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Peter Platzer - Nanosatisfi. San Francisco Bay Area, CA, US

Peter Platzer

CEO | Nanosatisfi

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, UNITED STATES

CEO at Nanosatisfi, a visionary space exploration company





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Peter is a visionary Physicist turned business creator and leader who has lived, worked, created and grown business in 3 continents.

Physicist (CERN, Max Planck Institute) -> Boston Consulting Group (Finance, IT) -> Harvard Busines School ->Quant Hedge Fund Startup -> The Rohatyn Group (EM Quant) -> Deutsche Bank Prop Desk (EM FX & EQ quant PM) -> Vegasoul Capital (EM & G10 FX & Commodities quantitative PM) -> International Space University -> NASA Ames -> NanoSatisfi

Specialties: Nanosatellites, CubeSats, Space Commercialization, Space Management, space technology, business of space exploration, Arduino, DIY Hacking, high and medium frequency quant investment management, risk management, entrepreneur ship, breakthrough technologies, career coaching, Emerging Markets, classical singing (Tenor)

Peter is also a regular speaker at technology, entrepreneurship and finance events in the US, Europe and Asia (Milken Institute, Techonomy, Orange Institute, Pioneers, Shenzhen New Technology, etc.)

Industry Expertise (3)

Information Technology and Services



Areas of Expertise (3)

The Coming Revolution in the Satellite Industry

Entrepreneurship in Europe and the Us

Disruptive Innovation On the Example of the Space Industry

Accomplishments (3)

White House Champion of Change (professional)

Recipient of 2013 White House Champion of Change award for outstanding innovation in the Crowdfunding space

Top 100 Brilliant Companies (professional)


The company that I started, NanoSatisfi, won the Top 100 Brilliant Company award in 2013 from the Entrepreneur Magazine

Top 10 Startups of the Year - by WSJ (professional)


The company I started, NanoSatisfi, was selected by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top 10 startups of the year

Education (3)

Harvard Business School: MBA, Finance & Innovation 2002

Baker Scholar (Top 5%) MBA Award Recipient (for Outstanding Contributions to the MBA Community)

Technical University Vienna: Dipl. Ing. (MSc + PhD Qual. Exam.), High Energy and Fusion Physics 1997

International Space University: MSc, Space Science and Management 2012

Graduated First in Class Student Representative Team Project Leader

Event Appearances (5)

Where the World Comes to Innovate

Milken Institute Global Conference  Los Angeles, USA

The Internet...of the Universe

TE 2013 - The Internet of Everything  SRI, Palo Alto

You think you know what a Satellite is

Techonomy 2013  Arizona, USA


A Satellite for Everyone

Pioneers Festival 2013  Vienna, Austria


Are NanoSatellites a disruptive Innovation?

ICEI 2013 - Modern Technology and Innovation conference  Shenzhen, China


Sample Talks (1)

You think you know what a satellite is

General wisdom is that satellites costs 100s of millions of USD, take years to develop and are only built by NASA, military and huge corporations. The reality is that satellites can and are being built for 100s of thousands of USD by small companies and even individuals, radically altering who and how we access space. This talk highlights this paradigm shift



  • Keynote
  • Moderator
  • Panelist
  • Workshop Leader
  • Host/MC
  • Corporate Training


1500 to 10000 *Will consider certain engagements for no fee