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Tom Barton, Co-founder and CEO

Tom Barton is the co-founder and CEO of Antaris, an early-stage satellite software innovator backed by Lockheed Martin Ventures, Acequia, Possible Ventures and E2MC. Tom and team created Antaris in 2021 with a vision to revolutionize Software for Space—including leveraging open APIs and open source to dramatically reduce costs and time-to-orbit for satellites. The company is widely considered a New Space disruptor for the satellite ecosystem and has closed deals with some of the industry’s most recognized leaders.

Tom previously served as COO of satellite leader Planet Labs for three years and was a member of the leadership team responsible for putting the largest imaging satellite constellation in history into orbit. He was also CEO of Diamanti, Rackable Systems and Cygnus Solutions and has held senior leadership roles at Red Hat and Lightspeed Venture Partners. He holds both a B.S. and M.B.A. from Stanford University.

Tom has extensive speaking and video interview experience and has shared the stage with notable technology luminaries for the better part of two decades. Recent speaking engagements include:

  • 2021 InformationWeek FastChat guest presenter
  • 2021 eWeek eSpeaks guest presenter
  • 2020 The Cube guest presenter about ‘Transformative Technologies’
  • 2016 Techonomy panel “How Vast the Internet of Things” moderated by Bloomberg TechnologyProducer Emily Chang
  • Western Technology Investment guest presenter 2016 annual limited partner meetingHe has been featured in numerous publications throughout his career, including Forbes, Fortune, a variety of trade publications and most recently BOSS Magazine.

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