By @SimonCocking interview with Ivan Tolchinsky, CEO and Founder, Atlas Dynamics

Describe the company

Atlas Dynamics is a leading provider of fully autonomous drone-based solutions for professional scenarios. Our team includes experienced and passionate aeronautics experts, who have applied their aerospace know-how to the professional drone market. Our user-friendly drone platform has been designed from the ground up to make drones an accessible, everyday tool for professional users.

How are you different?

The problems which the drone market today is experiencing, aside from its fragmentation and the low capabilities of the current products, are the complications relating to usability and integration. Atlas Dynamics is the only company to provide a full “off the shelf” drone-based solution with unprecedented capabilities, including a compact and highly durable platform, and seamless operating system, to make this amazing tool accessible to all professional users.

Why will the company/product do well?

We are committed to simplifying aeronautical technology to provide a full solution comprising the most advanced capabilities in the most accessible manner. In a highly fragmented drone market – with some companies providing software, others hardware, and others still hyper-focused on particular vertical markets – we provide a full solution. This includes a light and robust carbon fiber drone, fully autonomous operating system, versatile exchangeable payloads, and a smart docking station with a durable design to withstand extreme weather conditions.

Where are you based?

The company is based jointly in Ireland (Dublin), Latvia (Riga) and Israel (Tel Aviv)

When was the company launched?

2015

What have been your biggest wins to date?

The biggest win for us is the trust we have received from colleagues, investors and strategic partners – such as YI Technology, with whom we collaborated on the Erida prosumer drone – who share our vision and recognize the technological advantages we are bringing to the market. This trust was integral to the success of our recent $8 million round of funding to further the development and international distribution of the Atlas Pro.

What type of people (market segment) are you trying to attract to your product?

Atlas Dynamics’ fully autonomous drone solutions are geared towards professional users. The Atlas Pro addresses several segments, including infrastructure inspection, security and emergency response. However, most significant is that, as part of our vision to unleash this young market’s potential, we are encouraging customers and users to join us in discovering and defining new use cases with us using our software development kit.

Tell us about your team?

Our team is comprised of 35 engineering, design and business experts, combining years of professional experience and great passion to simplify sophisticated technologies into seamless and user-friendly products that can positively impact lives. We’re grateful to have such a dedicated team of experts who truly believe in our company’s vision; our human capital is by far our biggest and most important competitive advantage

What are your long-term plans for your product/company?

Our vision is to redefine this market and become the leading company in the professional drone space, with cutting-edge technology simplified into a seamless and accessible product to benefit all professionals. Of course, we have our product roadmap, which includes a number of different drones – both copter and fixed wings – to meet the needs of various applications in multiple verticals of focus.

What are your favourite tech gadgets?

I love the MacBook Pro. It’s not a gadget; it’s a piece of art.

What tech gadgets do you wish you could use to help you?

The technology that will most impact my day-to-day life (besides drones) will be an integrated Smart House solution. It can, of course, be integrated with our drone technology as well…

How do people get in touch with you?

Via our website: https://www.atlasdynamics.eu/


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