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"space frontier foundation" Discussed on Main Engine Cut Off

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04:11 min | 3 months ago

"space frontier foundation" Discussed on Main Engine Cut Off

"Well. Megan welcome to manage and cut off. This has been a year overdue at this point. An entire pandemic overdue. Maybe i'm happy that you're here talking to us. I'm really thrilled to be here. Thank you for having me anything so to start. I want everyone to meet you. Because you're awesome <hes>. So you are a member of space fund. You also have this podcast mission eve. That is fantastic. Can you tell everyone a little bit about you sure. Yeah <hes>. co founder and managing partner of space fund <hes>. Where <hes> venture capital firm investing exclusively in the new space ecosystem so very kind of targeted fund <hes>. And then i also have my podcast mission eve which <hes>. I interview the most amazing women in the space industry. It's just been a thrill and just so much fun to do. And in the hopes of inspiring more women to join us here in the space industry <hes>. So that's that's a project that's near and dear to my heart <hes>. I'm also on. The board of several nonprofits needs to do a quick shout out the space frontier foundation. The center for space commerce finance mars initiative and the earth light foundation <hes>. Spend an inordinate amount of my time helping those at nonprofits. So i think that's probably about it so we're gonna talk about a bunch of different angles on the finance side of stuff which i occasionally touch on but probably not as deeply as i should in many cases <hes> there's some fundraising that has happened. In the past year that has been particularly notable for the size <hes>. specifically spacex relativity. Been getting gargantuan amounts of money there's some acquisitions that have happened recently. And then <hes>. There's a whole trend of holding companies. That i find quite interesting as well as a trend that i find interesting and more shady. Which is this whole special purpose acquisition friend. Those are the things. I want to pick your brain about. Is there an order. would you like to start with fundraising and then get into what happens after. You've gotten a bunch of funding and actually accomplish things. What's the right order there. Yeah well <hes>. I think i'd like to start with this kind of startling statistic that that i i like to <hes>. I like to bring up a lot. Is that <hes>. One and it's it's one of the reasons that spaceman was founded. Actually is you know. Currently launched comprises less than two percents of the global space economy yet has received seven percent of the venture capital. Today right sounds crazy but it. It makes such intuitive sense to like you know somebody watches the markets but exactly crazy. Yeah that's crazy. Yeah i like it when you hear that you're like oh yeah that seems right but holy crap. That's crazy just hear those numbers right and now the one question i would have is. Does that. include any space x funding as launch. Yes that includes spacex funding and includes the you know that big relativity rounded includes all of that. So i guess that's my that would be. My stipulation is like how. How do you separate out. What of that is going to starlink. zach <unk> satellites. Then does that skew it or is it not big enough to actually skew. Anything no matter how you classify either couple billion. Yeah so you know the regardless. It's it's a huge number even if he were to try and take starlink out of the kind of the space x portion of that. They're going to be forty percent of the venture right number exactly exactly and so you know when <hes>. When my partner. Rick tomlinson and i were contemplating a founding space fund. You know this was one of the things that was really bothering us. We were kind of looking around the industry at all of our our friends and colleagues. Who are these brilliant entrepreneurs going and down sandhill road and couldn't get any funding and meanwhile while all these other. Vc's are just pouring good money. After bad into launch company after launch company because all ilan has launched company and basil's has launched company and jared. Leto is invested in in relativity space so i need a launch company. Right and base fund is currently tracking a hundred and sixty two active launch companies around the world.

