World-leading space venture capital firm announces idea-stage incubator
by Staff Writers
Traverse City, MI (SPX) Sep 01, 2021
SpaceFund has announced at the North American Space Summit, the formation of its SpaceFund Labs idea incubator. The goal of this new division of SpaceFund is to capture and turn exciting ideas into funded businesses by creating a unique incubation plan for each idea that is accepted into the program.
"SpaceFund Labs is about discovering and nurturing the most brilliant ideas in AI, biotech, fintech, materials science, quantum mechanics and more to enhance humanity's future in space," said Meagan Crawford, co-founder and managing partner of SpaceFund. "SpaceFund Labs will take the best ideas that apply to space and turn them into profitable businesses."
The economic frontier of space requires vision, but also serious and sober business planning. In its central role as a venture capital firm in a field that is literally taking off, SpaceFund is often presented with ideas that aren't quite ready for prime time, but hold great promise as potential enterprises.
SpaceFund Labs is designed to take these very early-stage concepts and build successful businesses around them, including team formation, financial planning, corporate setup, legal consultation, and more.
"We provide both the real-world knowledge of the most experienced minds in the space industry and the critical experience-based coaching of VCs and financial experts," said Rick Tumlinson, SpaceFund's founder. "The SpaceFund brand stands behind the best."
In coming weeks the incubator will be bringing on top performers in a variety of industries as new advisors. This distinguished team of cross-disciplinary experts will help with vetting, ideation, and company formation. SpaceFund's venture capital investment division will then assess each company for viability and when appropriate, lead the new company's first investment round.
"Sometimes we see holes in the marketplace that no one else is trying to capture," continued Crawford. "It's our job, even our responsibility to our investors, to go out and capture that value by creating stellar teams and solid businesses that can get it done."
Space science project funding available for UK space projects
London, UK (SPX) Aug 27, 2021
The joint funding call, which opens today from the UK Space Agency and Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC), will facilitate and encourage collaboration between industry and academia, and support new entrants to the space sector. The 375,000 pounds Technology for Space Science fund will boost technology that will support the exploration of our universe through space-based astronomy, cosmology, solar system science and astrophysics. Proposals could include ideas to: + Develo ... read more
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