1552: How Tech is Helping Airbus Ventures Reach for the Stars


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Headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in Toulouse and Tokyo, Airbus Ventures is a fast-moving, early-stage venture capital company that independently funds and supports startups impacting the aerospace industry. Airbus Ventures has helped aspiring innovators reach new dimensions of achievement since 2015.

From its founding, Airbus Ventures has embraced the heritage of its mothership Airbus in adaptive innovation, system, thinking, and international mindset,

'Building on this heritage, 'Airbus Ventures closely supports its portfolio of companies to better understand, team, and promote their founders' businesses – and now, with new Japanese investors alongside, they are confident that we can add to global scale and system play for all their entrepreneurs' growth worldwide,

I invited Lewis Pinault on to today's episode of Tech Talks Daily to learn more about their story and mission to accelerate humanity's ascent of the Z-axis, from the ground to deep space.

Dr. Lewis Pinault is an Airbus Ventures Partner based in Tokyo, managing Airbus Ventures' activities in the Asia Pacific region. Advising and supporting Airbus innovation projects for over a decade, Lewis also designed and led incubator and innovation centers for the UK Government's Digital Catapult, EDS, Shell, and others, building from his own mid-career experiences as a NASA researcher trying to link startups to large corporates.

His lifelong passion for exploring the oceans and space seeking the most advanced technologies available first brought him to Asia as an engineer and corporate planning analyst with Nihon Kokan.

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