Zipline is a provider of drone-delivery services for the healthcare industry.

Zipline provides robotic airplane service that carries vaccines, medicine, blood and medical supplies to hospitals and health centers.

Zipline was founded in August 2011 by Keenan Wyrobek, Keller Rinaudo, Peter Seid, Phu Nguyen, and William Hetzler. The company is based in San Francisco, California, United States. The company operates distribution centers in Rwanda, Ghana, and the US.


Zipline design, manufacture and operate the world’s largest automated on-demand delivery service, which to date has made more than 150,000 commercial deliveries. The company assembles the drones and the technology that powers our distribution centers in South San Francisco.


Zipline currently working with the Federal Aviation Administration to move from operating under an emergency waiver – granted by regulators during the pandemic – to a full commercial operating certification.


Zipline is backed by Baillie Gifford, Temasek, Katalyst Ventures, Fidelity, Sequoia Capital, Andreessen Horowitz, Slow Ventures, Intercorp, Emerging Capital Partners, and others. The company raised $250M in a new round on Jun 30, 2021. This brings Zipline's total funding to $483M to date. The new round more than doubled the company's valuation to $2.75B post-money. Zipline was previously valued at $1.2B from its Series C raised in Apr 2019.



  • Year founded: 2011
  • Funding Info: $483M over 5 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series E)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 501-1,000
  • Business Valuation: Valued at $2.75B as of June 30, 2021
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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