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interview With Meagan Crawford

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04:11 min | 3 months ago

interview With Meagan Crawford

"Well. Megan welcome to manage and cut off. This has been a year overdue at this point. An entire pandemic overdue. Maybe i'm happy that you're here talking to us. I'm really thrilled to be here. Thank you for having me anything so to start. I want everyone to meet you. Because you're awesome So you are a member of space fund. You also have this podcast mission eve. That is fantastic. Can you tell everyone a little bit about you sure. Yeah co founder and managing partner of space fund Where venture capital firm investing exclusively in the new space ecosystem so very kind of targeted fund And then i also have my podcast mission eve which I interview the most amazing women in the space industry. It's just been a thrill and just so much fun to do. And in the hopes of inspiring more women to join us here in the space industry So that's that's a project that's near and dear to my heart I'm also on. The board of several nonprofits needs to do a quick shout out the space frontier foundation. The center for space commerce finance mars initiative and the earth light foundation Spend an inordinate amount of my time helping those at nonprofits. So i think that's probably about it so we're gonna talk about a bunch of different angles on the finance side of stuff which i occasionally touch on but probably not as deeply as i should in many cases there's some fundraising that has happened. In the past year that has been particularly notable for the size specifically spacex relativity. Been getting gargantuan amounts of money there's some acquisitions that have happened recently. And then There's a whole trend of holding companies. That i find quite interesting as well as a trend that i find interesting and more shady. Which is this whole special purpose acquisition friend. Those are the things. I want to pick your brain about. Is there an order. would you like to start with fundraising and then get into what happens after. You've gotten a bunch of funding and actually accomplish things. What's the right order there. Yeah well I think i'd like to start with this kind of startling statistic that that i i like to I like to bring up a lot. Is that One and it's it's one of the reasons that spaceman was founded. Actually is you know. Currently launched comprises less than two percents of the global space economy yet has received seven percent of the venture capital. Today right sounds crazy but it. It makes such intuitive sense to like you know somebody watches the markets but exactly crazy. Yeah that's crazy. Yeah i like it when you hear that you're like oh yeah that seems right but holy crap. That's crazy just hear those numbers right and now the one question i would have is. Does that. include any space x funding as launch. Yes that includes spacex funding and includes the you know that big relativity rounded includes all of that. So i guess that's my that would be. My stipulation is like how. How do you separate out. What of that is going to starlink. zach satellites. Then does that skew it or is it not big enough to actually skew. Anything no matter how you classify either couple billion. Yeah so you know the regardless. It's it's a huge number even if he were to try and take starlink out of the kind of the space x portion of that. They're going to be forty percent of the venture right number exactly exactly and so you know when When my partner. Rick tomlinson and i were contemplating a founding space fund. You know this was one of the things that was really bothering us. We were kind of looking around the industry at all of our our friends and colleagues. Who are these brilliant entrepreneurs going and down sandhill road and couldn't get any funding and meanwhile while all these other. Vc's are just pouring good money. After bad into launch company after launch company because all ilan has launched company and basil's has launched company and jared. Leto is invested in in relativity space so i need a launch company. Right and base fund is currently tracking a hundred and sixty two active launch companies around the world.

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"space frontier foundation" Discussed on Main Engine Cut Off

