Quindar is hoping to change the satellite industry by making it easier for companies to send spacecraft into orbit. The web app they have created makes it easy for customers to manage both their mission goals and approved budgets, all while speeding up the process of getting satellites into orbit.
As Quindar CEO Nate Hamet said, the company saw “red flags” when it looked at large amounts of human capital and engineers who were working on products that were difficult to integrate and scale. This motivated them to found Quindar, which provides a platform that helps companies manage their mission and engineer efficiency.
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Quindar is a remote-first company that graduated from Y Combinator last year. With six co-founders, all with technical backgrounds, Quindar has been able to build out its core product in a matter of months, rather than years. The company’s seed round was oversubscribed before YC’s Demo Day and Hamet said the company is on track to become profitable in the next 12 to 18 months.
Founded in 2014, the company is focused on simplifying tasks within the workplace by automating and tracking workflow. The startup has developed a number of products for improving efficiency, including an encrypted messaging platform and a collaborative spreadsheet tool.
Quindar’s web app is designed to streamline mission management, thus saving companies time and money. Hamet claims that by skipping the need to hire software developers and engineers, companies can save up to a third of the cost of traditional mission management solutions. This may make Quindar an attractive proposition for businesses who are looking for cost-effective mission management solutions.
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The Mission Management as a Service platform from Quindar is designed to help startups design their missions, test the satellites, integrate with ground stations, and operate the spacecraft throughout its life in orbit. Quindar is providing a ‘forever commitment’ to its customers, meaning that this isn’t something that will end after a short amount of time like some other space solutions on the market. This platform can truly be an invaluable resource for many startups as they strive to make their mark in space.
Quindar is positioning itself as the go-to platform for operators of satellites, though it is still early days. The company has a long list of customers who are using its services on a pilot basis, but it also plans to work with companies with satellites in orbit. Customers can use Quindar’s platform for specific functions, like flight dynamics, to mitigate the risks of migrating their software to a whole new platform.
Quindar is a six-person-founded company that focuses on hiring engineers for its front-end, site reliability engineer and test engineer positions. Looking ahead, Quindar plans to expand its offerings to include government and commercial customers – indicating a strong commitment to quality service. This focus on quality will be essential as Quindar seeks to attract talented engineers and retain them long term, setting the company up for future success.
According to Hamet, the ultimate goal of Quindar is to revolutionize how aerospace companies host their software. By providing a similar hosting service for the aviation industry, Quindar will enable airlines and other aerospace-related businesses to save money on server costs.