Simon Drake, Managing Director of Space Ventures Investors, presenting at Space Resources Week in Luxembourg, October 9th 2019.
Our team can provide tailored support to entrepreneurs evolving in the Space eco-system. With our decades of combined experience, the Space Ventures Investors management team can help founders and executives navigate through each stage of a start-up's growth.
From proof-of-concept to your very first minimal viable product (MVP), we have enabled founders to unlock the potential of their ventures through mentorship, participating in accelerators, incubators, and via our own investments.
Our expertise in the emerging space commerce sector is focussed on leveraging entrepreneurs and start-ups to find their profitable place in space.
From a MVP to a scalable market, our international experience in many space verticals enables us to provide tailored strategic advice, including strategies on market penetration, capital raising, exits and M&A opportunities.
Acting on behalf of investors (buy-side and sell-side) to perform due diligence on companies outside of SVI's portfolio, therefore providing an impartial and neutral approach to valuations.
From your proof-of-concept, to prototype or beta, to a MVP, our team of experts can advise you at every step to make the right choice in scaling up your product.
Our team brings expertise to entrepreneurs. We convert technical business models and concepts into documents that investors understand and can easily evaluate.
Space Ventures Investors will need to know your Business Plan, Team, 12 month and 5 year 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 introduce investors to your start-up.
We will work with you through this process, including setting up a non-exclusive, fee-based mandate, for raising capital.
If you are based in Europe, experience from Catapult in the UK and the ESA BICs located all around Europe, is helpful.
Space Ventures Investors 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 and fit into our Strategic Space Value Chain.
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.
We can assist managers and investors who have a strategic and technical focus on terrestrial industry verticals, to scale-up to space.
Space Ventures Investors has in-house tools for valuations, market positioning and technical evaluation.
• Analysis of concepts in relation to the Strategic Space Value Chain.
• Preliminary forecasting of demand, customers, and end markets.
• Strategic decision making, e.g. is the concept worth scaling-up or just a niche consultant?
• What technology already exists, what has be to re-tooled, what has to be developed, and who are the stakeholders involved? • We can provide a technology roadmap for growing a new business in emerging space commerce sectors.
• We are active in modelling space products or services, from earth observation software right through to orbiting infrastrucutre projects.
• We also model competitors and new developments, like the decreasing cost of technology vs increasing cost of regulation.
• We can assist in the planing for financing now and in the future, identifying incubators and seed investors.
• and lastly the potential future investors (e.g. Series A, B) and their preferences.
• We can also model how much equity to trade for investment.
• Market research: Further defining and refining the commercial space product or service in relation to international competitors.
• Marketing strategies: Setting and refining Key Performance Indicators and Milestones.
• Conducting Campaigns; B2B, GOV, B2C etc.
• Specific Business Development: target the right customers with the right approach.
• Closing deals.