Peter Beck

FOUNDER, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, ROCKET LAB

Leads ‘glorified freight company’ founded in 2006 … 220 workers, most in New Zealand … first commercial orbital launch 2018 … niche ‘small rockets … small satellites’ launched early, often … size range 7 ounces to 485 pounds … unicorn valuation following $75M 2017 Series D led by Data Collective … total to-date $150M … backers include Khosla, Bessemer, Promos, Lockheed Martin