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Sagi Kfir Joins SpaceFund as General Counsel

Sagi Kfir
Sagi Kfir

SpaceFund, a Houston, TX-based space venture capital firm, added Sagi Kfir as General Counsel.

As an aerospace executive with 25 years of legal and business experience, Sagi Kfir will be responsible for all aspects of legal, compliance, and regulatory functions for SpaceFund’s multiple funds and management company.

Before joining SpaceFund, he founded Kfir, P.C., where he provided expert legal guidance to a wide range of clients in the commercial space and venture industries. Sagi Kfir also served as Senior Managing Counsel at Blue Origin, where he led the company’s Regulatory and Compliance team and worked closely with the U.S. administration, federal agencies, and Congress on regulatory and policy matters spanning from human suborbital launches to commercial space habitats. Previously, he was an attorney for a space resource utilization company in his role as General Counsel, Vice President of Regulatory Affairs, and Co-Founder of Deep Space Industries (DSI), where he was involved in the creation and passage of U.S. space resource utilization legislation, managed the company’s corporate, regulatory, and transactional matters, and closely worked with senior management on company strategy and investor relations. Before his time at DSI, he spent a decade as General Counsel for a national aviation medical transport company and began his legal career in Miami as a litigator in an aerospace-focused law firm representing Fortune 500 companies. 

Founded in 2018 by Rick Tumlinson and Meagan Crawford and led by Dan Schatzman, CEO and Chairman, SpaceFund is a space venture capital firm investing across the space startup ecosystem in sectors such as launch, private space stations, satellite components, satellite servicing, in-space manufacturing, AI and ML software for space applications, and others. It works closely with space customer, the U.S. government, specializing in co-investing with the government agencies that provide these startups with non-dilutive funding.

The firm has raised two funds and has made 21 investments across the space industry.

Commenting on the news, Dan Schatzman said: “I am thrilled to welcome Sagi to the SpaceFund team. His wide range of experience in space industry start-ups and fast-growth larger companies is a great asset for SpaceFund as we continue to expand in both our assets under management and our portfolio of startup investments.”

VCWire

18/03/2024