Integrate Raises $3.4 Million in Funding and Secures $1.25 Million Contract from U.S. Space Force
Seattle-based startup Integrate has announced that it has raised $3.4 million in funding and secured a $1.25 million contract from the U.S. Space Force. The funding round was led by Hyperplane, with participation from Riot Ventures, Ravelin Capital, and John Capodilupo, former CTO and co-founder of Whoop. Integrate’s program management software platform aims to transform the way organizations collaborate with their suppliers and vendors. The company also revealed that Firefly Aerospace has become one of its customers. This recent funding will be used to expand the company’s team and develop its software platform.
Expanding the Company’s Team
With the additional funding, Integrate plans to expand its team, which currently consists of eight full-time employees and a few contractors. The company aims to use these resources to accelerate the development of its program management software platform. CEO and co-founder John Conafay expressed his excitement about the funding and customer validation, stating that it will help Integrate bring modern collaboration tools to the hardware world. Samara Gordon, general partner at Hyperplane, praised Integrate for successfully transforming the way organizations collaborate with their suppliers and vendors.
U.S. Space Force Contract
Integrate has been awarded a $1.25 million contract from the U.S. Space Force’s Mission Manifest Office. The contract calls on Integrate to provide software for launch mission management and coordination. This opportunity aligns well with the backgrounds of Integrate’s co-founders, as Conafay previously supported the Air Force’s Airborne Warning and Control System, and co-founder Paul Reesman was a four-tour Army Ranger. The contract will allow the Space Force to test the utility of Integrate’s mission management platform for the Pentagon’s Tactically Responsive Space initiative and for coordinating the Space Systems Command’s programs.
Collaboration with Firefly Aerospace
Integrate’s platform will also be used by Firefly Aerospace, which is collaborating with the U.S. Space Force on the Victus Nox mission. The mission aims to demonstrate the ability to launch a spacecraft with just 24 hours’ notice. Adam Oakes, Firefly’s VP of Launch, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership with Integrate and the potential for using their digital solutions for future lunar and on-orbit missions.
Program Management for Space Missions and Beyond
Integrate’s digital platform is designed to address program management, coordination, and documentation issues for both space missions and other projects on Earth. The platform is built securely for commercial and government programs on AWS GovCloud. Integrate recently participated in Amazon Web Services’ AWS Space Accelerator program, which provided valuable networking opportunities and connections for the company.
Integrate’s recent funding and contract with the U.S. Space Force highlight the company’s success in transforming collaboration in the hardware world. The expansion of the team and the development of their program management software platform will help Integrate meet the needs of ambitious hardware development programs. The partnership with Firefly Aerospace further validates the value of Integrate’s digital solutions in the space industry. With its secure platform and participation in AWS programs, Integrate is well-positioned to continue making a significant impact on program management in both commercial and government sectors.