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.

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 Silver Lodi, Lauri Kimmel, Mihkel Jalakas
Category Space
Location Tartu, Estonia

SpaceIt offers Mission Control as a Service (MCAAS) through a one stop solution for satellite ground communications. It includes a cloud-based Mission Control System (MCS), access to a worldwide network of ground stations and professional satellite control. SpaceIt platform operates as a ground station service brokerage for the satellite operators. Satellite missions are matched with ground stations and the process of finding, buying and selling radio communication is simplified. At the same time, ground station operators can monetize their spare capacity and maximize their efficiency via the platform.

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 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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