Future of NewSpace funding & survey of Entrepreneurs

source: Delano.lu On 6 June 2018, EU launched its new space program with a view of streamlining previous duplicate structures and focusing funding on the space industry and its market development.  One of the emphasis is on satellite data and through the European Commission’s vision of the EU Strategy for Space, members are encouraged to focus on market development of space technologies and services that will inspire new generations of researchers and entrepreneurs through investing 12 billion euros over 2014-2020 to develop high quality projects.  With 33 satellites currently in orbit and over 30 planned in the next 10–15 years, the … Continue reading Future of NewSpace funding & survey of Entrepreneurs

What makes Real Tech Fund successful

Source: Real Tech Fund   ‘The Power of Technology, to the Force of the Future‘ very much encapsulates what Real Tech Fund aspires to achieve and believes in.  What makes Real Tech Fund successful?  Here’s my take: 1. Beautiful Vision ‘I want to change the world.  I want to change the future. Everyone who gets in technology is swearing in mind, so willing trying while sleeping. However, most of it disappears in the midst of dreams. Technology has unlimited possibilities.  However, the world does not move by itself.   Without funds and wisdom, experience, understanding of the world, No matter how … Continue reading What makes Real Tech Fund successful

What makes Shojin Meat successful?

source: Shojin Meat   Unassuming Founder of Shojin Meat and Integriculture Inc, Yuki Hanyu is an Oxford graduate with a Phd in Chemistry specialists in the field of nanofabrication studying the manipulation of atoms and molecules.  Having worked as a post-doctoral research staff at Tohoku University, Founder and CEO Hanyu then worked as a research scientist for Systems Laboratory, Toshiba Research and Development Centre, developing battery based electric energy storate as part of the public infrastructures team.  The concept of Shojin Meat is to develop large scale cell culture technology that leads to ‘in vitro meat’  and in simple layperson’s … Continue reading What makes Shojin Meat successful?

What makes GITAI successful?

  source: GITAI   GITAI, founded by CEO, Sho Nakanose is about developments of Avatar Robots for space developments.   GITAI provides a humanoid telepresence robot-like “Avatar” for science experiments in space stations. Having met CEO Nakanose at Singularity University before Japan, I knew first hand there was a strength of determination and focus that I had known before.  I knew from gut instinct that this is going to be a successful startup from sheer determination. During the Global Solutions Program when one could say we were put through an intensive program of Singularity and learning all the emergent technologies, CEO … Continue reading What makes GITAI successful?

NewSpace in Japan

  source: japantimes.jp   2018 has seen a year of great ambition and activity in the NewSpace sector in Japan. Starting with Prime Minister Abe`s launch of a new fund of 100 billion yen ($940 million) of venture capital contributed by the Development Bank of Japan, Industrial Innovation Organisations and many other stakeholders to make space happen in Japan. Concurrently, the Government initiated S-Matching program led by members of about 46 members and investors teamed up to match-make the perfect startup- investor relationship.  According to some, the success of such a program is too soon to tell, though my initial … Continue reading NewSpace in Japan