Quidich claims to own the world’s largest drone fleet, and is expanding the usage of aerial vehicles across industries – from entertainment to urban planning.
At a glance
Startup: Quidich Innovation Labs
Founders: Rahat Kulshreshtha, Gaurav Mehta
Year it was founded: 2013
Where it is based: Mumbai
The problem it solves: Need for drones and unmanned aerial vehicles in filmmaking, television broadcasting, and surveillance
Sector: Aerial tech and hardware
Funding raised: Bootstrapped
Quidich Innovation Labs started at a time (2013) when drones were almost unheard of. Amazon was yet to promise drone deliveries, aerial filming was still being done on helicopters, and drone cameras that could capture lush 360-degree cityscapes were nearly non-existent.
Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), came to be associated with military operations in obscure places. Everyday life was still untouched by them. Over the last few years, however, drones have become more ubiquitous. Their benefits have surfaced across