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Space DOTS founder: ‘I say no to anything that doesn’t support growth or wellbeing’ – Fi5

Space DOTS Biance

Bianca Cefalo is the co-founder and CEO of Space DOTS, a startup building modular devices for companies to test materials in space.

Founded by Cefalo and James Sheppard Alden in 2021, Space DOTS‘ first product, the Barnacle DOT, is a 10cm x 10cm x 1cm module that hitches a ride on rocket missions to provide “in-situ environmental testing of advanced materials and small components”.

The company has raised around £1.2m in funding and currently has five members of staff.

Before founding Space DOTS, Cefalo was the space systems thermal product manager for Airbus Defence and Space UK.

In this week’s Founder in Five Q&A, Cefalo shares her top three funding tips, the best and worst parts of her job, and why she thinks healthcare is ripe for disruption....