Backing early-stage tech entrepreneurs to soaring heights

AEI HorizonX is our venture capital investment platform formed in partnership with The Boeing Company

Founders First

We seek diverse founders and extraordinary teams that are creating companies to redefine the mobility of people, goods, and data globally

“The HorizonX investing team provides unparalleled access to commercial opportunities in the aviation ecosystem – they enabled our partnership with Boeing’s inflight digital services platform”

Pablo Linz & Jimmy M. von Korff, Co-Founders  |  Immfly

“Tremendous support from an investing team who not only understands space technology, but supports innovators pushing the bounds of materials, engineering, and beyond”

Natalya Bailey, CTO & Founder  |  Accion Systems

“HorizonX has been a fantastic investment partner to work with in expanding our business. In addition to providing capital, they have mastered providing the necessary intangibles that are critical to the successful execution and expansion of a tech startup.”

Nathan Millecam , CEO & Founder  |  EP Systems

“SparkCognition has benefited greatly from the active support, deep network, and creative thinking of the AEI HorizonX team and their LPs. They bring great understanding of commercial and defense tech while also supporting customer expansion.”

Amir Husain, CEO & Founder  |  SparkCognition
Our Companies

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Accion Systems is pioneering scalable electric propulsion technology to transform satellite capabilities in and beyond Earth’s orbit. Accion removed the heavy tanks, pumps, valves, toxic propellants, external cathodes and ionization chambers found in conventional propulsion systems and created a new ion engine: one that’s lighter, more efficient, more powerful — and can be manufactured hundreds of units at a time.

Initial Investment | August 2018
Headquarters | Boston, MA
Status | Active

Ai Build has developed an AI powered software platform that delivers the world’s fastest and most reliable large-scale additive manufacturing. Their platform provides seamless end-to-end automation from initial CAD design to machine-level control.

Initial Investment | March 2021
Headquarters | London, UK
Status | Active

AireXpert optimizes aircraft maintenance operations with real-time collaboration, event-driven data, and a single source of truth for technical, engineering, and management teams.

Initial Investment | March 2021
Headquarters | Buffalo, NY
Status | Active
Specialty Industrial
https://www.alitheon.com/

Alitheon machine vision software traces goods without labels, markings, or packaging. FeaturePrint™ ID is the contactless digital identity for almost anything. Examples of traced parts: automotive powertrain parts, aerospace structural fasteners, circuit boards, and bars of precious metals

Initial Investment | June 2020
Headquarters | Bellevue, WA
Status | Active

ALL.SPACE is the world’s first and only communication platform that gives you access to multiple satellite and terrestrial networks concurrently from a single device. The ALL.SPACE software-defined smart terminal platform can connect with all networks via multiple, simultaneous, full performance links that converge intelligent routing, edge computing, integrated modems, and cellular access in a fully integrated solution.

Initial Investment | January 2019
Headquarters | London, UK
Status | Active

Aloft provides a unified software platform to stand-up, execute, and manage unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) operations; allowing any company to operate drones. Aloft’s software provides all the tools needed for every user involved in an enterprise’s FAA Part 107 UAS operations through a single common web and mobile-based user experience. One customer was been able to reduce drone inspection times from what previously took 2.5 weeks down to 2.5 hours by implementing Aloft; another was able to rollout across 650 pilots and has done over 53,000 inspection flights. Aloft is the leading FAA-approved UAS service supplier (USS), powering 70% of the monthly LAANC authorizations in the US.

Initial Investment | May 2018
Headquarters | San Francisco, CA
Status | Active
Specialty Industrial
https://www.authentise.com/

Authentise scales your additive manufacturing operations through smart use of the digital thread with the Authentise aMES. Capture insight, reduce costs and increase reliability with industry-leading connectivity and flexibility. It’s connected workflow software (MES) delivers highly agile production systems while maintaining economy of scale. The system is used by leading additive manufacturing companies including Boeing, 3M, Ricoh, and Danfoss, to manage parts from order to shipment.

Initial Investment | January 2020
Headquarters | Philadelphia, PA
Status | Active

BridgeComm, Inc. develops secure optical (laser) communications terminals and networks for telecommunications infrastructure and government applications. With a strong record of performance on defense and space programs, BridgeComm has evolved its capabilities to support the growing demand for data throughput across aerospace and terrestrial platforms. Using its optical wireless communications technology, BridgeComm is able to provide connectivity at up to 100 gigabits per second with nearly an unlimited amount of capacity, all while being more secure compared to RF or fiber.

Initial Investment | August 2018
Headquarters | Denver, CO
Status | Active
Defense & Government Services
https://www.c360live.com/

C360 Technologies, Inc. is the leader in ultra-high definition wide-angle, hemispherical (360°x180°) video and augmented/virtual reality technology. With its over-the-top (OTT) capabilities hundreds of thousands of users can independently interact with the real-time video to pan-tilt-zoom into their area of interest; this can be tracking a specific professional sports star during a game, or tracking an individual at an airport.

