Lumenier News

Lumenier Ignites the Drone Industry with Investment from Pfingsten

- 10/03/2017

Lumenier has successfully secured financial funding by partnering with Pfingsten for the drone industry’s first private equity investment.

Pfingsten, an operationally-focused private equity firm, made a strategic move to be the first private equity investor in the drone industry by investing heavily in Lumenier and GetFPV’s future growth.

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“I truly believe this is a huge watershed moment for the drone racing, hobbyist and commercial industries.” said Tim Nilson, Founder and CEO of Lumenier and GetFPV. “This partnership with Pfingsten will allow us to invest heavily in new product development, ramp up our production capacity and improve customer service to satisfy our loyal customers. Our industry has been plagued with long design delays and product backorders. Our new financial partners will allow us to get product in the hands of our customers and dealers quicker, as well as bring new industry altering products to the market.” When asked about his next move, Tim Nilson said “My greatest career joy has been the drone industry. I love this industry and will remain the CEO at Lumenier and GetFPV for years to come. For me, I now have the financial backing to turn many new ideas into reality.”

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Lumenier is DRL's Official Antenna Supplier for FPV

- 06/22/2017

The Lumenier AXII 5.8GHz Video Antenna is specifically designed to perform extremely well under intense drone racing conditions. "The quality of the pilots video link is one of the most critical aspects of amateur and professional drone racing.” says Tim Nilson, President of Lumenier. “The AXII Antenna ensures a reliable video link at high speeds, with several pilots in the air, and in challenging RF environments."

"Lumenier is one of the most respected gear designers in the drone racing market." said Nick Horbaczewski, DRL's CEO. "We are thrilled to have them as a partner this season."

 DRL has recently been named "One of the Most Innovative Companies of 2017" by Fast Company. DRL has chosen the Lumenier AXII 5.8GHz Video Antenna to use on their FPV "Racer 3" for the 2017 season.

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Teal Drones Chooses Lumenier Gear for its New Racing Drone

- 05/31/2017

Teal Drones has partnered with premier racing drone component design and manufacturing company Lumenier for optimal speed and performance. Three critical Lumenier components will be used in the Teal Sport Racer: Lumenier motors, a Lumenier antenna and Lumenier propellers. 

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Teal Drones had already been praised by Wired Magazine, CNET and Mashable for its soon to be in production, consumer drone. Few people realized that, in parallel, they were architecting a racing drone. “Last year we began looking more closely at the racing drone market. Lumenier became an obvious top tier partner given their long track record of producing durable, high-performance racing drone gear,” said Teal Drones CEO George Matus. “We particularly like that Lumenier does its design and rapid prototyping in the U.S., leveraging feedback from the best racing drone pilots on the planet.”

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Top 10 New Drone Products Released in 2016

- 01/03/2017

 The Lumenier engineering team designed and released several new products this season, all geared toward improving the FPV drone pilot experience and drone racing performance.

“The performance and capabilities of drones have changed dramatically since I first got into this business 4 years ago.” says Tim Nilson, Founder and Owner of Lumenier. “The drones have quickly become smaller, faster and provide more acceleration, thrust and maneuverability than ever before.”

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Lumenier's New 24,000 SQ FT Facility for Drone Design and Fulfillment

- 01/03/2017

FPV Drone Racing and Freestyle flying have been growing exponentially over the past few years. Drone Racing Leagues have been popping up around the world, attracting sponsors and networks like ESPN, Bud Light, Mountain Dew, AIG, GoPro, Ernst & Young and more. "I started this business just 4 years ago working evenings out of a small New York City apartment” says Tim Nilson, Founder and Owner of Lumenier. “I'm humbled to be already outgrowing our first commercial building, and now building a facility five times as big from the ground up."

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