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Announcing our Investment in Descartes Labs

| August 25, 2017

With the introduction of low cost shoebox-sized cube satellites and the public release of government-funded satellite imagery over the web together has created a surge in new images of our planet coming online. This rapid growth of satellite image datasets has occurred in tandem with the scale-out potential of cloud infrastructure, which forms the basis for a novel opportunity in geospatial analytics. Descartes Labs, led by CEO Mark Johnson, is a Crosslink portfolio company based in New Mexico taking advantage of this massive data opportunity by building predictive models for organizations to make better business decisions. Read rest here.

Descartes Labs Raises $30 Million to Better Understand Earth with AI

| August 24, 2017

Descartes Labs, a company that provides information about Earth derived from satellite imagery, announced today that it raised $30 million in a series B round led by LA-based March Capital. Crosslink Capital, Cultivian Sandbox, and other investors who previously provided funding to Descartes also participated. Cargill, an agricultural conglomerate that is also one of the company’s customers, joined the round as well.

The funding will allow Descartes, which takes in tons of satellite imagery and processes it to help businesses make decisions and generate predictive models, to grow its business and tackle new data sources. Read rest here.

The 25 Most Disruptive Companies of the Year

| June 13, 2017

‘Disruptive’ may be a trendy word in startup pitches, but Inc. doesn’t throw around the term lightly. To qualify for Inc.’s list, founders needed groundbreaking ideas–and ambitious plans for bringing them to market. Check out the finalists: They’re working on ingenious ways to grow food indoors, develop diamonds in a lab, get you from Chicago to Detroit in just 25 minutes, and much more. Read the rest here.

A Cloud-Free Satellite Map of Earth

| December 8, 2015

“Software developed by startup Descartes Labs stitches together daily satellite images into a live map of the planet’s surface and automatically edits out any cloud cover. That makes for a nicer view, and also helps algorithms that automatically track changes in land use or vegetation.”  Read the full article here.

Descartes Labs aims to turn a national research facility’s AI research into new ways of understanding the world.

| April 20, 2015

Check Out This Recent Fast Company Article:  Descartes Labs Just Your Typical New Mexico Image Recognition Startup Spun Off From A Government Lab. Far from Silicon Valley, Descartes Labs aims… Read More »

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