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With eye on aerial deliveries, Zomato acqui-hires drone startup TechEagle

Founded by Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur alumni Vikram Singh, TechEagle Innovations is a drone start-up based out of Lucknow

Yuvraj Malik  |  Bengaluru 

Zomato drone startup TechEagle Innovations

Restaurant search and food ordering firm has acquired a drone company, it announced on Wednesday, with an eye on starting delivery by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at some point in the future.

Founded by Indian Institute of Technology- Kanpur alumni Vikram Singh, is a drone start-up based out of Lucknow. The company was incorporated in 2015 when Singh was in college.

The start-up is into consultancy and manufacturing of It also provides technical expertise and training for the use and deployment of UAVs in commercial facilities.

did not disclose the terms of the deal. Singh and his team will join the food ordering firm, a company statement said.

“We are currently at the early stage of aerial innovations and are taking baby steps towards building a tomorrow wherein users can expect a drone to deliver the food they ordered online” said co-founder and chief executive officer Deepinder Goyal.

“Our first 'delivery job' currently is to design multi-rotor that can pick up a payload under 5 kg and set up drone delivery circuits for reducing the last mile delivery leg. We believe that robots powering the last mile delivery is an inevitable part of the future and hence is going to be a significant area of investment for us,” added Goyal.

First Published: Wed, December 05 2018. 17:05 IST