Alba Orbital Raises $3.4 Million in Seed Round from Founders of Skype & Fitbit

GLASGOW, Scotland (Alba Orbital PR) — Alba Orbital is pleased to announce we have closed our Seed round to accelerate our mission to image everywhere on earth every 15 minutes.

The round was led by Metaplanet Holdings and included Y Combinator, Liquid2, Soma, Uncommon Denominator, Zillionize and a number of angel investors

To date Alba Orbital has launched 6 satellites, more than all the other Y Combinator companies combined, with another 9 integrated and ready to launch in a few months.

‘We are thrilled to have closed our first external investment round, which was so popular we could have filled two or three times over. We are excited to kick on and start building out our fleet at scale, starting with our 11 satellite constellation for night time imagery’.

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Astranis Raise $250 Million Series C Financing Round

Astranis engineers load their small communications satellite into a thermal-vacuum shroud. (Credit: Astranis)

SAN FRANCISCO (Astranis PR)–Astranis, the company building the next generation of telecommunication satellites, today announced a $250 million Series C financing round, valuing the company at $1.4 billion.

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