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05:32 min | 3 months ago

"space frontier foundation" Discussed on Main Engine Cut Off

"Low end welcome back to main engine. Cutoff i am anthony colangelo. We've got a special guest with us today. We've got megan crawford who's a managing partner over at space fund also hosts mission eve. Podcast generally an all around great person. So we're going to talk about the finance side of space today. I don't cover it too much on the show. But i probably should more. So we're going to talk about some of the funding rounds you seen recently some of the exits that we've seen by way of acquisition either outright or two holding companies also when i pick her brain about the special purpose acquisition company trend that. We've been seeing that. I find quite shady. So we're going to talk about all of that but before we get there. I wanna say huge. Thank you to everyone who supports main. Engine cut off at main engine. Cutoff dot com slash support. Last show. i mentioned. We're almost at five hundred patrons. We are now at five hundred and two supporters over there. So thank you all so much for your support. That's awesome number two hit and this particular episode was produced by thirty six executive producers. Thanks to brandon matthew simon lauren. Melissa chris pat matt. George ryan donald. Lee chris warren bob russell maurice joel yon grant david eunice rob. Tim dodd. The ever dash not frank. Julian and lars from agile space. Tommy matt and seven anonymous executors. Thank you all so much for making this episode possible. If you wanna help join over there and support the show you also can get meco headlines in your podcast feed every single friday. I run through all the stories of the week. Talk about everything big to small to anything in the middle that have thoughts on that as important to know about so head over to main engine. Cutoff dot com slash support. Join up there three dollars a month level or more and you will get show every single week. It's an whole extra podcast in your feet every week. So anyway Let me talk to meghan. It's going to be great conversation. I'm really excited. And it's long overdue. So you recall well. Megan welcome to manage and cut off. This has been a year overdue at this point. An entire pandemic overdue. Maybe i'm happy that you're here talking to us. I'm really thrilled to be here. Thank you for having me anything so to start. I want everyone to meet you. Because you're awesome So you are a member of space fund. You also have this podcast mission eve. That is fantastic. Can you tell everyone a little bit about you sure. Yeah co founder and managing partner of space fund Where venture capital firm investing exclusively in the new space ecosystem so very kind of targeted fund And then i also have my podcast mission eve which I interview the most amazing women in the space industry. It's just been a thrill and just so much fun to do. And in the hopes of inspiring more women to join us here in the space industry So that's that's a project that's near and dear to my heart I'm also on. The board of several nonprofits needs to do a quick shout out the space frontier foundation. The center for space commerce finance mars initiative and the earth light foundation Spend an inordinate amount of my time helping those at nonprofits. So i think that's probably about it so we're gonna talk about a bunch of different angles on the finance side of stuff which i occasionally touch on but probably not as deeply as i should in many cases there's some fundraising that has happened. In the past year that has been particularly notable for the size specifically spacex relativity. Been getting gargantuan amounts of money there's some acquisitions that have happened recently. And then There's a whole trend of holding companies. That i find quite interesting as well as a trend that i find interesting and more shady. Which is this whole special purpose acquisition friend. Those are the things. I want to pick your brain about. Is there an order. would you like to start with fundraising and then get into what happens after. You've gotten a bunch of funding and actually accomplish things. What's the right order there. Yeah well I think i'd like to start with this kind of startling statistic that that i i like to I like to bring up a lot. Is that One and it's it's one of the reasons that spaceman was founded. Actually is you know. Currently launched comprises less than two percents of the global space economy yet has received seven percent of the venture capital. Today right sounds crazy but it. It makes such intuitive sense to like you know somebody watches the markets but exactly crazy. Yeah that's crazy. Yeah i like it when you hear that you're like oh yeah that seems right but holy crap. That's crazy just hear those numbers right and now the one question i would have is. Does that. include any space x funding as launch. Yes that includes spacex funding and includes the you know that big relativity rounded includes all of that. So i guess that's my that would be. My stipulation is like how. How do you separate out. What of that is going to starlink. zach satellites. Then does that skew it or is it not big enough to actually skew. Anything no matter how you classify either couple billion. Yeah so you know the regardless. It's it's a huge number even if he were to try and take starlink out of the kind of the space x portion of that. They're going to be forty percent of the venture right number exactly exactly and so you know when When my partner. Rick tomlinson and i were contemplating a founding space fund. You know this was one of the things that was really bothering us. We were kind of looking around the industry at all of our our friends and colleagues. Who are these brilliant entrepreneurs going and down sandhill road and couldn't get.

