Orbital Insight raises million to wring Earth imagery for actionable intelligence

An example of imagery Orbital Insight processes for customers interested in counting cars in shopping center parking lots. Credit: DigitalGlobe and Airbus. SAN FRANCISCO — Investor enthusiasm remains strong for companies that provide information drawn from Earth observation satellites, judging by $20 million in new investments for geospatial data company Orbital Insight. Orbital Insight announced June 27 that it raised $15 million in Series B funding from venture capital groups and garnered another $5 million in investment and product development work for In-Q-Tel, the non-profit investment arm of the U.S. intelligence community. With the additional funding, Orbital Insight plans to expand its range of analytic data products. To date, the firm has focused on a relatively small number of observation targets, including counting cars in retail parking lots and gauging the…


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