Air Taxi, Drone Delivery – they got the money now

Need air taxi or drone delivering items to your front yard. Skyports is the beginning of such development, and now the next funding in the development of the future or transportation begins.

Skyports is a drone service provider offering cargo delivery as well as survey and surveillance services to our customers. We are experts in operating long-range autonomous flights in complex environments. We take care of drones, technology, regulations and pilots, letting our customers enjoy faster, safer and greener services.

Skyports is the leading infrastructure provider for the emerging Advanced Air Mobility (AAM) industry. Skyport designs, builds, owns and operates vertiport networks enabling safe and efficient air taxi and cargo drone operations in major cities around the world.

They say, “Our vertiports are cost effective while providing a comfortable and enjoyable journey for passengers.”

Skyportsthe electric air taxi infrastructure and drone service provider, raised $23 million in the first closing of its Series B funding round. The capital, coming from a combination of new and existing investors , will allow Skyports to consolidate its position as a world leader in the advanced markets for air mobility infrastructure and drone operations.

All existing institutional shareholders participated in the round, including Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures, Groupe ADP, Solar Ventus, Irelandia and Levitate Capital, with a number significantly increasing their stake. These investors were joined by Japanese conglomerate Kanematsu Corporation, global industrial property group Goodman Group, Italian airport hub 2i Aeroporti, backed by Ardian’s Infrastructure Fund and F2i Italian Infrastructure Fund, and US venture capital firm GreenPoint.

Kanematsu Corporation will serve on Skyports’ board and will be joined by Ken Allen, CEO of DHL eCommerce, who joins the board as an independent non-executive director.

The new capital and strong investor balance sheets allow Skyports to accelerate its collaboration with the world’s leading manufacturers and operators of electric air taxis, providing take-off and landing infrastructure in key launch markets. Skyports will also significantly expand its drone service operations into new and existing markets, building on active operations in the UK, Europe and Asia.

Duncan Walker, CEO of Skyports, said: “This is another important milestone for Skyports as we continue our journey to become the world’s leading owner and operator of vertiports. Supporting our original investors who have deep aviation and infrastructure experience and adding new capital from world-class companies with a global footprint enables us to build the air taxi ecosystem alongside from our best vehicle partners for initial operations. in a few years. Our growing drone services business gives us a head start in technology development, regulation and operational experience while reducing carbon emissions by using drones for a wide range of customers.