Connectivity & IoT
The Challenges & Opportunities of Satellite Broadband
October 5, 2021
Satellite broadband sometimes referred to as “satellite internet” or “space internet” is a frontier technology that’s worth researching when looking for deep-tech investments. Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX recently estimated the market potential for Internet connectivity to be as much as $1 trillion.Read More
Microlaunchers – Benefits and Opportunities of Small Sat Launchers
August 16, 2021
Small sat launchers are a hot topic among tech investors at the moment, and for good reason. With the fast pace of technological innovation in the satellite space, the need for rockets to launch them is growing at an astounding rate.Read More
Transformative communications is surging with remarkable results
August 21, 2020
The topography of space communication is not as straightforward as people think.Read More
What People Say About PSION
Alain went beyond imaginable limits with his ability and professional VC expertise to coordinate our fundraising activities at CyStellar. His capability to deeply understand our company’s vision and match it with the right investors was crucial in shortening the time to closing the investment.
Alain helped us with the investment strategy, corporate restructuring, pitch deck, building an investor funnel and following up with investors, supporting the due diligence process, term sheet negotiations and provide recommendation for legal, financial, and tax advisors.
He’s really made a difference in our start-up success to raise its first seed round!
I chose him to join our Board as independent Non-Executive Director where he continues to add value to the strategic direction of the company.
CEO and Co-Founder - CyStellar
It has been exceptional working with Alain over the past few months to develop Skyrora’s financial model and business plan. Alain quickly understood the key drivers of the business, and he was able to combine them with his deep knowledge of the investment industry to ensure our model is well received by investors. He paid detailed attention to intricacies, such as revenue recognition and worked hand-in-hand with us to resolve all difficulties.
Alain went far beyond what was expected and put us on track to successfully close our funding round. I highly recommend him.
CFO – SKYRORA (Rocket company)
Alain carried out due diligence on a complex, fast moving business. He worked very long hours and his efforts exceeded the amount of time that was expected.
He did a deeply researched analysis of the business involved and the sector that it was trading in, as a result of which we made an investment in the target company. In addition, he carried out due diligence on two other companies, a high technology business with several valuable patents based on the West Coast of the USA, and a company supplying communications solutions to the global railways sector.
Alain and I are discussing several further opportunities of working together.
Alain possesses superior organisational, planning and interpersonal skills. As CEO of the business we began together, and as the primary partner in the enterprise, he demonstrated his ability to build and motivate a team, and guided the group towards creative goals and solutions.
Alain involves others, encourages their strategies for finding solutions and secures maximum commitment from each team member. He also achieved good results when negotiating.
Personally, I find Alain to be a bright and engaging individual. He has a breath of international experience which I find particularly interesting and has a collegial manner which enables him to work effectively with others.
Co-investor & entrepreneur
Alain produced an Information Memorandum for Microbus for new investors, he was extremely diligent and picked up the complexity of what is a highly technical niche market very quickly. Market detail across Europe in the public safety market is limited but Alain managed to access detail that had previously been unattainable.
He was also very knowledgeable in how to value this type of opportunity and tested these valuations from several directions. He was easy to work with but persistent in ensuring he produced the best possible results. I would recommend Alain to anyone requiring an in depth study of their business.
MD and COO in Growth & Turnaround businesses
It was a pleasure working with Mr. Gavin and observing his highly professional attitude and his remarkable energy and perseverance in the work he accomplished. He took initiative even on difficult issues to achieve needed results. His unique motivational drive and energy and collegial manner made him well accepted among those he worked with closely.
ex-CFO - SCHOTT AG
Alain is a wonderful person to work with. His support in Skyrora’s outreach to secure funding was invaluable. In countless calls, we worked out strategies together on how to approach investors.
Alain always inspired me with his ideas and relentless energy to reach out to the right investors. He helped us to do a ground-up analysis of the competitive and market landscape and convince investors of the immense opportunity in the Space launch industry.
I would warmly recommend him and am thrilled to have him on board and hope to work with him again to secure our next investment round.