Posted: Tuesday, November 2, 2021
Planet, a leading provider of daily data and insights about Earth, today announced that Vijaya Gadde will be joining Planet’s Board of Directors. Vijaya brings over 20 years of legal, technology and business growth experience to Planet’s Board. As Planet prepares to become a public company, Vijaya’s history of leadership at high-growth, global companies will help Planet navigate the scaling of its business and products across international markets. The currency of Planet’s business is transparency, and in this increasing climate of mis- and dis-information, Vijaya contributes to the company’s ability to perceive and prepare to ensure Planet remains on-mission as it scales.
“Vijaya is an insightful and deeply knowledgeable executive who is mission aligned with Planet and has huge integrity. Her experience at Twitter is very relevant because it not only includes building a scaled software and data business, but also includes helping steward tools that deliver global information transparency with important societal implications. I’m excited for her to join Planet as we take our next steps as a public company,” said Will Marshall, Planet co-founder and CEO.
“Planet’s mission and business are unique and incredibly compelling, and I am delighted to serve as a member of the Board of Directors as they enter this next stage of growth as a public company,” said Vijaya Gadde. “Their daily images and data are already having an impact today and hold immense potential to enable new types of global transparency and accountability in the future.”
Vijaya Gadde currently serves as Twitter, Inc.’s chief legal officer, leading its legal, public policy, and trust and safety teams globally. Prior to joining Twitter in 2011, Vijaya was senior director, legal at Juniper Networks and before that she worked for nearly a decade at Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati. Vijaya serves on the Board of Directors of Guardant Health (GH), the Board of Trustees of NYU Law School and the Board of Directors of Mercy Corps, a global humanitarian aid and development organization, which partners with communities, corporations, and governments. Vijaya is also a co-founder of #Angels, an investment collective focused on funding diverse and ambitious founders pursuing bold ideas. Vijaya earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law and a B.S. in industrial and labor relations from Cornell University.
Earlier this year, Planet entered into a definitive merger agreement with dMY Technology Group, Inc. IV (NYSE:DMYQ), a special purpose acquisition company, to become a publicly-traded company.
Planet is the leading provider of global, daily satellite imagery and geospatial solutions. Planet is driven by a mission to image the world every day, and make change visible, accessible and actionable. Founded in 2010 by three NASA scientists, Planet designs, builds, and operates the largest earth observation fleet of imaging satellites, capturing and compiling data from over 3 million images per day. Planet provides mission-critical data, advanced insights, and software solutions to over 700 customers, including the world’s leading agriculture, forestry, intelligence, education and finance companies and government agencies, enabling users to simply and effectively derive unique value from satellite imagery. To learn more visit www.planet.com and follow us on Twitter at @planet.
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