to: 14 May 2020




Space – historically led by governments – has evolved to a $400bill industry today with a trillion dollar space economy outlook by 2040.

Over the last 20 years the space sector has undergone significant changes: commercialisation and industrialisation are progressing at all levels, public visibility and perception is at an all time high, and $20+bill of equity investments have been deployed to NewSpace ventures in just a few years.

Moreover, space and space-enabled services contribute to our all-day life and have generated a multitude of benefits to humankind. While “space” is yet still largely unknown and untapped by most investors, numerous promising investment opportunities exist. This session aims at providing a fast track understanding of space and its issues regarding space commerce and investment.

This episode will be hosted by Joerg Kreisel ( , an Expert member of Consilience Ventures specialised in space commercialisation since the 1980’s.

During this episode, he will tell you more about the Space industry using his skills gained from more than 25 years of work in the venture capital field to link the global space sector with the international investment community.

BIO: Joerg Kreisel

Joerg specialises in technology commercialisation – with a strong focus on space – and has been involved in numerous primarily international activities in both space and early-stage equity finance since 1987. After pursuing a first career in space business (research & technology management) he became venture capitalist in the early 1990s.

Joerg serves as board member of several high-tech startups and early-stage equity investment vehicles. He has been involved with new business creation in the space arena around the globe (i.e. RapidEye). He also acted for two decades as lecturer at international post-graduate master’s degree programs (SpaceTech and ISU) as well as inner circle member of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association EVCA. Joerg is also a small-scale investor in several space-related and space-enabled startups in different countries. Moreover, he is an AIAA Associate Fellow and IAC IPC member.

Joerg holds a diploma degree in aerospace engineering from RWTH Aachen University (Germany) and is an ISU alumnus. He is frequent speaker and moderator at international events, and sits on a number of corporate and investor boards, etc. He was born in 1961 and is married, with two children.