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.
On the right hand side is a sample from a survey about investing in space. The key take-away is the risk tolerance of most space investors is high, meaning that they understand the nature of the investment. This therefore shapes the mentallity of space start-ups and space companies searching for new investors - Space 2.0 is in no way like a DotCom / Social Media tech boom. Investors are more patient and educated.
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.
Evaluating Space Investor Risk: Data sample from July 2016 to February 2017, 136 respondants.
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.
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.