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Bridgit Mendler becomes the CEO of Northwood Space

Bridgit Mendler has revealed details of her new role credit:Bang Showbiz
Bridgit Mendler has revealed details of her new role credit:Bang Showbiz

Bridgit Mendler has become the CEO of a new start-up company.

The 31-year-old star - who first found fame as a child actress - has taken to social media to announce that she's become the CEO of Northwood Space, a start-up that's seeking to create a "data highway between earth and space".

Bridgit wrote on X: "Expect the unexpected!

"So excited to announce our $6.3M seed led by @foundersfund and @a16z with participation from @CapitalAlso, @LongJourneyVC, @BoxGroup, @humbavc

"At @NorthwoodSpace we have our sights on building a data highway between earth and space. We are designing shared ground infrastructure from first principles to expand access to space.

"We have a lot of work ahead of us but that’s the fun part. If you like building quickly and seeing your work deployed in locations around the globe with real impact, we want you at Northwood. (sic)"

In a subsequent message, Bridgit also revealed that she's adopted a child.

The former Disney star - who has a PhD from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology - wrote on the micro-blogging platform: "The other news I wanted to share is I’m a mama to a sweet 4yo boy. Started fostering in 2021 adopted near Christmas of 2022. I’m so lucky - being a parent is the biggest gift and most defining experience there is. That’s my news for now folks (sic)"

Meanwhile, Bridgit has opened up about Northwood Space's overarching ambition.

The actress told CNBC: "The vision is a data highway between Earth and space.

"Space is getting easier along so many different dimensions but still the actual exercise of sending data to and from space is difficult. You have difficulty finding an access point for contacting your satellite."