Seraphim integrates diverse startups into space accelerator program

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship News Startups / May 23, 2024
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UK’s space incubator, Seraphim, has recently integrated nine new startups into its 13th accelerator program. These startups represent diverse sectors within the space industry, including space situational awareness, in-space manufacturing, and propulsion.

The selection points toward a broader spectrum of innovation in the space industry from different corners of the world. The improvised startups are driving advances in space exploration, manufacturing, and operations. The program bolsters talent and promotes global collaboration to tackle space-related challenges.

Seraphim’s accelerator program is a 12-week intensive course for seed and Series A organizations. It offers comprehensive workshops, mentoring, networking opportunities, and pitch training to these organizations, with the goal of making them ” investment-ready.”

Throughout the 12 weeks, the startups gain deep insights into the technology industry from industry veterans.

Seraphim’s inclusive approach to space acceleration

This equips them to articulate their vision, products, and strategies compellingly to potential investors. They emerge ready to navigate the dynamic business landscape and draw robust investment.

The startups in this round hail from the U.K., the U.S., Italy, and India, spanning a wide range of areas. These startups offer unique solutions to problems in-ground systems, in-orbit services, and much more, pushing the boundaries of what is feasible in the space industry.

An interesting addition to the group is a U.S. stealth company that provides cybersecurity for satellite networks. This company relies on advanced encryption protocols and sophisticated intrusion detection systems to help secure satellite communications and inhibit unauthorized information access.

Since its inception in 2018, Seraphim has hosted 95 startups, with a staggering 85% securing investments within their first year. This high rate has led to an influx of unique ideas and speedy growth within the company, attracting venture capitalists to invest in promising startups.

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Finally, Seraphim has announced its next venture fund, focusing on seed and Series A space tech investments. The fund, backed by JSAT, Eutelsat, and NEC, aims to establish a global portfolio of 30 startups. The ultimate vision is to foster a diverse and interconnected space tech company ecosystem that drives economic growth and tackles global issues.

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