Don't be afraid to leave | Peter Beck, Founder & CEO of Rocket LabBusiness, New Zealand|2016|02:21|G
"Peter Beck is the Founder and CEO of Rocket Lab, Since founding the business in 2007, Peter has grown Rocket Lab to become a globally recognized industry leader in space and a billion-dollar company. Rocket Lab has secured funding from world-class venture capital firms - including Bessemer Venture Partners and Khosla Ventures of Menlo Park, California, and has signed contracts for more than 30 commercial launches, including a $7 million contract with NASA. Peter is also an acclaimed scientist and engineer, and has been awarded a Meritorious Medal from the Royal Aeronautical Society, was named Innovator of the Year at the 2015 New Zealander of the Year Awards, and was recently recognised as the EY 2016 Entrepreneur of the Year. --- Updated Feb 13, 2019 In January 2018, Rocket Lab completed its first successful orbital launch with the Electron rocket. In November 2018, the company raised an additional US $140 million in a Series E funding round lead by Future Fund, putting the company well beyond a billion-dollar valuation, and successfully completed its first commercial launch mission. "