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11 Well-Known Unicorns in the Aerospace Industry

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The Aerospace industry is filled with successful companies that have raised millions of dollars in VC funding that came from some of the top investors in the world.

Many of these successes have turned into unicorns — private companies worth over $1 billion.

If you want to build the next unicorn in the Aerospace space, these 11 companies should be your inspiration.

11 Aerospace Unicorns Companies

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SpaceX

SpaceX

SpaceX is space technology company involved in aerospace manufacturing, design of rockets and spacecraft.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $100.30

    B (

    December 2012

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Hawthorne

  • Started in:

    2002

  • Founders:

    Elon Musk

  • Industries:

    Aerospace, Manufacturing, Space Travel, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    5,000-10,000

  • Funding Amount:

    $383.02M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    56

  • Number of investors:

    60

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DJI Innovations

DJI Innovations

DJI is a world leader in developing, manufacturing, and selling easy-to-fly drones for aerial photography.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $15.00

    B (

    January 2015

    )

  • Country:

    China

  • City:

    Shenzhen

  • Started in:

    2006

  • Founders:

    Frank Wang

  • Industries:

    Aerospace, Consumer Electronics, Drones, Manufacturing, Photography, Wireless

  • Number of employees:

    10,000+

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,135.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    2

  • Number of investors:

    3

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Anduril

Anduril

Anduril Industries is a defense product company that custom builds high-tech surveillance solutions that suit the specific needs of both military agencies and security companies alike.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.60

    B (

    September 2019

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Irvine

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Brian Schimpf, Joseph Chen, Matt Grimm, Palmer Luckey, Trae Stephens

  • Industries:

    Aerospace, Augmented Reality, Government, National Security, Virtual Reality

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $828.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    6

  • Number of investors:

    20

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Relativity Space

Relativity Space

Relativity Space is a US-based aerospace company that specializes in building 3D printed rockets.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $4.20

    B (

    November 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Inglewood

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Jordan Noone, Tim Ellis

  • Industries:

    3D Technology, Aerospace, Artificial Intelligence, Manufacturing

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $1,385.14M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    51

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Vista Global

Vista Global

Vista Global is one of the largest corporate aircraft providers in the industry.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.50

    B (

    August 2017

    )

  • Country:

    United Arab Emirates

  • City:

    Dubai

  • Started in:

    2004

  • Founders:

    Thomas Flohr

  • Industries:

    Aerospace

  • Number of employees:

    1,000-5,000

  • Funding Amount:

    No Data

  • Number of funding rounds:

    No Data

  • Number of investors:

    No Data

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ABL Space Systems

ABL Space Systems

ABL Space Systems, is a fast-growing, private aerospace company that designs and builds cost-effective, reliable launch vehicles for small payloads.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $2.40

    B (

    March 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    El Segundo

  • Started in:

    2017

  • Founders:

    Harry O'Hanley

  • Industries:

    Aerospace, Information Technology, Satellite Communication

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $483.50M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    7

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Astranis Space Technologies

Astranis Space Technologies

Astranis provides cost-effective and easily deployable satellites that bridge the digital divide.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.40

    B (

    April 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    San Francisco

  • Started in:

    2015

  • Founders:

    John Gedmark, Ryan McLinko

  • Industries:

    Aerospace, Internet, Satellite Communication, Telecommunications

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $358.07M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    39

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Epirus

Epirus

Epirus designs and builds high-powered microwave products for the defense and commercial sectors.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.35

    B (

    February 2022

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Hawthorne

  • Started in:

    2018

  • Founders:

    Bo Marr, Grant L. Verstandig, Joe Lonsdale, John Tenet, Max Mednik, Nathan Mintz

  • Industries:

    Aerospace, Machinery Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Software

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $287.39M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    4

  • Number of investors:

    16

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Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic

Boom Supersonic is committed to developing 21st century airliners that combine speed, safety, and sustainability in one efficient package.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    December 2020

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Englewood

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Blake Scholl, Joe Wilding, Joshua Krall

  • Industries:

    Aerospace, Air Transportation, Transportation

  • Number of employees:

    100-250

  • Funding Amount:

    $247.61M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    8

  • Number of investors:

    30

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Firefly Aerospace

Firefly Aerospace

Firefly Aerospace is a provider of economical and dependable launch vehicles, spacecraft, and in-space services for small payloads.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    May 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Cedar Park

  • Started in:

    2014

  • Founders:

    Eric Salwan, Maureen Gannon, Max Polyakov, Michael Blum, PJ King, Thomas Markusic

  • Industries:

    Aerospace, Air Transportation, Satellite Communication, Space Travel

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $100.25M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    11

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Axiom Space

Axiom Space

Axiom Space is an international company developing a commercial space station for the purpose of conducting scientific research and manufacturing products requiring weightlessness.

Details of the startup:

  • Valuation:

    $1.00

    B (

    February 2021

    )

  • Country:

    United States

  • City:

    Houston

  • Started in:

    2016

  • Founders:

    Kam Ghaffarian, Michael Suffredini

  • Industries:

    Advanced Materials, Aerospace, Industrial Manufacturing, Space Travel

  • Number of employees:

    250-500

  • Funding Amount:

    $230.00M

  • Number of funding rounds:

    7

  • Number of investors:

    23

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