Space Finance Track

Monday, April 4, 2022

10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Location: Cheyenne Mountain Resort

Presented in Association with Space Florida

As the commercial space industry and the companies that power it continue to mature into a robust and diverse economic engine, the capital sources and financing structures that service space markets must also evolve. In this new content track, Space Florida and the Space Foundation will explore a variety of topics regarding financing the commercial space industry in today’s rapid growth landscape.  This track will include speakers and interactive panels of space finance industry experts, including representatives from private equity, debt markets, venture capital, investment banking, and leading industry analysts to discuss:

  • Equity appetite for space deals
  • Financing the in-space economy
  • Importance of risk management in financing structures
  • Use of debt and new business model thinking for financing space companies

This track will offer attendees insights into full lifecycle capitalization strategies, and provide an opportunity to engage with today’s leaders that are financing the space economy.

10:00 AM – Opening Remarks

10:10 AM – Panel: Capital Sources for Space Companies

    • Paul Croci, Wells Fargo
    • Patrick Judge, Camber Road Partners
    • Ronald Lau, Space Florida
    • Jon Lusczakoski, AE Equity

11:15 AM – Panel: Opportunities for Innovative Space Financing

    • Howard Haug, Space Florida
    • Jon Moellenberg, RBC

12:15 PM – Lunch & Networking – Sponsored by Voyager Space

1:00 PM – Panel: Backing the Brightest

    • Dr. Debra Emmons, The Aerospace Corporation – Moderator
    • Tom Gillespie, In-Q-Tel
    • Heather Richman, Defense Investor Network
    • Col. Joseph J. Roth, USAF
    • Todd Simon, Geospatial Alpha
    • Eric Stallmer, Voyager Space
    • Sherman Williams, AIN Ventures

2:00 PM – Fireside Chat: Risk Management

    • Brad Grady, Northern Sky Research
    • James DeNapoli, Sierra Space

2:30 PM – Keynote: TBA