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16 October 2018 at 14:48 BST

Dentons partner praises the 'real stars' as Space Camp Mission 2 launches

Space tech entrepreneurs receive support from global law firm as fund announces new funding launched at Dentons' HQ.

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London-based venture capital fund manager Seraphim Capital launched a second phase of its space camp at an event hosted in Dentons' London office, presenting  the startups that are participating in Mission 2 for Space Camp, the world’s first dedicated accelerator for global startups in the SpaceTech industry.

Dentons’ launchpad

The cohort includes ten companies, expanding on the six that took part in the successful Mission 1 earlier this year. Featuring startups from the UK, the US, Norway, and Sweden, The Space Camp launchpad is the offices of global law firm Dentons at London’s St Paul's. Space Camp is backed by corporate sponsors such as Inmarsat, Rolls-Royce, and Cyient, as well as the UK and European space agencies, SA Catapult, and Capital Enterprise, alongside Seraphim Space Fund partners including Airbus, Surrey Satellite Technology, SES, and Telespazio. It is a nine-week programme, culminating in an investor day on 20 November 2018, with four out of the six members each securing offers of investment of at least £1 million.

Real stars

Dr Justin Hill, partner at Dentons and expert-in-residence for Space Camp, said ‘as with the previous cohort the real stars of Space Camp are the tech companies selected to participate. These are operating at the forefront of their respective technologies. By hosting Space Camp in a environment facilitating unfettered access to corporate partners, and delivering a programme packed with inspiration, Seraphim Capital will doubtless accelerate these teams to further commercial success. The whole team here at Dentons is thrilled to be part of it.’

 
   
 
 
 

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