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

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March had one other three bulletins of mergers between area firms and SPACs, for a complete of over US$1.5 billion of gross proceeds (we take into account money in belief plus PIPE, assuming no redemptions and earlier than charges). It’s in all probability extensively anticipated that there can be additional space-SPAC transactions and we at SPAC(e)watch.world will hold observe of those!

Moreover the SPACs, we noticed a blockbuster Sequence B for U.S. small launch supplier ABL and numerous different, smaller rounds throughout geographies and subsectors. Of word can also be the EU supporting tv for pc IoT firm Hiber through an funding out of its Innovation Council (EIC) fund.

Reminder: if you’re following the brand new area sector and are in of a concise introduction to its developments, most important enterprise actions, and potential outlook (and when you occur to talk German!) you could be taken with my new e-book I just lately printed with Spacewatch.International – you possibly can test it out right here.

Firm US$m Nation Subsector Buyers
Rocket Lab




U.S./NZ Launch


Vector Capital, BlackRock, Neuberger Berman, others







U.S. Distant sensing


Tiger International, BlackRock, Hedosophia, JAWS, Bloom Tree Companions, others







U.S. Diversified (area firm roll-up)


Senvest, Park, others
ABL 170 U.S. Launch Constancy, T. Rowe Worth, others


Hiber 30.5 Netherlands Satcom (IoT) European Innovation Council, Finch Capital, Netherlands Enterprise Company, Hartenlust Group, Laurens Groenendijk




17.1 Japan Spacecraft elements (robotics)


Dai-ichi Life, Daiwa Company Funding, EP-GB, SPARX Innovation for the Future


Orbex 8.8 UK Launch European House Company
Pixxel 7.3 India


Distant sensing


Blume Ventures, growX ventures, Enterprise Companions, Omnivore, Ryan Johnson, Techstars


Utilis Inc. 6.0 Israel Distant sensing – downstream Beringea
Skyrora 3.5 UK Launch European House Company
Venus Aerospace 3.2 U.S. Hypersonic plane XFactor Ventures, Prime Movers Lab, VC, Draper Associates, Saturn 5


Epsilon3 1.0 U.S. Software program Stage Enterprise Companions, others


Esper Satellite tv for pc Imagery


NA Australia Distant sensing NA
Hermeus NA U.S. Hypersonic plane NASA
Rural Farmers NA Nigeria Distant sensing – downstream iNOVO
Spacechips NA


UK Spacecraft elements (chips) HSBC


Raphael Roettgen; Picture courtesy of the creator

Raphael Roettgen supplies monetary recommendation to and invests proprietary capital in area firms as a managing director and founding father of E2MC. He additionally advises institutional buyers and governments on area. Beforehand, Raphael has held senior roles at world 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 House College, in addition to the CFA and FRM charters.

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