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Two experienced entrepreneur or set their sights on an underwater adventure we couldn't believe we actually had some.
This is news on -- your connection a small business journal's online and his business -- Stockton rush -- science enthusiasts looking to start a new venture.
We literally sat down with the point slave.
Clean white board and you always view is that we were committed to doing something that would expansionist.
The world's oceans and that we -- to -- something man submersible that was the easy part harder part was coming up the business model business plan to achieve national.
In 2009 they launched Seattle based ocean gate and started operating and activities a five person submarine which can go 1000 feet below the surface.
Their first business vertical was and each part of the tourism market with a citizen -- program.
People pay money to become active participants in some sort.
If you research expedition who market -- -- essentially.
High net worth individuals looking for unique experiences.
And then we would bring them in and train them as part of our crew and the decision to make this a for profit venture was quite intentional if we could create an entrepreneurial not.
It -- in inspire other launch partners to pursue other -- focus ventures.
Then maybe maybe over time all of us together could make -- -- acknowledged.
-- -- had success racing capital in the tech industry.
But pitching investors' -- submarine business is a unique challenge it's typical for them to get their heads around how to analyze this -- It does -- traditional filters.
Screen pass on the other hand.
It's completely unique they've never seen a submarine before they certainly have never been -- disciplined business before.
And it's easy to open doors along with tourism motion gate -- nonprofit and government work.
And has expanded its focus to energy companies by -- farming and the film industry it's almost like we have too many jobs.
Toughest things are trying to -- -- -- -- -- -- going for these hero she gave opened a second operating base in Miami.
And are looking to raise another round of financing to develop submarines which can -- twenty times deeper than activities we wanted to have at least one if not small fleet.
6000 -- capable submarines and we can make available to researchers -- filmmakers.
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