U.S. Autonomous Drone Maker Skydio Expands Footprint to Japan

Opens new Tokyo office to support growing demand in Asia

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. — (BUSINESS WIRE) — October 19, 2020Skydio, the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight technology, today announced the opening of its new office in Tokyo, Japan, strengthening the company’s ability to support local enterprise and public sector customers as they adopt the company’s groundbreaking technology. This marks the first step of a broader international expansion strategy following Skydio’s recent $100M Series C funding round. The office will be under the leadership of Tom Moss, CEO of Skydio Japan.

“I’m pleased to be able to bring Skydio’s world leading autonomous drone technology to Japan. Our focus in the Japanese market will be to create a safer and more productive society, building upon the early success we have already had in Japan in supporting the safe, reliable, and scalable inspection and maintenance of infrastructure such as bridges, skyscrapers, and power plants, as well as in post disaster response and more,” said Tom Moss, CEO of Skydio Japan.

Moss was the first investor into Skydio and the first business person at Skydio, and also served as its first Chief Operating Officer. Prior to this role, Moss started and led Skydio’s strategy for enterprise and government sectors. As CEO of Skydio Japan Moss will oversee the broader Asia-Pacific region for Skydio. Moss has held other high-profile roles in the technology space including Senior Vice President of Mobile, at Razer Inc. and was a founding member of several successful mobile related companies. He also worked at Google as the worldwide Head of Android Business Development General Manager of Android for the Japan and Asia Pacific market.

“We are excited to bring our autonomous drone technology to Japan, which we believe is on the path to becoming a model for the world with respect to the successful integration of drones into the broader economy and society at scale,” said Adam Bry, CEO of Skydio.

The office will be located at Roppongi 3-1-1, Minato-Ku, Tokyo, 106-0032 as of the middle of November 2020.

To learn more about Skydio visit: https://www.skydio.com/

Contact Page for business inquiries: https://pages.skydio.com/Contact.html

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About Skydio

Skydio is the leading U.S. drone manufacturer and world leader in autonomous flight. Skydio leverages breakthrough AI to create the world’s most intelligent flying machines for use by consumer, enterprise, and government customers. Founded in 2014, Skydio is made up of leading experts in AI, robotics, cameras, and electric vehicles from top companies, research labs, and universities from around the world. Skydio designs, assembles, and supports its products in the U.S. from its headquarters in Redwood City, CA, to offer the highest standards of supply chain and manufacturing security. Skydio is trusted by leading enterprises across a wide range of industry sectors and is backed by top investors and strategic partners including Andreesen Horowitz, Levitate Capital, Next47, IVP, Playground, and NVIDIA.



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