SPACE ANGELS PRESS RELEASE
Space Angels Network, LLC, a national network of seed- and early-stage investors focused on aerospace-related ventures, announced today its initial group of â€œFounding Membersâ€â€”individual accredited investors with significant experience in aerospace ventures.
Founding Members include:
- Esther Dyson of EDventure Holdings (www.edventure.com) in New York;
- Stephen Fleming of Atlanta Technology Angels (www.angelatlanta.com) in Georgia;
- David S. Rose of New York Angels (www.newyorkangels.com) in New York; and
- Ed Tuck of Falcon Fund (www.falconfund.com) in California.
â€œSince our Founding Members form the core of our organization by actively helping with strategic advice, deal flow, and membership recruitment, we sought individuals with extensive experience in both angel investing and also aerospace ventures,â€ said Guillermo SÃ¶hnlein, founder and managing director of Space Angels Network. â€œThey play a critical leadership role in screening deals, conducting due diligence, and negotiating terms. We value their time and commitment, and we look forward to working with them as we grow our community of aerospace-focused accredited investors.â€
Dyson is an innovation visionary who is also a long-time supporter of â€œAir/Space 2.0,â€ investing in air and space startups while also organizing the annual â€œFlight Schoolâ€ workshop for aerospace entrepreneurs and investors.
Fleming is the Chief Commercialization Officer for Georgia Tech (innovate.gatech.edu/commercial) and an active supporter of the â€œalternative spaceâ€ industry. Rose is currently the founder and CEO of Angelsoft (www.angelsoft.net) and an active investor in aerospace ventures. Tuck is a serial inventor and entrepreneur in a variety of technology and space industries, and he is currently invested in several space and satellite ventures.
â€œThis is truly a much-needed step forward in the development of an organized and vibrant community of active seed- and early-stage investors focused on aerospace ventures,â€ said Lon Levin, president of SkySevenVentures and serial entrepreneur in space and new media, including XM Satellite Radio. â€œCombining the expertise and firepower of these Founding Members with the operational talents of the existing team will further solidify Space Angels Network as the leading venue for entrepreneurs and accredited investors to connect for aerospace opportunities.â€