Initial Investment | July 2017
Headquarters | Wexford, PA
Status | Active
Specialty Industrial
https://www.circulor.com/

Circulor is a software platform that provides Traceability-as-a-Service, to verify responsible sourcing and underpin effective recycling in order to improve efficiency. The platform reaches into OEM supply chains to identify and track supply chain data along the journey from source to consumption whether it is to track carbon emissions or the tracking of raw materials.

Initial Investment | January 2020
Headquarters | London, England
Status | Active
Power & Utility Services
https://cuberg.net/

Cuberg is a developer of lithium-metal batteries intended to supply sustainable, high-quality battery cells and systems. The company’s batteries are based on high-performance electrolyte technology that offers increased energy density, high-power performance, improved safety, thermal stability, and high-scale processing, enabling customers to get improved energy, enhanced shelf life and stability at elevated temperatures.

ACQUIRED BY NORTHVOLT AB

Initial Investment | December 2017
Headquarters | Emeryville, CA
Status | Realized

Datch is an intelligent voice AI for industry, enabling frontline workers to capture system information using voice in real time and intelligently integrating into company databases. Their solution allows you to replace tedious frontline work processes with intuitive, natural on-the-floor conversations, while capturing structured data of work orders, maintenance logs, safety reports, and other records using just your voice.

Initial Investment | March 2021
Headquarters | San Francisco, CA
Status | Active

Electric Power Systems (EPS) is the market leader in electric power solutions for the aerospace mobility market; manufacturing integrated battery packs for customers such as Boeing, Bell, Embraer, Bye Aerospace and NASA. The company specializes in producing high energy density battery solutions that are safe and certifiable, enabling high-end applications across multiple industries, such as automotive, space and marine platforms.

Initial Investment | June 2019
Headquarters | Logan, UT
Status | Active
Specialty Industrial
https://filament.so/

The power of Python. The ease of a doc. Supercharge your analysis with an all-in-one workspace that combines data, code and documentation. Filament combines a powerful interactive coding environment with an intuitive WYSIWYG text editor. With real-time collaborative editing of text and code, whether you’re a data scientist, a marketing executive or a researcher, everyone can work on the same page, at the same time.

Initial Investment | January 2020
Headquarters | Edinburgh, Scotland
Status | Active

AI-powered total revenue management software with forecast, pricing, and commercial optimization tools for airlines, travel, and transportation.

Initial Investment | December 2020
Headquarters | San Francisco, CA
Status | Active

Fortem Technologies offers airspace awareness safety & security solutions to detect, assess, and categorize airborne threats in real time to commercial and government customers. Through their family of distributed radar solutions, AI at the edge, deep sensor integration, and autonomous drone capture, Fortem monitors, protects and defends the world’s venues, infrastructures, cities, and regions from dangerous or malicious drone threats and provides infrastructure for Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) or radars for collision and avoidance.

Initial Investment | February 2019
Headquarters | Provo, UT
Status | Active

AI-powered enterprise risk intelligence provider. Fraud detection platform helps digital businesses to quickly identify transactional anomalies and pinpoint fraud using artificial intelligence, big data and live-streaming visualizations.

Initial Investment | July 2019
Headquarters | New York, NY
Status | Active

Frontier Aerospace develops and manufactures in-space rocket propulsion and proven hypergolic propulsion which has been selected for lunar landers, axial thrusters for Tipping Point for lunar lander cargo delivery.

Initial Investment | April 2021
Headquarters | Simi Valley, CA
Status | Active
Specialty Industrial
https://gammaalloys.com/

Gamma Alloys breakthrough is being able to nano-reinforce metal alloys for applications from standard machining to additive powder and wire applications. Gamma’s alloys can be customized to provide increased stiffness, improved wear resistance, and greater strength across a wider range of temperatures and metals. For example, Gamma’s aluminum alloy has been able to allow the replacement of steel components, thereby removing weight.

Initial Investment | September 2017
Headquarters | Los Angeles, CA
Status | Active
Specialty Industrial
https://www.gravitysketch.com/

Gravity Sketch empowers enterprise teams to collaborate and create in three dimensions and digital twins. Gravity Sketch builds intuitive multi-platform tools to radically improve the efficacy and efficiency of developing 3D products. Customers across multiple sectors, ranging from automotive to industrial design and entertainment, have found an un-paralleled reduction in total design time by using Gravity Sketch’s 3D solutions.

