Kiwi drone startup Dotterel Technologies has raised $1.06m from Sydney-based Jelix Ventures, which specialises in backing early-stage companies.

Other investors include managers, Sir Stephen Tindall’s K1W1 fund, Crown agency NZVIF, Techstars Australian Defence Accelerator and Auckland University’s commercialisation arm Uniservices (which has also had recent wins with Soul Machines and Power-by-Proxi).