Aarav Unmanned Systems (AUS) has raised an undisclosed amount in a pre-Series A round led by GrowX Ventures, 500 Startups and Bellwether advisors. Existing investors 3one4 Capital, StartupXseed and angel investor Sanjay Jesrani too participated in this round of funding.
Based out of Bengaluru, India AUS designs and develops drone-based solutions for mapping, industrial inspection and precision agriculture using its own proprietary drone technology as well. With this fundraise the AUS team aims to expand its business reach and focus more on R&D.
Initially incubated at SIDBI Innovation and Incubation Centre at IIT- Kanpur, the core team at AUS started out in 2013 with a common interest in aero-modelling and robotics with the objective of providing faster, accurate and cost-effective drone-based land surveying solutions. Currently, the company intends to go deeper into the mapping sector and is also looking to expand into the energy sector with its proprietary technology specifically developed for such applications.