Hylio, Inc.

Autonomous drones for precision agriculture

Hylio, Inc.

Autonomous drones for precision agriculture

Richmond, TX
Agriculture
Technology
Hylio develops and offers innovative drone systems that completely automate precision agriculture processes. Using Hylio’s technology, farmers/producers can now apply crop treatments directly to problem areas, allowing farmers to increase yields by addressing pests and deficiencies with more accuracy and efficacy.

$475,598

raised
531
Investors
$35M
Valuation
$3.50
Price per Share
$199.50
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

$475,598

raised
531
Investors
$35M
Valuation
$3.50
Price per Share
$199.50
Min. Investment
Common
Shares Offered
Equity
Offering Type
$1.07M
Offering Max
Reg CF
Offering

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Reasons to Invest

Hylio is at the intersection of the Agricultural Equipment Market ($139B in 2018), Global Drone Market ($43B by 2024), Agtech Market ($22B by 2025), and the Precision Agricultural Market ($11B by 2025)
We have customers across 6 countries, including the Government of El Salvador, Texas A&M, RiceTec, Mitre Corporation, AgEagle, King Ranch, and 21st Century Equipment. Hylio's YoY sales have been growing at a 347.25% average rate since 2019.
Hylio has developed revolutionary, proprietary technology assets in-house; including the industry leading drone control software AgroSol

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Hylio designs and offers Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) that automate precision crop treatment processes. Hylio’s AgroDrones have already treated tens of thousands of acres across the globe and our customer base is rapidly growing. Our integrated hardware/software solution transforms the way that farmers are able to care for their crops.


Our goal is to create a world where farming is incredibly productive, always sustainable, and completely automated.

We are proudly American owned and operated.

The Problem


Food production must double by 2050 to meet the demand of the world’s growing population

In order to prevent starvation on a global scale, we need to produce more, with less. Traditional farming methods simply cannot keep up with the rapidly increasing need for more food. (source)


This is a compounding problem; our growing population requires more land to live on, reducing the amount of land that can be used for food production. This means that we must become far more efficient with each acre that we farm.

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Current Farming Methods Won’t Cut It


Current crop care methods are dangerous, imprecise, and inefficient. These antiquated techniques and technologies must be replaced with smarter tools in order for us to sustainably produce enough food on fewer and fewer acres.

The Solution


Autonomous AgroDrones that make precision agriculture easy and accessible

Unlike traditional methods, our platforms can intelligently identify and then specifically treat problem areas. Using Hylio’s AgroDrones, producers can dramatically reduce waste while simultaneously improving yields.

DIAGNOSE

Identify problem areas using data gathered from sensors

PRESCRIBE

Automatically convert data to an action plan using Hylio’s AgroSol ground control software

TREAT

Just click “Takeoff” to deploy a fleet of autonomous drones to apply precision treatment.

The Market


Capturing sizable portions of rapidly growing global markets

Hylio's triple market opportunity is estimated to be worth a total of $204B by 2025. The Agricultural Equipment market was valued at $139 Billion in 2018 and is expected to grow at a rate of 8.9% CAGR. The Agricultural Technology market is expected to reach $22B by 2025 and the Global Drone Market is anticipated to grow to $43 Billion by 2024

VC investment into ag-tech has grown 75% since 2014. Recent improvements in the market infrastructure and a growing recognition of food scarcity problems is driving capital to the sector.

Our Traction


Many customers are already utilizing Hylio’s systems.

Our customers include family farms, universities, governments, other agtech businesses, and large scale agricultural production companies. Hylio’s technology is powerful and flexible enough to fill an important role in nearly every ag-production operation, regardless of size.

Technology & Products


  • Robust hardware systems that have logged thousands of real working hours

  • Industry-leading software that includes intuitive planning, autonomous fleet control, and artificial intelligence

Regulations


  • FAA Part 44807 certifications on aircraft
  • One of 39 organizations in the USA that have an FAA Part 137 certification for UAS crop spraying

What We Do


We created a crop-spraying drone system that is extremely easy to use and reliable

Our mission is to make farming easier and more successful for everyone.

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POWERFUL HARDWARE


Our systems are efficient, rugged, and reliable. The AgroDrones are simple to deploy; an entire fleet can be up and running in a matter of minutes. Redundant GPS systems and altimetry sensors ensure that the UAS maintain precise routing. Millimeter-wave radars can detect and avoid objects as small as wire fencing.

