Phoenix AZ (SPX) Jan 12, 2022 Mangata Networks has closed a $33 million Series A round led by...
Mangata Networks has closed a $33 million Series A round led by US-based venture capital firm Playground Global to continue its mission to transform the way the world interacts with information.
This closing manifests the truly global nature of the organization with other major investors including Temasek which is headquartered in Singapore, ktsat from South Korea, Scottish Enterprise in the UK, Promus Ventures from its Orbital Ventures Fund, and MetaVC Partners, also in the US. Mangata represents a tremendous leap forward in telecommunications by innovating game-changing architecture, using HEO and MEO satellite constellations, combined with the power of a terrestrial system of MangataEdge micro data centers, extending the cloud to the edge of the network close to users.
"We are out to change the world and that requires visionary investors and partners. We are really thrilled to announce this collaboration today. These investors, whose intercontinental representation reflects our own global mission, are championing a new evolution in human connectivity. We believe we have a unique combination of coverage, technology, performance, and cost that no one else can provide to their customers," said Brian Holz, CEO - Mangata Networks.
Mangata Networks will initiate service for the entire Northern Hemisphere starting in 2024 with its initial launch of 8 HEO satellites.
"Somewhere in the world await the answers to some of our most pressing questions. Building a platform to connect with each other, and to share each other's ideas, can dramatically transfigure the world we live in," said Juliette Neu, Executive VP and CXO - Mangata Networks.
Mangata is developing a patented architecture to connect micro data centers over satellite, hosting cloud service platforms with the capability to extend connectivity directly into localized 5G, IoT and Wi-Fi networks on a global basis.
Initial community networks to be deployed as early as 2023, prior to launch of its initial satellites.
Early in 2023 the company will be implementing multiple trial networks around the world to begin product testing and evaluation in advance of its first launch, starting with South Korea in Asia, the 5G Open Innovation Lab in Seattle, and the Scotland 5G Centre in the UK. "Mangata is founded by a dream team that substantially designed and implemented the O3b and OneWeb NGSO satellite constellations," said Jory Bell, general partner at Playground Global.
"The Mangata system represents a 'goldilocks' architecture that provides the best of GEO and LEO offerings with a highly configurable modern HEO / MEO constellation that can be incrementally built out while generating real revenue from day one of first deployment. We are thrilled to be able to lead an international team of investors to partner with Brian and his team as they build the world's best integrated space-based communications and data network."
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