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DroneInch CEO Srivatsan Desikan on How They Build Software for Autonomous Drones

Founded in 2017, DroneInch builds software for remote autonomous flight of off-the-shelf drones. The software is designed to enable operators to fly beyond visual line of sight and schedule one-time, or recurring, autonomous flights—applicable industries include farming, mining, construction, public safety, manufacturing facilities, and power plants.

Beyond its software, DroneInch focuses heavily on the customer experience and how it drives business outcomes. For example, their farming application looks to help farmers monitor crop health, track and count livestock, identify irrigation line defects etc. For the farmer, they just indicate when to fly and picks a target field. The software then determines the path, flies the drone, and uploads the results to the cloud for crop analysis.

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Mikey works on the AWS Startup Marketing team to help highlight awesome founders leveraging the AWS ecosystem in interesting ways. Prior to his time at AWS, Mikey led the venture capital coverage at PitchBook, researching and writing about industry trends and events.