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Top 14 Startups in the Geospatial Industry

Here's an extensive list of 14 startups in the Geospatial industry that have rapidly grown in the past years.

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Countless Geospatial startups are being launched every day.

Many fail because they did not learn from the success of other companies who've managed to rise above.

We just published this list of 14 well-known and fast-growing Geospatial companies that impressed investors.


14 Geospatial Startups

1) Satellogic

1) Satellogic

By substantially lowering the obstacles to obtaining real-time satellite data, Satellogic will democratize access to space-based services.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Uruguay
  • City: Montevideo
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Andrew Fursman, Emiliano Kargieman, Gerardo Richarte, Gerardo Richarte
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $123,800,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 10

You can find their website here.

2) Planet

2) Planet

Planet is an aerospace and data analytics firm that develops small satellites and transmits data about the changing world.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: San Francisco
  • Started in: 2010
  • Founders: Chris Boshuizen, Robbie Schingler, Will Marshall
  • Number of employees: 501-1000
  • Funding amount: $373,898,658
  • Number of funding rounds: 8
  • Number of investors: 29

You can find their website here.

3) Hydrosat

3) Hydrosat

Hydrosat is a satellite data company that transforms satellite pictures into useful goods for agriculture and related industries.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Washington D.C.
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Jakob Van Zyl, Pieter Fossel, Royce Dalby, Yunjin Kim
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $10,623,002
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 11

You can find their website here.

4) Airspace Link

4) Airspace Link

Airspace Link is a Low Altitude Authorization and Notification Capability (LAANC) Platform for UAS/Drones that has been approved by the FAA.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Detroit
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Ana Healander, Daniel Bradshaw, Michael Healander
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $18,000,070
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 10

You can find their website here.

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5) Descartes Labs

5) Descartes Labs

The Descartes Labs Platform was created to address some of the world's most difficult and important geospatial analytics problems.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Santa Fe
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Adam Smith, Mark Johnson, Mark Mathis, Mike Warren, Steven Brumby, Tim Kelton
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $58,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 14

You can find their website here.

6) VETRO FiberMap

6) VETRO FiberMap

VETRO FiberMap is a fiber management GIS mapping platform that creates software to aid internet service providers in network management.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: United States
  • City: Portland
  • Started in: 2008
  • Founders: Sean Myers, Will Mitchell
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $13,500,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 3

You can find their website here.

7) Propeller Aero

7) Propeller Aero

Propeller is a global pioneer in drone mapping and analytics solutions that empower businesses to measure and control their own operations.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Australia
  • City: Surry Hills
  • Started in: 2014
  • Founders: Francis Vierboom, Rory San Miguel
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: $31,979,621
  • Number of funding rounds: 5
  • Number of investors: 9

You can find their website here.

8) Kayrros

8) Kayrros

Kayrros is a data analytics firm that assists global energy market participants in making more informed investment decisions.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: France
  • City: Paris
  • Started in: 2016
  • Founders: Alexandre d’Aspremont, Antoine Halff, Antoine Rostand, Jean-Michel Lasry, Laurent El Ghaoui
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $34,483,346
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

9) Mapillary

9) Mapillary

Mapillary has created a street-level imagery platform that relies on pictures submitted by the general public.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Sweden
  • City: Malmö
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Jan Erik Solem, Johan Gyllenspetz, Peter Neubauer, Yubin Kuang
  • Number of employees: 51-100
  • Funding amount: $24,600,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 11

You can find their website here.

10) Latitudo40

10) Latitudo40

Latitudo40 is a Techstars-backed startup. Using satellite imagery and artificial intelligence to develop new smart city and agritech solutions

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Italy
  • City: Napoli
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Donato Amitrano, Gaetano Volpe, Mauro Manente, Vincenzo Vecchio
  • Number of employees: 1-10
  • Funding amount: $972,381
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

11) Ecopia.AI

11) Ecopia.AI

Ecopia.AI is a machine learning firm that specializes in extracting information from geospatial big data.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Canada
  • City: Toronto
  • Started in: 2013
  • Founders: Jon Lipinski, Yuanming Shu
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $6,740,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 2

You can find their website here.

12) GeoIQ.io

12) GeoIQ.io

Intelligent map-based platform for retail with single-click access to street-level location data - demographics, competitions, and movements.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: India
  • City: Bengaluru
  • Started in: 2018
  • Founders: Ankita Thakur, Tusheet Shrivastava
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $338,015
  • Number of funding rounds: 2
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

13) TerraMagna

13) TerraMagna

TerraMagna is a fintech company that focuses on agribusiness risk mitigation.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: Brazil
  • City: São José Dos Campos
  • Started in: 2017
  • Founders: Adriano Dantas, Bernardo Moscardini, João Paulo Torres, Renato Sanabria, Rodrigo Marques
  • Number of employees: 11-50
  • Funding amount: $2,760,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 4
  • Number of investors: 6

You can find their website here.

14) Qianxun Spatial Intelligence

14) Qianxun Spatial Intelligence

Qianxun Spatial Intelligence specializes in high-precision positioning.

Details of the startup:

  • Country: China
  • City: Shanghai
  • Started in: 2015
  • Number of employees: 101-250
  • Funding amount: CN¥1,000,000,000
  • Number of funding rounds: 1
  • Number of investors: 7

You can find their website here.

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