Rick Tumlinson

Rick Tumlinson

Founding Partner @ SpaceFund

Rick Tumlinson has been called one of the world’s top space “visionaries” and is credited with helping create the commercial space industry, often referred to as: NewSpace. He is a founding partner of SpaceFund, a new type of investment firm at the intersection of digital financial technologies and space development. A leading writer, speaker and Congressional witness, he led the commercial takeover of the Russian Mir space station, signed the first space tourist, co-founded the Space Frontier Foundation, and was a founding board member of the X-Prize. Rick also founded Deep Space Industries – an asteroid mining company. As a result of his world changing work, in 2015 he won the World Technology Award. Currently, his non-profit organization, New Worlds Institute, is developing the people and technology to settle the frontier.

Space: Innovation that’s Out of this World

ZEST Stage

This session presents SpaceFund’s vision on how technology can help us dive into the untapped potential of space.

New Frontiers