Amir Blachman is Chief Business Officer of Axiom Space, sending crews of professional and private astronauts to the International Space Station today while building the new space station that will serve as the successor to the ISS.
Amir has been investing in and leading early stage companies for two decades. Before joining Axiom as the company’s first employee in 2016, he managed a syndicate of 120 space investors in 11 countries. The syndicates has funded 38 space companies, from Earth imaging satellites to lunar landers.
Prior to merging his investment focus with on his lifelong passion for aerospace, Amir worked in real estate development, investment and lending as acquisitions manager and principal. Before that he served as the operations director at two dot-coms, helping them reach their acquisitions. He gained his core capabilities as a practical, mission-focused operator earlier on during his service as an Air Force instructor.
At Axiom, he is responsible for the company’s financial planning and fundraising, and he plays integral roles in sales and marketing. He holds a BA in psychology from U.C. Santa Barbara and an MBA from UCLA Anderson. Amir lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two daughters.