About Me



My name is Jay Mulakala, an avid traveler and a self-proclaimed drone nut. I’ve flown over 200,000 miles, completed 1 Round-the-World trip, and have visited 20+ countries and counting. I’ve also jumped out of an AirForce Blackhawk Helicopter, broken into an Abandoned Worlds Fair park in Southern Spain, gambled with the big leagues at the Ritz Carlton in Macau, and meditated with Buddhist monks in the mountains of Japan.

I’m currently the Project Manager for Kespry, a San Francisco Bay Area startup specializing in delivering drone hardware, software, and cloud services that transforms how organization capture, analyze and share business insights. Prior to Kespry, I was the co-founder of FreeSkies, a Bay Area drone startup that revolutionized commercial drones, and a Business and Systems Integration Senior Analyst at Accenture, collaborating with the top Aerospace companies in the country implementing leading edge technologies.

Before arriving in the Bay Area, I was an undergraduate researcher with the Bretl Research Group at the University of Illinois experimenting with myoelectric control methods for quad-rotor aircraft. I’ve also studied abroad, first in Madrid, collaborating with Spanish engineers in improving nuclear fuel disposal methods, and second in France, exploring the European Aerospace Industry with engineers at Airbus, Rockwell Collins, Safron, and more.


I’ve also had the opportunity to meet Adam Savage (Mythbusters), Pierre Nanterm (CEO of Accenture), Steve Wozniak (Co-founder of Apple), and Georg Friedrich (Prince of Prussia).

Media Appearances:
Discovery Channel (May 2012)
Smile Politely (August 2015)
Champaign/Urbana News-Gazette
Will-TV (September 2015)
Cozad New Venture Competition
SVIEF Beijing
Startup {Shark Tank} Showcase

Check out My Resume.



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