Request for Startups: Space Tech
From the Boost VC portfolio, Launcher was recently acquired by Vast. Launcher was one of the few boards I have ever taken, and with that developed an even deeper obsession with the space frontier! I am no longer on the board, and now wish to invest deeper in the Space sector!
To give a quick understanding of the Boost VC Space portfolio:
Additive Space: 3D print massive structures in space.
At Boost VC, our business is to champion the peak of human endeavor, and the space community is obviously a massive part of that future. Space has enabled some of the best innovations on the planet as well as off: GPS being the most impactful in the last few decades.
So without more words, these are the concepts we are looking to invest in.
Data transfer for space: As we launch more space crafts and sensors into space, there is more data that needs to be moved throughout the atmosphere as fast as possible. In the Sci-Fi Book “Enders Game” they create something called “the Ansible” that allows for instant, universal communication. Lets get to that!
More knowledge around material science and bio experiments being done in space: This could be software or hardware. There is a lot of R&D happening in Space right now, and it’s not clear what the outcomes of those experiments are. Opening up the information would be amazing. Also creating new types of materials!
Leveraging space data for earth outcomes: I mentioned this in the intro paragraph, but what is the next GPS? Because of GPS, every company is a Space company, from Uber to Google. More ubiquitous sensors will enable new habits and behaviors on land too!
Investing in the LEO »»» Deep Space transition :There’s a transition in the Space race, where governments are allowing for the private sector to explore LEO, while they plan for Lunar/Deep Space. So many new technologies or old technologies will need to be evolved in this transition. We will be a Space species, and that economy needs development!