Skyports, the UK urban air mobility infrastructure provider and drone delivery operator, has raised £5.35 million in Series A funding. The round was jointly led by Deutsche Bahn Digital Ventures (DBDV) and Groupe ADP.
This company says the funding will allow it to acquire sites for passenger and cargo vertiports in cities around the world, including Singapore and Los Angeles.
In October 2019, Skyports showcased the world’s first passenger vertiport in Singapore – the VoloPort – in partnership with air taxi manufacturer Volocopter.
Duncan Walker, CEO of Skyports, says: “Our investors bring expertise in mobility, infrastructure and airport operations. Their significant balance sheets and strong leadership in their respective markets allow Skyports to consolidate its leading position in the industry in these early stages and through to permanent commercial operations in multiple markets.”
Edward Arkwright, Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Groupe ADP, adds: “This strategic partnership will allow us to develop a deeper understanding of the emerging VTOL market and will provide strong synergies through Skyports’ expertise in urban areas.”
Skyports also plans to further develop its drone delivery business and expand its team for full commercialisation of its delivery services.
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