Fathom's original offering opened on September 25, 2017 and was completed on April 2, 2018. Except for the Updates section which may contain more recent information, the information on this page was accurate as of April 2, 2018.


Fathom builds the first affordable consumer drone with built-in WiFi and a 1080p camera for underwater adventures.

Fathom’s history of success

Quick facts
Techstars company
Over $320,000 raised to date
Spring 2016
Fathom is founded.
Summer 2016
Success on Kickstarter

656 people backed our project and pre-ordered over 400 drones for a total of $197,943

Summer 2017
Techstars Mobility Program in Detroit, MI

We joined the prestigous Techstars incubator. At Techstars, we received world class mentorship, coaching, and networking support.

Techstars also made a $120,000 capital investment, really validating our idea.

Winter 2017 / 2018
Netcapital raise

We’re currently raising $1M on Netcapital.

External validation

Notable press coverage

We’ve had a slew of positive press coverage over the past two years. If you want an independent perspective on Fathom, follow the links below:

“Fathom was an excellent addition to the Techstars Portfolio. We look for companies that push the boundaries of current technology and create ways to capture the imagination. Fathom’s underwater drone does just that.”
David Cohen
Techstars CEO and Angel Investor

Meet the team

Fathom consists of 5 members. Our technical backgrounds range from mechanical, to electrical, to software engineering. We have entrepreneurial experience through the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute, the Hope College Entrepreneurial Institute, and the Emerge Xcelerate program.

Most importantly, we’re friends. We’ve known each other for 4 years and have been working together for the past 2 and a half, with equity split equally between the three cofounders.

Fathom’s co-founders; from left: Matt Gira, John Boss, and Danny Vessells.
Matt Gira

Matt has a degree in chemistry, and has extensive business knowledge through his involvement with the Yale Entrepreneurial Institute and working on startup companies since 2013. Matt sets the strategic direction of Fathom, develops business partnerships, and manages operations.

John Boss

John has a degree in biomechanical engineering and is our lead engineer. He took the Fathom One from a sketch on a sticky note to reality. John is an avid scuba diver and outdoor enthusiast which means he really understands our consumers’ needs.

Danny Vessells

Danny is an avid adventurer and the originator of the idea for Fathom. He holds a degree in chemical engineering and now runs marketing for Fathom.

Last year, global drone sales revenue grew 36 percent to $4.5 billion, according to research firm Gartner.
The Consumer Technology Association, says that in the U.S. alone, people bought 2.4 million drones in 2016.

Tech specs

Functioning product prototype
Patent pending technology

The world's smallest underwater drone is ready to go with you. With a patent pending modular thruster system, Fathom One is the only underwater drone built to travel and explore the underwater world.

Quinn reviews a prototype of the Fathom One drone.


Record HD 1080p videos while you dive. Download and share them later. The Fathom One saves files on board so you don't have to.

Swim at up to 3 knots. Connect the Fathom Tether for realtime video and control. Use it as a safety line for a confident dive.

Safely dive down up to 150 feet with live pitch feedback, depth measurement, compass direction, and an automated return-to-surface mode.

For complete details on the drone, read more on our website at fathomdrone.com.

Venture investors

Notable institutional investors

These venture investors made capital investments in Fathom prior to the current public offering of shares on Netcapital:

July 2016Emerge West Michigan Inc.$20,000
July 2017Techstars$120,000

Use of Proceeds

Pre-ordered products mean proven product-market fit.

The purpose of this offering of common stock is to finance the production and shipping of the first units of the Fathom One. Roughly, we’ll allocate the funds raised as follows:

  • Inventory (47%)
    We need funds to build more inventory.
  • Working capital (40%)
    Rent, keeping the lights on, etc.
  • Salaries (13%)
    Fathom is 4 full-time and one-part time employee.


This is an offering of Common Stock, under registration exemption 4(a)(6), in Fathom Drones Inc.. This offering must raise at least $10,000 by April 2, 2018 at 4:00pm ET. If this offering doesn’t reach its target, then your money will be refunded. Fathom may issue additional securities to raise up to $1,069,992, the offering’s maximum.

If the offering is successful at raising the maximum amount, then the company’s implied valuation after the offering (sometimes called its post-money valuation) will be:

$49.50 per share
$5,058,405implied valuation

Pitch Deck


These financial statements have been reviewed and verified by Fruci & Associates II, PLLC, an independent Certified Public Accountant.

SEC Filings

The Offering Statement is a formal description of the company and this transaction. It’s filed with the SEC to comply with the requirements of exemption 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act of 1933.

We’re also required to share links to each of the SEC filings related to this offering with investors.

Understand the Risks

Be sure to understand the risks of this type of investment. No regulatory body (not the SEC, not any state regulator) has passed upon the merits of or given its approval to the securities, the terms of the offering, or the accuracy or completeness of any offering materials or information posted herein. That’s typical for Regulation CF offerings like this one.

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