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Joe Landon, Chairman of the Board of Space Angels Network, on How to Become an Angel Investor

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In this YEC members-only video, Joe Landon -- CEO at Planetary Power and Chairman at Space Angels Network -- offers insider advice for those interested in becoming angel investors. He speaks about joining an angel network versus investing as an individual, how to determine when a startup is investment-ready, what it takes to become an angel investor, what the commitment looks like, and when to expect a return on your investment.

Space Angels Network is a global angel investor group focused on financing early-stage aerospace companies. Landon led Space Angels Network from its early days, and his leadership has facilitated tens of millions in private investment in ventures ranging from privately-built spaceplanes to in-space robotics. Space Angels Network has rapidly grown to become the leading source of startup capital for commercial space startups. He also serves as Vice President and CFO of the billionaire-backed asteroid mining venture Planetary Resources.

Previously, Landon led Spaceflight Program Development at Space Adventures Ltd., the only company brokering private citizen missions to the International Space Station, and he worked as an engineer and project manager for Boeing Satellite Systems where he led the design, manufacturing and testing of commercial communication satellites. You can find Landon on Twitter and Linkedin.

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