Seraphim’s latest space accelerator welcomes nine companies

UK-based Seraphim Space is launching its 13th accelerator programme, with nine participating companies working on a range of technologies, from propulsion to in-space manufacturing and space situational awareness.

The intense 12-week program is designed to prepare seed and Series A companies for investment, the firm says, providing specialized mentoring, networking opportunities, and intensive workshops and pitch training sessions. The bi-annual Seraphim accelerator was the first dedicated to space technology in the UK.

The new cohort includes companies from the UK, US, Italy and India. They are:

  • AADYAH Aerospace (India), subsystems for launch vehicles and satellites
  • Arkisys (USA), developer of reusable port modules to enable business cases in space
  • CarbonLaces (UK), software analytics platform for climate and carbon emissions monitoring
  • Four Resolutions (US), third-party calibration services for geospatial data
  • Frontier Space Technologies (UK), developer of miniaturized satellite laboratories
  • SaferPlaces (Italy), flood risk assessment with a “digital twin” platform
  • Spaceflux (UK), space traffic management solutions provider
  • Viridian Space (USA), developer of propulsion for satellites operating in very low Earth orbit

There is also a US-based stealth company that provides cybersecurity for satellite networks.

Since 2018, 95 startups have gone through the Seraphim accelerator and 85% of them raised investments in 12 months, according to the firm. Notable alumni include Xona Space Systems, which recently closed a $19 million Series A, as well as Virtus Solis and Orbital Composites.

Seraphim also recently launched its next venture fund, Seraphim Space Ventures II, which will focus on seed and Series A investments. That fund, which aims to build a global portfolio of 30 startups, is backed by major limited partners of the space industry, including Airbus, Inmarsat and SES.

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