Dotterel Overview

  • Founded
  • 2015

  • Status
  • Private

  • Employees
  • 17

  • Latest Deal Type
  • Later Stage VC

  • Latest Deal Amount
  • $2.04M

  • Investors
  • 22

Dotterel General Information


Developer of a noise reduction and audio recording technology designed to offer live conversations with people remotely. The company's technology uses lightweight propeller shrouds comprising sound-absorbing acoustic materials and low-noise propellers along with uses an array of small microphones and a new processing algorithm for end-fire beams, enabling entertainment, emergency services, and defense segments to get access to audio technology for UAVs.

Contact Information

Ownership Status
Privately Held (backing)
Financing Status
Venture Capital-Backed
Primary Industry
Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Other Industries
Other Hardware
Aerospace and Defense
Primary Office
  • 16/930 Great South Road
  • Penrose
  • Auckland, 1061
  • New Zealand

Dotterel Timeline

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Dotterel Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Raised to Date Post-Val Status Stage
10. Later Stage VC 23-Mar-2022 $2.04M 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
9. Accelerator/Incubator 06-Mar-2021 000.00 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
8. Later Stage VC (Series A) 23-Mar-2020 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
7. Seed Round 01-Nov-2019 00000 00.000 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
6. Grant 01-Sep-2019 0000 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
5. Accelerator/Incubator 01-Oct-2017 00000 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
4. Seed Round 01-Sep-2017 00000 00000 00.000 Completed Generating Revenue
3. Grant 01-Dec-2016 00000 00000 Completed Generating Revenue
2. Equity Crowdfunding 01-Sep-2016 $166K $176K Completed Generating Revenue
1. Accelerator/Incubator 01-Jan-2015 $10K $10K Completed Generating Revenue
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Dotterel Patents

Dotterel Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
AU-2021355306-A1 Beamformed microphone array Pending 30-Sep-2021
US-20210009263-A1 Rotor system Pending 12-Jul-2019 0000000000 00
AU-2019271730-A1 Systems and methods for audio capture Pending 16-May-2018 00000000000
US-20210256987-A1 Systems and methods for audio capture Pending 16-May-2018 00000000000
AU-2018306554-A1 Shroud Pending 24-Jul-2017 B64C27/20
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Dotterel Executive Team (5)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Shaun Edlin Co-Founder & Co-Chief Executive Officer
Shaun Pentecost Co-Founder, Chief Technology Officer & Lead Electrical Engineer
Seamus Rowe Co-Founder & Mechatronics Lead
Mat Rowe Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer & Executive Director of Finance
Sean Simpson Chairman
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Dotterel Board Members (3)

Name Representing Role Since
Brett O'Riley Dotterel Board Member 000 0000
Ian Davis Self Board Member 000 0000
Sean Simpson Self Chairman 000 0000
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Dotterel Signals

Growth Rate

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

Size Multiple

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

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Dotterel Investors (22)

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info
Greenlight Ventures NZ Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Icehouse Ventures Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
NZVC Venture Capital Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Peter Beck Angel (individual) Minority 000 0000 000000 0
Sean Simpson Angel (individual) Minority 000 0000 000000 0
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Dotterel Investments & Acquisitions (2)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
00000 0000000 12-Dec-2017 0000 00000 00.000 Electronic Equipment and Instruments
Eschmann Holdings 01-Jan-2001 Merger/Acquisition 000.00 Medical Supplies
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Dotterel Exits (1)

Company Name Exit Date Exit Type Exit Size Status Buyers
00000000 00000000 01-Jan-2001 000000000000000000 000.00 Completed
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