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.

Our portfolio is made up of a diverse mix of more than 140 startup companies from 20+ accelerator programs. We back technology startups developing new sustainable aircraft, spacecraft, satellites, drones, sensors, autonomy, robotics, climate technology, space health-technology, and much more.

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.

Founder Hadrien Busieau, Nicolas Sczaniecki
Category Aviation
Location Paris, France

Internest develops an embedded positioning system for drones and helicopters that use technological redundancy and dissimilitary to ensure the architecture is robust & resilient.

The solution is based on ultrasound and uses patented sensor fusion techniques and guidance algorithms. Both the sensors and calculators are redundant to ensure reliability at all times.

It allows for landing accurately on any kind of platform (even moving), in any environment (both indoor and outdoor), and in any conditions (night, fog, etc.) with centimetric accuracy.

Block Aero
Founder Todd Siena, Adam Siena
Category Aviation
Location Bangkok, Thailand

Block Aero develops a platform for digitizing aviation assets using blockchain technology. The platform features AI-based automatic classification of documents, allowing for extracting relevant information and recreating history and current status of given assets.

Founder Mikhail Kokorich
Category Space
Location Santa Clara, CA

Momentus provides in-space transportation services to help spacecraft reach their final destination, allowing customers that launch from the ISS or LEO to reach higher orbits or more effective inclinations. Their propulsion system is based on a proprietary water plasma technology. It features higher thrust and higher specific impulse than comparable chemical propulsion systems (3x less propellant is needed to deliver payloads to their target orbits).

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