Sen has raised greater than £2m to move stay video of the Earth from high-definition cameras connected to satellites in house.
The provider will likely be unfastened for private use, with paid tiers that allow business customers obtain, analyse or fee ultra-high-definition movies.
The London-based startup will use the seed investment, led by means of project capital company Mercia, to position orders for 2 new satellites subsequent yr. Longer term, it’s aiming to construct a constellation of 100 satellites to supply real-time and close to real-time video streams.
Static satellite tv for pc imagery is not anything new however Sen says it’s the primary to supply a video provider commercially. Industrial objectives may just come with the ones already paying for static satellites pictures, equivalent to insurers for climate forecasting or assessing typhoon injury
“Through streaming real-time video to billions of other people international, Sen goals to democratise house,” stated Charles Black, founder and CEO of Sen.
“Our provider will elevate consciousness about planetary adjustments and improve the ones at once suffering from occasions on Earth.”
Contemporary capital for the company got here in a Mercia-led funding spherical. It’s to be put in opposition to two further satellites and an upcoming Collection A “early subsequent yr”. Subsequent yr the corporate plans to release its app to let other people view content material from its satellites.
Sen, based in 2014 by means of Black, introduced the primary of its live-streaming satellites in January previous this yr. It’s having a look to boost a Collection A investment spherical “early subsequent yr”.
Lee Lindley, VCT workforce, Mercia, stated: “Sen isn’t just developing a brand new type of media appropriate for mass intake but in addition increasing the ‘earth commentary’ marketplace by means of providing the original qualities of video for knowledge analytics.”
Thus far the corporate has raised greater than £7m, coming from buyers equivalent to SpaceFund and previous Dragon’s Den investor Piers Linney, who advises the not too long ago introduced founder community VenturePath.