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Space Venture Europe 2020

Space Venture Europe 2020 provides a complete overview of entrepreneurship and private investment trends in the European space sector based on critical investment numbers and surveys statistics.

In the wake of NASA’s Commercial Orbital Transportation Services (COTS), a disruptive commercial approach to space has emerged, commonly called “New Space”.  This sectorial dynamic has been steadily emerging in Europe, with strong developments in the European Space start-ups.

The report provides an in-depth investigation of the evolution of Europe’s entrepreneurship environment and start-up dynamics. Space Venture 2020 sheds light on specific tendencies and developments:

  • Key metrics and trends
  • Developments in the relationship between public institutions and the European New Space ecosystem
  • Analysis of the Private Investment in European Space Start-ups
  • Perspectives on the European Space Entrepreneurial Ecosystem (ESPI Survey)
  • European Start-up Stories, a great way to know about disruptive European space companies
  • Key Takeaways, a summary of the main findings from the investment database and surveys, some of which you can find here:
    • Record €502 million raised by European space start-ups, despite the COVID-19 crisis
    • 65% of private investment concentrated in the top 5 transactions
    • 75% of private investment is from venture capital
    • Impact of COVID on business: 50% of start-ups estimate impact to be negligible

Space Venture Europe 2020 uses a proprietary private investment database and an annual survey. This report, which counts over 120 responses to the survey, presents a broad range and extensive sample offering unique insights into this sector’s dynamics.

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