The Flying Object is a sector-focused global fund investing in breakthrough solutions across the Technology of Flight including space, satellites, drones, robotics, AI/ML, Data Analytics, connectivity, and security.
Discovery in flight
We believe in the transformative power of technology. Nurturing ideas from seed to realization, we’re passionate about the future and the role the technology of flight will play in it.
Launching your ideas
We provide capital and strategic advice to startups and entrepreneurs working on the next generation of technologies for space, satellites, and unmanned aerial vehicles.
We partner with industry leaders, who support our operations and provide our startups with strategic insights and key resources to accelerate their progress.
Selected portfolio companies
Lunasonde maps the Earth's subsurface, empowering resource stakeholders and providing a sustainable approach to resource exploration.
ClearSpace develops on-orbit technologies and provides services for non-functional satellites in orbit. ClearSpace has signed a service contract with ESA to lead the first mission to remove a Space Debris autonomously called ClearSpace-1.
A leading enterprise drone software company, Aloft (formerly known as Kittyhawk) unifies the mission, aircraft, and data to empower safe and effective operations for commercial clients flying drones in energy, insurance, media, telecom or wherever they are needed for business.
Benchmark Space Systems develops in-space propulsion products with advanced techniques and capabilities reimagined for small satellites. Combining superior safety and performance with unmatched lead time, Benchmark delivers mission extension and maneuverability for 3U to ESPA spacecraft.
Red 6 has developed the Airborne Tactical Augmented Reality System (ATARS) which enables augmented reality to work outdoors and in dynamic environments - this is the genesis of the next big inflection point in mobile computing.
AgEagle and its wholly owned subsidiaries are actively engaged in designing and delivering best-in-class drones, sensors and software that solve important problems for our customers. AgEagle is a leading provider of full stack drone solutions for customers worldwide in the energy, construction, agriculture, and government verticals.
Vigilant Aerospace Systems develops the FlightHorizon software suite which uses patented NASA technology to provide unmanned aircraft pilots and airspace managers with situational awareness and automatic detect-and-avoid capabilities. The system is designed to improve flight safety and help meet regulatory requirements.
Measure was acquired by AgEagle Aerial Systems in 2021
Measure is an aerial intelligence company that combines drone technology and a highly specialized team to deliver actionable information for enterprise clients. Measure offers a range of drone services proven through thousands of successful commercial flights.