Challenging missions, remotely operated

Simple, repeatable, aerial visual surveys in low-risk environments have driven early market growth. But most missions are not simple, repeatable and low-risk, leaving a sizeable proportion of the market untapped.

Leveraging technology originally developed to enable full autonomy, our hardware and software stack facilitates the safe and efficient execution of challenging drone missions by professional pilots operating remotely with AI assistance.

Senior team

Our senior team consists of experts in robotics & autonomy; control systems & dynamics; GPS-denied navigation; RF comms; embedded systems; and high-risk operations. We have decades of combined experience, including leading R&D and innovation teams inside Apple, Google, CERN, McLaren, McLaren Mercedes, ARUP and Oracle Team USA.

John McKenna
John McKenna
CEO

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Previously, Managing Director, BeTomorrow UK; Investment Advisor to Makani Power (now inside Google X); Group Commercial Director, OC Sport (joined as 6th member of staff, acquired ten years later by Telegramme Group with 100+ staff); Consultant at Marakon Associates; and Structural Engineer at ARUP. John brings 18+ years of commercial expertise to the team working in high-growth start-ups and private companies.

Eduardo Aldaz Carroll
Eduardo Aldaz Carroll
CTO

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Previously, Manager Touch & Sensing Innovation Team at Apple Cupertino; 2x Winner of the America’s Cup with Oracle Racing (personally designed the mechatronic daggerboard control system that contributed to Oracle winning the Cup in 2013); Electronic & Controls Engineer at CERN (European Laboratory for Particle Physics). Eduardo has 15+ years experience in electronic system design and implementation, with in-depth knowledge of robotics, embedded systems, hardware and software design.

Richard Hopkirk
Richard Hopkirk
VP Engineering

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Previously, Technical Director at Ben Ainslie Racing (led team of 45 engineers, setting technical strategy and delivering the America’s Cup race boat); Hybrid Function Group Manager at McLaren (led the team that designed and delivered the McLaren P1 hybrid powertrain); Race Team Tactician at McLaren Racing (responsible for comms and tactical execution on­track for Lewis Hamilton in the 2007­ – 2009 F1 seasons); Powertrain Simulation & Testing at McLaren F1. Richard is passionate about delivering innovative engineering and the effective management of teams to achieve this.

Damien Charveriat
Damien Charveriat
VP Software

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Previously, Simulation Expert at Ineos Team UK (led the team developing the physics simulator used to optimise design of the America’s Cup race boat); Currency Portfolio Manager, Hutchin Hill Capital (hedge fund with $4bn assets under management – led a team of developers designing a bespoke risk analysis and market screen for large scale systems); Head of European Derivatives, Eton Park (hedge fund with $14bn assets under management). Damien is a software expert with 15+ years experience delivering complex systems designed to give the user a clear competitive advantage.
Amanda Prosser
Amanda Prosser
VP Customer

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Previously, Co-Founder and Partner at Zone, the largest independent digital agency in the UK prior to its acquisition by Cognizant in November 2017. Zone is a customer experience agency with deep expertise in strategy, technology and content & experiences. The agency’s 300-strong multi-disciplinary team creates award-winning customer experiences for some of the biggest brands in the world. Amanda is passionate about human-centred design, helping translate user insight into digital experiences that customers value and enjoy.

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