Having worked as City entrepreneurs since our late twenties, we finally decided to ditch our suits in 2017 and founded VantageUAV.
Our mission, quite simply: to build a company from the ground up with no initial seed capital or clients and create a global brand.
Simple… but by no means easy.
Firstly, ingratiating ourselves into relevant market ecosystems to gain understanding; working every waking hour; minimising every possible overhead, whilst continuing to earn an income elsewhere to pay our bills.
For the first two years we researched both the industry itself and numerous market verticals where drone technology could be readily implemented to vastly improve work streams.
Over this period, we employed the services of additional industry experts from both the manned and un-manned aviation sector to further bolster the breadth of their understanding and technical expertise.
Many market sectors remained sceptical of drone technology and its respective benefits. Many simply didn’t have budgets for new technology and many just didn’t know what they didn’t know. So, we invested our time and money, speaking to and connecting with as many people as we could and show them what drones could do for them. In all we spent 2 years travelling the globe spreading the word before finally, we started to gain traction.
It’s fair to say we’ve made a few mistakes along the way, but our dream remains on course.
We now have a wonderful team of people situated all across the globe. All with the same purpose and ambition. Our business model remains as robust as ever as we continue to strive towards our goal and most importantly, remembering to have fun!
– Jon Love & Richard Scriven, Co-Managing Directors of Vantage UAV