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Investments

19

Portfolio Exits

2

Partners & Customers

4

Service Providers

1

About Slingshot

Slingshot is a high tech accelerator that provides seed funding, a dynamic co-working space, and a mentoring program that nurtures skills and relationships to enable entrepreneurs to build a remarkable company.

Slingshot Headquarters Location

59 Parry Street

Newcastle, New South Wales, 2302,

Australia

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Slingshot Satellite to Showcase Advantages of Modular Payload Architecture

Jul 10, 2022

Slingshot satellite (Credit: The Aerospace Corporation) The Aerospace Corporation’s Slingshot 1 mission is preparing to fast-track the development of modular and autonomous technologies on next-generation satellite systems using on-orbit experiments. EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (The Aerospace Corporation PR) — Space is rapidly evolving into a more dynamic and challenging domain, requiring more resilient and responsive architectures and processes that accelerate and streamline access to orbit while harnessing cutting-edge innovations to provide greater flexibility and adaptability for space systems. Blinker, Slingshot’s GPS transponder for space traffic management. (The Aerospace Corporation) The Aerospace Corporation’s recently  launched Slingshot 1 mission  will leverage the potential of open standards and non-proprietary interfaces to simplify and expedite payload development and integration on next-generation satellite systems. In addition, the mission’s modular architecture and autonomous technologies could usher in a new era of increased space system agility, resilience and extended spacecraft lifespans by allowing for on-board components to be more efficiently upgraded or replaced as needed. The Slingshot 1 satellite is a 12U CubeSat hosting 19 payloads, 16 of which were funded by Aerospace. In spite of its diminutive size, Slingshot 1 is brimming with a myriad of autonomy, robotics, propulsion, onboard processing and communication systems whose evolution and maturation require on-orbit testing. “Customization has traditionally played a major role in payload development and turnaround time,” said Hannah Weiher, Engineering Manager in Aerospace’s iLab and program manager for Slingshot. “With Slingshot, payloads conform to a basic standard in which they can plug in and work even if they’re late in the development timeline.” Modular Payloads, Open Standards Handle, Slingshot’s payload electrical interface module. (Credit: The Aerospace Corporation) The payloads onboard Slingshot 1 are integrated through a standard interface, enabling a broad range of new technologies to plug together with greater flexibility and adaptability. The experimental payloads heading to orbit include Vertigo, a modular attitude control system that can enable satellites to point at targets on earth; Blinker, a GPS transponder for space traffic management; Hyper, a hydrogen peroxide thruster; and LaserComm, a next-generation space-to-ground laser communication downlink. In addition, they are joined by payloads that provide the enabling capabilities of the modular architecture to work. An essential component of mission operations is Handle, an electrical interface module for satellite payloads designed to streamline the integration using “plug and play” technology. In essence, Handle enables the other payloads to communicate with the host satellite bus and other payloads regardless of underlying bus implementation and design specifics. Handle also eliminates the need for any tailoring of the flight system to incorporate new payloads, allowing for manifest changes at any time in the development process. The mission will also demonstrate the capability of the Handle module’s SatCat5 Ethernet switch, which will allow communication between payloads using commercial tools and open-source code from the extensive Ethernet ecosystem. SDR 2.0, Slingshot’s S-band Software-Defined Radio downlink. (Credit: The Aerospace Corporation) “Until now, payloads had to be designed with a specific, proprietary bus in mind,” said Alexander Utter, Senior Engineering Specialist in the Digital Communication Implementation department and project leader for SatCat5. “We designed Handle as a universal interface that serves as an insulating layer between the payload and the bus. This way, payloads can be developed independent of any bus specifications.” SatCat5 is functionally equivalent to commercially available, unmanaged Ethernet switches for home use. However, its blend of higher-rate and lower-rate data links allow nearly any device to participate in the same local communication network, regardless of its capability level. Providing satellite-to-ground communications for Slingshot is Software Defined Radio (SDR) 2.0, a next-generation S-band downlink that can remotely provide firmware updates of on-board hardware to suit customer needs. “Like SatCat5, SDR is commercial technology that’s widely available,” said Andrew Lin, Engineering Specialist in Digital Communication Implementation. “The Slingshot 1 platform is enabling us to fast-track the testing of newer, more advanced iterations of commercial technologies for use in space.” Lasercom, Slingshot’s next-gen laser communications downlink. (Credit: The Aerospace Corporation) “Starshield improves space cyber defense by moving the defensive capabilities from ground to onboard, giving spacecraft a way to defend themselves against attacks,” said Nicholas Cohen, Principal Engineer/Scientist in Cybersecurity and Advanced Platforms. “In an era of contested space, this will help ensure space missions continue to operate, even under new threats. For cyber defense, Slingshot 1 will make use of Starshield, which protects spacecraft from cyberattacks by detecting signs of cyber intrusion and mitigating attacks on board the spacecraft. Starshield leverages machine learning and other methods including advanced analytics capable of detecting new types of attacks. If an attack is detected, Starshield can automatically intervene to prevent or stop the spread of the attack and give operators on the ground ways to recover the mission. Faster Development, Faster Access to Space Currently, satellite mission architecture relies predominantly on methods tailoring to different proprietary standards, requiring lengthy development cycles to ensure commands to payloads, power distribution and data systems are operating effectively. Slingshot’s modular approach provides for greater cost and schedule efficiencies, enabling opportunities to accelerate research, development and testing, the simplification of interfaces presents tremendous advantages to parties wanting to get their payloads into space. Slingshot technologies (Credit: The Aerospace Corporation) “The space landscape is changing very quickly, and technologies are changing very quickly,” Weiher said. “Being able to rapidly test technologies in space is critical, and Slingshot is providing the ideal platform to do that.”   Blue Origin's New Shepard

