Ag-focused Descartes Labs raises $5 mln


San Francisco-based Descartes Labs, a deep-learning startup analyzing satellite imagery with a current focus on the agriculture industry, announced via a blog post by co-founder and CEO Mark Johnson that it has raised $5 million in Series A funding. Cultivian Sandbox, an ag-focused venture firm based in Chicago, led the round. Also participating are Crosslink Capital, which led Descartes Labs‘ seed round, TenOneTen, Data Collective and ValueStream Labs. The company has now raised $8.78 million in total funding. As a result of the latest round, Andy Ziolkowski, a managing director of Cultivian Sandbox, has joined the board.