INDIANAPOLIS, July 10, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Arrive, the smart mailbox company formerly known as Dronedek, today announced that it raised more than $1.3 million from 428 investors, most of them new to the Indianapolis-based innovator. The funding round closed Friday, July 7.
It’s the second time Arrive has eclipsed $1 million in crowdfunding efforts. The company now has nearly 5,000 individual investors and has raised more than $9 million in its total fundraising efforts since the company was founded in 2014. The startup now employs 15 people worldwide.
“This demonstration of support for our product is really important as we get closer to distribution,” said Arrive CEO Dan O’Toole. “We’ve been working steadily for the past nine years, hitting all our targets and constantly iterating as the industry advances. We’re more than ready to be out there in the field.”
Arrive is poised to solve the biggest issues in package delivery. For consumers, that’s the security of the more than 36 million packages now commonly left unprotected on porches and driveways each day. An estimated 1.7 million packages a day are stolen before they could be picked up by their owners.
For businesses, Arrive helps shave costs of the most expensive and difficult part of the supply chain – the last mile – by adding a secure mailbox that can keep packages safe from theft and can accept delivery via human or autonomous means, all while providing documented chain-of-custody. By 2028, the autonomous last-mile delivery market is expected to surpass $51 billion.
For the world, autonomous delivery can help reduce carbon emissions created by traditional delivery means and will help reduce traffic congestion and safety issues. Experts estimate that 20-30 percent of a city’s CO2 emissions result from last-mile deliveries.
O’Toole is among the first in the United States to secure patents for a smart mailbox designed to securely accept packages delivered by drone and holds a first-position patent portfolio for the next-generation mailbox of autonomous and drone delivery.
About Arrive: Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Arrive (formerly Dronedek) is a pioneering technology company revolutionizing last-mile delivery and pickup. Founded by serial entrepreneur Dan O’Toole, Arrive addresses the evolving needs of autonomous drone and robotic delivery by unlocking the secure, seamless movement of goods and supplies between people, robots, and drones. The company’s smart Mailbox-as-a-Service platform and infrastructure solutions empower Autonomous Delivery Networks (ADNs) to operate more efficiently with secure and climate-assisted cargo space, smart alerts, and chain of custody. Capabilities are accessible in apps, APIs, and processes that help partners and customers get the most out of conventional carriers, couriers and ADNs. The company has raised more than $9 million from nearly 5,000 investors and forged strategic partnerships with many industry leaders. Learn more about Arrive’s innovative solutions at https://arrive.tech.