CEO & Co-Founder
Awais Ahmed is the CEO and co-founder of Pixxel, the space data company building a health monitor for the planet. Pixxel uses hyperspectral satellites to detect unseen environmental changes like wildfires, water contamination, pollution, natural gas leakages and more by capturing reflected light in wavelengths that are invisible to human eyes. Awais co-founded Pixxel at just 20-years of age and has since raised over $35M in funding from Lightspeed, Radical Ventures, Accenture Ventures, and Relativity’s Jordan Noone. Under Awais’ leadership, Pixxel launched its first three satellites in 2022 and is aiming to have a fully formed satellite constellation in orbit by early 2024.