More than $14 billion was invested in space companies in 2021. But much of that capital is concentrated in a few big name companies.

Space startups that are just getting off the ground still struggle to receive investments – even if they have amazing ideas that could transform the industry.

Enter Spaced Ventures. It’s an equity crowdfunding platform focused on space startups that are too early to receive ample venture capital interest. Instead, Spaced Ventures brings retail investors together with founders who are creating the future of space.

In this episode of Inside Startup Investing, Chris Lustrino welcomes Spaced Ventures founder and CEO Aaron Burnett. Aaron shares how he pivoted from volunteer work in South America to solving the funding problem for seed stage space startups through Spaced Ventures. Spoiler alert: SpaceX is involved.