Real Tech Fund Investments in Aerodyne:
One of The World's Leading Drone Solution Provider
Real Tech Holdings is excited to announce its investment in Aerodyne Group, a top-tier global drone service startup headquartered in Cyberjaya, Malaysia. ACSL, Japan’s leading industrial drone manufacturer and solution provider, and KOBASHI HOLDINGS, an agriculture machinery manufacturer with strong track record working with drone startups, are joining us in this strategic financing round to propel Aerodyne’s latest engine of growth in the agriculture space and solidify its position in Japan.
According to The INSIGHT Partners, an Indian research firm, the global drone service market is expected to grow from US$ 629.2 MN in 2018 to US$ 24,882.2 MN by 2027. This growth is driven by industries such as infrastructure, agriculture and logistics where labor shortage and safety concerns are prominent while reducing costs and environmental impact are top agendas.
Since its establishment in 2014, Aerodyne Group - a DT3 (Drone Tech, Data Tech, and Digital Transformation) company - has been developing an integrated drone service solution that enables faster, competitively priced, higher quality, and safer infrastructure inspection and monitoring. Aerodyne’s solutions have been deployed and is currently being used by various industry leaders such as a Malaysian-based FORTUNE Global 500 oil and gas company, the largest listed power company in Southeast Asia as well as the largest port owner in the UK.
In addition to strengthening its existing businesses, Aerodyne is now entering the agricultural market. In Southeast Asia, plantation agriculture such as rice, palm, pineapple, etc. has become a major industry. Nevertheless, the farming methods are often labor-intensive, have a high environmental impact, and there is great potential for improving efficiency. Aerodyne’s Agrimor service enables data-driven precision agriculture by using drones to monitor crop health and in turn increasing productivity and harvest yield, benefiting farmers, agriculture landowners and ultimately the economy of the host country. The company is running demonstration projects with several of the largest farm landowners in Malaysia and plans to expand the service to India, Indonesia and Thailand after 2022.
Comments from Akitaka Wilhelm Fujii, President, Real Tech Holdings
We are extremely excited to announce this new strategic partnership with Aerodyne. We believe that their drone solutions will hugely benefit society and the environment by providing people with access to affordable and resilient infrastructure, driving sustainable agriculture, reducing last mile delivery costs, and so forth.
Aerodyne has been showing strong interest in the Japanese market and has already been collaborating with one of our group company Leave a Nest on a number of projects. Through this partnership, we hope to boost Aerodyne’s business growth, market positioning and strengthen the collaboration between Malaysia and Japan.
About Aerodyne Group
Aerodyne Group (https://aerodyne.group) is a DT3 (Drone Tech, Data Tech, and Digital Transformation) drone-based enterprise solutions provider, and a pioneer in the use of artificial intelligence as an enabling technology for large-scale data operations, analytics, and process optimization.
Aerodyne employs over 400 drone professionals to operate on an unprecedented level in the UAS services sector, having managed more than 320,000 infrastructure assets with 110,000 flight operations and surveyed over 120,000 km of power infrastructure across 35 countries globally.
Aerodyne is ranked second in the world by Drone Industry Insights (DII) in its ‘Drone Service Provider Ranking 2020’; was named Frost & Sullivan’s ‘Asia Pacific UAV Services Company of 2019’; and is a recipient of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) Malaysia’s ‘Industry Excellence Gold Award 2019’.
The company’s founder and Group CEO of Aerodyne Group, Kamarul A Muhamed, is ‘EY Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020’, ‘EY Technology Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020 Malaysia’ as well as ‘SEBA Entrepreneur Of The Year 2020’.
About Real Tech Holdings
Real Tech Holdings is a joint venture between euglena Co.,Ltd ( ) and Leave a Nest Co., Ltd. ( ). It supports change makers who give their heart and soul to solve societal and environmental challenges. Real Tech Holding’s manages Real Tech Fund, Japan’s leading deep-tech focused venture capital fund.