Drone delivery firm Manna Aero has closed a seed funding round of $5.2 million (€4.7 million) and announced that it plans to launch food delivery by drone services in Ireland with online food delivery platform Flipdish in March of 2020.
Manno Aero was set up by CarTrawler chief technology officer Bobby Healy, who has revealed that he has received clearance from Ireland's regulators, and food delivery by drone services will start by servicing an area occupied by 30,000 people.
"On The Cusp Of The Fifth Industrial Revolution"
The Irish Independent quotes Healy as saying, "We are on the cusp of the fifth industrial revolution, powered by drones, and our intention with Manna is to make drone delivery as pervasive as running water. We want to literally transform marketplaces, economies and communities all over the world in a way that not just reduces our carbon footprint, but saves lives and creates jobs while doing so."
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