Initial Investment | January 2020
Headquarters | London, UK
Status | Active

HiiROC’s unique and innovative plasma technology enables a low cost and low emission process for Hydrogen generation and synthetic fuels. Their proprietary technology combines world-leading, unique plasma with cutting edge engineering,and design to produce Hydrogen for synfuel processes.

Initial Investment | March 2021
Headquarters | Hull, England
Status | Active
Business Aviation
https://immfly.com/

Immfly has developed a best-in-class Inflight Digital Services and Entertainment software solution for airlines that combines premium content with a back-end software platform that provides airlines with data and customer insights that drive revenue. Immfly has focused on the low cost carrier segment and has its system integrated on to over 500 aircraft today.

Initial Investment | November 2022
Headquarters | Barcelona, Spain
Status | Active
Specialty Industrial
https://intellegens.com/

Intellegens’ mission is to help clients accelerate innovation by using unique deep learning solutions to extract valuable information from sparse and noisy real-world data. Intellgens’ product offering includes Alchemite™ Engine, which makes data-driven approaches to the design of complex systems quick, easy and effective as well as Alchemite™ Analytics, which is a machine learning platform for formulation design.

Initial Investment | January 2020
Headquarters | Cambridge, England
Status | Active

Kraken is an information management company that provides software solutions that make supply chains digital, reduce risk and supply information that clients can trust; a digital passport from your supply chain and golden thread of your engineering, equipment and carbon footprint data, from requirement through to re-use.

Initial Investment | February 2020
Headquarters | Middlesbrough, England
Status | Active

Makersite is a cloud-based product management platform using AI and graph technologies to understand and improve products from the perspective of their regulatory compliance, environmental impact, supply risk and cost of production, simultaneously and up to 50x faster. Through a cutting-edge technology, big data, and breakthrough algorithms, companies can track a product’s emission footprint throughout the entire supply chain, including Scope 3 emissions, bringing carbon accounting to the next level.

Initial Investment | March 2021
Headquarters | Munich, Germany
Status | Active

Matternet is pioneering safe, secure and on-demand unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivery operations in urban environments. Matternet became the world’s first company to receive authorization to launch UAV operations over populated areas in 2017, and has since achieved thousands of end-to-end deliveries of blood and pathogenic samples between health care facilities in Switzerland and in the U.S. with partners like UPS and CVS. Matternet is partnering with UAE leaders in logistics and Abu Dhabi Department of Health to provide city-wide medical delivery by air.

Initial Investment | June 2018
Headquarters | Mountain View, CA
Status | Active
Business Aviation
https://mimetechnologies.com/

MIME Technologies solves the challenges of supporting medical emergencies at altitude and in environments remote from professional care. Their platform empowers those with first responder training to react confidently when acting on behalf of their organization.

Initial Investment | March 2022
Headquarters | Iverness, Scotland
Status | Active

Myriota developed a world-class Internet of Things (IoT) technology enabling two-way communications between ground-based micro-transmitters and low Earth orbit (LEO) nanosatellites. Spire Global and Myriota partner to re-imagine Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity securely share data for water, marine sciences, or resource management over narrow bandwidths. This direct-to-orbit platform supports applications across industries where IoT connectivity via traditional means is challenging and expensive and with 17 patents, Myriota is operating at lower costs and with longer battery life than its competitors, has shipped tens of thousands of modules, and has spectrum access across markets such as Australia and the United States.

Initial Investment | March 2018
Headquarters | Adelaide, Australia
Status | Active

Near Earth Autonomy (NEA) offers a software and hardware solution to allow aircraft to autonomously take-off, fly, and land safely, with or without GPS. All autonomous UAVs operating in the national airspace will require these capabilities to ensure safe operations. Vetted by the US Navy and DARPA, NEA’s computer vision software has been incorporated into both large manned helicopters and small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS).

Initial Investment | October 2017
Headquarters | Pittsburgh, PA
Status | Active
Power & Utility Services
https://northvolt.com/

Northvolt is in the battery business. Manufacturing with clean energy, our mission is to deliver batteries with an 80% lower carbon footprint compared to those made using coal energy with a goal to produce 150 GWh of capacity by 2030.

Initial Investment | June 2021
Headquarters | Stockholm, Sweden
Status | Active
Specialty Industrial
https://paycargo.com/

B2B freight payment solution provider, helping shippers to pay transportation providers for their vendor payments. Provides electronic tools that automate the payment process for companies in the international supply chain enabling them to reduce operating costs and improve overall liquidity. Access the largest online network in the logistics industry with 5,000+ providers. Our Vendor network encompasses all companies in the global supply chain, especially in Ocean, Air, Railroad, Trucking and Warehousing.

Initial Investment | July 2020
Headquarters | Coral Gables, FL
Status | Active

Perpetual Labs is developing a virtual design integration platform (CIPHRE) to dramatically decrease time and cost necessary for systems engineering and design integration activities whilst lowering the development risks. Its object-oriented modelling and machine learning for end-to-end system simulation provides model-based design and quality planning solutions.

