Redwing Aerospace is a Bengaluru-based drone delivery startup.

Basic Information

Redwing was co-founded by Anshul Sharma, Rishabh Gupta and Arunabha Bhattacharya. In its early days, the team decided to use drones to deliver medicines, vaccines, and blood to the remotest parts of the world. In these regions, getting a truck, van, or even a bike to deliver medical essentials is next to impossible. In 2018, Redwing Aerospace was selected to be a part of the Techstars US accelerator programme. Through this, they were contacted by WeRobotics, a not-for-profit organisation, that has head offices in Switzerland and the US and focuses on deep-tech solutions for problems. The team needed to build roughly 25 to 30 drones for close to 5,000 deliveries. Currently, one drone does close to 180 deliveries a day. As the drone is primarily used for medicine deliveries, it has an inbuilt temperature logger that notes the temperature of the vaccines during the flight. The delivery works on a hub-and-spoke model. The team gets a message on the inventory needed. This is loaded at the central hub, and the drones take off, after the regular pre-flight tests and checks of wind conditions, audio pilot systems, and GPS tracker. The coordinates are fed into the systems and the health examiner picks up the vials at the drop-off point. See more

Legal Name

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Kitemaps AMS Pvt Ltd

Headquarters

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Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Founding Date

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2018

No. of Employees

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<10

Core Team

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1.

Rishabh Gupta

Co-Founder

2.

Arunabha Bhattacharya

Co-Founder

3.

Anshul Sharma

Co-Founder

Funding

Total Funding

$1.1M

Investors

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1.

Techstars

2.

Techstars Anywhere Accelerator

3.

ITI Growth Opportunities Fund