A unique Venture Capital fund dedicated to SpaceWe focus exclusively on private companies involved in space & space-related businesses, investing in Europe in early stage ventures
A unique Venture Capital Fund dedicated to SpaceWe focus exclusively on private companies involved in space & space-related applications, investing in Europe in early stage ventures
Space is becoming a consumer-driven and high-volume industry, opening up exciting new business opportunities.
The result is the emergence of breakthrough Space Tech startups determined to take up this new paradigm and address fundamental industry vertical challenges (ranging from insurance, finance, agriculture, energy, telecommunications, security, etc). As a result, this represents a great and rare opportunity for entrepreneurs and investors.
Space answers more and more consumer needs. This exponentially growing demand for space-based solutions such as on-demand and real-time Earth observation, global seamless broadband and IoT or new products dedicated to positioning & navigation make space a highly relevant domain of disruption. The global Space industry is strongly stimulated through high levels of private funding (firstly driven by SpaceX in the 2000s) with more than $5.8B invested in startups in 2019. As mentioned in the last market study by Morgan Stanley, global Space market is expected to grow from $350B today up to more than $1000B in the next 20 years.
In this context, CNES has decided to launch a Venture Capital fund dedicated to space and selected Karista to manage it.
With France being the most dynamic space country in Europe and a strategic place to start a European fund, the European environment is highly advantageous to innovative projects. Cosmicapital is designed to invest in companies active in NewSpace both directly (both upstream / hardware and downstream / software) and indirectly (companies in other industries using space technologies or data or wishing to penetrate the space market). In the latter case, the technologies involved include artificial intelligence, nanomaterials, robotics, cybersecurity, drones…
Billion Dollars invested
in startups in 2019
Billion Dollar market
CosmiCapital is managed by Karista, a leading management company specialized in early-stage Tech investments in France and Europe, and supported and sponsored by CNES, initiating a new era for private investment in the European space ecosystem.
Karista has been selected by CNES to manage the fund thanks to its strong and consistent performances over time. The company has demonstrated its ability to invest in the best opportunities and coach portfolio companies in their early development stages, building on a proven track record over the last 20 years. The team consists of highly qualified and true operational people from diverse & international backgrounds, with solid hands-on experiences and capabilities.
Million euros fund size
€1 to €6m investment size
in 15 to 20 diversified breakthrough companies
A diversified investment strategy
– Advanced technologies used for rocket manufacturing (3D printing, new materials…)
– Satellite constellation supply chain
Systems & Technologies
– Avionics, components, sensors
– Any Space Tech providing innovation to the value chain (miniaturization, collaborative processes, etc)
– Payload integration
– Space Debris mapping/mitigation
– Launch-related services and supply chain optimization
Data from Space
– Global real-time broadband Internet & M2M communications
– New navigation & positioning services
– Nanomaterials & smart materials
– Smart manufacturing (robotics, 3D printing…)
– Space technologies for other industries (autonomous cars, drones, pharma…)
a unique venture capital fund