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Microsoft leads investment in drone software maker AirMap

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Microsoft seems to be looking to the skies as it leads an investment in drone aviation software start-up AirMap. The company says the investment will allow AirMap to make use of Microsoft’s resources.
Microsoft appears to be taking an interest in drone aviation. The software maker, along with other industry investors, is heading the contribution of a $26 million boon to start-up AirMap, a company which has become the world’s top supplier of air traffic management software for drones.
The group of investors also includes the venture capital arm of aerospace powerhouse Airbus, Qualcomm, tech firms Rakuten and Sony, and Chinese drone maker Yuneec with t his round of financing allowing AirMap to expand worldwide.

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