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Venture into Space with UKBAA & Type One Ventures

We are delighted to have been appointed, amongst a range of other specialists, to lead on a newly launched UK Space Agency programme designed to help accelerate high potential UK companies and support them on their investment journeys.

Our ‘Venture into Space’ programme falls within this wider activity, we’re delighted to have joined forces with Type One Ventures in a mission to activate our extensive combined investor communities. The programme will upskill high-potential, high-growth SMEs developing innovative space tech solutions to prepare them for successful investment raises. We plan to engage our 15,000+ Angel network, comprising 220 organisations, including: angel networks, syndicates, investment funds, equity crowdfunding platforms, accelerators and professional advisors, that collectively invest over £2 billion per annum. The programme will also support the selected businesses to engage with future buyers who are likely to procure their services and technologies, facilitating dialogue so participants can obtain pre-market engagement with potential revenue-generating sources. We’ve devised a variety of formats through which the cohort will benefit from the expertise of our networks.

UKBAA’s Managing Director Roderick Beer said: “We are delighted to have partnered with Type One Ventures and the UK Space Agency to unlock investment capital across our combined investment communities. We look forward to helping investors to actively engage with the exciting opportunities in the UK’s growing space industry”.

Craig Brown, Director of Investment at UK Space Agency says of the wider programme activity: “The UK Space Agency is committed to nurturing early-stage space ventures and strengthening the UK’s position in the global space sector. The successful investor accelerators who will be funded through the UK Space Agency’s new Accelerating Investment initiative will help a range of new companies scale, grow and raise new private capital”.

If you’re a business meeting the below criteria, apply to join us as we seek to bridge the gap between high-growth space tech businesses and the investment community.

  • A UK based business
  • Currently raising investment, anywhere from seed to series A (we will find a way to support you!)
  • Able to demonstrate the potential to scale/disrupt the sector
  • Utilising technology as a core part of their solution/service

Find the official Venture into Space programme website here: www.ventureintospace.com 

If you’re an investor or corporate that would like to find out more about this activity, please also express an interest via the programme’s website.

By UKBAA 28 Feb 2024