Colin Guinn is the founder of Guinn Partners. A serial entrepreneur, he most recently founded Austin startup Hangar, after serving as Chief Revenue Officer at 3D Robotics and co-founding and serving as CEO of DJI North America. He is one of the most interviewed experts on UAV technology in the world, and has been featured at premier industry conferences and in countless top-rated publications and newscasts, including 60 Minutes, Tech Crunch, and Fast Company.
Colin’s uniqueness to the business world is that he understands the technology in two dialects: the granular argot necessary to communicate with an engineer, and the simple, digestible language that’s interesting to the average consumer. His excitement for technology is palpable and contagious, and he has spent years putting UAVs and robotics in the light they deserve: powerful tools that help humanity in a myriad ways.
With Guinn Partners, Colin and a team of long-term experts from previous companies, combine to bring their product development and marketing skillets together as a digital agency to high-tech companies and startups looking to break into new markets.
Colin has been foundational in propelling the consumer drone market in North America. His passion for UAVs and aerial cinematography began nearly a decade ago when he created a company that specialized in producing aerial photography marketing materials for luxury homebuilders. At that time he designed and built his own custom radio-controlled helicopters and specialized gimbals. This work led to the creation of his aerial cinematography company Avean Media, where Colin grew into one of the world’s top UAV flight and design experts.