Skydio is the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight.

Skydio leverages breakthrough AI to create the world’s most intelligent flying machines for use by consumers, enterprises, and government customers.

Skydio was founded in 2014 by Abraham Bachrach, Adam Bry and Matt Donahoe. The company is based in Redwood City, California.


Skydio's computer vision and motion planning algorithms coupled with the same image sensors and processors in mobile phones give drones the ability to navigate with respect to their surroundings.


Skydio's first drone Skydio R1, films and moves itself with the freedom of flight to get the best shot, letting you capture otherwise impossible videos. Skydio's 2nd self-flying’ drone, Skydio 2 is built around the Skydio Autonomy Engine - the most advanced flying artificial intelligence system in the world. 


Skydio also launched the X2 family of drone hardware on July 13, 2020, which is designed for commercial use. Skydio X2, was the recipient of CES’s 2021 Best of Innovation Award, and Skydio 3D Scan, the first-of-its-kind adaptive scanning software.


Skydio is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Accel, IVP, Next47, Playground, NVIDIA, Levitate Capital, NTT DOCOMO Ventures and others. The company raised $170M in a Series D round on Mar 01, 2021. This brings Skydio's total funding to $340M to date. The Series D round valued Skydio at over $1B post money.



  • Year founded: 2014
  • Funding Info: $340M over 6 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series D)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 201-500
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $1B+ as of March 01, 2021
  • City/Town: Redwood City
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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