Toronto’s DreamQii, a robotics company based out of the DMZ at Ryerson University, announced today that it has led the highest grossing Canadian campaign in Indiegogo’s history, raising over $2.5 million to support the production of PlexiDrone.
The small, portable and sophisticated drone can be easily operated by a smartphone or tablet, enabling users to take breathtaking aerial photographs and videos.
“We are humbled by the global support PlexiDrone has received,” said Klever Freire, DreamQii founder and CEO.
“Our supporters and backers enabled us to build the world’s best and easiest to use aerial photography drone. We want to give back by helping this industry grow in Canada and by keeping the intellectual property, talent and manufacturing right here.”
Designed with both consumers and professionals in mind, PlexiDrone snaps together in under a minute and is ready to fly right out of the box. It offers a unique combination of features, including simplified multi-vantage-point swarm filming, GPS “follow me”, advanced obstacle avoidance, voice alerts and retractable landing gear providing a 360-degree unobstructed field of view, empowering users to easily produce professional looking photos and videos.
The Plexidrone can be purchased online from PlexiDrone’s campaign on Indiegogo’s ongoing InDemand crowdfunding platform.
DreamQii was started by a Ryerson University aerospace engineering graduate and has grown to ten full-time staff, with more hires projected. It is also planning on manufacturing PlexiDrone in Ontario.
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