Astranis is a satellite Internet startup focused on building the next generation of smaller, lower-cost telecommunications satellites to bring the world online.
Astranis' mission is to improves access to internet connectivity by making smaller and more powerful satellites at a fraction of the cost.
Astranis was founded in 2015 by John Gedmark and Ryan McLinko. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, California.
Astranis splits the difference - taking advantage of advances in technology to build a satellite that’s smaller and hundreds of millions of dollars less expensive - while putting those satellites in geosynchronous orbit to help provide connectivity where it’s currently lacking.
Astranis is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Y Combinator, Venrock and others. The company raised $90M ($40M in equity and $50M in Debt financing) in a latest round on Feb 13, 2020. This brings Astranis' total funding to $103.5M to date.