INTELLIGENT SOFTWARE


Through the AgroSol interface, you can import crop data which is used to automatically generate targeted missions for the AgroDrones. This data can be gathered by tools such as machine learning and multispectral sensors. Producers save time and money by targeting the problem areas with pinpoint accuracy. 


EASY PLANNING


Create your own missions OR import prescription maps

Broadcast spray: Great for systemic products

Target the problem areas. Save time and chemicals. Protect the entire field by spraying just a fraction of it.

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The Business Model


Turn-key robotic solutions that integrate hardware, software, and services seamlessly.

We offer varied models and pricing structures that fit customer needs


Upfront Purchase


Hylio offers full-stack UAS solutions that are ready to work right out of the box. Thanks to our streamlined manufacturing processes, we can offer competitive pricing on these packages while retaining strong margins for our company. These margins fuel our growth and allow us to maintain our excellent technical support infrastructure. With the upfront purchase of our system, the customer gains lifetime access to our basic AgroSol Ground Control software, but they can also access premium features through tiers of subscription fees (see below). Hylio plans to secure financing and leasing arrangements in order to offer customers more flexibility in their payment methods.

Our UAS kits include everything the customer needs to put the system to work immediately. This includes the aircraft, batteries, chargers, ground station components, tools, and a 1-year manufacturer warranty. Every one of our customers has access to unlimited remote technical support and we offer fast, effective, and affordable physical servicing when needed.


R.a.a.S Robots as a Service

We have begun implementing a R.a.a.S lease-style model in order to further increase the accessibility of our products and widen our market penetration. Our backend is able to track usage of our machines which enables us to intelligently bill customers; they pay more when they use it more and vice versa. This can be useful for customers that prefer operating expenses over capital assets or those that have an acute, short-term need for our solutions. As Hylio’s infrastructure expands, we will be able to field a larger fleet of UAS for the RAAS-style offering. Pay rates will vary depending on which model(s) the client is utilizing and which additional software features the client chooses to access (see below).


Recurring Software Revenue


We will soon launch optional, recurring software services that current and future customers can access to enhance their operations. Both customers that purchase up-front, and those on the R.a.a.S model, can access these subscription software services.

How We Are Different


Hylio has already commercialized its products and has paying users

While other companies in the space rely on 3rd party products for control and mission generation, Hylio owns and develops its core technology in-house. This IP is extremely valuable in a world where effective control of autonomous robotics is becoming increasingly important. 


We have already commercialized our products and have paying users whose real-world feedback helps ensure that Hylio products always maintain the edge within the industry.

Hylio’s software allows for truly autonomous fleet control from a central computer (laptop, tablets included). Customers of other UAS platforms (such as DJI) frequently report operational issues in the field such as poor GPS connection and crashing software. Hylio designed its systems to work reliably in even the most challenging environments. Hylio’s technology does not need the internet to function and can operate in GPS-denied areas if need be. 

Customer service is a top priority for Hylio. We ensure that our customers are able to email, call, or video chat a real human being when they have questions or need technical assistance.

The Vision


We envision a world where humanity's food production is completely automated

2021-2022 PRODUCT GOALS:

  • Expand Machine Learning Tools

  • Completely automated charging/filling

  • Expand Pest Identification

  • Intelligent crop data forecasting

Instead of having to perform dangerous and tedious manual tasks, farmers can focus on strategizing and making creative decisions. Agricultural workers who traditionally performed repetitive, labor-intensive roles can now focus on optimizing and innovating farming practices. We will see an exponential increase in food production worldwide from this explosion of strategic contributions.

Why Invest


Hylio has already proven itself as a leader in the precision agriculture revolution

With primarily bootstrapped funding, we have already managed to make tremendous strides in technological development, product design, and commercialization. We plan to use this capital to exponentially accelerate our rate of innovation, allowing more producers to access our solutions, sooner. By continuing to offer game-changing products, technologies, and services, we intend to cement ourselves as a premier provider of critical precision agriculture tools

We hope to generate business with more companies and producers around the world; making us an incredibly resilient and attractive corporate investment. By investing in Hylio, you have a chance to contribute to technology that can have a positive impact on the Earth and its people.

oUR TEAM


A diverse collection of professionals from multiple industries who all contribute valuable perspectives

Not only does our team include technology experts from engineering, computer science, and business backgrounds, but many on our team also have grown up living and working in the ag sector. We have farmers, ranchers, ag-chemical applicators, and agronomists that ensure that our products live up to the needs and desires of the ag production industry. 

