tech:

taffy

DroneBase raises $12 million

Drone operations company DroneBase has raised $12 million in Series B funding. Union Square Ventures and Upfront Ventures co-led the round, alongside DJI and new investors Hearst Ventures and Pritzker Group. This brings DroneBase’s total funding to $17 million.

DroneBase recently completed 100,000 commercial drone missions for enterprise clients across various industries such as real estate, insurance, telecommunications, construction, and media, said the company in a statement. DroneBase says it is able to turn around a client mission in less than 48 hours anywhere in the United States, with pilots active in all 50 states and over 60 countries.

[Image courtesy: DroneBase]

Also see:

TransUnion to acquire Neustar for $3.1B

TransUnion has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Neustar from a private investment group led by Golden Gate Capital and with minority participation by GIC.

Huvr raises $5M

Huvr, a cloud-based industrial asset management solution company, has raised $5 million.

American Express acquires fintech company Kabbage

American Express has entered into an agreement to acquire Kabbage, a financial technology company that provides cash flow management solutions to small businesses.

AP to equip visual journalists globally with Sony imaging products

Sony and The Associated Press (AP) have inked a collaboration that will make Sony the exclusive imaging products and support provider for AP news photographers and video journalists globally.

Equifax acquires Ansonia

Equifax has acquired Ansonia, a provider of business credit, collections, and account receivable data used by financial institutions, creditors, and businesses focused on the transportation and logistics industries.