Co-founder and CEO at Porkchop
CEO of porkchop, a Stockholm-based startup where they build reusable in space logistics vehicles, aiming to establish an interplanetary economy, Matija tells us about how the went from idea to launch, of the company and with an actual payload on a SpeceX rocket. He also talks about his visions for the future and how to get funding and people to belive in your idea.
"I would say that the hardest thing is getting credibility and get people to even listen to us..
..we are definitely the underdogs in this situation, and that’s completely fine, because you need to earn your credibility. We need to show result at the end of the day.
The fact that we send this propulsion system into space pretty much completely bootstrapped with very little funding, and the fact that we did it with so little funding and such a tiny team, it showed that we can do pretty big things.
But still, we are definitely not like Airbus or Lockheed Martin or anything like this. We’re working to get there, and we want to be bigger than those guys. But definitely, building up credibility, and trust from people takes years, it’s a process."