Planet Labs to Open Office in the Netherlands

Announcement comes as Prime Minister Mark Rutte tours Silicon Valley

Planet Labs announcement

California-based Planet Labs will open a Netherlands office in 2016. The announcement was made while Prime Minister Mark Rutte was touring innovative technology companies in the Bay Area. Planet Labs’ co-founders Robbie Schingler and Will Marshall gave Prime Minister Rutte a tour of the company’s San Francisco office and mass satellite manufacturing facility.

Planet Labs operates the largest constellation of Earth-imaging satellites in the world. The company, founded in 2010, is also on a mission to provide universal access to their data. Planet Labs’ data provides real-world application to businesses and humanitarian organizations by measuring agricultural yields, monitoring natural resources, aiding first responders after natural disasters, and more.

“The Netherlands is an excellent gateway to the European space community and startup ecosystem,” wrote Schingler on Planet Labs’ blog.

Planet Labs has recently built a strong relationship with StartupDelta, on top of its longstanding partnership with Delft-based nanosatellite company, Innovation Solutions in Space, and ESA’s ESTEC, Europe’s leading space research and technology center based in Noordwijk. Planet Labs has also recently acquired Blackbridge (with offices in Berlin, Germany and Lethbridge, Canada).

Source: Planet Labs

1 February 2016

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