Initial Investment | January 2020
Headquarters | London, UK
Status | Active

Phycobloom is using synthetic biology to reduce the cost of algae biofuels. Phycobloom is engineering new strains of algae that instead of holding onto their oil, actually release it into their environment where it can be easily and cheaply collected.

Initial Investment | March 2021
Headquarters | London, UK
Status | Active

Plyable is the world’s leading custom composite mold producer. Plyable’s solution replaces tooling designers, tooling procurement, and any barriers that may remain to enable its customer to innovate. Plyable’s global network can deliver the highest quality, precision molds up to 45% faster, using advanced AI coupled with industry experts.

Initial Investment | January 2020
Headquarters | Oxford, England
Status | Active
Specialty Industrial
https://productivemachines.co.uk/

Productive Machines delivers a digital twin based learning platform that maximizes sustainability of machining processes by reducing costs, eliminating waste and improving productivity delivering insight into the machining process to overcome process induced problems such as poor surface finish, low dimensional accuracy, instability etc.

Initial Investment | March 2021
Headquarters | Rotherham, England
Status | Active

Quincus has developed a logistics platform with scalable, real-time supply chain visibility software that enables automated operations, reduces delivery costs, and improves efficiency for operators, particularly those in emerging markets.

Initial Investment | October 2021
Headquarters | Singapore
Status | Active
Power & Utility Services
https://www.reactionengines.co.uk/

Founded over 30 years ago, Reaction Engines Limited (REL) has been on a journey to develop a propulsion system that has the fuel efficiency of a jet engine with the power and high speed ability of a rocket. REL is focused on making space and hypersonic travel more efficient and accessible while applying REL breakthroughs to bring a step change increase in efficiency to an array of commercial industries today. The company has formed significant partnerships with the UK government, BAE Systems, Boeing and Rolls Royce to support the commercialization of it’s products and technology.

Initial Investment | April 2018
Headquarters | Oxfordshire, UK
Status | Active

Robot Morning creates software that automates & analyzes the data exchanged between you, your customers and your suppliers. Robot Morning’s mission is to improve how the entire supply chain communicates with itself, both through the automatic movement of supply chain data and by creating software that provides action-driving insights. DemandLine synchronizes your order book with your customer’s requirements; sends them expected delivery dates based on your plans; and creates shipment notifications when you ship to them.

Initial Investment | May 2019
Headquarters | Cincinnati, OH
Status | Active

Robotic Skies is a two-sided marketplace offering inspection and maintenance services for unmanned aircraft system (UAS). As commercial UAS operations increase in complexity, the safety requirements will be equivalent to today’s business aviation rules that require the use of certified maintainers and manage copious aviation data for compliance and optimization of operations. Robotic Skies addresses both of these challenges through its network of more than 170 civil aviation authority-certified repair stations and suite of aviation-grade software tools & workflows. By providing the foundational software tools to OEMs and repair stations Robotic Skies is well positioned to expand into data analytics services such as predictive maintenance, and supply chain optimization.

Initial Investment | March 2019
Headquarters | Albuquerque, NM
Status | Active

SensaWeb provides a complete end-to-end real time monitoring solution for any organisation who needs to monitor and report on Radiation and X-Ray regulatory requirements.

Initial Investment | March 2021
Headquarters | Queensland, Australia
Status | Active

Septillion and its Fibrecode solution provides a secure provenance assurance platform for authenticating physical assets and verifying the genuine asset throughout the supply chain and beyond. Using its Fibrecode®, Septillion connects the Physical to Digital®. Through its unique algorithm, Septillion is able to read random fibers, which can be embedded in papers, cards, coatings and other substrates to prevent counterfeits and enable quality control and traceability.

Initial Investment | January 2020
Headquarters | Dunfermline, Scotland
Status | Active

Shift5 is an operational technology (OT) cybersecurity company that defends military platforms and critical transportation systems from cyberattacks. Shift5 unlocks the serial networks and data that control planes, trains, and tanks, providing visibility into fleet assets where operators have historically been locked out and allows operators to gain complete observability, detect threats, and maintain resilience of OT systems as cyber-physical attacks become an increasingly attractive strategy for digital attackers.

Initial Investment | July 2022
Headquarters | Arlington, VA
Status | Active

Signol is the world’s first software to use behavioral science to reduce airlines’ greenhouse gas emissions and increase profits and job satisfaction. Their SaaS and mobile application platform motivates airline pilots to consistently implement operational best practices that make measurable fuel cost and CO2 savings for airlines and other businesses. Nudging employees to be more efficient, one decision at a time.

