TAMPA, Fla. — French satellite tv for pc antenna maker Anywaves mentioned Dec. 8 it has raised round $3 million to assist seize extra enterprise from U.S. prospects.
Anywaves CEO Nicolas Capet mentioned the funds from French investor Ylliade Groupe allow the corporate to speed up gross sales and advertising efforts in the USA, the place solely 10% of its prospects are at the moment primarily based.
The vast majority of prospects, about 80%, are primarily based in Europe and the remaining 10% are from different nations together with Australia and India.
“Our goal is to steadiness this combine,” Capet advised SpaceNews through electronic mail.
Increasing within the U.S. “is vital from a business viewpoint in addition to from [a] historic cooperation one,” he added, pointing to France’s strategic area partnership with the nation underlined throughout French President Emmanuel Macron’s latest journey to Washington.
After spinning out of French area company CNES 5 years in the past, the corporate raised 1.5 million euros ($1.6 million) in 2019 for an antenna enterprise targeted on serving constellations of satellites.
Anywaves has to date targeted on producing generic antennas in S- and X-band which might be suitable with a variety of missions.
Final yr, the French producer offered antennas to San Francisco-based condosat operator Loft Orbital in a deal they mentioned marked the start of a “long-term partnership.”
Anywaves additionally has a deal to offer 100 antennas for Florida-based satellite tv for pc maker Airbus OneWeb Satellites, which is increasing its buyer base past British constellation operator OneWeb to serve different organizations, including the U.S. government.
In keeping with Anywaves, it offered 400 merchandise in 2022, double the quantity offered up to now 5 years.
The corporate plans to extend its manufacturing services in 2023 and develop a broader vary of payload antennas.
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