Norwegian autonomous drone delivery startup Aviant takes to the skies with $2.3 million (

November 25, 2022

Originally published by on 17 November

Trondheim-based autonomous drone delivery service Aviant has raised $2.3 million in a seed funding round aimed at scaling operations.

Aviant was born in 2020 at MIT where co-founders Herman Øie Kolden and Lars Erik Matsson Fagernæs offered up a drone-based response to the global pandemic, initially flying biological samples between hospitals in Norway and Sweden. As we’ve seen with a number of pandemic-born projects, the biosamples quickly expanded far beyond the company’s initial use case, adding the transportation of blood samples, milk samples, water samples, and even spare parts to wind turbines to its roster.

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