About me

Over the last decade, I've built and launched a number of geospatial products: from an ocean data portal, a soil moisture monitoring tool, to a renewable energy data hub. 

You can get my advice over a free 30-min call.

Hi, I'm Ilya Bolkhovsky – growth & product marketing consultant with a background in geospatial.

Since childhood, I was always passionate about the nature. Following the call of the heart, I became a satellite oceanographer.

In 2019, I found myself at a software company doing a project manager's job that I didn't enjoy any more. I quit my job and started this blog – the Saturday Satellites – to stay on the intersection of Earth and Computer Sciences.

After regaining the life mission, I've had a pleasure to work on a number of geospatial products, including a satellite-based soil moisture monitoring tool, and a renewable energy map application.

When not building geospatial startups, I run a consultancy and advise GIS/EO founders on growth marketing and product management.

Here's what I do:

  1. 🚀 Build your sales funnel and growth engines;
  2. 🚀 Improve your product's UX and conversion; 
  3. 🚀 Advice on product / marketing strategy.

Customers choose to work with me while looking for:

✅ Someone who's passioned about our planet, all the data that we collect from the sensors, satellites, and nature observations. Someone like you.

✅ Someone who has worked on various geospatial products, knows the market, and can leverage his network.

✅ A founder himself who's already applied every little thing about building and growing a geospatial startup on practice.

Let's work on your company's accelerated growth.