Startup Finance Roundtable Choosing the Best Path to Growth



Startups are emerging in each segment of the space industry, targeting innovative technologies and approaches to compete with incumbents and broaden the market. But in the capital-intensive space industry, pre-revenue and growth stage startups must identify a financing path to support this development process. Yet while securing capital is one of the most important steps towards growth, it also brings risky pitfalls. How, and when, should startups look for financing? With approaches from bootstrapping, government investment, strategic partnerships, venture capital, and more, startups have a range of options that each deliver unique benefits and drawbacks. This roundtable will explore the impact of financing choice on startup trajectory, digging into the repercussions of financing on growth rates, strategic direction, and, ultimately, potential for market success.