- Axiom Space’s latest round of funding was led by C5 Capital.
- CEO Michael Suffredini said it is now “well past the point” of becoming a unicorn, putting the firm among the 10-most valuable private U.S. space companies.
- Axiom has now raised $150 million since its 2016 founded.
Houston-based Axiom Space is going full tilt into scaling production of private space stations, while also flying paying passengers on trips to orbit, with the company announcing $130 million in a new round of funding on Tuesday.
“This round lets us go make a major payment in the build of our [space station] module and lets us build up the team, which we’ve been expanding at just a crazy pace,” Axiom president and CEO Michael Suffredini told CNBC.
While Axiom declined to comment specifically on its valuation, Suffredini said it is now “well past the point” of becoming a unicorn – meaning the company’s valuation surpassed $1 billion, putting Axiom among the top 10 most valuable private U.S. space companies.