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How Has Your State Reacted to Social Distancing?

| March 23, 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has ground America to a halt from coast to coast. But not all states have reacted the same way or to the same degree, despite warnings from… Read More »

Descartes Labs launches its new platform for analyzing geospatial data

| January 22, 2020

Descartes Labs, a well–funded startup based in New Mexico, provides businesses with geospatial data and the tools to analyze it in order to make business decisions. Today, the company announced the launch… Read More »

Descartes Labs Raises $20 Million to Accelerate Our Mission and Welcomes Phil Fraher as CFO

| October 11, 2019

There’s never a dull moment over here at Descartes Labs. Between hosting the 2030 Governor’s Energy and Environmental Technology Summit with Governor Lujan Grisham, building our new methane monitoring solution for the Permian Basin,… Read More »

Selling data products is the wrong business model for AI startups

| April 12, 2019

Satellites and other earth data sources can help us better understand the planet. It’s encouraging to think that in an effort to track and prevent illegal logging, we’ll be able… Read More »

CNBC unveils its annual list of 100 promising start-ups to watch

| October 10, 2018

The Upstart 100 is CNBC’s exclusive list of promising young start-ups, featuring a diverse group of companies that are building brands and breaking industry barriers on the path to becoming tomorrow’s household names. Selected from more than 500 nominees, each one was scored on eight equally weighted quantitative metrics (read more about our methodology here).

While there’s always focus on the billion-dollar-plus unicorns, there is now increasingly more investment activity taking place among younger start-ups. Venture capitalists poured a record $11.5 billion into early stage companies in the second quarter of 2018, according to PitchBook, while the average deal size reached a 10-year high of $18 million. Many companies that received some of that funding have made it onto this list. Read rest here. 

8 Most Innovative Startups of 2017

| December 6, 2017

Game changers: From space-age farming techniques to radically redesigned sports equipment, here are eight companies that made big strides on their revolutionary products in 2017. Descartes Labs Spun out of Los Alamos… Read More »

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.

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