Spire Global CEO honored by Goldman Sachs for entrepreneurship
Peter Platzer Among 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs at 2020 Builders + Innovators Summit
San Francisco, California October 14, 2020 – Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) is recognizing Spire Global CEO Peter Platzer as one of the 100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs of 2020 at its Builders + Innovators Summit. Goldman Sachs selected Peter Platzer as one of 100 entrepreneurs from multiple industries to be honored at the two-day event.
Peter Platzer is the CEO of Spire. He co-founded the company in 2012 with a vision to provide satellite-powered data for a new kind of Earth Information illuminating the entire globe. Spire has become an industry-standard in the commercial small, smart satellite sector. The company has launched several new strategic partnerships this year, including deals with NASA, ESA, Amazon, and key global players in the weather, maritime, and aviation sectors.
Platzer said “I’m incredibly honored to be selected again by Goldman Sachs into this group of global innovators. Especially during a time like 2020, humanities’ capacity to innovate and collaborate shines as an unstoppable force for overcoming global challenges, and I’m excited for Spire to be part of that.”
“True innovation is built from a diversity of perspectives and experiences”, said David M. Solomon, Chief Executive Officer of Goldman Sachs. “Our Builders + Innovators Summit brings together a collective of impressive future leaders who are striving to drive meaningful change. For over 150 years, Goldman Sachs has supported entrepreneurs as they launch and grow their businesses. That’s why we are pleased to recognize Spire Global’s Peter Platzer as one of the most intriguing entrepreneurs of 2020.”
In addition to honoring 100 entrepreneurs, the summit, which this year will take place virtually, consists of general sessions and clinics led by seasoned entrepreneurs, academics, and business leaders as well as resident scholars.
About Spire Global Inc.
Spire Global Inc. is a space to cloud analytics company that utilizes proprietary satellite data and algorithms to provide the most advanced maritime, aviation, and weather tracking in the world. Spire’s data analytics is backed by a wholly owned and developed constellation of nanosatellites, global ground station network, and 24/7 operations that provide near real-time global coverage of every point on Earth. To learn more, visit: development.spire.com