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"space frontier foundation" Discussed on The Meb Faber Show

The Meb Faber Show

07:43 min | 7 months ago

"space frontier foundation" Discussed on The Meb Faber Show

"Places where I love learning and to great mentioned some journalists, there's Leonard David out of Colorado. He's written books and he's just been. They're just doing it and he's got great insights. I would also Dr Charles Leroux he's Mit trained engineering has something called the law reports in email only subscription really goes deep deep deep in the weeds maybe too deep for some but there's no one else I've found another person like out there at some ways. That's great one. There's also jeff oust who is a longtime journalists who was now where he used to be independent now works for space news he's doing solid work following him there is Douglas Doug he has something called parabolic report. Great blog. What's interesting about Doug is he lives in Mojave California and he followed the news but he gets a lot of the critical things going off the mojave spaceport. He's done some really smart intelligent investigative reporting because in this day and age where we can, it's relatively easy to kind of copy and Paste Journalism Doug it's. Actually, still deep in the trenches he's done stories on spaceport, America I think virgin I don't know the Virgin people love him but he's just trying to do honest work. I'm always for the underdog and there's organizations that were definitely influential to me in helpful to me. So I have to give shout outs they have different flavors, but people can pick and choose on. Whether or not they want to work with them or become members of membership based. One is the Space Frontier, foundation which I listened to early, which founded by Bob were Muncie Rick Town sent an advocacy organization liberally helped make the term new space commonplace or legitimizes. They host an annual conference typically except for this year, there's the National Space Society which was probably one of the very first base conferences Zeiger went to where it's kind of just a lot of fine. If you were brand new to this, you actually just need a lot of people by now even some of the main stream. Bloomberg's the CNBC's the CNN's they're covering space resources I liked to kind of sample lots of things if someone is really interested in what's going on like Mars Robert Zuber in in the Mars society written a bunch of books is a deep thinker. He's just got so many brilliant ideas and if someone wants to go deep on Mars in other areas I would definitely say Robert Zubin there are some international resources For those who are like maybe in Europe there some resources that they can find that are built or European flavored because as much as they want to do more venture capital things, it just has a different field with some ways. The structure can be different than what we kind of get in North America. So this at some resources, a new book that I recently picked up was from. Pamela. Hoffman it's called like. I think the itty-bitty space. Guide and it's this little bitty book. It's very easy but I love it appreciate it because it's so simple in it actually talks about all these easy things that anyone can do to engage in space which really vary and include from going to star, watching, partying, having an engagements by just looking through the telescope or binoculars having a space experience like that to other more varied ones so. I think that's something to think about what is the person looking for a monetary return and inspirational return or both because they're still on the commercial side I believe there's still tremendous discounts that individuals can buy an APP an area that's very fertile is business to consumer. There's very little activity you talked about your experience eating astronaut ice people still know about astronaut ice cream and you can get lots of novelty products. I would love to know how many of those sold. There's probably some that NASA t shirts. Those things probably just sell really well, maybe not a hockey stick but they just probably still really well over the long term and I'll give some examples of other different type of business to consumer models is Elon Musk in other companies are like one web and Amazon are trying and even first book and even think Apple WanNA put satellites. And space to provide Internet access for areas that don't have reliable higher speed. Internet access. They see basically new customers new users there, and that's business to consumer model. But who knows what occasions will built across that I am building in launching soon, a very different it's not related to that model, but a space themed business to consumer business we feel to bluewater opportunity and we're really. Excited by awesome. Well, you guys start to raise some money. Hit me up. Robert has been a lot of fun. Got A great book spaces open for business. Everyone can find on Amazon people want to track you what you're up to everywhere else where they go. Well, I've got twitter going on at sixty two mile club. The name is Simba out to the carmine space facebook. Robert C Jacob they can find me linked in for professional connections. That can Robert C. Jacobsen instagram. Robert. C Jacobson my book websites probably the most good catchall which is spaces open for business dot com, and we've like sleep credible bonuses that were offering when people purchase their direct say go independent support independence, writers. So it's just spaces for business dot com slash book we've got. I think the most incredible bonuses ever made available. I. Stole this idea from the Great Tim Ferriss. So he's ever listening out there tim thank you so much. But my bonuses blow years away last question where does one go if they've never seen a rocket launch and they wanna go see on what's the best place had you get to do it if they were in, let's say near nited states they could go what say the west coast they could go to. Santa Barbara Great Place to spend a weekend and in the Air Santa Barbara County and just north of there there's a military air force base called Vandenberg. I think there is a place where you can either pull of your car. He can't get right to the site, but you can get in the area and see see launches because its military installation stuff I don't the timing is like, but that's one place. The East Coast of Florida is still very reliable and because there are NASA United Launch Alliance in increasing high number of SPACEX flights there the east coast of Florida still great place to catch a launch you just need to kind of put in some time where you just don't expect to show up that day in for tapping. You might have a day or two or maybe even a week delay in eventually we're going to be having some flights out of Texas which would sped sex's building I think in the Washington DC area that's called at the Atlantic quarter. You've got wallops island I've never visited myself. It's I think in the state of Virginia but I think there are ways to see flights i. think there's something that happens almost a couple times a quarter a few times a quarter. Awesome. Well, listeners. If you getting a VIP axe, hit me up, I've never seen alive launch it's on my bucket list. You must do it. It's a lot of fun I was a little scarred as a child when I built a rocket and had painted it and the paint had sealed the nose cone. So when we launched it up in the air and looked around for the parachute deployment never happened it came right back down and would have killed me my.

