Q&A With Sentera CEO Eric Taipale On The $8.5m A Round


Screen Shot 2016-06-16 at 9.10.17 AMMinneapolis Drone tech startup Sentera recently secured $2m to complete an $8.5m Series A funding round.

Their hardware products — including drones, components, sensors — and software services AgVault + OnTop serve the agriculture, infrastructure and public safety sectors.

This comprehensive approach has netted Sentera both paying customers and investment cash. Between the two, they’ve become a profitable startup in a space full of technical challenges and barriers to entry. Safe to say that Sentera is Minnesota’s largest and most successful startup in the drone industry right now.

We connected with CEO Eric Taipale to hear more about what he’s doing that is working: