History

The founders of Space Ventures Investors, Simon Drake and Kevin Mac Gowan, came together in 2009 after identifying the potential of the next space race and how it will re-shape the global economy in the next hundred years, in the same way the previous industrial revolution had altered world history.

With their experience in founding new businesses, management, marketing and finance, they started work on the concept of making space an investment option for anyone. Their vision is that going forward, investing in space can be done via financial products, enabling investors, both large and small, a profitably invest in the space industry and space commerce.

Space Ventures Investors Limited became a registered company in 2014.



Our Network

Space Ventures Investors is part of a growing network of space industry players and investors:

Corporate Responsibility

Space Ventures Investors supports by donations or crowdfunding the following organisations and projects:




The Team

Space Entrepreneurs that see the scope of a new and emerging frontier.


Simon Drake: Managing Director and Co-Founder, Business Development UK and Rest of World

Kevin Mac Gowan: Co-Founder, Business Development Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France

Internship: Our current Intern




Simon Drake - Director and Space Startup Co-Founder, Business Development (Excluding DACH, France, N. America)

Simon Drake has shaped the marketing and investment strategy for Space Ventures Investors, thanks to his decades of experience working in financial education in Sydney; covering such subjects as equities, fund management, corporate finance, management, and working in support roles in investment banks in London and Frankfurt, including for companies such as Jefferies, Goldman Sachs and Houlihan Lokey.

He has also worked as a contractor for leading Management Consultancies, Public Relations firms and boutique investment banks, in international business development for an online marketing start-up in Frankfurt, project managed B2C and B2B websites and online and offline (Print, TV, radio) marketing strategies, and was also a volunteer Marketing Manager for White Label Space (a team competing in the Google Lunar X prize).

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Kevin Mac Gowan- Co-Founder, Business Development Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France

Kevin has worked in management consultancies for many major brands in automotive, industry, retail and insurance. He has an extensive entrepreneurial background and is a proven and successful businesses developer. He has been in business for more than 25 years.

He was educated in Germany, Ireland, Switzerland, and the United States, and lives in Frankfurt am Main.

He sees the strategic and industrial significance of Space 2.0. and how it will impact the global economy.

He is fluent in English, German and French.

Space Commerce Analysis

Space Ventures Investors is looking for a Space Commerce Analysis to concentrate on trends in the space industry; lower cost of launch, the impact of small satellite swarms, the best use of Earth Observation data, and the downstream markets for aspiring space companies.

Harlun Xu - Intern

Harlun is an Intern and undertaking a Space Commerce Analysis of Chinese Space Start-ups .

He has completed a Bachelors Degree at Liaoning University in Shenyang and has previously worked in a commercial aerospace.






Corporate Details

Registered Address

Space Ventures Investors Limited is a Registered Company in England, the United Kingdom. Company Number: 09340453

Registered address is:

Third Floor
207 Regent Street
London
W1B 3HH
United Kingdom

Postal Address

Space Ventures Investors Ltd
Postfach 600754
60337 Frankfurt am Main
Germany