In which sector is your company most closely aligned?
What does your company do?
Drone services, data analytics and autonomous hardware for drone operations. We provide photogrammetry and geospatial data to customers.
How long has your company had a presence in St. Louis?
What makes the St. Louis region an ideal home for your company/organization? Why do you choose to operate your business here?
St. Louis has a new focus on geospatial which is very meaningful to our business. We think a growing City like St. Louis offers so many opportunities to propel startups in data.
What has been the most valuable resource (person, tool, organization) for helping your company grow? How did you find it? How do you utilize it?
TREX Innovation Center – I found it on local CBS as they were launching.
What advice would you give new tech companies that are trying to navigate the current market?
Keep focused on your outcomes and network broadly to share your tech with peers and other stakeholders.
What new practice or policy did you put into place over the pandemic that has positively impacted your company?
We maintained an aggressive focus on marketing, sales and lead generation that put us in the forefront of our industry. We have hired new marketing and salespeople to propel the brand. We also started a podcast that has been a springboard into new relationships and positioned us as subject matter experts.
Tell us about the next big thing in your technology sector. How will this affect your business?
Our big focus is the growth of AI and its impact on data analytics. We are actively building out our datasets and models and see this as a gamechanger for the drone data industry.
What is the accomplishment you are most proud to share from 2022?
The CEO was awarded Entrepreneur of the Year by Women & Drones at CES.
What exciting development is on the horizon for your company in 2023?
We have launched a focus on asset security in addition to inspection and mapping to aid in critical infrastructure safety. This is a large and strategic initiative that we expect to test and implement in the months to come. We will be using our drone tower system to provide autonomous surveillance and inspection of high target sites in the utility and energy sectors.