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Fleet Space Technologies Raises $7 Million to Advance Space IoT Connectivity

By Ken Briodagh
September 10, 2019

According to a recent announcement, Fleet Space Technologies has raised $7.35 million from global funds, including Momenta Ventures and Horizons Ventures, to deliver ubiquitous Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity to remote industries, powered by a global constellation of nanosatellites.

Investors in the funding round also included Grok Ventures and Blackbird Ventures, who re-invested in the company, and the Kennard family, whose equipment hire company Kennards Hire, is a Fleet customer focused on digital transformation. The new funding will enable Fleet to meet the increasing demand for global deployments of private IoT networks, powered by its constellation of nanosatellites, across industries including logistics, resources and energy.

Founded by aerospace engineers in Adelaide, Australia in 2015, Fleet’s technology is designed to enable companies to roll out transformative IoT solutions previously rendered impossible by cost, distance and connectivity. Fleet combines a global constellation of nanosatellites at a fraction of the cost of traditional satellites, with its Portal, a long-range LoRaWAN hub that processes data from sensors using edge computing to reduce data transmission needs. The result makes the impossible a reality; from tracking assets across thousands of kilometers, managing heavy equipment at remote mine sites, to monitoring major pipelines and utilities, all powered by Fleet’s growing constellation of shoebox-sized nanosatellites.

The latest funding round introduces strategic investors specifically chosen by Fleet to help develop its solutions to become even more powerful, and deploy it with the right network and technology partners. The company is one of the first investments from Momenta Ventures’ LPWAN Ecosystem Fund, the only Internet of Things-focused fund, established to accelerate industry solutions powered by Low Power Wide Area Networks with a focus on open standards and ecosystems such as LoRaWAN.

“We're now living in a commercial space age that is fundamentally changing how we do things on Earth,” said Flavia Tata Nardini, co-founder and CEO, Fleet Space Technologies. “With the latest support from Momenta and Horizons, we're expanding operations to transform industries through our technology. Our unique combination of global connectivity, edge computing and myriad new data points is unlocking billions of dollars of value in mining, energy and agriculture. Every giant leap of human progress stemmed from a communications breakthrough. That's why we started Fleet.”


Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

Edited by Ken Briodagh
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