Home US Bridgit Mendler goes from Disney Channel to CEO as the head of a new start-up company Northwood Space… which just got $6.3M in seed funding: ‘Expect the unexpected!’

Bridgit Mendler goes from Disney Channel to CEO as the head of a new start-up company Northwood Space… which just got $6.3M in seed funding: ‘Expect the unexpected!’

by Jack
0 comment
Nearly 20 years after beginning her career as a child actress, Bridgit Mendler is now heading to the boardroom as CEO of a new company.

Nearly 20 years after beginning her career as a child actress, Bridgit Mendler is now heading to the boardroom as CEO of a new company.

The 31-year-old began her career as a child actress at just 11 years old in 2004 with a voice role in the animated film The Legend of Buddha.

He also had roles in Jonas, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel and The Secret World of Arrietty before his breakthrough role on Disney Channel’s Good Luck Charlie.

While he worked fairly steadily until 2019, he has dedicated the last few years to his studies, earning degrees from USC, MIT, and studying at Harvard Law School.

Now she’s ready to break into the business world, serving as CEO of space startup Northwood Space, which raised $6.3 million in seed funding, through CNBC.

Nearly 20 years after beginning her career as a child actress, Bridgit Mendler is now heading to the boardroom as CEO of a new company.

Now she's ready to break into the business world, serving as CEO of space startup Northwood Space, which secured $6.3 million in seed funding, via CNBC.

Now she’s ready to break into the business world, serving as CEO of space startup Northwood Space, which secured $6.3 million in seed funding, via CNBC.

He also took to X (formerly Twitter) to quote and retweet the CNBC story with an ad of his own.

‘Expect the unexpected! ‘Very excited to announce our $6.3M seed led by @foundersfund and @a16z with participation from @CapitalAlso, @LongJourneyVC, @BoxGroup, @humbavc,’ Mendler began.

“At @NorhwoodSpace we have our sights set on building a data highway between Earth and space,” he added.

“We are designing shared ground infrastructure from first principles to expand access to space,” he continued.

‘We have a lot of work ahead of us, but that’s the fun part. If you like to build quickly and see your work implemented in places around the world with real impact, we want you at Northwood,” she concluded, with a link to Northwood Careers Page.

Mendler also recently spent some time at the Federal Communications Commission’s new Space Office, where he “completely fell in love with space law.”

‘Vision is a data highway between Earth and space. Space is getting easier in so many different dimensions, but the actual exercise of sending data to and from space remains difficult. You’re having a hard time finding a hotspot to contact your satellite,” she said.

The company will not focus on building rockets or satellites, but rather on ground stations, which are described as “usually large and often circular antennas that connect to satellites in space.”

He also took to X (formerly Twitter) to quote and retweet the CNBC story with an ad of his own.

He also took to X (formerly Twitter) to quote and retweet the CNBC story with an ad of his own.

Mendler also recently spent some time at the Federal Communications Commission's new Space Office, where

Mendler also recently spent some time at the Federal Communications Commission’s new Space Office, where he “completely fell in love with space law.”

'Vision is a data highway between Earth and space. Space is getting easier in so many different dimensions, but the actual exercise of sending data to and from space remains difficult. You are having difficulty finding an access point to contact your satellite

‘Vision is a data highway between Earth and space. Space is getting easier in so many different dimensions, but still the actual exercise of sending data to and from space is difficult. You’re having a hard time finding a hotspot to contact your satellite,” she said.

'Vision is a data highway between Earth and space. Space is getting easier in so many different dimensions, but the actual exercise of sending data to and from space remains difficult. You are having difficulty finding an access point to contact your satellite

‘Vision is a data highway between Earth and space. Space is getting easier in so many different dimensions, but the actual exercise of sending data to and from space remains difficult. You’re having a hard time finding a hotspot to contact your satellite,” she said.

Mendler co-founded the company with her husband Griffin Cleverly, who will serve as chief technology officer and chief software officer Shaurya Luthra.

Mendler co-founded the company with her husband Griffin Cleverly, who will serve as chief technology officer and chief software officer Shaurya Luthra.

He revealed that the company's name comes from a lake in New Hampshire where the idea for the company first emerged, while spending time with his family there during the COVID-19 pandemic.

He revealed that the company’s name comes from a lake in New Hampshire where the idea for the company first emerged, while spending time with his family there during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“For me, the importance of the terrain is because it’s really about bringing the impacts of space to people,” he added.

Mendler co-founded the company with her husband Griffin Cleverly, who will serve as chief technology officer and chief software officer Shaurya Luthra.

He revealed that the company’s name comes from a lake in New Hampshire where the idea for the company first emerged, while spending time with his family there during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘While everyone else was making sourdough, we were building antennas out of random junk we could find at Home Depot… and receiving data from [National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration] satellites,” Mendler said.

“For me, the importance of the terrain is because it’s really about bringing the impacts of space to people,” he added.

Cleverly added that there is now a “cololossal” amount of data traveling to and from satellites and that his company wants to make data delivery more efficient.

“We need an approach so that those companies can get the data reliably and in the quantities they need,” he said.

They want to be able to deliver these ground stations, “in a matter of days, not months”, and Luthra adds that it takes 18 months to install an antenna.

The company aims to be in the same vein as Amazon Web Services or Microsoft’s Azure, which provides server space so companies don’t have to build their own.

“It allows space companies to be much more responsive to emerging use cases and missions,” Cleverly added, and the company hopes to conduct its first test with an in-orbit spacecraft later this year.

You may also like