Space Investor Summit 2023

​Payload’s Space Investor Summit brought together a select group of leading institutional investors, policy makers and space industry executives from around the world to network, discuss market trends, explore tangible investment opportunities, and offer a forum to engage in constructive, future-forward dialogue.

​The day’s agenda ran from 11:00am to 6:00pm PT. Afterwards, attendees networked at a cocktail reception with hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

10:00 – 11:00AM: Check – In

11:00 – 11:20AM: Introductory Remarks

11:20 – 12:05PM: The Space Infrastructure Panel

Moderator: Jack Kuhr, Payload
Max Haot, CEO of Vast
Alex Greenberg, COO of Loft Orbital
Shey Sabripour, CEO of Cesium
Dan Ceperley, CEO of LeoLabs

12:05 – 12:55PM: The Startup Panel

Moderator: Will Coffield, Riot Ventures
Andy Lapsa, CEO of Stoke Space
Laura Crabtree, CEO of Epsilon3
Will Bruey, CEO of Varda
Topher Haddad, CEO of Albedo

12:55 – 1:05PM: Break

1:05 – 1:20PM: Sponsor Session – Sceye

1:20 – 2:05PM: The VC Panel

Moderator: Jack Kuhr, Payload
Abhijoy Mitra, General Partner, Coatue
Morgan Beller, General Partner, NFX
Tess Hatch, Partner, Bessemer Venture Partners
Shahin Farshchi, General Partner, Lux Capital

2:05 – 2:55PM: The Private Equity Panel

Moderator: Amir Blachman, Former CIO & CBO of Axiom Space
Kirk Konert, Partner, AE Industrial
Frank Finelli, Managing Director, Carlyle Group
Chris Celtruda, Operating Executive, ATL Partners

2:55 – 3:05PM: Break

3:05 – 3:15PM: Sponsor Session – Loft Orbital

3:15 – 4:00PM: The Launch Panel

Moderator: Mo Islam, Payload
Adam Spice, CFO, Rocket Lab
Mo Shahzad, CFO, Relativity Space
Dan Piemont, CFO, ABL Space
Darren Ma, CFO, Firefly Aerospace

4:00 – 4:40PM: A Fireside Chat

Moderator: Ret. Maj. Gen. Kim Crider (United States Space Force)
Lt. Maj. Gen. Michael Guetlein, Commander, Space Systems Command

4:40 – 4:50PM: Sponsor Session – Deloitte

4:50 – 5:30PM: A Fireside Chat

Moderator: Achal Upadhyahya, Investor, Cantos
Tom Ochinero, Senior VP of Commercial Business, SpaceX

6:00 – 9:00PM: Cocktail Party

Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Presenting Sponsors
Loft Orbital

Supporting Sponsors
KAL Capital Markets