Today, we welcome GLOBHE to the VEQ family!
We can finally announce that GLOBHE has raised a pre-seed round with VEQ as lead investor, together with co-investor angel network Sustainability Energy Angels. The company raises capital to scale goal of creating a better future with drones
”Drones have incredible potential and we are seeing a market that now can grow at a different rate due to factors such as standardised drone laws in the EU and increased client awareness. So the time to scale is now and to do so you need capital and knowledgeable investors – which we have found in VEQ and Sustainable Energy Angels,” says Helena Samsioe, Founder and CEO GLOBHE.
GLOBHE has developed a digital platform called Crowddroning by GLOBHE which sends out local drone pilots to help B2B clients capture high-quality data on demand to detect and predict disasters around the world. Through Crowddroning, GLOBHE is making drone data available in a whole new way, and at a whole new scale, to help solve real life challenges around the world in 4 industries – health, water, environment and infrastructure. GLOBHE clients range from notable organisations such as the United Nations and the company recently signed a deal with a world leading telecom company.
Our VEQ Partner Maria Bergsten comments:
“We’re very impressed by Helena and the GLOBHE team. They have extensive experience from both the drone and startup world as well as built a company that has been global from day one. GLOBHE’s large network with pilots all over the world and their scalable Crowddroning platform combined makes them a unique player in this space. We’re proud to be a part of their journey in using drones for a better future.”
The future is bright and the application areas for drones are endless but GLOBHE is staying close to its core of preventing and detecting disasters – but even so the use cases are many. Drones sent out via Crowddroning by GLOBHE are now helping prevent malaria outbreaks by identifying mosquito larval population target areas. This is just one of the many health threats out there and one of many disasters drones can help avoid. GLOBHE is also sending out drones to inspect infrastructure, guide relief workers post natural disasters and monitor water pollution. Today over 3800 drone pilots in 88 countries are connected to Crowddroning by GLOBHE.
We are so happy to be joining forces with the GLOBHE team and we can’t wait to see what the future holds!
Read full press release here.