The world we inhabit is a product of our perceptions. These perceptions are shaped by our belief systems, whether conscious or unconscious.
I invested in a founder a while ago who is facing possibly the most challenging time right now in the life of his young company. And yet, when he calls me, he is palpably enthusiastic about his response to this challenge. He fully believes it is an incredible opportunity to once again change the trajectory of his company.
I love that energy. No matter what happens, he is learning and growing with the crisis.
On reflection, each moment gives us this opportunity. To decide who we want to be and to meet the world that way.
I’m resolving to live more from this place.
Our previously unannounced portfolio company Orbex came out of stealth yesterday with $40 million in private and public funding. Orbex is planning to launch orbital vehicles from the newly-announced UK Vertical Launch spaceport in Sutherland in the Scottish highlands.
Orbex is a UK-based spaceflight company, with subsidiaries and production facilities in Denmark and Germany. The company is constructing a completely re-thought and re-designed orbital launch vehicle, called Prime, to deliver small satellites into Earth’s orbit. Prime launchers are up to 30% lighter and 20% more efficient than any other vehicle in the small launcher category, packing more power per cubic litre than many heavy launchers. Orbex staff members have professional backgrounds with NASA, ESA and several other commercial spaceflight organisations.
We're delighted to be a small part of providing Europe with a small satellite launch capability.
The average blog post here gets maybe a hundred reads. Obviously it's targeted at a specific group of people - European founders - of which there are just a few thousand.
But it's still funny that the most popular content I've put out in the last three months is:
Croatia’s president is Leslie Knope. Love that. pic.twitter.com/Zdcw0WPLiV— Max Niederhofer 🤟🏻 (@maxniederhofer) July 15, 2018
It's not even original but poached from a Reddit comment. Oh well. Still love Parks & Rec, so any exposure I can give that show the better.