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Transcelestial is building a space laser network to deliver a step-change in internet connectivity globally. This will be the fastest way to bring the rest of the world up on the bandwidth and connectivity curve. Right now, we are using the same technology on the ground as a  "wireless fibre optics" - with a much lower TCO than fibre for telcos and enterprises. 

Transcelestial has won numerous industry and global awards such as SPIFFY San Andreas Award for Most Disruptive Technology by Telecom Council, Forbes 30 Under 30 to our CTO Dr. Mohammad Danesh, The Most Ambitious Start-Up in Photonics Award by The Optical Society (OSA), etc.

Founded in Dec 2016, the Transcelestial team is located in Singapore and is backed by major investors such as Wavemaker Partners, SEEDS Capital, Entrepreneur First, 500 Startups, AirTree Ventures, SGInnovate, SparkLabs Global Ventures, Michael Seibel (CEO of Y-Combinator), Charles Songhurst (Microsoft’s former Head of Corporate Strategy), Josh Manchester (Champion Hill Labs) and Partech.

About the founders/CEO:

Transcelestial was founded in 2016 by Rohit Jha and Mohammad Danesh.

Rohit Jha is the CEO & Co-Founder of Transcelestial, a startup building light speed communications infrastructure for the next 100 years. He graduated with a degree in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. There he worked on cutting-edge projects like NTU’s Solar Car, a state-of-the-art Healthcare Droid, next-gen multi-touch HCI systems and represented Singapore in international engineering competitions. Subsequently, he worked for 4 years in The Royal Bank of Scotland’s FX Electronic Markets Team where he received multiple awards in security, low-latency communication systems and highly scalable distributed software systems thus becoming the youngest Associate in the company's Asia-Pacific history.

Dr. Mohammad Danesh is the CTO & Co-Founder of Transcelestial, a startup building light speed communications infrastructure for the next 100 years. He has a PhD in Nanophotonics from the National University of Singapore and 10 years of experience with electromagnetics and optics. His research in Graphene Plasmonics enabled manipulation of light & matter interaction on a nanoscale level. He has designed and built RF & Microwave systems, advanced optical test and measurement apparatuses for A*STAR (Singapore), Sumitomo Electric Labs (Japan) and FUNSOM Institute (China). He has over 10 publications in top Photonics journals including Nature and built a mobile phone, from ground up, when he was in college. 

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