Takeshi Hakamada

CEO & Founder, ispace technologies, inc

Inspired in his youth by Star Wars he studied Aerospace engineering, completing his masters at the Georgie Institute of Technology in 2006. During his studies he witnessed the dawn of commercial space industry with the success of human space flight during the Ansari XPRIZE competition.


After graduation he entered a management consulting firm to develop his business and management skills. In 2013 he took over as the team Lead of Team HAKUTO competing for the Google Lunar XPRIZE and concurrently founded ispace technologies, the American company managing Team HAKUTO. Since then he has led Team HAKUTO and ispace technologies in winning a $500,000 Milestone prize, raising $2M in venture capital and generating nearly $6M in advertising revenue.


ispace technologies is a lunar exploration company founded in 2013. The main focus of ispace is to locate, extract, and deliver lunar ice to customers in cis-lunar space. ispace specializes in using  3D printed and commercially off the shelf products (COTS) for rapid prototyping while maximizing structural mass efficiency and shortening the developmental life cycle. Our micro-robots are able to explore larger areas of the Moon faster and at a fraction of the cost of large robots, ensuring a more cost effective approach to lunar exploration in the future