According to Percepto, the mining industry "has been one of the fastest to integrate drone technology into operations at scale".
USVP claims to have invested more than $3.8 billion in 490 companies.
Percepto says it's raised $27.5 million to date - about one-quarter of the investment so far in another "drone-in-a-box" company, Airobotics, which is trying to make significant sales breakthroughs in mining and other markets.
South Korean investor NHN, San Francisco-based Spider Capital and Israel seed capital firm Emerge also took positions in Percepto in its latest fund-raising round. Percepto said previous investors included R&R Venture Partners and Hyundai Motors.
It said the global commercial drones market "has a projected value of over $17 billion by 2026".
USVP partner Dafina Toncheva said Percepto had impressive technology, "the right go-to-market strategy and an excellent team".