Offering Summary


Company

:

Hylio, Inc.

Corporate Address

:

1020 Agnes Road, Richmond, TX 77469

Offering Minimum

:

$9,999.50

Offering Maximum

:

$106,995.00

Minimum Investment Amount

(per investor)

:

$199.50











Terms


Offering Type

:

Equity

Security Name

:

Common Stock

Minimum Number of Shares Offered

:

2,857

Maximum Number of Shares Offered

:

30,570

Price per Share

:

$3.50

Pre-Money Valuation

:

$35,000,000.00











*Maximum Number of Shares Offered subject to adjustment for bonus shares. See Bonus info below.

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Time-Based

Friends and Family Early Birds

Invest within the first 72 hours and receive an additional 15% bonus shares.

Super Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the next 72 hours and receive an additional 10% bonus shares.

Early Bird Bonus

Invest within the next 7 days and receive an additional 5% bonus shares.

Investment Incentives and Bonuses*

Amount-Based:

$500+ 

T-Shirt

$1,000+

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T Shirt & Hat + Access to a Hylio Investor Community Slack Channel; 5% bonus shares

$10,00+

 T-Shirt & Hat + Access to a Hylio Investor Community Slack Channel; 10% bonus shares

$75,000+

T-Shirt & Hat + Access to a Hylio Investor Community Slack Channel; 15% bonus shares;15% discount on purchase of Hylio UAS kit OR dinner with a Founder (with travel expenses paid up to a limit of $1,500.00)

*All perks occur when the offering is completed.

The 10% StartEngine Owners' Bonus

Hylio Inc., will offer 10% additional bonus shares for all investments that are committed by investors that are eligible for the StartEngine Crowdfunding Inc. OWNer's bonus.

This means eligible StartEngine shareholders will receive a 10% bonus for any shares they purchase in this offering. For example, if you buy 100 shares of Class B Common Stock at $3.50 / share, you will receive 110 shares of Class B Common Stock, meaning you'll own 110 shares for $385. Fractional shares will not be distributed and share bonuses will be determined by rounding down to the nearest whole share.

This 10% Bonus is only valid during the investors eligibility period. Investors eligible for this bonus will also have priority if they are on a waitlist to invest and the company surpasses its maximum funding goal. They will have the first opportunity to invest should room in the offering become available if prior investments are cancelled or fail.

Investors will only receive a single bonus, which will be the highest bonus rate they are eligible for.

Irregular Use of Proceeds

We will not incur any irregular use of proceeds.

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Most recent fiscal year-end:
Prior fiscal year-end:
Total Assets
$597,858.00 USD
$367,807.00 USD
Cash And Cash Equivalents
$156,651.00 USD
$50,034.00 USD
Accounts Receivable
$13,981.00 USD
$49,334.00 USD
Short Term Debt
$194,284.00 USD
$64,158.00 USD
Long Term Debt
$154,410.00 USD
$149,027.00 USD
Revenues And Sales
$1,060,611.00 USD
$254,038.00 USD
Costs Of Goods Sold
$591,621.00 USD
$94,390.00 USD
Taxes Paid
$0.00 USD
$0.00 USD
Net Income
$84,542.00 USD
-$94,309.00 USD

Risks

A crowdfunding investment involves risk. You should not invest any funds in this offering unless you can afford to lose your entire investment. In making an investment decision, investors must rely on their own examination of the issuer and the terms of the offering, including the merits and risks involved. These securities have not been recommended or approved by any federal or state securities commission or regulatory authority. Furthermore, these authorities have not passed upon the accuracy or adequacy of this document. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission does not pass upon the merits of any securities offered or the terms of the offering, nor does it pass upon the accuracy or completeness of any offering document or literature. These securities are offered under an exemption from registration; however, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has not made an independent determination that these securities are exempt from registration.


Updates

The Precision Agriculture Loan (PAL) Act

1 day ago


This month, U.S. Senators Fischer and Klobuchar introduced the Precision Agriculture Loan (PAL) Act. The purpose of this legislation is to make it easier for producers to invest in precision agriculture equipment that, “make their operations more efficient, environmentally-friendly, and productive,” according to Sen. Fischer.

