Change is in the Air

Investors in Advanced Mobility

Life is built on movement.  Yet, modern mobility systems remain rooted in the past.  Humans still operate nearly every vehicle and movement is defined by fixed path infrastructure such as roads or rail.  These constraints shape our perception of distance, location and every aspect of our lives, from the homes we buy to the connections we make and the opportunities we seize.

However, change is in the air.  Digital systems are learning to operate in the physical world.  Electric propulsion, composite materials, autonomy, ubiquitous connectivity, and pervasive software weave digital and physical systems together, enabling an explosion of transformative new mobility.

For mobility via air, technology is redefining flight, allowing us to access vertical space safely, quietly, and simply.  Advanced Air Mobility is an attractive proving ground for technologies to mature in a structured and orderly environment already proven at leveraging automation.  Additionally, these technologies applied to flight also deliver profound disruptive impact. The ability to move independent of roads and terrain represents a transformation for modern society. 

The technologies refined in Advanced Air Mobility will produce a generalized capability to drive physical world systems and industries with software.  Investment in the enabling technologies and systems powering Advanced Aerial Mobility is an investment in something much more fundamental to society and the economy.

We invest ahead of this revolution, capturing the inevitability of technology’s impact on mobility through the lens of aviation.

Our investments cover a range of ventures, from enabling technologies for safe, quiet electric flight to the software and data that tie together new mobility networks and power a more capable, automated, secure and high density mobility system as well as business models that leverage and apply advanced mobility to opportunities in new domains.

 

About Us

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Peter Shannon

Founder, Managing Director

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Luka Tomljenovic

Partner

 

Our Publications

Market Assessment:  
Civil and Military UAS Avionics and Support Services

Integration of complex UAS operations into the national airspace is one of the significant opportunities in the next era of aviation.

 

In this report, we assess the civil and military market opportunity for avionics and services supporting complex UAS operations.

 

An aggregate market opportunity of $72B between 2021 and 2029 exists for dual-use avionics that improve situational awareness, assured identification, reliable communications, sophisticated AI-enabled mission-specific avionics, and a host of safety- and mission-critical services.

We offer our view on how the interplay between technology, regulations, and communities may evolve with the UAS industry. 

We make this report free to download and encourage its further dissemination for the benefit of the industry, entrepreneur, and investor communities.

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Thought Leadership Article Series

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Technology is Redefining Flight

Electric propulsion and autonomy will vastly expand the applications for flight across the economy

Unleashing Innovation Towards an Automated Airspace System

How do we work together to build new capability into our airspace?

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Aerial Mobility as Nodal Transportation

A modern nodal transportation network has far-reaching economic and social sustainability benefits

Commercial Drones Breaking the Adoption Barrier

How do drones gain operating experience amidst the pandemic response?

Moving Advanced Aerial Mobility Forward

How will capital underwrite the innovation in aerial mobility?

We Can Lead and Win the Battle Against Wildfires
 

Technology can bring game-changing impacts across the full forest management lifecycle

A National Strategy for Advanced Air Mobility

We co-authored a national strategy for the development and deployment of advanced aerial mobility systems through the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine.
 

 

Resources

This is a highly dynamic time for aviation, with innovation at a pace not seen since the dawn of the jet age. Deep domain focus is essential to identify the most rewarding opportunities. While much material remains proprietary to stakeholders in the community, we compile publicly available resources here.
 

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Radius Capital

San Francisco, CA
 

contact@radius.capital