Aerobotics is a data analytics company, using aerial imagery and machine learning algorithms to help farmers identify pest and disease early.

Aerobotics is focused on providing tree crop protection to farmers through early problem detection and alerts.

Aerobotics was founded in 2014 by James Paterson and Benji Meltzer. The company is headquartered in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa, with an office in Los Angeles, California.


Aerobotics uses aerial imagery from drones and satellites, and blends them with machine learning algorithms to provide early problem detection services to tree and wine farmers and optimise crop performance.


Aerobotics' cloud-based application Aeroview platform combines weekly satellite data, drone imagery and scout information to track farm performance on a per-tree basis allowing farmers to take a data-driven approach when optimising the health of their farm.


Aerobotics is backed by Naspers Foundry, Paper Plane Ventures and others. The company raised ZAR100M ($5.5M) in a new round of funding on May 20, 2020. This brings Aerobotics' total funding to $10.3M to date.



  • Year founded: 2014
  • Funding Info: $10.3M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Venture- Series Unknown)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Cape Town
  • State: Western Cape
  • Country: South Africa
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