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Saildrone raises $100 million to boost climate data gathering

What is Saildrone?

Saildrone operates and manufactures uncrewed surface vehicles (USVs).

What does Saildrone do?

The company makes wind and solar-powered autonomous surface vehicles called Saildrones, providing cost-effective ocean data collection at scale.

Who owns Saildrone?

Richard Jenkins established Saildrone in the San Francisco bay area in 2012.

How much has Saildrone raised?

The company raised $100 million in a Series C funding round to scale their operations, increasing climate and hurricane data gathering. Saildrone has raised a total of $189 million over six rounds so far.

Who has invested in Saildrone?

Saildrone has a total of fifteen backers. Social Capital led their latest fund, with their CEO Chamath Palihapitiya praising the company for “… helping directly measure and thus combat the effects of climate change.”

What domain name does Saildrone operate on?

Saildrone has a domain name exactly matching their brand name, Saildrone.com. The majority of successful global brands operate on similar names that communicate trust and authority.

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