Orbital Insight

Orbital Insight is a Geospatial Big Data company leveraging the rapidly growing availability of satellite, UAV, and other geospatial data sources, to understand and characterize socio-economic trends at global, regional, and hyper-local scales.

Orbital Insight develops an artificial intelligence based geoanalytics platform to source, process, and analyze the information generated from satellites, drones, balloons, and other unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for businesses, governments, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs). 

Orbital Insight was incorporated in 2013 by James Crawford. The company is based in Mountain View, California with additional offices in New York, New York and Washington, District Of Columbia.

Orbital Insight's products include solutions to monitor and analyze consumer behavior, view and analyze oil storage, for predictive crop yield analytics at scale, and other customized geospatial solutions. 

Orbital Insight leverages AI and computer vision to analyze petabytes of multi-source geospatial data, including satellite and synthetic aperture radar (SAR) imagery, location intelligence, and vessel traffic (AIS) data, to help its clients understand what is happening on and to the Earth


Orbital Insight serves customers from hedge funds to Fortune 500 companies to humanitarian organizations as well as agriculture, retail, public sector, consumer, energy, financial, and insurance industries. 


Orbital Insight is backed by top-tier investors including Sequoia Capital, GV, Lux Ventures, Clearvision Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Chevron Technology Ventures and others. The company raised $50M from a "Series D" financing on Nov 12, 2019. This new round brings Orbital Insight's total funding to $128.7M to date.



  • Year founded: 2013
  • Funding Info: $128.7M over 5 Rounds (Last funding type: Series D)- Orbital Insight has also acquired FeatureX on Sep 18, 2018
  • Yearly Revenue: $10M to $15M (2019)
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: Mountain View
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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