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Loan | Alive

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$680K | 3 yrs ago

About SkyDrop

SkyDrop is a last-mile drone delivery business by holding company Flirtey, an aerospace technology company and U.S. drone delivery manufacturer that sells full-stack drone delivery hardware and software systems. SkyDrop was founded in 2013 and is based in Reno, NV.

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4290 Brookside Court

Reno, Nevada, 89502,

United States


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Transportation & Logistics / Supply Chain Tech

Drone delivery refers to the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for small parcel deliveries.

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SkyDrop Patents

SkyDrop has filed 1 patent.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • Unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturers
  • Operating amusement attractions
  • Online food ordering
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Latest SkyDrop News

SkyDrop Releases “The Kitty Hawk Moment”, episode one of the documentary series

Sep 25, 2022

Sep 25, 2022 SkyDrop (formerly Flirtey) has released episode one of a documentary series “The SkyDrop Story”, to tell the historical story of the first FAA-approved drone delivery on US soil. The first episode titled “The Kitty Hawk Moment” focuses on the first FAA-approved drone delivery on US soil, which was conducted by SkyDrop in Wise, Virginia. This drone delivery represented the “Kitty Hawk Moment” for the drone delivery industry. The delivery drone that made this first delivery will be going on display in the “Thomas W. Haas We All Fly” exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum in 2022. The museum also displays the 1903 Wright Flyer that made the first official flight of a powered heavier-than-air flying machine. About SkyDrop: SkyDrop (formerly Flirtey) is a full-stack solutions provider of hardware and software for autonomous last-mile drone delivery and owns extensive patents. SkyDrop is the pioneer of the commercial drone delivery industry, with a mission to make delivery instant for everyone, and a vision of drone delivery that is safer, speedier, quieter, cheaper, and greener. The company first made history in 2015 when it conducted the first-ever FAA-approved drone delivery in the US. Learn more at

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SkyDrop Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was SkyDrop founded?

    SkyDrop was founded in 2013.

  • Where is SkyDrop's headquarters?

    SkyDrop's headquarters is located at 4290 Brookside Court, Reno.

  • What is SkyDrop's latest funding round?

    SkyDrop's latest funding round is Loan.

  • How much did SkyDrop raise?

    SkyDrop raised a total of $20.6M.

  • Who are the investors of SkyDrop?

    Investors of SkyDrop include Paycheck Protection Program, Menlo Ventures, Partech Partners, Qualcomm Ventures, Y Combinator and 11 more.

  • Who are SkyDrop's competitors?

    Competitors of SkyDrop include Volansi, Neolix, Elroy Air, 42dot, Skyports, DroneUp, Wingcopter, Matternet, Starship Technologies, Flytrex and 15 more.

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Zipline Logo

Zipline builds drones and runs delivery services, dropping crucial medical supplies to clinics and patients in critical need.

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Flytrex is a provider of a platform that provides a cloud solution for the tracking and management of delivery drones, and also develops drone hardware tailored for point-to-point or point-to-area delivery. The company was founded in 2012 and is based in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Matternet develops products that enable organizations around the world to build and operate drone logistics networks for transporting goods on-demand, through the air. The company's on-demand delivery platform is an end-to-end solution integrating the Matternet M2 Drone, the Matternet Station, and the Matternet Cloud. Matternet provides the platform as a service to healthcare, e-commerce, and logistics organizations. Matternet is active in the field of micro-transport via drones in urban centers. Matternet was founded in 2011 and is based in Mountain View, California.


Manna designs, builds, and operates unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) which perform high-speed deliveries of takeaway food, groceries, and pharmacy goods/supplies of up to 3kgs (6.5lbs) in suburban last-mile settings.


Udelv is a custom-made, public-road autonomous and electric delivery vehicle. udelv's vehicle will decrease the cost of local deliveries, add delivery window flexibility, and reduce a city's carbon footprint.

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Starship Technologies

Starship Technologies is a technology company building a fleet of self-driving robots designed to deliver goods locally within 30 minutes. Designed using 'off the shelf' components, the robots are lightweight and low-cost, enabling the company to bring the current cost of delivery down by 10-15 times per shipment.

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