On Season 3 Episode 4 of the Think Like A Founder podcast, Maureen Taylor interviews Dr. Sara Spangelo.
Dr. Sara Spangelo is the Co-Founder and CEO of Swarm Technologies. Swarm makes low-cost satellites. With only 10% of the Earth having access to cell and WiFi service, they’re dedicated to reducing barriers for connectivity in remote areas across the entire planet. Prior to founding Swarm Technologies, Dr. Sara Spangelo was a lead systems engineer at Google X and NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab. She also worked on small satellites and autonomous aircrafts at the University of Michigan.
We decided to try to come up with the smallest satellite that we could in order to connect devices and people around the globe. Our satellite was literally the size of a credit card. Eventually our satellites grew a bit…It’s about the size of a grilled cheese sandwich. Then we kind of went from there. – Dr. Sara Spangelo
On this episode of Think Like a Founder, SNP’s Co-Founder & CEO, Maureen Taylor gets Sara’s thoughts on…
- Training to be an astronaut
- Keeping calm when things get tough
- Making satellites the size of a grilled cheese sandwich
Read more from Sara and Swarm Technologies on their Medium site.
Think Like A Founder is produced by SNP Communications in San Francisco, California. Visit the Think Like A Founder website to learn more about the podcast and curriculum or connect with Maureen Taylor on LinkedIn to continue the conversation there.
Series Producer: Roisin Hunt
Sound Design: Marc Ream
Content and Scripting: Mike Sullivan and Jaselin Drown
Production Coordinator: Natasha Thomas
Thanks also to Selena Persiani-Shell, Jordan Bailey, Matt Johnson, Eli Shell, John Hughes, and Renn Vara.