Ocean drone startup merger spawns Sofar, the DJI of the sea

What lies beneath the murky depths? SolarCity co-founder Peter Rive wants to help you and the scientific community find out. He’s just led a $7 million Series A for Sofar Ocean Technologies, a new startup formed from a merger he orchestrated between underwater drone maker OpenROV and sea sens…

Jessy Shelton’s insight:
This company is making it possible for anyone to help explore the ocean. The drone costs $1,700 and is used for checking out boats, dive spots, fishing areas, or just to look around. They also have an app to give detailed weather conditions.

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