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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.

A Vision for Industry


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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

Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Statement of Policy

It is the policy of Descartes Labs, Inc. not to discriminate or allow the harassment of employees or applicants on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices, including recruitment, advertising, job application procedures, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, job assignments, benefits, and/or other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, provided the individual is qualified, with or without reasonable accommodations, to perform the essential functions of the job. This policy applies to all jobs at the Company. The Company will continue to ensure that individuals are employed, and that employees are treated during employment, without regard to their sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law in all employment practices as follows:

Employment decisions at the Company are based on legitimate job-related criteria. All personnel actions or programs that affect qualified individuals, such as employment, upgrading, demotion, transfer, recruitment, advertising, termination, rate of pay or other forms of compensation, and selection for training, are made without discrimination because of any basis protected by law. Employees may choose to voluntarily disclose their sex, race, national origin, disability and protected veteran status at any time by contacting Human Resources. Such information will be maintained in a confidential manner and will not be used against an individual when making any employment decisions. Employees and applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans are encouraged to inform Human Resources if they need a reasonable accommodation to perform a job for which they are otherwise qualified. The Company makes, and will continue to make, reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee to promote the employment of qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans, unless such accommodations would impose an undue hardship on the operations of the Company’s business.

Descartes Labs, Inc. is fully committed to principals of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. As Chief Executive Officer, I support the successful implementation of the Company’s Affirmative Action Programs. I have appointed Ted Urschel, Affirmative Action Officer for the Company, with responsibility for the implementation of the Company’s affirmative action activities. The Affirmative Action Officer has the full support of top management and the staff necessary to fully implement this Program. All managers and supervisors will take an active part in the Company’s AAP to ensure all qualified employees and prospective employees are considered and treated in a nondiscriminatory manner with respect to all employment decisions. Furthermore, Descartes Labs, Inc. will solicit the cooperation and support of all employees for the Company’s Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Policy.

Our Affirmative Action Programs include an audit and reporting system, which, among other things, uses metrics and other information to measure the effectiveness of our Programs. The Affirmative Action Officer has been assigned responsibility for periodically reviewing progress in the compliance and implementation of the policy of affirmative action. In accordance with public law, the Company’s program of affirmative action for qualified individuals with disabilities and the program of affirmative action for protected veterans are available for inspection in the Human Resources Department, Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. upon request.

In addition, employees and applicants will not be subjected to harassment, intimidation, Page  6  of  73 threats, coercion, or discrimination because they have engaged in, or may have engaged in, filing a complaint, assisting or participating in an investigation, compliance review or hearing, or other activity related to the administration of Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974, Executive Order 11246, all as amended, and/or any other federal, state, or local law or regulation regarding Equal Employment Opportunity, opposing any act or practice made unlawful, or exercising any other right protected by such laws or regulations. Descartes Labs, Inc. will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

Terence Cunningham Chief Executive Officer

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