Matt O'Connell


Seraphim Capital

United States of America

Mr. O’Connell is a private investor and consultant. He is currently developing a cybersecurity company with Michael Jones, co-founder of Google Earth.

Mr. O’Connell founded GeoEye in 2006 by merging two satellite imaging companies, Orbimage and Space Imaging.  Under his leadership from the spring of 2003, GeoEye grew from an enterprise value of $33 million to $1.3 billion. In January, 2013, he concluded its sale to DigitalGlobe.  GeoEye achieved a reputation for sustained innovation in many fields including innovative products and processes and creative structuring and financing of Government contracts.  Mr. O’Connell has been recognized as a thought leader in the digital mapping industry.

From October 2015 to July 2016, Mr. O’Connell was CEO of OneWeb, a start-up focused on using low-earth-orbit (LEO) satellites to provide telecom services.

Mr. O'Connell has extensive experience in communications management and finance and has participated in billions of dollars of transactions.