Spire is a data and predictive analytics company that uses satellites to identify, track, and predict the movement of the world's resources and weather systems.

Spire’s mission is to inspire, lead, and create the business of Earth observation for the benefit of all. With operations all over the world, Spire maintains 24/7 coverage of the entire Earth.

Spire was founded in 2012 by Peter Platzer, Joel Spark and Jeroen Cappaert. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with additional offices in Singapore, UK, US, and Luxembourg.

Spire can identify, track, and predict the movement of the world's resources and weather systems so that businesses and governments can make smarter decisions about what to do next - a vital capability given how quickly our world is changing. 

Spire is taking the next step in expanding its operations and maturing its business, with more than 80 of its small spacecraft in orbit, each streaming in immense amounts data, satellite analytics company.


Spire's Lemur satellites are small and comparatively inexpensive, each one hosting a variety of instruments. Spire’s satellites help forecast weather, track ships at sea and airplanes in flight.


Spire is backed by The Luxembourg Future Fund, Japanese conglomerates Itochu and Mitsui, the Scottish Investment Bank, the New York-based Global Public Offering (GPO) fund, as well as venture capital funds Bessemer Ventures, RRE Capital, Expon Capital, Seraphim Capital and Qualcomm Ventures. The company raised $40M from its latest "Series D" financing on Sep 25, 2019. This brings Spire's total funding to more than $160M to date.



  • Year founded: 2012
  • Funding Info: $160M+ over 5 Rounds of Funding (Last Funding Type: Series D)
  • Yearly Revenue: $20M-$50M (2018)
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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