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.
Space Ventures Investors is part of a growing network of space industry players and investors:
Space Ventures Investors supports by donations or crowdfunding the following organisations and projects:
Space Entrepreneurs that see the scope of a new and emerging frontier.
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
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 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.
Brad Lewis joined as an Intern Space Commerce Analyst in January 2015.
As of May 2015 he started a new role as Business Development for North America, as well as undertaking Space Commerce Analysis projects.
Brad is currently completing a Bachelors Degree in tourism at Bowling Green State University in Ohio.
He is an avid space enthusiast, and after identifying the opportunity of the growing space industry he approached Space Ventures Investors for an Internship.
He brings to SVI a pro-active attitude to start-ups, exposure to the US region, and an interest in listed space related companies.
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.
Space Ventures Investors Limited is a Registered Company in England, the United Kingdom. Company Number: 09340453
Registered address is:
207 Regent Street
Space Ventures Investors Ltd
60337 Frankfurt am Main