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Living Room Talk – Investing in Space and Space Tech
April 8 @ 15:00 - 16:00
We are working hard to offer you more and more online webinars on angel investing and entrepreneurship, in a series we’re calling “Living Room Talks” – as all of us are staying connected from our living rooms.
Check out the recordings of our previous Living Room Talks on the EBAN Vimeo Channel
Investing in Space and Space Tech
The current global crisis reminds us that space technologies (connectivity, Earth observation, …) are vital. Three space veterans and business angels, Candace Johnson, Anthony Clarke and Fabrice Testa will explain why investing in space is paramount, and will discuss the particularities of space tech investments.
8 April at 03:00 PM CEST
Speaker: Fabrice Testa
Co-Chairman Luxembourg Space Tech Angels and chairman of EBAN Space
Fabrice Testa is a serial entrepreneur and an innovator who successfully founded, co-founded or participated in the launch of multiple tech startups which created hundreds of jobs and generated multi-millions revenues. As an angel investor, he is the Chairman of EBAN Space Executive Committee and the Co-Chairman of the Luxembourg Space Tech Angels association. Fabrice Testa is also a mentor in several national and European startup support programmes.
He holds a M.S. in Aerospace Engineering from University of Liege and a MBA from Solvay Business School. He also completed a number of post-graduate degrees at MIT in Strategy & Innovation and Machine Learning, and at UC Berkeley Haas School of Business in Venture Capital.
Speaker: Anthony Clarke
Speaker: Candace Johnson
Candace Johnson is a serial space entrepreneur and investor who founded or co-founded the following enterprises, SES ASTRA and SES Global, Loral Teleport Europe, Europe Online. Today she is Vice Chair of NorthStar Earth and Space and Chair of the Corporate Advisory Board of Seraphim Space Capital, the world’s largest fund dedicated to space-tech. EBAN Space was originated during her presidency of EBAN and today she is a proud EBAN President Emeritus together with Anthony Clarke. Candace is also a Member of the Board and Co-Founder of OWNSAT – Oceania Women’s Network Satellite, which is one of the first and largest investors in Kacific, http://www.kacific.com where she has also been a Member of the Board.
Ms. Johnson was also one of the original team of Iridium and brought them into the GSM-MoU at the time. She is also credited for her work in helping bring about the creation of ILS – a private launch joint venture between Krunichev and Lockheed Martin in 1995 to market the Proton Launch Vehicle. Amongst other awards and decorations, Ms. Johnson has received Lifetime Achievement Awards from the Women in Aerospace Europe and also the World Telecommunications Awards. She has been decorated by the government of Luxembourg as a Commander of the Order of Merit for her role in growing SES to become the world’s largest satellite operator at the time and also received the Officer of the Order of the Oak Leaf Crown from the Government of Luxembourg for her role in helping create SES ASTRA. She has also been decorated by the Government of Germany with the Officer of the Order of Merit for her work in promoting private telecommunications throughout Europe and the world. She has an Honorary Doctor degree from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Masters degrees from Stanford University and the Sorbonne and her BA degree from Vassar.