We aggregate the world's free and commercial satellite data into a single API that can be used to create world-changing applications.

Founded 2014
16-50 employees
  • Information Systems
  • Headquarters address
    14 Erb St W, Waterloo, ON
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    At SkyWatch, we believe that everyone on the planet should benefit from the thousands of satellites that orbit the earth. We are building a platform to put the world’s earth observation data in once place -- a simple API any app developer can use. Our team of exceptionally talented people has built a cutting-edge microservices platform on a serverless stack, and is growing fast.

    Our Team
    Let’s face it, the best jobs boil down to a handful of things -- getting the chance to work with amazing people in a great culture with a leader who has your back, and pursuing a vision that you can get passionate about.

    Our team consists of NASA award-winning developers, earth observation scientists, big data and unicorn startup veterans who worked at companies including Facebook, IBM, and Cisco and who come from five of the seven continents. Our leadership team includes the Chairman of Canada’s first Space Accelerator for startups, an Earth Observation veteran who has led multiple companies through IPOs, a planetary robotics graduate of the International Space University, and a petabyte-scale data leader with patents in location AI and contextual analytics. We are Techstars ‘16 NYC and Google for Entrepreneurs alumni. We have a unique blend of space/satellite experts and consumer application veterans. And we are just getting started.

    Our Culture
    Culture is the personality of a company. At SkyWatch, our culture is incredibly important to us, and we practice it every day. As a company, we value innovation, dependability, and accessibility. In our product, we value simplicity, affordability, and informability.

    In engineering, we specifically value our team’s happiness over unrealistic product planning (People First), flexibility over rigorous top down process (Freedom & Autonomy), and improving our overall system over dwelling on unintended mistakes or bugs (Just Culture).

    Our mission and values are on the walls of our office. We don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk.

    Our Product
    Every day, hundreds of trillions of pixels of our planet are captured from space. With new applications for this data such as precision farming, construction planning, disaster relief operations, and retail revenue prediction (to name a few), the demand for satellite imagery is growing. However, the current process for obtaining satellite imagery is extremely time-consuming and tedious.

    While the number of sensors observing our planet is growing exponentially, we are seeing each of these instruments creating their own unique dataset. Getting access to many of these catalogues is expensive and time-consuming. And once access is achieved, is it difficult to integrate data from multiple sources into one system. And we all know the most impactful analytics happen when large volumes of data are normalized and can be easily incorporated into powerful models.

    Leveraging our team's experience in building NASA-award winning software, we are building the the SkyWatch API, a simple way to discover and access the world’s remote sensing data. We are making it easy for organizations and app developers to monitor the progress of crops, predict the markets, track ships and airplanes, measure global warming, or create other game-changing applications. We do the data work behind the scenes so developers are free to build the apps that change the world.

    Sound exciting? You are right -- it is.

    Tech stack

    AWS, Python, PostgreSQL, AngularJS


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