Mayfield has invested $6 million in 3D Robotics, an unmanned aerial vehicle company that was founded by Chris Anderson. Anderson is the former editor-in-chief of Wired magazine. This investment is part of a $30 million Series B funding round that was announced back in September.
?3D Robotics is the poster child for how the Maker Movement is spawning massive new industries, starting from open-source hobbyist community DIY drones, and now evolving into a commercial-grade platform that will disrupt many different markets,? stated Tim Chang, Mayfield Managing Director, in a press release. ?We?re thrilled to be working with Chris and the team and to have a ringside seat at the birth of this exciting new wave.?
3D Robotics designs and builds electronics and aerial vehicles including multicopters and airplanes. The company’s flagship line of products are known as the ArduPilot. These products include the ArduCopter and ArduPlane drones. 3D Robotics has offices in San Diego, Berkeley, and has manufacturing operations set up in Tijuana, Mexico.