Airware raises $25 million to build the operating system for drones

Lots of different industries are interested in the potential for drones to improve their businesses, from agriculture to mining to merchants like Amazon. There is a wide range of powerful units that can be bought off the shelf. The challenge for most companies is creating the software, sensor packages, and safeguards they need to make drones a practical reality for their day-to-day work. Airware, a drone startup based in San Francisco, hopes to solve those problems by providing an aerial operating system. Today it announced it had raised $ 25 million in a round led by Kleiner Perkins to grow its staff and launch its product to the wider public.

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