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

by Raphael Roettgen

Photo by NASA on Unsplash.

Two dozen rounds including yet another space company merger with a SPAC – October was a good month on the space financing front. Close to home, at E2MC Ventures we are thrilled to appear twice on this month’s table, supporting both Space Perspective and Satellite Vu.

On the M&A front, 51% of publicly-listed Israeli satcomm company Spacecom were sold to Hungarian 4iG, and Rocket Lab acquired software company Advanced Solutions.

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Company US$m Country Subsector Investors
Terran Orbital 396.0

(SPAC – cash in trust & PIPE)

U.S. Spacecraft hardware

 

AE Industrial Partners, Beach Point Capital, Daniel Staton, Lockheed Martin, Fuel Venture Capital, Francisco Partners

 

ABL Space Systems 200.0 U.S. Launch T. Rowe Price, Fidelity Management, Venrock, New Science Ventures, Lynett Capital, Lockheed Martin Ventures, others

 

Space Perspective 40.0 U.S. Space tourism 1517 Fund, Base Ventures, E2MC Ventures, Explorer 1 Fund, Kirenaga Partners, LightShed Ventures, Prime Movers Lab, SpaceFund, Tony Robbins, Yamauchi-No.10 Family Office

 

Beijing Aerospace Satelliteherd 30.0 China Diversified Orient Securities, Peak Valley Capital, Tianga Haitang Fund, Future Capital, Yinxinggu Capital

 

AiDash 27.0 U.S. Remote sensing – downstream Benhamou Global Ventures, G2VP, National Grid Partners

 

Satellite Vu 20.7 UK Remote sensing A/O PropTech, Draper Esprit, E2MC Ventures, National Science Foundation, Ridgeline Ventures, Seraphim Capital, Stellar Solutions

 

Hedron 17.8 U.S. Satcomm Explorer 1 Fund, Fine Structure Venture, Flybridge, Lime Street Ventures, Lockheed Martin Ventures, NKM Capital, Republic Capital, Space Angels, The Engine, The Yard Ventures

 

Muon Space 10.0 U.S. Remote sensing Costanoa Ventures, Space Capital, Congruent VC, Ubiquity Ventures, South Park Commons, and Climactic VC

 

Infostellar 6.2 Japan Satcomm (ground) Space Frontier Fund, Mitsubishi, ITOCHU, Next New Business and Technologies I Limited Partnership, Mizuho Growth Fund No.4

 

Fixposition 6.0 Switzerland GNSS Momenta, True Ventures, Hasler Stiftung, Miracle Plus, Cultivation Capital, G&M Capital

 

Kuva Space 4.9 Finland Remote sensing Voima Ventures, Nordic FoodTech Venture Capital, ESA InCubed, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland

 

Sust Global 3.2 UK Remote sensing – downstream Hambro Perks, Vala Capital, Powerhouse Ventures, Thirdstream Partners, others

 

Dhruva Space 2.9 India Spacecraft hardware Blue Ashva Capital, IAN Fund

 

Attentive 2.0 India Remote sensing – downstream Abhishek Khurana, Info Edge ventures, Pavitar Singh, Redstart Labs

 

Farmbot Monitoring Solutions 2.0 Australia Satcomm (IoT) Telstra, Macdoch Ventures, Follow the Seed, others

 

TrustPoint 2.0 U.S. GNSS DCVC

 

Sidereus Space Dynamics 1.7 Italy Launch CDP Venture Capital, Primo Ventures

 

Spaced Ventures 1.2 U.S. Crowdfunding platform WorldQuant Ventures LLC, Alex Fisher

 

Sofant Technologies 1.2 UK Satcomm British Business Bank, NetScientific

 

CarbonSpaceTech 1.0 Germany Remote sensing Rockstart, The Yield Lab Europe

 

CSX Carbon 0.7 UK Remote sensing – downstream

 

Maughan Capital

 

Kayhan Space4 0.6 U.S. SDA Overline, Techstars, Dylan Taylor

 

Space Crystals 0.2 U.S. Lunar N/A

 

iSpace N/A Japan Lunar Airbus Ventures, Axiom Asia Private Capital

 

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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