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Airbus Ventures

Airbus Ventures

Investing in innovative aerospace start-ups

Headquartered in Silicon Valley with offices in Paris and Tokyo, Airbus Ventures is a fast-moving, early-stage venture capital company that independently funds and supports start-ups impacting the aerospace industry. Airbus Ventures has proudly helped inspiring innovators reach new dimensions of achievement since 2015.

Mission

Airbus Ventures gets sight of extraordinary start-ups that are destined to redefine the aerospace industry. Because it operates independently from Airbus, Airbus Ventures can co-invest with traditional top-tier venture-capital firms, meeting their expectations for financial discipline, speed of diligence, execution and robust returns. The result is much more relevant business value to Airbus and its portfolio companies.

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Projects

Airbus Ventures invests in start-ups working to advance aerospace solutions on a variety of topics, from autonomy to industrial efficiency. Its portfolio’s success rate is extraordinarily high: Airbus Ventures can mitigate business risks by ensuring its due diligence process is rigorous. This meticulous approach is highly attractive to partnering venture capital funds. 

Our topics for investment

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Autonomy

Safe and reliable vehicle autonomy, airspace management for drones, mobility platforms, autonomous driving, avatar and remote presence, remote aerial sensing and surveillance, drone detection and management

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Electrification

Electric-propulsion technology, fast battery charging

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Industrial efficiency

Ultra-low-power semiconductors, micro-location technologies, sound analysis, industry 4.0 mobile collaboration, quantum computing, self-driving shuttle, digital automotive retail, indoor drone shows system

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Materials

Carbon-fibre recycling

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New space

Nano-satellite IOT network, software-driven communications infrastructure, space debris mapping, kinetic energy launch system

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Security

Biological neurons, co-processors, IOT cybersecurity

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Learn more about Airbus Ventures

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