Below are a few highlights from the office of Sen. Deb Fischer regarding the PAL Act’s function and importance:

“The World Economic Forum estimates that if just a quarter of the world's farms adopted precision agricultural practices, farm yields globally could increase by 15 percent. Greenhouse gas emissions and water use would decrease by 10 percent and 20 percent, respectively.”

“It would be the first federal loan program dedicated entirely to precision agriculture. Instead of paying upwards of 5 percent in interest, producers would be eligible for interest rates lower than 2 percent through the new program with loan terms from 3 to 12 years in length. These loans would cover any precision agriculture technology that improves efficiency or reduces inputs.”

Here at Hylio we are thrilled to see that precision agriculture is being increasingly recognized as vital to the continuing success of farming in the U.S. and beyond. This PAL Act has not yet been voted into effect, but this is certainly a promising sign for the future of the agricultural industry. Hopefully, farmers will soon be able to utilize this framework to gain easier access to precision ag tools, such as Hylio’s AgroDrone Technology.

You can find a one-page summary of the proposed PAL Act here.

You can read the full text of the Pal Act here.


SUPPORT PRECISION AGRICULTURE WITH AN INVESTMENT IN HYLIO

Hylio CEO Interview on RFD-TV

13 days ago


Arthur Erickson (Hylio CEO and Co-Founder) did a brief interview on RFD-TV this week. RFD-TV, the flagship network of Rural Media Group, Inc., is a leading provider of multimedia content for rural audiences. RFD-TV reaches more than 52 million homes. Although the interview was relatively short (2.5 minutes), it will be heard by millions of Americans in Hylio’s target market! Click here to watch/listen to Arthur’s interview on the future of food production.



GET IN ON THE GROUND FLOOR OF PRECISION AGRICULTURE!

INVEST IN HYLIO

Notice of Funds Disbursement

14 days ago

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Notice of Funds Disbursement

26 days ago

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Hylio Hits $400K Funding Milestone

27 days ago


Hylio has passed yet another funding milestone! Thank you to all of the investors who have contributed to the campaign thus far. With the support of your investments, we’re already deploying groundbreaking technology to real farms, right now.

Like our campaign, our sales are growing at an explosive rate. Last month alone, we earned more than $270K in revenue from selling our AgroDrone systems to producers and service operators. This is an 827% increase from August 2020!

If you haven’t already invested in our Regulation CF campaign, I urge you to join us as we continue to transform farming operations worldwide.   



INVEST IN HYLIO’S PRECISION AG TECH NOW!


Sincerely,

Arthur Erickson, CEO/Co-Founder

Interview with Hylio CEO, Arthur Erickson

29 days ago


A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to hop onto a phone call with KC Sheperd (Associate farm director at Radio Oklahoma Ag Network) to discuss Hylio’s technology and current place in the market. During the interview, I discuss many of the primary advantages of our AgroDrone technology when compared to traditional crop care methods. If you’re interested in learning more about how farmers utilize our products, then I recommend you check out the interview. You can read a brief, written summary about our discussion here; you can listen to the full interview audio here



SUPPORT AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION WITH AN INVESTMENT IN HYLIO!


Sincerely,

Arthur Erickson, CEO/Co-Founder

Hylio Inside Look with YouTuber Farmer Dan

about 1 month ago

Daniel Sell is a farmer based out of Booker, Texas. Not only does Dan manage the Sell Family Farm, but he’s also an active YouTuber; his channel is FarmerDan 97. Hylio invited Farmer Dan down to our headquarters so that he could get an inside look into Hylio’s AgroDrones and AgroSol software. Dan took us up on our offer and recently posted a great video to his channel that covers his visit with us. Check out the video to learn more about Hylio’s technology from the perspective of a genuine Texan farmer.



Help us transform farms around the world. 

Invest in Hylio today!

 

Notice of Funds Disbursement

about 1 month ago

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Hear From a Hylio Customer on the Sharkfarmer Podcast

about 2 months ago


One of Hylio’s B2B customers, KT Precision AG, went onto the Sharkfarmer Podcast to discuss their experience using Hylio’s technology for their business. You can check out Sharkfarmer podcast episode 268 to hear Mark Black and Matt Brooks (owners of KT Precision AG)  talk about our AgroDrones and how they utilize them to offer spraying services in Illinois. The drone related conversation begins at the 21:10 mark in the podcast; they start talking about Hylio specifically at  35:37. Mark and Matt cover a wide range of topics, including: what they use their AG-122 AgroDrone for, FAA regulations, mission planning, workflow, our AgroSol software, and more. 



