Next-Generation Mapping Drone Raises Capital for Further Expansion

Drone manufacturer joins forces with Dutch technology investment fund

This photo was taken after the official closing, showing the founders of Atmos UAV and the team of Disruptive Technology Ventures (from the left to the right: Ruud Knoops, Menno van der Marel, Marcel Kannekens, Ronald Prins, Sander Hulsman, Daan Nollen and Dirk Dokter)

Delft, July 3th 2018. Drone startup Atmos UAV has closed its next investment round with investment firm Disruptive Technology Ventures (DTV). Atmos has developed an industrial drone that is a clever crossover between an airplane and a helicopter. The drone can already be found flying all over the world to help professionals in mapping large areas of land. The series A of undisclosed amount enables the startup to further scale up their distribution, product development and support organisation. DTV, the fund of amongst others Ad Scheepbouwer (former CEO of TNT) and the founders of cybersecurity leader Fox-IT (Ronald Prins & Menno van der Marel) will support Atmos by fueling growth and international roll-out.

“Our innovative drone, named Marlyn, combines the high flight performance of conventional aircraft with the vertical take-off and landing of helicopters” explains Sander Hulsman, CEO of Atmos UAV. With their technology, the company targets professional markets in which large area mapping plays a key role. “The investment, as well as the extensive experience of the DTV team, will help us achieving our goal of making Marlyn the new standard in the professional mapping industry.”

“The unique properties of Marlyn in combination with the strong team behind the company convinced us that Atmos will become a major global player”, says Daan Nollen, fund manager DTV. “We look forward to further accelerate the international roll-out of Atmos with our combined expertise.”

Atmos UAV is a Delft (NL) based company specialised in the design and production of high-end aerial surveying and data collection drones that enable professional to gather geospatial data effortlessly from the sky, enabling them to make more informed decisions. The flagship drone model Marlyn has a worldwide unique design that combines the high performance of a conventional fixed-wing aircraft with the flexibility of helicopters. With their patented technology the company targets mapping, construction, mining, agriculture, environmental and related applications. To facilitate the fast growth of the company Atmos is currently attracting new talent to expand the team.

About Disruptive Technology Ventures 
Disruptive Technology Ventures is a privately held investment firm founded by former TNT CEO Ad Scheepbouwers, cybersecurity Fox-IT co-founders Ronald Prins and Menno van der Marel focuses on startups and scale-ups in ICT, smart vehicles and advanced manufacturing. DTV’s mission is to bring the most promising, unique and groundbreaking new technologies to the market in their optimal business model in order to deliver the impact these technologies deserve. The seasoned investment team offers broad experience in management, technology investments, international growth and entrepreneurship.