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Founded by a team of scientists from Los Alamos National Lab, Descartes Labs is building a geospatial data refinery to fuel predictive models.


The company that models the world

Established in 2014 by a team of scientists from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Descartes Labs was founded on the belief that planetary knowledge has the power to radically alter how companies, governments, nonprofits, and other stakeholder groups across the globe carry out their charters.

Scientific integrity, excellence, innovation, a commitment to sustainability, protection of the environment, and the practice of impact science define the core values of our company.

Our scientist-founders possess decades of experience working on some of our nation’s most difficult problems, with expertise in large-scale computing, artificial intelligence, and satellite imagery. Our team has created a technology stack that makes science faster, providing limitless computing power and seamless access to petabytes of scientifically calibrated data.

Descartes Labs is the first company founded to create a geospatial data refinery to fuel predictive models. We combine the most scalable geospatial data processing and modeling platform with a massive, diverse geospatial library. Our talented team of scientists are recognized leaders in the field, helping enterprise customers create competitive advantage through scientifically validated analytics.

We serve hundreds of global companies, governments, and impact organizations around the world—across industries that include agriculture, mining and metals, oil and gas, shipping and logistics, power and renewables, insurance, and more.

Descartes Labs is based in Santa Fe, New Mexico with offices in San Francisco, New York, DC, Minneapolis, and Denver. We have raised $58 million from investors that include March Capital Partners, Cultivian Sandbox Ventures, and Crosslink Capital.

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Scientific challenges. Inspirational team. Impactful work.

Looking to join a visionary company at the intersection of AI, geospatial intelligence and global markets? Want to work with the world’s largest, most influential organizations? Interested in applying knowledge about the planet to solve our greatest challenges?

We’re a team of dedicated, passionate people on a mission to improve the world by making it a more transparent one. We offer generous, well-funded benefits and perks to foster our team’s success and sense of fulfillment.

Come do your best work at a fast-growing company where you can:

  • Collaborate with some of the world’s most distinguished scientists
  • Thrive in a culture that believes in science, integrity and a collaborative environment of innovation and discovery
  • Get inspired every day by the potential of geospatial data to improve our world
  • Join a team of free spirits who are inspired by the great outdoors
  • Work in, or frequently visit, our beautiful headquarter city and discover why we wrote: A Photo Love Letter to Santa Fe

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