Our investors

O3b is all about making the internet global, this section tells you all about how.

O3b Networks enjoys world-class financial and operational support from SES, HSBC, Liberty Global, Development Bank of South Africa, Sofina, Satya Capital, Google, Northbridge Venture Partners and Allen & Company.

  • SES

    SES is a world-leading satellite operator with a fleet of 54 geostationary satellites. The company provides satellite communications services to broadcasters, content and internet service providers, mobile and fixed network operators and business and governmental organisations worldwide.

    SES stands for long-lasting business relationships, high-quality service and excellence in the broadcasting industry. The culturally diverse regional teams of SES are located around the globe and work closely with customers to meet their specific satellite bandwidth and service requirements.

  • HSBC

    HSBC Holdings plc, the parent company of the HSBC Group, is headquartered in London. The Group serves customers worldwide from around 8,500 offices in 86 countries and territories in Europe, the Asia-Pacific region, the Americas, the Middle East and Africa. With assets of US$2,422 billion at 30 June 2009, HSBC is one of the world's largest banking and financial services organisations. HSBC is marketed worldwide as 'the world's local bank'.

  • Liberty Global

    Liberty Global is the leading international cable company with operations in 13 countries, connecting people to the digital world and enabling them to discover and experience endless possibilities. Its market-leading television, broadband internet, and telephony services are provided through next-generation networks and innovative technology platforms that connect 20 million customers who subscribe to 34 million services as of June 30, 2012.

    Liberty Global’s consumer brands include UPC, Unitymedia, Kabel BW, Telenet, and VTR. The operations also include Chellomedia, its content division, UPC Business, the commercial services division and Liberty Global Ventures, its investment fund.

  • DBSA

    The Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) is one of several development finance institutions in South and Southern Africa. Its purpose is to accelerate sustainable socio-economic development by funding physical, social and economic infrastructure. DBSA's goal is to improve the quality of life of the people of the region. The Bank plays a multiple role of Financier, Advisor, Partner, Implementer and Integrator to mobilize finance and expertise for development projects.

  • Satya Capital

    Satya Capital is an independent investment firm, focussed on Africa. Through the Satya Capital Africa Fund we invest in growing businesses across the continent. We have a deep understanding of Africa and experience of the demands and rewards of building a first-class growth business in the region.

    We seek to partner with business people and teams who are as passionate as we are about the opportunities flowing from Africa’s continued change. We aim to translate this into superior returns for our investors and the people with whom we invest.

  • Google

    Google's innovative search technologies connect millions of people around the world with information every day. Founded in 1998 by Stanford Ph.D. students Larry Page and Sergey Brin, Google today is a top Web property in all major global markets. Google's targeted advertising program provides businesses of all sizes with measurable results, while enhancing the overall Web experience for users. Google is headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.

  • North Bridge Venture Partners

    North Bridge Venture Partners as been a lead investor in over 120 innovative start-up companies spanning the communications, software and digital media industries.

  • Allen & Company

    Allen & Company is a closely held, investment banking firm founded in 2002. It is the successor to the business of Allen & Company Incorporated, a corporation founded in 1964. The firm is actively involved in traditional investment banking activities such as underwriting of public offerings, private placements, financial advisory services, mergers and acquisitions, and money management. The firm serves as advisor to a long list of America’s largest and most innovative corporations.