Raphael invests in space companies as founder of E2MC Space Ventures. He is also the author of "Hoch Hinaus", an introductory book on the space economy and the host of the Space Business Podcast. Raphael possesses a unique blend of space and financial expertise. He has twenty years of global financial markets experience in M&A and investing, at global investment banks and hedge funds, and has also been a fintech entrepreneur in Brazil. He holds degrees in Space Studies from the International Space University, Finance from the Wharton School and Machine Learning from PUC-Rio. He is a CFA and FRM charterholder.