Dylan Taylor (executive)

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Dylan Taylor
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Dylan Taylor at Atlanta Conference
Born (1970-10-23) October 23, 1970 (age 50)
Alma materUniversity of Arizona
University of Chicago

Dylan Taylor (born October 23, 1970) is an American executive and super angel investor in the NewSpace industry.[1] He is the Chairman and CEO of Voyager Space Holdings[2] and former Global President of Colliers International.[3][4][5]


Taylor holds a bachelor's degree with honors from University of Arizona.[6] He also holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Chicago.[7]


Taylor has held several executive roles for various global companies and currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of Voyager Space Holdings, a holding company focused exclusively on the space industry.[8]

From June 2015 to June 2019 Taylor served as Global President of Colliers International. Prior to that, Taylor served as Chief Executive Officer and President for the Americas.[9][10] In 2013, Dylan Taylor was awarded Mid-market awards 'Mid-Market Rising Star of the Year.' [11] In 2016, Taylor was named among Real Estate Forum magazine's ELITE 70.[12] In 2017, Taylor was inducted into IAOP's Leadership Hall of Fame for reshaping commercial real estate outsourcing.[13] In 2018, Taylor was named Alumnus of the year by the University of Arizona.[14]


In 2016/2017, Taylor was an angel investor in the space industry,[15][16] and has been interviewed and quoted about the future of the Space-related economy and space investing.[17][18][19] He has written articles for SpaceNews and other industry publications.[20] Taylor is also co-founding patron of the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.[21]

In 2019, he was named as one of Top 10 VC investors in the space tech industry by PitchBook.[22] In 2020, he received the Commercial Space Business & Finance Award from the Commercial Spaceflight Federation.[23][24]

In June 2020, Xplore announced that Taylor, on behalf of Space For Humanity, had reserved payload space on its first mission beyond Earth orbit.[25][26]

Space manufacturing[edit]

In February 2017, Taylor became the first private citizen to manufacture an item in space when a gravity meter he commissioned and co-designed was printed on the International Space Station.[27] The item was subsequently donated to the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "How Elon Musk’s rocket company SpaceX beat Boeing to become a $28 billion aerospace juggernaut" CNBC. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  2. ^ "New space holding company crafts acquisition, lobbying strategy" Politico. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  3. ^ "Colliers brokers look to better times in commercial real estate" U-T San Diego. Retrieved 2014-3-25.
  4. ^ "Doug Frye out as Colliers CEO just weeks after spin-off" Seattle Times. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  5. ^ "Colliers International Named Top Property Management Firm for the Second Straight Year" NASDAQ. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  6. ^ "Dylan Taylor" Archived 2014-03-26 at the Wayback Machine UA Honors College. Retrieved 2014-3-25.
  7. ^ "Dylan E. Taylor" Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved 2014-3-25.
  8. ^ "Space Holding Co. co-founder on why space could be smart investing move amid volatility" CNBC. Retrieved 2019-10-06.
  9. ^ "Dylan E. Taylor" World Economic Forum. Retrieved 2014-3-25.
  10. ^ "Colliers acquires Kansas City real estate firm" Puget Sound Business Journal. Retrieved 2014-3-25.
  11. ^ "2013 Mid-Market Rising Star: Dylan Taylor" CEO Connection Mid Market Awards. Retrieved 2017-6-5.
  12. ^ "Real Estate Forum's ELITE 70" Real Estate Forum. Retrieved 2016-9-29.
  13. ^ "IAOP Announces Leadership Hall of Fame Inductees" IAOP. Retrieved 2017-2-6.
  14. ^ "University of Arizona Recognizes Dylan Taylor as Alumni of the Year for College of Engineering" West. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  15. ^ "Rocketing prices: The investors eyeing the riches of space" BBC. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  16. ^ "CSF Launches Patron Program To Represent Growing Commercial Space Ecosystem" Commercial Spaceflight Federation News. Retrieved 2017-08-21.
  17. ^ "Space Investors Willing To Forgo Near-term Returns for Long-Term Payoffs" Space News. Retrieved 2016-04-05.
  18. ^ "Private Space Station Coming Soon? Company Aiming for 2020 Launch" Scientific American. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  19. ^ "Space manufacturing and the last mile" Space News. Retrieved 2017-02-21.
  20. ^ "Space for Humanity seeks 10,000 citizen astronauts" SpaceNews. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  21. ^ "CSF Launches Patron Program To Represent Growing Commercial Space Ecosystem" Commercial Spaceflight Federation. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  22. ^ "To the moon and back: The top VC investors in space tech" PitchBook. Retrieved 2019-09-15.
  23. ^ "CSF Announces 2020 Commercial Space Leadership Awards" SpaceRef. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  24. ^ "FROM THE CAPITOL" Politico. Retrieved 2020-02-10.
  25. ^ "Space investor Dylan Taylor reserves a spot for payload on Xplore’s first space mission" GeekWire. Retrieved 2020-06-15.
  26. ^ "Xplore To Host Space For Humanity Payload On Its First Moon Mission" SpaceWatch. Retrieved 2020-10-11.
  27. ^ "This Is the First Privately Commissioned 3D-Printed Object Made in Space" Seeker. Retrieved 2017-02-21.

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