Protecting your business, people and the planet

Our passion for sustainability runs deep. So deep we already worked on forests and satellites 25 years ago, when hardly anyone cared about such things. We are keen to share this passion with you too. Satelligence simplifies how to prove your sustainability performance, from farmer to consumer.

Bring a committed team, we take care of the rest!

Our mission

We strive to make sustainable production mainstream, ensuring a profitable, equitable and climate positive future. Protecting your business, people and the planet. With relevant insights based on consistent and accurate data.

Satelligence tracks crops, ecosystems, risks and supply chain assets in one place, so you can confidently measure and report the progress you need.

Our story

“Inspired by my great grandmother’s stories about her life growing up in Indonesia, I developed a fascination for tropical forest landscapes and its people around the world.

Fresh from Wageningen University I traveled the world for over two decades, to study how new and untapped science & technology designed with humans in mind could halt deforestation and prove sustainable production.”

Experiencing both the impact of environmental destruction and the hopeful hardships of local people striving to make a decent living made a lasting impression.

”It led me to pioneer sustainable sourcing monitoring systems and ultimately launch Satelligence. I have been fortunate to learn from so many people over the years and believe in the power of partnerships driving change to make a meaningful impact.

I invite you to join too – let’s turn commodity risk into an opportunity!”

Niels & Team Satelligence

25+

years of
experience

60+

clients &
partners

40

employees
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7

offices
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6

billion hectares monitored daily

Get to know our
global team

We’re committed to building a diverse team and a work environment that’s inclusive of people of all backgrounds. Get to know the stellar team who’s building our service and supporting our clients. 40 people from 11 countries around the world.

Join our team

We’re a driven and optimistic group of remote sensing experts, software engineers, entrepreneurs, commodity trade professionals and field practitioners dedicated to helping each other and clients navigate the complex world of sustainability monitoring.

Meet our stars

Niels Wielaard

CEO

Niels Wielaard

CEO

Arjen Vrielink

CTO

Arjen Vrielink

CTO

Martine Melis

COO

Martine Melis

COO

Nanne Tolsma

Business Development Director

Nanne Tolsma

Business Development Director

Alan Kroeger

Nature and Climate Director

Alan Kroeger

Nature and Climate Director

Sake Alkema

Operations Lead

Sake Alkema

Operations Lead

Stephania Zabala

Remote Sensing Specialist

Stephania Zabala

Remote Sensing Specialist

Michel Wolters

Remote Sensing Specialist

Michel Wolters

Remote Sensing Specialist

Luca Foresta

Remote Sensing Engineer

Luca Foresta

Remote Sensing Engineer

Mamadou Krouma

Geodata Specialist

Mamadou Krouma

Geodata Specialist

Hafidh Muhammad Hakim

Geodata Specialist

Hafidh Muhammad Hakim

Geodata Specialist

Guillaume Vanderwinden

Geodata Specialist

Guillaume Vanderwinden

Geodata Specialist

Rens Masselink

Data Lead

Rens Masselink

Data Lead

Berto Booijink

Software Engineer

Berto Booijink

Software Engineer

Niels Anders

Software Engineer

Niels Anders

Software Engineer

Vincent Schut

Software Engineer

Vincent Schut

Software Engineer

Niklas Pfeffer

Software Engineer

Niklas Pfeffer

Software Engineer

Christopher Zinger

Software Engineer

Christopher Zinger

Software Engineer

Ernst Kuilder

Head of Product

Ernst Kuilder

Head of Product

Eric Verhoeff

Product Manager

Eric Verhoeff

Product Manager

Tina El Chaer

UX/UI Designer

Tina El Chaer

UX/UI Designer

Viola de Marzi

Service and UX Designer

Viola de Marzi

Service and UX Designer

Pia Ikonen

Senior Marketing Manager

Pia Ikonen

Senior Marketing Manager

India Flora Mazzei

Marketing Manager

India Flora Mazzei

Marketing Manager

Amy Ching

Customer Success Lead

Amy Ching

Customer Success Lead

Ana-Maria Rosu

Customer Success Manager

Ana-Maria Rosu

Customer Success Manager

Andreas Rahutomo

Liaison South East Asia

Andreas Rahutomo

Liaison South East Asia

Axelandrine Yoffou

Liaison West Africa

Axelandrine Yoffou

Liaison West Africa

Manuel Garcia

Liaison Latin America

Manuel Garcia

Liaison Latin America

Lydia Suzuki Esmerio

Business Developer LATAM

Lydia Suzuki Esmerio

Business Developer LATAM

Chad Davies

Financial Controller

Chad Davies

Financial Controller

Casey Slaught

Full-stack Developer

Casey Slaught

Full-stack Developer

We are based in the Netherlands, with global presence.

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Award-winning service

The World Economic Forum UpLink NatureTech challenge 2022

Winner: Top innovator

European Space Agency Φ-lab Investing in Industrial Innovation Event 2022

Winner: Investors choice Best Pitch Award

Environmental Finance Sustainable Investment Awards 2021

Winner: ESG Engagement Initiative of the Year

European Enterprise Awards 2021

Winner: Best SAAS Provider

The prestigious Dutch ‘Blue Tulip Awards’ 2021

Top 20 Finalists: Best Climate & Energy Innovation

WorldBank Agriculture Risk Innovation Challenge 2020

Winner: Predicting or Monitoring Animal and/or Plant Pests Challenge

Malaysian Dutch Business Council (MDBC) Innovation and Sustainability Awards 2019 (MISA)

Winner: Best Digital Green Tech

Our partners

For years we have joined forces with leading scientists, consultancies, and NGOs, including Wageningen University, WRI, Group on Earth Observations, European Space Agency, NASA, Google, Proforest, Quantis, SouthPole, WWF, Conservation International, Fairtrade International, Solidaridad, Rainforest Alliance and many more, to tackle the global biodiversity and climate crisis.

“Our collective knowledge warrants our contextual intelligence. Earth Observation science and applications without contextual intelligence are meaningless in practice.”

Arjen Vrielink, CTO at Satelligence

Our long-time involvement in industry coalitions, initiatives, regulations and platforms means that we can offer first-hand expertise in shaping and setting international best practice standards.

Together we develop the industry standards and best practice in monitoring and sustainable sourcing, ensuring everyone will speak the same language and work more efficiently across the sector.

We work with:

Measuring impact is more important than ever

CSR

At Satelligence, Corporate Social Responsibility is integral to our mission. We are committed to sustainability, engaging in initiatives that conserve forests, combat climate change, and support communities, while also upholding ethical standards and promoting diversity within our organization.

Our investors

Satelligence is backed by 4impact, a prominent European tech and investment fund co-founded by former Goldman Sachs colleagues Ali Najafbagy and Pauline Wink-Zaanen. 4impact specialises in supporting tech companies that offer global solutions with a strong focus on societal and sustainable impact while delivering positive financial returns.

We received a significant boost in 2020, securing a $2.3 million investment from 4impact and the European Commission's prestigious Horizon 2020 program. This investment underscores our commitment to driving positive change and making a meaningful impact on a global scale.