Lisa Rich, Hemisphere Ventures

Lisa Rich is a successful investor, strategist, communicator and operator. She is founder and Managing Partner of Hemisphere Ventures, an early stage venture capital firm focused on frontier tech: synthetic biology, robotics, drones and space. Hemisphere is a Top VC in the NewSpace sector and has invested in 200+ U.S. companies since 2014; their portfolio includes 30 space companies including: Axiom Space, Umbra, PlanetIQ, Lynk, OrbitFab and Made In Space (acquired by Redwire). Separately, Ms. Rich serves on the Board of Directors of Aurvandil Acquisition Corp., a $250M space-based SPAC.

Ms. Rich is founder and Chief Operating Officer of Xplore, a commercial space exploration company providing infrastructure solutions and low-cost access to space with advanced missions to Earth orbit and beyond via their highly-capable Xcraft, designed to orbit the Moon, Mars, Venus, Lagrange points and near-Earth asteroids. Xplore customers include NOAA, NASA, and the USAF. Her dedicated efforts to advance commercialization for the space industry include serving on the Board of Patrons for the Commercial Spaceflight Federation and representing Xplore as a member of the Space Enterprise Consortium.