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Our Story

Guardian Agriculture develops autonomous eVTOL systems for sustainable farming on a commercial scale. Our mission is to provide every grower access to safe, effective and precise aerial application—empowering farmers to refine their chemical use and grow more with less.

OUR STORY

Growing the Future of eVTOL

In 2017, Guardian’s founders envisioned a world where large-scale eVTOL systems drive profits while making meaningful, positive impacts on our future. Advances across flight dynamics, AI and electric vehicles were ripe to serve a greater purpose. They found their first opportunity in agriculture. By guarding farm fields with less waste and greater care, Guardian’s eVTOL craft will both increase profits and accelerate sustainable practices–at scale.

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ADAM BERCU

Co-Founder & CEO

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JEFF SPARKS

COO

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DAN LANDERS

VP Hardware Engineering

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DAN CODY

VP Software Engineering

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KEVIN MCDONALD

VP Aerial Operations

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KRISTINE CHIEN SELBY

Chief of Staff

Our Journey So Far

2017

GUARDIAN IS FOUNDED
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Guardian’s vision for eVTOL attracted our original multidisciplinary team of engineers, developers, fabricators and innovators. These inventive minds–combining advances from aviation, robotics and autonomous automotive–developed our first vehicle, Alpha.

2018

BETA IS LAUNCHED
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Our first true prototype, Beta, had a 50 gallon payload and 7-foot propellers. Though too large for our initial target market, it demonstrated the scalability of the power train and avionics.

2020

SC1 LAUNCHED AND 
FAA CERTIFICATION FLIGHTS
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Using learnings from Eva, we built the SC1, our 3rd generation system and first production unit. A step-change in reliability, safety and performance. FAA certification flights took place toward the end of 2020, and we received our first SAC-EC.

2017

PROOF OF CONCEPT TAKES SHAPE
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Our Alpha craft demonstrated our initial concept—a high payload, US-built, fully-electric system capable of doing real work on American farms.

2019

EVA LAUNCHED
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Our second prototype, Eva, was the first to go through field trials. We tested reliability, spray pattern, usability and precision on multiple crop types in multiple locations.

2021

FIRST CUSTOMER ACQUIRED
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The first commercial orders for our SC1 are placed for 2023 delivery.

GUARDIAN PARTNERS

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