DroneXL.co | Drone news, DJI rumors, specs DJI Mavic 3 other UAS
Drone delivery mailbox maker Valqari get 500K in funding

Drone delivery mailbox maker Valqari get 500K in funding

The Chicago-based drone delivery mailbox maker Valqari receives $500K in funding and a manufacturing deal from AgEagle, that is also gearing up to manufacture its drones at scale.

Drone delivery mailbox maker Valqari get 500K in funding

Based in Wichita, Kansas, AgEagle Aerial Systems, a drone and aerial imagery-based data collection and analytics company, has invested $500,000 USD in Valqari according to documents that were filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. AgEagle has entered into an exclusive two-year deal with Valqari to manufacture its drone delivery mailboxes.

Ryan Walsh and Alex Falesch started Valqari in 2017 to manufacture a secure mailbox that is able to receive packages delivered by drone. The company aims to solve the last-inch logistics problem by offering a mailbox that can open and close to receive packages that are delivered by an unmanned aircraft.

The drone delivery mailbox is about 7 1/2 feet high and has six separate storage units to allow for multiple drone deliveries and postal delivery drop-offs or pick-ups. Once a package is received the Valqari device notifies the user immediately.

Valqari aims to create a universal drone mailbox that accepts a delivery from any type of drone maker, reports Chicago Inno.

“The excitement surrounding the use of commercial drones for package delivery is giving rise to an entire new ecosystem being built to support the industry,” said AgEagle CEO Michael Drozd, in a statement. “Effective solutions for ground support, like Valqari’s Drone Delivery Station, will prove to be a vital, fundamental component of this new ecosystem, helping to ensure the promising potential of mainstream drone package delivery is fully realized.”

Valqari claims that it has been awarded utility patents in 14 countries and territories including the U.S., the U.K., Germany, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Australia, South Africa and several other countries in the European Union.

Flying drones as a career?

If you want to turn your hobby into your career, practice how to fly your drone safely, and learn what it takes to get your Part 107, be sure to check out the excellent training modules from The Drone U.

DroneU Marketing Banner Ad 1

Stay in touch!

If you’d like to stay up to date with all the latest drone news, scoops, rumors, and reviews, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, or…

Subscribe to our Daily Drone News email.*


Submit tips If you have information or tips that you would like to share with us, feel free to submit them hereSupport DroneXL.co: You can support DroneXL.co by using these links when you make your next drone purchase: Adorama, Amazon, B&H, BestBuy, eBay, DJI, Parrot, and Yuneec. We make a small commission when you do so at no additional expense to you. Thank you for helping DroneXL grow! FTC: DroneXL.co uses affiliate links that generate income.

* We do not sell, share, rent out or spam your email, ever. Our email goes out on weekdays around 5:30 p.m.

Facebook Comments

Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of DroneXL.co, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews. Haye is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ dronexl.co or @hayekesteloo.

Add comment

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  • ;