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Techstars Space Startup Digest

Issue #37  •  July 27  •  View online  •  Suggest a link to us
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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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Stellar Perspective
Is the future of space travel just for super rich people?
A space revolution is upon us — so says the new wave of tech entrepreneurs pledging to colonize the cosmos
This SpaceX investor saw how Elon Musk bounced back from failure — and the VC says he wants the same qualities when hunting for startup founders

Japan nurtures Asian entrepreneurs for edge in new space race

Houston entrepreneur using cloud-based AI technology in space and satellite applications

Is space truly within reach for startups and VC?
Elon Musk’s SpaceX managed to pull off something very few people thought it could — by disrupting one of the most fixed markets in the world with some of the most entrenched and protected players ever to benefit from government contract arrangements: rocket launches.
Spaceflight Heritage
With a successful launch from the Gobi Desert blasting off at around 1:10 PM Beijing time (1:10 AM ET), Chinese space launch startup ispace (which, awesomely, is also called StarCraft Glory Space Technology Co.) became the first private Chinese commercial space launch provider.
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Astronomical Fundings
Japanese Space Industry Startup Synspective Raises US $100 Million in Funding
Synspective Inc., is a Japanese startup which provides satellite data solutions using small sized SAR satellites.
Startup Moonshots
ispace Europe tapped by the European Space Agency for mission to extract water from the Moon

How Global Insurance Brand MetLife is Partnering with Startups to Power Innovation in Financial Wellness

Join MetLife’s innovation office, Techstars and financial wellness startup, Zogo Finance on August 18 at 12pm ET for an online Ask Me Anything to learn what successful startup engagement really looks like. MetLife’s Chief Innovation Officer John Geyer, and VP of Innovation Terrance Luciani will share how they are teaming up with startups to drive new value across their business and are developing multiple POCs and pilots. Save your spot!
Techstars Startup Digest Space is curated by:
Julian Miller Julian Miller - @gvillesjules
julian.miller@startupdigestmail.com
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