Initial Investment | May 2021
Headquarters | London, UK
Status | Active

Skylo Technologies is an Internet of Things (IoT) space startup helping enterprises affordably and effectively manage their assets, regardless of location. Backed by leading investors including SoftBank, DCM and Innovation Endeavors, Skylo’s extremely low-cost hubs and data platforms are being leveraged by organizations looking to remain competitive in our increasingly data-driven world.

Initial Investment | November 2017
Headquarters | San Mateo, CA
Status | Active
Specialty Industrial
https://www.sparkcognition.com/

SparkCognition has established itself as a machine learning technology leader, developing a cognitive, data-driven analytics platform for the safety, security and reliability of physical assets and processes. Its technology has the ability to analyze operations and continuously learn from structured and unstructured data. All of the company’s products can be seamlessly delivered via the cloud or on devices, and can also run on top of a client’s interface of choice.

Initial Investment | June 2017
Headquarters | Austin, TX
Status | Active

Tidelift is an open-source supply chain resiliency platform. Tidelift leverages a two-sided marketplace to help mitigate health and security issues in open-source software for enterprise level organizations. Tidelift’s open-source management subscription provides enterprises with a unique tool to create, track and manage catalogs of approved open-source components to avoid using at-risk code – mitigating potential cyberattacks or infrastructure workflow bottle necks.

Initial Investment | September 2022
Headquarters | Boston, MA
Status | Active
Specialty Industrial
https://www.tsecond.us/

Tsecond is reforming how we capture, analyze, and transport massive amounts of data to be simple, fast, and cost-effective. Tsecond provides platform solutions for use in multiple markets to capture and transport very large amounts of data very quickly, with the ability to retain that data for many years. The company’s core product is the Data BRYCK, which is a tamper proof, portable, compact and rugged petabyte storage solid block with no moving parts.

Initial Investment | December 2020
Headquarters | San Francisco, CA
Status | Active

Virgin Galactic is a vertically-integrated aerospace company pioneering human spaceflight for private individuals & researchers, and it also manufactures advanced air and space vehicles. Using its technologies, it is developing a spaceflight system designed to offer its customers a unique, multi-day, and transformative experience. This culminates in a spaceflight that includes views of Earth from space and several minutes of weightlessness that will launch from Spaceport America, New Mexico.

IPO ON NYSE

Initial Investment | October 2019
Headquarters | Mojave, CA
Status | Realized
AEI HorizonX Philosophy

A long history backing aerospace and industrial innovation

HorizonX was born within The Boeing Company as the dedicated venture capital arm of the world’s largest aerospace company in 2017. In 2021, Boeing partnered with AE Industrial Partners to create a leading venture capital investing platform for hard-tech and leading software solutions addressing the sustainable future of the mobility of data, people, and cargo across the aerospace, defense, and industrial sectors. The longevity and deep networks of Boeing and AE Industrial provide our team of investors an unfair advantage to support entrepreneurs who want to create their own revolutionary business.

With 100+ years of Boeing and 20+ years of AE Industrial Partners, our investing team proudly continues the legacy of supporting innovation and world changing businesses.

Deep technology transforming transportation

We seek to augment existing modes of mobility and transform the transportation of people, goods, data, and ideas. Our key markets are focused on enabling efficient, sustainable movement whether it is through the air, space, the web, or across the manufacturing floor. Our investing team has experience and access across the breadth of our key sectors and can support founders on board-level corporate strategies, technical and product strategies, contract negotiations, fundraising, and access to leading companies and stakeholders across aerospace, industry, and government.

A network at your wingtips

Our investing team proactively supports our founding teams by establishing connections with our extensive network of experts and advisors who help founders navigate areas, including customer relationships, regulatory environments, and engineering – all of which are critical to building and scaling a business in our target markets. Our ongoing proprietary relationship with Boeing combined with AE Industrial’s network of leading industry figures and experts provides unmatched access to capabilities of the world’s largest aerospace company and extensive channels to market and customer opportunities.

Strong technology. Stronger founding teams

Our investing team looks for outstanding founders who are confidently rooted in technology and remain agile in their business decisions. We partner with companies beginning with Series A and Series B investments and continue to actively engage and work with our companies at every stage of their growth.

Our Investing Team

Who’s supporting our entrepreneurs?

