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Investors at ISSRDC 2021: Positive on Opportunities, Focused on Performance

By SpaceRef Editor
August 20, 2021
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As has become a tradition at the International Space Station Research and Development Conference (ISSRDC), our 2021 virtual event provided insightful conversations with leading space industry investors. This year’s conference featured a panel session that included industry and capital markets perspectives from Thomas Gillespie from In-Q-Tel, Tess Hatch from Bessemer Ventures, Sunil Nagaraj from Ubiquity Ventures, and Eric Stallmer from Voyager Space Holdings, skillfully guided and moderated by Carissa Christensen from BryceTech.

The presenters’ commentary covered the current state of the space industry’s investment environment and capital access, including the latest thoughts on special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). The discussion also delved into various in-space trends and opportunities and provided thoughts on the government’s role in advancing the commercial space sector. Below we discuss some of the key takeaways from this panel session. 

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SpaceRef staff editor.