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As a child, Peter Beck knew he wanted to build rockets. Since 2006, Rocket Lab (Nasdaq: RKLB) has successfully grown into a vertically-integrated space company delivering reliable launch services, spacecraft, satellite components and on-orbit management for companies worldwide.

While playing for Harvard’s squash team, Will Ahmed dreamed of better understanding his physical recovery and strain. He built WHOOP, a wearable performance and optimization platform worn worldwide by top athletes and consumers.

Helene Huby founded The Exploration Company (TEC) to build the next generation of “space cabs”. TEC develops, manufactures and operates Nyx, a modular and reusable orbital vehicle that can be refueled in orbit. Nyx will launch with flying cargo, aiming to get humans in space.

The idea of building development kits that would allow anyone to design and publish customs maps came to Eric Gundersen after a trip to Kabul, Afghanistan, in 2009. Today, Mapbox powers navigation for people, packages, and vehicles everywhere.

From university spin-off to operating the largest synthetic-aperture radar (SAR) satellite constellation in the world, Rafal Modrzewski and Pekka Laurila created ICEYE to democratize the Earth Observation data space.

A mechanical engineer who grew up milking cows on a farm, Craig Piggott left building rockets at RocketLab in 2006 and founded Halter. The company’s GPS-enabled, solar-powered collars enable farmers to remotely set geographic boundaries for dairy and beef cows and increase pastures’ productivity.

Andrea Tomasz and Vivian Chu have long desired to see robots enhancing human jobs. Today, Diligent builds robots like Maxi to assist hospital staff with routine activities so they can focus on caring for patients.

When Sid Satish witnessed his first surgery, he was surprised that no one could calculate the amount of blood the patient had lost. He founded Gauss Surgical to enable doctors and hospitals to better understand blood loss in operating rooms. Gauss Surgical was acquired by Stryker in 2021.

Tim Harris, Fergus Noble and Colin Beighley started developing Swift Navigation with a crowdfunding campaign in 2013. Today, their precise positioning technology platform improves location accuracy from several meters to centimeter-level and is used by millions of devices across the globe.

Travis Deyle and Erik Schluntz went from an idea to paid robotic deployments at customer sites in 12 months. Since 2017, Cobalt Robotics’ indoor robots have been working alongside human guards to provide security.

Our Musings and News

Customer Discovery For DeepTech Startups

Gareth Keane | Apr 16, 2024

Starting a new business can be an exhilarating journey, but without a clear understanding of your target market, your startup might be sailing in uncharted waters. This is where customer discovery can be vital. It…

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Mike Collett | Nov 15, 2023

At Promus Ventures, we believe that having a well-thought-out thesis on the macro economy and markets is key to navigating the path ahead. So, we make it a point every quarter to refine our thoughts…

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Gareth Keane | Nov 6, 2023

Whether you’re an entrepreneur seeking investment, a customer evaluating a new product, or a partner considering collaboration, trust plays a pivotal role in building a thriving startup ecosystem…

Decision Intelligence from Space

Pierre Festal | Aug 29, 2023

Promus Ventures is excited to co-lead the $15M Series A round of SatSure, a Bangalore-based company building the next generation of location intelligence and analytics for financial inclusion…

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Our index compares the price, multiple, and growth performance of leading US public companies to offer an overview of key DeepTech sectors and their evolution.