Investing in space is no different to investing in other industries, and now that space commerce activity has matured and expanded, there are numerous space companies to invest in.
We ask investors what their expectations are, what risk they are comfortable with, and what really interests them.
What separates space investing apart from other sectors, is that the space industry has no boundaries; humanity will always be pushing new frontiers. However, in the short term, the preservation of share capital and analytical study of where and what to invest is the base on which the space industry revolution will grow - Simon Drake
Note: All prospective investors and investments will have to be screened in relation to the regulation restrictions of their jurisdictions.
You've kept up to date with SpaceX launches, Virgin Galactic test flights, and the new technological innovations to send humans to the Moon or Mars, and return them.
The implications are well above that of re-usable rockets and first class tickets to space; new markets are opening up, space commerce is here yet the exact niches are yet to be defined.
The lowering of the cost of launch and the inevitability of space tourism are just the beginning. Yet how do you invest in space when there are so many companies, technologies, and start-ups?
For a balanced exposure to space commerce, get in contact.
The gradual generation of wealth, the preservation of capital throughout the generations, and the opportunities that come once in a lifetime, are real and tangible events that need to be researched, modelled and strategically invested in.
For High Net Worth and Angel Investors there are different strategic investments that can be made into space commerce; To be part of it, it is merely a question of risk appetite, expectations on the return on investments, and knowing what to invest in.
To be a key investor in new space startups and companies, get in contact.
The scaling-down of launch costs,
plus the tooling-up of developing economies into high-tech space hubs, means that new space manufacturing, production and services companies will have a competitive advantage.
Part of their growth will be through Mergers and Acquistions, Financing, and potential IPOs.
Right now the miniaturization of space technology like CubeSats, the downstream data applications for B2C and B2B markets, and the new talent making it all happen, is the next market to be in.
For consultancy, due diligence, and game-changing disruptive space investments, get in contact.
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Space Resources − On-Earth Infrastructure − Space Resources − Asteroid Surveying + Target Selection − Mission Preparation + Operation − Read about Moon and Asteroid Mining
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Concept: The continuation of the digital revolution (software, applications, analysis) and the industrial age.
Technological: Hardware not only has to be efficient (e.g. energy saving, light materials), but harder (e.g. extreme temperature, radiation, depths and altitude).
Space element: Global positioning and data connections, 24 hours day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Concept: The new ways in which to observe the earth creates more opportunities for people (including their A.I. tools) to analyse, present and forecast.
Technological: As more sophisticated satellites and their data are available, skilled analysts are required to interpret and package this data for B2C, B2B, NGO, .GOV, MIL etc.
Space element: Global positioning and space agency satellites are now competing with low-cost solutions like private fleets of small satellites and CubeSats.
The core of SVIs strategy is longevity; being scalable and antifragile to take advantage of every market opportunity, while remaining focussed on finding profitable space companies.
The commercialization of space is a multi-generational process, and SVI is designed to survive economic cycles with capital intact, so that investor capital can be passed on from generation to generation.
Profit expectations are not based on quarterly results, but are fixed to enabling our shareholders to invest in space for a profit.
SVIs goals are to be actively investing in:
SVIs secondary goals are to be investing in:
All space related investments are rated on, and categorized to, the following factors:
Immediate: What opportunities exist in the next year, e.g. an upcoming I.P.O., or an imminent CrowdFunding deadline, for a commercial space related company. This also includes determining when massive market volatility, e.g. from black swan events to cyclical market bubbles, threatens to effect valuations of space and aerospace stocks, but represents a buying opportunity later on.
Short Term: Based on a 1 to 5 year economic cycles (e.g. looking at the movements of the DAX and the S&P500) what are the growth prospects of genuine space stocks and aerospace companies (that have contracts for space related activities).
Long Term: Anywhere from 5 to 25 years, commercial space technologies that are available to invest in, including at seed stage. Hedging: Financial products and investments that offer protection against market fluctuations, short and long-term volatility global recessions, depressions and conflict.Space Commerce Players and Market Verticals
A common and not surprising question from potential space investors is What am I investing in?
For any realistic space investment the expectation of returns has to be adjusted to the project or product to be implemented; satellites and launch vehicles take years to develop and be active, a profitable asteroid mining venture may take a quarter of a century for a solid return on investment, and short-term commercial space projects may burn their seed capital well before theyve turned a profit yet still offer value.
Space Investing is a risky business like any other.
People invest in space knowing that it is the future, and their investment will outlive them. This mentality (investing in the future) is a concurrent theme for all successful civilisations, but is sometimes lost when fast-paced and volatile markets cloud investors sense of judgement. Many of the greatest man-made marvels of the world are here today because someone had a vision to invest and build now for tomorrow. Investing in space is no different.
The question of What am I investing in? is easily answered by explaining that an investment in space is:
By reading history we can detect patterns and traits of humanity; civilisation rise and fall, currencies come and go, explorations are made, humanity spreads, and innovation is a constant.
To the average person, progress can be seen to be rapid in one area but slow in another. In the last twenty years the digital revolution has re-wired our social existence, yet in the last forty years no-one has kicked up dust on a planet other than our own.
The topic of space, and the new philosophy of investing in space, takes consideration and evaluation. Space is an established industry (think of the hundreds of communications satellites orbiting earth that enable truly global communication) and has room to grow: space tourism, private space transport competitors, crowd funding orbiting telescopes, and numerous start-ups, that are edging higher and higher out of the earths atmosphere.
What we see of space thanks to the mainstream media is clash of the amazing and the tragic. Every month we see new images of planets or asteroids in our Solar System, or planets detected orbiting stars. From a scientific point of view it is exhilarating. The media also entertains us with the risk of space: An exploding rocket is not only highly visual but very effective in making many of us shy from space as an asset class.
Many of us live relatively safe and settled lives. Many of us have made wise investments and are fortunate to live in countries with stable political systems and a custom of supporting innovation. Now when you look at how and where you invest, you can add Space to your portfolio.
Our Space Investment Philosophy is shaped by some core guidelines on how to make Space Ventures Investors an exciting company that represents shareholders and employees, and is structured to outlive them, in order to fund and profit from human endeavours in space.
Your investment in Space Ventures Investors is designed to be handed down to the next generation.
Investment Horizon: Go for the long-term, not just quarterly earnings focus, yet pay dividends at regular intervals.
Shareholders are Voters: In the age of crowd funding and crowd sourcing, our shareholders are asked to add input on strategies and concepts that will drive the business.
Be a Survivor: Cyclical volatility, including stock market crashes, recessions, currency debasement, and conflict, are matched by black swans that offer opportunity. Our goal is to be aware of what goes on a global-macro and space-micro level and hedge accordingly be anti-fragile.
Portfolio Management: Investing in space includes aerospace, private space companies, specific space start-ups, and ventures that havent been started yet.
Spread the Risk: Preservers of wealth have certain rules that have been handed down through the ages. Some of these are built into our investment philosophy. Our goal is not to deliver staggering profits in the shortest period of time, our goal is to wisely invest shareholder capital in space, make a profit, pay dividends, and outlive the market. The concentration of investments on risk-prone assets is the greatest threat to any venture.
Invest in the Future: While there are currently enough space related equities to build a profitable portfolio, and risk and opportunity can be hedged on new space companies, our goal is to invest in the future of humanity by looking for profit in the space industry. This is an ongoing theme and for each investment the question has to be asked: Where will this be in one, five, twenty or a hundred years?