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getvermeer.com

Founded Year

2015

Stage

Seed VC | Alive

Total Raised

$3.39M

Last Raised

$1.59M | 4 mos ago

About Vermeer

Vermeer designs, builds, and operates drones for clients in cinema, news, TV, sports, advertising, and industrial inspection. Vermeer was formerly known as Aerobo. The company was founded in 2015 and is based in Brooklyn, New York.

Vermeer Headquarters Location

253 36th St Suite 316B

Brooklyn, New York, 11232,

United States

347-801-2985

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Research containing Vermeer

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Vermeer in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Jan 9, 2020.

Expert Collections containing Vermeer

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Vermeer is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Robotics.

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Robotics

1,974 items

This collection includes startups developing autonomous ground robots, unmanned aerial vehicles, robotic arms, and underwater drones, among other robotic systems. This collection also includes companies developing operating systems and vision modules for robots.

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Advanced Manufacturing

3,713 items

Companies focused on the technologies to increase manufacturing productivity, ranging from automation & robotics to AR/VR to factory analytics & AI, plus many more.

Vermeer Patents

Vermeer has filed 6 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Drilling technology
  • Oil wells
  • Petroleum engineering
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Application Date

Grant Date

Title

Related Topics

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11/16/2021

7/12/2022

Graphical projections, Technical drawing, Roadsters, Light machine guns, Cephalopod zootomy

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Application Date

11/16/2021

Grant Date

7/12/2022

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Graphical projections, Technical drawing, Roadsters, Light machine guns, Cephalopod zootomy

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Grant

Latest Vermeer News

Runners and Cyclists Use GPS Mapping to Make Art

Sep 24, 2022

Runners and Cyclists Use GPS Mapping to Make Art Fitness apps and the power of live satellite tracking have allowed runners, cyclists and others to draw hearts, animals, birthday wishes — and even homages to Vermeer — across their local landscapes. Send any friend a story As a subscriber, you have 10 gift articles to give each month. Anyone can read what you share. Give this article Sept. 24, 2022, 5:30 a.m. ET In 1665, Johannes Vermeer dabbed the last drop of paint onto a canvas in his Dutch studio, completing his masterpiece “Girl With a Pearl Earring.” On an April day 357 years later, Janine Strong slowed her bike to stop, paused her fitness app, and watched as the snaking line of her cycling route drew the shape of Vermeer’s masterpiece over the streets of Brooklyn. Ms. Strong creates what has come to be known as “GPS art” — a practice that uses the Global Positioning System mapping capabilities of modern phone apps like Strava to create digital drawings using an athlete’s route across the landscape. Instead of biking on a straight path or in circles around a park, Ms. Strong plans her rides in the shapes of birthday cakes, stars, birds, lions — and the occasional Vermeer. The hobby has grown with the widespread availability of satellite tracking for use by ordinary people, in fitness apps like Nike Run Club or MapMyRide. It is particularly popular on Strava and often referred to as “Strava art.” Strava art has existed since that app’s release in 2009, but it experienced a surge in use during the pandemic. According to Michael Joseph, a senior communications manager at the company, more than three billion activities have been uploaded to Strava since the beginning of 2020. To complete her digital vision of “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” Ms. Strong biked almost 50 miles around southern Brooklyn, carefully checking Strava to make sure each turn, circle, and straightaway was achieving the iconic earring and head covering of Vermeer’s original. “I always have a big smile on my face when it works out and I upload it and it’s done,” she said. “It’s a very satisfying feeling.” The idea has been around since before widespread use of smartphones for fitness. In 2003, The New York Times Magazine “Year in Ideas” issue told of how Jeremy Wood and Hugh Pryor used Garmin GPS devices that looked like walkie-talkies to trace routes resembling butterflies and fish on walks through the English countryside. “It’s not just walking; you’ve got to be looking at this device,” Mr. Pryor said in a recent interview. “People always wonder what you’re doing.” Mr. Wood said he got the idea for GPS art while he was using a GPS tracker on a flight and the plane flew in a holding pattern above Heathrow Airport. He was captivated by the pattern appearing on his Garmin. “It formed this most beautiful oval shape, and it was better than I could draw by hand,” Mr. Wood said. “That’s when I made a connection: You could use one’s movements to make marks in space.” Mr. Pryor, a classmate of Mr. Wood’s, had to develop software to get the GPS points off the Garmin and onto a computer, turning the data into drawings. In the years since, technology has advanced enough to create visual maps in real time using a phone or smart watch. Steve Lloyd, Strava’s chief product and technology officer, said in an email that increased usage of GPS devices has resulted in more detailed maps, which has improved the quality and complexity of the art. The practice has spread from the fields of Oxfordshire in England to the sand dunes of Rio Grande do Norte in Brazil. Gustavo Lyra has run around Rio Grande in the image of John Lennon’s face and spent almost nine hours running a route for his daughter’s fifth birthday. It was an image of Elsa from Disney’s “Frozen.” “I get bored running on the same path in the same streets,” Mr. Lyra said via Instagram , where he posts maps of his runs. Gene Lu, who lives in New Jersey, started creating GPS art when he became a fan of the “Game of Thrones” TV series in 2013. He ran the shape of the family crests from the program, known as “sigils.” Mr. Lu said that connecting his runs to a favorite TV show gave him more reasons to hit the pavement. “It makes running a lot easier,” he said. Lenny Maughan, who refers to himself as a “human Etch A Sketch,” also started out making map art tied to pop culture. Leonard Nimoy — Mr. Spock in the original “Star Trek” — had just died in 2015, and Mr. Maughan decided to pay him tribute. “I thought maybe a hand would work, that it would align with the streets, especially the grid pattern of streets here in San Francisco,” Mr. Maughan said. “So I thought, OK, I’m going to do the Vulcan salute.” Image Mr. Maughan’s Instagram with a collection of his GPS art. Credit...Lenny Maughan The art form even has its own Guinness World Records categories. The Guardian profiled a couple who completed a 4,500-mile bike ride across Europe (while blogging the journey) that resulted in a 600-mile-wide GPS drawing of a bicycle — the largest such drawing on record, according to The Guardian. Each creator uses a slightly different process. Mr. Lu prints out physical maps and sketches his planned route on them. Mr. Maughan uses Photoshop to put his onto a map, and then transfers the file to his Kindle, which he refers to while running. Ms. Strong said she will see if the lines of a map inspire something. For example, on a visit to Cape Cod she noticed certain streets formed the shape of a shark tail, and took it from there . The artists have one major obstacle: cemeteries. Some graveyards have rules against running and biking that can’t always be foreseen. Both Mr. Lu and Ms. Strong almost had ambitious projects stymied by such rules. He found a sympathetic groundskeeper who allowed him to complete his run. She had to abandon her bike and complete her image on foot. For Mr. Lu, the unexpected is part of the beauty. “The crazy thing is that you sort of don’t know where the map takes you; you just go with it,” Mr. Lu said. “I always end up with what I’m looking for.” Advertisement

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  • When was Vermeer founded?

    Vermeer was founded in 2015.

  • Where is Vermeer's headquarters?

    Vermeer's headquarters is located at 253 36th St, Brooklyn.

  • What is Vermeer's latest funding round?

    Vermeer's latest funding round is Seed VC.

  • How much did Vermeer raise?

    Vermeer raised a total of $3.39M.

  • Who are the investors of Vermeer?

    Investors of Vermeer include B Capital Group, Plug and Play Accelerator and Techstars.

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