With a total of $8.7bn in private capital invested in the last 12 months this is the 3rd consecutive quarter, investment levels topped $2.5bn. This represents a 95% increase compared to this time last year! The number of deals being made has been about the same, which reflects growth stage investors doubling down on emerging category leaders with huge raises for the likes of Space X, OneWeb, Astranis and ABL Space Systems.
11 space-related SPACs have been announced in recent months that collectively represent $7.2bn, with our own portfolio company Arqit announcing their SPAC merger deal to go public on Nasdaq just a couple of weeks ago -our 3rd this year!
We believe that Space represents a $1 trillion investment opportunity with long-term growth potential and, as such, will continue to be attractive to private and public market investors alike – this really is a watershed moment for the Space sector and VC investment.
We are looking forward to now introducing the 7 startups who have been selected from our global pipeline who we believe will be the next big opportunities in the sector.