Investments in the emerging space economy are on the rise, reaching levels higher than ever before. A significant fraction of the total investments in NewSpace companies is limited to a few at the top across market segments. But there is also a flurry of companies founded in the Launch, Manufacturing and Geospatial Analytics market segments.
The U.S. stock market is on its longest bull-run in history, which began in 2009. A decade later Virgin Galactic’s reverse merger with Social Capital Hedosophia raised $800M for the Space Tourism company, signalling the beginning of an extraordinary run in space investment. The significant increase in investment activity for space can partly be explained.
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.