Starburst Investments

The Innovation Catalyst for the Aerospace Industry

Venture Capital
  • Program Type
    Venture Capital
  • Portfolio Size
    49 Startups, 12 Countries, 3 Continents
  • Investment Location
    Los Angeles, Paris, Munich, Tel-Aviv, Seoul, Singapore, Madrid, Mumbai
  • Industry Focus

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.


Building a Global Ecosystem

Mission driven, Starburst’s goal is to advance technology in the Aerospace sector. We support innovation by leveraging the expertise and novel ideation found in large and small businesses, government organizations, and academic institutions. Over the last decade, Starburst has proven that this future-focused, diverse ecosystem of collaborators can bring our partners to the forefront of innovation. Connecting visionary founders in our Aerospace accelerators to our extensive network of global aviation, space, and defense leaders–fostered in our parallel consulting practice–has changed the industry.


Investment Focus

New concept designs and future travel: hypersonic and supersonic aircraft, eVTOL, drones/UAV, electric flight, autonomy

Building the future: energy generation and storage, new fuels, manufacturing, nanotechnology, man-machine teaming, digital twins

Enabling Technologies
Driving global advancement: Industry 4.0, new materials, additive manufacturing, quantum computing, AR, AI/ML

From space to cyberspace: resilient/mesh networks, interoperability, edge computing, cybersecurity, sensors, IoT

The new economy: satellites, launchers, navigation, communication, surveillance and reconnaissance, data processing and application

Supporting and Accelerating Growth

Accelerating growth through Starburst's training and accelerator programs.

Supporting growth through connection opportunities with emerging technologies and industry primes.

Proven Track Record

Starburst has been an industry leader since 2013. Three portfolio companies will IPO in 2021 alone, all reaching the $1B mark, with a liquid return in less than 4 years.

Future Phases

Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.


Let’s Get Started.

To apply or join the program, please submit an application.