Orbital Insight

Orbital Insight is a Geospatial Big Data company leveraging the rapidly growing availability of satellite, UAV, and other geospatial data sources, to understand and characterize socio-economic trends at global, regional, and hyper-local scales. The Company cultivates expertise in image processing, machine learning and rigorous statistical analysis to match its data's exponential growth. Orbital Insight’s goal is to understand and characterize socio­economic trends at global, regional, and hyper­local scales.
Company Growth (employees)
Mountain View, US
Size (employees)
83 (est)+3%
Orbital Insight was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Mountain View, US

Key People at Orbital Insight

James Crawford

James Crawford


Orbital Insight Office Locations

Orbital Insight has an office in Mountain View
Mountain View, US (HQ)
110 100 W Evelyn Ave

Orbital Insight Data and Metrics

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Founding Date


Total Funding

$78.7 m

Latest funding size

$50 m

Time since last funding

5 months


Orbital Insight's latest funding round in May 2017 was reported to be $50 m. In total, Orbital Insight has raised $78.7 m

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Descartes Labs raises $30 million Series B for its brand of geospatial analytics

 Descartes Labs is announcing a $30 million Series B this morning in a large round led by March Capital. This comes just three months after one of Descartes’ largest competitors, Orbital Insight, closed its own $50 million Series C with Sequoia. Both Descartes and Orbital are playing in the emerging…

The US Government must work with tech companies if it wants to remain competitive in AI

 U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis is concluding his tech tour of the West Coast today with a visit to Google’s Mountain View campus. Mattis spent time at Amazon and the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental, earlier in the week. His key takeaway from all the socializing with tech leaders is tha…

Here’s what robotics investors say they’re looking for in startup pitches

 Robotics investing has taken off in recent years. We sat down with top robotics investors Josh Wolfe of Lux Capital, Helen Zelman Boniske of Lemnos and Manish Kothari of SRI Ventures to ask what they’re shopping for right now and what they hope to hear in startup pitches. Read More

Google’s Space Wager: Mapping Investments, Acquisitions, And Launches

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Orbital Insight closes $50M Series C led by Sequoia

 This morning Orbital Insight, a geospatial analytics startup, announced that it had completed raising a $50 million Series C round of financing from Sequoia. The fresh capital brings the company’s total fundraising to $78.7 million. Orbital Insight generates analytics for businesses using satellite…

The Unsettling Performance That Showed the World Through AI’s Eyes

Artist Trevor Paglen is best known for images of the security state. Now he's collaborating with Kronos Quartet and Obscura Digital to explore AI. The post The Unsettling Performance That Showed the World Through AI’s Eyes appeared first on WIRED.
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