The Business

Based in Shenzhen, China, DJI is a leading UAV platform company, marrying high-performance, high-precision software with advanced hardware engineering. DJI is one of the few, homegrown brands to emerge from the region thanks to its cutting-edge research and engineering focus. To date the company has put aerial robotic systems into the hands of hundreds of thousands of hobbyists, consumers and enterprises around the world, enabling new ways to capture video and other sensor data. Today DJI drones are used for everything from filming of the latest Hollywood blockbusters, to monitoring farmlands in the midwestern US.

The Partnership

Accel led DJI’s $75 million round in 2015, and partnered with the company to form the SkyFund, a UAV-focused seed fund empowering application-level entrepreneurs in the UAV and robotics space.