Planet Labs PBC (PL)

Will Marshall Co-Founder, CEO and Chairperson
Ashley Fieglein Johnson Chief Financial and Operating Officer
Chris Genualdi VP, IR
Mike Latimore Northland Capital
Jeff Van Rhee Craig-Hallum
Ruben Roy West Park Capital
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Good afternoon. Thank you for attending today's Planet Fiscal Q3 2022 Earnings Call. My name is Hannah, and I will be your moderator for today's call. All lines will be muted during the presentation portion of the call with an opportunity for questions and answers at the end. [Operator Instructions]. to Investor conference Relations. like Genualdi, to now of VP would pass over the Christopher I Please ahead. go

Chris Genualdi

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Mike Latimore

Congrats Great. the call Thanks here. public Good earnings news. and on lot. a first being

Will Marshall


Ashley Fieglein Johnson

Thank you.

Mike Latimore

sales rates close on trending? you at pipeline give So how color Can a very cycles little strong are growth was and XX%. the

Will Marshall

Can you take that, Ashley?

Ashley Fieglein Johnson

periods. some in with say geographies, signs of prior they've been showing in line basically And improvement. I'd Yes.

Mike Latimore

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Will Marshall

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Mike Latimore

I you’re guess Can like sounds the Great. as hiring you one, headcount sales confirm hires on expected? just last just are sales track.

Ashley Fieglein Johnson

continues Yes. the of progress ramp and reps pleased quarter-over-quarter, The reps number to so grow there. with

disclosed that the And fact filled frankly, our I see, mission. candidates leadership As just based strong part the sales we of close is and mentioned, publicly them in and which an team, continue we out on we've strategy. to important pool obviously the ability Planet's to position the

Will Marshall

Candy, I'd fantastic add out Officer. doing He's of a have team. building just in confidence Chief Revenue just Charlie we personally great job that that our

Mike Latimore

Excellent. Thank luck. Good you.

Ashley Fieglein Johnson

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Jeff Van Rhee

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Ashley Fieglein Johnson

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Jeff Van Rhee

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Ashley Fieglein Johnson


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Jeff Van Rhee

leave it you. Thank Okay, there. I'll great.

Ashley Fieglein Johnson

Great. Thanks.


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Ruben Roy

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Ashley Fieglein Johnson

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Ruben Roy

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Will Marshall

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Ruben Roy

Right. Makes Will. sense. Thanks,

Will Marshall

worries. No


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Ashley Fieglein Johnson

continuing go all the I we got we've a today. company. as think We look forward to public that's forward as conversation

for So today. joining thanks

Will Marshall

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that go fourth is thing opportunities. add those I now can right, to to think fully we after we're capitalized, a which

and investing we're and it's where And execution. now execution so execution, we know

So thanks very much.


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