Many commercial drone companies focus on a specific industry or service line, however Flyral welcomes all business opportunities at launch. “We are using a hybrid business model with a variety of service lines in order to serve a larger customer base in the Mid-South,”said Aaron Jaffe, Flyral Founder. “At its core, Flyral is really a marketing company- for now though, our drone expertise gives us an enormous competitive and technological advantage right out of the gate.”
About Drone Technology
Drones have become quite the buzzword lately. Over the last month, Google Trends reported enormous growth in searches for “drone” and drone related search terms. 60 Minutes, CNN and the Wall Street Journal have all done recent stories. Drones, or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) are expected to become a $89 billion dollar industry worldwide in the next decade (CNN via Teal Group). Companies such as DJI out of Austin, Texas and Atlanta Hobby of Atlanta, Georgia are just some of the businesses leading a once highly specialized industry into the more mainstream and commercial spotlight. “UAV technology can assist countless industries and Flyral wants to be a part of this growth in the Mid-South,” Jaffe said.
About Being a Startup in Memphis
With an emerging entrepreneurial spirit and infrastructure, Memphis was recently listed as a "10 Best Cities to Launch a Startup" by CNN News. Jaffe attended the recent startup conference “Everywhere Else Memphis” in March, where an all-start lineup of national startup CEO’s and founders spoke on what it meant to “start where you are”. The event message encouraged Jaffe to go ahead and launch Flyral in Memphis this Summer. “We have begun to build the foundation for a strong entrepreneurial and startup community in Memphis, so I think the time was right to test the water with the Flyral concept.”
About Flyral Founder Aaron Jaffe
While the “tech” aspect of a drone startup is exciting, Jaffe is particularly driven by the opportunity to showcase and share his selftaught creative vision with the Memphis business community. Aaron’s late mother Lisa attended Memphis State as an Art Major and his father Hal Jaffe has been a well known local photographer in the Memphis area for some time. I grew up in a creative household and it definitely influenced my vision,“ he said. “I earned my MSBA from Memphis in ’08 and since then I’ve held leadership positions in both the startup and marketing industries. If you add my creative talents to the mix, then taking on a startup project like Flyral makes a lot of sense.”
About Flyral Imaging
Founded in 2014 by Memphis entrepreneur Aaron Jaffe, Flyral Imaging is a startup drone tech company that provides imaging and marketing services for real estate, sporting events, tourism, general advertising, videography, photography and event promotion. Flyral serves Memphis, TN and the surrounding area. Visit www.flyral.co for more information or follow Flyral on Twitter at @flyral.