Orbital Insight Raises $15M In Series B Funding Round

The vendor will use the funding to expand the items that it monitors satellite imagery for, and will also invest in more data scientists.

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The funding round was led by GV (formerly Google Ventures), the venture capital investment arm of Google parent company Alphabet, with additional investment from CME Group's investment subsidiary CME Ventures, and US venture capital firms Sequoia Capital, Lux Capital and Bloomberg Beta.

Orbital Insight was founded three years ago to provide insights from high resolution images of the Earth. The vendor uses Big Data technology to map, count and measure cars, roads, airplanes, clouds, haze, freshw