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Saildrone

1050 W Tower Avenue
Alameda, CA 94501
USA
Website Company Summary Management Team
Management

CEO: Richard Jenkins (10/31/2011)
President/COO/Operations: Robbie Dean (1/31/2021)
Finance: Barak Ben-Gal (6/30/2020)
Technology: Kimberly Sparling (04/30/2021) ; Andrew Schultz (12/31/2020) ; Eric Lindstrom (12/31/2019)
Sales/Marketing: Susan Ryan
General Counsel/Legal: Karen D Dacres
Former Employees: Sebastien De Halleux
Board

Advisory board: Anne Hale Miglarese (Open Imagery Network CEO) Alan Steremberg (NOAA Presidential Innovation Fellow) Stan Honey (Comanche, 100 foot Maxi Navigator)
Company

Business description: Saildrone is a US business that designs, manufactures, and operates a fleet of the world’s most capable, proven, and trusted uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs). Predominantly powered by wind and solar, Saildrone USVs have a minimal carbon footprint. They are equipped with advanced sensors and machine learning technology to deliver critical data and intelligence from any ocean at any time of year. Solutions include maritime domain awareness, ocean data, and ocean mapping. Saildrone operations and data collection services are encrypted and secure. Saildrone’s patented wing technology was born from 10 years of R&D pursuing the land speed record.
Capital

Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Oct 2021   May 2018
Capital raised: 188.5M
Last Round: 100.0M
Ownership: Private  
VCs include: Lux Capital Horizons Ventures Haystack VenturesSocial Capital Emerson Collective Bond Martis Capital ;  Capricorn's Technology Impact Fund ;  Standard Investments
Corporate investors: Crowley Maritime ;  XN
Private equity: The Schmidt Family Foundation

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Overview
Record updated: Oct 2021
Sector: Robotics
Year Founded: 2014
Headcount: 76-100 as of Oct 2021
Rounds: 5
Recent Fundings: Oct 2021   May 2018
Capital Raised: 188.5M
Last Round: 100.0M
Ownership: Private