History

Space Ventures Investors was founded in 2009 by Simon Drake and Kevin Mac Gowan.

They identified 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 a realistic investment option for everyone. Their vision is that going forward, investors, both large and small, can profitably invest in the space industry and space commerce.

Space Ventures Investors Limited became a registered company in 2014. It is a shareholder driven company where each share is entitled to a voting right.

Since 2017 the core focus has been on identifying space technological industry trends and how to buy-into emerging space companies to form the Strategic Space Value Chain.

SVI conducts its own space commerce research for its own decision making, for selected clients, and to educate investors and shareholders. Some of this research is available for free.

Since 2018 SVI has raised capital from individual and corporate investors, and will continue to do so, thus building-out the Strategic Space Value Chain and becoming an important part of the emerging space infrastructure required for space commerce between the Earth the Moon.

The investor base is global and continues to grow.






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: Director and Co-Founder, Business Development Germany, Austria, Switzerland and France.

Thomas Lazaridis: Director and Advistor




Simon Drake - Managing Director, Co-Founder, Operations

Simon Drake co-founded Space Ventures Investors in 2007 and is responsible for day-to-day operations, including researching emerging space trends and concepts, evaluating their corresponding business models, and then forming joint ventures and partnerships to turn concepts into commercial space ventures.

Simon has shaped the strategy for Space Ventures Investors, thanks to his decades of experience working in investment banking, for boutique investment firms, management consultancies, public relations, start-ups, and in marketing companies.

He has lived and worked in Sydney, London and Frankfurt.

Previous roles include volunteer Marketing Manager for White Label Space (a team competing in the Google Lunar X Prize), and part of the European Copernicus Masters Accelerator program, as a mentor for the space start-up Deep Blue Globe, who are developing algorithms, artificial intelligence, and deep learning software, to be applied to downstream satellite / earth observation data to enhance marine navigation; from route optimisation to autonomous voyages.

He is also President and one of the five co-founders of the Space Commodities Exchange, an international group focussed on planning and building out the infrastructure required to trade commodities such as water; extracted from the Moon to be used as propellant for satellites and deep space missions, and minerals mined from asteroids; vital for manufacturing in space or delivered back to earth.

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Kevin Mac Gowan - Director, Co-Founder, Business Development

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.

Thomas Lazaridis - Director and Advisor

Thomas Lazaridis works in Investment Advistory for Transport Infrastructure and Advises Space Ventures Investors.

He is fluent in English and French.

We are looking for Space Commerce Analysts & Space Resources Researchers

Space Ventures Investors is actively looking for individuals who can work within our team to continue building our proprietary knowledge in related to:

Space Commerce: Trends in the commercial space industry, the impact of a real 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.

Space Resources: The viability of extracting and using resources from the Lunar Surface, the supply-chain of companies required to make Lunar operations possible, current and future markets for space resources (e.g. water, platinum group metals).

Corporate Responsibility

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

Planetary Society
SETI





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