KOJ Invest AS founded the company in April 2018 under the name of Safe Sea Way AS.
In May we were awarded the Copernicus prize by the Norwegian Space Agency.
We started interviewing people working in the maritime industry and mapped the softwares they were using.
In April 2019, we decided to go forward with the company, and KOJ Invest AS and Preng AS signed up for NOK 7,5 million and we started recruiting. During 2019 several companies signed up to join our R&D project.
Logo, name and product trademark were registered. We were invited to join the Microsoft Start-up program, and we signed an agreement with BunkerEx.
In April 2020 we had a preliminary roadmap ready, and Pål Robert started as our CTO. KOJ Invest, Preng AS, Cache Invest AS and Krysse AS, signed up for NOK 17 million. The pandemic and lock downs promised a challenging time ahead.
In September we launched a beta version for web, Android and iPhones, with access to only 3 AIS satellites. During the autumn we launched new features and made frequent improvements in the product.
In January 2021 we officially launched a MVP product on web and for iPhones and Android. We had become a team of 7 people.
We signed an agreement with Orbcomm, and got access to more AIS satellites and terrestrial senders.
In April 2021 we launched our student awards program in cooperation with the Norwegian University of Science and Technology.
In May the first Master student project was completed; "Vessel Destination Forecasting Based on Historical AIS Data".
During 2021 we spent time and knowledge in data wrangling; cleaning and unifying messy and complex data sets for easy access and analysis. We frequently launched new content and product upgrades based on user feedback.
During the summer of 2021 we re-launched the web product based on user feedback, and we launched the Microsoft Teams app.
In December we signed a contract with Spire to secure an even better global AIS coverage. Internal investors, employees og new external shipping investors signed up for NOK 15 mill.
In January we divided the first products in two new products; ShipAtlas and Maritime Optima Pro.