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Peter Beck on shotguns, Starlink, and the state of NZ’s entrepreneurs

Henry Burrell
Wed, 03 Mar 2021

“I’ve learned the lesson to never rule out anything, so we decided that from day one we would design this vehicle so it could be certifiable."
Henry Burrell
Wed, 03 Mar 2021
Peter Beck this week led Rocket Lab, the company he founded in New Zealand in 2006, to a US$4.1 billion market valuation.His analogy for how he got to this point sounds like something from a first-person shooter video game. “I liken running a rocket company to running through the maze at night, and at every dead end there’s a guy with a shotgun,” the chief executive told BusinessDesk on the phone from Rocket Lab’s Auckland headquarters. “If you run down a dead end, you’re going to die, because you c...

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