Founder & Principal, Oort Ventures (LinkedIn)

Edward Koellner stands at the forefront of the Web3 and space economy sectors as the Principal of Oort Ventures, a pioneering enterprise in Web3 and the space economy. His expertise in international law, IP, fintech, and notably, space law, has established him as a leading commentator in these industries.

As a registered Patent Attorney with the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and a US Navy veteran, Mr. Koellner brings a disciplined and strategic perspective to his legal endeavors. His unique skill set is further enhanced by his extensive experience in the financial sector, having held significant positions at USAA, Citibank, and Western Union.

Mr. Koellner is a regulatory compliance strategist, navigating the intricate regulations specific to space law. His work is critical in ensuring corporate compliance with legal requirements, promoting ethical business practices, and mitigating risks associated with non-compliance. He serves on the Leadership Committee at the For All Moonkind’s Institute on Space Law and Ethics.

Academically, Mr. Koellner holds an LL.M. in Air and Space Law from the University of Mississippi School of Law, an MS in Global Technology and Development from Arizona State University, JD from Marquette University, MBA from Texas Christian University, and BA in Biochemistry from West Virginia University.

Beyond his legal practice, Mr. Koellner is a respected figure in academic and professional circles, contributing to scholarly publications and speaking at conferences. His insights into intellectual property law, the commercial outer space market, space cybersecurity, and biotechnology offer influential perspectives that drive industry advancements.