We’re changing the
bigger picture, one detail
at a time.

OUR MISSION
Make exquisite imaging available to the world to generate new possibilities for innovation and market growth.
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Our path to launch

2026
Deploy constellation by launching additional satellites. Limited imagery tasking available to public.
2025
Launch the first and second 10cm commercial satellite. Imagery tasking exclusive to our Albedo Reserve customers.
2024
Raised $35M in Series A-1 round. Rapid build, assembly, integration, and test of VLEO satellite hardware and software.
2023
Finalize satellite design, establish manufacturing facility in Denver, CO, and begin build of first satellite.
2022
Completed baseline architecture and design, raised $52M Series A round.
2021
Founded in Y Combinator, Initialized Capital led $10M seed round; awarded 10cm NOAA imagery license.
2021
Founded in Y Combinator, Initialized Capital led $10M seed round; awarded 10cm NOAA imagery license
2022
Completed baseline architecture and design, raised $52M Series A round
2023
Finalize satellite design, establish manufacturing facility in Denver, CO, and begin build of first satellite
2024
Raised $35M in Series A-1 round. Rapid build, assembly, integration, and test of VLEO satellite hardware and software.
2025
Launch the first and second 10cm commercial satellite. Imagery tasking exclusive to our Albedo Reserve customers.
2026
Deploy constellation by launching additional satellites. Limited imagery tasking available to public.

Our core values

Humility, Emotional
Intelligence, & Respect
We embody HEIRs and empathy in our everyday.
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High Speed, Low Drag
We move rapidly with concentrated velocity.
2
Default to Trust
and Transparency
We are optimists who assume good intent from others. We build strong relationships through being open and honest.
3
The Whole is Greater than
the Sum of its Parts
Whether it’s our team, our company, or our industry, we are most effective when we work together and celebrate the gestalt.
4
Bold, but Accountable
We aren’t afraid to push the limits, but we calculate the risks and own our failures.
5
Create Leverage
10x ourselves and 10x each other.
6
Stay in Orbit
We take care of our wellbeing, enjoy the ride, and optimize for the long run.
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Our team

