Darkhive Closes $4M Seed Funding

USA – Darkhive, a San Antonio, TX-based defense tech startup advancing autonomous drones for public safety and military personnel, raised $4M in Seed funding.

The round was led by Crosslink Capital and joined by MVP Ventures, Capital Factory, and existing investor Stellar Ventures. The company intends to use the funds to accelerate production of both hardware and software product lines in support of high-profile Department of Defense initiatives. Led by CEO John Goodson, Darkhive is a manufacturer of uncrewed systems with open hardware and software interfaces to provide life-saving situational awareness at home and abroad. The company has previously been awarded a Phase III Small Business Innovation Research IDIQ with AFWERX Autonomy Prime, multiple Phase II SBIR/STTR awards with AFWERX and the Air Force Research Lab, as well as OTA contracts with the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense Research and Engineering Innovation and Modernization and the Defense Innovation Unit National Security Innovation Capital. 01/12/2023