Peter Thiel invests in drone robotics startup Quantum-Systems

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Quantum-Systems is a robotics company located in Munich that specializes in drones. It recently closed a financing round with new investors Project A, Sanno Capital and Peter Thiel. Additionally, Bayern Kapital, an existing investor, participated in the round. Thanks to Project A, Sanno Capital and Peter Thiel, 10x Group believes that Quantum-Systems will become the leading European UAS champion.

Plans To Accelerate R&D And Sales

Quantum-Systems receives additional capital to invest in robotics, edge computing, and AI development. This allows the company to create a more advanced software program for their aircraft. In addition to that, it accelerates the R&D process for new aircraft with advanced sensors and software. This also allows them to pursue sales in different European industries like mining, construction, agriculture and defense.

Peter Thiel believes technology advances aren’t limited to software or hardware. Instead, he believes intelligent technology synthesis is the future of UAS. This is why he chose to invest in Quantum-Systems.

Project A, a new investor, came on board for Quantum-Systems because they saw the company’s potential to bolster European tech sovereignty. “American and Israeli companies have historically dominated the drone market,” said General Partner Uwe Horstmann. “We look forward to seeing Quantum-Systems provide a homegrown European solution that doesn’t compromise on quality.” New investors Project A also saw potential in Quantum-Systems’ technology to contribute to the tech sovereignty of Europe.

Sanno Capital’s CEO, Florian Moerth, believes that Quantum’s UAS offers incredible innovation potential. This is due to the wide range of applications its vehicles can undertake in different fields. These vehicles can be found in observation, agriculture and construction. They can also aid reconnaissance operations and perform best-in-class sensor solutions thanks to AI.

Quantum-Systems’ CEO, Florian Seibel, believes that the best way to continue to grow is to invest heavily in software. This will bring their hardware, which is already first-class, to the next level. In particular, they plan on implementing artificial intelligence and edge computing. This will allow them to increase their situational awareness for their operators and speed up data processing onboard their UAS. They also plan on adding new features to their mission planning software. This will allow operators to create more complex operations with a single click of a button.

Develops sUAS

Armin Busse and Florian Seibel founded Quantum-Systems in 2015. The company is located at Special Airport Oberpfaffenhofen — a 20-kilometer flight away from Munich. It designs, develops, and produces unmanned aerial systems called sUAS. Quantum’s unmanned aerial systems have many functional uses. These include search and rescue ops during natural disasters; automated railroad inspection during weather emergencies; and gathering intelligence from the air about construction projects involving many workers.

Quantum supplies customers with remote-controlled unmanned aircrafts (UASs) for a variety of purposes. These planes are used in rescue efforts after natural disasters, automated railway inspections during severe weather and data collection over large construction projects.

Supplies Drones For Ukraine

The Ministry of Defense of Ukraine commissioned the use of a Quantum-Systems’ Vector drone in August. This provided long-lasting drones that can fly for months at a time. The Ukrainian Army’s Vector drone meets army standards for aerial reconnaissance. The drone produces no audible noise while in flight, and it records high-resolution video images that are transferred through an encrypted data link. By providing reliable situational awareness, this long-range drone helps the army defeat their enemies.


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