The report by Google and Dealroom found that Poland had the largest number of companies classified as unicorns, a term meaning that a start-up has risen in value to over $1 billion, with 10 companies. Estonia had six, with Czechia and Ukraine both having four and the rest of the region having a total of 10 unicorns.
The first to be launched on the Virgin Orbit and SpaceX Falcon 9 will be focused on helping the American agriculture market by processing data in space, something which the co-founder and CEO Grzegorz Zwoliński called a “complete innovation on the satellite market.”
Venture capitalist Tim Draper is known for his astute early investments in firms such as Hotmail, Skype, Tesla, Twitter, and Twitch. Now he’s turned his attention to Poland after investing in the country’s ICEYE mini-satellite technology.
The technology can aid emergency services fighting forest fires when normal satellite images are obscured by smoke.