• Gain insights into your operations with autonomous indoor drones

  • Prioritize drone safety with Failsafe by Verity

  • Create magical moments with autonomous indoor drones

  • Gain insights into your operations with autonomous indoor drones

  • Prioritize drone safety with Failsafe by Verity

  • Create magical moments with autonomous indoor drones

Verity’s History

autonomous indoor flights since 2016

Verity is founded. An ETH Zurich and Flying Machine Arena spin-off, Verity develops autonomous indoor drone systems.

10 drones perform in the short film Sparked, a collaboration with Verity, Cirque du Soleil and ETH Zurich.

Verity develops its drone safety technology, making quadcopters redundant to propulsion system failures.

Verity raises 3 million CHF in seed funding.

The first autonomous drone flight using Verity’s indoor positioning system takes place.

Autonomous drones are used for inventory control in a proof-of-concept with a large global retailer.

Autonomous drones perform 400 client-operated shows in Cirque du Soleil’s Paramour on Broadway. This also marks the first commercial deployment of Verity’s Failsafe drone safety technology.

Verity launches its flagship Live Events product: the Lucie® micro drone and starts developing its warehouse automation solution.

Lucie micro drones tour with Metallica, marking the first autonomous drone swarm for a major touring act. Lucie micro drones perform for the first time aboard a cruise ship.

Verity raises 18 million CHF in Series A funding from investors, including Fontinalis, Airbus, and Sony to accelerate development of warehouse automation solutions.

Verity achieves 100,000 autonomous flights and launches micro drone costumes, paving the way for new creative possibilities.

Mick Mountz joins Verity’s board. Verity CEO and founder Raffaello D’Andrea and Mick Mountz are inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame for their work on Kiva Systems (now Amazon Robotics).

Verity sets a Guinness World Record in partnership with British Telecom for the largest number of drones flying simultaneously indoor.

Verity prepares for its first commercial pilot for its warehouse automation solution.

Verity achieves 250,000 autonomous indoor flights

Verity prepares to roll out its drone warehouse automation solution with global leaders to improve warehouse operations in retail and logistics.

Meet the team

The Verity team is made up of people from all walks of life.

With over 20 nationalities in a team of around 70 people, we are entrepreneurs, engineers, business professionals, computer scientists, and designers working together as one. Many members of our team hold one or more advanced degrees and have worked at innovative companies including GE Aviation, Intel, Samsung, Microsoft and Apple.

This experience is further strengthened by Verity’s board of directors, which includes Verity CEO and founder Raffaello D’Andrea, Fontinalis founder and partner Chris Cheever, and Kiva Systems (Amazon Robotics) founder Mick Mountz.

Raffaello D’Andrea

Founder and CEO

Raffaello D’Andrea is a robotics and AI expert, an entrepreneur, a new-media artist, and a professor at ETH Zurich. Prior to Verity, he co-founded warehouse automation company Kiva Systems, which was acquired by Amazon in 2012 and later re-branded as Amazon Robotics.

In 2020 he was inducted into the National Inventors Hall of Fame and was elected to the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. His TED and research videos, with tens of millions of views, have provided an inspiring view into the world of engineering, robotics and computer science.

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