Space Business Podcast: Matt Villarreal, Infinite Composites: Pressure Vessels

Listen to Matt Villarreal, Co-Founder of Infinite Composites on the Space Business Podcast:

I thought we may should an episode once in a while talking about specific important components of spacecraft. This is the first such episode: my guest is Matt Villareal, co-founder and CEO of Infinite Composites. They design and manufacture composite pressure vessels. If you don’t yet know what that is, you will after this episode. Enjoy!

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Timestamps 0:00 Intro

1:56 Elevator pitch and background

7:00 Problems with the way tanks are traditionally done

9:05 Trying to push a non-traditional product in space

11:44 Where is the company right now?

13:45 The challenge of scaling up

15:26 Typical space customer

17:56 Space heritage

18:36 Growth strategy

20:43 Pricing

24:36 The competitive Landscape

30:10 Government contracts

31:05 Spaced Ventures

34:06 If you weren't doing Infinite Composites what else would you be doing?

35:04 Sci-Fi

About The Space Business Podcast:
Space is rapidly growing into an exciting ecosystem for business. In this podcast we hear from entrepreneurs, executives, investors and others about the many opportunities that exist. This podcast is produced by the Space Business Institute in partnership with the International Space University.