Jesse Kallman


Danti Update: U.S. Space Force Selects Danti for $1.2M AI Search Contract, and Humba Ventures Signs on as an Investor

The Danti team has been busy on all fronts and we’re pleased to share two giant leaps in our execution and growth plan.

First up, Danti has been awarded a $1.2 Million contract from AFWERX

On October 18th,  AFWERX the innovation arm of the Department of the Air Force and a directorate within the Air Force Research Laboratory announced that it has awarded Danti a $1.2 million Direct-to-Phase II contract. We’re proud to say we will be supporting the U.S. Space Force with AI-powered search capabilities while also expanding on our work with the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency (NGA).

Earlier this year, we won the gSEARCH Challenge, sponsored by NSIN and NGA. We secured our win because we were able to deliver increased decision superiority with rapid access to vast amounts of imagery and geospatial data at a scale ahead of any adversary. Our work has since expanded to include search technology with unclassified data systems and multiple Department of Defense partners, including the Army, Space Force, and other branches.

We are thrilled to expand our collaboration with the U.S. Defense and Intelligence communities. Danti’s cutting-edge natural language and AI-powered search capabilities will enable Guardians and Airman to easily search and discover imagery, analytics, reports, news, social media, and many other diverse data types across NGA, Space Force, and commercial data partner repositories. With a simple, intuitive interface, we empower expert and non-expert users to find the precise information they need to support quick and effective decision-making.

AFWERX brings cutting-edge American ingenuity from small businesses and start-ups to address the most pressing challenges of the DAF. AFWERX employs approximately 325 military, civilian, and contractor personnel at six hubs and sites executing an annual $1.4 billion budget. Since 2019, AFWERX has executed 4,671 contracts worth more than $2 billion to strengthen the U.S. defense industrial base and drive faster technology transition to operational capability.

Just one more thing….Humba Ventures has invested in Danti

Humba Ventures has invested in Danti and we’re thrilled to welcome them to our investor community. The investment is a vote of confidence in our mission to make searching for and discovering the right data on Earth as easy as searching the internet itself –  and to the team, we have in place at Danti to deliver on our promise.

The Humba team understands the innovative work we’re doing to strengthen the national defense of the United States of America and shares our vision that the Danti platform is well suited for commercial applications in property, insurance, and large-scale infrastructure.

Humba Ventures is the deep tech arm of Susa Ventures, an early-stage technology fund that has backed over a dozen $500m+ companies from their earliest stages. Humba Ventures invests in early-stage companies focused on critical national sectors like defense, manufacturing, and energy.

Please reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions.

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