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Noosphere Ventures

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Noosphere Ventures
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Founded 📆2014
Founder 👔Max Polyakov – Managing Partner
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Noosphere Ventures Partners LP is a space-focused investment firm. It was founded on 4 June 2014 by Max Polyakov and has its headquarters in Menlo Park, California.

The Noosphere space portfolio includes projects EOS Data Analytics, including EOS SAR; Firefly Aerospace; D-Orbit; Space systems engineering, who is the owner of Space Electric Thruster Systems (SETS), etc.

Key people[edit]

  • Max Polyakov – Managing Partner
  • Mark Watt – Consultant
  • William Woods – Space Entrepreneur consultant
  • Evgeniy Yakovlev – VP of space business development

Strategic vision[edit]

Noosphere Ventures concentrates on strategic development and expansion of its activities in the space sector. Vertical integration principles guide the company, which is seeking to consolidate its oversight over launches, satellites, data analysis, communications and ground stations.

By investing in game-changing space innovations, Noosphere Ventures is creating a NewSpace business model that will fundamentally change how next-gen companies approach the space industry.

Investment targets[edit]

Current investment segments of the space ecosystem:

  • Orbital transfer vehicles for deploying satellites
  • Space tugs and debris removal systems
  • Component suppliers for small satellites
  • Earth observation and data analysis
  • Ground and communication services
  • Moon projects and commercial deep space exploration missions


Portfolio[edit]

Some 17 companies have received investments from Noosphere, which invests in various types of companies, as well as owning them. The company has invested from $30 million to $50 million annually in mergers and acquisitions since 2015 and this spring is looking to invest in a small satellite maker or component supplier.[1]

January 2015 – EOS Data Analytics Inc. (EOS) added to the space portfolio company of Noosphere Ventures.

March 2019 – Firefly may carry Italian satellites D-Orbit to space on future rocket flights.[2]

October 2019  EOS Data Analytics unveiled EOS SAR – a project to develop its own synthetic aperture radar (SAR) sensors intended for deployment in a constellation of microsatellites.[3]

December 2019 – Noosphere Ventures invests in D-Orbit Series C.[4][5]

Non space projects[edit]

From 2014 to 2017, the fond did not focus on space projects but invested in technology projects.

22 May 2016 – Noosphere invested in Thync. Series B round of investments.[6][7]

15 May 2017 –  Noosphere started investments in Yola.[8]

Noosphere Venture also has minor investments: January 2016 to November 2018 – fond invested in PocketGuard,[9] Kangaroo Health, Circle Medical,[10] Aquila.[11]

Philosophy[edit]

The philosophy of the noosphere is based on the theory of Vladimir Vernadsky, who defined the noosphere as "the sphere of human thinking." The goal is to use knowledge as a fundamental creative force that affects the entire biosphere as a whole.

Analytics[edit]

Noosphere makes quarterly reports and market analysis about Venture Investments In Space Industry:

References[edit]

  1. "Firefly investor Noosphere Ventures eyes satellite manufacturing sector". SpaceNews.com. 2019-01-08. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  2. www.bizjournals.com https://www.bizjournals.com/austin/news/2019/03/04/firefly-may-carry-italian-satellites-to-space-on.html. Retrieved 2020-04-09. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. "Noosphere Venture campaign begins coming together with radar constellation". SpaceNews.com. 2019-10-22. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  4. "Seraphim Capital, Noosphere Ventures invest in D-Orbit". SpaceNews.com. 2019-12-20. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  5. "New space, nuovo round per D-Orbit e lancio previsto a marzo 2020". Startup Business (in italiano). 2019-12-16. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  6. "Noosphere Ventures – CB Insights". www.cbinsights.com. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  7. "Thync Big". noosphereventures.com. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  8. "Американський конструктор сайтів Yola відкрив R&D-центр в Україні" (in українська). 2017-05-28. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  9. "PocketGuard Company Profile: Valuation & Investors | PitchBook". pitchbook.com. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  10. Prajapati, Vinay (2018-03-27). "Max Polyakov to be One of the Judges of Medical Startup Competition". TechPrevue. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  11. "Max Polyakov: new big data is the medicine of the future". Innovation House. 2018-02-20. Retrieved 2020-04-09.
  12. Q1 2019 Report
  13. Q2 2019 Report
  14. Q3 2019 Report
  15. Q4 2019 Report


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