Starburst invests in the best of the best, companies with transformative technology, a strong team, commercial application, and fast growth. Our companies are reinventing the aerospace industry and impacting the way we live.

We back technology startups developing new aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, drones, sensors, autonomy, robotics and much more.

Paladin AI
Founder Adolfo Klassen, Mikhail Klassen
Category Data-driven adaptive pilot training using AI
Location Montreal, Canada

Paladin AI uses artificial intelligence to develop competency-based training systems for aviation. Their cloud-hosted analytics platform, InstructIQTM, allows training providers to access
insights into their trainee’s development and increase the effectiveness of their curricula. Paladin AI integrates with existing training devices (flight simulators) to combine millions of data points and use machine learning algorithms to extract competency metrics, predict future trainee aptitudes, and optimize training delivery.

Founder Ben Marcus, Gregory McNeal
Location Santa Monica, CA

AirMap is a mobile application that displays airspace and low altitude navigational data for drones and drone operators. AirMap provides UAV communication tools for purposes ranging from full commercial operations to backyard hobbyists. Airmap runs on many commercially available autopilots to automatically ensure safe and legal autonomous flight.

Founder Charles Black
Category Space
Location London, UK

Sen developed a space-grade 4K video platform that is compact, light and compatible with existing satellite platforms. They currently focus on providing 4K video monitoring of space operations (panel deployment, boom extension, stage separation…) as a service. Sen is capable of 4K Ultra-HD full color resolution with 30 fps and fitting in existing satellite and launcher platforms. Full pan and tilt functionalities.

Founder Kim Taylor
Category Aerospace engineering
Location Los Angeles, CA

The Cluster platform allows users to build a personalized employee profile that prioritizes skill verification rather than resumes and cover letters. After employees set their work preferences,
Cluster presents their profile directly to the hiring team that best matches the candidate. Cluster is a marketplace for matching Industry 4.0 skills to jobs and training at aviation, aerospace, defense and automotive companies.

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