Dutch NewSpace startup, Hiber was launched by the founders of JustEat, Treatwell and booking.com. Its nano-satellite, connected tech network went live this month, opening up a $100bn opportunity for global IoT projects. Coen Janssen, co-founder of the startup and Director of Business Intelligence would love to speak with you. Coen is the brains behind Hiber and a space veteran, having previously worked for NATO, presenting on the future of nano-sats; a space travel startup, the Space Expedition Corporation; and as an initiator and organiser of the Dutch Nano-Satellite Symposium.
Hiber’s mission is to bring internet access to the 90% of the world which currently lacks a network. The company launched two nano-satellites into orbit in 2018 which are now circling the earth 16 times a day to power its network. Hiber’s network went live in early November and is already powering a variety of projects in developing countries and remote areas of the planet – opening up a $100 an opportunity for growth in the larger connected tech market.
Hiber, set-up by the founders of JustEat, Treatwell and Booking.com, is the first company to have such a network up and running. Its technology will bring significant changes to an array of industries. From powering tech-for-good projects in third-world agricultural and environmental sectors, to having huge ramifications for the energy, logistics and insurance industries, it will push the capabilities of global IoT to the next level.
Flagship early customers include the British Antarctic Survey and EduClima, a not-for-profit project teaching young people in developing countries smart farming methods so they can cope with the effects of climate change.