncover where the opportunities lie in agtech for Australian farmers to improve productivity, management and sustainability.
Independent drone delivery service Flirtey has today announced it will be conducting its first ship-to-shore delivery to the US. The delivery will showcase the humanitarian potential of drones for the United Nations and the American Red Cross, among other participants.
Victorian company National Drones is looking to bring drones to the masses by connecting licensed drone operators to consumers who need aerial photography, videography, spotting, or surveillance services around the country through a franchise model.