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#SpaceWatchGL Column: E2MC Update On Space-Financing Rounds in June 2021

by Raphael Roettgen

Photo by NASA on Unsplash.

June 2021 saw over $1.5 billion raised in private fundraising for space-related companies.

No space company mergers with SPACs in June but, as we already know by now, SPACs will appear again in the July edition of our financing review, with Satellogic’s and Planet’s mergers already having been announced.


Company US$m Country Subsector Investors
Relativity Space 650.0 U.S. Launch / spacecraft components Baillie Gifford, BlackRock, Brad Buss, Centricus, Coatue, Fidelity Management and Research Company, Jared Leto, K5 Global, Mark Cuban, Soroban Capital, Spencer Rascoff, Tiger Global Management, Tribe Capital, XN


OneWeb 500.0 U.K. Satcomm


Bharti Enterprises
Isar Aerospace 67.3 Germany Launch


HV Capital
LeoLabs 65.0 U.S. SDA Insight Partners, Velvet Sea Ventures


Oriental Space 61.8 China Diversified Sequoia China, Matrix Partners China, Sany, and Tianfu Sanjiang Fund


Kepler Communications 60 Canada Satcomm Canaan Partners, Costanoa Ventures, IA Ventures, Tribe Capital


Gilmour Space Technologies 45.7 Australia Launch Blackbird Ventures, Fine Structure Venture, HESTA, Hostplus, Main Sequence, NGS Super


Phase Four 26.0 U.S. Spacecraft components


New Science Ventures
Orbion Space Technology 20.0 U.S. Spacecraft components Beringea, Inventus Capital Partners, Material Impact Fund, Wakestream Ventures


SkyWatch 17.2 Canada Remote sensing – downstream BDC Venture Capital, Bullpen Capital, Drive Capital, Golden Ventures, Space Capital


Muxing Technology 15.5 China GNSS ABI Yuanshi capital, FREES FUND, Helicap, Optimas Capital Partners Fund


Launcher 11.7 U.S. Launch Boost, Haot (CEO company)
OroraTech 6.9 Germany Remote sensing Findus Venture, Ananda Impact Ventures, APEX Ventures, BayernKapital, Clemens Kaiser, SpaceTec Capital, Ingo Baumann


Frontier Aerospace 5.5 U.S. Spacecraft components


Hydrosat 5.0 U.S. / Lux. Remote sensing Cultivation Capital, Expon Capital, Freeflow Ventures, Industrious Ventures, Social Venture Fund, Synovia Capital, Techstars, The Yield Lab


ClearSpace 4.3 Switzerland Orbit services Dedicated, Graph Ventures, Swisscom Ventures, The Flying Object, Urania Ventures


PlanetWatchers 3.5 U.K. Remote sensing – downstream Creative Ventures, Ridgeline Partners, Seraphim Capital, Trendlines Group 3.0 Netherlands Remote sensing — downstream Concrete Venture Capital, InnovationQuarter, Volta Ventures


Atomos Space 2.1 U.S. Orbit services Revolution, Techstars, Creative Destruction Lab, Matchstick Ventures


GalaxEye N/A India Remote sensing


Speciale Invest
Scepter N/A U.S. Remote sensing L37 Venture Partners, Table Rock Infrastructure Partners


Speqtral Quantum Technologies N/A U.S.


Techstars, Techstars Space Accelerator


SCOUT N/A U.S. SDA Techstars, Techstars Space Accelerator


Navars Edutech N/A India Other (education) Faad Network


Raphael Roettgen; Photo courtesy of the author

Raphael Roettgen provides financial advice to and invests proprietary capital in space companies as a managing director and founder of E2MC. He also advises institutional investors and governments on space. Previously, Raphael has held senior roles at global investment banks and hedge funds and was also a fintech entrepreneur in Brazil. He holds degrees in finance from Wharton, machine learning from PUC-Rio and space studies from the International Space University, as well as the CFA and FRM charters.

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