Audacy was launched in 2015 by a team of Stanford graduates, NASA award winners, and SpaceX veterans. The company was formed around a simple idea: to deliver anytime, seamless space connectivity that advances humanity to a new age of space commerce, exploration, and discovery. Audacy began as a student project in Stanford University's "Startup Garage" with co-founders Ralph Ewig from the Graduate School of Business, and James Spicer and Sam Avery from the Master's program in Aeronautics and Astronautics. The team went on to win the Stanford BASES startup challenge, beating out over 200 other companies for the grand $150k prize, before formally establishing the company in March 2015. Since its humble beginnings as a student project, Audacy has secured funding from investors across Europe, Asia, the United States, and South America, with offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and in Singapore.