Former Indian cricket team captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has been signed as the brand ambassador and minority shareholder of Garuda Aerospace, an aviation and aerospace component manufacturing firm.
Commenting on the investment, Dhoni said, “I am delighted to be a part of the firm and look forward to witnessing their growth story with the unique drone solutions they have to offer.”
Chennai-based Garuda Aerospace was founded in 2015, It is developing low-cost drone solutions and is a ‘drone-as-a-software’ aggregator that designs impeccable drones for human and industrial tasks. Drone as a software or service refers to the use of drones for various applications or purposes.
“I’ve always been an ardent admirer of his and to have him as a part of the firm is a dream come true. He is the epitome of dedication and I firmly believe that having ‘captain cool’ on our cap-table adds tremendous value”, said, Agnishwar Jayaprakash, founder and CEO of Garuda Aerospace.
The company has 300 drones and 500 pilots working in 26 cities. The company aims to achieve business growth for all industries regardless of development stage and seeks to help tackle the ever-worsening problem of climate change through personalized afforestation plans and AI data collection.
Garuda is among four drone startups selected by online food delivery service Swiggy for a pilot project that included supply runs for grocery service Instamart.
About Garuda Aerospace
Garuda Aerospace focuses on the design, build and customization of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones for various applications. Catering to diverse needs such as event photography, agricultural survey, reconnaissance and surveillance, Garuda Aerospace meets the customer’s requirements with precision.
The Garuda team consists of enthusiastic and dynamic engineers, who have a comprehensive approach towards design and development, thereby, making them well knit. The team’s engineers experiment with new design methodologies that can be incorporated in future projects.
Garuda Aerospace is an international standard certified company in ISO9001:2015 and AS9100 for Aerospace Quality Management Systems. Currently, the company has begun the process for a Wireless Planning & Coordination (WPC) license. Garuda Aerospace envisions itself to be the finest commercial UAV design, development, service and support organization in India.