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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. We have proudly helped inspiring innovators reach new dimensions of achievement since 2015.

Mission

We get sight of extraordinary start-ups that are destined to redefine the aerospace industry. Because we operate independently from Airbus, we 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

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

Our topics for investment

Autonomy

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

Electrification

Electrification

Electric-propulsion technology, fast battery charging

Industrial efficiency

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

Materials

Materials

Carbon-fibre recycling

New space

New space

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

Security

Security

Biological neurons, co-processors, IOT cybersecurity

Learn more about Airbus Ventures

Learn more about Airbus Ventures

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