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 Jeremy Goodwin
Category Enabling technologies
Location San Leandro, CA

SyncFab has developed a subscription-based blockchain procurement platform that connects OEM Part Buyers with Distributed Parts Manufacturers to securely share part information and avoid recalls by identifying defects in the supply chain, as well as improve inventory management. SyncFab uses ERC721 tokenization to securely store part manufacturing details on the blockchain and record every transaction across a supply chain in a single, shared audit trail for traceability, as well as QMS, ISO, AS9100, ITAR and DFARS compliance.

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 Prof. Joseph Francos
Category Aviation
Location Tel Aviv, Israel

Sightec develops real-time image analytics software allowing for autonomous drone inspections. Their real-time detection & tracking feature allows for continuous coverage of large areas and high- precision object location, with applications including security and first responders. Their gimbal-free stabilization feature reduces the payload’s weight and extends flight time.

Founder Etienne de Verdelhan, Valéry Méary, Agnès Debains
Category Aviation
Location Paris, France

Marketplace connecting travellers to duty-free retailers and travel-related service providers. Customers can browse and securely purchase products on their personal device using inflight

Wi-Fi, even with minimal satellite bandwidth.  Airfree removes the need for having products onboard and can be easily integrated with the systems of retailers, thus allowing for selling a wider range of products than classic inflight retail.

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