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NanoRacks

Providing affordable access to the space environment through commercial facilities aboard and external to the International Space Station

  • Stage $3M in TTM Revenue
  • Industry Business Products
  • Location Houston, TX, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded October 2009
  • Employees 12
  • Website nanoracks.com

Company Summary

After a self-funded start in 2009 and a $500K seed round in 2011, NanoRacks has emerged as the leading company in providing low Earth orbit microgravity related hardware and services. Via Space Act Agreements with NASA, the Company has flown roughly 70 commercial payloads to the ISS and enjoys a backlog of approx. 80 payloads for over $3.7 million of revenues. NanoRacks also has over $50 million of identified and factored pipeline opportunities.

Team

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    Michael Johnson
    CTO

    former VP of Advanced Programs at SPACEHAB. Developer of the NanoLab

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    Chris Cummins
    SVP Programs and Acting CFO

    former Director at Citigroup.

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    Jeffrey Manber
    CEO

    former CEO of MirCorp (first ever commercial lease of an orbiting space station), executive at AstroVision, Energia USA, PanAmSat, and Shearson Lehman. Author and commentator on commercial space issues.

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    Rich Pournelle
    VP Business Development

    Former Director of Business Development at XCOR Aerospace

Advisors

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    Fox Rothschild
    Lawyer
    Unconfirmed

Previous Investors

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    Esther Dyson
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    Central Texas Angel Network
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    Falcon Fund
    Unconfirmed