Operating Partner, Chairman of AEI HorizonX
Paul Fulchino
Team | Operating Partners, HorizonX

Mr. Fulchino is an Operating Partner at AE Industrial and Chairman of AEI HorizonX. Mr. Fulchino’s business experience spans over 45 years as a chief executive, board member and strategic advisor to senior management. In these capacities, Mr. Fulchino assumed leadership positions in both the aerospace and professional services industries. In addition to his management responsibilities, Mr. Fulchino serves on several public and private boards and continues to assist non-profit organizations. Mr. Fulchino has served as an Operating Partner with AE Industrial Partners since 2015, and currently serves on the Board of Directors of AE Industrial portfolio companies: BigBear.ai, Kellstrom Aerospace and Triman Industries. He previously served on the Board of Directors of Gryphon Technologies, prior to its sale to ManTech International Corporation in 2021. In these roles, Mr. Fulchino assists in the acquisition, development, and value creation of several portfolio companies. From 2010 to 2014, in addition to serving on several public and private boards, Mr. Fulchino was engaged as a Senior Advisor to the CEOs of The Boeing Company’s Commercial Airplane and Defense businesses where he focused on the company’s strategic services growth. From 2000 and continuing post the 2006 acquisition by The Boeing Company until 2010, Mr. Fulchino served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aviall, Inc., the world’s largest technology-based service provider of component parts and related services to the aviation and marine aftermarket. During his tenure, the Company gained significant market penetration and grew at an average rate of 30% per annum. Prior to joining Aviall, Mr. Fulchino served in the role of President and Chief Operating Officer of B/E Aerospace, a leading supplier of aircraft cabin interior products and services. In this capacity, he oversaw the company’s tripling of growth and profitability as well as development plans encompassing strategic acquisition implementations, new product introductions, organization and management development and technology enhancements. Prior to B/E Aerospace, Mr. Fulchino served for several years as both President and Vice Chairman of Mercer Management Consulting, a large international management-consulting firm. While in these roles, Mr. Fulchino led the merger integration of several acquired consulting firms and the exponential growth of the firm’s revenues, profits and professional services staff. Earlier in his career, Mr. Fulchino also worked at Raytheon Company as an engineer in the manufacturing, testing, and inspection of missile systems.

Education
  • Columbia University, MBA
  • Boston College, AB
  • United States Military Academy
Experience
  • Aviall
  • B/E Aerospace
  • Mercer Management Consulting
  • Raytheon Company
Analyst
Lauren Graupman
Team | Investment Team, HorizonX

Ms. Graupman is an Investment and Business Operations Analyst at AE Industrial and a member of AEI HorizonX, the venture capital investment platform formed in partnership with The Boeing Company. Prior to joining AE Industrial in 2022, Ms. Graupman headed the Program Management department at Knight Aerospace, where she managed the development and production of new mission systems for military cargo aircraft. Prior to Knight Aerospace, Ms. Graupman worked in key roles at multiple technology startups spanning from Project Management and Operations to Sales and Business Development. She is also a member of Venture for America, a two-year entrepreneurship fellowship that serves to create economic opportunity in American cities. Fellows complete intensive training and commit to spending two years working at high-growth organizations in emerging startup ecosystems.

Education
  • University of Delaware, BS
Experience
  • Knight Aerospace
Director
Mallika Gummalla
Team | Investment Team, HorizonX

Dr. Gummalla is a Director at AE Industrial and is primarily focused on the management of AE Industrial’s portfolio investments. Dr. Gummalla brings over 19 years of deep technical, innovation, business development and sales experience in Industrial and Aerospace markets. Prior to joining AE Industrial in 2021, Dr. Gummalla worked as a Sales Executive for the New England territory and Business Development Director for Airtech USA. Previously, she was with United Technologies Corporation (UTC) fulfilling roles of increasing responsibility and diversity. In her early years at UTC, she led the fuel cell programs at the research center and developed proton-exchange membrane (PEM) fuel cells for tactical unmanned aerial vehicles. Dr. Gummalla and her team hold a world record for demonstrating PEM fuel cell powered unmanned rotorcraft. Later, she originated and supported revenue generating deals for UTC’s Innovation Business Development Office with total contract value in excess of $400 million. After that, she established the Strategic Innovation Partnerships practice and Innovation Hubs for UTC’s Building Integrated Systems (Carrier and Otis) to enable organic growth and accelerate product development. During this time, she established strategic partnerships with start-up ecosystems (Venture Capital, Private Equity, Accelerators and Incubators) with a focus on start-ups aligned with HVAC and elevator business growth.

Education
  • University of Massachusetts, Amherst, PhD
  • Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, BTech
Experience
  • Airtech USA
  • United Technologies Corporation (UTC)
Principal
Beckett Jackson
Team | Investment Team, HorizonX

