22-year-old founder of Beagle Drone #drone #droneday
A young team of makers and engineers founded a rapidly growing drone company. Dwight Neptune started the Beagle Drone when he was just 18! Via CNBC:
Neptune and his co-founders built the prototype with off-the-shelf parts and sold it at cost in May 2017 to test the market. After three semesters, Neptune dropped out of Mercer County Community College to pursue Beagle Drones full time as CEO.
Now, three years later, the New Jersey-based company sells two different drones, priced at $130 and $400, and is on track for $100,000 in sales in 2020, according to Neptune. He’s in the process of raising $1 million at a $4 million valuation, he says.
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