SPACE ANGELS NETWORK MANAGEMENT TEAM
Chad Anderson works at the intersection of early-stage capital and the emerging commercial space industry as Managing Director of Space Angels Network. Based in London, he also works with the UK government to develop and commercialize the UK space industry by accelerating startups and mobilizing investment in space ventures. In the past, Chad has worked with a space robotics company and developed the first ever market assessment for commercial lunar transportation. Chad is a prominent advocate of the emerging space industry, with numerous public papers, speaking engagements, and interviews on the subject. read more
Amir Blachman served as an instructor in the Israeli Air Force, helped three companies grow towards IPO and acquisition, and was an analyst and principal on various real estate investments. He has over 15 years experience in finance, operations, and start-up management. His focus is on sourcing aerospace investment opportunities and growing early stage companies.
Amir holds an MBA from the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and a BA in Psychology from UC Santa Barbara.
Joe Landon is Chairman of the Board of Space Angels Network, a global angel investor group focused on financing early-stage aerospace and aviation companies. His leadership has facilitated millions in private investments in ventures ranging from privately-built spaceplanes to in-space robotics. Space Angels Network has rapidly grown to become the leading source of startup capital for aerospace startups. Mr. Landon also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Planetary Power, a company offering hybrid and renewable energy technologies that are transforming off-grid and distributed power generation. read more
Robert Jacobson is a multi-faceted entrepreneur and founding member of Desert Sky Holdings, a Los Angeles based boutique private equity group that focuses on below the radar opportunities.
Robert’s varied professional experience includes real estate marketing & brokerage, music production, publishing, business development, and coaching. He is former Vice President of American International Realty where he oversaw several commercial office properties. read more
Amaresh Kollipara is a seasoned strategy consultant, financial advisor, and entrepreneur with international expertise. He is a Founder and Managing Partner of Earth2Orbit, LLC, which is a global provider of satellite launch services. Earth2Orbit is working with the Indian Space Research Organization to provide commercial launch services to a variety of satellite clients. Amaresh also co-produced the first and second annual Space Venturing Forum, an entrepreneurial event hosted by the National Space Society.
Harrison is currently an undergraduate in the Aeronautics and Astronautics Department of the University of Washington. Alongside his role of Associate at Space Angels Network, he is a Systems Engineer for Planetary Power, a company that is transforming global energy generation through innovative solar and natural gas technologies that efficiently and affordably deliver power to the point of need. Previously, he performed undergraduate research at the University of Washington on a plasma science research experiment with applications in both propulsion and nuclear fusion. read more