Mr. Jackson is a Principal at AE Industrial and a member of AEI HorizonX, the venture capital investment platform formed in partnership with The Boeing Company. Mr. Jackson currently serves on the boards of AEI HorizonX portfolio companies: Accion Systems, BridgeComm, EP Systems, Immfly, and Skylo Technologies. Prior to joining AE Industrial in 2021, Mr. Jackson was an Investing Director at Boeing HorizonX Ventures, working with early-stage companies focused on the future of mobility and space, having led investments in Virgin Galactic (NYSE: SPCE), EP Systems and Immfly. He also helped establish Boeing’s global accelerator program, working with industry and government partners to create a platform to support entrepreneurs building businesses around customer needs. Mr. Jackson was recognized by the Global Corporate Venturing Institute in 2020 as a Rising Star. Prior to Boeing HorizonX Ventures, Mr. Jackson spent two years based in Australia leading product strategy and business development for Phantom Works, Boeing’s advanced prototyping division. Mr. Jackson worked alongside customers to define requirements and secure funding for the Airpower Teaming System, Boeing’s first aircraft designed and developed outside of the United States. Previously, Jackson was a senior strategist at Boeing corporate and business unit groups, leading initiatives across M&A, technology and innovation strategy, and investment planning. Previous roles include consulting analyst at IHS Markit, where he specialized in defense market analysis, competitive strategy and dual-use technology assessments, and Foreign Military Sales to allied countries at the U.S. Army Communications and Electronics Command.

Education
  • Georgetown University, MA
  • Johns Hopkins University, BA
Experience
  • Boeing HorizonX Ventures
  • Phantom
  • Boeing
  • IHS Markit
Vice President
Eugene Kim
Team | Investment Team, HorizonX

Mr. Kim is a Vice President at AE Industrial and a member of AEI HorizonX, the venture capital investment platform formed in partnership with The Boeing Company. Prior to joining AE Industrial in 2018, Mr. Kim was a Specialist in the Corporate Development group at The Boeing Company, where he focused on M&A and other strategic activities. Prior to Boeing, Mr. Kim was a member of Sandler O’Neill + Partners’ Investment Banking Group, where he focused on M&A and capital raising for financial institutions.

Education
  • University of Chicago Booth School of Business, MBA
  • Northwestern University, BA
Experience
  • The Boeing Company
  • Sandler O’Neill + Partners
Partner
Michael Lohnert
Team | Investment Team, HorizonX

Mr. Lohnert is a Partner at AE Industrial and member of AEI HorizonX, the venture capital investment platform formed in partnership with The Boeing Company. Prior to joining AE Industrial in 2021, Mr. Lohnert was a founding member of Boeing HorizonX Ventures and Managing Director leading the venture team responsible for investing and managing the portfolio of over 40 global investments. He was recognized by a leading global corporate venture capital industry group, Global Corporate Venturing Institute, as a Top 10 Emerging Leader in 2020 and a Rising Star in 2018 and 2019 from the over 2,200 firms they track globally. Mr. Lohnert led the investment in Isotropic Systems, Accion Systems, BridgeComm, C360 Technologies, Gamma Alloys, Myriota, Cuberg (acquired by NorthVolt), Agylstor (acquired by Tsecond), and Morf3D (acquired by Nikon). Mr. Lohnert was also a senior strategist responsible for emerging business opportunities, corporate strategy, and mergers & acquisitions and partnerships and program manager and instructor for Boeing’s enterprise strategy training course. Prior to Boeing HorizonX Ventures, Mr. Lohnert was director of energy investments for a private equity group where he invested in the alternative energy, natural gas, and electrical generation sectors, as well as led turnarounds of portfolio investments. He has also held strategy and mergers & acquisitions responsibilities for a specialty chemicals division of a major oil company and while living in Zürich, a global financial services company. Mr. Lohnert was previously on the board of directors of Pasadena Angels, ranked by Forbes as a top ten angel investor group and remains active as an angel investor. Mr. Lohnert has completed programs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, the Swiss Banking Institute at the University of Zürich, and University of California Haas School at Berkeley.

Education
  • Fisher College of Business at the Ohio State University, MBA
  • Ohio State University, BSBA
Experience
  • Boeing HorizonX Ventures
  • Boeing Enterprise Strategy
  • Montauk Energy Capital
  • BNY Mellon
  • Pasadena Angels
Associate
Colin Lovell
Team | Investment Team, HorizonX

Mr. Lovell is an Associate at AE Industrial and a member of AEI HorizonX, the venture capital investment platform formed in partnership with The Boeing Company. Prior to joining AE Industrial in 2021, Mr. Lovell served as an investing Analyst with Boeing HorizonX Ventures focused on early and later-stage investment activities, including the structuring and execution of transactions and supporting thesis-driven strategies. In addition, he provided guidance to portfolio companies by supporting their financing events, including mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Lovell also led the team’s efforts in financial modeling, portfolio management, valuation analysis, and portfolio reporting. Prior to joining Boeing HorizonX Ventures, Colin was a financial analyst with Boeing Commercial Airplanes. He also spent two years with PitchBook Data where he focused on research and analytics of venture capital markets.

