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John Serafini, Allied Minds Senior Vice President, to Speak at Space Tech Conference 2016 on the Commercialization of On-Orbit Space-to-Space Services

May 19, 2016
By Business Wire News


John Serafini, Senior Vice President of Allied Minds and co-General Manager of BridgeSat, will be speaking on the Transitioning from “Space-to-Data” to “Space-to-Space” Commerce panel at Space Tech Conference 2016 ( in Pasadena, California on Wednesday, May 25. Serafini will discuss the commercialization of space-related dual-use technologies originating from U.S. federal research institutions as Allied Minds has been particularly active in the development of a number of start-up companies which are commercializing technologies relevant to low Earth orbit (LEO).

One of Serafini’s portfolio companies, BridgeSat, is developing an optical communications network that offers secure delivery of extensive data from LEO satellites at faster speeds, greater resiliency, and at a lower cost point than traditional radio frequency solutions. The system is designed to provide rapid and secure transfer of high-volume data from satellites and high altitude unmanned aerial vehicles while removing the barriers that currently exist with RF spectrum for carrying large volumes of data from space to the ground.

Serafini will be part of a panel that includes Christopher Richins, Chief Executive Officer of RBC Signals; Tom McCarthy, Vice President of Business Development for Motiv Systems; and Talbot Jaeger, Founder and Chief Technologist of NovaWurks. The panel will be moderated by Dave Barnhart, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Arkisys.

The goal of the annual Space Tech Conference is to explore the business models and technologies that will enable the space industry to deliver successful missions at lower cost.

For more information on BridgeSat, visit BridgeSat is a subsidiary of Allied Minds (LSE:ALM).

About BridgeSat Inc.

BridgeSat has designed an optical connectivity system that aims to improve the wireless transfer of data from satellites. The system provides an alternative transmission mechanism that is designed to be faster, more secure and available at a lower cost to traditional radio frequency systems, while meeting the constrained size, weight and power requirements inherent with small satellite operations. More information can be found at

About Allied Minds

Allied Minds is a diversified holding company focused on venture creation within the life science and technology sectors. With unparalleled access to hundreds of university and federal labs across the U.S., Allied Minds forms, funds, and operates a portfolio of companies to generate long-term value for its investors and stakeholders. Based in Boston, with offices in Los Angeles and New York, Allied Minds supports its businesses with capital, central management, and shared services. For more information, please visit

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