Windward, a maritime data and analytics company, today announced a strategic investment of US$10.8 million led by Hong Kong venture capital Horizons Ventures, with participation from Series A investor Aleph, and other leading investors in the financial community.

Apart from the funding, a Horizons member will be joining Windward together with several additional investors include, Tom Glocer, the former CEO of Thomson Reuters, Ret. Lieutenant General Gabi Ashkenazi, the former IDF Chief of Staff and former CEO of the Israeli Ministry of Defense, and Danielle Ullner, the former VP of Strategic Partnerships at Perion.

Started in 2010, Windward translates maritime data into full visibility across the ocean. Windward’s intelligence solution, MARINT, is already in wide use by Security, Intelligence and Law Enforcement agencies worldwide, who use Windward’s data and insights to preemptively identify threats before they reach their shores.

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.