Podcast #140: Volocopter’s air taxi ambition, Startupbootcamp and public exchange, sauna parties at tech events, interview with Seedcamp’s Carlos Espinal

This week, Natalie Novick and Andrii Degeler talk about Volocopter’s latest funding round and its plan to launch air taxi service, Startupbootcamp and the future of the public exchange, whether there’s a place for sauna parties at tech events, and much more. Today’s featured interview is with Carlos Espinal, managing partner at Seedcamp.


German air mobility pioneer Volocopter raises Series C with help from Micron Ventures

Just days after Volocopter’s flight over Singapore’s Marina Bay, Micron Ventures announces its participation in a Series C round to fund the German Urban Air Mobility (UAM) startup. The round’s first close was in September at €50 million. Volocopter, based in Baden-Wurttemburg, has developed the VoloCity Aircraft, an electric helicopter or “air taxi.” In addition […]

Volocopter raises further €5 million for its autonomous flying taxi

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 […]

Flying autonomous taxi Volocopter raises €25 million from Daimler

German aviation startup Volocopter has raised €25 million from automotive firm Daimler and other investors, including entrepreneur Lukasz Gadowski for its flying autonomous taxi. The new funds will be used for further development of the firm’s vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) flying autonomous taxi, which can carry two passengers. It will further develop the technology […]