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Issue #48  •  October 12  •  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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Start networking at TechCrunch Disrupt now

TechCrunch DisruptTechCrunch Disrupt 2020 is just a few weeks away but we've already opened up our CrunchMatch networking platform for attendees to be able to meet one another in advance of the big event. Not only will it help narrow down the people you want to meet with, we'll even have some speed networking happy hour sessions so you can meet people on the fly! Register for Disrupt today and save $100 with code TECHSTARS15.

Start networking at TechCrunch Disrupt now

TechCrunch DisruptTechCrunch Disrupt 2020 is just a few weeks away but we've already opened up our CrunchMatch networking platform for attendees to be able to meet one another in advance of the big event. Not only will it help narrow down the people you want to meet with, we'll even have some speed networking happy hour sessions so you can meet people on the fly! Register for Disrupt today and save $100 with code TECHSTARS15.
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

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!

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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