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.

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.

Deepwave Digital
Founder John Ferguson
Category Enabling technologies
Location Philadelphia, PA

Deepwave has developed the Artificial Intelligence Radio Transceiver (AIR-T), a software defined radio with three signal processors including an embedded NVIDIA GPU, a field programmable gate array (FPGA), and dual embedded CPUs. The incorporation of a GPU in the RF system allows for wideband processing of deep learning in a deployed environment.

Paladin AI
Founder Adolfo Klassen, Mikhail Klassen
Category Data-driven adaptive pilot training using AI
Location Montreal, Canada

Paladin AI uses artificial intelligence to develop competency-based training systems for aviation. Their cloud-hosted analytics platform, InstructIQTM, allows training providers to access
insights into their trainee’s development and increase the effectiveness of their curricula. Paladin AI integrates with existing training devices (flight simulators) to combine millions of data points and use machine learning algorithms to extract competency metrics, predict future trainee aptitudes, and optimize training delivery.

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