31st Aug 2017

Sky-Futures secures $4m investment from Japanese conglomerate Mitsui

Whilst on the UK trade mission to Japan led by Prime Minister Theresa May, Sky-Futures confirm a $4m investment and partnership with industrial giant, Mitsui.

Sky-Futures is a specialist provider of drone-based inspection services to the global industrial markets. The strategic partnership with Mitsui will expand the use of Sky-Futures’ drone-based technology through the Japanese group’s network of clients in the energy, marine and infrastructure sectors.

Sky-Futures Founder and CEO, James Harrison, had this to say:

“This partnership with Mitsui brings industrial drone inspection into the mainstream. Demand for drone survey software is rocketing as a result of the shift to AI [artificial intelligence] and machine learning that is fundamentally changing the way inspection is done".

MMC Ventures first invested in the business in 2015 and again in 2016 alongside Bristow Group.

Read more on this story via The Telegraph and CityAM.

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