Each month we round up some of the top stories in space, entrepreneurship, innovation, finance and technology.

Here’s our round-up for April:
MAKER OF TINY SATELLITES EYES A BIGGER ROLE

Clyde Space aims to propel cubesats out of specialist niche. Read here.
Credit: Clyde Space
Credit: Clyde Space
THE SPACE TECH MARKET MAP: 57 STARTUPS CHARTING THE FINAL FRONTIER

Space tech is breaking barriers. With rocket and satellite development costs falling, a regulatory embrace of private spaceflight (“new space”), and better remote sensing and data analytics capabilities, funding to space tech companies has rocketed from almost nothing in 2012, to approximately $4B in combined funding over the past two years. Read more here.
Credit: CB Insights
Credit: CB Insights
AMAZON’S FOUNDER WANTS TO DELIVER SUPPLIES TO THE MOON

Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon, wants to create an ‘Amazon-like’ service to deliver equipment and supplies to the Moon. Bezos wants to combine his other company, aerospace manufacturer and spaceflight organization Blue Origin, with the delivery principles of Amazon to deliver a one-of-a-kind service. Read about it here.

Lead image. Credit: Blue Origin.
Credit: Blue Origin
Credit: Blue Origin
25 QUOTES TO INSPIRE YOUR ENTREPRENEURIAL JOURNEY

The right quote at the right time can often provide deeper meaning and perception just when you need it most. A perfectly worded quip can impart wisdom and wit. It can tug at your heartstrings or be a bolt of lightning to awaken and invigorate your mind. A good quote can give you a lens through which to view a difficult situation or provide a ray of light in a dark time.

Here’s a compilation of inspiring quotes from people whose observations and intuitions continue to lift us all.
Image credit: Kris Connor | Getty Images
Image credit: Kris Connor | Getty Images
LUXEMBOURG, SERIOUS ABOUT MINING ASTEROIDS, PROSPECTS FOR SILICON VALLEY PARTNERS

Few events at the NASA Ames Research Center draw the crowd that greeted Luxembourg’s royal delegation April 12. The Grand Duchy’s prince, princess and deputy prime minister met with NASA officials, Silicon Valley entrepreneurs and investors to discuss Luxembourg’s campaign to harvest valuable materials from asteroids, moons or planets. Read more here.
Planetary Resources CEO Chris Lewicki, left, greets Prince Guillaume, the hereditary grand duke of Luxembourg, during an April 13 visit to Seattle. The visit followed an April 12 stop in Silicon Valley. Credit: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen via Spaceresources.lu
Planetary Resources CEO Chris Lewicki, left, greets Prince Guillaume, the hereditary grand duke of Luxembourg, during an April 13 visit to Seattle. The visit followed an April 12 stop in Silicon Valley. Credit: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen via Spaceresources.lu