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Aerodome flies out of stealth with $6.5 Million Seed Round to Revolutionize Public Safety
Aerodome is the future of public safety air support.
New York-based startup Aerodome has emerged from stealth mode, securing $6.5 million in a seed round led by 2048 Ventures, with participation from Andreessen Horowitz and Everywhere Ventures. Founded by Rahul Sidhu and Kenaniah Cerny, Aerodome is on a mission to revolutionize public safety with its automated drone response system. It’s designed to assist police and fire departments and aims to drastically improve response times to emergencies. Drones equipped with advanced technology can be dispatched within three minutes of a 911 call to aid in crime detection, allowing for more efficient and safer responses than traditional helicopter-based air support programs. Beyond crime response, Aerodome also plans to harness its technology for early wildfire detection, potentially preventing large-scale disasters.
Aerodome's unique approach combines hardware and software into an all-in-one package, setting it apart from competitors like Motorola, Dronesense, and Skydio, which primarily focus on software solutions. The company's co-founder, Rahul Sidhu, who is also a reserve officer for the Redondo Beach Police Department, drew inspiration for Aerodome during the COVID-19 pandemic when he pondered alternative ways to respond to emergencies. Sidhu emphasizes that the drones are intended solely for responding to 911 calls and enhancing public safety, not for surveillance purposes. The startup's novel approach has gained recognition from prominent investors, including Jamie Siminoff, Nikita Bier, and Jake Paul's venture firm, signaling the potential for a groundbreaking impact on public safety and emergency response systems.
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