Swift Navigation

Swift Navigation is a tech firm redefining GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) and precise positioning technology for autonomous vehicles, automotive, mobile and mass-market applications.

Swift Navigation is changing the way we navigate and understand our planet.

Swift Navigation was founded in 2012 by Fergus Noble, Colin Beighley and Timothy Harris. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California, with offices in Tokyo and Melbourne.


Swift offers a comprehensive GNSS platform, consisting of Skylark™, Swift’s global wide area, cloud-based GNSS precise positioning service, Starling®, Swift’s receiver-agnostic client software positioning engine and a wide variety of both Swift and third-party compatible receiver options.


Swift’s precise positioning technology platform improves location accuracy from several meters to centimeter-level and is used by millions of devices across the globe.


Swift’s technology is trusted by users across industries, enabling safer driving, improving efficiency for last-mile delivery and commercial transport operations, increasing accuracy for mobile devices and creating new possibilities for rail, robotics and machine control.


Swift is backed by NEA, SK Inc., Eclipse Ventures, EPIQ Capital Group, KDDI Open Innovation Fund, Potentum Partners, FM Capital, OVN Capital, TELUS Ventures, and others. The company raised $100M in Series D round on on Oct 18, 2022. This brings Swift's total funding to $198.8M to date.



  • Year founded: 2012
  • Funding Info: $198.8M over 5 Rounds (Latest Funding Type: Series D)
  • Yearly Revenue: NA
  • Employee Size: 51-200
  • Business Valuation: NA
  • City/Town: San Francisco
  • State: California
  • Country: United States
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