NewSpace Intelligence for a sustainable Earth

Bushfires in Borroloola, Australia, were detected by OroraTech’s FOREST-1 satellite on May 24th, 10:15:37 local time. The image shows a composition between the satellites’ three main instruments, all with a swath of about 170km. The smoke plumes of the fire can be seen in the RGB channel, whereas the MWIR channel tracks the precise heat signatures of the fires. The LWIR channel inserted in the lower part of the image allows for accurate ambient temperature measurement (Source: OroraTech)

Munich-based OroraTech provides NewSpace Intelligence for a sustainable Earth. The company’s wildfire service is designed to inform you of the earliest detection of hotspots and allows you to monitor areas at risk of wildfires.

The company launched its first satellite FOREST-1 with SpaceX in January 2022. The satellite allows for significantly higher accuracy and faster global coverage while cutting down data processing time and delivering high-resolution images at a far lower cost than previously possible.

In June 2022 the company announced that it has successfully achieved the mission goals for FOREST-1. For more information, please visit the OroraTech website:

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Zoe Peden, Principal at Ananda, was on Hattie Willis’ ‘Not My First Guess Podcast’! This episode is especially insightful for any entrepreneurs planning to start fundraising.

In this great episode, Zoe shares:
👉 The realities of raising venture capital for founders
👉 What founders need to understand about the VC business model
👉 Practical tips on fundraising, like when to start warming up investors (hint, it’s probably earlier than you think)

🎧 You can listen to the podcast on all common podcast platforms (e.g., on Spotify: https://t.co/Gvtuywaz5O)

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Ananda portfolio company auticon started a new podcast “autism: in conversation with auticon”. You can listen to the show here:

auticon brings the skills of autistic people into the IT sector. Autistic individuals receive the opportunity to contribute their skills to the IT sector (e.g. Software Testing) resulting in long-term employment. This results in personal autonomy, enhanced job skills and increased personal confidence.

Ananda Impact Ventures first invested in auticon in 2011.

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