A New Venture Capital Model
Common venture capital structure: US Management company and team, with a fund in Delaware and an international fund in development.
SpaceFund One – The World’s First Space Security Token
Currently available to accredited investors through a traditional ‘Reg D’ offering.
SpaceFund Reality Rating
The SpaceFund Reality rating (SFR) is an effort to provide critical, intelligent, and non-biased information about the status of the growing space industry, and to make as much of this data available to the public as possible. SpaceFund is interested in a number of sectors of the new space economy, and in the coming months we will post SFR ratings for companies from all of these sectors, providing a robust overview of the state of frontier-enabling companies from across the industry. However, the launch sub-sector is by far the most advanced of any of the SpaceFund sectors of interest, with over 100 companies competing for a relatively limited market. For this reason, we decided to publish our SFR ratings for the launch industry first, and have now made available to the public the entire database of information we uncovered.
Updates from the Frontier
Building and flying rockets is a prime obsession of many male engineers and entrepreneurs in this industry, and because the space industry is still mainly made up of boys, well, there are a lot of rockets. Too many rockets in fact (and yes, too many boys as well, but that’s a different blog post).read more
Jeff Bezos, Founder of Amazon, and space company Blue Origin, received the Space Cowboy Award The prestigious award was presented by Rick Tumlinson, founder of SpaceFund, and awarded to Bezos for his pioneering work and commitment to opening the frontier of space.read more
The blockchain revolution seeks to open finance and governance to everyone. Its goal is to enable people to establish and manage their own financial and legal lives. The space revolution seeks to open the solar system to everyone. Its goal is to enable humanity to expand beyond the Earth.read more
Space will be Tokenized
Number of NewSpace startups that remain unfunded
NewSpace investment that comes from venture capital
Estimated liquidity premium for early stage companies
While SpaceFund believes that the payoff from investing in space will be astronomical, the kinds of companies that can change the universe are, by their very nature, high risk. Historically, reaching their goals has required large amounts of capital, and has often tied that capital up for decades. The one-two punch of being both high-risk and low-liquidity means these types of investments are simply unpalatable to all but a few billionaires and governments. However, SpaceFund has developed a model to remove these (and other) barriers to space investing, allowing a much wider pool of investors to profit from the space revolution that is now underway.
SpaceFund believes that new advances in digital asset ownership, specifically regulated and fully compliant Security Tokens, are the solution to the space liquidity problem. This new digital financial technology utilizes the transparency, security, and ease-of-access of the immutable blockchain ledger. By reducing friction to trade, security tokens can provide near-term exit opportunities for investors, greatly increasing liquidity of investments in private companies. SpaceFund has coupled this new financial technology with a traditional venture capital structure that mitigates risk through both diversifying investor interests across dozens of companies and providing the expertise to choose the most high growth and high value projects. This provides investors with the groundbreaking combination of near-term liquidity and informed investing in the space industry.
Who We Are
SpaceFund is a renaissance team of leaders in the space, blockchain and financial worlds, who have come together to build something new. We helped create the NewSpace and blockchain revolutions. Our team includes the founders of some of the most influential and successful companies, groups, and projects in both industries. Our advisors and partners buttress our foundation and leverage our capabilities. This is the right team to find, finance, and build the startups that will change the future. And more than that, we have the tools, the resources, the network, and the experience to guide investors to the right companies – and to guide those companies to profitability.
A “godfather” of the space revolution. 30+ years defining, enabling and founding many of the pillars of the frontier movement, from the private takeover of Russia’s Mir space station, to the X-Prize, and the first private ticket to ISS. Six-time congressional witness, his prolific writings set the philosophies and legislative pillars of NewSpace itself.
Entrepreneur, business educator, space industry pioneer, experienced executive and investor. Co-founded world’s longest running space business plan competition, and has taught, coached, and advised hundreds of space startups through their earliest stages – including some of the current generation of successful companies.
Co-founder of 7 tech startups before 30. A pioneer in decentralized applications, he co-founded the first crypto angel investor group and co-founded the first all-crypto venture fund. He is also the founder of Yeoman’s Capital, the world’s first all-crypto family office.
With over 50 years experience as a professional investor, he has performed due diligence on hundreds of startups and participated in dozens of funding rounds. He is founder of Ramsey Financial Group, and is the founder and former chairman of the Houston Angel Network.
How we Invest
SpaceFund invests in visionary yet practical high-growth startups addressing the multi-billion dollar space markets that will both enable and benefit from the space revolution – with a focus on those with products and concepts that can be monetized on Earth today. We don’t invest in “aerospace” and we don’t chase “swarms” of satellites or drones. We largely avoid rockets (but we might invest in space transportation) and we don’t invest in weapons. We know our fields, and we know who to call. We value integrity, humility, and pragmatism – even as we seek out the nimble, bold, and innovative.
We also don’t “fire and forget” when it comes to investing. We nurture, cultivate, and curate those we choose to join our family, and we are in this for the long haul.
Sectors of Interest
Enable everyone to help open that frontier.
Let anyone who shares in the risk, also share in the profits.