With VCs Returning to Business as Usual, Investment in Space Reaches $36 Billion Since Turn of Century Cambridge, MA – NSR’s Emerging Space Investment Analysis, 3rd Edition report (ESIA3) released today, shows $7.7 billion in funding was raised in 2020 alone, bringing the total since 2000 to nearly $36 B. “2020 was definitely a record.
In regards to the current trend of “SPACs for Space”, NSR was critical of the space companies’ valuations and revenue projections. “I think it will be extremely difficult to reach those revenues,” they said. “The road to market has taken them a long time to get where they are, and they have not really generated.
It is no longer news that the global satcom industry is stuck in a period of stunted growth, revenue declines and uneven investor appetite. When it appeared 2020 might be a sigh of relief following industry-resetting M&As of the 2016-19 era, COVID-19 emerged, further exacerbating an already distressed industry. However, the “hard reset” in 2020.