Who We Are
We are a stealth mode drone start-up based in Heidelberg and Boston.
We develop enterprise solutions to industrial inspection processes and tackle pressing environmental problems using the latest AI techniques and profitable R&D cycles.
We at CompactCopters are driven by the belief that technology can enable a better tomorrow. We are an aerospace drone company developing a versatile solar powered drone platform for enterprise applications. Although our platform has a wide variety of use cases from scientific data collection to search & rescue missions, our entry point and focus is energy infrastructure inspections. Our models show that our platform would reduce the cost of pipeline inspections by up to 40-fold - opening up the doors for not only safer energy infrastructure, but also other long-range drone missions that are currently not possible
CompactCopters is on the cutting edge in three key areas, allowing it to be competitive far above its weight class
Solar power allows for unlimited flight time and enables true autonomy – this is in stark contrast to current drones on the market which still require pilots and have flight times of about an hour
Our in-house flight controller simulator reduces R&D cost cycles and is currently leased to middle-market companies
It allows us to innovate competitively despite our small size
The drone industry follows value based pricing rather than cost based pricing, allowing strong margins which can be reinvested to keep our innovative edge
Each member of our team provides a unique and complementary skill set essential to realizing our vision of a clean yet effective drone platform
Andrés Gvirtz is a doctoral student at Cambridge University specializing in computational social science. As such, he is a graduate of Clark University with a dual degree in Economics and Psychology and a member of Phi Beta Kappa. He has previous work experience at PwC, BCG, and McKinsey.
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Samuel Liu holds an A.M. and A.B. degree in Physics from Harvard University and plans on starting his career as an incoming associate BCG. Previously, he has interned at Google, GEA Group, and Akuna Capital
Henricus Basien is a graduate student in aerospace engineering from the Delft University of Technology from which he already has a bachelor's degree. Previously, he was the CTO of a drone-based cinematography platform firm and technical project leader for a drone based choreography performance.