An ex-air force pilot’s drone medicine delivery startup just scored millions in backing

Swoop Aero CEO Eric Peck trains health staff on how to load cargo into the drone. Photo: Luke Dempsey

 

Melbourne-based drone startup Swoop Aero, which is working with aid agencies and the UN to deliver urgent medical supplies to remote areas, has received a multi-million-dollar investment from VC firms Tempus Partners and Right Click Capital.

Tempus partner Alister Coleman and Right Click’s Garry Visontay, will join the company’s board as part of the deal.

The total investment was undisclosed, but the funds will be used for the drone venture to launch in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia during the the second half of 2019.

Swoop Aero was founded  by former air force pilot Eric Peck and mechatronics engineer Josh Tepper in 2017, with the aim of delivering on-demand healthcare by autonomous air vehicles in challenging environments.

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