Drone startup Torbizon Co., Ltd. has raised a total of 25 million yen through a third-party allotment of shares underwritten by The Independents Angel Investment Limited Partnership (July 1, 2019). With this funding, we will continue our efforts to further expand the sky sharing service (sora: share) and improve usability.
◆ What is the sky sharing service “sora: share”? A
platform that connects landowners and drone users.
You will be able to earn profits by lending to drone owners using sora: share.
(HP: https://www.sorashare.com )
Below is a quote from the press release
Drone Startup Torbizon Co., Ltd. (Location: Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City, President and CEO: Mamoru Masumoto, hereinafter “Torbizon”) is The Independents Angel Investment Limited Partnership (Kips Co., Ltd., Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo) Representative Director: Yukihiko Kunimoto, hereinafter referred to as “Kips”) raised a total of 25 million yen through a third-party allocation of new shares (July 1, 2019). With this funding, we will continue our efforts to further expand the sky sharing service (sora: share) and improve usability.
■ About the sky sharing service “sora: share” (HP: https://www.sorashare.com )
The drone market continues to expand year by year in the fields of aerial photography and infrastructure inspection. In the near future, it is expected that delivery using drones and flying taxis will be realized.
However, in Japan, it is difficult to fly a drone over a third party’s land without permission due to the restriction of Article 207 of the Civil Code, “Ownership of land extends above and below the land within the limits of the law.”
As a result, drone users (operators) are facing challenges in securing a flightable sky, which is also a hindrance to the spread of drones in Japan as a whole.
Therefore, we have developed a completely new service called “buying and selling licenses in the sky”. Promote aerial rights transactions for drone navigation and monetize commissions. After standardizing aerial rights transactions in Japan, we plan to expand to countries around the world, including the ASEAN region.
By connecting the skies registered in sora: share, forming lines, and becoming faces, we will realize a world where drone logistics and transportation of people are possible.
■ We are waiting for the use of those who have land and those who have drones.
According to the above Civil Code, those who own the land also have the right to the sky. By using sora: share and lending it to those who have a drone, you will be able to earn profits.
In addition, in order to realize safer and more secure sky operation, we are jointly developing “sora: share insurance” that can guarantee up to 100 million yen with Sompo Japan Nipponkoa. Please consider utilizing a new idle asset called “sky”.
If you have a drone, sora: share has a lot of skies that are perfect for your practice and aerial photography needs. Please feel free to contact us if you are a corporation considering using it for business.
■ Accelerate cooperation with various places toward the realization of a drone society
In addition to inter-company collaboration with logistics giant Seino Holdings, Sompo Japan Nipponkoa, and aircraft manufacturer Aeronext, we are also promoting collaboration with local governments, including a demonstration experiment in Fukuoka City in May 2019.
Going forward, we will continue to focus on acquiring users and developing software, as well as strengthening partnerships with an eye on the drone society. Among them, we are actively hiring friends who will make a way in the sky together. I will be working in Tokyo or Fukuoka. (Contact mail: firstname.lastname@example.org)
(The other day, a demonstration experiment on drone delivery in Fukuoka City. Japan’s first non-visual flight in the center of a metropolitan city with more than one million people)
■ Message from Representative Director
This seed round will be the first equity financing for Torbizon Co., Ltd. We started procurement activities in earnest six months ago and were able to take the first step safely. In this round, we will accelerate growth by welcoming shareholders who have strengths not only in terms of funding but also in “intellectual property,” “regions,” and “networks across other industries,” which are deeply related to sora: share’s business strategy. I will.
At the same time, CTO Kazuyoshi Tomita and COO Atsushi Shimizu will be appointed as directors, and we will continue to push forward with further unity and commitment. We will launch the mission of “making the sky available all over the world” from Japan to the world, and we will work together as a team to realize the drone premise society from here.
President Mamoru Masumoto
Company Name Torbizon Co., Ltd.
Headquarters 2-4-22 Daimyo, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka New Japan Building 3F OnRamp
Representative Mamoru Masumoto
Established April 2014
Business: Sky sharing service “sora: Development and operation of “share”
sora: share: ( https://www.sorashare.com )
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