OUR STORY: ABOUT SPACE ANGELS NETWORK
FOUNDED IN 2006, Space Angels Network was created to connect investors with entrepreneurs through a global network to encourage private investment in aerospace and aviation startups. We remain the only global network that brings these two critical communities together in the aerospace industry.
In the mid-2000s, commercial space projects started attracting the attention of very serious investors. And it was clear that the future of space technology was trending toward a heavier reliance on private industry.
But with more opportunity came the challenge of making sure innovative technologies and the entrepreneurs who could bring those innovations to market could find the capital required for these new ventures to grow and flourish.
Space Angels Network aggregates both companies and investors to create a global network for the two, breaking the barrier of a predominantly local angel investing process. We are able to provide the scale and the expertise required to move these exciting new companies forward.
From the beginning, Space Angels Network realized it would have the age-old “chicken and egg” problem: attracting companies was challenging without an active group of investors, attracting investors was challenging without top-notch applicant companies.
The solution was to find and secure four Founding Members who had personally invested in space companies. These Founding Members: Esther Dyson (EDventure Holdings), Stephen Fleming (Atlanta Technology Angels), David S. Rose (New York Angels) and Ed Tuck (Falcon Fund), know the market and the risks and had the ability to teach new members about how to invest while also attracting new entrepreneurs and companies to the network.
Today, with space and aviation technology attracting more attention than ever, the opportunities for investing in aerospace companies is truly a new frontier. Space Angels Network is proud to be an integral part of making the future of commercial space and aviation a reality.