ISSRDC 2022 : Investing in Space: Navigating Volatile Markets

Following a record-setting 2021 for capital access, characterized by SPAC deals that provided unprecedented entry to public markets for many still-young space companies, the year of 2022 has started on a different note. By now, financial markets have taken a more conservative view on opportunities of the future versus the profitability of today and have reassessed valuation metrics in the environment of higher inflation and commodity prices, rising interest rates, and geopolitical uncertainties. While many of the significant secular technology and innovation tailwinds for the space industry remain intact, the funding picture for space entrepreneurs looks to have changed. With representation from leading capital market participants from across the funding spectrum, this panel discussion will deliver valuable insights on the current state of play in space investment, funding access, and how the investment landscape is expected to evolve over the coming year.