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.

Backed by top tier VC's, including Sequoia Capital and Bloomberg Beta, we build products that have never existed before, and could not exist without the ongoing proliferation of rich geospatial data sources, image processing, machine learning algorithms, and inexpensive cloud computing. For our customers, from hedge funds to Fortune 500 companies to humanitarian organizations, we deliver an understanding of economic and social trends at a depth and scale they could only imagine up to now.

We collect data at spatial resolutions from 30 meters down to 20 centimeters and at multi-year to hourly time scales. We cultivate expertise in image processing, machine learning and rigorous statistical analysis to match our data's exponential growth. In one recent project we processed 1 trillion pixels and counted 700 million cars to generate tradeable insights into national shopping behavior.

Our Geospatial Big Data analytics platform is flexible and comprehensive. On it we can assess anything from the number of containers moving through the port of Rotterdam, to the rate of construction in China, to the number of cars in Walmart parking lots. We start with historic imagery and known economic trends, train models, and then forecast results for the current period using satellite imagery. We visualize our results for easy customer digestion and iterate with them continuously using the latest web tools. 

Company Growth (employees)
Palo Alto, US
Size (employees)
55 (est)+2%
Orbital Insight was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Palo Alto, US

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Orbital Insight has office in Palo Alto
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Total Funding

$28.7 m

Latest funding size

$20 m

Time since last funding

10 months


We estimate that Orbital Insight's latest funding round in June 2016 was $20 m. In total, Orbital Insight has raised $28.7 m
We estimate that Orbital Insight's current employees are approximately 15% female and 85% male.

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