Investing in Space

Investing in space is no different to investing in other industries, and now that space commerce activity has matured and expanded, there are numerous space companies to invest in.
We ask investors what their expectations are, what risk they are comfortable with, and what really interests them.
What separates space investing apart from other sectors, is that the space industry has no boundaries; humanity will always be pushing new frontiers. However, in the short term, the preservation of share capital and analytical study of where and what to invest is the base on which the space industry revolution will grow - Simon Drake

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A Quick Overview of the Different Industries of New Space

What Kind of Space Investor Are You?

Individual and Retail Investors

Allocate a fraction of your portfolio to space and be part of the growing space commerce industry.

Space Investesting for Individuals

High Net Worth Individuals, Angel Investors, Family Offices

With the right leverage you can make a difference in space commerce, and now there are various choices of space companies to invest in. We can help you find the right kind of space investment to suit your parameters.

Space Investing for High Net Worth and Angel Investors

Corporate / Venture Capital / Private Equity

The mandate from the boardroom to invest in space has now become a top priority - it is time to hedge an investment in space, and include space companies in your portfolio.

Space Investing for Large Investors

All About Investing in Space

Key Points

Space Investments, through space funds, space stocks, crowd-funded and private investor placements, will be the enabler of the next Space Race.
Space 2.0, NewSpace, and Commercial Space, are the current terms for the next Space Race, and like any feat of exploration, the best rocket fuel is finance.
Space Ventures Investors is currently developing a range of space industry financial products to enable private investors and institutional investor to actively invest in space.

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Our Space Investing Strategy

The core of SVI’s investment strategy is longevity; being scalable and antifragile to take advantage of every market opportunity, while remaining focussed on investing in space.

The commercialization of space is a multi-generational process, and SVI investments are designed to survive economic cycles with capital intact, so that investor capital can be passed on from generation to generation.

Profit expectations are not based on quarterly results, but are fixed to SVI’s Investment Goals – enabling our shareholders to invest in space for a profit.

Investment Goals

SVI’s primary goals are to be actively investing in:

  • Aerospace Funds, Aerospace Companies and Technology Companies that have contracts for current space activities. This includes: Satellite Companies, including Low-earth orbit and Geo-synchronous orbit (vital for communications), and communications companies (but not media) that have hardware in place and are part of the infrastructure that military, emergency, maritime, communications (e.g. internet) rely on.
  • Earth Based Communication and Space Tracking (including space debris)
  • Space Transportation, including rockets, e.g. manufactures of Heavy Boosters, and
  • Space Tourism

SVI’s secondary goals are to be investing in:

  • Space start-ups that have a commercial business model.
  • Space related products that have a commercial application.

Investment Timeframe

All space related investments are rated on, and categorized to, the following factors:

Immediate: What opportunities exist in the next year, e.g. an upcoming I.P.O., or an imminent CrowdFunding deadline, for a commercial space related company. This also includes determining when massive market volatility, e.g. from black swan events to cyclical market bubbles, threatens to effect valuations of space and aerospace stocks, but represents a buying opportunity later on.

Short Term: Based on a 1 to 5 year economic cycles (e.g. looking at the movements of the DAX and the S&P500) what are the growth prospects of genuine space stocks and aerospace companies (that have contracts for space related activities).

Long Term: Anywhere from 5 to 25 years, commercial space technologies that are available to invest in, including at seed stage. Hedging: Financial products and investments that offer protection against market fluctuations, short and long-term volatility global recessions, depressions and conflict.

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Defining our Investment Strategy for Space

A common and not surprising question from potential space investors is “What am I investing in?”
For any realistic space investment the expectation of returns has to be adjusted to the project or product to be implemented; satellites and launch vehicles take years to develop and be active, a profitable asteroid mining venture may take a quarter of a century for a solid return on investment, and short-term commercial space projects may burn their seed capital well before they’ve turned a profit yet still offer value.
Space Investing is a risky business like any other.
People invest in space knowing that it is the future, and their investment will outlive them. This mentality (investing in the future) is a concurrent theme for all successful civilisations, but is sometimes lost when fast-paced and volatile markets cloud investors’ sense of judgement. Many of the greatest man-made marvels of the world are here today because someone had a vision to invest and build now for tomorrow. Investing in space is no different.
The question of “What am I investing in?” is easily answered by explaining that an investment in space is:

  • In the very short term, e.g. commercial space start-up’s that offer some practical and commerical value
  • In the short term, in vital space infrastructure, e.g. satellite communications
  • In the medium to long term, satellites and launch vehicles, plus space tourism ventures
  • In the long term, companies that have the skill and technology to develop cutting edge space craft and technology. This includes companies that are not Space Pure-Play stocks, but are contributing to space infrastructure.

Our Space Investment Philosophy

By reading history we can detect patterns and traits of humanity; civilisation rise and fall, currencies come and go, explorations are made, humanity spreads, and innovation is a constant.

To the average person, progress can be seen to be rapid in one area but slow in another. In the last twenty years the digital revolution has re-wired our social existence, yet in the last forty years no-one has kicked up dust on a planet other than our own.

The topic of space, and the new philosophy of investing in space, takes consideration and evaluation. Space is an established industry (think of the hundreds of communications satellites orbiting earth that enable truly global communication) and has room to grow: space tourism, private space transport competitors, crowd funding orbiting telescopes, and numerous start-ups, that are edging higher and higher out of the earth’s atmosphere.

What we see of space thanks to the mainstream media is clash of the amazing and the tragic. Every month we see new images of planets or asteroids in our Solar System, or planets detected orbiting  stars. From a scientific point of view it is exhilarating. The media also entertains us with the risk of space: An exploding rocket is not only highly visual but very effective in making many of us shy from space as an asset class.

Many of us live relatively safe and settled lives. Many of us have made wise investments and are fortunate to live in countries with stable political systems and a custom of supporting innovation.  Now when you look at how and where you invest, you can add Space to your portfolio.

Our Space Investment Philosophy is shaped by some core guidelines on how to make Space Ventures Investors an exciting company that represents shareholders and employees, and is structured to outlive them, in order to fund and profit from human endeavours in space.

Your investment in Space Ventures Investors is designed to be handed down to the next generation.

Investment Horizon: Go for the long-term, not just quarterly earnings focus, yet pay dividends at regular intervals.

Shareholders are Voters: In the age of crowd funding and crowd sourcing, our shareholders are asked to add input on strategies and concepts that will drive the business.

Be a Survivor: Cyclical volatility, including stock market crashes, recessions, currency debasement, and conflict, are matched by black swans that offer opportunity. Our goal is to be aware of what goes on a global-macro and space-micro level and hedge accordingly – be anti-fragile.

Portfolio Management: Investing in space includes aerospace, private space companies, specific space start-ups, and ventures that haven’t been started yet.

Spread the Risk: Preservers of wealth have certain rules that have been handed down through the ages. Some of these are built into our investment philosophy. Our goal is not to deliver staggering profits in the shortest period of time, our goal is to wisely invest shareholder capital in space, make a profit, pay dividends, and outlive the market. The concentration of investments on risk-prone assets is the greatest threat to any venture.
Invest in the Future: While there are currently enough space related equities to build a profitable portfolio, and risk and opportunity can be hedged on new space companies, our goal is to invest in the future of humanity by looking for profit in the space industry. This is an ongoing theme and for each investment the question has to be asked: Where will this be in one, five, twenty or a hundred years?