Slingshot Investments

19 Investments

Slingshot has made 19 investments. Their latest investment was in Cardihab as part of their Seed on September 9, 2017.

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Slingshot Investments Activity

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Round

Company

Amount

New?

Co-Investors

Sources

9/22/2017

Seed

Cardihab

$1.35M

Yes

1

2/11/2017

Seed

Perx Health

$0.04M

Yes

2

2/11/2017

Seed

TechFit Group

$0.04M

Yes

2

2/11/2017

Seed

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$99M

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10

2/11/2017

Seed

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$99M

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10

Date

9/22/2017

2/11/2017

2/11/2017

2/11/2017

2/11/2017

Round

Seed

Seed

Seed

Seed

Seed

Company

Cardihab

Perx Health

TechFit Group

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$1.35M

$0.04M

$0.04M

$99M

$99M

New?

Yes

Yes

Yes

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Sources

1

2

2

10

10

Slingshot Portfolio Exits

2 Portfolio Exits

Slingshot has 2 portfolio exits. Their latest portfolio exit was Camplify on June 30, 2021.

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6/30/2021

IPO

$99M

Public

2

5/10/2021

Acquired

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10

Date

6/30/2021

5/10/2021

Exit

IPO

Acquired

Companies

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$99M

$99M

Acquirer

Public

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2

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Slingshot Partners & Customers

4 Partners and customers

Slingshot has 4 strategic partners and customers. Slingshot recently partnered with U.S. News & World Report on June 6, 2019.

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Type

Business Partner

Country

News Snippet

Sources

6/4/2019

Partner

United States

U.S. News and Slingshot Health Team Up to Offer New Dental Platform

NEW YORK , June 4 , 2019 / PRNewswire / -- U.S. News & World Report , the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice , today announced a new collaboration with Slingshot , an online healthcare marketplace aiming to change healthcare by empowering patients and providers with access to affordable , streamlined care .

1

3/20/2017

Partner

Australia

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9/10/2012

Partner

United States

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10

7/31/2007

Client

United States

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10

Date

6/4/2019

3/20/2017

9/10/2012

7/31/2007

Type

Partner

Partner

Partner

Client

Business Partner

Country

United States

Australia

United States

United States

News Snippet

U.S. News and Slingshot Health Team Up to Offer New Dental Platform

NEW YORK , June 4 , 2019 / PRNewswire / -- U.S. News & World Report , the global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice , today announced a new collaboration with Slingshot , an online healthcare marketplace aiming to change healthcare by empowering patients and providers with access to affordable , streamlined care .

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Slingshot Service Providers

1 Service Provider

Slingshot has 1 service provider relationship

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Slingshot Team

3 Team Members

Slingshot has 3 team members, including current Founder, Chief Executive Officer, Craig Lambert.

Name

Work History

Title

Status

Trent Bagnall

Founder

Current

Craig Lambert

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Current

Chris Howard

Chief Information Officer

Current

Name

Trent Bagnall

Craig Lambert

Chris Howard

Work History

Title

Founder

Founder, Chief Executive Officer

Chief Information Officer

Status

Current

Current

Current

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