Education
  • University of Washington’s Foster School of Business, MBA
  • The Pennsylvania State University, BS
Experience
  • Boeing HorizonX Ventures
  • Boeing Commercial Airplanes
  • PitchBook Data
Principal
Tyler Rowe
Team | Investment Team, HorizonX

Mr. Rowe is a  Principal at AE Industrial and a member of AEI HorizonX, the venture capital investment platform formed in partnership with The Boeing Company. Mr. Rowe has been focused on early-stage investing for the last 12 years. Pulling from a deep experience in music, film, apparel and tech, Mr. Rowe helps identify, evaluate and lead unique early-stage venture investments across all of AEI HorizonX’s target markets. In addition, with his operational experience, Mr. Rowe provides direct support to AE Industrial’s portfolio companies to help create value in their leading innovation platforms.

 

Education
  • UCLA, MBA
  • Wharton’s Executive Ventures Program
  • University of Alabama, BA
Partner, Head of AEI HorizonX
Brian Schettler
Team | Investment Team, HorizonX

Mr. Schettler is a Partner at AE Industrial and leads AEI HorizonX, the venture capital investment platform formed in partnership with The Boeing Company. Prior to joining AE Industrial in 2021, Mr. Schettler was a Founder and Senior Managing Director of Boeing HorizonX Ventures. He led the Boeing venture capital team chartered with investing in selected startups throughout the world. His team identified and pursued opportunities to make investments in startup companies with discriminating and disruptive technologies for next-generation Aerospace, Defense, and Security applications. He has been recognized by Global Corporate Venturing Institute for creating and leading a Top 30 corporate venture capital unit out of the 2,200+ that they track globally. Mr. Schettler has over two decades of experience in aerospace, technology, and defense companies and has led numerous investment transactions in his career to include venture, M&A, and divestiture. He currently is an active Board participant across six companies to include one publicly listed on the NYSE. Prior roles include leading global companies in strategy and corporate development. Mr. Schettler spent a year as the acting Vice President of Corporate Strategy for Boeing while also leading the HorizonX team. He spent three years as vice president of corporate strategy at Cobham plc, a global technology company headquartered in the United Kingdom, where he led corporate and business strategy development, including the evaluation and prioritization of private venture investment across its diversified product lines. He spent another two years at ATK and was responsible for corporate strategy and portfolio development. He also was a senior strategist for Boeing Military Aircraft and Phantom Works, where he led M&A, business strategy, and partnership development in Silicon Valley and beyond. Finally, Mr. Schettler led strategy and program operations for the Space Systems Division of Northrop Grumman, managing their technology portfolio and investments.

Education
  • University of Maryland, MBA
  • Northwestern University, BS
  • Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, Executive education courses
  • Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Engineering certifications
Experience
  • Boeing HorizonX Ventures
  • Boeing
  • Cobham plc
  • ATK
  • Northrop Grumman
Managing Director
Laurence Vigeant-Langlois
Team | Investment Team, HorizonX

Dr. Vigeant-Langlois is Managing Director at AE Industrial with a primary focus on new business development and portfolio management across AE Industrial’s private equity, venture capital, and aircraft leasing funds. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of AE Industrial portfolio companies: Alpine Air, Applied Composites, Columbia Helicopters and Edge Autonomy, and on HorizonX’s venture investments Near Earth Autonomy and FLYR Labs. Prior to joining AE Industrial, Dr. Vigeant-Langlois worked for GE Aviation as Chief Executive Officer of the GE Passport joint venture and program management executive responsible for the Passport, CF34-3 and CF34-8C engines on Bombardier and Mitsubishi’s business and regional aircraft. Previously at GE, Dr. Vigeant-Langlois played a key role on the founding team that launched and grew GE Additive as a leading force in industrial 3D printing, and led the strategy and global field marketing teams supporting the sale of GE Aviation’s engines, systems and services across commercial, business and military aviation. Before GE, Dr. Vigeant-Langlois led commercial, product and engineering teams in aerospace and high-tech industries. At Sikorsky Aircraft (now part of Lockheed Martin), she launched new engineering innovation programs. At aircraft lessor CIT (now Avolon), she gained increasing responsibilities in the acquisition of over $9B of aircraft and engines. At The Weather Company (part of IBM), she led the democratization of cockpit weather information and the launch of SiriusXM Aviation Weather. She also previously transported air freight flying Learjets across North America. She is certified as an FAA commercial pilot with Learjet privileges and is a flight instructor in gliders. She serves as an advisor to digital/AI health company Triangulate Labs, and has previously served as a trustee with iSPACE and on the boards of IAWA, ATRIF and the MIT Enterprise Forum

Education
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, SM and PhD
  • McGill University, BEng
  • International Space University, Certificate in Space Studies
Experience
  • GE Aviation
  • Sikorsky Aircraft
  • CIT Aerospace
  • The Weather Company