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Iris Automation

Iris Automation

Iris Automation provides robust collision avoidance systems for industrial drones.

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Product/Company Description

Iris Automation was founded by Alexander Harmsen and James Howard to assist drone manufacturers in the agriculture, inspection and mining sectors who are not able to fully tap their sectors.

Iris Automation is building a high-tech computer vision solution that can build necessary trust in autonomous systems.

Unlike existing solutions which are energy intensive, large and expensive, Iris offers a lightweight, passive solution in Drone Automation.

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Iris Automation participated in the YC Summer 2016 Program.

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Message from the CEO

Basically, Iris Automation brings situational awareness to drones, and acts as the machine eyes on board any given UAV.

“It’s a visual world, so drones need sight,” the CEO said.

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Funding Rounds (2) - $500k [19]

DateAmount / RoundValuationLead InvestorInvestors
Aug, 2016undisclosed amount / Seed8
Mar, 2015$500k / Angel7

Investors (13) [18]

InvestorRound(s)Partner(s)
Y CombinatorAngel
Geoff Ralston
Seed
Geoff Ralston

Employees at Iris Automation [16]

Somik Ghosh

Software Lead

Alexander Harmsen

CEO & Co-Founder

James Howard

CTO & Co-Founder

Qiong Wu

Computer Vision Expert

Hassan Bhatti

Director Growth and Partnerships

Alejandro Galindo

R&D Director

More Current Employees (ordered alphabetically)

Anton Troynikov

Computer Vision Software Engineer

Rumman Waqar

Software Engineer

References

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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comDrone Demo
Sep 21, 2016, 8:26 PM
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Citation Linkirisonboard.comMain Wesbite
Sep 21, 2016, 8:21 PM
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Citation Linktwitter.comIris Automation Twitter
Sep 21, 2016, 8:22 PM
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Citation Linkinterdrone.comArticle about Iris on Popular Drone News Website Interdrone
Sep 21, 2016, 8:07 PM
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Citation Linkyoutube.comIris Automation Demo Video
Sep 21, 2016, 8:24 PM
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Citation Linkgust.comInfo page for Iris on Gust.com
Sep 21, 2016, 8:07 PM
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Citation Linkirisonboard.comIris announcing the winners of their drone competition on their blog (Iris On Board)
Sep 21, 2016, 8:00 PM
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Citation Linkirisonboard.comIris Automation's Blog Page (NEWS)
Sep 21, 2016, 7:59 PM
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Citation Linklinkedin.comLinkedInPage for Iris
Sep 21, 2016, 8:23 PM
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Citation Linkirisonboard.comIris Automation main website
Sep 21, 2016, 8:00 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia-storage.s3.amazonaws.comAlexander Harmsen - CEO and Cofounder
Sep 21, 2016, 8:26 PM
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Citation Linkeveripedia.comYC Companies
Sep 21, 2016, 9:00 PM
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Citation Linkirisonboard.comIris Blog Article discussing the possibilities that their technology provides
Sep 21, 2016, 8:01 PM
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Citation Linkirisautomation.ioLink on irisautomation.io
Sep 21, 2016, 8:22 PM
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Citation Linkfacebook.comFacebookPage for Iris
Sep 21, 2016, 8:21 PM
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Citation Linkirisonboard.comDifferent Ideas that Iris brings to the table with their Drone Automation Program
Sep 21, 2016, 8:01 PM
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Citation Linktechcrunch.comTech Crunch Article about Iris Automation
Sep 21, 2016, 8:02 PM
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Citation Linkthemacro.comArticle about Iris on "The Macro"
Sep 21, 2016, 8:06 PM
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Citation Linkangel.coAngel investor page for Iris Automation
Sep 21, 2016, 8:06 PM
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Citation Linkcrunchbase.comCrunchBaseArticle about Iris
Sep 21, 2016, 8:05 PM