Umbra, formerly known as Umbra Labs, is a leader in advanced space radar technology that offers intelligence data as a service to commercial and government customers.
Umbra’s goal is to empower customers by offering them both high quality and affordable data.
Umbra was founded in 2015 by David Langan and Gabe Dominocielo. The company is headquartered in Santa Barbara, California, with presence in Austin, Texas, and Washington, D.C.
Umbra has built and developed multiple satellites since its formation and has manufactured spacecraft and launched satellites for commercial missions. Umbra's cutting-edge hardware and software products for its analytics customers solves complex business and security challenges for the United States and its allies.
Umbra’s satellites are equipped with a powerful SAR payload capable of capturing the highest-resolution radar images ever sold in the open market, operating through day, night, and dense cloud cover. Umbra currently has six satellites in its constellation and is licensed to operate 32 satellites to support DRIFT and other programs for the U.S. Federal Government.
Umbra also regularly captures and publicly shares high-resolution SAR data from diverse locations around the world via its Open Data Program (ODP). Last week, Umbra crossed over $1 million of free SAR data released into the ODP.
Umbra is backed by CrossCut Ventures, Nimble Partners, Star Castle Ventures, Champion Hill Ventures, Starbridge Venture Capital, Passport Capital founder John Burbank, Hemisphere Ventures, and others. The company closed its Series B round in Mar 2023, which brought Umbra's total funding to more than $100M. The round valued Umbra at $750M pre-money.