Adam Bry is co-founder and CEO at Skydio, the leading US drone company, and the world leader in autonomous flight. He has two decades of experience with small UAS, starting as a national champion R/C airplane aerobatics pilot. As a grad student at MIT, he did award winning research that pioneered autonomous flight for drones, transferring much of what he learned as an R/C pilot into software that enables drones to fly themselves. After graduating from MIT, Adam co-founded Google[x]’s Project Wing. He has co-authored numerous technical papers and patents, and was also recognized on MIT’s TR35 list for young innovators. In 2021, Adam was appointed to the FAA’s Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee.
Skydio’s customers range from athletes and creators to critical infrastructure operators to law enforcement and the military. Skydio is the first US drone company to reach unicorn status and is backed by a16z,
IVP, Next47, Accel, institutions (NVIDIA, Lockheed Martin), and angel investors (Elad Gil, Naval Ravikant, Kevin Durant).