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"space frontier foundation" Discussed on The Meb Faber Show

The Meb Faber Show

09:44 min | 7 months ago

"space frontier foundation" Discussed on The Meb Faber Show

"Think about twenty years ago, and it was actually sort of a dirty word. It was not something was looked on as a positive thing was actually frowned upon and some of the creators of this were members. Of Netherland, conspiracy they were leaders such as Jim. Muncie. who was a well known space policy experts and lobbyists based in the DC area really. Really Brilliant Guy and Space Policy Bob were who is an entrepreneur in also space policy expert in Rick Tomlinson Who's well known space entrepreneur writer, visionary thought leader big huge hearts, and he actually lived in California for longtime. But. So these three guys they started group I think it was the late eighties called the Space Frontier Foundation in Vail along with their peers created this term called new space and it was it was Kinda frowned upon the idea that there were new entrepreneur ways of doing things and not that the establishment or old space or government space for necessarily bad. But they were just we should also take into account new ways of doing things adding new energy taking some of the best ideas of of capitalism entrepreneurial startups. Technology disciplines instead bringing that into space space was in many ways a protected kingdom. If you're a large government contractor, you're working on cost plus contracts life could be pretty good for you in for anybody who is connected to that and connected with that word new space. You sometimes saw the cousin word space tourism and that can mean a lot of different things to different people but regardless, that word to was also definitely controversial and you would see a cut right down the middle. Some people said great word we need space tourism. Some people say, no, that's about dilettantes. That's neophytes. Not Going to help us this is anti science and I see life as a lot of gray rather than black and white. We have to learn different perspectives we need to learn and be open to it. In some of the earliest I'll say human space participants, some of them were in fact, essentially space tourist. Dennis. winco founder of Cirque de Soleil beer. Last name. We have the individual Charles Simoni who was one of the early employees at Microsoft. He went to orbit to the Space Station twice Mark Shuttleworth a new and sorry and of course, Richard Gary who is the first child of an astronaut? So his father owned Gary it was the astronaut on Skylab and then Richard Garrett had the financial resources through his efforts in the video gaming industry to go to space in these individuals spent millions of dollars to have these personal ventures to. Space but also many of them each also, they were catalysts for all sorts of things some of known in well known that have peppered end in catalysts and influential into this slowly percolating in emerging area known as new space in. Now, what you're seeing kind of heavyweights in the industrial titans of Jeff Bezos Elon Musk even the late Paul Allen who was deeply involved in this area, and of course, Richard Branson who's maybe more of a media in traveled airline entrepreneur, but definitely heavily invested in. This area. So I think at sometimes tech outsiders to engender some new ideas new spirit in just a new conversation regarding what's possible even if it is controversial, let people try it at least once let's try in. Let's debate it later. We'll. It's funny. You mention the Smithsonian too fun memories they used to love going in DC one was getting astronaut ice cream, which was never very good. But a lot of fun and novel and second I remember I had received a roby Frisbee as. A birthday gift in. So it's right next to the mall in DC, which is like the longest possible Frisbee lawn in the world and sure enough it may not have been throw one, but it was definitely within the first three were got stuck in one of those enormous trees. Right next to the law is probably still there today a lot of fond distraught memories young child but it seems like if you look back in history and you can kinda correct me or expand on this that. There's really been sort of two. Periods. When you think about old space I've the memories. It's like the fifties, the sixties Apollo ending and I guess the seventy s and then you know, yes, you have the space station but a little bit