Skyryse, which is focused on bringing safety and accessibility of flight through a highly-automated and touchscreen flight control system, opened the doors to its new headquarters this week.
As the company continues to hire aviation and aerospace talent and charges toward certification, it has outgrown its 9,000 sq. ft. office space and opens its doors to a new state-of-the-art workspace in El Segundo, widely recognised as the aerospace capital of the world.
After quickly building an aviation engineering team and implementing an experienced leadership organisation, Skyryse grew from 30 employees at the beginning of 2022 and closed the year with 90 employees.
As the company continues to scale development and secures a supplemental type certificate for its one-of-a-kind airframe-agnostic flight deck, the company has opened a second state-of-the-art development facility near its headquarters in El Segundo.
“We are growing at a rapid clip and continue to look for top engineering talent to join our mission of reducing general aviation accidents, making flight simpler and safer, and revolutionizing the future of transportation,” said Dr Mark Groden, Founder and CEO of Skyryse.
“We’ve put a lot of thought into creating an environment that communicates our vision of bringing the freedom and joy of safer flight right in the middle of one of the largest aerospace hubs in the US.”
Series B funding
In October of 2021, Skyryse closed a $205M Series B funding round led by Fidelity Management & Research Company and Monashee Investment Management, the largest Series B fundraise in aerospace history.
FlightOS removes many complexities of managing an aircraft during standard flight operations, inclement weather, and emergencies.
Skyryse has raised more than $260 million from leading investors, including Fidelity Management & Research Company, Monashee Investment Management, ArrowMark Partners, Venrock, Eclipse Ventures, Cantos, Stanford University, and Bill Ford, Executive Chair, Ford Motor Company.
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