About the Event:

On April 7, 2021, investment experts and high-level decision-makers came together at America’s Future Series Space Innovation Summit. This interactive discussion covered the present and future states of the space investment landscape and highlighted the critical matters both startups and investors need to think about prior to investing in the industry.

Featured Speakers:

André Pienaar, Chief Executive and Founder, C5 Capital

Dr. Kam Ghaffarian, Founder and Executive Chairman, Axiom Space

Jeff Crusey, Investment Manager, Seraphim Capital

Matt Kuta, Co-Founder, President, and Chief Operating Officer, Voyager Space Holdings

Ken Moelis, Founder, Chairman, and CEO, Moelis & Company (moderator)

Assessing the Space Investment Landscape

In this new decade, the fast-moving space economy is one of increasing interest to founders and investors alike. Morgan Stanley estimates the global space industry may generate more than $1 trillion in 2040- just 19 years away. There have been an emerging group of venture capital investors who understand that space is the high ground of cybersecurity and find great value in this sector. This domain is integral to the growing low Earth orbit (LEO) economy and our reliance continues to grow on technologies that utilise space for communication, GPS navigation, weather monitoring, and more.

The sources of capital continue to broaden for space startups- everything from SPACs to seed investments to venture to government. SPACs are here to stay despite their difficult undertaking. There has been an enormous appetite for companies that can bring change in the public market and in the coming decades, we expect to see space flourish and create more opportunities than most other sectors.

Watch the full panel here: