LiveEO: Satellite Data Company Raises €25 Million

By Amit Chowdhry • Jul 8, 2024

LiveEO – a company that uses high-resolution satellite data and AI to transform raw satellite data into automated actionable insights to help companies manage their climate risks and resilience – announced it has raised €25 million in a Series B funding round led by NordicNinja and DeepTech & Climate Fonds (DTCF). This funding round will accelerate the development of LiveEO’s solutions, while expanding its team and capabilities.

Launched in 2018, LiveEO has a goal of transforming vast amounts of satellite data into actionable insights. And this data can monitor the effects of climate change, spot evolving vegetation patterns, identify system movements, and more. But since it is fragmented, raw and sourced from multiple satellites it is challenging for industries to understand and integrate. Plus, the inaccuracies that can come from open-source solutions, combined with the frequency and severity of climate-related events creating a critical need for advanced solutions, with the Earth Observation market predicted to be worth $14.6 billion by 2034, up from $6.8 billion in 2024.

LiveEO’s platform addresses this need demonstrated in the company tripling its growth since last year. And it uses satellite technology, including multispectral and Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) to deliver high-resolution, analytics – with advanced AI to convert the incredible trove of EO data into usable formats and timely and actionable insights. Plus, it can help businesses detect and respond to extreme weather events and deforestation in near real-time, and monitor and manage environmental risks that affect infrastructure like vegetation encroachment on power lines or ground deformation near railways. It can also help companies reduce their carbon footprint, remain compliant in the face of ever-evolving regulations and increase their climate resilience.

LiveEO’s platform is used by Europe’s largest railway operator Deutsche Bahn to safeguard its assets and it has helped a Nigerian pipeline operator tackle oil theft and reduce million-dollar losses and helped to curb illegal logging in Moldova.

But all industries stand to benefit from LiveEO’s ability to monitor vast or remote areas simply, quickly and reliably, with partners like Accenture, AWS and SAP and customers including EON, Iberdrola and Network Rail.

The company’s TradeAware solution helps companies comply with the EU Deforestation Regulation (EUDR). And by using highly accurate satellite data to monitor deforestation risks in supply chains, companies importing commodities like cocoa, coffee, rubber, and timber can make sure their products are sourced responsibly and legally, preventing environmental harm and avoiding fines. This compliance is essential and TradeAware makes it easy for businesses, particularly those with over 250 employees who must be compliant before the end of 2024, to meet these regulations and protect the environment with a high degree of precision.

LiveEO’s workforce grew to about 130 international employees following recent growth. And the recent €25 million funding takes the total raised by the Berlin-based firm to €51.6 million. NordicNinja and DTCF join existing investors MMC Ventures, Dieter von Holtzbrinck Ventures (DvH Ventures), Greencode Ventures, Helen Ventures, Matterwave, motu ventures, Segenia Capital, Hannover Digital Investments and more on LiveEO’s impressive cap table.


“Our mission at LiveEO is to harness the power of satellite data to protect our planet and make industries more sustainable. The new funding will accelerate this mission and enable us to continue helping businesses worldwide face the growing list of climate, environmental, technological and regulatory risks. We see EU deforestation regulation (EUDR) as creating the first mass market with millions of users for EO analytics, besides weather and we’re providing a solution that scales automatically in TradeAware. This is not just for the benefit of our customers’ bottom lines but for the benefit of all of mankind and our planet.”

– Daniel Seidel, co-founder and co-CEO of LiveEO

“NordicNinja is delighted to be supporting Daniel, Sven and the LiveEO team with this investment. As an entrepreneur and founder myself, I’ve spent a decade in Silicon Valley and Europe working on building data platforms and developer ecosystems for Earth Observation, renewable energy, and the oceans, and understand the challenges and opportunities in this space deeply. The LiveEO team’s advanced use of satellite data and problem-solving AI algorithms offer businesses the precise, actionable insights needed to effectively manage and mitigate climate-related risks, which are only increasing in frequency and severity. We believe LiveEO is uniquely positioned to help companies navigate the challenges posed by climate change and drive a more sustainable future for all.”

– Rainer Sternfeld, Partner at NordicNinja

“As investor dedicated to propelling the growth of groundbreaking technology companies across Europe, we are particularly excited about LiveEO’s innovative approach to transforming earth observation. LiveEO stands out with its excellent team of technologists and its platform that incorporates cutting-edge artificial intelligence and data engineering capabilities. This strong foundation enables LiveEO to offer critical tools that pave the way for sustainable automation across industries.”

– Dr. Elisabeth Schrey, Partner at DCTF