Zipline is a provider of drone-delivery services for the healthcare industry. The company provides robotic airplane service that carries vaccines, medicine, blood and medical supplies to hospitals and health centers.
Zipline designs, manufactures, and operates small robot aircraft to deliver essential medical products with a high level of safety, using many of the same approaches as commercial airliners such as feeding location data to the country's main air traffic control system
Zipline was founded in August 2011 by Keenan Wyrobek, Keller Rinaudo, Peter Seid, Phu Nguyen, & William Hetzler. The company is based in San Francisco, California, United States.
Zipline operates the world’s only drone delivery system at national scale to send urgent medicines, such as blood and vaccines, to those in need – no matter where they live.
Zipline provides a seamless delivery system at an affordable price, obsessing over every detail, so you can focus on patient health. As of April 2019, the company had made 13,000 blood deliveries and flown more than 1,000,000 km (620,000 mi).
Zipline is backed by top-tier investors including Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Slow Ventures, Katalyst Ventures, AME Cloud Ventures, Oakhouse Partners, SGH CAPITAL, & Grishin Robotics among others. The company raised $190M in its most recent funding of a "Series C" round on Apr 8, 2019. This brings Zipline's total funding to $233M to-date.
Zipline reached to a $1.2B valuation, during it's recent financing of a "Series C" round on Apr 8, 2019.