Jeremiah Sullivan, founder of Neptunic Technologies, came up with an idea for a shark suit in the late 1970s. That idea has helped the company secure military and commercial contracts recently.

Jeremiah Sullivan, founder of Neptunic Technologies, came up with an idea for a shark suit in the late 1970s. That idea has helped the company secure military and commercial contracts recently.

NEPTUNIC TECHNOLOGIES INC.

CEO: Aaron Tankersley.

Financial information: Not disclosed.

No. of local employees: 10.

Investors: Undisclosed private investors.

Headquarters: San Diego’s Little Italy neighborhood.

Year founded: 2005.

What makes the company innovative: It develops protective textiles for extreme sports, and military, commercial, industrial and marine applications.

When Jeremiah Sullivan came up with the idea in the late ’70s to make a shark suit so people could interact with sharks more safely, he had no idea the technology would lead to military and commercial contracts years later...

Stephanie Flores is a freelance writer for the San Diego Business Journal.

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