Skydio is a robotics company that makes flying tools that free your hands and mind. It is a developer of software that enables users to intelligently fly drones. 

Skydio is on a mission to make drones trusted, useful, and beautiful tools in our daily lives.

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

Skydio comes from the lifelong passions of our co-founders who grew up steeped in aviation, robotics, and storytelling. It’s team includes world experts spanning AI, robotics, and consumer hardware products from places like Google, Apple, Tesla, and Oculus.

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 is backed by prominent investors including a16z, Next47, Accel, IVP, Playground, NVIDIA, Levitate Capital, NTT DOCOMO Ventures, Kevin Durant, Naval Ravikant, Elad Gil and others. The company $100M in Series C round on July 13, 2020. This brings Skydio's total funding to $170M to date.



  • Year founded: 2014
  • Funding Info: $170M over 5 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series C)
  • Yearly Revenue: $20M-$30M (2019)
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Redwood City
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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