October 6th 2017

Space BD Inc.



Space BD receives ¥100m ($1m) seed investment

to start holistic launch services for
microsatellites and nanosatellites
with rideshare matchup and outsourcing functions.


Space BD Inc. (AIOS Ginza 6th floor, 8-17-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 JAPAN; Co-Founder, CEO: Masatoshi Nagasaki) received ¥100 million (1 million US dollars equivalent) investment in the form of third party allocation of shares from the 4th Incubate Fund limited partnership for investment.
This financing will be used to strengthen the holistic launch services for microsatellites and nanosatellites.


■ Use of the Fund

Space BD is the startup established on September 1st 2017 with the mission of development of space industry as a service provider which grapples with business development in the industry.
The demand of microsatellites and nanosatellites launching is increasing by technical innovation while the effort of miniaturizing the launching vehicles are not catching up with it. Given such background, the satellite launchers are seeking opportunities of rideshare with large (or main) satellites. Space BD provides such satellite launchers with holistic launch services which include not only the intermediation function between rideshare opportunities and satellite launchers, but also outsourcing services such as interfacing, safety examination, import/export, contract negotiation. We aim to contribute to create an ideal environment where satellite launchers and rocket development enterprises can focus more on their technical development. The fund will be used to strengthen our team to shape this service model.


■ About the Investor

Incubate Fund is a venture capital specialized in investing in startups in the seed stage with its mission of “First Round and Lead Position.” Since the establishment in 1999, it has managed the fund worth around ¥30 billion ($300million) and invested in about 300 venture businesses through its related fund.


■ Comment (Space BD Inc. Co-Founder, CEO: Masatoshi Nagasaki)

代表取締役社長 永崎将利

In the space which can be said as one of the few frontiers of humanity, there are infinite possibilities such as satellite data utilization and communication, space travel, resource development, migration, etc., but it is hard to say that there is a broad field of businesses in the space industry yet.
We regard the space as an industry, and serve as a lubricant in the industry by a commercial approach. In other words, our mission is to contribute to industrial In Japan, development by serving as a "tactful service provider" for enterprises who need technical development.
this is the role played by trading houses in each industry in the past. I will accelerate this business by taking advantage of my career, which has been engaged in business development in one of Japanese trading houses.



■ Corporate Profile of Space BD

Company Name Space BD Inc.
Representative Masatoshi Nagasaki (Co-Founder, CEO)
Head Office AIOS Ginza 6th floor, 8-17-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061 JAPAN
Date of Establishment September 1st 2017
(Changed name from Nagasaki and Company established on Sep. 5th 2014)
Business Area A variety of services in space industry, etc.
Capital Fund JPY109m (after capital increase; capital reserve included)


■ Inquiry About This News

Ms. Noguchi, Space BD Inc.



Space BD


Space BD Inc. AIOS Ginza 6th floor, 8-17-5 Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo 104-0061, JAPAN