Hydrosat is a geospatial data and analytics company delivering insights into plant health for commercial, financial, and government partners across the globe.

Hydrosat's mission is to provide customers from agribusinesses to the government real-time thermal infrared data, which can be used for solutions from drought prediction to ecosystem monitoring to disease vector mapping.

Hydrosat was founded in 2017 by Pieter Fossel, Royce Dalby, Yunjin Kim, and Jakob Van Zyl. The company is headquartered in Washington, DC, with offices in Carlsbad, CA and Luxembourg.


Hydrosat's high-resolution, daily satellite thermal imagery delivers a unique perspective on our planet. Its advanced analytics convey precise crop yield forecasts and improved irrigation tools to financial and agribusiness customers around the globe.


Hydrosat delivers the only continuous thermal monitoring capability that provides frequent and high-resolution data to track water stress events as they occur. Real-time imagery data provides government agencies, agribusiness, insurance companies, and emergency response teams the critical insights they need to respond in real-time.


Hydrosat users include Fortune 500 agriculture and food processing companies in the United States and Europe. The company has a license agreement with National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Hydrosat also signed a $1.2M contract through AFWERX, the innovation arm of The Department of the United States Air Force.


Hydrosat is backed by Cultivation Capital, OTB Ventures, Statkraft Ventures, Blue Bear Capital, Freeflow Ventures, Santa Barbara Venture Partners, Techstars, Expon Capital, Hartree Partners, Hemisphere Ventures, and others. The company raised a $20M Series A round on Apr 25, 2023, including $5M in non-dilutive financing. This brings Hydrosat's total funding to $40.6M to date.



  • Year founded: 2017
  • Funding Info: $40.6M over 4 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series A)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 11-50
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Washington
  • State: District of Columbia
  • Country: United States
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