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Drone Delivery Startup Poised to Expand U.S. Operations With New Funding

Flytrex — which has raised more than $20 million — has used its drones in a pilot program with Walmart in North Carolina

 

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Flytrex drone

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Israeli drone delivery start-up Flytrex says it has raised $8 million to help fund the expansion of its U.S. operations, bringing its total fundraising to date to more than $20 million. Flytrex founder and CEO Yariv Bash said on Monday that the latest funding is part of a larger round he plans to close later this year. Most of this $8 million comes from previous backers, including Palo Alto-based Benhamou Global Ventures and European venture fund Btov.

“We’re getting ready for when we have nationwide approval for drone deliveries,” said Bash. “That's going to be both crazy and amazing.”