This week, Andrii Degeler is joined by Roxanne Varza, director of Station F, to talk about why European startups avoid the topic of downsizing. Then, later in the show, you’ll hear from Wil Benton about the ATI Boeing Accelerator and why there are so few actual aviation startups in accelerators launched by airlines and plane manufacturers.
In years to come, citizens will not only have the option to get a bus or a train to work in the morning; they’ll also be able to jump aboard an air taxi. This is what Alex Zosel, co-founder and chief innovation advisor of German aviation startup Volocopter, imagines life will look like in the […]
NSLComm, which is building low cost, faster nanosatellite technology, has raised $6.25 million in a Series B round from JVP, Liberty, OurCrowd, Hawk GF, and EI AI Group’s Cockpit Innovation. According to the Israeli company, its nanosatellite technology can transfer data at rates of 1Gbps, compared with the current average of 10Mbps seen in most […]
Flight sharing platform Wingly has raised €2 million in a seed round from former German vice chancellor Philipp Rösler, former Daher Socata CEO Stephane Mayer, and VC firm Howzat Partners. Sometimes described as carpooling for flights, the UK-based startup connects private pilots with passengers. Pilots list routes that they are flying and available seats. The […]
Victor, an online marketplace for booking private jet charter trips, has raised $18 million from BBA Aviation and BP Ventures. The company and investors have now established Alyssum Group, a new organisation for boosting the aviation business ecosystem. Existing shareholders in Victor also participated in the investment and formation of the group. Alyssum Group, based […]
Satellite imaging and intelligence startup Bird.i, based in Glasgow and London, has raised $2.6 million led by Accelerated Digital Ventures with participation from Concrete VC, Frontline Ventures, Satellite Application Catapult Services, and the Scottish Investment Bank. The startup provides real-time imaging and intelligence to businesses taken from satellites and now plans to scale the business […]
Flying taxi Volocopter has raised a further €5 million in funding from Intel and new investor btov Partners. Volocopter is an autonomous flying taxi that can carry two passengers and is capable of vertical take-off and landing (VTOL). The additional cash injection comes a couple of months after the German company raised €25 million led […]