Raid (T̶h̶e̶) Your Fridge: LASERS

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 14:00 - 15:30
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Universal Connectivity Through Lasers

We are pleased to bring you Transcelestial, a space technology startup building the future of Superfast Global Internet Distribution, on Wednesday, February 24, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM, via Zoom.

The Transcelestial team to be led by Rohit Jha, CEO and Co-Founder, will share with the Raid The Fridge community what they’ve built — a proprietary wireless laser communication (laser comms) technology that is helping unlock global bottlenecks in internet distribution.

Join us and learn how Transcelestial is addressing gaps in internet connectivity so that you, your tech startup, businesses and communities can create new value and more life-improving services using digital technology -- and the unconnected no longer gets shut out of the benefits of a digital economy.


Rohit is the CEO and 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.


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 "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 other investors.

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