Starboard Maritime Intelligence Raises A$4.6 Million in Seed Round

by Kay Aloha Villamor in April 15th, 2024

Starboard Maritime Intelligence, a Wellington, New Zealand-based data analytics startup utilizing machine learning to detect suspicious activity by vessels at sea, has raised A$4.6 million (NZ$5M) in seed funding. 


The round was led by Kiwi VC Altered Capital, supported by Icehouse Ventures, Invest South, Soul Capital, and the Whakatupu Aotearoa Foundation, as well as marine-focused US early-stage investor SeaAhead. 

Altered Capital is a venture capital and reinvestment stage fund manager focusing on private growth companies pursuing strategies in technology, healthcare, and financials. Altered Capital specializes in companies that need capital to support their ambitions for expansion, innovation, and acquisitions. 

Starboard Maritime Intelligence Use of Funds 

The funding will be used to strengthen Starboard’s support for a growing number of analysts in the Pacific region, as well as expand their go-to-market function to increase their impact in other countries and industry verticals. 

About Starboard Maritime Intelligence 

Founded in 2019, Starboard Maritime Intelligence is a SaaS company that supports governments, border security authorities, NGOs, and fisheries inspectors in analyzing maritime data to make better decisions about which vessels to focus on and inspect. The company offers a software platform that combines various data sources, including AIS, satellite imagery, and scientific models, to enable maritime activity monitoring and analysis. 

Funding Details      

Company: Starboard Maritime Intelligence Limited  

Raised: A$4.6M  

Round: Seed Round  

Funding Month: April 2024      

Lead Investors: Altered Capital   

Additional Investors: Icehouse Ventures, Invest South, Soul Capital, Whakatupu Aotearoa Foundation, SeaAhead  

Company Website:   

Software Category: Maritime  


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