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Attracting Investors to Your Space

28 September 2021, 1000–1345 hrs ET USA | Online

Money makes the world go ‘round. In space, financing is becoming increasingly important, complex and sophisticated. Space companies with financial strength and stability are increasingly at a competitive advantage in terms of capabilities and resources. Moreover, outside capital from banks, venture capitalists, private equity firms, and other investors chasing performance and potential are significantly influencing the market — and raised the level of financial ingenuity in the industry. Where is this trend headed in the next few years? Join our experts to get an eye-opening look at this element of the business.

Summit Agenda

1000–1005 hrs

Welcome and Introduction

Rob Meyerson
Founder & CEO, Delalune Space; and Operating Partner, C5 Capital

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Rob Meyerson
Founder & CEO, Delalune Space; and Operating Partner, C5 Capital

1005–1035 hrs

Space Investment 101: Capital Formation Alternatives for Space Companies

Join Phil Ingle, Managing Director at Morgan Stanley, as he guides you on how to raise capital. Ingle will share his experience on taking the top aerospace and defense companies through the process. Expect to learn the terminology and how to navigate your company through incubation, seed, funded rounds, and into the public markets.

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Phillip Ingle
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

1045–1125 hrs

Getting in Early: Incubating New Companies

Thinking about creating your own company but don’t know where to start? You’re not alone. Join this esteemed group of investment professionals to learn about the opportunities and the resources that are available to you.

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Rob Meyerson
Founder & CEO, Delalune Space; and Operating Partner, C5 Capital

Jonathan Fentzke ASCEND

Jonathan Fentzke
Managing Director, Techstars

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Tess Hatch
Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners

1135–1220 hrs

Case Study: Private Fundraising

You’ve built your company and now you’re making progress. Investors will watch you closely when determining whether to invest in your next round, looking at technical, financial, and market data. Three industry leaders will share lessons from their fundraising journey in this discussion.

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Phillip Ingle
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

Joe Laurienti ASCEND

Joe Laurienti
CEO, Ursa Major Technologies

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Dan Piemont
President and CFO, ABL Space

Melanie Stricklan ASCEND

Melanie Stricklan
CEO & Co-Founder, Slingshot Aerospace

1230–1300 hrs

Case Study: Going Public via SPAC

Led by the dynamic Peter Beck, Rocket Lab needs no introduction. Their next steps, developing the Neutron rocket and growing their in-space business, will be enabled by their upcoming entry into the public markets, enabled by Vector Acquisition Corporation. Listen to this exciting fireside chat on what’s next from Rocket Lab.

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Phillip Ingle
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

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Adam Spice
CFO, Rocket Lab

1300–1330 hrs

Case Study: Going Public via IPO

If you’ve heard of the Canadarm, you are familiar with at least one of MDA’s products. Join MDA to hear about their product line and the journey to their recent IPO.

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Phillip Ingle
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

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Vito Culmone
CFO, MDA

1330–1340 hrs

Start-up Highlight

Join a start-up CEO for an announcement about their company's offer of a revolutionary way to accelerate the development of commercial products in space. Learn about this new company, their upcoming missions, and what they're building to scale-applied science in space.

1340–1345 hrs

Closing Comments

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Phillip Ingle
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley

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Rob Meyerson
Founder & CEO, Delalune Space; and Operating Partner, C5 Capital

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