Our team of former SpaceX engineers has been developing our technology since it started as a Stanford research project in 2015. Between us, we've worked at giants like Lockheed Martin and NASA and successful startups like LeoLabs and Lyft.

John Dean


John graduated Stanford with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He led Stanford's first-place winning Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition team in 2017 and became co-president of the Stanford Student Space Initiative, Stanford's largest hands-on engineering student group. He participated in the NSF innovation corps. On the technical side, he specializes in guidance, navigation, and control of our systems, building off of his experiences at SpaceX and Lyft autonomous vehicles.

Andrey Sushko


Andrey received undergraduate degrees in Math and Physics from Stanford. He founded the project that would become WindBorne in 2015 and has guided the hardware development and vision of the project since then. He brings fifteen years of hands-on technical expertise and six years of high altitude balloon experience; he worked in sensors R&D at SpaceX for multiple summers. He is a Hertz and PD Soros Fellow.

Kai Marshland


Kai graduated Stanford with a B.S. in Computer Science. He has been working at early-stage startups since high school. As the first engineer hired at POWr Plugins, he took it from thousands to millions of users; he's also built infrastructure for terabytes of space debris data as one of LeoLabs' earliest employees, and optimized the data pipeline for astronaut controls at SpaceX. Additionally, he is a Matthew Isakowitz Fellow, a program for rising leaders in the commercial space industry.