Raphael Roettgen


E2MC Ventures

Raphael Roettgen is the founder of E2MC Ventures, a space-focused early-stage venture capital firm. He is also the co-founder of Prometheus Life Technologies, a space biotech startup that was the first startup to win the Orbital Reef innovation challenge. 
He lectures on space entrepreneurship and finance at several universities including the International Space University (ISU) and the Swiss Institute of Technology at Lausanne (EPFL), hosts the popular Space Business Podcast, and is the author of “To Infinity”, an introductory book on the space economy. 
Previously, Mr. Roettgen held senior roles at global investment banks and hedge funds and was also a fintech entrepreneur in Brazil. 
He holds degrees in finance from Wharton, machine learning from PUC-Rio and space studies from the International Space University, where he also serves as a governing member. 




Aerospace 2050

15 November 2023 | 13:55 - 14:25 | Panel: New space revolution

As startups aim beyond earth, investors are now putting more money than ever before in space technology and space development. During this session our speakers will highlight​

How to build an ecosystem of space startups to serve the country’s space projects and plans. Which sector of the space industry is particularly of interest to investors and what are the recent investment trends in the space industry? What are the challenges faced by space startups and what can stakeholders in the industry do to support?

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