Spire opens Washington office to court government customers

WASHINGTON Spire Global has opened its sixth office, setting up a team of 10 employees in the nations capital as it seeks to gain more U.S. government business. 

Peter Platzer, CEO of Spire, said the company will soon number 200 people spread across the United States, Scotland, Luxembourg and Singapore. 

Spire established its Washington office after finding that its U.S. headquarters in San Francisco and its location in Boulder, Colorado, were insufficient to address government customers, Platzer said in an interview. 

We simply could not manage the demand that was there with the existing people, Platzer said. We kept trying to borrow people from other offices, and in the end it just made the most sense to be where the customer is.

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