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Space startups funding success stories

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Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP

2550 Hanover Street

Palo Alto, CA 94304

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Space startups funding success stories discussion panel. Our panelists whose companies have closed substantial venture capital rounds will share their experience how to raise money and scale the business for space startups. Speakers:

Payam Banazadeh (co-founder & CEO, Capella Space);
Robert Tillman (angel investor; co-founder, DigitalGlobe).

Hyperspace Challenge, a new program of government contracts for space startups will be announced at the event.

Schedule (Thursday, September 19):
6:00-6:30 pm -- networking;
6:30-8:15 pm -- panel discussion;
8:15-9:00 pm -- networking.
Snacks and beverages served.

Location: Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman, 2550 Hanover st, Palo Alto, CA.

We recommend to register in advance. Seats are limited.

About speakers:

Payam Banazadeh is a founder & CEO of Capella Space, a Silicon Valley company building the largest constellation of commercial SAR satellites in order to provide hourly monitoring services of anywhere in the globe. Capella Space received over $50M in venture capital from AME Cloud Ventures, Canaan Partners, Data Collective, Pear Ventures, etc. Payam holds a management degree from Stanford University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a BS in Aerospace Engineering from University of Texas. Prior to starting Capella Space Payam was a project manager and flight systems engineer at NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) and has been awarded NASA Mariner Award, NASA Discovery Award, and NASA Formulation Award. Most recently Payam was selected to be on the prestigious "Forbes 30 under 30" list in 2017 and Capella has been recognized by New York Times, Bloomberg, and recently Inc magazine as one of the top 25 disruptive companies in the world.

Robert Tillman is a many time company founder, CEO, investment bank, restructuring and turnaround professional and real estate developer. He's a co-founder of DigitalGlobe, a satellite remote sensing company. Closed $4.1 million strategic partnership with CTA, Inc. for purchase of 2 satellite buses and assisted in closing several rounds of seed financing. The Company, which merged into EarthWatch, Inc. in 1995 as part of a strategic partnership with Ball Aerospace, has raised over $350 million in equity, debt and in-kind financing. Company successfully launched a .6 meter resolution satellite in October 2001 and has won a $500 million U.S. government contract in October 2003. DigitalGlobe went public in June 2009 at a market capitalization of approximately $900 million, and was sold to Maxar Corporation in 2017 for approximately $2 billion.


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Hyperspace Challenge is a new program led by the Air Force Research Laboratory to accelerate innovation and contracting opportunities between space startups and US government. We've identified some of the most pressing technological needs of the space community (Air Force, NASA, Navy, and more) in the field of small satellites and we are now searching for startups with the most promising capabilities to address those needs. Companies interested in participating can sign up now at Hyperspacechallenge.com, webinars begin September 10 and final submissions are due by September 30. Our team will be at the Sept 19 event to answer questions and share details.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman is a full spectrum law firm, with aerospace practice.

This is a Silicon Valley Space meetup event. Welcome to join the group to get updates on our future events.

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