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Nature of Business

Nature of Business
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2023
Organization, Consolidation and Presentation of Financial Statements [Abstract]  
Nature of Business
Nature of Business


Spire Global, Inc. (“Spire” or the “Company”), founded in August 2012, is a global provider of space-based data and analytics that offers its customers unique datasets and insights about earth from the ultimate vantage point. The Company collects this space-based data through its proprietary constellation of multi-purpose nanosatellites. By designing, manufacturing, integrating and operating its own satellites and ground stations, the Company has unique end-to-end control and ownership over its entire system. The Company offers the following three data solutions to customers: Maritime, Aviation and Weather. As a fourth solution, the Company is providing “space-as-a-service” through its Space Services solution.

The Company is headquartered in Vienna, Virginia and has several wholly owned operating subsidiaries in the United States, United Kingdom, Luxembourg, Singapore, Australia, Germany, and Canada.

On August 16, 2021, Spire Global Subsidiary, Inc. (formerly known as Spire Global, Inc.) (“Legacy Spire”) closed its previously announced merger with NavSight Holdings, Inc. (“NavSight”), a special purpose acquisition company, pursuant to the terms of the Business Combination Agreement, dated as of February 28, 2021, by and among Spire, NavSight, NavSight Merger Sub, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of NavSight (“NavSight Merger Sub”), and Peter Platzer, Theresa Condor, Jeroen Cappaert, and Joel Spark (collectively, the “Legacy Spire Founders,” and such agreement, the “Merger Agreement”). As a result, NavSight Merger Sub merged with and into Legacy Spire, the separate corporate existence of NavSight Merger Sub ceased, and Legacy Spire continued as the surviving corporation and a wholly owned subsidiary of NavSight (the “Merger,” and such consummation, the “Closing”). NavSight then changed its name to Spire Global, Inc. (together with its consolidated subsidiary, “New Spire” or “Spire”) and Legacy Spire changed its name to Spire Global Subsidiary, Inc.

On September 14, 2022, the Company entered into an Equity Distribution Agreement (the “Equity Distribution Agreement”) with Canaccord Genuity LLC, as sales agent (the “Agent”). In accordance with the terms of the Equity Distribution Agreement, the Company may offer and sell its Class A common stock, having an aggregate offering price of up to $85,000 from time to time through the Agent pursuant to a registration statement on Form S-3, which became effective on September 26, 2022. Under the Equity Distribution Agreement, the Company sold 2,166,389 shares of its Class A common stock during the nine months ended September 30, 2023 for gross proceeds of $8,235.

On March 24, 2023, the Company, was notified by the New York Stock Exchange (“NYSE”) that the Company was not in compliance with Rule 802.01C of the NYSE’s Listed Company Manual (“Rule 802.01C”) relating to the minimum average closing price of the Company’s Class A common stock, par value of $0.0001 per share, required over a consecutive 30 trading-day period. On August 31, 2023, the Company effected a reverse stock split at a ratio of 1-for-8 (the “Reverse Stock Split”) of its common stock. In connection with the Reverse Stock Split, every eight shares of the Company’s Class A and Class B common stock issued and outstanding as of the effective date were automatically combined into one share of Class A or Class B common stock, as applicable. On September 25, 2023, the Company received formal notice from the NYSE that the Company had regained compliance with Rule 802.01C.

The par value of the common stock remains $0.001 per share after the Reverse Stock Split. All share and per share information has been retroactively adjusted to reflect the impact of the Reverse Stock Split for all periods presented.