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Techstars Space Startup Digest

Issue #51  •  November 16  •  view online
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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Astronomical Fundraisings
This Startup Just Raised $13 Million To Build Satellites-As-A-Service
San Francisco-based Loft Orbital, which is developing a satellite-as-a-service business, has successfully closed a $13 million series A round.
SG spacetech firm Aliena raises $1.1m in 500 Startups-backed round

Orbital Insights Receives $50 Million in Series D Financing
Orbital Insight completed a $50 million Series D financing. The funding round was co-led by Sequoia Capital and Clearvision Ventures, with participation from new investors Invicta Growth, Bunge Ventures, Chevron Technology Ventures, Goldman Sachs, Tech Pioneers Fund, and others. Returning investors include GV,
Making Space Safer
Air Force, Allies Team To Find Space Startups « Breaking Defense

Space Startup Spotlight
A startup just launched red wine to the International Space Station to age for 12 months
Space-based businesses don’t all have to be about communications or Earth observation — European startup Space Cargo Unlimited, for instance, is focused on what operating in a microgravity environment can unlock for research and manufacturing. Accordingly, the company just launched an unusual payload to the International Space Station (ISS) — 12 bottles of wine.
Rocket Lab To Launch ‘Artificial Shooting Stars’ On Its Next Mission Later This Month

Stellar Perspective
LeoSat, absent investors, shuts down
Mark Rigolle, CEO of LeoSat, told SpaceNews Nov. 13 that the company laid off all 13 employees — himself included — in August after its earlier investors decided not to fund the company any longer. 
Singapore’s space tech sector is redesigning the way governments approach extraterrestrial operations

In conversation with... Revolutionary space engineer, Flavia Tata Nardini

Techstars Startup Digest Space is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
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