E2MC Update On Space-Financing Rounds in February 2021 – SpaceWatch.Global

by Raphael Roettgen

Picture by NASA on Unsplash.

February 2021 was a blockbuster month for area transactions. When together with the introduced SPAC mergers of Astra and BlackSky, complete cash raised by area firms exceeds US$2.1 billion (of which the SPACs signify nearly US$1 billion and SpaceX one other US$850 million). As all the giant transactions are of U.S. firms, the U.S. additionally represents the overwhelming majority of cash raised in February.

One might argue whether or not to incorporate the SPACs and in what kind, because the transactions have solely been introduced and haven’t closed but. Moreover, in principle, present shareholders of the SPACs have the choice to redeem their shares. For now, we decide to incorporate the quantities, representing each money already held by the SPAC in addition to further PIPE funding raised.

As we write this piece on the primary of March, at the moment has already seen two additional SPAC merger bulletins, involving Rocket Lab and Spire, and these will function in subsequent month’s month-to-month evaluate. March actually appears promising.

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Firm US$m Nation Subsector Buyers


850 U.S. Launch, Satcomm


69 buyers





U.S. sensing


Tiger World, Mithril Capital, Hedosophia, Senator Funding Group (PIPE)


Astra Area





U.S. Launch


Blackrock, others (PIPE)
Axiom Area


130 U.S. Area infrastructure


Aidenlair Capital, Alumni Ventures Group, C5 Capital, Declaration Companions, Drake , Hemisphere Ventures, Invariantes Fund, Moelis & Firm, Prime Movers Lab, SharesPost Funding Administration, Starbridge Enterprise Capital, The Enterprise Collective, TQS Advisors, Washington College in St. Louis




61 U.S. Satcomm


Columbia Capital, Fortress Funding Group, Greenspring Associates, TDF Ventures, Telcom Ventures


Isotropic Methods


40 UK Satcomm (terminals)


Boeing HorizonX Ventures, Orbital Ventures, Promus Ventures, SES S.A., Area Angels, The Firmament Group, The Future Fund




40 U.S. In-orbit companies (information storage)


Beijing Commsat Expertise Growth Co


15.5 Satcomm


China Web Funding Fund


STOKE Area Applied sciences


9.1 U.S. Launch


Alexis Ohanian, Charlie Songhurst, Kyle Vogt, Liquid 2 Ventures, MaC Enterprise Capital, NFX, Seven Seven Six, Trevor Blackwell, Y Combinator




2.8 U.S. Software program


Transcelestial Applied sciences


2.0 Singapore Satcomm


Kickstart Ventures


1.2 Germany Distant sensing (IR for agriculture)


FTTF, L-Financial institution, OHB Enterprise Capital
Agnikul Cosmos


NA India Launch


Anand Mahindra


HyperSpace Propulsion


NA UK Launch





Raphael Roettgen; Picture courtesy of the writer

Raphael Roettgen offers monetary recommendation to and invests proprietary capital in area firms as a managing and founding father of E2MC. He additionally advises institutional buyers and governments on area. Beforehand, Raphael has held senior roles at international funding banks and hedge funds and was additionally a fintech entrepreneur in Brazil. He holds levels in finance from Wharton, machine studying from PUC-Rio and area research from the Worldwide Area College, in addition to the CFA and FRM charters.



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