About Raptor Maps


Raptor Maps makes it simple and affordable for solar companies to adopt drone technology as a tool to increase performance, reduce costs, and standardize & compare solar PV assets across a portfolio. Founded by MIT engineers, with investment from Y Combinator, our artificial intelligence (AI) software helps teams convert drone and asset data into accurate, high-value system analytics and reports. We work with portfolio owners, asset managers, O&M providers, EPC contractors, and independent engineers across six continents, to identify and localize anomalies that affect energy production. Our partnerships with industry leaders in drone hardware and aerial inspections make it easy for anyone to utilize drone technology and inspect their PV assets. 


Nikhil Vadhavkar

Co-founder, CEO
Nikhil earned his B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and an M.S. in Engineering Management from Johns Hopkins University. He worked at Accenture in the Federal Services division, and spent five years at MIT researching thermal control for space suits. Nikhil previously led a Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation project to use of drones for emergency medical supply delivery in developing countries.

Eddie Obropta

Co-founder, CTO
Eddie earned his B.S. and M.S. in Aeronautics and Astronautics from MIT. Eddie has a wide range of interests and experiences including iPhone game development, solid mechanics, simulations, and working on thermal dynamics and life support systems at SpaceX. He has built computer vision systems to measure material deformation for the Navy (ONR).

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