Help Hylio reach more customers like KT Precision AG.

Make an Investment in Hylio Today!

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about 2 months ago

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FUNDING MILESTONE: $300K

about 2 months ago

Thanks to all of your support, Hylio has passed the $300K milestone! Our campaign’s incredible momentum is fueling innovation in nearly every aspect of our business. With this financial backing, we’ve been able to make tremendous strides in software development, hardware deployment, sales, and more. We’re extremely proud to be leading the charge in the precision agriculture industry.


Thank you all for investing in the future of farming. There will be many more exciting updates to come!


 Sincerely,

Arthur Erickson, CEO/Co-Founder

Hylio Featured in BBC Article

2 months ago


Back in 2018, Hylio was featured in a BBC article titled, “The crop-spraying drones that go where tractors can’t”. Nick Nawratil (Hylio COO) had sat down with a London-based freelance reporter, Chris Baraniuk, to discuss Hylio’s business operations in El Salvador at the time. We wanted to share this older article with our investor community because it shows how far we have come in just the past three years. 

In the article, you’ll see images of some of our earliest AgroDrone prototypes; barebones contraptions which are a far cry from the sleek products we sell today. Our early systems were far from perfect, but they still provided incredible value to many producers in the Central American region at the time. 

Now in 2021, we have no intention of slowing down. Since the time this article was written in 2018, Hylio has made incredible progress as a technology company. In the next three years, and beyond, we plan on innovating at an even faster pace! The financial support we receive from our investor community is crucial to accomplishing this goal. Thank you all for your continued support in our company and its ambitious goals.



Support Hylio’s Ground-Breaking Innovation by Investing Today!

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2 months ago

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Hylio Customer Spotlight: Luttrell Farms

3 months ago


Luttrell Farms is a family owned and operated farm located in Dundee, Kentucky. Jeffrey Luttrell’s grandfather moved to Dundee and started the farm in the 1950’s. Since then, the farm has expanded steadily; the Luttrells now grow about 4000 acres of corn and soybeans. Initially, Jeffrey purchased an AG-122 to spray fungicide on his corn, but he has now been using his AgroDrone for a wider variety of applications. Check out the video below to hear Jeffrey describe how he uses his AG-122 to create value on his family’s farm. 




Here at Hylio, we are proud that our products create value for not only large ag-corporations, but also family owned farms like the Luttrells’. Invest in Hylio today to help support the farming families that support our country.


JOIN HYLIO BY MAKING AN INVESTMENT TODAY!

Hylio Customer Spotlight: 21st Century Equipment LLC

3 months ago


21st Century Equipment LLC is a premier distributor of John Deere equipment with thousand of customers that visit their 16 locations spread across Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming. Earlier this year, 21st Century purchased an AgroDrone system from Hylio and is now showcasing and offering Hylio’s technology to their broad customer base of farmers and ranchers in the Plains area. 21st Century has knowledgeable and experienced staff members, such as Evan Hansmeier, that excel at explaining how innovative farm technology can add transformative value to existing agricultural operations. Check out the video below to hear Evan describe how producers can benefit from utilizing Hylio’s precision AgTech today. 



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FUNDING MILESTONE: OVER $200K

3 months ago



Hylio has crossed another major funding milestone with over $200K raised! We are incredibly thankful for the support of our current investors and we're excited to expand our community even further in the months ahead. 


Your investments are critical to advancing the state of the agriculture industry. Thanks to your backing, we’re able to continue delivering game changing technology to our rapidly growing list of customers. 


Thanks again for joining us at the beginning of our journey. In the coming years, our innovative technology will add tremendous value to the food production system that you and I rely on. 


Sincerely,

Arthur Erickson, CEO & Co-Founder


INVEST IN THE FUTURE OF FARMING TODAY!

Notice of Funds Disbursement

3 months ago

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Hylio Customer Spotlight: Richard Crosby at Coastal Spray

3 months ago

Richard Crosby is the operations manager at Coastal Spray, a company that specializes in industrial grounds maintenance. Coastal Spray employs over 250 people to perform a wide range of vegetation management operations in Texas, Louisiana, California, and the Midwest. For many of these applications, spray drones are the best tool for the job due to their accuracy and ability to reach areas that traditional equipment can’t. Check out the video below to hear Richard talk about his experience using spray drones for his business.



