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A chance encounter with a drone in Ahmedabad in 2016, sparked Mr Sagar Koteswararao’s interest in drones. 

Little did he know that this newfound fascination of his would burgeon into Joora Drones a venture altering the conventional way of surveying and infrastructure development.

The inception of Joora Drones heralded a new era in aerial photography and videography services in and around Visakhapatnam and has since then become a go to drone consulting company offering a wide range of professional services. 

The company’s focus is mainly towards surveying, 3D mapping, inspections, land use & land cover and Volumetric analysis.

A pivotal moment arose when Sagar recognized an untapped niche—drone shoot services. This epiphany led to the capture of Sri Vinayaka Nimmajanam, marking the genesis of monetizing his drone expertise.

2017 proved to be the watershed year as Joora Drones officially came into existence. With the guidance of ITDA PO Paderu Ravi Patanshetty, Sagar secured opportunities for various projects, including the prestigious Girijan Festival. 

Another milestone arrived in 2018 with a time-lapse video showcasing the construction of a railway subway for Rajgopal Constructions in Pendurthi, Visakhapatnam.

The company’s evolution pivoted in 2019 when Sagar ventured beyond aerial services. A quest for innovation led him to explore drone automation and digital photogrammetry through online courses, shifting the company’s focus towards surveying, 3D mapping, inspections, land use & land cover and volumetric analysis.

Thus, drone surveying emerged as Joora Drones’ flagship service. 

Some of their key services include generating comprehensive outputs like orthomosaic, digital surface models, terrain models, and contours which help civil engineers, architects and contractors alike in their design plans. Speaking on revenues he said “It is a revenue generating company” and claims to have served more than 50+ clients with 170+ projects accomplished till date.

Below is a brief snapshot of the Startup:

Founder & CEO : Sagar Koteswararao 

Started in the Year : 2017 

Industry / Space : Drone & aerospace

Number of Team Members : 10

Looking for:  New Clients (civil & architecture associated companies)

Claim To Fame : When our work was shared on social media by Piyush Goyal & Ministry of Railways in 2018.

Revenues : Generation  phase

Company’s Culture :  

     Aggressive       Methodical       Easy Going

PTIM (Person that inspires me): Dhirubhai Ambani. If you don’t build your dream someone will hire you to help build theirs.


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