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Hi! My name is Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux and I'm a founding partner of Global Space Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on growing a portfolio of breakthrough space ventures into global space leaders.
In addition to being an early investor in the commercial space sector, I’m a co-founder of Escape Dynamics, which successfully completed in 2015 a multi-year R&D program that significantly advanced beamed energy propulsion for space launch (and was recognized by Fast Company in 2016 as the #3 Most Innovative Space Company behind SpaceX and Blue Origin)!
I'm also a former partner of Renaissance Technologies’ fundamental direct investing group, served as a founding principal of TPG Axon, and advised on over $8 billion in merger and acquisitions at Goldman Sachs which I joined in the late 1990s (and yes, that makes me 40 years old… in fact I just turned 40!)
I earned an MBA from ESSEC and Harvard Business School and I am blessed to have received throughout the years numerous industry accolades and honors including the 1stprize of Harvard Business School business plan contest some 15 years or so ago, being named a “Rising Star” by Institutional Investor as I was taking the leap to start my own investment firm, or most recently a “Top 15 Most Influential Entrepreneur” by Vanity Fair France.
I serve on the board of the National Museum of Mathematics (MoMath), as a Truman National Security Fellow, as a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Economic Club of New-York, and as an Advisor to “Space for Humanity”.
In addition to being married to a flown astronaut (Richard Garriott de Cayeux) and the daughter in law of NASA astronaut Owen Garriott, I am still reminiscing with fondness the time spent during the formative years in my childhood with my grandfather Andre de Cayeux, a scientist who opened the field of planetary geology in France, and for whom a crater on the moon is named (“Cailleux crater”), but also the visiting scientists he hosted at his home (for weeks and sometimes months at a time!) - and I look forward to working with friends, colleagues and space enthusiasts globally to advance the future of space!
Now's your chance to ask me anything! Please write your questions in the comments section below and I'll answer the questions live on Monday, February 12th at 2pm ET.
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Laetitia Garriott de Cayeux is a founding partner of Global Space Ventures, a venture capital firm focused on growing a portfolio of breakthrough space ventures into global space leaders. In addition to being an early investor in the commercial space sector, she has played a key role in the growth [...]