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Techstars Space Startup Digest

Issue #48  •  October 12  •  view online
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Bringing you out of this world content focused on startups bridging the gap between humanity and the next great frontier: Space.

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Give a Great Pitch & Position Your Product with Techstars Entrepreneur's Toolkit

Your startup needs a great pitch. David Mandell's experiences, as co-founder and CEO of Pivot Desk (Techstars 2012, Acquired by SquareFoot), former managing director of global communication for Deloitte Consulting, and Techstars EIR, have given him insight into great messaging and product positioning. Learn from David's actionable insights on how to effectively communicate your business through your pitch and drive customers to your solution.

Give a Great Pitch & Position Your Product with Techstars Entrepreneur's Toolkit

Your startup needs a great pitch. David Mandell's experiences, as co-founder and CEO of Pivot Desk (Techstars 2012, Acquired by SquareFoot), former managing director of global communication for Deloitte Consulting, and Techstars EIR, have given him insight into great messaging and product positioning. Learn from David's actionable insights on how to effectively communicate your business through your pitch and drive customers to your solution.
Space Startup Spotlight
Chinese satellite startups Galaxy Space, MinoSpace secure new funding
Two private satellite firms have secured new funding which adds to an estimated $1.4 billion already invested in the Chinese commercial space sector.
This Israeli startup is hitching a ride with NASA to make ‘space meat’

Meet Hiber, the Amsterdam space tech startup that wants to provide global IoT coverage at a low cost

Intuitive Machines, NASA's Hired Ride to the Moon, Aims for 2021 Lunar Landing
Intuitive Machines is hard at work on its lunar lander system, which NASA hired for a July 2021 ride.
Virgin Orbit to Launch First Commercial Cubesats to Mars - Geek.com

Liesl Yearsley is one of the pioneers of AI technology in Australia, having sold her first AI business to IBM in 2014.
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Astronomical Fundraisings
Descartes Labs snaps up $20M more for its AI-based geospatial imagery analytics platform
Satellite imagery holds a wealth of information that could be useful for industries, science and humanitarian causes, but one big and persistent challenge with it has been a lack of effective ways to tap that disparate data for specific ends.
French photonics startup Cailabs raises $8.8 million

Satelles, a provider of secure satellite-based time and location services, has completed a $26 million Series C led by C5 Capital. Iridium Communications and several existing investors also…
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Orbit Fab, one of the companies competing in this year’s TechCrunch Disrupt Battlefield in San Francisco this week, has closed a seed round of $3 million. The funding comes from Type 1 Ventures, TechStars and others, and will help Orbit Fab continue to build on the great momentum it has already bootstrapped with its space-based robotic refueling technology.

Stellar Perspective
As Satellite Tech Gets Easier, Who Makes Sure It's Safe?
As the new space movement arises, with a focus on lower and less expensive satellites, getting to space has become easier and more cost-effective. But how are governments and startups ensuring the security and safety of the tech they’re putting up there?
Demand for smaller satellites sends Indian startups into orbit

The corporate credit card for startups

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The corporate credit card for startups

Brex card frontScaling a startup? You need a card with better perks and no personal guarantee. Brex gives founders 10-20x higher limits and unheard-of perks: 7x on Uber/Lyft, 4x on travel, 2x on SaaS, and 1x on ads, servers, and all the rest. Sign up in 5 min & use “digest” for waived card fees for life. US only.
Techstars Startup Digest Space is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
julian.miller@startupdigestmail.com
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