About Us

Our mission is to make the world’s most incredible satellite images – and the insights they bring – accessible to absolutely everyone.

What does Bird.i do?

 

Satellite imagery shows us how things are changing on the ground with a frequency and accuracy that’s hard to beat. This data can provide powerful insights for businesses, but traditionally it’s been the preserve of the few.

Bird.i was founded with an aim to make this data source accessible, affordable and usable for the everyday business user. To do this, we curate the world’s best satellite imagery from multiple satellite imagery providers into one platform, offering access through either our online portal or API.

For further insight, Bird.i also offers an Intelligence Service which adds the power of Artificial Intelligence into the mix, bringing you reliable, automated data using our proprietary machine learning models.


How did Bird.i start?

 

Bird.i CEO, Corentin Guillo, had the idea of creating Bird.i when he was working in the space sector. He saw the valuable insights Earth observation imagery was bringing to industries such as defence, security and the government, and wondered why this data should only be at the hands of privileged organisations. High quality satellite imagery can be difficult and expensive to obtain, so Corentin set out to lower the barriers and open up access to the mass market.


The growth of Bird.i

 

With Bird.i’s first investment round in May 2016, the company moved to Scotland to recruit the best talent to build the company.

By the end of 2016, we had five employees; two software engineers, two big data engineers and someone to help with business development. At this point, we secured a unique agreement with the world’s leading satellite operators and built a platform to disseminate their imagery.

Early in 2017, we secured our first customers in the financial intelligence sector, including Thomson Reuters which led us to the next investment round in June 2017. This grew our team to ten, allowing us to start developing our product offering by the end of last year.

We now have 15 employees and will grow to 20 by the end of 2018.


our journey so far


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We’re a dynamic, friendly team working to discover new and ever-better techniques for analysing imagery and automating data.

Together, we’re determined to change the way businesses and individuals see the world. If that sounds like something you’d be good at, get in touch.


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If you have a general enquiry or you’re tackling a business challenge, fill out our form and we’ll get in touch to see how we can help.

Image Service

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Intelligence Service

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