Invest in the future of agriculture by investing in Hylio today!

Hylio Tech Spotlight: Using Artificial Intelligence to Identify and Eliminate Invasive Plants on Texas Ranches

4 months ago


Huisache is a tough, invasive tree that is common throughout much of Texas. If allowed to spread on a ranch, Huisache begins to negatively affect production of grasses, thus reducing the food supply of grazing cattle. Grazing shortages like this force ranchers to spend more on external food sources (such as hay) which can dramatically increase operational costs. Huisache can be incredibly difficult, expensive, and time consuming to manage and if not managed properly, the results can be devastating. For example, simply cutting/mowing Huisache multiplies the problem; once they’ve been cut and land in the soil, pieces of Huisache can grow into new, full plants themselves. One of the most effective methods for eliminating Huisache is to individually target the plants with a mixture of herbicides. However, for pasture land with hundreds of Huisache plants per acre, this task can be daunting and practically impossible using traditional methods.


Hylio is applying machine learning and its AgroDrones to streamline the identification and elimination of this aggressive plant. Using video captured from a Mavic Pro shot at 4096x2160 resolution and 24 fps, Hylio staff surveyed approximately 400 acres of Texas pasture land in the Houston area that was suffering from an abundance of Huisache plants. The survey was conducted at an altitude of 100 feet. After training the machine learning model using a sampling of still frames from the video, the model was able to predict Huisache plants accurately. In many cases, the model was able to identify Huisache with 100% accuracy, such as in the image posted above. That being said, the model is not yet 100% accurate across all cases, but the current results are sufficient enough for Hylio’s AgroDrones to begin spot-treating these plants. With additional data and refinement of the model, Hylio should be able to identify Huisache with near-perfect accuracy across the vast majority of conditions. 


This is just one example of a difficult problem currently plaguing producers that can be solved faster, cheaper, and more effectively using a combination of Hylio’s AgroDrones and machine learning technology. Hylio is currently deploying similar techniques to identify and eliminate a multitude of invasive species, weeds, and unwanted plants from other types production operations.


Invest in Hylio today and help our AgroDrones and AI solve more Ag-challenges around the world! 

Hylio Partners with Robotic Skies to Streamline Maintenance and Repairs

4 months ago

Hylio has partnered with Robotic Skies to offer fast, affordable, and convenient servicing of its products from over 200 locations worldwide. Robotic Skies, a company that has received funding from Boeing, has a global network of technicians that are trained to repair and maintain UAS according to strict, manned-aviation standards. Robotic Skies also works with other prominent UAS companies such as AeroVironment and Matternet.



Thanks to this partnership, Hylio’s customers will be able to utilize local service centers that have been certified to handle Hylio’s systems, decreasing turnaround time for maintenance and repairs, while also reducing logistical costs. Thanks to this service network, Hylio’s customers’ operations will be further optimized; they will be able to focus purely on crop care applications due to their access to white-glove repair and maintenance services.  

Notice of Funds Disbursement

4 months ago

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Huge Distribution Channel Acquired!

4 months ago

Hylio's  AG-116 AgroDrone  has been chosen to appear on the exclusive Beck's Hybrids Rewards catalogue.


Each year, Beck’s Hybrids selects just a few dozen products to showcase on their Rewards catalogue which is distributed to more than 60,000 farmers across the US!


Hylio AG-116 Demonstration at the annual Beck's field show, Becknology Days


The program provides a streamlined way for Beck’s Hybrids’ customers to purchase and access technology like Hylio’s AgroDrones to improve their farming.


By onboarding established distributors like Beck's Hybrids, Hylio can get its products to the farmers that need them.

Over $120K Raised in the First 72 Hours!

5 months ago

Hylio surpassed $120K in funding within 72 hours of launching!


We're off to an explosive start on our first equity crowdfunding raise thanks to our early investors. We appreciate all of the support we've received so far and we're determined to keep the momentum going. Every investment we receive is an investment into the future of farming. Stay tuned for many exciting updates to come.


21st Century Equipment testing their new Hylio AG-110 spray drone in Scottsbluff, Nebraska


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