Think Like A Founder

025: Dr. Sara Spangelo - Co-Founder and CEO of Swarm Technologies

March 24, 2021 Dr. Sara Spangelo, Co-Founder and CEO of Swarm Technologies Season 3 Episode 4
Think Like A Founder
025: Dr. Sara Spangelo - Co-Founder and CEO of Swarm Technologies
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Think Like A Founder
025: Dr. Sara Spangelo - Co-Founder and CEO of Swarm Technologies
Mar 24, 2021 Season 3 Episode 4
Dr. Sara Spangelo, Co-Founder and CEO of Swarm Technologies

On this episode of Think Like A Founder, SNP Co-Founder & CEO Maureen Taylor speaks with Dr. Sara Spangelo, Co-Founder and CEO of Swarm Technologies. They talk about training to be an astronaut, keeping calm when things get tough, and making satellites the size of a grilled cheese sandwich.

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, Sara 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.

Think Like A Founder is produced by SNP Communications in San Francisco, California. Learn more about the Think Like a Founder podcast and curriculum by visiting us at www.snpnet.com/tlaf 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.





Show Notes

On this episode of Think Like A Founder, SNP Co-Founder & CEO Maureen Taylor speaks with Dr. Sara Spangelo, Co-Founder and CEO of Swarm Technologies. They talk about training to be an astronaut, keeping calm when things get tough, and making satellites the size of a grilled cheese sandwich.

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, Sara 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.

Think Like A Founder is produced by SNP Communications in San Francisco, California. Learn more about the Think Like a Founder podcast and curriculum by visiting us at www.snpnet.com/tlaf 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.