“We look at a drone like an app developer looks at an iPad. It’s a tool – how do you create value with this tool? How do you make people’s lives safer?” – Robert Blank, CTO, Mountain Drones
Every new technology has the latent potential to disrupt the way things are. But disruption doesn’t just happen: it takes an innovator. Colorado-based startup Mountain Drones is changing the game on risk mitigation and data collection in the mountains.
The company’s three founders moved to Colorado in late 2012 to spend time in the mountains skiing with the idea of starting something new and innovative. Brent Holbrook, CEO, had spent his childhood building drones before they were cool; Warren Linde was a financial services expert who had taken a sabbatical in Telluride, Colorado; CTO Robert Blank spent his early career teaching himself database architecture design.