- Danti, a pioneering company specializing in locating pertinent information about physical locations on Earth, has successfully concluded its pre-seed funding round, raising $2.75 million.
- Tech Square Ventures led the funding round, with participation from Radius Capital and notable investors such as Philip Krim, Raven One Ventures, Space.VC, Overline, Tareyton Ventures, Jordan Noone, Keith Masback, and Jeff Crusey.
- The funding will be utilized to expedite the development of Danti’s innovative search engine technology, catering to U.S. intelligence and defense customers, as well as commercial partners in the property, insurance, and large-scale infrastructure sectors.
Danti, a company founded in 2023 by experts in aerospace, space, and geospatial data markets, has successfully concluded its pre-seed funding round, securing $2.75 million. Tech Square Ventures spearheaded the funding round, with participation from Radius Capital and a distinguished group of investors. The raised capital will accelerate the development of Danti’s groundbreaking search engine technology, which will be deployed for U.S. intelligence and defense customers, as well as commercial partners in various sectors, including property, insurance, and large-scale infrastructure.
Unleashing Earth Data Accessibility
Danti’s mission is to democratize access to Earth’s data for anyone seeking relevant information. Powered by cutting-edge AI and natural language processing (NLP) technologies, Danti enables both experts and non-experts to pose simple questions and receive highly relevant results. For instance, a query such as “How old is the roof at 123 Main Street?” will yield results including county permit records, high-resolution aerial images confirming roof alterations, and insights from firms specializing in that domain.
Jesse Kallman, CEO and Founder of Danti, explained the company’s vision: “Today’s market for Earth data is a lot like the early days of the internet—there’s a staggering amount of data out there, but it’s all siloed and distributed. As a result, this valuable data is only available to experts who know exactly where to look for it and how to piece it together. Danti is on a mission to open access to data on physical locations by building the market’s first search engine—one that’s as easy to use as the popular search engines we all use to surf the web.”
Government Contract Win and Critical Contribution
In addition to the successful funding round, Danti announced its victory in an open challenge organized by the National Security Innovation Network (NSIN) and sponsored by the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA). The challenge, titled geoSpatial Environment for Access, Retrieval & Content Hosting (“gSEARCH”), focuses on searching and discovering multi-formatted geospatial content within government-managed and commercial data repositories. Danti’s cutting-edge technology was recognized as the top solution, enabling non-expert users without a geospatial background to efficiently prioritize, analyze, and organize information for actionable insights. The program is now underway, with Danti collaborating closely with the NGA and various partners in the Department of Defense to provide a critical search tool for national security efforts.
Martice Nicks, CTO and Co-founder of Danti, highlighted the significance of organizing vast amounts of Earth data: “Every day, there are terabytes of data produced on physical places by satellites, drones, manned aircraft, analytics firms, social media, news, and other sources. The disorganization of this data is a compounding problem. We are building a search engine that brings order to the chaos. By leveraging the latest advancements in AI and NLP, Danti will empower our defense, intelligence, and commercial customers to make searching their own data, and all publicly available data, as simple as searching the web.”
Danti’s successful pre-seed funding round and the unveiling of its advanced Earth data search engine marks a significant milestone for the company. With the newly secured capital, Danti is well-positioned to address the growing demand for efficient Earth data search capabilities. By employing AI tools and decades of experience in diverse data types, Danti aims to provide highly relevant answers and associated datasets to user queries. The company’s team comprises experts from government and enterprise data systems markets, as well as leaders from the Earth observation industry. To learn more about Danti and its mission to make Earth’s data accessible to all, visit their website at https://danti.ai/.