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Sector
Aerospace
Region
Cardiff
Stage
Growth
Fund Technology Growth EIS
Target Raise
£500k

Developing the next generation of software and hardware for the UK’s space industry, focusing on the development of hybrid rocket technology.

The Investment Opportunity

Via the use of AI (artificial intelligence) and ML (machine learning), SmallSpark Space Systems is developing optimisation software to assist in the design of complex launch systems, including its own low-cost rocket engines. The software is being developed and commercialised as a product in its own right, with the aim of providing multiple revenues streams to support the Company in the development of rockets, which aim to lower the cost of access to low earth orbit for small satellite launches. The Company perceives this to be a huge opportunity for the UK aerospace industry to provide an invaluable service that ensures significant cost savings.

Over the next decade, the demand for agile, low cost, dedicated launches to space for low mass satellites is expected to grow considerably. Historically, satellites were high mass and expensive, servicing potentially hundreds of thousands of clients simultaneously. With the reduction in cost of computing technology, it has made far more economic sense to spread the risk over hundreds of smaller satellites, and it is this trend which SmallSpark is aiming to commercialise

Smallspark Space Systems Limited Website
Milestones to Date
2021

Deepbridge initially invested via Deepbridge Innovation SEIS.

Featured on Best Startup UK’s ‘101 Top English Computer Startups & Firms’ list.

Risks and Important Information

This page is a financial promotion for the purposes of Section 21 of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000. The content of the page has been approved by Deepbridge Capital LLP. The Company may not gain the commercial traction that is forecast, it could experience development problems and may not be able to achieve its objectives. Please note that these risks are by no means exhaustive and there may be other risks which could have a material adverse impact on the Company’s financial performance. The content should not be construed as financial advice. Any decision to invest should be made only on the basis of the relevant documentation for each investment. Past performance is not necessarily a guide to future performance. The value of an investment may go down as well as up and investors could lose the total value of their investment. Investments in small unquoted companies carry a high- level of risk. These investments are highly illiquid and as such, there may not be a readily available market to sell such an investment. Tax treatment depends on the individual circumstances of each investor and may be subject to change in future. The availability of tax reliefs depends on the Company invested in maintaining its qualifying status. Deepbridge does not provide specific individual advice on the suitability of investments with regard to a potential investor’s individual circumstances, risk tolerance or investment objectives and investors should seek independent financial advice if they are in any doubt whether a product is suitable for them.


Today, Andrew is joined by Joseph Ward (CEO & Director of Propulsion Systems at SmallSpark Space Systems) to discuss all things SmallSpark. Joseph speaks on his previous experience, how SmallSpark was founded and the challenges he faced as a young entrepreneur and what the future looks like for SmallSpark.

About SmallSpark Space Systems:
Via the use of AI (artificial intelligence) and ML (machine learning), SmallSpark Space Systems is developing optimisation software to assist in the design of complex launch systems, including its own low-cost rocket engines. The software is being developed and commercialised as a product in its own right, with the aim of providing multiple revenues streams to support the Company in the development of rockets, which aim to lower the cost of access to low earth orbit for small satellite launches. The Company perceives this to be a huge opportunity for the UK aerospace industry to provide an invaluable service that ensures significant cost savings.

Over the next decade, the demand for agile, low cost, dedicated launches to space for low mass satellites is expected to grow considerably. Historically, satellites were high mass and expensive, servicing potentially hundreds of thousands of clients simultaneously. With the reduction in cost of computing technology, it has made far more economic sense to spread the risk over hundreds of smaller satellites, and it is this trend which SmallSpark is aiming to commercialise with its range of hardware and software products.

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