Meagan Crawford

Meagan Crawford

Managing Partner, SpaceFund

Meagan is one of the leading female voices in the space industry and an experienced space startup executive and founder. She is the host of the Mission Eve podcast that aims to increase the number of women in the space industry and is frequently featured as a thought leader on the industry’s development and investment potential.

Meagan is a NewSpace industry pioneer with a focus on the business of space: finance, investing, management, entrepreneurship, communications, marketing, and team building. A strong believer in the power of free enterprise as the driving force that will lift humanity permanently off-world, Meagan is dedicated to several projects focused on building a sustainable, profitable, successful space industry – for everyone. She is managing partner of SpaceFund, a venture capital firm investing in space startups.

In 2009, Meagan began running the NewSpace Business Plan Competition, a program focused on educating both entrepreneurs and investors, and catalyzing deal flow. As a manager, coach, and judge for the last decade, she has read over 1,000 space business executive summaries, has coached hundreds of selected teams, and helped award cash prizes to dozens of NewSpace startups.

Meagan’s background also includes startup and real estate investing experience as a principal in a Houston family office, technology transfer experience at NASA, space industry executive experience as COO of an asteroid mining firm, management consulting experience, and multiple entrepreneurial successes. She holds an MBA in Finance and Entrepreneurship from Rice University, where she was selected as the Texas Business Hall of Fame scholar, and a BBA in Management from the University of Houston where she was the 2006 Distinguished Graduate.

Meagan is also dedicated to several charity projects that are working to open the frontier. She is a co-founder and Chair of the board of the non-profit Center for Space Commerce and Finance and is a member of the board of directors of the Space Frontier Foundation, the Earthlight Foundation, and the Mars Initiative. She is also is a scholar alumnus of the Texas Business Hall of Fame.

Meagan is a 5th generation native Houstonian, and a proud Texan. She is mother to two children, two dogs and a cat, and resides in Sugar Land, Texas.

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