Portland startup raises $1.5M to make drone-friendly skies

Portland startup raises $1.5M to make drone-friendly skies

Skyward aims to connect drone operators to regulators and insurance companies to ensure the tiny planes and helicopters are playing by an emerging set of rules.

Skyward joins a host of other "aerial robotics" companies in Oregon and Southwest Washington, buoyed by businesses that are finding new tasks for those tiny flying robots.

Skyward is backed by Voyager Capital, the only big venture firm with a full-time Oregon presence. Voyager's local portfolio includes Act-On Software, Chirpify, Elemental Technologies and Lytics. Former Skype engineering chief Toivo Annus has also backed the company, and serves as an adviser.
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