SpaceFund provides insider, knowledge-based investing in a diversified portfolio of space companies.
Technologists, thought leaders, investors, and business builders in the space and blockchain industries.
Risk mitigation through insider access and in-the-know investing in a diversified portfolio of high-growth space companies.
Traditional VC Structure
Common venture capital structure: US Management company and team, with a fund in Delaware and an international fund in development.
Democratized financial instruments and regulated digital securities (security tokens) to unlock liquidity and smooth compliance.
The SpaceFund Reality rating (SFR) provides critical, intelligent, and thorough information about the status of the growing space industry, and makes as much of this data available to the public as possible. It was designed to provide investors, customers, regulators, media, and the industry itself with a quick guide and assessment of players old and new in the various sub-sectors of the space industry – with a focus on those relevant to the human breakout into space.
The SFR is structured to cut through the hype of PowerPoint and animations and get to the core questions that any outsider needs to answer – who is who, who is doing what, and what are the chances of their success – in other words: Are they real?
It is our goal to close this information gap, first with the SpaceFund Reality rating databases, and then through other ongoing research and publication initiatives.
SpaceFund Sectors of Interest
SpaceFund is interested in a number of sectors of the space economy, specifically Transportation, Communication, Human Factors, Supplies, and Energy. 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 across the industry. To begin, we have created an SFR database for the Earth-to-Space sub-sector of Transportation (launch), as well as a database for the Beyond Earth Orbit sub-sector of Communication, the Habitats sector of Human Factors, and the Satellite Servicing sector of Supply Chain. We also created a special database in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo landing, called the Moon List that catalogs those companies who are working on a permanent return to the Moon. Please check back frequently to view new sub-sector databases, and sign up to receive our emails to be notified of each new release.
Click on the black buttons below to view the available SFR databases.
Updates from the Frontier
Location, location, location. If what they say is true – and within a practical margin of engineering bravado error we believe it is – within a few years Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origin and Elon Musk’s SpaceX are going to be able to transport large numbers of people to and from space. Yet today, outside of China’s government facility, we have only one space station in orbit.read more
As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first humans to walk on the Moon, you might notice we aren’t celebrating it on the Moon. Why? Having achieved the greatest feat in human history, why is all we have to show for it flags, footprints, and footage?read more
OrbitFab is an example of the new way to do business in space by disrupting from within – identify a need based on a blindspot in the traditional market and apply the frontier paradigm to the solution. Also, if you can, work within the system, burn as little of your investor’s funds as needed and get to the proof of your concept as fast as possible.read more
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, 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
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
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.