Bird.i the Glasgow-based the satellite, airborne and drone imaging company has closed a £2m investment round led by Accelerated Digital Ventures, with participation from new investor, Concrete Ventures. Previous Bird.i investors Frontline Ventures, Satellite Application Catapult Services and Scottish Investment Bank – the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise – also participated. This most recent round brings the startup’s total funding to $3.3 million and will enable it to scale its product portfolio and continue to expand globally.
Bird.i collates and disseminates the best of the world’s satellite, airborne and drone imagery in real time, in order to provide insights and data to businesses globally. The high quality, frequency and accuracy of Bird.i’s images are superior even to the likes of Google Maps, meaning that clients can efficiently monitor changes and trends on the ground, helping companies solve problems, make important decisions, gain competitive advantage and plan for the future.
Founded in 2016 by Corentin Guillo, a French entrepreneur with a background in Earth Observation satellite development and innovation, having previously worked for organisations including the Airbus Defence and Space and the Satellite Applications Catapult, Bird.i has a growing team of 12 people and offices in London and Glasgow.