As US drone related regulations have just started to pick up, companies like Amazon who have built huge departments dependent on the utilization of drones - in this case Amazon Prime Air - have begun looking into other markets for testing and actual product launch. If Amazon does decide to launch its "last mile" service overseas due to regulatory restraints, this could have repercussions for other drone based businesses. This could affect insurance-tech startups as well, who plan on incorporating the use of drones for the processing and verification of claims.
Last year, Jeff Bezos, chief executive, praised the UK’s rules on unmanned aerial vehicles, saying they represented “a very encouraging example of good regulation”. Amazon already has centres for drone research and development in the US, UK, Austria and Israel, in addition to testing sites in Canada and the Netherlands.*