VC space tech investment grew in 2017 out of the glare of the biggest deals

by Peter B. de Selding

WASHINGTON — Venture-capital investment in space technology companies, startups or otherwise, remained strong in 2017 with evidence that non-U.S. investors are now joining the party.

There have been few exits to date, which several attendees at the Satellite 2018 conference here March 11-14 said is a worry. Others disagreed, saying many VCs have longer-term time horizons and are willing to give startup companies time to stabilize their balance sheets.

U.S. investors remain dominant, but less so in 2017 than in previous years. Bryce Space . . .

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