The Space Ventures Investors (SVI) Strategy

SVI has one specific business model: Invest in space commerce companies.
SVI is not a Venture Capital Fund for space companies, nor is it a financial institution (like a lender).
SVI may invest directly, or be a match-maker; bringing individuals, companies or syndicates into an investment.
SVI is based in Europe, is internationally focussed, and the people and companies that invest in SVI understand the overall strategy.

SVI as an Investor - Building a Strategic Space Value Chain

SVI is developing a Strategic Space Value Chain of space start-ups that complement each other, and even potentially compete with one another. The Strategic Space Value Chain is basically any commercial space related business between earth and geo-synchronous orbit, but more focussed on low earth orbit and smaller satellites.
Well established aerospace and space companies have the expertise, sometimes government funding, and proven technology, for billion dollar space infrastructure like launch services and communications satellites. While the goal of SVI is to be at that level in 10 years, currently the focus is on ambitious entrepreneurs and accessible technology that can open up space as a commercial market.

Low Cost Launch for Europe / MENA / Asia Pacific

  • Sub-Orbital; CubeSat and Small Satellites
  • Orbital (Satellites), up to 2 tonnes: Scale up to compete / disrupt established players

Making CubeSats and Small Satellites

  • CubeSats, ~10x10x10cm and NanoSats for research (e.g. Universities), hardware testing, space start-ups, space entrepreneurs
  • Small Satellites (~100kg); adaptable to carrying payloads for
  • Earth Observation (border and marine surveillance, environmental monitoring
  • Secure Data and Communications
  • Increasingly sophisticated; Can maintain and potentially change orbits, therefore working for multiple clients

Data, Mass-market B2B / B2C and Niche uses

  • From satellites for environmental monitoring, imagery, surveillance
  • Data in space; the next Ďstep upí where Big Data meets Space 2.0

SVI as the Match-Maker

SVI represents independent private investors and large investors who want to invest in space.
Private Investors are aware of the high-risk nature of start-ups and space commerce, and some prefer to invest in different areas, like satellites, space tourism, even space resources.
Large investors are more strategically focussed, risk averse, yet able to instigate game-changing space commerce business models by the weight of their investment and in some cases, their branding; lead investors often pave the way for follow-on investors.
SVIís growing network of international space investors have diverse risk profiles and tolerance, interests, and financial expectations.

Get in contact to find out what space investors we can match to your space commerce business.

Evaluating Space Investor Risk: Data sample from July 2016 to February 2017, 136 respondants.

For Space Start-ups

SVI will need to know your Business Plan, Team, 12 month and 5 years plans, plus Merger and Acquisition options.
Most importantly, how can your business evolve to take advantage of a rapidly changing space sector, be it commercial activity, government mandated changes e.g. (think of the inevitable world governments organising a solution to space debris) and unpredictable events and opportunities.

SVI may want to invest directly in your start-up as part of Strategic Space Value Chain.

SVI may introduce investors to your start-up Ė We will work with you through this process, including setting up a non-exclusive fee-based mandate for raising capital.

Advantages for Space Start-ups: As an example, if you are based in Europe, it is advisable to be part of a space start-up incubator like
Catapult (United Kingdom - Satellite Applications Catapult)
or one the
European Space Agency Business Incubators.

For Established Space Companies

SVI is looking to work with previously funded and yet to be funded space companies who have ambitious long-term business plans and a mature investor base.

The current goal of SVI is to focus on space companies that are developers of technological solutions that address realistic commercial endeavours.

SVI is also interested in joint ventures and modelling various space commerce business plans and opportunities; the cost-intensive scale of mass-market space ventures requires concentrated pre-planning and research. This is also covered in SVIís Due Diligence service.

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