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Saildrone is a company that designs and manufactures wind and solar-powered autonomous surface vehicles called Saildrones. It delivers real-time tracking, data access, fleet control, and collaboration capabilities. The company also provides a mission portal that delivers mission-specific overlays of satellite products, model GRIB files, and ingestion of other assets such as ships, buoys, tagged animals, or other autonomous platforms.
HQAlameda, CA, US
Employee Ratings3.3

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Employees (est.) (Jul 2021)81(+10%)

Key People/Management at Saildrone

Richard Jenkins

Richard Jenkins

Founder & CEO
Karen Dacres

Karen Dacres

Chief Legal Officer
Barak Ben-Gal

Barak Ben-Gal

Andrew Schultz

Andrew Schultz

Eric Lindstrom

Eric Lindstrom

Chief Scientist
Brian Connon

Brian Connon

VP Ocean Mapping
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Saildrone Office Locations

Saildrone has an office in Alameda
Alameda, CA, US (HQ)
1050 W Tower Ave
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Saildrone Financials and Metrics

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Saildrone total Funding

$88.5 m

Saildrone latest funding size

$60 m

Time since last funding

3 years ago

Saildrone investors

Saildrone's latest funding round in May 2018 was reported to be $60 m. In total, Saildrone has raised $88.5 m
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Saildrone Operating Metrics

Oct, 2017Nov, 2019

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Saildrone Online and Social Media Presence

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Saildrone News and Updates

The Autonomous Saildrone Surveyor Preps for Its Sea Voyage

The robo-vessel will map the ocean floor, and its solar-powered sensors will sample fish DNA and collect climate data.

Saildrone launches a 72-foot autonomous seabed-mapping boat

Mapping the ocean’s floor is a surprisingly vital enterprise, which helps with a range of activities including shipping, coastal protection, and deep-sea resource gathering. It’s also a very costly and time-consuming activity, which can be demanding and dangerous for those involved. Saildrone is a s…

NASA Scientist Eric Lindstrom to Join Saildrone, Oversee Global Ocean Observing Fleet

ALAMEDA, Calif., Oct. 21, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Saildrone Inc, a provider of high-resolution ocean data collected from a fleet of unmanned surface vehicles, announced today that Eric Lindstrom will join Saildrone as Chief Scientist on December 2, 2019. Dr. Lindstrom is retiring from NASA...

Saildrone Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Saildrone founded?

    Saildrone was founded in 2014.

  • Who are Saildrone key executives?

    Saildrone's key executives are Richard Jenkins, Karen Dacres and Barak Ben-Gal.

  • How many employees does Saildrone have?

    Saildrone has 81 employees.

  • Who are Saildrone competitors?

    Competitors of Saildrone include SeaDrone, Azorean and Chasing.

  • Where is Saildrone headquarters?

    Saildrone headquarters is located at 1050 W Tower Ave, Alameda.

  • Where are Saildrone offices?

    Saildrone has an office in Alameda.

  • How many offices does Saildrone have?

    Saildrone has 1 office.