Guillermo Söhnlein

Guillermo Söhnlein is Co-Founder and CEO of OceanGate, a Seattle-based venture dedicated to expanding humanity's understanding of the world’s oceans through exploration, research, and education. OceanGate owns and operates Antipodes, a 5-person submersible capable of reaching depths of 285 meters (936 feet). Guillermo is also Chairman of the Marine Technology Society's Ocean Exploration Committee. Guillermo's passion for ocean exploration is a natural supplement to his lifelong passion for space exploration. He is the Founder and Director of Space Angels Network, a national group of accredited investors focused on early-stage aerospace ventures. He was previously the Founder and Chairman of the International Association of Space Entrepreneurs, an online community focused on promoting global entrepreneurship in space ventures, which was recently transferred to the Space Frontier Foundation for ongoing growth. Guillermo's career outside of exploration has spanned over twelve years in leadership roles with various early stage technology ventures in Silicon Valley and the Washington DC area, as well as an active duty tour in the United States Marine Corps. He earned an A.B. in Economics from the University of California at Berkeley and a J.D. from the University of California Hastings College of the Law.

Broadcast 1529 (Special Edition)

Guest: Guillermo Sohnlein. Topics: Ocean research and commercial markets and their relationship to commercial space markets and development. Please note that you are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. We welcomed back Guillermo Sohnlein to the program to discuss his new organization, OceanGate as well as the Space Angeles Network.

Broadcast 954 (Special Edition)

Guest: Guillermo Sohnlein returned for this Space Show program to discuss the International Association of Space Entrepreneurs (IASE) and the Space Angels Network. Check both out at and We talked about early stage finance, the NewSpace readiness for investment, due diligence and investment, leading entrepreneurial space areas of interest, the history of the IASE, if entrepreneurs are born or made, and much more.

Broadcast 248 (Special Edition)

Guillermo Sohnlein was the guest for this edition of The Space Show. Mr. Sohnlein discussed space entrepreneurism, defining the applicable categories that fit space entrepreneurism. However, he made the important point that in reality, entrepreneurism in space is no different than entrepreneurism anyplace else on Earth. The only difference is that the business venture or opportunity happens to take place in space rather than on Earth. He underscored the need to move to this understanding. Mr.

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