A moral and economic argument for ushering in the global monitoring revolution that the world urgently needs
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The satellite imagery industry still has no idea what customers actually want
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One startup is boldly asking, "What if we could predict the weather?"
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I have a new job, and it’s keeping me pretty busy. Don’t get too excited—you’re the goober that signed up for this newsletter, and I will not let you…
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Helium is one of the most exciting companies I’ve come across in recent memory. They are building a peer-to-peer network of wireless hotspots around the…
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Disclaimer: I work at Umbra, a satellite imagery company. I’m hopelessly biased on this topic. As Upton Sinclair famously quipped, “It is difficult to…
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A lot of folks don’t realize that Elon Musk got his first big break as an entrepreneur building mapping software. He and his brother Kimbal started Zip2…
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TL;DR I’m starting a new job at a satellite startup this month. Think of this like a poor man’s “Why I left Google to Join Grab.” After a little over…
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The views expressed in this newsletter are solely my own, and do not represent the views of my employer. Well, they aren’t solely my own, because I’ve…
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Welcome to the inaugural edition of “A Closer Look,” and thank you so much for signing up! We may both come to regret the decision, but until then…
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Eulogy for a simpler time
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The Billion Dollar Dataset Next Door
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