Carbonix successfully closes a $6.3 million funding round – and more 

Carbonix, a Sydney-based start-up run by an America’s Cup veteran that manufactures fully integrated RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems) and Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), or drones for commercial use, recently closed a $6.3 million funding round as well as securing a contract to monitor Ausgrid’s power networks.

Until recently, utilities companies that needed aerial footage would contact a helicopter company, which would operate the flight and put data on the server. Carbonix is now replacing this kind of service as a package to councils whereby the company undertakes the surveillance using its own UAV’s and software gather and fed back data in real time. The funding round attracted investment from listed Defence aerospace manufacturer Quickstep Holdings. 

CLICK through here to read our story on Carbonix that featured in the recent edition of the Connection Magazine.