The Mexican Immigrant Who Set Up a Global Drone Firm

Key investment

Back when Mr Muñoz was working on his first prototype, he started to put up posts about his progress on a website for other DIY drone enthusiasts.

In addition to the advice and encouragement he got from fellow hobbyists, one man was so impressed that he sent Mr Muñoz $500 (£325) to help carry on his work.

The person who provided the money was influential journalist and author Chris Anderson, who at the time was editor in chief of technology magazine Wired, which is based in San Francisco.

The two men started a regular email and telephone correspondence, and Mr Muñoz eventually built and sold several dozen prototype drones.

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