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Earth-i CEO and Founder, Richard Blain, featured in Telegraph Tech Hot 100 List

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Earth-i has again been recognised as one of the leading British companies commercialising transformational technologies and world-leading innovation.
Earth-i’s CEO and Founder, Richard Blain, has been placed number 45 out of 100 in The Telegraph’s Tech Hot 100 list published on Friday. The list brings together the most successful entrepreneurs and businesses who are working to transform the technology sector.
Earth-i is at the forefront of the ‘New-Space’ era by fusing Earth Observation (EO) data with Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Big Data technology to deliver insights to their clients across the globe.
Several factors were taken into consideration by The Telegraph when selecting the companies featured in this year’s ranking. Factors included the creation of new jobs, a company’s commitment to research and development, as well as recognising companies who are pushing the boundaries of technology.
The list also commended the businesses for bringing positive benefits to the UK’s wider economy.
Earth-i’s headquarters is based on the Surrey Research Park in Guildford, and 2019 sees the company planning further expansion. 2018 was a major year of growth for Earth-i, including growing the team to more than 40, successfully launching the service demonstrator for the Vivid-i HD colour video constellation, and securing a number of core grants to fund the commercialisation of  research and development that will transform the wider geospatial industry by providing these insights as an Intelligence as a Service subscription model.
Richard Blain commented “I’m extremely proud to have been selected to appear on this list, but it really is a reflection on the entire Earth-i team and it reflects what an impact the company has made globally in only three and a half years of trading. Each member of the Earth-i team has come together to work innovatively and collaboratively in order to grow and deliver Earth-i’s vision.”

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