Peter Platzer received an M.S. in Physics from the Technical University of Vienna, an M.B.A. from Harvard. He co-founded Spire in 2012 with a vision to provide satellite-powered data solutions to problems on earth. The company’s audacious goal is to double global GDP growth by eliminating the negative economic impact from inaccurate weather forecasts in the era of Climate Change. He is now regarded as one of the pioneers in launching small form factor satellites into space. Prior to launching Spire, he trained at CERN and the Max Planck Institute before turning to business with the Boston Consulting Group in Europe and Asia, and serving as a quantitative investment manager for almost a decade on Wall Street.