Discover how Fatema Hamdani (CEO and Co-founder of Kraus Hamdani Aerospace) realized the importance of being humble during times of crisis, and why she claims that a big part of her success has to do with choosing not to see a glass ceiling (12-minutes).
CEO BLINDSPOTS PODCAST GUEST: Fatema Hamdani. She is the CEO and Co-founder of Kraus Hamdani Aerospace, a triple-net company that is unlocking Unmanned Aerial Systems to augment and save lives, applied in everything from disaster relief and anti-poaching operations to military intelligence and reconnaissance.
KH Aerospace has built the world’s first fully electric, zero-emissions UAV with the longest airborne endurance in its category. KH Aerospace is breaking world records with UAVs that can travel longer distances, stay in flight longer and at higher altitudes than any before. Fatema’s company is shaking up the industry by making UAVs at a price point finally in reach of commercial enterprises and NGOs, instead of just governments. Projects with the armed services are showing what’s possible when startups fuse an innovative, entrepreneurial culture with the mission mindset of the military.
As a citizen of the world with a nearly two-decade record building startups, Fatema is keenly aware of the big challenges facing humanity and business today. She is relentlessly passionate about using aeronautics to contribute game-changing solutions. The foundation she started, DragonFly United, promises to fly our technology to higher heights for people and the planet.
Fatema was profiled in tech investor’s Nisa Amoils new book, WTF-Women Tech Founders on the Rise, was named as a Mobile Women to Watch and speaks globally on the themes of women in tech, fintech, AI, aerospace, and leadership. In 2020, she spoke at the World Economic Forum in Davos on the topic of technology and gender equality.
For more information about Fatema, visit https://krausaerospace.com/
CEO BLINDSPOTS HOST: Birgit Kamps. She started and sold HireSynergy LLC (an “Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Private Company” and a “Best Company to Work for in Texas”), held 3 terms as a Board Member of the Gulf Coast Workforce Commission, was the Chair of the Gulf Coast Workforce Education Committee, and is currently the CEO and founder of Hire Universe LLC. In additions, Birgit is the founder and host of this “CEO Blindspots” podcast which was recognized in 2020 by Spotify as having the “biggest listener growth” in the USA (by 733%), and having listeners in 11 countries; https://ceoblindspots.com/