a dormancy. It felt like where you know it wasn't maybe so much of a focus and I come from aerospace family. My old man was aerospace at Martin Marietta Lockheed and my brothers at northrop. So we come from a family that's obviously been very interested in this industry but. It feels like in the last decade, you start to see the childhood excitement again in the innovation going on. So maybe walk us through any commentary you have on the time line and the history of what's been going on, and then we can start to dive deeper into some of the ideas of what's going on with a more modern world at the high level you got where there was a lot of energy and excitement from the late fifties through early even say the early seventies which was kind of the ending of the space program in for those who don't know yes John F. Kennedy at the Football Stadium. At Rice, university in Houston Texas gave his famous speech but lot of it is you generally hear the sound bites. But when you look at the transcripts or if you want, you can hear the recording which is widely available. He talks about this greater thing of why we're going. But the political reason for going to the moon was our competition with the Soviet Union and maybe it's just that we're at a place in our civilization in our species where we kind of have to have like these nation state rivalries to get us to do big things maybe one day that will change. But that's at least the twentieth century. Essentially it was communist versus capitalist democracy. You can go more into the details there but that is what of Cain you wanted to do with going to the moon it was essentially beat the Russians. They're put a flag in footprints there. But if we quickly fast forward, the sentiment in the more new space industry said is like look was great for that time. But let's not just go back into orbit moon Mars for flags footprints for symbolic reasons which are good. But let's actually do things more sustainably for economic reasons and other social science written needed push the envelope further you and I are a sense probably contemporary. Around same age and I to sense that I was really into space as a kid, my parents were into aerospace by up in Florida. So I saw plenty of space activity firsthand with my dad who took me out to see some launches and it went to space camp in Alabama which was a great thing and I think they're really struggling in this type of pandemic and I've. I've heard that there's some type A fundraiser for them. So I don't know much about the specifics but for those who want to know about space camper supported, go check that out 'cause it's it was a really great memorable impactful experience for a but essentially I realized starting in high school. I saw lack of vision leadership what was going on space they were kind of planning in start or they were starting the construction of space station which will take time because they were using space shuttle. The Russians in some European launch efforts can't remember if the Japanese were involved into Japanese module I don't remember if the Japanese using their launcher, but it was gonNA take a number of flights, but there wasn't like in this. Period there wasn't high think they missed the boat on how to keep the story of all this because construction at that time being wasn't a very automated process. They need astronauts to kind of plug things in and I. Think they lost a lot of opportunity to capture generations could have entered this area because it was a slower pace of activity in other newer space entrance that had tried in the late nineties were met with incredible resistance. Share is a man named Andrew Beal owns bank. I think he's based out of Texas. He's still around he's high net worth individual in he wanted to participate in space. It Kinda WanNa do something very smart Elon Musk and he had a big ranch Texas he was working on a architecture there but essentially, he had to compete with NASA end NASA at the time. Wasn't ready to give out additional contracts to newer entrance essentially untested water for whatever reason and he ended up pulling out in the irony is that Elon? Musk and SPACEX acquired many of his assets including physical assets I think might have been some minor bits of Ip they acquired I. Don't think even hong-koo's brags about that but he acquired assets on the cheap any continued. Windy Lon was getting into this. He originally wanted to send I..

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