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#GoodMarkets_03: SpaceTech

Original Publish Date: Aug 24, 2022 on Revue

Erik Kulu w/E2MC


SpaceTech Market

Source: Science.org

Issues & Opportunities

Source: International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety

Interest in Sustainability

The above graphic captures the larger scope of Space Safety, but I wanted to go deeper on how aspects above can tie into Sustainability that I see as exciting and worth unpacking.

We need sustainable space tech. One solution — bees? — video Dailymotion

Recent Exits and Closes


  • Verticals: Aerospace, Communications Infrastructure, Internet of Things, Satellite Communication
  • Diversity: Women Founded, Women Led
  • Description: Swarm enables global connectivity with the world’s most affordable satellite network.
  • Top 5 investors: Craft Ventures, National Science Foundation, 4DX Ventures, Social Capital, NJF Capital
  • Total Raised: $29M
  • Series A close $25M (2019)
  • Founded in 2016
  • Acquired by: SpaceX (Undisclosed)
  • Exit Date: 2021
  • Verticals: Aerospace, Air Transportation, Internet, Mobile Apps, Transportation
  • Description: BlackBird is on a mission to make flying as convenient and affordable as drivng with their nano-satellites
  • Top 5 investors: New Enterprise Associates, Social Capital, Lunch Partners, Michael Perone
  • Total Raised: $15M
  • Series A close $10M (2019)
  • Founded in 2016
  • Verticals: Remote Sensing, Carbon Removal
  • Description: Pachama is an AI-powered marketplace for nature carbon removal credits.
  • Diversity: LatinX Founded, LatinX Led
  • Top 5 investors: Sequoia, Breakthrough Energy, Lowercase Capital
  • Total Raised: $80M
  • Series B close $55M (2022)
  • Founded in 2019



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