Member Spotlight: Airbus Ventures
Welcome to our Member Spotlight series where we profile the exciting work of our member firms. For this deep dive, we spoke to Thomas d’Halluin, Managing Partner, at Airbus Ventures to learn more about the firm.
What makes your firm unique?
At Airbus Ventures, we champion outstanding leadership, science, and engineering through financial investments encouraging founders of Seed to Series B+ ventures to make an impact that spans a multitude of aerospace and adjacent sectors on and beyond Earth.
We independently support startup companies set to shift the future of aerospace. Investing in a full spectrum of fast-accelerating technologies — including autonomous mobility, electrification, low-carbon economy, advanced materials, manufacturing systems, next-generation computing, sensing, and security — our firm uniquely operates internationally to transform technology designed to address our planet’s greatest challenges. Learn more about the vision and scope of the fund on our newly launched website.
What inspired the name of your firm?
Airbus Ventures is the autonomous venture arm of Airbus SE. Given our roots in aviation and passions for aerial flight deeply imprinted in our DNA, we proudly leverage the richly dense networks of our mothership Airbus and its supply chain, as well as the wider ecosystem of our Limited Partners (LPs).
The fund’s ecosystem includes multiple LPs – including Development Bank of Japan Inc., Mitsubishi HC Capital, Fuyo General Lease Co., Ltd., and McKinley Capital – to foster a collaborative environment that better nurtures and enables our entrepreneurs to succeed.