SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT IN START-UP SPACE In 2018, investment in commercial space ventures reached the record amount of $3.2 billion. This is according to the 2019 Start Up Space investment report by Bryce Space and Technology. It notes that since 2000, start-up space ventures have attracted around $21.8 billion of investment, including $8.4 billion in early and late stage venture capital, $3.1 billion in seed financing, and $4.7 billion in debt financing. More than 220 angel- and venture-backed space companies have been founded and funded since 2000. Twenty-four of these companies have been acquired, at a total value of about $3.7 billion. Most investment activity has occurred recently, and since 2015, annual investment has consistently reached at least $2 billion.

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