Skyryse, a California-based developer of flight automation technology, has opened the doors to a new 27,000 sq. ft. headquarters in El Segundo as it continues to expand and hire engineers to revolutionize general aviation.
The move follows a significant investment of $205 million in Series B funding from various investors in October 2021, amounting to the largest Series B fundraising receipt in aerospace history, according to the company.
To date, the company has raised $260 million from investors including Stanford University, Bill Ford of Ford Motor Company, Fidelity Management & Research Company, Monashee Investment Management, ArrowMark Partners, Venrock, and more.
Skyryse’s new headquarters will include a state-of-the-art workspace and a separate technology development facility to accommodate its team, which has grown from 30 employees at the beginning of 2022 to 90 by the end of last year. Skyryse is currently hiring a dozen engineers to join its team, and interested applicants can visit the company’s website to learn more about open positions.
The company’s innovative airframe-agnostic flight deck has drawn interest from across the aviation industry, and its touchscreen flight control system, FlightOS, aims to reduce general aviation accidents and make flight simpler.
“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 U.S.,” said Dr. Mark Groden, Skyryse founder and CEO.