Aerospace Engineering pres.
AE285 Undergraduate Seminar: "Space is Open for Business"
Tess Hatch, Investor, Bessemer Venture Partners
Entrepreneurs are flocking to the final frontier, where Moore’s Law has unleashed massive, enduring opportunities. This is how humanity will colonize cis-lunar, the moon, asteroids, Mars and beyond — through the emergence of a distributed, commercial ecosystem infinitely more powerful than any single company or government.
About the Speaker...
Tess is an investor at Bessemer Venture Partners primarily focused on frontier tech, specifically commercial space, drones, and autonomous vehicles. She currently serves as a board director for Phantom Auto and a board observer for Impossible Aerospace, Iris Automation, Rocket Lab, Spire, Velo3D, Forever Oceans, and Smule. Previously, she was a mission manager at SpaceX where she worked with the government on integrating its payloads with the Falcon 9 rocket. Tess earned a Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering from the University of Michigan and a Master’s degree in aeronautics and astronautics engineering from Stanford. She is passionate about space exploration and imagines a future where we all travel to space. She hopes to make the trip herself soon.
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