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HydroSurv Received Investment from Katapult Ocean

HydroSurv Unmanned Survey (UK) Ltd is one out of 10 international ocean startups that have received investment from Katapult Ocean this autumn. Katapult Ocean invests in and supports startups with a positive impact on our ocean. In the selection process Katapult Ocean has screened and interviewed a pipeline with more than 1,500 startups.

“As a company, we’re delighted that Katapult Ocean has decided to invest in HydroSurv - it’s the best demonstration that our vision to offer carbon neutral hydrographic and environmental surveys by 2025 using our unmanned survey vessels is resonating with international investors, who recognise that a sustainable future for our oceans can also be a profitable one.” said David Hull, CEO HydroSurv. “We really believe in the vision of HydroSurv of making economic hydrographic and environmental surveys and analytics as a great progress towards unlocking and understanding the potential of our oceans,” said Jonas Skattum Svegaarden, CEO Katapult Ocean.

The next three months HydroSurv Unmanned Survey (UK) Ltd will take part in a fully digital accelerator program designed to help startups grow faster and better. The program brings together founders from six different countries and across the ocean industry sectors.

"We are excited to see the synergies develop between the founders and the rest of our portfolio”, said Jonas Skattum Svegaarden, CEO of Katapult Ocean. “It is also encouraging to see that COVID-19 has not stopped passionate founders. There is no shortage of talent and innovation in the ocean impact space”

The 10 ocean startups that received investment from Katapult Ocean this autumn are:

  • Aquammodate (Sweden): Aquammodate - Accommodating the world’s need for clean water
  • Desolenator (UK/Netherlands): Desolenator is fighting our global water crisis through 100% solar ocean-safe desalination
  • ecoSpears (US): ecoSpears is a cleantech remediation company that is ushering in the carbonless future of environmental cleanup
  • Fortuna Cools (US): Fortuna makes coolers from coconuts: designed to last years, not millennia.
  • Hooked (Sweden): Hooked leads the transition to a more harmless seafood consumption by offering tasty plant-based seafood that is good for the planet and good for your health
  • HydroSurv (UK): HydroSurv delivers economic, low-impact hydrographic and environmental surveying and interpretive analytics using our advanced Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs).
  • Matter (UK): Matter is an innovation company, pioneering plastic capture for the good of the planet.
  • Ocean Rainforest (Faroe Islands): Ocean Rainforest grows premium quality seaweed for the food, feed and health market.
  • Paralenz (Denmark): Paralenz cameras empower divers to easily capture and share both their underwater footage and ocean data with the world and dedicated scientific communities.
  • SolarDuck (Netherland): SolarDuck transforms the world with affordable offshore floating solar energy.

By HydroSurv Unmanned Survey (UK) Ltd

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