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 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 Janos Opra, Michael Hollenbeck, Clinton Cathey, Robert Smith
Category Space
Location West Jordan, UT

Optisys offers highly integrated products combining RF, antenna design, mechanical design and metal 3D printing to create antennas with short lead times that are 10 times lighter and smaller than current products on the market.

Optisys is developing fully automated design and manufacturing of antennas through AI software that designs antennas within one week using a proprietary antenna software library.

Founder Santiago Tempone, Marcos D. Franceschini
Category Space
Location San Francisco, CA

Skyloom is developing a Space-based optical data transfer network with 100% Earth visibility using just two ultra-small geostationary relay satellites (150kg each), providing high-capacity communication services for low Earth orbit constellations. By 2023, Skyloom aims at transferring 1.25 petabytes per day with flexible data repatriation and featuring a return channel for real-time tasking of customers’ satellites.

Veracity Protocol
Founder Jeremy Atkins
Category Cybersecurity
Location New York, NY

Veracity enables any camera to create a tamper proof physical code based on an object’s material structure. Veracity Protocol can be used to ensure a transparent supply chain in aerospace and defense manufacturing and detect compromised hardware, in a cost and time effective way.

Helping Veracity find corporate partners that specialize in graphics processing for a myriad of applications.


Mentoring Veracity on go to market in the aerospace industry by identifying use cases and supply chain issues Veracity can solve (such as critical electronics & hardware).

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