Planet Labs

Planet Labs

Planet Labs is a satellite imaging company, headquartered in San Francisco, CA, which offers monitoring with daily updates. It was founded in 2010.

Planet Labs is a San Francisco-based technology company with the stated mission of capturing detailed images of the Earth daily so that the changes the planet is experiencing can be documented, accessible to users, and actions can be taken.It designs products and solutions for satellite imaging so that it can be used in other applications.

Product

The company has several products which can all be collectively used on its platform. Images are stored and users have cloud-based access to them. Planet Labs uses more than 120 satellites in orbit and has a fleet of sub-meter satellites as well.

Some of the products include Planet Monitoring, Planet Tasking, Planet Analytics, and more.Planet Labs states that it intends for the data collected by these images to aid businesses and humanitarian organizations in their endeavours concerning the Earth.Data that can be accessed by users from the images taken by Planet Labs include countable objects, such as houses and cars, and also aridity and photosynthetic activity.The data can be accessed using Planet Lab's interface, Basemaps. The software can be integrated into existing applications and provide machine-learning analytics.

Timeline

February 20, 2019
Planet Labs raises a $168,000,000 series D round.
April 14, 2015
Planet Labs raises a $23,000,000 series C round from 137 Ventures, Westly Group, Rothenberg Ventures, IFC Venture Capital, Space Angels, DBL Partners and Data Collective.
April 13, 2015
Planet Labs raises a $92,800,000 series C round from O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Westly Group, Innovation Endeavors, Space Angels, Lux Capital Management, Threshold Ventures, Syngenta Ventures, RedSeal and Data Collective.
January 20, 2015
Planet Labs raises a $25,000,000 venture round from Western Technology Investment.
December 18, 2013
Planet Labs raises a $52,000,000 series B round from O'Reilly AlphaTech Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Innovation Endeavors, First Round Capital, Founders Fund, Lux Capital Management, Industry Ventures, Threshold Ventures and Data Collective.

Funding rounds

Funding round
Funding type
Funding round amount (USD)
Funding round date
Investment
Planet Labs Series C round, April 2015
92,800,000
April 13, 2015
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People

Name
Role
LinkedIn

Laura Malinasky

Cheif Legal and People Officer

Rob Schingler

Co-founder and Chief Strategy Officer

Will Marshall

Co-founder and CEO

Further reading

Title
Author
Link
Type
Date

Inside Planet Labs' new satellite manufacturing site

Anna Escher

Web

September 14, 2018

Planet to offer higher resolution, more spectral bands - SpaceNews.com

Debra Werner

Web

October 15, 2019

This Maker Of Tiny Satellites Is Disrupting The Space-Industrial Complex

Jon Markman

Web

May 28, 2018

Documentaries, videos and podcasts

Title
Date
Link

Planet Labs CEO Will Marshall on how his daily imaging of entire Earth aids in disaster relief

April 11, 2016

Companies

Company
CEO
Location
Products/Services

References

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