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The Drone Startup Backed By The United States Military

December 4, 2023
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Drones might shape the future of defense technology. And the United States military is betting big on this startup for exactly that reason.

What’s happening:

  • San Antonio, Texas based defense technology startup Darkhive has raised $4 million in a seed round
  • The round was led by Crosslink Capital and included other notable venture funds such as MVP Ventures, Capital Factory and Stellar Ventures

The big idea:

  • Darkhive builds autonomous drones for public safety and military purposes
  • Their flagship product known as Yellowjacket is capable of indoor threat detection, surveillance and performing short distance reconnaissance missions

The intrigue:

  • The Air Force Research Lab has given an award to Darkhive for their innovative software that accompanies their drones

By the numbers:

  • Darkhive currently has 8 contracts with the United States Department of Defense
  • Those contracts with the Department Of Defense are worth a cumulative $14M USD and are intended to further the development of their autonomous drones

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