California: Northwood Space founded by former disney actor raises over $6 million

Feb 21, 2024 | Posted by Abdul-Rahman Oladimeji

Satellite ground station startup Northwood Space, a company led by a former Disney actor, has raised more than $6 million in seed funding. This company is led by Bridgit Mendler, an actress and singer who was once a regular on the Disney Channel. She launched this startup with her husband last year and reportedly aims to build satellite ground stations that are designed with 'fast production and deployment flexibility first in mind.'

“At Northwood Space, we have our sights on building a data highway between Earth and space. We are designing shared ground infrastructure from first principles to expand access to space,” Mendler said on X (formerly Twitter) this week. The company aims to serve Low Earth Orbit (LOE) satellites and companies that don’t want to invest in building their own ground station networks.

Katherine Boyle, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, added, “The mark of an extraordinary mind is consistent learning, consistent building. Bridgit Mendler is the embodiment of this ethos. Thrilled to back her and the entire Northwood Space team as they build the data highway between Earth and space.”