California-based SkyRyse has opened the doors to a new 27,000 sq ft headquarters and technology development facility in El Segundo, having outgrown its original 9,000 sq ft office space.
After quickly building an aviation engineering team and implementing a highly experienced leadership organisation, SkyRyse grew from 30 employees at the beginning of 2022 and closed the year with 90. It continues to scale development and secure a supplemental type certificate for its airframe-agnostic automated, touchscreen flight control system.
"We are growing at a rapid clip and continue to look for top engineering talent to join our mission of reducing general aviation accidents, making flight simpler and safer, and revolutionising the future of transportation," says founder and CEO Dr Mark Groden. "We've put a lot of thought into creating an environment that communicates our vision of bringing the freedom and joy of safer flight right in the middle of one of the largest aerospace hubs in the US."
In October 2021, SkyRyse closed a $205 million Series B funding round led by Fidelity Management & Research Company and Monashee Investment Management, the largest Series B fundraise in aerospace history.