Team

Chad Anderson

Chief Executive Officer

Chad Anderson is CEO of Space Angels, the leading source of capital for space startups, where he has invested millions of dollars of private capital into new commercial space ventures. He is also Non-Executive Director of the UK Space Catapult where he supports the national strategy to grow the space sector in the country. Prior to his current roles, Anderson enjoyed a successful career at JP Morgan Chase where he managed a $50 billion real estate portfolio through the Great Recession. Anderson holds an MBA from the University of Oxford.

Justus Kilian

Principal

Justus is a Principal at Space Angels. He has built a career financing and scaling businesses that address humanity’s most pressing challenges. Justus spent the past four years with Acumen where he managed their first returnable capital fund and built a platform of value-add services. Prior to that, he worked at Merrill Lynch where he managed $6 billion in assets on behalf of institutional clients. Justus holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA).

Roshan Patel

Associate

Roshan is an Associate at Space Angels. He previously was an Equity Trader at Trillium, a boutique trading firm in New York City. He is currently on the junior board of Children’s Scholarship Fund, a non-profit organization focused on Education. He graduated from George Washington University with a B.S. in Mathematics and a Minor in Physics. He also earned a Masters in Finance from Vanderbilt University. In his free time, Roshan enjoys playing Tennis and exploring New York City.

Joe Landon

Board Chairman

Joe Landon is Chairman of the Board of Space Angels, the world’s largest angel investor network focused on space companies. He is a prominent connector of entrepreneurs and investors in the space industry, and he has been featured in media outlets such as The New York Times, The Economist, The Huffington Post, Bloomberg TV and Space News. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree in Engineering-Physics from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, a master’s degree in Aerospace Engineering from the University of Southern California and an MBA from Harvard Business School.

Jason Hodges

Board Member

Jason Hodges is an Independent Director of Space Angels. He is a seasoned technology entrepreneur, having founded multiple startups including ShipStation, an eCommerce software company which was acquired in 2014. Jason is passionate about commercial space as both an enthusiast and investor. In addition to being one of most active early-stage investors in the space sector, Jason is a Virgin Galactic Future Astronaut and World View Voyager. With experience in technology development, marketing, and business strategy, Jason brings a valuable and unique perspective to the Space Angels team.

Founding Partners

First investors in, and key supporters of, Space Angels

Esther Dyson

Yoel Gat

Steven Jorgenson

Nathan Kaiser

Joshua Schrager

Dylan Taylor