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Satellite imaging company Iceye raises $93 million in latest funding round 

Samantha Parker By Samantha Parker Jun3,2024

WASHINGTON — Finnish satellite company Iceye has raised $93 million in a new funding round, the company announced April 17. 

Iceye operates a constellation of synthetic aperture radar (SAR) small satellites that capture imagery day or night and in any weather conditions, making them valuable tools for a range of applications including maritime monitoring, infrastructure assessment, and disaster response.

Finnish sovereign wealth fund Solidium Oy led the round, with participation from Move Capital Fund I, Blackwells Capital, Christo Georgiev and existing investors.

Iceye said it plans to use the funds to expand its business, and develop new products and services. The company is headquartered in Finland and operates from five international locations. It has more than 600 employees.

U.S. operations in California

The company has grown its U.S. footprint since 2021, when it opened a satellite manufacturing facility, research and development lab, and mission operations center for U.S.-licensed spacecraft in Irvine, California.

The new investment round follows a Series D round in February 2022, bringing the total amount raised to $438 million.

“This backing from the domestic and international investment community shows trust in Iceye’s vision,” said Rafal Modrzewski, the company’s chief executive and co-founder.

Susan Repo, chief financial officer, said Iceye “has experienced exponential commercial traction over the past few years internationally. This growth investment round fully funds the business plan and sets the company up for a near-term trajectory towards free cash flow break-even.”

Iceye says it has successfully deployed 34 spacecraft since 2018, and plans to launch up to 15 satellites in 2024.

Samantha Parker

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2 thoughts on “Satellite imaging company Iceye raises $93 million in latest funding round ”
  1. Wow, impressive achievement by Iceye! How will the additional funding help Iceye further expand its satellite imaging capabilities?

    1. Hi RyanSmith, the additional funding raised by Iceye will enable the company to enhance its satellite imaging capabilities by investing in new technologies, expanding its operations, and developing innovative products and services. This financial support will help Iceye continue its growth trajectory, strengthen its market presence, and advance its mission of providing high-quality satellite imagery solutions for various applications. The funding will likely also contribute to the improvement of Iceye’s existing satellite infrastructure, allowing for more frequent and detailed imaging, thus benefiting industries such as maritime monitoring, infrastructure assessment, and disaster response. Overall, the new investment will play a crucial role in driving Iceye’s innovation and expansion in the satellite imaging sector.

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