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Dr. Chris Boshuizen

Operating Partner

Chris was co-founder of Planet Labs, a DCVC company providing unprece­dented daily, global mapping of our changing planet from space. As the company’s CTO for 5 years, he took the company from the drawing board to having launched more satellites into space than any other company in history, completely trans­forming the space industry along the way.

Chris was previously a Space Mission Architect at NASA Ames Research Center. After working on a number of traditional spacecraft programs at NASA, Chris co-created Phonesat, a spacecraft built solely out of a regular smartphone. While at NASA, Chris also established Singularity University, a school for studying the conse­quences of accel­er­ating tech­no­log­ical development. Initially fulfilling the role of Interim Director, Chris helped raise over $2.5 million to establish the university, assembled the faculty, and served as co-chair for the University’s Department of Space and Sciences.

Chris received his Ph.D. in Physics (with honors) and BSc. in Physics and Mathematics, both from the University of Sydney.