SpinLaunch was founded by Jonathan Yaney in 2014 to reimagine space launch technology and enable the rapid and cost-effective deployment of small satellite constellations into Low Earth Orbit (LEO). Using its revolutionary kinetic launch system, the company conducted a successful vertical launch at its Spaceport New Mexico Test Site in October 2021. Headquartered in Long Beach, California, SpinLaunch employs over 200 employees and is led by an executive team from top tech, engineering and aerospace companies. It is backed by partners including Airbus Ventures, Google Ventures and Kleiner Perkins. The company is on target to place satellites in orbit and deliver payloads for spacefaring endeavors by 2025.