Charis UAS, a pioneering drone startup, based in Kigali, has raised a substantial yet undisclosed investment from XM2 PURSUIT, a global player in the moving camera market, based in the UK, to accelerate its expansion across Africa.
In a news release, Eric Rutayisire Muziga, the founder and CEO of Charis UAS, welcomed the news and said they were delighted to work with a cutting-edge company like XM2 PURSUIT.
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The funding would help the start-up expand its market reach and consolidate its role in Africa as a pioneer in drone services.
Charis UAS operates in Tanzania, Gabon, Côte d’Ivoire, and Uganda as well.