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Iris Automation

Founded Year



Series B | Alive

Total Raised


Last Raised

$13M | 2 yrs ago

About Iris Automation

Iris Automation enables safer drone operation through intelligent collision avoidance. Iris Automation is a high-tech computer vision company working to build revolutionary new ways for industrial drones and unmanned systems to see and navigate the world.

Headquarters Location

110 Sutter Street Suite 300

San Francisco, California, 94104,

United States


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Research containing Iris Automation

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CB Insights Intelligence Analysts have mentioned Iris Automation in 1 CB Insights research brief, most recently on Mar 3, 2020.

Expert Collections containing Iris Automation

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Iris Automation is included in 6 Expert Collections, including Digital Health.


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Iris Automation Patents

Iris Automation has filed 5 patents.

The 3 most popular patent topics include:

  • 3D computer graphics
  • 3D imaging
  • Avionics
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Related Topics




Flight altitude record holders, 3D imaging, 3D computer graphics, Computer vision, Computer animation


Application Date


Grant Date



Related Topics

Flight altitude record holders, 3D imaging, 3D computer graphics, Computer vision, Computer animation



Latest Iris Automation News

FlytBase Hosts NestGen ’23 February 23: Best Practices, Solutions for BVLOS Drone Operations

Jan 23, 2023

FlytBase Announces NestGen ‘23 Virtual Summit by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby FlytBase, Inc. has announced the second edition of NestGen, the industry’s largest global virtual summit on autonomous BVLOS drone operations. Held on February 23rd, the 12-hour event will feature over 45 speakers from companies such as DJI, Iris Automation, Elsight, TruWeather Solutions, […] The post FlytBase Hosts NestGen ’23 February 23: Best Practices, Solutions for BVLOS Drone Operations appeared first on DRONELIFE.

Iris Automation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was Iris Automation founded?

    Iris Automation was founded in 2015.

  • Where is Iris Automation's headquarters?

    Iris Automation's headquarters is located at 110 Sutter Street, San Francisco.

  • What is Iris Automation's latest funding round?

    Iris Automation's latest funding round is Series B.

  • How much did Iris Automation raise?

    Iris Automation raised a total of $23.83M.

  • Who are the investors of Iris Automation?

    Investors of Iris Automation include Bee Partners, Bessemer Venture Partners, Sony Innovation Fund, OCA Ventures, Verizon Ventures and 10 more.

  • Who are Iris Automation's competitors?

    Competitors of Iris Automation include Daedalean and 1 more.

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