Joerg is CEO of JKIC and Chairman of iBOSS GmbH, based out of Germany.
JKIC – commonly used abbreviation – stands for JOERG KREISEL International Consultant – Independent Space Business & Finance Advisors. JKIC was formed in 1991 in Germany and is focused on innovative and commercial activities related to the space sector as well as on specialized activities in the private equity and venture capital industry. Today, JKIC is a recognized label in the global space community, advising space-related government authorities, industry, SMEs and selected investors worldwide using its proprietary global network of leading expertise, and acting as intermediary. JKIC supports space ventures, facilitates business partnerships, equity finance, global links and strategy development. Economic analyses, financial models, business model and business plan development as well as financing schemes for new space endeavors are part of the portfolio, i.e. applied to new concepts for commercial space ventures or space infrastructure. JKIC has been involved in numerous on-orbit servicing (OOS)-related activities – both space agency and industry projects – from early last decade, and is part of the iBOSS consortium (led by TU Berlin) since 2013. The iBOSS GmbH is THE iBOSS commercialization entity and the iBOSS’s face in the global space market (iBOSS stands for: intelligent building blocks for on-orbit satellite servicing and assembly).
Joerg specializes in technology commercialization – with a strong focus on space – and has been involved in numerous international activities in both space and early-stage equity finance since 1987 (i.e. support to the creation and early years of RapidEye). After pursuing a first career in space business he became venture capitalist in the early 1990s. Joerg serves as board member of several high-tech startups and investment vehicles. He holds a degree in aerospace engineering from RWTH Aachen University (Germany) and is an ISU alumnus, acts as lecturer at different universities, and is a frequent speaker at international events. Joerg was born in 1961 and is married, with two children.