Management Roles

I am Manager / CEO of three space related start-ups:

Space Ventures Investors Ltd (SVI)
SVI is a shareholder driven company that invests in joint ventures and innovative space companies.
Our focus is to solve existing inefficiencies, and take advantages of new opportunities, in the emerging space commerce sector. Research is key to our business.

The Lunar Resources Registry UG (LRR)
The LRR has developed a Registry Platform for Lunar Resources that follows the required Space Legal and Policy Frameworks.

The LRR provides actionable data and insights on detected resources on the moon, to support investment decisions for exploration and extraction operations of lunar resources.

Space Commodities Exchange, Inc. - U.S. Joint Venture
From re-fuelling satellites with earth-based deliveries, to supplying moon bases with commodities, and out to forward-ordering minerals from asteroids to manufacturing in space, these and many more technological advances will be enabled by the Space Commodities Exchange.

Interviews about the respective space companies

PODCAST: Space races, resource mining, moon bases? What is the reality of trying to make money in the great unknown?

Also on:

TerraWatch Space - The Commerical Case for Lunar Exploration - Simon Drake

RT'S Boom and Bust - Space Investments and Space Tourism - July 2021

In the Mainstream News

I have been interviewe numerous times by print and online news platforms about space investing and innovation:

About Me...

The Space Connection

I co-founded Space Ventures Investors (UK) in 2007, co-founded the Space Commodities Exchange (US, with four other founders) in 2019, and in 2020 created the Lunar Resources Registry in Germany.

I am a passionate and pro-active Space Resources advocate.

The Early Years

I was born and raised in Brisbane, Australia.

I studied Graphic Design and worked in financial education, and then focussed on working in investment banking, including Rothschilds and Co, Jefferies, Goldman Sachs, and Houlihan Lokey. I have also worked in marketing, public relations, in various levels of Government, for start-ups (online marketing SaaS), and in small businesses; retail, B2C and B2B.

To date I have lived and worked in Brisbane, Sydney, Berlin, London and Frankfurt.


My favourite hobbies are drawing (see right) and oil painting.
I also collect antique maps. Here is my little collection.

Simon Drake Space Resources Week Simon Drake presenting October 9th 2019, Mining Space Summit, Luxembourg


I live in Frankfurt am Main, in Germany.

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RT'S Boom and Bust - Space Investments and Space Tourism - July 2021

Simon Drake - Can Regular People Invest In Space? - Cold Star Project S03E15

Ex Terra Podcast Space Commodities part 1

Ex Terra Podcast Space Commodities part 2

Ex Terra Podcast Space Ventures Investors part 3

Ex Terra Podcast Lunar Resources Registry - Simon Drake part 4

Copernic Space's Democratizing Space panel at Wolves Summit