I wonder how many other SpaceX employees will start founding companies in a similar vein: building some of the toolsets to be used across companies.
Unrelated extra point: this is a cool video of the CEO talking to the SpaceX astronauts when they first reached space: https://youtu.be/z9uAN6YNkP0?t=5610
Are former SpaceX employees the next mafia?
I think there are so many reasons space is so hot. In the past, the industry was like a black box, with only large players like Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, etc. These companies moved traditionally very slowly and held really large government contracts. The space industry commercialized over the past 10 years, and very recently has become much more easily accessible to smaller, more agile companies. We're so excited by the boom in the industry and want to help enable all these small companies to be able to do more with their small teams! I mean, that, and Elon, because he made space cool again.