3D Robotics Gets $5M

San Diego-based 3D Robotics, the developer and supplier of parts and technology for personal unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), has raised $5M in funding, from True Ventures and O'Reilly AlphaTech ventures. The firm said Jon Callaghan of True and Bryce Roberts at O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures have joined the company's board. Chris Anderson, the editor of Wired, recently stepped down from Wired to join the startup full time. The company said it will be hiring more hardware and software engineers in San Diego because of the funding, and will also open up a new office in the Bay Area. More information »