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Against All Odds: The Story of the World’s First Cargo Drone Airline with Svilen Rangelov from Dronamics

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In our latest podcast episode, we explore the journey of Svilen Rangelov, the co-founder and CEO of Dronamics, the world’s first cargo drone airline

Svilen’s passion for fast, affordable, and green freight is transforming the way goods are moved across the globe. 

Dronamics is the company he co-founded with his brother Konstantin in 2014 and in this episode, Svilen shares the story of how they built Dronamics from the ground up, overcoming nearly 700 rejections, plenty of skepticism, and challenges in the tech industry

Dronamics develops and operates large, long-range drones built specifically for cargo to serve a variety of industries: from pharma to food, from e-commerce to spare parts.  

Their full-scale flagship drone, the Black Swan, recently successfully completed its first test flight.

In his conversation with Irina, Svilen explains the vision behind creating an airline, rather than just a product, to offer same-day delivery services over long distances.

The CEO of Dronamics delves into the strategic decision of starting the company in Bulgaria, a contrarian bet that turned into a talent filter for those deeply committed to the vision. Svilen shares insights on how their hands-on approach and commitment to innovation led them to build their own equipment and machinery, creating a solid foundation for growth.

Svilen opens up about Dronamics’ long-term vision, aiming to turn the company into a generational one, making a positive impact on a global scale.

Svilen and his team aim to continue innovating the aviation industry, redefine logistics, and democratize access to rapid and reliable goods delivery. 

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