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 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.

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).

Crypta Labs
Founder Joe Luong
Category Enabling technologies
Location London, UK

Crypta Labs has developed a suite of Quantum Random Number Generators (QRNGs) capable of solving a variety of randomness requirements including latency reduction, anti vibration, temperature fluctuation and radiation. Crypta’s latest patent can generate Quantum Enhanced RNG in excess of 1TB bps. The 1TB QRNG patent was designed to seed encryption for QKD in quantum satellite communications.

Orbital Sidekick
Founder Dan Katz, Tushar Prabhakar
Category Space
Location San Leandro, CA

Orbital Sidekick uses unique space-based hyperspectral imaging and analysis to prevent oil & gas leaks through early detection and monitoring. OSK’s analytics platform converts hyperspectral data into actionable information for optimizing safety while also achieving compliance obligations. Orbital Sidekick developed the most compact hyperspectral sensor to collect hundreds of narrow contiguous color bands from visible light through infrared, providing unique chemical fingerprints for each pixel in the data set. OSK’s high-frequency sensor system has been deployed on the ISS in partnership with the US Air Force and is performing monitoring for the energy and defense sectors.

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