Saildrone Overview

  • Founded
  • 2012
  • Status
  • Private
  • Employees
  • 74
  • Latest Deal Type
  • Series C
  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $100M
Latest Deal Amount
  • Investors
  • 15

Saildrone General Information


Developer of autonomous surface vehicles designed to be used for data collection services, global ocean data sets and enhanced weather forecast applications. The company's vehicles use wind and solar power that helps to monitor the state of the planet in real-time and also helps in collecting ocean data back to shore via satellite, enabling clients to monitor and prevent catastrophic ecological disasters through a cost-effective ocean data collection process.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Primary Office
  • 1050 West Tower Avenue
  • Alameda, CA 94501
  • United States

Saildrone Timeline

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Saildrone Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
6. Later Stage VC (Series C) 18-Oct-2021 $100M 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Debt - PPP 15-Apr-2020 00.000 000.00 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Later Stage VC (Series B) 15-May-2018 0000 000.00 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Early Stage VC (Series A1) 01-Dec-2017 000.00 000.00 0000 Completed Generating Revenue
2. Early Stage VC (Series A) 05-Sep-2016 $14M $14M 0000 Completed Generating Revenue
1. Grant 08-Jun-2016 Completed Generating Revenue
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Saildrone Cap Table

Stock # of Shares
Par Value Dividend Rate (%) Original
Issue Price
Liquidation Liquidation
Pref. Multiple
Conversion Price % Owned
Series B 00,000,000 00.000000 00.00 00.00 00 00.00 00.000
Series A-1 0,000,000 00.000000 00.0 00.0 00 00.0 00.000
Series A 18,326,741 $0.000010 $0.94 $0.94 1x $0.94 32.65%
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Saildrone Comparisons

HQ Location
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Last Financing Details
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Alameda, CA
74 As of 2021
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Somerville, MA
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Saildrone Competitors (1)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
0000000000 000000 Venture Capital-Backed Somerville, MA 0 00.000 0000000000 0 00.000
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Saildrone Patents

Saildrone Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
US-20200247515-A1 Square-rig wing sail for unmanned surface vehicles Granted 04-Feb-2019 000000000
US-11084561-B2 Square-rig wing sail for unmanned surface vehicles Active 04-Feb-2019 000000000 0
US-20160176489-A1 High-tailed wing sail Granted 22-Dec-2014 000000000
US-9371121-B1 High-tailed wing sail Active 22-Dec-2014 000000000 0
US-20140261126-A1 Autonomous sailing vessel Granted 14-Mar-2013 B63B1/125 00

Saildrone Executive Team (9)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Richard Jenkins Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Barak Ben-Gal Chief Financial Officer
Stanley Honey Chief Operating Officer
Andrew Schultz Chief Technology Officer
Karen Dacres JD Chief Legal Officer
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Saildrone Board Members (3)

Name Representing Role Since
Jay Zaveri Social Capital Board Member 000 0000
Noah Knauf Bond Capital (San Francisco) Board Member 000 0000
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Saildrone Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %ile
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

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Saildrone Investors (15)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Bond Capital (San Francisco) Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Crowley PE-Backed Company Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Emerson Collective Impact Investing Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Standard Industries Corporation Minority 000 0000 000000 0
XN Hedge Fund Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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