Advisory Board

Dylan Taylor, MBA

Dylan Taylor, MBA is a leading angel investor, thought leader, futurist, and founding partner of Space Angels, a global network of commercial aerospace investors and entrepreneurs. As an early-stage investor in more than 40 emerging ventures, including Planet, OmniEarth, Accion, York, Kepler, and Vector Space, Dylan has played a key role in the growth of the private space industry.
Dylan’s technical background, global business experience and unbridled passion for space make him a unique figure in the world of NewSpace investing. He regularly speaks and writes about the future of the space economy and is sought after by the media for his expertise in the financial aspects of space investing as well as industry dynamics.
Underlying his passion for space, however, is his fundamental belief in its power to unify humanity. Space exploration can bring people together by highlighting the arbitrary nature of boundaries we create — geographic, ideological, and otherwise. In 2016, Dylan founded Space for Humanity, a global non-profit that strives to both democratize space as well as to demonstrate the power of space to raise human awareness to help solve the world’s most intractable problems.
Dylan is a leading advocate of space manufacturing and the utilization of in-space resources to further space exploration and settlement. In 2017 he became the first private citizen to manufacture an item in space when the gravity meter he co-designed and commissioned was 3D printed on the International Space Station. The item currently resides at the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.
For his influence as a global leader and his commitment to having a positive impact on the world, he has been honored with a number of personal and professional accolades in recent years. The World Economic Forum recognized Dylan as a Young Global Leader in 2011 and he was named a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute in 2014. He is also a Delphi Fellow for Big Think, a digital knowledge forum that brings together top thinkers from around the world to collaborate and share ideas. He is also Co-Founding Patron of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.
Dylan is also Global President for a multi-national public company. In this role, he leads more than 18,000 professionals operating in 69 countries and revenues of nearly $3 billion. Prior to this role, Dylan had various executive positions at other publicly traded global companies, having lived and worked extensively around the world.
Dylan earned an MBA in Finance and Strategy from the Booth School of Business at University of Chicago in 1998 and earned a BS in Engineering in 1993 from the honors college at the University of Arizona where he graduated Tau Beta Pi and was President of the Engineering College. In 2013 he attended the Global Leadership and Public Policy for the 21st Century program at Harvard University.
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