Aug 21, 2019
"I ran into several angel investors.
They came up with this idea, and said 'You are the guy with the brains from the space side, do you want to quit your job and start an entrepreneurial venture and see how we can make money in the space industry?'
That was basically the pitch.
On which I quit my job."
Welcome to episode #157 with Coen Janssen, Co-Founder of Hiber, whose miniature satellites are helping to get the world online and help connectivity.
Having launched its first nano satellites into orbit in late 2018, Hiber will be providing connectivity to the 90% of the world lacking a network, and at a significantly cheaper price than existing alternatives.
I recently caught up with Coen, who's based in Amsterdam, via a Skype call to discuss how Hiber's technology can bring changes to a wide array of different industries.
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Coen Jansen says the value of IOT, or internet of things, is estimated at roughly $4 Billion, although the total monetary impact is expected to be in the Trillions of $. Hiber have already had a host of companies from agriculture, logistics, transportation and environmental sectors all sign up to their network.
I personally find this really fascinating, and I hope you do too.