Internal team
Topher Haddad
Topher Haddad
Co-founder & CEO
AyJay Lasater
AyJay Lasater
Co-founder & CTO
Winston Tri
Winston Tri
Co-founder & CPO
Allie Graff
Allie Graff
Business Operations Associate
Andrew Olguin
Andrew Olguin
Senior Flight Software Engineer
Ankur Chopra
Ankur Chopra
VP of Flight Dynamics and Controls
Becca Zukowski
Becca Zukowski
Head of Talent & Culture
Brandon Kaploe
Brandon Kaploe
Senior Engineering Manager
Brian Jackson
Brian Jackson
Lead Optimization Engineer, Motion & Autonomy
Chris Morley
Chris Morley
Senior EGSE Engineer
Cody Sharp
Cody Sharp
Senior Aerospace Technician
Cody Webber
Cody Webber
Senior Image Science Engineer
Courtney Himebrook
Courtney Himebrook
Senior Program Manager - US Government
Dan D'Orlando
Dan D'Orlando
Director of US Government Programs
David Hay
David Hay
Principal Software Engineer
Dylan Betts
Dylan Betts
VP of Finance
Erica Griffin
Erica Griffin
Head of Supply Chain Operations
Erin Nare
Erin Nare
Supply Chain Program Manager
Gerardo Pulido
Gerardo Pulido
Senior Electric Propulsion Engineer
Jacob Willis
Jacob Willis
Senior GNC Engineer
Jamil Fakhouri
Jamil Fakhouri
Lead Electrical Engineer
Jesse Fisher
Jesse Fisher
Principal Mechanical Architect
Jim Colosimo
Jim Colosimo
VP of Payloads and AI&T
JoAnne Baker
JoAnne Baker
Engineering Director
Joe Reed
Joe Reed
Lead Software Engineer & Ground Technical Product Manager
John Nelson
John Nelson
Senior Software Engineer
Josiah Hanko
Josiah Hanko
US Policy and Regulations Consultant
Katie Betts
Katie Betts
Head of Business Development
Kevin Kloster
Kevin Kloster
Principal Mission Management Engineer
Kori Eliaz
Kori Eliaz
HW/SW Integration Engineer
Lauren Fitzgibbon
Lauren Fitzgibbon
Senior Software Engineer
Lauryn Gutowski
Lauryn Gutowski
Senior Product Manager
Mark Koch
Mark Koch
Director of Ground Software
Mark Opfell
Mark Opfell
Lead Communications Systems Engineer
Matt Johnson
Matt Johnson
Lead Systems Integration Engineer
Matthew Huff
Matthew Huff
Lead FPGA Engineer
Mike Sundermier
Mike Sundermier
Senior Mechanical Engineer - Assembly & Integration
Nate McIntyre
Nate McIntyre
Lead Software Engineer
Nghiem Do
Nghiem Do
Lead Vehicle Test Beds Engineer
Oren Kornberg
Oren Kornberg
Lead Thermal Engineer
Patrich Clark
Patrich Clark
Program Operations Lead
Paul Silversmith
Paul Silversmith
Lead GN&C Engineer - Attitude Estimation
Phil McLaughlin
Phil McLaughlin
Senior Software Engineer
Ryan Sherlock
Ryan Sherlock
Lead Flight Software Engineer
Ryan Watson
Ryan Watson
Senior GPS Precise Orbit Determination Engineer
Scott HInton
Scott HInton
Senior Flight Software Engineer
Tim Waltman
Tim Waltman
Senior Aerospace Technician
Tom Gorton
Tom Gorton
Lead GNC Engineer
Wyatt Verret
Wyatt Verret
Mechanical Engineer
Zach Bergen
Zach Bergen
Lead Image Science Engineer
Zach Farmer
Zach Farmer
Engineering Manager - Avionics & Electronics
Topher Haddad
Co-founder & CEO
AyJay Lasater
Co-founder & CTO
Winston Tri
Co-founder & CPO
Allie Graff
Business Operations Associate
Andrew Olguin
Senior Flight Software Engineer
Ankur Chopra
VP of Flight Dynamics and Controls
Becca Zukowski
Head of Talent & Culture
Brandon Kaploe
Senior Engineering Manager
Brian Jackson
Lead Optimization Engineer, Motion & Autonomy
Chris Morley
Senior EGSE Engineer
Cody Sharp
Senior Aerospace Technician
Cody Webber
Senior Image Science Engineer
Courtney Himebrook
Senior Program Manager - US Government
Dan D'Orlando
Director of US Government Programs
David Hay
Principal Software Engineer
Dylan Betts
VP of Finance
Erica Griffin
Head of Supply Chain Operations
Erin Nare
Supply Chain Program Manager
Gerardo Pulido
Senior Electric Propulsion Engineer
Jacob Willis
Senior GNC Engineer
Jamil Fakhouri
Lead Electrical Engineer
Jesse Fisher
Principal Mechanical Architect
Jim Colosimo
VP of Payloads and AI&T
JoAnne Baker
Engineering Director
Joe Reed
Lead Software Engineer & Ground Technical Product Manager
John Nelson
Senior Software Engineer
Josiah Hanko
US Policy and Regulations Consultant
Katie Betts
Head of Business Development
Kevin Kloster
Principal Mission Management Engineer
Kori Eliaz
HW/SW Integration Engineer
Lauren Fitzgibbon
Senior Software Engineer
Lauryn Gutowski
Senior Product Manager
Mark Koch
Director of Ground Software
Mark Opfell
Lead Communications Systems Engineer
Matt Johnson
Lead Systems Integration Engineer
Matthew Huff
Lead FPGA Engineer
Mike Sundermier
Senior Mechanical Engineer - Assembly & Integration
Nate McIntyre
Lead Software Engineer
Nghiem Do
Lead Vehicle Test Beds Engineer
Oren Kornberg
Lead Thermal Engineer
Strategic Advisory Board
Dr. John Deutch
Dr. John Deutch
Former Director of Central Intelligence and Deputy Secretary of Defense for Acquisition and Technology
Jen Stewart
Jen Stewart
Former Department of Defense Chief of Staff
The Honorable Joan Dempsey
The Honorable Joan Dempsey
EVP at Booz Allen Hamilton; Former Deputy Director of Central Intelligence for Community Management
Vice Admiral Bob Sharp, USN (Ret)
Vice Admiral Bob Sharp, USN (Ret)
Former Director of National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA)
Board of Directors
Raj Shah
Raj Shah
Managing Partner at Shield Capital; Former Director at Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)
Christian Garcia
Christian Garcia
Partner at Breakthrough Energy Ventures; Former Director at Honeywell
Ben Sampson
Ben Sampson
Managing Director at Standard Investments
Winston Tri
Winston Tri
Co-founder & CPO
AyJay Lasater
AyJay Lasater
Co-founder & CTO
Topher Haddad
Topher Haddad
Co-founder & CEO

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THE PERKS
Above-market, employee-friendly equity compensation
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4% direct matching 401k
2
Remote-friendly, asynchronous culture with flexible working hours
3
Comprehensive medical insurance: health, dental, vision, mental health
4
20 paid vacation days, yours from Day 1; 12 company holidays
5
Monthly wellness and childcare reimbursements; generous parental leave
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Company on-sites and team retreats for in-person relationship building
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